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14 03, 2017

HR Spring Cleaning: What You Need to Know

2017-10-31T12:04:29+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 [...]

HR Spring Cleaning: What You Need to Know 2017-10-31T12:04:29+00:00
12 02, 2017

Office Romances: The Effect on Staff

2017-10-31T12:11:01+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 [...]

Office Romances: The Effect on Staff 2017-10-31T12:11:01+00:00
12 02, 2017

Unlimited Vacation: Too Good to be True?

2017-10-31T12:16:28+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 [...]

Unlimited Vacation: Too Good to be True? 2017-10-31T12:16:28+00:00
13 01, 2017

Variable Pay: A Viable Alternative Pay Strategy?

2017-10-31T12:38:50+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 [...]

Variable Pay: A Viable Alternative Pay Strategy? 2017-10-31T12:38:50+00:00
12 01, 2017

Gambling in the Workplace

2017-01-12T10:21:24+00:00

By: Melanie Geddes With the ‘big game’ right around the corner, followed by March Madness, office betting pools are going to be surging around the workplace. Gamblers wagered an estimated $4 billion on the 2015 Super Bowl and another $3 billion on the NCAA tournament – and spent an unknown amount of work hours on [...]

Gambling in the Workplace 2017-01-12T10:21:24+00:00
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 [...]

Why Good Employees Quit, Even Though They Love Their Job: 2016-12-13T15:06:36+00:00
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 [...]

How Small Business Owners Can Reduce Holiday Stress 2016-12-13T15:18:49+00:00
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 [...]

Update: New Overtime Rules Temporarily Halted 2016-11-28T14:35:58+00:00
15 11, 2016

New Overtime Rules Checklist

2016-11-15T17:37:24+00:00

As the December 1 deadline is just around the corner small business owners have only a few short weeks to get their company in compliance with the new overtime rules. Here is the checklist for key considerations when determining what steps your small business needs to make to comply with the changes to the [...]

New Overtime Rules Checklist 2016-11-15T17:37:24+00:00
22 09, 2016

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

2017-07-14T12:49:34+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 [...]

Can you withhold wages when an employee quits and they have company property? 2017-07-14T12:49:34+00:00