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Documenting Employee Relations Issues

Employee relations issues are a daily occurrence in business.  Every individual shares a certain relationship with his co-workers in the workplace. The relationship is either great – luke-warm, or bad. The relationship can be between anyone in the organization – between co-workers, between an employee and his/her superior, between two members of management, etc. It […]

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Bad Habits

Remove Bad Habits with an HR Audit

Do you have a few bad habits to fix? Perhaps you started off your business without any: policies or procedures; onboarding or termination systems; job descriptions or hiring practices; disciplinary or performance guidelines. Sound familiar? We offer a tool to help you remove these few bad habits.  It is called an HR Audit. “When you don’t know, what you […]

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Allegations of sexual harassment are on the news daily.  Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Roy Moore, Mario Batali are just a few of the names we heard. The call comes in, the employee knocks on your door . . . “I have a situation.”  This is a typical call that Consultants, Business Owners, and Human Resource […]

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Discipline – Guidance for Business Owners & Managers

Discipline is one of the hardest parts of a Manager or Supervisors job. Why do you ask? Because many Managers or Supervisors don’t know how to handle the confrontation. In my vast HR Career, I have been asked how to handle the employee attendance, the tardiness, and the day-to-day infractions over and over again. In […]

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Immigration Changes: Are You Ready?

Immigration Changes:Are You Ready? Employers are required to use the new version of the Form I-9 (dated 07/17/17) beginning Sept. 18, 2017. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) first published the form I-9 in July. It has an expiration date of Aug. 31, 2019. It applies to new hires only. Employers are not required to […]

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Top 5 Tips to Reduce Turnover

Top 5 Tips to Reduce Turnover – If you lose a key employee what impact will it have on your business? Don’t you agree that Employee’s are your most valuable asset?  So what can you do to retain them and mitigate human capital risk? Let’s first define “human capital risk.”  It is the uncertainty arising from changes […]

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Drinking at Work

“Drinking at Work” is a Big No, No! Drinking at work is a Big NO, NO, says Nancy Dube of Dube Consulting in MA. A Human Resources Outsourcing Company that can assist your business growth! Did you find someone drinking at work? I received a call from a company, similar to yours, asking me what to […]

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Termination: 12 Easy Steps to Follow

Termination: 12 Easy Steps to Follow. It is easy to make a mistake that may open you up to costly legal risks. So, you have to terminate an employee… Some employers do this often and know just how to manage the process. Others employers could refer to these steps.  Most terminations and voluntary separations are […]

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Are Your Unpaid Internship Legal?

Hello, Summer!  College students are now reaching out for Summer internships. You might want free labor.  But… Are 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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