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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

Missed Punches

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

My Coworker Stinks

My Coworker Stinks and Other Office Olfactory Offenses

HR professionals are often tasked with dealing with some very unpleasant circumstances – mass layoffs, negative performance reviews, disciplinary plans and terminations of individual employees.  When you have a vast number of diverse people all working in close proximity to each other, personality conflicts and other personal preferences can also… Read More



Bad Bosses

11 Bad Bosses That Are Bad News for Employee Retention

Do you have an employee retention problem?  Notice a spike in staff exits in a particular department?  Anticipating a coup at some point?  You may very well have one of these bad bosses on your payroll and need to address the matter sooner rather than later in order to… Read More

Revolving Door of Talent

Quits are on the Rise: Do You Have a Revolving Door of Talent?

In May, the US Economy added 223,000 jobs and national unemployment reached a low of 3.8% (an 18-year low).  There were 6.6 million job openings with the number of quits at 3.6 million (a rate of 2.4%). When the economy and job market were weak during the recession, workers were… Read More

Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) Executive Pay

Don’t Fly Blind with Your Executive Compensation Under the TCJA

One often neglected area when employers review their current employee pay plans against changes under the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is executive compensation.  Two types of remuneration in particular that are frequently used by employers to attract, retain and provide monetary performance incentives for their executives, c-suite and… Read More