Your Attitude Sets the Workplace Tone

Every one of the evening crew might have preferred to be elsewhere on a Friday at 5:00 p.m., but as they took their assigned positions in the kitchen, front counter, and drive-thru, they chatted merrily about their lives that day and their weekend plans. Soon the lobby would be packed with customers, eager for hot […]

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Employee Performance Improvement Plans

Have you ever implemented an Employee Performance Improvement plan? Not sure what that entails? Today we go over what those plans entail and give you ideas on how to execute your own!   We’re interested in implementing a performance improvement plan for one of our employees. What does it entail? Answer: A performance improvement plan […]

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State Disability Insurance Programs

When employees become disabled and unable to work, their jobs might be protected, but they’re often left with no replacement income. To help individuals in this situation, five states provide, or require that employers provide, short-term disability insurance to eligible workers. This benefit pays a percentage of an eligible employee’s income in the event that […]

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Large Employers May Soon Have to Report Pay Data

Late last week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a proposed change to the annual Employer Information Report, or EEO-1, which would require that employers with more than 100 employees report pay data in addition to the information they currently provide on race, ethnicity, sex, and job category. The proposed rule was published in […]

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February 2016 HR Newsletter

  It is finally February! In this month’s newsletter, we look at the difficult business of terminating well-liked employees and at the basics of state disability insurance programs. Check back with us midmonth for an article on office romances. Featured Article: Terminating a Well-Liked Employee Eight years ago you hired an extremely talented, energetic individual who quickly […]

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The Value of Employment Branding

Employment branding is the process of positioning an organization as an employer’s choice in the labor market. Employment branding is essential to analyze because employers can understand what motivates individuals to work for and continue working for particular organizations. Some employers such as Google, Apple, Sony, etc. have created images that are universal icons which […]

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Meet The Millennials

Millennials, just like any generation, have a unique set of skills and expectations that are the result of the era they grew up in. In November our featured article was “Motivating Millennials“. There we discussed who they are and how you can motivate them. Today, we dive into their traits and other benefits of hiring […]

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January Question and Answer

This month we conquer the question of the breakroom… how do you handle stinky foods and pungent leftovers? Q: We’ve had some complaints about pungent leftovers. Can we tell employees not to heat up stinky foods in the office breakroom microwave? A: Great question! There are no legal guidelines you have to follow, but I […]

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Hot HR Topics in 2016: Paid Sick Leave Trends

It seems like yesterday we were ringing in the new year, and yet here we are three weeks in! Today we cover out last hot HR topic for 2016. In case you missed it we have covered everything from marijuana in the workplace to minimum wage increases. Today we look at paid sick leave trends […]

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Hot HR Topics in 2016: Minimum Wage Increases

Today’s hot HR topic in 2016 is Minimum Wage Increases! Stay tuned for our 5th and final hot HR topic “Paid Sick Leave Trends”! Minimum Wage Increases: January 1st saw the minimum wage increase in 14 states: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and West […]

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