The importance of documenting performance problems as they occur cannot be overstated. Although this requires meeting with the employee and discussing the issue, which will almost certainly be uncomfortable, it’s your best defense to a wrongful termination claim should the employee feel litigious after termination.Read More
4 Reasons You Should Document Poor Employee Performance
The 5 Most Common Payroll Management Mistakes
In the world of payroll, the devil is most definitely in the details. Throughout the years, we have served companies of all sizes, in all industries and we have seen firsthand that there is one fundamental truth to handling payroll: Do It Right The First Time.Read More
Email Monitoring in the Workplace
As a general rule, employees should not have an expectation of privacy when using company computers or email accounts. That said, the law is not perfectly cut and dry, so you should have both a legitimate business reason for doing so and a policy that puts employees on notice that you do – or could – review their email.Read More
What to Do if You Suspect an Employee is Stealing
You have good reason to suspect an employee has been stealing money from work. How should you respond? Consider suspending this employee and conducting an internal investigation. You may also want to report the theft to law enforcement depending on the circumstances.Read More
8 Workplace Recycling and Green Office Tips
Recycling is not a new concept, but the ways in which we can recycle are increasing faster than ever. Everything from printer toner to food waste can now be properly reused, recycled, or composted. Recycling in the office just takes a little extra encouragement and dedication.Read More
How Well Do You Know the FMLA Coverage Rules?
The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.
So how do you calculate whether you're an employer covered under FMLA?Read More
3 Hiring Strategies That Will Put You Ahead of Your Competition
It's simple: the employee lifecycle begins with recruiting and hiring talent. But as more organizations make the connection between hiring the right people and achieving success, HR leaders see recruitment and hiring as a crucial competitive edge. Facing a more competitive business landscape, with talent spread across multiple generations, the challenge to recruit and hire the best team for the job has never been higher.Read More
Improve Retention By Turning Your Employee's Job Into a Career
Employees working what they see as a job, as opposed to a career, often have lower satisfaction and less commitment to their work. Their motivation tends not to extend much beyond their paycheck. Because the labor market is so tight right now, they know they can get a paycheck anywhere. Consequently, they don’t usually go above and beyond. They can be good employees, but they’re seldom great ones.Read More
How to Make Your Policies Fit With Your Culture
Your office is a social place and it will, despite any designs to the contrary, function like one. Employees have unique personalities, attitudes, quirks, likes, and dislikes. These individuals have formed (or avoided) relationships beyond the ways their various positions were intended to interact. In every office, the personal is fused with the professional. These dynamics can serve the interests of your organization or work against them.Read More
The Case for Upgrading Your Employee Timekeeping Systems
Organizations that use outdated or manual employee timekeeping solutions are at risk for costly errors, compliance issues, and employee productivity and engagement challenges. Plus, since outdated systems fail to provide the user experience today’s multi-generational workforce expects, they typically result in lower employee adoption rates.