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OSHA Accident Free Workplace

How Safe is Your Workplace? It’s Time to Tell OSHA.

Most private employers with 10 or more employees who do not fall within a low risk industry (click here for a list of industries partially exempt from recordkeeping) are required to maintain records of any and all work-related illnesses or injuries using OSHA Form 301: Injury and… Read More

Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy: Make Sure You Don’t Get Snowed!

After the East Coast faced down the “bomb cyclone”and polar vortex and with more storms on the horizon throughout the US, many employers are fielding questions from managers and employees about whether or not their company has an inclement weather policy and when they will be closed for business. If… Read More


New Employee Onboarding

10 Tips to Make a Great First Impression When Onboarding New Employees

Congratulations!  In today’s competitive labor market, after a harrowing recruitment process, you have succeeded in attracting an ideal candidate to join your team.  After such a significant investment of time and resources, ensuring a successful employee onboarding experience is beneficial to both your new employee and your company as… Read More

Why 2017 Will Be the Year of Human Resources

As unemployment rates steadily decline and skilled worker shortages are on the rise, workforce rules and regulations continually are in flux and companies are looking to blend the culture of their shrinking baby-boomer employee base with Generations X-Z and incoming millennials, the vital role played by Human Resources in ensuring a… Read More



PTO Vacation

Killing Time: Is Your Corporate Culture Destroying PTO Benefits?

As we head into the last month of summer and stores commence with their Back-to-School bargains, many of us try to squeeze in those last bits of family vacation time with our loved ones while we still can…or, at least, we used to try.  The US Travel Association through its… Read More

Checkmate Office Relocation

Design a Workspace to Change Company Culture

This time last year, we started our adventure, looking for the ideal office space for a growing company.   At the time, Checkmate was operating out of a 4,000+ square foot, Victorian style building, which was once the home of a number of small businesses, and even further back, one assumes,… Read More