How To Keep Employees From Coasting

While it is easy to identify employees who are doing an exceptional job and those who are doing poorly, it is much harder to identify those who are in the middle, or “coasting” – those employees who are doing just …

5 Things You Can Check When Hiring a New Employee

Hiring New Employee

When looking forward to hiring a new employee for your business or organization, it is a good idea to look out for some essential attributes in the prospective employee. They will be the trusted face of your company, who will …

Year-End Taxes for the Self Employed

Year End Taxes Self Employed

With the end of the year fast approaching, one of the most critical steps to take for someone that is self-employed is finding or getting in touch with their accountant. If you run your own business, you are probably already …

Year-End HR Review Checklist

Year-end HR Review Checklist

With the new year fast approaching and new employment laws, now is the perfect time for small businesses to take on HR cleanup of all employee files and make sure that your business is compliant. It is imperative to keep …

Small Business Checklist to Avoid FLSA Fines

FSLA_Fines

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) fines are some of the most common violations employers deal with today. One of the most commonly brought suits are complaints regarding wage and hour violations. Fines can be substantial, and employers must be aware, …

Overcoming Common Shift Scheduling Challenges

Overcoming Common Shift Scheduling Challenges

Keeping your shift work running smoothly and efficiently can be extremely challenging.  Just one missed shift can cause significant problems and throw off an entire workday. Not only can a missed shift cause problems on the work floor, but it …

Workforce Optimization And How To Make It Work For You

Workforce_optimization

First of all, what is “workforce optimization”? The actual definition of workforce optimization (WFO) is “a business strategy focused on balancing customer satisfaction, service levels, workforce scheduling, operational costs, and other key performance metrics for a business to get the …

Smart Investments to Help You Retain Millennial Employees

Smart_Investments

While Millennials are now the largest workforce, their job turnover rate is three times higher than other generational groups.  According to a Gallup study, this translates to $30.5 billion in losses for employers. However, it has been shown that nearly …

6 Steps for Dealing with Employee Absenteeism

Employee Absenteeism

CareerBuilder’s 2017 annual survey reported that employee absenteeism has been increasing. Nearly 40% of workers surveyed admitted that they had called in sick when they actually were not. That percentage is up 5% from those surveyed in 2016. Reportedly, employee …