Do You Have a Policy Regarding Employment Verifications?

June 12, 2019 | 108 views

Do You Have a Policy Regarding Employment Verifications?
Do You Have a Policy Regarding Employment Verifications?

As employers, we get calls regularly looking for information on a past employee. The prospective new employers are dutifully trying to ensure that the information they were given is accurate. They also are looking for more insight into how the person performed for us, if their details are honestly and accurately given, and if we would rehire them.

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Sleeping on the Job? Yes, please!

June 5, 2019 | 222 views

Sleeping on the Job? Yes, please!
Sleeping on the Job? Yes, please!

Sleeping on the job is the topic of many a Blondie comic strip. Yet, Dagwood Bumstead may have been on to something good. Doctors, medical interns, and nurses have valued naps for ages; hospitals even provide a place to sleep for those with long shifts. So, maybe it is time for businesses to consider the value of allowing employees to take a nap on the job.

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Unusual Wage and Labor Laws in a State Near You

May 29, 2019 | 255 views

Unusual Wage and Labor Laws in a State Near You
Unusual Wage and Labor Laws in a State Near You

Human resource management is a specialty for a reason. Trying to stay abreast of new age and labor laws requires a translator, attorney, and payroll specialist. Sometimes, it’s nearly impossible to steer clear of strange legal employment cases while staying focused on your business’s core function. If you think it’s tough where you operate, maybe you should be grateful that you don’t have to deal with some of these unusual state laws.

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Is the FMLA Good for Business?

May 22, 2019 | 321 views

Is the FMLA Good for Business?
Is the FMLA Good for Business?

When an employee takes a leave from work, managers and owners are often left in the lurch. Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a business feels the strain of a missing employee, and the pain in the workplace can be exacerbated if it is unexpected. The work still must get done after all, and usually with less help. On the other hand, FMLA can be good for your employees and for your business.

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Is It Time to Hire Overnight Staff?

May 8, 2019 | 545 views

Is It Time to Hire Overnight Staff?
Is It Time to Hire Overnight Staff?

Overnight staffing may not seem feasible to many business owners. With labor costs your highest expense, having someone available overnight to answer calls, dispatch services, or sell goods is nigh impossible. Besides, why did overnight employees ever become the norm anyway?

Do you remember when the phrase “24/7/365” came into our vocabulary? It seems like it coincided with the advent of extended hours, 24-hour grocery stores, and other businesses that competed by being open every single day of the year.

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Succession Planning for Your Family Business—What is Hindering You?

May 2, 2019 | 573 views

Succession Planning for Your Family Business—What is Hindering You?
Succession Planning for Your Family Business—What is Hindering You?

Your son is a salesman like you. Your daughter is a financial wiz. Surely, they plan to take over the reins of the family business. Your dream is to build your own business and leave a supportive legacy for your family. This exit plan sounds normal and good but, without a sincere examination of your family, a few things might be hindering your next step for the future of your business.

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4 Ways Scheduling Software Benefits the Banking Industry

April 24, 2019 | 550 views

4 Ways Scheduling Software Benefits the Banking Industry
4 Ways Scheduling Software Benefits the Banking Industry

Scheduling bank employees can be full of frustrations, and it gobbles up managers’ time each month. If it is done manually, it is especially cumbersome. End the headache of keeping multiple, handwritten calendars for time-off requests, holidays, and employee availability with a simple and affordable scheduling software for the banking industry. This affordable scheduling option will benefit banks and credit unions in several ways.

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Does Your Office Need an Intern?

April 17, 2019 | 507 views

Does Your Office Need an Intern?
Does Your Office Need an Intern?

Internships can be mutually beneficial work arrangements if they truly meet the needs of the company and of the intern. They provide a rich opportunity for less-experienced workers to develop their resume, learn office protocols, and perhaps prove themselves as a worthy longer-term hire.

Many college students look to internships to develop themselves and prepare for the working world, and because of that, they are ready to work hard. They are not yet limited by what they think they cannot do and will willingly try their best. Employers then take the lead to ensure the relationship is worthwhile for both the employer and the intern.

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7 Tips to Better Manager-Employee Communications

April 10, 2019 | 539 views

7 Tips to Better Manager-Employee Communications
7 Tips to Better Manager-Employee Communications

Poor workplace communication is often blamed for many workplace problems. What is wrong is not always easy to identify, but better communication does help avoid serious problems like injuries, failed projects, and high employee turnover.

Each of us may think we are doing a good job communicating but, as a manager, we may not hear from anyone where we need improvement. Instead, we are frustrated by an employee’s lack of results or unwillingness to share ideas.

There is not a perfect, single solution, but these tips will help improve manager-employee communication. They are easy to implement, too.

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3 Areas You Should Invest in for Your Business ASAP

April 3, 2019 | 920 views

3 Areas You Should Invest in for Your Business ASAP
3 Areas You Should Invest in for Your Business ASAP

The list of things to help grow your company is long, and they are probably all good ideas. Some, however, have quicker returns and should be evaluated and improved as soon as possible.

1. Technology

For every company, there are different tech needs, but your investment in technology is for several good reasons: mainly for speed, mobility, and attractiveness to clients and prospective employees.

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