The Safety Program Mistake You Don’t Want to Make

Some employers try to create a safe workplace by rewarding employees when there are no work-related injuries. This is a mistake. While you certainly want to motivate employees to follow your safety procedures, you do not want to incentivize employees to hide injuries and accidents—or to refrain from filing a claim. Encouraging “no injuries” tells […]

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March 2016 HR Newsletter

We are almost a quarter of the way through 2016! This month we examine ways to make safety programs engaging for your employees and options you have when constructing a company dress code. Later this month we will have an article on addressing poor employee hygiene. The pleasant smells of spring are almost here! Featured […]

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Office Ergonomics

Ergonomics:“the science of designing the job to fit the worker, rather than physically forcing the worker’s body to fit the job” – OSHA, “Ergonomics: The Study of Work”   Did you know your employees can suffer injuries simply by sitting at their desk? If their chairs are positioned too high or too low they could […]

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Do I Have To Pay That?

This past December we dove into employer pay obligations for travel time with our blog post “Understanding Employer Pay Obligations for Travel Time.” Today we wanted to elaborate on the topic with a visual guide. You asked us, do I have to pay that? Today, we give you an answer.     Like this content? […]

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Invest with Tuition Reimbursement

Employers can provide tuition reimbursement as a strategic employee benefit incentive to help attract and develop employees to excel and grow with the business. Tuition reimbursement typically helps employees with fees and expenses regarding course registration, materials, training, etc. Many perks exist when employers offer tuition reimbursement: Low turnover rates and stable retention rates enable […]

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Office Romances

Will you be my (office) Valentine? February is known as the month of love, and because of this we wanted to dive into office romances, the good, the bad, and the ugly. In today’s post we will look at some recent statistics, the pros and cons of workplace dating, options you have as an employer, […]

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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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