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Category: “HR/Employer Services”

Obama Administration’s Final Flurry of Labor Initiatives has Critics Crying Foul About Compliance Costs

06 December, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

President Obama has spent the last year of his presidency focused on enforcing labor measures that generally favor workers. The most notable of these initiatives include the wide-ranging overtime rule and an executive order expanding disclosure requirements for federal contractors. Citing high cost...

What to Do When Cloud Security Is Compromised

22 November, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

A compromised network is a stressful event for any organization. It can feel like a complete loss of control, causing feelings of uncertainty about what to do next. Prepare now for what you’ll do if your company experiences a cloud security breach. Don’t Panic It can be easy to get swept up in the...

How Technology Helps Employees Stay Informed

25 October, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

If there was any doubt in your mind, now is the time to clear your apprehensions about technology. Paperless offices are the way of the future. Technology is how businesses stay relevant and efficient. Tech also helps your employees to stay informed about their careers, including benefits, perks, an...

Why Mindfulness Is Going Corporate

11 October, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

In all the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we can tend to think of about the 101 different things that we need to do or want to do throughout our day. As all of the items on our to-do list start to pile up, so does the stress. Within ten minutes of sitting down at your desk at work, so much...

3 Tips for Maximizing Cloud Security in the Office

27 September, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

Cloud-based software is everywhere. However, so are cloud-based security issues. Unfortunately for most businesses, security breaches occur on a regular basis, and a surprising number of breaches go unnoticed. Many are caused by employee carelessness or as the result of a lack of knowledge. Here are...

Is It Time To Hire A Consultant?

13 September, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Hiring a consultant can be a beneficial investment for your business. But how do you know when a consultant will truly make a difference? There are a few things to keep an eye out for when considering the intervention of a consultant. Let’s take a look at those important aspects to look for before y...

5 Things You Should Discuss With Your Team

23 August, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Every HR manager across the globe knows that feedback is what makes or breaks a business. Without feedback, we’d probably still believe that manual labor is the most efficient way to accomplish any task. Since you already know that feedback is important, we’re going to go over five important things...

Dual Fixes for Wellness Programs Are Causing Double Trouble for Employers

16 August, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Workplace wellness programs are a great way for employers to improve their workers’ health habits. Employees like the rewards they receive and the feeling that they are partnering with their company toward a larger goal. And employers like the reduced sick-leave days and lower insurance costs that c...

3 Different Styles of Communication and How they Impact Training Techniques

02 August, 2016  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Training techniques can impact many aspects of your company, such as employee retention, compliance with policies and procedures, and consistency of employee performance, just to name a few. How you communicate with your employees during training can make or break their experience with your company...

The 5 Best Ways to Maximize Productivity

19 July, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

For employers, time is money. As a result, organizations need their employees to be as efficient and productive as possible. In their quest to increase productivity, many employers fall into the trap of pressuring their employees to work harder and faster. However, adding pressure to a workforce do...

A Guide to Resolving Conflict in the Workplace

12 July, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Workplace conflict, although not uncommon can certainly raise tensions at the office, even if there are only a couple of people involved. Conflict can take on many forms and levels – from “Stop eating the snacks I leave in the fridge” to “Joe never does his part on team projects.” Ultimately, workpl...

5 Old School HR Methods That Still Hold Street Credibility

05 July, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

Human resource management (HRM) has changed a lot in recent years. Human resource (HR) departments used to be their own separate entities from the corporations in which they existed, often with completely different goals. With focus on employee experience and company vision, the function of many hum...

The New Overtime Rule: What It Requires, Whom It Affects

28 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

The Labor Department’s new overtime rule—released in May and scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1—extends the Fair Labor Standards Act’s protections to most salaried workers who earn less than $47,476 a year ($913 a week). The move will expand FLSA coverage to an estimated 4.2 million workers who earn...

Can Your Company Benefit From Mindset Training?

21 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Employees feel better equipped on the job when they are confident that they can handle crises that arise in the workplace. When stressors in the workplace add up, they can easily burn out even the best of employees. Add that to the stresses that employees face outside of the workplace, and you may f...

3 Steps to Better Intern Management

17 May, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

Internships are phenomenal opportunities for students to gain real-world insight into industry careers. Internships are coveted by employers due to minimizing financial expenses from wages and benefits while maximizing employee output. Internships are typically unpaid in terms of traditional reimbur...

The Paid Leave Trend Continues at the State and City Level, With Federal Encouragement

10 May, 2016

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

As the Obama administration continues to push for federal paid family and sick leave requirements, it’s also prompting state and local governments to take matters into their own hands. On May 5, the Labor Department announced that it’s offering $1 million in federal grants to allow state, county or...

Can Informal Performance Reviews Lead to Stronger Discrimination Claims?

26 April, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

A growing trend across Fortune 500 companies is the move away from annual employee performance evaluations to more frequent, less formal reviews. Accenture, Deloitte and Microsoft are just a few examples of corporations that have completely changed how they conduct performance reviews. It’s estimat...

The Number 1 Reason You Aren’t Productive At Work

19 April, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Productivity is about more than getting as many projects finished as possible. Productivity involves efficiency, quality, and completion. You might have a lot of work on your plate, and you continue to accept new assignments. After all, you are the best choice for the job. But you may start to notic...

Ban the Box: What Is It? Who Requires It?

12 April, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

As public interest in reducing the U.S. prison population and recidivism rate grows, employers are being pushed to remove the check box on employment applications that asks applicants if they have a criminal record. These “ban-the-box” laws are gaining traction at both the state and local levels. A...

Follow These 3 Easy Steps for Better Work Life Balance

05 April, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

While scrolling through Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites, it is easy to think that everyone around you has attained the elusive work-life balance. You see that crisp photograph of the immaculate living room, kids playing on the floor as the parents sit down with a cup of coffee. The...

5 Ways Morning People Achieve More Success

29 March, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" is a saying we’ve all heard a thousand times over the years. But as it turns out, Benjamin Franklin may have actually been on to something. It is likely that you very well know which side of sleeping schedules you fall o...

Be Aware of Compliance Audits: Employers Paid Out More Than $400 Million in Fiscal Year 2015

22 March, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

The risk of being audited. Every company has to deal with it, and smart organizations know how to take steps to diminish that risk. But even the best-prepared business leaders are wrong if they think that getting their tax practices in order will eliminate that risk entirely. That’s because audits a...

7 Ways to Energize Your Afternoon

15 March, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

It’s no secret that mornings are more productive than afternoons. When employees begin their workdays feeling refreshed from a night’s sleep, they typically have better productivity than when they return to work after lunch. Follow these seven tips to help energize your afternoons so that productivi...

How Do Changing Legal Protections Around Marijuana Affect the Workplace?

01 March, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

The move to legalize or decriminalize marijuana use continues to gain traction state by state. For employers, it can seem disconcerting. What effect will all of this change have on the zero tolerance policies, drug-testing programs, and workplace safety strategies that are already established in the...

Five Interview Questions You Didn't Know Were Illegal

23 February, 2016  |  3 Comments

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

The point of any interview is to get to know as much as possible about a potential job candidate. Making sure a possible candidate is a good fit for both the position and the company at large does well for all parties involved in the end. The process of determining these factors is usually done thro...