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4 Challenges Companies Face in the Hiring Process

17 January, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, the time required for the hiring process in the U.S. and abroad has grown exponentially in recent years, averaging almost 23 days from first contact to offer acceptance. Employers and HR departments are struggling, now more than ever, to find and acquire...

The overtime rule appeal: What should employers do?

04 January, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

When the Labor Department’s overtime rule was published May 23, it was met with support from the 4 million Americans who would benefit from it and opposition from businesses that claim it would be a financial and administrative burden, forcing them to cut jobs and hours to cover payroll costs. The...

5 Things Cloud Software Users Should Know

13 December, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Cloud software is still fairly new to many people. In order to make sure that your employees are staying informed about cloud software, share with them these five items that they should know. Multi-Factor Identification Really Works As an extra security step, many companies have enabled multi-factor...

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...

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. District Court Granted Preliminary Injunction on FLSA Overtime Rule

23 November, 2016

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

Less than two weeks before the FLSA overtime new rule was slated to go into effect, a federal judge at the U.S. District Court in Texas blocked the policy. Judge Amos L. Mazzant III issued the surprising decision on Tuesday after 21 states and a long list of businesses filed lawsuits that would chal...

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...

5 Tips to Effectively Communicate the FLSA Overtime Changes to Employees

09 November, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Most employers are familiar with the changes put out by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) updated overtime rule. But while you might be aware of what changes are coming for your employees, they might be feeling confused, concerned, or even completely unaware....

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...

How Good Writing Skills Will Benefit Your Career

09 August, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Even if you’ve been a diligent member of the workforce for a while, you probably still have some room for improvement. One area you may be overlooking in your professional development could be one of the most important: improving your writing skills. Becoming a skilled writer is valuable in just ab...

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...

Five years in the making, controversial ‘persuader’ rule stopped just four days short of finish line

26 July, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

On June 27, a federal district court judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s controversial “persuader” rule that was scheduled to take effect July 1. This eleventh-hour stoppage was a major victory for the many states, business groups and employers th...

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...

Telehealth can be the right call for cost-conscious employers—if HIPAA standards are met

14 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Telehealth—an alternate means of providing medical services by phone or video consultations, email, remote passive monitoring services or the electronic transmittal of medical information—has been around for years, but it is fast becoming a medical service option provided by employers as an alternat...

Promote Yourself: 5 Key Ways to Stand Out at Work

07 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Competition in the workplace is stiff. In order to get that promotion you are looking at (or sometimes, even just to survive employment cuts), you need to stand out from the crowd. Getting the job done and staying out of trouble really isn’t enough. Standing out and getting noticed are the keys to s...

New FLSA Overtime Rules Make Accurate Time Tracking More Important Than Ever

31 May, 2016  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Just last week, On May 18, 2016, Secretary Perez and President Obama announced that the Department of Labor finalized drastic changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which update overtime regulations. These new changes will go into effect on December 1, 2016, giving employers some time to up...

The minimum wage fight is already being waged at the state (and city) level

24 May, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

The federal hourly minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since 2009. For several years, the Obama administration has asked Congress to increase the federal minimum wage, to no avail. However, the federal minimum wage is just that: the least that employers must legally pay their employees. If a state w...