Hello, Summer!  College students are now reaching out for Summer internships. You might want free labor.  But… Is your unpaid internships legal? Your interns may be eligible for benefits regardless of their pay status.  Each state has different regulations.  If you are not up to speed on the laws surrounding internships, we highly encourage you to pay […]

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5 Steps to Boost Your Retention Efforts

To boost your retention efforts, it is important to think about the job from the employees’ viewpoint.  Everyone is different, but assuming that all employees are being paid well or treated with respect and dignity is not the case across all business. When were they last time you told an employee that you appreciated their hard […]

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10 Tips to Find the Right Employee

  10 Tips to Find the Right Employee Where can I find the right employee? As an experienced Human Resource Consultant, I can find the right employee. I have sourced, recruited, interviewed and hired for many companies, large and small. I have also conducted numerous retained searches. There is no one method to find the right […]

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5 Tips for Handling Employee Problems

It’s happening again!  You are faced with employee problems, in the workplace. The problem is effecting your business operations and can not be ignored.  The problem will affect other employees and disrupt work from being completed. So it’s your job to address this problem – You must be the owner, manager or supervisor.  What should you do?  […]

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MINIMIZE LIABILITY FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIES!   MINIMIZE LIABILITY — ARE YOU AT RISK? Minimize Liability — Will you be civilly liable for negligent acts taking place within the scope of employment? Minimize Liability — Will you be confronted with a harassment, discrimination, or retaliation violations? Minimize Liability — As a small business owner you […]

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Overtime Regulations & Compliance

Overtime regulations remain a mystery to so many business owners. Determining who’s in, who’s out by exemptions and pay rate requires a lot more than guesswork to control the major impact on your business and labor costs. Most companies affected by these changes will make significantly more workers eligible for overtime. On May 18, 2016, the United […]

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Onboarding is Crucial to Any Business

    What is onboarding?  “Onboarding is a long-term process that focuses on helping new employees become a part of your company.  It will build crucial relationships, allow employees to understand their role and learn how they add value.” Are you ready to onboard your new hire? Let’s get started on day one. Do you have […]

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Discipline and Document Employee Behaviors

Employee Behavior: How to Discipline & Document

Employee behavior is the way in which employees respond to particular circumstances or situations in the workplace. As an HR Consultant, I am often asked for guidance about employee behaviors. I want to offer a good employment practice that will give weight to evidence and help prevent employees from claiming they were improperly discharged.  Employees will act out […]

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What’s new with you?

Now that the winter is over, I thought I would check in and ask, “What’s new with you?”  You and I talked a while back about small business, human resources, or LinkedIn. I wanted to follow up to ask “could I help you in any way?”   Spring will be in full swing soon and it’s a […]

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