Communication tools have become more complex, and each generation’s preferences can be unique. Sometimes it’s good to remember the communications basics. Here’s a great one from our archives, originally published in 2014. As a business owner, nothing is more important than being able to clearly communicate your ideas to partners, employees, managers, vendors, and customers. […]
[This piece was originally published in June, 2018. We’ve given it a light update – just in time for vacation.] Vacation season is upon us, and even though you are the boss, you deserve time off too. This week, we want to provide you with a handy checklist to use as you prepare to take […]
Increasing your company’s performance depends on many complex factors, but it always requires excellent employee development. In 2019, companies that plan to grow know that they can’t neglect a critical element: their human capital. This is why human capital management trends are of prime importance, and may offer a path to help your company become […]
For this week’s scenario, let’s take a look at addressing employee misconduct when an employee states the conduct was caused by a mental disorder. Here’s the situation: You are a manager for a call center. This morning you received a call from a customer complaining that during a recent call, your employee (John), became threatening, […]
I recently attended a presentation about the rise in popularity of crowd-sourced compensation data. Crowd-sourced compensation data is employee-reported data that is typically accessed via the internet (Spake, 2018). This data can be found through online platforms like Glassdoor, Salary.com, PayScale, and LinkedIn. Individuals in many different fields are entering their salary information on these […]
Studies from the National Sleep Foundation and EHS have found that going without sleep affects performance and judgment as much as being drunk. In fact, going without sleep for 22 hours can have the same effect on your performance as that of a legally drunk driver. According to the National Sleep Foundation, most people need between seven and nine […]
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment typically rises for 16- to 19-year-olds during June, July, and August. Employers considering hiring minors must understand the federal and state laws as they relate to the employment of minors. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) imposes federal restrictions on the employment of children and […]
Our mission is always to look for ways to make your life easier. This week, we would like to focus on time collection and reporting to see if we can help make that task easier and less time-consuming!
Valentines Day is just around the corner and love is in the air, but what happens when two of your employees feel that sting of Cupid’s arrow? In this installment of our ongoing HR Scenarios Series, our National HR Client Service Manager, Kim Schaff, SHRM-SCP, PHR, will walk you through your best options for addressing dating in the workplace and what to do when employees become romantically involved.
What is employers overload and where do you fall in the spectrum? Employers overload is when business owners feel so bogged down by paperwork and administrative duties that they don’t have the time or energy to focus on growing their business. We all have 168 hours in a week, and each day we make choices […]