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Employee Onboarding – From Orientation to First 90 Days

For most organizations, human capital is their single most valuable asset. As a company grows, HR and management are working hard to find, recruit and hire the right talent. However, finding and hiring qualified employees is only the beginning....

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Interview Questions for the Manufacturing Industry

July 14, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

In the manufacturing industry, employers face the challenge of recruiting workers who may not have a resume. While a job application can provide basic information to help you screen candidates, it will not answer other important questions, such...

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Emergency Preparedness Quiz: Is Your Workforce Disaster-Ready?

July 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company have an emergency action plan—and, if so, are your employees familiar with it? According to a recent survey, while 70% of managers claim their company has an emergency action plan, only 50% of employees say they’re aware of one....

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Reboot the Resume: Maximize Your Hiring Efforts

July 10, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

It’s no secret – the resume is rotten, but there isn’t an obvious alternative, leaving both job applicants and employers struggling to sort through the mess. It’s time for an update and companies everywhere are coming up with all sorts of options...

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6 FAQs about FMLA Rules

July 03, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s your FMLA rules IQ? Although nearly everyone has a passing familiarity with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), misinformation abounds—and little mistakes can create big repercussions for unwary employers. 

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Getting the Most from Reference Checks: Questions and Best Practices

June 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Is your company conducting professional reference checks for all job applicants? No matter how high your turnover…how entry level the open position…or how long your to-do list is at any given moment, reference checks are a uniquely-valuable...

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Top 5 Mobile Time Tracking Features for Construction Companies

June 27, 2018 By Jordann Donskey - Leave a comment

One thing we've learned about construction companies: most of them never thought they'd find a time and attendance system that fits their uniquely mobile workforce. If they use any system, it's usually old-school time sheets, which they already...

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Time Clock Rules for Hourly Employees

June 25, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Unless you are a private employer with sales of less than $500,000 a year, you are required by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to keep records of the time that all your employees work.

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Paid Leave Tax Credit: What Every Employer Should Know

June 20, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your company offers paid leave benefits—or is considering it—the Federal Paid Leave Tax Credit should be on your radar. This pilot program, created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, went into effect January 1, 2018 and expires at the...

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OSHA Regulations Recap: Deadlines, Forms and Fines, Oh My!

June 14, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Have you electronically filed your 2017 OSHA Form 300A yet? Because for employers subject to OSHA regulations, July 1, 2018 is the final deadline. And for some companies, this comes as an eleventh-hour surprise—the latest twist in an evolving...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management