We recently had a client ask us the following questions -- "Can I ban cell phones at work? How about audio and video recordings?" These are interesting questions, and while you may think there isn't a problem in creating a policy limiting the use of mobile devices in the workplace, there are a few things to keep in mind.Read More
Read This Before You Ban Mobile Devices in the Workplace
DON'T Review Social Media Accounts of Job Candidates. Here's Why.
These days, many employers review social media accounts of job candidates as part of the hiring process. What they may not realize, is that this practice can expose them to risk in the form of discrimination complaints, should they choose to not hire a candidate.Read More
What Defines the Actual Termination Date?
What is the technical or otherwise common definition of an employee's termination date? Is it the date the on which the termination occurs or the last date the employee performed work?Read More
Get Your 2018 TruPay March Madness Bracket!
Every year we provide a NCAA Tournament bracket for all of our clients, partners, family and friends to use in their office bracket challenges -- and this year is no exception! As you fill this year's bracket out, be sure to keep these facts in mind:Read More
6 Ways to Handle Workplace Gossip
Rumors can create an environment of mistrust, hostility, low motivation, and low productivity. Managers who are trained to recognize the root causes of rumors and how to prevent them, or at least be able to manage rumors, can more effectively set the stage for teamwork success.Read More
The Secret to Boosting Employee Morale
Employee morale can make or break an organization. One success formula for an employer is to place and retain the right employees in the right jobs. Although monetary incentives are one way to motivate employees, the quality of work/life issues is a vital element that impacts the morale and the successful contributions of your employees.Read More
Second Circuit Rules Sexual Orientation is Protected by Title VII
On Monday, February 26th, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals became the second federal appellate court to rule that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the word sex includes sexual orientation. The first was the Seventh Circuit, which we reported on last April.Read More
How to Limit Unplanned Overtime - Part Two
Overtime isn't necessarily a problem, but unwanted overtime is. Employees who work overtime continuously and for an extended period might, in fact, be less productive than their colleagues working a 40-hour week.Read More
How to Limit Unplanned Overtime - Part One
Many business leaders still hold two beliefs about overtime: It’s more expensive than idle time, and keeping overtime below 5 percent is a measure of good management. Neither belief is always true. Instead, the facts argue in favor of a better strategy for identifying and preventing unnecessary overtime.Read More
HR Spring Cleaning Tips
With year-end and first-of-the-year goals out of the way and a lull between holidays, there’s no better time to do some organizational spring cleaning. As many experts in tidying up and clearing clutter will tell you, a clean space with room for movement (both physical and psychological) will boost productivity and just make people feel better.Read More