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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.

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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. 

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