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
What Are HR Metrics and How Can They Help My Organization?
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
How to Evaluate Your Culture - Part Two
Is Your Culture Aligned with the Mission of Your Organization?
Let’s say your culture is clearly defined and most of your employees embrace it. What’s next? Make sure your culture is aligned with the good of your organization. Your organization has a purpose. Does your culture help further the purpose, does it sabotage it, or is it a mixed bag?
How to Evaluate Your Culture - Part One
The specifics of a good culture vary from company to company, but there are a few general qualities of a good culture that you should aim for whatever your industry and mission. A good culture should be:Read More
Do You Require Employees to Arrive Early? Read This.
You require employees to arrive ten minutes early to prepare for the start of their shift. Do you have to pay them for this extra time?Read More
The 6 Principles of Performance Management Strategy
There’s a lot of debate in the HR world about what performance management process employers should use and how it fits into overall HR strategy. The annual performance review, once the standard, has fallen out of favor with some employers. They’ve opted instead for more frequent feedback about performance, sometimes involving the employee’s peers in addition to their supervisor. Others, to be sure, still prefer the traditional annual performance review.Read More