24 05, 2018

Is Your Workplace Sun Safe? Being OSHA Compliant

2018-05-25T09:58:37+00:00

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and Skin Cancer is an important topic that needs to be talked about more. But why are WE talking about it and what does it have to do with Human Resources? It has a lot to do with Human Resources because it significantly affects employers who, primarily, are in [...]

Is Your Workplace Sun Safe? Being OSHA Compliant2018-05-25T09:58:37+00:00
15 04, 2018

HR Q and A: Corrective Action for an Employee with Medical Issues?

2018-04-16T22:23:59+00:00

Question from a business owner with a chronically ill employee: We're in a difficult situation with an employee. She was suspected of substance issues because of some erratic behavior, but then she recently told us that she has been diagnosed with MS. By itself, MS can explain some of the behavior and even forgetfulness, etc. [...]

HR Q and A: Corrective Action for an Employee with Medical Issues?2018-04-16T22:23:59+00:00
2 04, 2018

8 Benefits You Can Adopt to Attract and Keep the Best Employees

2018-04-04T13:19:30+00:00

It does not matter if you are running a startup or a decades-old corporation. The benefits and perks included in your compensation package can sway potential employees toward saying "yes" to the job. Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey revealed that benefits are a major factor in a future employee choosing your company. Further, 80 percent of employees would prefer [...]

8 Benefits You Can Adopt to Attract and Keep the Best Employees2018-04-04T13:19:30+00:00
20 03, 2018

HR Q and A: Are Sales Reps 1099 Contractors?

2018-04-16T22:29:48+00:00

Question from a Business Coach, about how to classify new Sales Reps: I want to create some Sales Rep roles. My initial thought was I'd issue them a check or gift card for 5% of the fee I charge for any service they "sell". So, I'd provide a handful of sales reps with information sheets, some promotional [...]

HR Q and A: Are Sales Reps 1099 Contractors?2018-04-16T22:29:48+00:00
14 02, 2018

Giving Millennials a Fighting Chance in the Workplace

2018-02-14T13:10:24+00:00

In a survey by Lending Tree measuring worth in the workplace, they inquired about the perceived value of three generations: Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. Millennials earned high marks for their skills with technology, but also earned the lowest rating overall. Considered the least reliable, least hardworking, least productive and least intelligent, millennials ranked [...]

Giving Millennials a Fighting Chance in the Workplace2018-02-14T13:10:24+00:00
24 01, 2018

How to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints: A Primer for Small Businesses

2018-01-24T13:58:55+00:00

Our owner, Deanna Arnold, contributed to this article published in Insureon.com on January 9, 2018: Recent sexual harassment complaints out of Hollywood, such as allegations against Harvey Weinstein, have prompted many businesses to reevaluate how these situations should be handled in the workplace. If you don't have an HR department, handling these incidents can be even [...]

How to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints: A Primer for Small Businesses2018-01-24T13:58:55+00:00
11 01, 2018

HR Q and A: How to Structure a Vacation Policy?

2018-04-16T22:30:44+00:00

Question from a Small Business Owner: We are reconsidering our “use it or lose it” vacation policy and I’m reaching out to you to see what you recommend. Currently, our accrued vacation wipes to zero on December 31, which makes it impossible to take paid vacation days in the month of January. My recommendation is [...]

HR Q and A: How to Structure a Vacation Policy?2018-04-16T22:30:44+00:00
20 12, 2017

Workplace Harassment: Creating a Culture of Support

2018-05-09T19:59:00+00:00

Workplace harassment needs to stop. The unfortunate truth, however, is that it won’t ever completely stop. There will always be harassment & discrimination and there will always be someone that thinks it’s ok to treat someone else in a way that they don’t want to be treated. With that, business owners and managers have a [...]

Workplace Harassment: Creating a Culture of Support2018-05-09T19:59:00+00:00
21 11, 2017

Employee Recognition: 40 Great Ways to Say Thank You

2017-11-21T15:57:43+00:00

Good employees thrive at work when they know their contributions have meaning. Letting your employees know the ways in which their work matters to you, the company or even to their fellow colleagues, helps keep your employees engaged and excited about their work. It is especially meaningful when the appreciation comes from their supervisors or [...]

Employee Recognition: 40 Great Ways to Say Thank You2017-11-21T15:57:43+00:00
14 08, 2017

Help Employees Manage Work and Back to School Season

2018-05-09T19:59:24+00:00

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year. Summer is winding down. Fall is just around the corner and that means school is about to be back in session. (And football…it also means football is back! But that’s a topic for another time.) The preparation for back to school can be stressful for parents [...]

Help Employees Manage Work and Back to School Season2018-05-09T19:59:24+00:00