Ever hire that remarkably experienced, impressively skilled employee who just doesn’t fit in with your organizational culture? It happens. You assumed the new hire shared your values and would adjust well to your workplace, but for one reason or another the employee just can't seem to blend in.Read More
Recruiting and Hiring for a Cultural Fit in the Workplace
The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility to Employees
It may come as a surprise to find that many job seekers take corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs into account when applying for and accepting jobs. If all things are equal, a highly desirable job candidate could decide between your company and a competitor based on your work in the community. Research shows that nearly 76% of white collar workers said they would leave a company if their CSR program started to slip or was completely removed. Clearly volunteerism in the workplace is impacting employee recruitment and retention, and it may become more critical as employees move up in the workplace ranks.Read More
What Should Be Included in an Employee Handbook
1) An Introduction to the Organization’s Culture, Mission, and Values - Perhaps the most important aspect of your Employee Handbook is during employee onboarding when you introduce new employees to your corporate culture. This helps to foster a sense of pride and belonging, which studies show will help employees become more productive in a shorter period of time. The introduction section of an Employee Handbook will answer these questions: “What do we do that sets us apart?” “How did the company get here?” “What are we passionate about?” “How can I, as a new hire, become a part of this culture?” The introduction section sets the standard for the employment relationship in general, and provides a guidepost for the remaining policies communicated in the handbook.
The Impact of Workplace Bullying on Your Culture
In addition to exposing your organization to legal risks, bullying also causes a serious drain on workplace morale and ultimately employee productivity, which, of course, can damage your bottom line. Employees who feel bullied are more likely to miss work for fear of being in the environment with the bully. Bullied workers are also more likely to leave their jobs, leading to high turnover rates and the loss of good talent. So, what can your organization do to stop bullying and abusive conduct in the workplace? We recommend you learn the signs of workplace bullying and implement policies to prevent it.Read More
What Are HR Metrics and How Can They Help My Organization?
Metrics are a key performance-measurement tool for many businesses. Companies use data from a variety of areas — finance, customer service, sales, and even human resources — to determine whether they are meeting their objectives and to guide HR strategy. Why is HR data important, and how can your organization use it to improve your workforce and bottom line?Read More
Do You Have to Pay For Appointments Related to Workers Compensation?
In general, an employer is only obligated to pay an employee if they are seeking medical attention during work time at your direction. According to Department of Labor regulations, "time spent by an employee in waiting for and receiving medical attention on the premises or at the direction of the employer during the employee’s normal working hours on days when he is working constitutes hours worked."Read More
The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Manual Payroll Processing
By Emily Sharp, Marketing Specialist
One thing that all organizations have in common is the need to pay their employees. Payroll is arguably the most important aspect of your business and it can make or break you. We are seeing organizations of all sizes transition from a manual, paper-based payroll systems to automated cloud-based systems. This shift is happening very slowly in spite of the fact that manually processing payroll can be inconvenient and stressful for your business.Read More
TruPay Announces New Client Success Manager
MISHAWAKA, IN – TruPay, a leading provider of HR and payroll services, today announced the assignment of Emily Van Tornhout as Client Success Manager. TruPay has continued to experience substantial growth in its customer base and recognizes the need for a trusted advisor who can assist clients in achieving their workforce management objectives.Read More
Performance Improvement Plans vs. Disciplinary Action Notices
When is it appropriate to use a performance improvement plan as opposed to a disciplinary action notice or a record of employee conversation?Read More
What is the FMLA?
By: Emily Sharp, Marketing Specialist
The FMLA, or Family and Medical Leave Act, was approved in 1993 and allows certain employees up to 12 weeks of protected, unpaid leave per year. Additionally, employers are also required to provide benefits during FMLA leave. The FMLA was created to aid employees in balancing work, family and other responsibilities by allowing unpaid time off for qualified family or medical reasons. Here are the broad strokes of this impactful, complex law:Read More