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Answer 3 Questions to Avoid a $25,000 Lawsuit

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category HR

Did you know that dental practices are subject to 95% of the same labor regulations as large corporations like Henry Schein? Minimize your risk of HR violations by completing a short compliance audit. You can assess 4 key areas of … Continue reading

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Leadership and Human Capital

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

by Tim Twigg, President, Bent Ericksen & Associates Effective leadership starts with knowing oneself. Leading involves developing and enhancing, and thus maximizing human capital—the “people” resource component of your practice. Prioritize the following: Understand leadership principles, emotional intelligence and how … Continue reading

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HR and Employment Regulations – are you in compliance?

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

Take this short assessment to measure your understanding of employee compliance. Are all employees required to keep daily records of hours worked, such as time cards or electronic records, regardless of their method of compensation? Do you maintain three (3) … Continue reading

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Top Human Resource Mistakes: #1 Failure to Keep Good Records

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg When it comes to recordkeeping, doctors are typically diligent at maintaining patient records since these records can be used in defense against malpractice cases. Unfortunately, many doctors fail to take the same precaution with … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #2 Failure to Conduct Performance Reviews

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg Performance reviews are critical. Evaluating job performance, providing employees with constructive feedback, and jointly discussing and addressing areas for improvement are essential for a staff person’s success. Equally important is having a true picture … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #3 Careless Use of E-mail and the Internet

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg Employees are computer savvy these days, perhaps even more so than you. Employees use Facebook, web blogs, e-mail, and a variety of other internet sites to communicate with people around the world. While most … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #4 Creating the Perception of Retaliation

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg Many laws exist for the purpose of protecting employees in the work environment. If an employer is conducting his/her business in such a way that violates or is perceived to violate any of these … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #5 Failure to Consider Disparate Impact in a Layoff

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

Many dentists believe that a layoff does not carry the same legal risks as discharging an employee. This is false perception. In either situation, the employer is taking the action against the employee and making individual decisions about who stays … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #6 Failure to Pay Overtime to Non-Exempt Employees

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg We find dentists falling prey to the myth that “if I pay someone a salary, then I don’t have to pay them overtime.” This couldn’t be more false. The method of compensation has no … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #7 Failure to Follow Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category HR

By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg The fastest growing claims against employers fall in the category of harassment and discrimination. Employers have significant responsibility when it comes to addressing harassment situations in the workplace, and, when it comes to discrimination, … Continue reading

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