Tag Archives: Employee

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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10 Easy Things to Build Employee Engagement

What are the benefits of building an engaged workforce? There are many benefits of building an engaged workforce. Compared to unengaged employees, engaged employees tend to: Be more productive; Stay with the company longer; Help improve customer satisfaction; Help boost the bottom line. What are the consequences of having an unengaged workforce? Unengaged employees are … Continue reading 10 Easy Things to Build Employee Engagement

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How to Manage Challenging Employees

Supervising other people is never easy, but some employees make it particularly difficult. These challenging employees can try your patience and drain a lot of your time and energy. To turn things around takes skillful management and patience. So why not just fire these difficult employees? It seems like the logical answer. And sometimes it … Continue reading How to Manage Challenging Employees

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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 Guarantees compensation for all … 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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Time and Attendance Systems

Time and attendance- the process of tracking worked hours.  In today’s world, electronic time keeping systems allow employees to clock in and out via time clocks, internet-connected computers, mobile devices, and even telephones.  The data is instantly transferred into software that can seamlessly import it into your payroll solution-i.e. My HR Professionals    Most quality systems … Continue reading Time and Attendance Systems

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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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Advantages of small to medium size businesses outsourcing Payroll.

The first question I advise clients to ask themselves is, why did you go into business in the first place?  While I’ve received a number of various answers, none have ever said they did so to handle payroll or compliance issues. That is the first sign that outsourcing may be a good fit. When comparing … Continue reading Advantages of small to medium size businesses outsourcing Payroll.

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