The fact that paid time off (PTO) is a hallmark of the modern workforce and is a central component of a high-caliber benefits plan is nothing new. Employers have long understood the need for employees to take time away from work environments such as the office, construction site, classroom, retail shop or hospital floor. Therefore, it has [...]
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Traditionally, both employees and managers faced employee performance reviews with more trepidation than anticipation. No matter how well they perform, most employees dislike feeling judged. On the other side of the table, managers may not like delivering judgments that might upset and alienate their team. Mostly, the measures used in the past to check performance appeared subjective [...]
With every new year comes new and changing regulations for employers to keep up with both at the Federal and State levels. These changes impact companies of all sizes, particularly multi-state employers and remote workforces. This can make it difficult to keep up with which ones apply to your company. That’s where we come in. [...]
With the New Year fast approaching, you can expect new employment laws, so it’s a good time for small businesses to jump start the cleanup of your HR files and make sure your compliance is in line. Not only is it smart to keep your employee records straight for your company’s own use and benefit, [...]
Beginning with fall festivals and ending after New Year's Day, companies often use the holiday season as an opportunity to boost morale and make sure employees feel valued. At the same time, well seasoned managers understand the importance of implementing human resources policies that will help preserve the positive aspects of this time of year [...]
The Department of Labor has announced a significant change to the overtime rule, and it is significant enough to play a large role in the way businesses like yours pay employees. We're working to help you prep for these significant changes. What can you expect? In 2020, 1.3 million Americans will see significant changes to [...]
Team meetings are a fact of professional life and can be useful, but they aren’t always as effective as they should be. If meetings are not planned efficiently, they can be a massive waste of time and financial resources. In fact, according to a 2019 report, poorly organized meetings will cost U.S. organizations a whopping [...]
It has become increasingly clear to human resource teams and C-level executives that encouraging employee success on a regular basis is crucial to their long-term prosperity with and for the company. This important endeavor has become an integral part of any competitive business strategy, and many HR departments are relying on tools like job descriptions [...]
The concept of the “sandwich generation” is not necessarily new among today’s workforce, but it has increasingly become an issue that HR staff members cannot ignore. The sandwich generation is a group of people who care for an aging relative, with 42% having cared for a relative in the past five years and 61% of [...]
Terminations are never easy, but are often necessary. As a small business or manager, it’s extremely common to be uncertain about the appropriate way to terminate an employee. We often get caught up in the fears and unknowns of termination, as well as the emotion that surrounds the process of letting someone go. You may [...]