Several employees have complained that one of your managers is regularly abrasive and rude, yelling at employees and sometimes insulting them. Could she be creating a hostile work environment?Read More
Is Your Manager Creating a Hostile Workplace?
How Do You Manage Your Managers?
As business owners, executives, and supervisors are all aware, leading employees is one of the hardest parts of running a business. You must balance their strengths and weaknesses, their personalities, and their skill sets, all while trying to earn and maintain their loyalty. And then, like a marching band conductor, you must bring them all together so they’re working in unison for the success of your organization—each member playing the right note, at the right time, from the right location on the field.Read More
Five Workplace Cybersecurity Best Practices
Data pirating is a fact of life. Regardless of the device you are on or browser and email software you use, if you are online, someone is out there prowling for your personal information. If they get it, they can wreak all kinds of havoc. Businesses and clients alike are both victims of constantly escalating digital attacks.Read More
Can an Employee Submit a New W-4 at Any Time?
You have employees fill out the W-4 so you can withhold the correct federal income tax from their pay when processing payroll. You should consider having employees complete a new Form W-4 each year. However, an employee may submit a new W-4 anytime they have personal or financial changes. Often, they’ll submit a new form when they know they’ll be changing exemptions, adjustments, deductions, or credits on their return.Read More
5 Payroll Problems That Legacy Systems Face at Year's End
For most organizations, payroll challenges emerge at year-end, when the pressure is on. Problems common to legacy payroll systems such as reporting, balancing efforts, special file loads, reconciliations, unique file types, and more create time-consuming, error-prone bottlenecks.Read More
Four Ways to Reduce Employee Stress During the Busy Season
Here are a few easy workforce solutions to make the busy season run as smoothly and stress-free as possible:Read More
The 5 Top Issues Affecting the Healthcare Workforce
The last thing healthcare providers need when trying to provide the best patient care is a disengaged workforce. Health systems that focus on improving workforce flexibility and driving employee engagement are more likely to retain a committed, high-performing workforce and provide a better overall patient experience. Here are the five biggest issues affecting the healthcare workforce today:Read More
What Kind of Employee Dress Code Should You Have?
There’s no universally-applicable dress code for successful businesses. And what works fabulously in one office might prove distracting in the next. Some employers avoid restrictive appearance policies because they can negatively affect morale and may drive away impressive job candidates. Other employers prefer a strict dress code to maintain a certain company image.Read More
Exit Interview Best Practices: Formats, Tips and Questions
The exit interview is a conversation with a departing employee about their time at the company and the reason for their departure. It’s completely optional, but some employers conduct them to learn about workplace issues they may want to address.Read More
Three Types of Employee Benefits Discrimination
As with other terms or conditions of employment, employers should not allow any discrimination concerning benefits such as health care or pension. Nevertheless, under certain limited and otherwise justifiable circumstances, an employer can make certain decisions based on age or disability. Here are three employee benefits discrimination issues that employers should be aware of in order to maintain compliance:Read More