A staffing plan can help you determine the right number of people with the right set of skills to address your business needs. Staff planning is a systematic process that accounts for internal and external changes to help you meet your business objectives. It should be a key component in every org's workforce management strategy.Read More
Quick Tips for Creating a Staffing Plan
The Biggest Misconceptions About Payroll Cards
This blog post was re-published with permission from SOLE.
From time to time, a poorly implemented payroll card program comes under fire in the media. Well-meaning, socially conscious blogs are often the first to report on these stories, in which they frame the employer as a predatory gatekeeper to employee wages. There are fundamental problems with how these stories are reported, which affects the way readers understand the purpose of a payroll card. The two most common misconceptions about paycards:Read More
Should You Ban Workplace Romances?
Should you ban romantic relationships in the workplace? Depending on the nature of the relationship, how you handle workplace romances is mostly up to your organization’s preference or policy.Read More
Tending to Employee Attendance Problems
Employee attendance problems - not a situation a manager wants to face, but a situation a manager can handle quickly and successfully.Read More
Workplace Evacuation Plans: How Prepared is Your Organization?
Many organizations dedicate minimal time, if any, to evacuation and workplace safety, unless they are engaged in a high risk industry. The mindset of “it will never happen to me”, or “that could never possibly happen here!” is a common reason for inadequate disaster and evacuation plans. Employees and employers who are convinced that extreme weather, threats of violence, workplace violence events, or other disasters will not impact them are possibly in for an unpleasant surprise. It would be a difficult and lengthy road to returning the business operations to the condition prior to the disaster striking without a thorough disaster plan in place.Read More
Enforcing Breaks in Hectic Work Environments
Restaurants, coffee shops, hair salons, call centers, and customer focused offices often have “just enough” staffing on hand at any given time. Limited staffing presents a challenge to to enforcing breaks or meal periods for employees. An employee who leaves the work area, even for a small amount of time often causes stress and increased workloads on colleagues. This factor, though understandable, does not release an employer from providing mandatory rest periods and breaks to its employees.Read More
Q&A - At-Will Employee
How do I keep an employee at-will but require them to give notice before leaving?Read More
Hiring a Temp Employee to Be a Regular Employee
During the holiday season employers often face a difficult combination: an increase in customer demands and many employees taking time off. One way to address the staffing issue is recruiting temporary and seasonal workers. If fortunate enough, you may notice a great worker fitting in so well with your company that you decide to hire the person as a regular employee.Read More
Smart Tips for Company Holiday Parties
Employers and employees alike often look forward to the holiday season with celebration and good cheer. Sometimes, though, the festivities can become excessive, especially in the form of inappropriate alcohol consumption at company holiday parties. Such employee behavior gives employers real legal headaches.Read More
People Helping People - A Simple, Yet Powerful Concept
By Jack Kinney
"People Helping People" - a phrase we at TruPay and TruPay Benefit Services endeavor to live by on a daily basis. It's a major part of our workplace culture. Thirty-six years ago, a wise man (my father) told me to stop worrying about commissions and start helping people "insure" their goals and dreams. He said, "Everything else will fall into place and you, in turn, will always be compensated and have your needs met." Those words ring truer in my heart today than they did in the summer of 1980 as I embarked upon my insurance career. If we, as employers, employees, and business consultants will simply live by the concept of "People Helping People", our lives will be enriched and fulfilled in countless ways.Read More