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End of Year Review Part 2: Employment Law Wrap Up

December 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog



Once again, we have had a busy year in the areas of Human Resources and Employment Law.  The following are some areas which saw significant changes, both at the state and federal level: Sexual Harassment Although this issue has received a lot of recent attention in the media, nothing has changed from a legal perspective.  However, public perception and the public tolerance for businesses to continue to employ persons accused of sexual harassment has significantly changed in 2017.  Increased awareness of what sexual harassment is and employee’s rights may also lead to increased claim reporting ...

End of Year Review Part 1: Talent Management

December 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog



2017 was a great year for many things, and the job market was one of them!   With record unemployment rates, there are still an estimated 6.2 million open jobs in the United States, according CNN Money. What does this mean for employers? This means fierce competition for qualified candidates, creating what has definitely become a “candidate’s market” in some industries.  With the increasing need for talent, this has weighed on existing employees, as salary levels have remained relatively flat. Employers are becoming well aware that they not only have to create a positive candidate ...

Holiday Glee vs Holiday Despair

December 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog



Tis the holiday season, which is meant to be a time of gratefulness, spending time sharing and exchanging gifts with family and friends. But for many of us who are not from a 1950s sitcom the holidays tend to be a far more stressful experience and for some a very difficult time. This combination of a spirit of giving and emotional stress and difficulty makes the holiday season the perfect time to tune into your emotional intelligence. We probably also know ...

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Is it Time to Review?

December 04, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog



The space between between HR and employment law can be a murky shade of gray.  And that’s where our Legal Advisor, Jennifer Corso, comes in.  Jennifer is always ready to assist the Partners of YPHR and our clients when HR turns legal. With all the talk of sexual harassment in the workplace over the last few months, many employers are concerned about harassment claims at their own business.  Not only does workplace harassment have a significant negative impact on employees affected, but any lawsuits filed in response to harassing behavior can be costly – they cause ...

Unconscious Bias Revealed

November 27, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog



Most of us make dozens of decisions every day without a second thought: both personal and professional. Those decisions dictate everything from what we eat for breakfast to how we deal with customers, to who we do (or don’t) hire. Yet, we don’t give a great deal of thought to WHY we make the decisions that we do. Yet, most of those decisions rely heavily on our unconscious bias. What Exactly IS Unconscious Bias? Put simply, unconscious bias is how we perceive the world around us and make decisions accordingly. There are many elements that factor into our ...

Winter Weather is Coming!

November 12, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



Brrrr! Who doesn't love a cup of hot chocolate and resting under a warm blanket? I know I do. The winter season is a cozy time of year, but preparation is the best way to stay safe and healthy during this cold season. Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. The best way to get a head start for the winter season is to plan and be prepared. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests preparing your home with a back-up generator and needed supplies, and preparing your car with emergency supplies such as blankets, ...

Resilience: A Critical Key to Successful Leadership

November 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



The world is changing. It’s always changing and that is the reason successful leaders have always had one thing in common: Resilience. Resilience allows you to quickly adapt to change by learning from and overcoming failure. What is resilience? Resilience is a mix between a character trait and a world view. As a world view resilience is defined by realistic optimism. People who hold this world view recognize the reality of obstacles, temporary setbacks, and bad news, but instead they face them head on with the optimism that they can learn from them ...

The Emotional Intelligence Traits Necessary for Business Success!

September 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog



Emotional intelligence has become a hot topic over the last decade, gracing the covers of almost every major publication in business and psychology alike.  It has long been understood that there was a “non-intellect” related component of intelligence.  This has been studied since as early as the 1940’s – and this component has been directly tied to success for almost as long.  Emotional intelligence is devoid of age restrictions, and can be high or low regardless of generation. What is Emotional Intelligence? As with many trending topics in business, we tend to discuss them ...

Do You Need to Detoxify?

September 11, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog



Perhaps you indulged this summer in cheeseburgers, dressing laden side dishes, buttery-crusted pies and other sweet picnic treats. Although eating foods in moderation is a smart way to eat, unhealthy overeating for long periods of time can spark a need for a detoxifying diet. People make up definitions of their own when hearing the word "detox." The dictionary.com definition notes detoxify as a verb: To rid of poison or the effects of poison To treat a person (addicted to alcohol or drugs) under a program of detoxification We ...

The Rise of the Entitlement Mentality

September 08, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog



Do your employees believe that they do not have to earn what they are given?  Do they believe that they get something because they are owed it, because they are entitled to it?  Do they think they should get what they want because of who they are, not because of what they do? It is, perhaps, one of the most frustrating experiences in managing human resources: You go to great lengths and expense to design compensation and benefit plans that will keep employees motivated and ...