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14 03, 2017

How Small Businesses Can Attract and Retain Top Talent

2017-03-14T12:52:33+00:00

Hiring employees is just the start. To create a strong work force, you have to figure out how to keep them. High employee turnover results in high costs in time and productivity. Studies show that salaries are no longer the leading factor in attracting and retaining employees. Today things like health insurance, sufficient paid time [...]

14 03, 2017

HR Spring Cleaning – What You Need to Know

2017-03-14T12:24:24+00:00

By: Lindsay Coobs Just like with Spring house cleaning, your HR and employment related documents need periodic attention and can greatly benefit from Spring cleaning as well. Employers are aware of the importance of creating and maintaining employment records for its employees. However, what is often left out of the conversation is the need to [...]

12 02, 2017

Office Romances: The Effect on Staff

2017-02-13T14:33:20+00:00

By: Melonie Geddes While the thought of office romance sends shudders down the spine of most HR departments, there are professions that have had great success actually encouraging relationships. For example, law enforcement and other investigative agencies have found office romances to be beneficial because co-workers understand that the demands and pressures being put on [...]

12 02, 2017

Unlimited Vacation – Too Good to be True?

2017-02-12T14:10:50+00:00

By: Lindsay Coobs The idea of providing unlimited vacation to employees has been creating a lot of buzz recently. Is it really as good as it seems? Why is this Trend Emerging? Many top companies in recent years, like Netflix, Virgin, GE, Hubspot and LinkedIn have adopted various versions of unlimited paid vacation or time [...]

13 01, 2017

Variable Pay: A Viable Alternative Pay Strategy?

2017-01-31T12:40:55+00:00

By: Lindsay Coobs Merit increases have been the go-to method for pay-for-performance for the past several decades. However, 80% of employers say merit pay is ineffective at driving higher levels of performance and 26% of employers admit to paying bonuses to employees who fail to meet expectations, according to WillisTowersWatson. That being said, many employees [...]

13 12, 2016

Why Good Employees Quit, Even Though They Love Their Job:

2016-12-13T15:06:36+00:00

No one likes losing a great employee. Employees are  expensive to replace, onboard, and train and there's the uncertainty of how a new employee will work out. There's also the hardship on the rest of the team until the position is filled. Sometimes there's a good reason for their departure --the person wasn’t a good [...]

12 12, 2016

How Small Business Owners Can Reduce Holiday Stress

2016-12-13T15:18:49+00:00

by: Melonie Geddes The holiday season can be overwhelming for the typical small business owner and that can zap the joy right out of the happiest time of the year. Owners often find that personal commitments, holiday shopping, and business demands combine to make the holiday season very stressful. Key employees go on vacation, shipments [...]

28 11, 2016

Update: New Overtime Rules Temporarily Halted

2016-11-28T14:35:58+00:00

As of November 22, 2016,  a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily halts the new overtime regulations from taking effect on December 1, 2016.   What does this mean for Employers?      For right now, the overtime rules will remain the same. Which means that employers do not need to pay overtime [...]