Ask Nancy: Verbal Safery Warnings

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How valid are Verbal Safety Warnings? A verbal warning is not necessarily sufficient as a disciplinary action if an employee is known to have violated a safety policy or practice.  Look at how OSHA cited and the court ruled in a case involving the death of a New York bridge worker. When a New York… Read more »

Ask Nancy: Background Checks

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How important are Background Checks? Thorough screening of applicants is an essential part of HR Professionals’ responsibilities.  Making a “bad hire” because due diligence wasn’t followed can be very costly – not only financially – but in hours spent training and potential workplace ramifications that can affect the entire businesses’ workforce.  Performing background checks allows… Read more »