Not Getting Enough Applicants? Review Your Application!
by Kate Hadaway Recently, my 18-year old stepdaughter went to apply for a job. She has graduated high school so has a fairly free schedule and has previous work experience at one other job in a fast-food restaurant. Needless to say, she would be a great candidate for many of… Read More
We Hired a Remote Worker. How Can We Ensure a Smooth Onboarding Experience?
Recruiting and hiring talent and ensuring a smooth onboarding process to welcome and assimilate them to your company culture and connect them with existing workers was already challenging prior to the pandemic. Now those problems seem to pale in comparison to the issues we face in the ongoing time of… Read More
Thinking About Taking a Holiday From a Company Holiday Party This Year?
As the end of 2020 approaches, many companies are struggling with whether or not to hold their traditional company holiday parties. The decision is complicated by a number of factors including financial constraints, logistics, and legalities balanced with maintaining morale and ensuring everyone’s health and safety. Very few would have… Read More
Return to Work: Strategies for a Safe and Productive Workforce
Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator from Pexels As unemployment benefits shrink and businesses navigate the task of reopening, many workers are returning to work for the first time since the start of shutdowns in March. All too many of them are also struggling with fears of possible workplace exposures as… Read More
Monitoring the Risks and Tracking Cases of COVID-19 Exposure in the Workplace
Business in the time of COVID-19 Whether you were an essential business that stayed open throughout the mandatory state closures, are a business that recently opened under new restrictive guidelines or are one of the companies still trying to weigh the pros and cons of opening in these uncertain times,… Read More
Business Continuity / Emergency Response Plans for Coronavirus, Flu and Other Pandemics
As the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to spread across the globe and now within the United States, many business owners are worried about the impacts it could have on their workforce and overall operations. If you are scrambling to put a Business Continuity / Contingency Plan in place… Read More
New Year, New Strategy: “Stay Interviews” to Avoid “Exit Interviews”
We all keep hearing about the highly-competitive wars for talent in today’s job market. Quit rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide a visual demonstration of this story (see chart below). Until an employer is directly impacted, though, it always seems to be someone else’s problem. The point quickly… Read More
Is Your Use-It-or-Lose-It PTO Policy, Using and Losing Your Employees?
As many companies face their year-end crunch, many employees are facing a critical crunch of their own under their employer’s Use-It-or-Lose-It PTO policy. And with employers grappling with workforce shortages, existing employees are left shouldering greater workloads and that extra work can make it seem like there is no feasible… Read More
FAQs About Missed Employee Time Punches
Almost every employer has been faced with trying to solve the eternal puzzle of how to correct missed employee time punches and what to do about them. Whether employees forget to clock in at the start or to clock out at the end of their shift or fail to punch… Read More
Processing the Final Paycheck for a Deceased Employee
As an company owner, HR representative and/or workforce supervisor, there are many undesirable challenges that come with managing people. Sometimes things like finding the words to address an employee’s body odor, having to solve personality conflicts that remind one of being back in high school or terminating a single employee… Read More