Category: Human Resources

Considerations in Establishing a Smoking Policy

HR policies always balance competing challenges. In the case of a smoking policy, the organization may have an interest in promoting employee health, improving satisfaction of the non-smoking employees while needing to respect personal choices. Avoiding excessive paternalism may also color how the policy is constructed and presented. The best approach to this situation is to treat the topic in the most

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3 Benefits of Outsourcing HR Functions to a PEO Firm

An HR department performs important duties for the company, such as processing employee payments, medical plans, conducting background checks, and ensuring the company is compliant with current laws. HR professionals often devote a significant amount of time to managing a company’s workforce, from evaluating employee performance to talent development. And yet, they are often bogged down by administrative tasks that prevent them

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5 Essential Steps to a Successful Workplace Investigation

As most companies are aware, it is better to be proactive than reactive. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its best practices for employers to fall clearly on the side of proactive actions, stating that “traditional approaches are often reactive –that is, problems are addressed only after a worker is injured or becomes sick, a new

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3 Benefits of Outsourcing HR

A Human Resources department can be a huge help for both employees and management to streamline functions like, payroll, benefits and staying current on employment laws. Almost every large corporation has an HR department, but with smaller companies, it can sometimes be pushed aside because of cost or lack of knowledge. The good news is that every business can have access to

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Reduce Your Employment Liability Risk

Employment Liability is the risk your company has to actions from employees, former employees, and those interviewed but not hired, relating to employment actions such as hiring and firing behavior, promotions, discrimination, and other forms of legally protected actions between an employer and an employee. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission details the specific legal coverage for employees in America. These include

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Human Resources: Opportunities, Hiring Practices and Success in Business

When you ask successful business owners how they got to that stage, you get various responses. This is because different individuals have different driving factors. Some people might tell you that they work for the love of it. Others might say that finances are a motivating factor. And some might say that they do it for their loved ones. Either way, it

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How to Authentically Motivate Your Employees

Whether your position if that of a CEO, lead pharmacy technician, or high school principal, you undoubtedly recognize that one of the most challenging — and rewarding — aspects of your job is building a great team around you, and learning how to best support each and every individual on that team. But let’s not underestimate how difficult it can be to

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Human Resources: Tips to Deal with Unhappy Employees

Employees can be the best. When they are productive, they can really help your business. When they are not happy, they could really bring you and your business down. Because of that, you are going to have to deal with them. Here are some tips to do so. Talk to your employees. Don’t be afraid to ask them what is wrong. It

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Why HR Outsourcing is on The Rise

With more small to medium-sized businesses choosing to outsource their HR departments in recent years, business owners who have yet to make this switch may still be wondering why HR outsourcing has become so popular. One of the primary reasons smaller businesses choose to outsource HR is that small HR teams often struggle to keep on top of recruiting, payroll, and other

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Outsourcing Human Resources Could Be the Perfect Business Move

Many elements come with running a business. One of the highest priorities for a business owner should be employment and training. Not every owner is an expert in this field, mainly when their area of expertise deals more with the product or dealing with clients. Knowing your limits as a business owner is okay and will actually benefit you in the long

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