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Identifying Risks Occurring Within the Employment Relationship The relationship between an employer and its employees is fraught with many risks, especially for the unwary employer.  These risks include both legal risks, or the risks associated with the laws that govern the employer-employee relationship, and human resource risks, or those associated with human capital issues like hiring qualified employees, administering pay and benefits, and disciplining and terminating employees; both types of risk must be taken into account to effectively manage the employment relationship, as they necessitate different courses of action.  Managing legal risks involves ensuring compliance with all employment laws and statutes, while managing human capital risks involves following best practices in HR to ensure that the employer has the ability to hire the right people, encourage proper performance—and correct performance if necessary—and discipline, or even fire, problem employees. Perhaps the best way to effectively address and manage both types of...
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Hiring the Résumé, not the Candidate, and Other Common Mistakes Government Contractors Can Make

The hiring process is difficult and stressful, whether you’re an experienced HR professional with years of experience or you’re interviewing your very first candidate, and there are numerous financial and legal pitfalls to navigate.            We’ve listed a few common mistakes interviewers make and some easy solutions to assist you in your search for the right employee as well as to help ensure your hiring process is running as smoothly, and effectively, as possible.  Taking the time to do things right might seem more costly up-front, particularly when you have limited resources, but the benefit of slowing down and thinking critically will be evident when you hire the perfect candidate and don’t have to repeat the process again in 3 months’ time.  Mistake 1: Hiring based on the résumé rather than on who is the best fit           Hiring based on the...
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