Category Archives: Human Resources

Why Employee Onboarding Should be a Priority for Your Business

As younger generations move into the workforce, more companies are trying to provide a unique work culture to help with retention, Forbes reported. However, one of the biggest issues with creating a standout workplace is introducing company values during the employee onboarding process. Human resources have to make employee onboarding a priority when introducing new hires or … Continue reading Why Employee Onboarding Should be a Priority for Your Business

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10 Ways to Build Employee Engagement

What are the benefits of building an engaged workforce? There are many benefits to building an engaged workforce. Compared to unengaged employees, engaged employees tend to be more productive, stay with the company longer, help improve customer satisfaction, and help boost the bottom line. What are the consequences of having an unengaged workforce? Unengaged employees are … Continue reading 10 Ways to Build Employee Engagement

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Progressive Discipline

Progressive discipline helps employees understand and correct violations they have made. It also allows employers to take serious action when warranted. Following these steps helps ensure that discharge is fair and will stand up to legal scrutiny. Progressive Discipline is Mutually Beneficial A structured system can take some of the guesswork out of supervisor/employee relationships. … Continue reading Progressive Discipline

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Grounds for Termination – What You Need to Know

The decision to fire an employee is rarely an easy one. Above all, you must be sure that you have sufficient grounds for termination. If you don’t have justifiable and legal reasons for firing an employee, the worker can go to court and charge the company with wrongful discharge or discrimination. With a growing number … Continue reading Grounds for Termination – What You Need to Know

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Avoiding Off-the-Clock Work

Employers have a legal obligation to pay nonexempt employees for all hours worked. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal statute that regulates wage and hour law. Some states have more stringent wage and hour laws than the FLSA. The FLSA: Requires payment of the federal minimum wage; and Guarantee compensation for all hours … Continue reading Avoiding Off-the-Clock Work

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5 Steps to the Hiring Process

Employees are your company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage.  You want to attract and retain the best, provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of your company’s mission. Making the right hire, at the right time, can potentially save you $5,000 per new employee. Experts … Continue reading 5 Steps to the Hiring Process

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Job Descriptions – Why they are important

Why as an Employer I Should Re-evaluate my Job Descriptions, Right Now. While there is no state or federal law requiring a job description, they serve as a tool to protect employers. Without a job description, employers can leave themselves open for legal repercussions in the event of having to terminate someone unable to perform … Continue reading Job Descriptions – Why they are important

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PEO and ASO: What Are They and Are They Right For You?

What is a PEO? According to Wikipedia, the definition of a PEO is a professional employer organization. It is a firm that provides a service under an employer who can outsource employee management tasks. Tasks such as employee benefits, payroll and workers’ compensation, recruiting, risk/safety management, and training and development. There are many options out there when it … Continue reading PEO and ASO: What Are They and Are They Right For You?

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3 Effective Strategy Tools For Small Businesses

Many small business owners struggle to find enough time to manage the day-to-day demands of running a business – and delivering value for your customers is likely why you created you business in the first place, so it should be a top priority. Yet many small businesses don’t survive more than five years because of … Continue reading 3 Effective Strategy Tools For Small Businesses

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