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How Much Do I Have to Pay My Employees? Overview of Minimum Wage by State

In 1938 Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), creating for the first time a federal minimum wage. This federal minimum wage supersedes any state minimum wage rulings lower than the federal minimum wage. If the state minimum wage is...

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Solving Your Construction Labor Shortage

April 30, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

70 percent of contractors report that they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions according to the National Workforce Survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Is It Time to Update Your Company Drug Policy?

April 17, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Not long ago, maintaining a company drug policy was a fairly straightforward HR matter. But in the last few years, rapid changes to America’s social and legal landscape have left many employers feeling like they’re tracking a moving target.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Workforce Management

Mobile Time and Attendance Tracking for Construction:  Buyers’ Checklist

April 10, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Mobile time and attendance systems have advanced over the last few years, and that’s great news for the construction industry. Now, contractors can ditch those hand-scribbled timesheets, which are riddled with inaccuracies and time-consuming to...

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Filed Under: Time Tracking, Workforce Management

Qualifying the Candidate Pool: What Determines a Red Flag

April 05, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

It is vital for HR managers to rethink red flags such as job hopping and firing that may be limiting their applicant pool. Due to many employment changes with newer generations entering the workforce, the need to change the idea of a red flag is...

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What is the Cost of Hiring and Onboarding New Employees?

April 03, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

There are two primary reasons for the need to hire new employees:

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Time Tracking, Workforce Management

How to Reduce Workers Comp Claim Costs

March 29, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Spiraling workers comp claim costs have a heavy impact on profits. In fact, workers compensation insurance is one of the largest expenses businesses face today. Many small business owners in the U.S. have identified workers comp claim costs as a...

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Workplace Incident Report Forms: Things to Include

March 27, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

When a workplace injury occurs, it is important to act quickly. The crucial period is the first 24 hours after the incident. Statistically, the more time that elapses before the injury is reported, the higher the claim is likely to be.

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How to Reduce Tardy Employees

March 22, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Habitual employee tardiness can wreak havoc in a business. Although it may seem to be a minor problem when an employee is a few minutes late for work, it can have ripple effect that hurts productivity and impact your company’s bottom line. If...

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Filed Under: Time Tracking, Workforce Management

How to Keep the Best of the Batch: 5 Steps to Cut Your Turnover Rate

March 20, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

To cut down your company’s turnover rate it takes more than just a comprehensive employee benefit plan. Selecting quality talent is vital to decreasing your turnover rate, but honest communication will keep that top talent in house.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Workforce Management