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 [...]

22 09, 2016

Can you withhold wages when an employee quits and they have company property?

2016-09-22T22:12:38+00:00

By: Melanie Geddes An employee suddenly quits. They don’t give any type of notice. They just never show up to work and never provide an explanation or reason for doing so. This type of behavior can have a much more devastating effect on small business than an enterprise organization, but no matter the size of [...]

12 06, 2016

Small Business HR- 4 Hot Topics for Employers in the Summer Season

2016-11-01T15:15:35+00:00

It’s just as easy for employers to get swept up in summer fun as it is for everyone else. However, when summer comes there are a few places in particular where employers need to cover their bases. Proper planning and communication with employees can help your small business limit liability and provide a safe and [...]

19 04, 2016

How a Small Business Can Onboard Like a Pro!

2016-11-01T15:15:36+00:00

Finally, after months of searching you’ve found just the right candidate and they’ve accepted the offer. Your work is finally finished, right? You can relax a little and so can the staff members who helped fill the void. After all, the point of searching for just the right person is to make things easier after [...]

16 03, 2016

March Madness Office Pools- Is your business making a bad bet?

2017-01-12T10:20:18+00:00

By: Melanie Geddes March Madness is just around the corner and it’s a good bet that it’s going to affect productivity in your office. Office pools, employees checking in on the games, and people leaving early and coming in late can have a huge impact on how productive your team will be this March. Here [...]

2 02, 2016

Uncomfortable Conversations With Employees

2016-11-01T15:15:36+00:00

Are you reluctant to confront a sensitive issue with an employee because you are unsure how to address it? Are you worried how they will respond? Having difficult conversations at work is never fun. When you throw in sensitive topics, like bad behavior, skimpy clothing and body odor, you might need extra help from HR [...]