By: Melonie Geddes Television shows have often romanticized long days and late nights spent finalizing an advertising pitch or preparing legal briefs for the big court case, and the spark of an idea fueled by lack of sleep and a hundred cups of java, that won over the client and landed the big deal. But [...]
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By: Lindsay Coobs Does booze have a place in the workplace? As an HR professional, my immediate thoughts turn to possible legal liabilities and everything else that could potentially go wrong. However, many companies today are embracing the beer fridge culture. From start-ups to major corporations, alcohol consumption at work is slowly making a comeback. [...]
By: Melonie Geddes The recent tragedy in Orlando has made many of us reflect on all the mass shootings we have experienced in the recent past and it reminds us how common violence in the workplace has become. What would you do if a gunman entered your place of work? How would you keep employees safe and [...]
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 [...]
The long awaited changes from the Department of Labor (DOL) to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were issued on May 18, 2016 and will likely have a big impact on business, particularly small businesses and non-profits. The changes to the FLSA are effective December 1, 2016 giving employers 6 months to make any necessary [...]
By: Lindsay Coobs Hiring your first employee is a big and important step for your small business. Many business leaders often feel overwhelmed at the prospect of bringing on new staff and do not know where to start. The HR Consultants at Employers Advantage are here to help make hiring employees less daunting. This guide [...]
Politics aside, it’s important for employers to understand the regulations surrounding workplace bathroom policies: The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employers under its jurisdiction provide employees with sanitary and available toilet facilities, so that employees will not suffer the adverse health effects that can result if toilets [...]
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 [...]
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 are some stats [...]
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 [...]