You currently have the federal workplace posters displayed in the lunch room. You want to use that space on the wall for other things, and you're thinking of moving the posters to the employee entrance. What are the posting location guidelines?Read More
Guidelines for Federal Workplace Posters
The Generational Differences in Today's Workforce
For the first time in recorded history, the workplace encompasses four distinctive generations. The Traditionalists, sometimes referred to as War Babies, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y (also known as the Millennial Generation). Each generation was raised under drastically different economic and political climates. Their attitudes toward their careers, interacting with colleagues and balancing their professional and personal lives reflect the unique attributes that each generation brings to the workplace.
Ever Had This Employee Per Diem Problem?
Here's the situation: you pay your technicians $35 per day per diem for meals when they travel to attend training out of town. You find out that they sometimes eat very cheaply to save the money and pocket the difference. Do you have the option to reimburse them for the actual cost of meals using receipts they provide? And what are the limits for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?Read More
How Employee Recognition Impacts Employee Retention
One of the most important aspects of successful employee retention is an effective employee recognition program. When examining what employees are looking for in terms of benefits and pay, organizations often overlook employee recognition programs, which can be a very low-cost benefit that not only builds positive corporate culture, but also contributes to an overall high morale.
The Problems Caused by Birthday Announcements on Company Social Media
Is it okay to wish your employees a happy birthday on your company social media accounts?Read More
The Pros and Cons of Summer Internships
In one our favorite episodes of “Seinfeld,” Kramer secures the help of an NYU intern, Darin, for his imaginary company, Kramerica Industries. Darin is an eager learner and a meticulous achiever as he sets appointments with Kramer’s friends for the coffee shop, takes detailed minutes during social coffee talk conversations, and shares Kramer’s vision of an “oil bladder” to protect the oceans from contamination in the event of a tanker crash.Read More
Here's Why You Should Review Your Summer Dress Code.
Regardless of the geographic region in which you reside, it seems as soon as the flowers have begun to bloom and the days become gradually longer, the air is filled with an underlying excitement of the coming warmer summer season. Many workplaces experience another predictable annual occurrence: the metamorphosis of employees’ wardrobes and the need to revisit the Company’s summer dress code.Read More
Form I-9 Documentation Issues
If you discover a document that clearly looks fraudulent, or like it does not identify the correct individual, you should talk with the employee about it and ask them to provide alternate documentation from the list of acceptable documents.Read More
What Do You Do With an Employee Who Has Been Falsifying Timecards?
If you discover an employee has been falsifying timecards, you should refer to your policies and past practice.Read More
Best Practices for Benchmarking Compensation Packages
Our clients often inquire as to whether their employee compensation and benefit packages are competitive with respect to current market conditions and industry standards. In fact, it is an human resources best practice to evaluate the company’s compensation and benefit programs on an annual basis. So where do you begin to get accurate and timely industry data for benchmarking purposes?Read More