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  • Help Employees Understand, Utilize Benefits August 15, 2018
    When hiring a new team member, you focus on their qualifications, where they fit into your team, and how they can contribute to the company’s goals.  You invest time in orientation for new employees, so they’ll know how to perform their jobs effectively, but do you spend time explaining their benefits as well? Healthcare benefits […]
  • 3 Ways to Avoid Discrimination Issues August 8, 2018
    In 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, […]
  • Invest in Employee Development and Ongoing Training July 27, 2018
    Employee development should be customized to match the individual goals and expectations of each team member.  That’s why it’s important for managers to engage in ongoing and regular conversations with employees to be sure they stay engaged and invested in determining and driving the direction of their professional development.  In today’s world, we are experiencing […]
  • Cracking the (Dress) Code: What should I wear to work? July 19, 2018
    Office attire trends change every season, every year, every decade.  Dress code rules have changed drastically, mostly in the corporate world.  For those who wear a uniform, scrubs, or other standardized clothing to work, this decision is a non-issue. For the rest of us, the common term in many employee handbooks, “business casual,” has taken […]
  • Listen! It Makes All the Difference July 13, 2018
    One of my favorite things to do as an HR Manager at Staff One HR is deliver training to my clients, their management staff, and their employees on a variety of HR and management topics.  Recently, my colleague Marisa Eckberg created and delivered a four-part webinar series* on leadership, and I’ve had the pleasure of […]
  • 6 Creative Ways to Find Recruits in a Competitive Market July 10, 2018
    Drawing interest from the cream of the crop top-shelf candidates to join your company is the objective of any strong management team. That sounds great, but finding them can be the most troublesome, and sometimes even stressful, part of the process. Get creative to find some of the strongest talent out there before someone else […]
  • Burnout Poses a Danger for Most Employers July 6, 2018
    Worried that they won’t meet their next deadline, they sit at their desks with grim faces.  Tired, they yawn and stretch, because overwork has caused sleep loss or insomnia. They may lash out at colleagues, as their fatigue and stress grow, and resentment begins to build. “They” might include your coworkers, your boss, or even […]
  • Buyers: Partner With a PEO to Reduce Risk, Boost ROI June 29, 2018
    So you’re buying a company?   It’s hard to get a deal done, so congratulations!   But wait, before you sign the dotted line on that purchase agreement, think about these three letters… P E O. Private equity funds and strategic acquirers who buy companies should carefully consider engaging with a Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, prior […]
  • EAPs Provide Support for Employees In Crisis June 21, 2018
    Recently, within the same week, celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were sadly found to have died by suicide.  As people around the world mourn the loss of these icons, we also are reminded that anyone (no matter how wealthy, famous, or seemingly happy) can be affected by feelings of hopelessness and despair, as well […]
  • Webinars Are Dead. Long Live Webinars! June 15, 2018
    Just a decade ago, webinars – conducting seminars online instead of in person – were a hot new tech advance.   As a cost-effective means of communicating information to a large group of people, the concept was unbeatable.  Suddenly, participants could watch, listen, and even interact in seminars without having to travel.  Registration fees, if any, […]