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How to handle dating in the workplace

February 14, 2019

How to Handle Dating in the Workplace

For HR professionals, dating in the workplace can be a tricky topic. It’s a problematic intersection between protecting employees from sexual harassment and remaining respectful and avoiding overbearing rules. Follow these best practices for regulating dating, setting boundaries, and maintaining a professional work environment. Can employers regulate workplace romance? Employers can regulate workplace romance by […]

exit interview template

February 8, 2019

Departing with an Employee? Use this Exit Interview Template

Parting ways with employees is never easy– whether it was their decision or yours. The time spent recruiting, hiring, and training those employees and the potential for information lost in that transition can feel overwhelming. However, there’s another way to look at departing employees: an opportunity to mine crucial information. When an employee leaves your […]

hiring employees for your business

February 7, 2019

The 4 Myths of Hiring Employees for Your Business

There are a lot of myths when it comes to hiring employees for your business. Here are 4 truths around hiring and recruitment to help you find top talent. Myth 1: People Don’t Hold Jobs as Long as They Used To There’s a common cultural story around today’s workforce is that’s comprised of three main […]

mental health in the workplace as a retention strategy

February 7, 2019

Could Mental Health Programs Help Your Recruitment Efforts?

Nearly one in five people in the US live with a mental health condition and it’s estimated that only around 17 percent of the population lives their daily life in optimal mental health. With these staggering statistics, it’s difficult to explain why mental health in the workplace is rarely recognized or addressed. There is a […]

what is a labor cost distribution report?

February 6, 2019

What is a Labor Cost Distribution Report?

While HR should be focused on people, this position also deals with a lot of data analysis. Personnel can be one of the largest investments for a business, especially small businesses, so it’s crucial to assess how well employees are performing. One helpful tool used by the HR management team is called a labor cost […]

How to create an exit interview form

February 5, 2019

Should I Create an Exit Interview Form?

As a small business, it’s important to use employee feedback to create a comfortable and efficient company culture. And when it comes to fixing your culture issues or replicating your successes, the more you know, the better. While it’s difficult to get subordinates to give honest criticism to their managers and superiors for obvious reasons, […]

how to recognize depression at work

January 30, 2019

How to Recognize Signs of Depression at Work

As the evolving workplace starts to demand a larger emphasis on mental health, it’s important to stay privy to signs of depression in employees. Spotting symptoms of depression at work can be a challenge. As a manager, it’s your responsibility to recognize employee behaviors that could indicate a decline in mental health. There are five […]

can technology widen the gender wage gap?

January 29, 2019

Could the Gender Wage Gap Increase with the Development of Technology?

Across the globe, we are making progress in closing the gender wage gap. Women have made significant progress in a number of industries, including business, finance, health care, and education. In fact, the annual gender wage gap report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found a reduction in the gap between male and female […]

How to calculate your employee retention rate

January 28, 2019

Does Your Company Have a Healthy Employee Retention Rate?

How much money are you losing due to attrition? Turnover is expensive for any employer. But in today’s tight labor market, the cost of losing your best employees is even higher. You have to invest in hiring and training a replacement. But you also lose the value that those former employees were producing for your […]

Job offer letter samples and templates

January 10, 2019

Hiring? Use These Job Offer Letter Samples and Templates

A strong job offer letter is the first step in a successful recruitment process and creating a qualified workforce. It’s important for employers to map out a process for creating written offers and communication materials for prospective candidates and new hires. Failing to do so could result in losing top talent due to unorganized processes […]

employee classification

January 9, 2019

Employee Classification: The Difference Between Exempt and Nonexempt

Employee classification can be difficult, and there are several differences between exempt and non-exempt employees. Should you be tracking hours and paying overtime? Is a base salary all that I need to offer? If you don’t take the time to classify an employee correctly, you could face some hefty penalties. Learn how to assign the proper […]

independent contractor misclassification penalties

January 8, 2019

What are the Independent Contractor Misclassification Penalties?

As a small business, have you ever struggled to classify your workers? Hiring decisions are difficult, especially when you’re unsure which type of employment relationship best suits your work. You may be thinking about bringing on an independent contractor if you don’t require full-time support. On the other hand, it might make more sense to […]