In this issue: Hot Topic for June 2016 and Our Main article: Part Two of: Tips On Reviewing Resumes For Quality Candidates by Lisa K. McDonald

HR Hot Topic for June 2016


Which Exempt (Salary) Employees Must WE Convert to Non-Exempt (Hourly)? Final FLSA Regulations


Are you prepared to comply with the impact of the new overtime rule changes to ensure Wage and Hour compliance? CAUTION – It’s not solely based on Salary!

The US Department of Labor’s overtime exemption rules; “exempt vs. non-exempt” has become law. You will have until December 1, 2016 to comply with these Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) requirements.

What does this mean for you? It opens the door to costly lawsuits and investigations by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division.

How do we convert Exempt Employees TO Non-Exempt Status?

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly –

Tips On Reviewing Resumes For Quality Candidates

By: Lisa K. McDonald, CPRW, Career Coach-Strategist, and Certified Professional Resume Writer
Career Polish,

A view from the other side from a Career Coach-Strategist and Certified Professional Resume Writer.

In the first part of this two part article I discussed the responsibilities in reviewing a resume to determine or discover quality candidates. In this article I will be discussing how to evaluate the resume based upon the candidate’s responsibility in communicating their value.

The number one goal for every candidate is to answer that one question: “What can you do for me?” Although it sounds simple, it can be quite a daunting process.

Learning how to write an effective resume is not a skill that is taught. Often job seekers will turn to the internet for help, where they can quickly become overwhelmed with the enormous amount of advice and information provided.

This is where I will give the candidates a bit of a break, but only a bit. They still have responsibilities and if they are not met then their resume should not be considered.

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