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Make Workforce Safety Part of Your Company Culture

April 18, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

How often do your employees think about workplace safety? It’s not just something to ponder when the OSHA inspectors arrive. Ideally, safety is part of your everyday company culture, something employees are mindful of whenever they’re on the job.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Construction, Manufacturing

Fair Warning: Written Warnings Can Backfire on Employers

March 13, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment
Chances are, your company has a progressive discipline policy in place to address employee misconduct. Chances are, one key component of that progressive discipline policy is to issue written warnings to erring workers.

But written warnings...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

HR Handbook: Fine-Tuning Your Inclement Weather Policy

March 12, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment
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Filed Under: Workforce Management

In-House Payroll Software - Why You Might Need To Rethink Your Current Solution

February 26, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

In-house payroll software can be comfortable solution for your company – you feel in control and you have the entire workforce’s info, records, and taxes at your fingertips, but your comfort blanket may be leaving you at risk. In-house payroll...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Payroll & Tax

Background Screenings: Issues to Watch in 2019

February 21, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Like many aspects of the HR world, pre-employment background checks have changed a great deal in a very short time.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring

Is This the Year of a Federal Paid Parental Leave Law?

February 14, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Part 2 in a Series on Pressing Paid Leave Issues

Is federal paid parental leave legislation finally having a moment? Because the subject keeps popping up. 

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Employee Benefits

Firing: Balancing Compliance with Compassion

February 12, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Firing is always a touchy subject for any employer or employee. But the separation process - whether firing, lay-off, or voluntary resignation - can be fraught with challenges and possible missteps. In an hourly work environment, turnover is...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

2019 Minimum Wage Updates Plus Our At-a-Glance Chart

January 11, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Effective January 1, 2019, 19 states and more than 24 cities and localities have raised minimum wages, with other states planning increases later in the year. These minimum wage increases could effect an estimated 5 million hourly-paid workers,...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

Employee Exit Interviews for Hourly Work Environments

November 27, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

An exit interview is a valuable tool that can identify ways a company could achieve a higher level of productivity, profitability, and retain top talent.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Onboarding

Avoid Holiday Havoc When Managing a Seasonal Workforce

November 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

700,000 seasonal employees—that’s how many will be needed this holiday hiring season, according to job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. If you’re in retail or a related field, have you hired your share of those seasonal workers yet?...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Workforce Management