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 [...]
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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 [...]
We have all heard the old saying that people join companies and leave managers. It’s worth repeating… People join companies and leave managers. We’ve all heard it because it’s TRUE. How do we know? We see it happen every day. The following scenario is a real and recent example. This individual was gracious enough to [...]
Let’s talk about side hustles. That’s right -- we said it. The Gen Z and Millennial side hustle. (GASP!) If you’re wondering what on earth a side hustle is – it’s not Jay-Z’s new single. It’s something most Gen Z and Millennials are doing to earn a little cash on the side. They’re working a [...]
It’s no secret that finding the right candidate for an open position is not a small business owner’s favorite thing to do. From our clients, we hear that (1) there aren’t any good candidates out there and (2) companies don’t know where to start in the recruiting process. From candidates, we hear that employers aren’t [...]
Are you looking for ways to make your employees more productive, foster the development of innovative ideas and retain your team while maintaining a client-centered focus? One of the ways to accomplish these goals is to develop your company’s culture in a way that fosters high trust between management, coworkers and team members. […]