Controlling Your Employee Turnover Costs

Excessive or avoidable employee turnover results in a waste of time, resources, and added costs.  While it can depend on the industry and business cycles, the impact is often especially hard on small businesses. Understanding what goes into the turnover costs and establishing helpful strategies are important steps for you to effectively manage the revolving […]

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Summer Interns: Help or Hindrance

Whether your organization is small or a Fortune 500 Company, you may be considering offering a summer internship program. Below are a few benefits and drawbacks of such programs as well as some important compliance and liability items to consider before accepting the services of an intern. The most resounding benefit that employers report when […]

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Telecommuting and Flexible Work Schedule Policies

In a business environment where many employees are routinely bringing along work assignments on vacations and routinely make themselves accessible during weekends and other off-hours, jobs become ever-present and the line between on and off work time becomes blurred. By incorporating flexible work schedules and telecommuting into an organization’s structure, an employer may find that […]

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Technologies to Improve Remote Workforce Communications

Technological advancements have evolved to help employers enhance their operations, become more cost-efficient, and more engaged with their workers. If you employ a remote workforce, technology can help and often is crucial to bridging any communication lag. Research studies have indicated that employees who work off-site (i.e. home, hotel, airplane, etc.) work longer hours because […]

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The Significance of Continuous Service

Employers in periods of economic instability may find themselves with a higher frequency of employees leaving and even returning back to work within a short time period. One item that some employers may not be familiar with is the concept of “continuous service.” Continuous service involves a period of employment service with an employer, starting […]

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Community Service Projects

It may come as a surprise to find that many job seekers take a company’s community service outreach programs into account when applying for and accepting jobs. If all things are equal, a highly desirable job candidate could decide between your company and a competitor based on your work in the community. A recent Newsweek […]

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Strategic Management of Vacation Requests

You want to support employees by providing the opportunity for work/life harmony, but you also have customers to service and a business to run. Sometimes it is difficult to juggle multiple vacation requests around popular vacation times, especially during the summer months and other holiday times throughout the year. Below we have provided a few […]

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Employers and Summertime Events

Before debating what best removes barbecue sauce from white linen pants, it is recommended that employers partner with their Human Resources professionals in establishing a plan for summer-specific topics and activities. It is important to ensure that a proactive agenda, rather than a reactive response is formulated with regard to these topics. The topics that […]

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May 2015 HR Advisor Newsletter

May 2015 As we breathe a sigh of relief over the end of tax season, many of us are contemplating vacation schedules and hiring seasonal help. This month’s Advisor takes you through your pre-summer checklist with articles on vacation administration and ideas for giving back to the community through volunteerism.   HR Alerts Court Finds That Regular Attendance May […]

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Capital Summit Sets Stage for Annual Congress by Curtis Tatum, Esq. with the American Payroll Association

During APA’s Capital Summit, which was held on March 2-3 in Washington, D.C., government representatives provided insight into the latest developments affecting the payroll profession. Several speakers raised issues expected to be discussed or promoted at APA’s 33rd Annual Congress, May 5-9 in Las Vegas. DOL Expects ‘White Collar Exemption’ Regs Soon Mark Lara, a […]

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