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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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