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HR Partnerships Increase Success

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People often ask me what I do…and to be honest, it is different for every company.  While the services provided are technically the same, each company has its own set of goals, and the road to success looks a little different for everyone.

I’d like to share the stories of three of my clients in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and how we help them meet their goals: Continue reading “HR Partnerships Increase Success”

3 Ways to Avoid Discrimination Issues

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3-ways-to-avoid-discriminationIn this age of political correctness, almost every business owner I speak with is scared of the potential for a discrimination lawsuit. Not because they set out to discriminate against an individual or an employee, but because people are human, with biases and feelings.

What is discrimination? Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals, based on age, gender, religious beliefs, race, etc.  And, according to legaldictionary.net, Discrimination in the Workplace is “the discrimination in favor of or against an employee based on a group, category, or class to which the individual belongs, rather than on individual merit.” Continue reading “3 Ways to Avoid Discrimination Issues”

3 HR Best Practices to Protect Your Business

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3-hr-best-practices-to-protect-businessHuman Resources:  what does that actually mean to your business? Let’s break down this commonly-used term.

  1. Human: the people within your business, i.e. your employees or workforce.
  2. Resources: a supply or support source.

So “human resources”—a resource consisting of humans – means the people or employees that support your business. If these people are the support for your business, how well are they really supporting your business? Let’s take a look at the statistics: Continue reading “3 HR Best Practices to Protect Your Business”

3 Big Challenges Facing Business Owners in 2017

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3-big-challenges-facing-business-owners-2017Business owners face challenges and opportunities every day as they make strategic decisions for their companies.  Not all challenges are created equal, though; here are three that are impacting business leaders heavily in 2017.

Increased competition.  It is no secret that the Texas market is growing like gang busters. According to the Texas Tribune, from 2005 to 2013, the state of Texas grew by 345 people per day. Why are so many people moving to Texas? Jobs! Cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, such as Frisco, have been dedicated to helping companies move their headquarters to their location.  In Frisco alone, one and a half percent of sales tax is dedicated to business incentives to help grow the city.

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8 Tips To Boost Employee Productivity

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8-tips-to-boost-employee-productivityEmployee productivity can be affected by many different factors within the workplace.  So how can you help keep employees engaged and working at their maximum productivity?

  1. Active testing: If the job requires specific skills or competencies, test them. Simulate an actual position specific situation and test their skills. Continue reading “8 Tips To Boost Employee Productivity”

Employee Perks: Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

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employee-perksWhat are employee “perks,” and why do they matter?  What do your employees feel are the perks – the fringe benefits – of working for your company? Those companies that choose to offer more than just basic employee benefits certainly stand out in the job marketplace.

Perks don’t always come in the form of ping pong tables, nap pods and work-from-home programs.  However, any type of extra benefits that add value for your team can help with recruiting and reduce turnover, as it is a way to show you value your employees. Continue reading “Employee Perks: Little Things Can Make a Big Difference”

The HR Compliance Game Plan

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hr-offense-or-defenseWith HR Compliance, Which is Better: a Good Offense or a Good Defense?

When it comes to your business, how do you gauge whether you are winning or losing? Is your scale profits, turnover ratio, or percentage of growth? When it comes to your company’s HR functions, is it better to have a good offense or a good defense, and how on earth do you keep score? Continue reading “The HR Compliance Game Plan”

Employment Law: The Elephant in the Room

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Employment law:  what does it really mean to your business? Most business owners I speak with see it as the elephant in the room, the one that needs to be addressed but if ignored, possibly it will not sit on them.  Perhaps the elephant will find its way out of the room in search of some peanuts and disappear. Continue reading “Employment Law: The Elephant in the Room”