Entries by molly

How to Maintain H/R Files Properly

How to Maintain H/R Files Properly Each employer has its own unique employment record maintenance practices. Employee records can be maintained in paper form, scanned or completed and maintained electronically. No matter what format is used, the maintenance, security and retention requirements are the same. Employers must have at least three different “employee files” on […]

FLSA Exemption Questionnaire- NYS

FLSA Exemption Questionnaire – NYS Note to employers: This questionnaire serves as a basic outline for an employer’s initial analysis of positions being considered for exemption under the FLSA and is meant to serve as one of several tools in such an analysis. Job titles are insufficient to determine exempt status. Additionally, state wage and hour […]

HR Compliance 101

HR Compliance 101 Companies of all sizes face increasing HR complexities as the number of employment laws and regulations are on the rise, and the risk of penalties for non-compliance has never been greater. When developing HR policies and procedures, HR leaders should know, for example, that: An employer must follow employment laws, including applicable […]

Why is HR Vital for Small Businesses?

Why is HR Vital for Small Businesses? For small businesses, the Human Resources function can be helpful for much more than simply processing payroll or handling the annual open enrollment season. Human Resources plays an essential role in developing a company’s strategy as well as handling the employee-centered activities of an organization. Human Resources curbs […]

How to Win the “Networker of the Year” Award

Most people become incredibly anxious at the thought of attending a networking event of any kind, whether it is a Chamber of Commerce event, professional organization or a group of fellow jobseekers. However, the thought of attending a social event or party at a friend’s home doesn’t elicit the same level of tension, though on […]

The ABC’s of Action Verbs to Include on a Resume

Your resume is the first impression a company has of you, action verbs help portray the energy associated with the work you did!         A         achieved acted adapted addressed adjusted administered advertised advised advocated aided allocated analyzed answered appointed appraised approved arbitrated arranged articulated assembled assessed assigned assisted attained audited authored authorized         B […]

Commonly Asked Behavioral Interview Questions

Did you know that an interview with a company starts the MINUTE you apply for a position? Don’t let a question prevent you from sealing the deal, here is a list of 75 commonly asked behavioral questions to help you prepare for your next interview!  Accomplishments and Challenges Tell us about a time when you […]

How Do I Answer the Weaknesses Question?

The “what are your weaknesses” question is universally the one that most interviewees are afraid of being asked, and the question that most interviewers are most likely to ask. Therefore there is no reason not to have an excellent answer. No one likes to admit that they have a weakness, whether it be for chocolate […]

If Job Search Advice Seems Odd, It Probably Is

Often at the end of a presentation to jobseekers, people will come up to me and ask me what I think of some piece of advice another coach has given them. I’m always taken aback by some of the things I’ve heard over the years. A presenter advised jobseekers going for an interview to not […]

How to Talk to People You Don’t Know

Every time I do presentations about how to be a more effective networker, the number one question on everyone’s mind is, how do you start a conversation with someone you don’t know? As a veteran of many networking events, I feel everyone’s pain on this one.  I’m actually more of a “sit back and see […]