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Monthly Archive: July 2020

Can Answering Work Emails After Hours Lower Productivity?

When that work phone pings, it’s highly likely that your employees reflexively open up that email and see if it’s something that they can address right here, right now. But could this “available at all hours” attitude be causing your employees harm?  …

Could a Non-Compete Hurt Your Business?

In a previous blog posting, we profiled a study which found that non-compete agreements may actually decrease motivation and performance. In fact, the study led the experts at the Harvard Business Review to note that such agreements result in a “drop in performance …

HR How-To: Retain Young Talent

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you’ll recall that we’ve talked a lot about how millennials and the new generation Z (which includes those born between 1996 and 2012) are poised to transform the work place with their command of …

HR How-to: Enforcing Dress Code in The Summer

As the temperature rises, in offices across the US, so do the hemlines. Having a summer dress code to accommodate the warmer weather often raises the temperature of your HR professionals as they prepare to tackle many uncomfortable conversations. In a previous …

The Importance of Employee Onboarding

After months of searching, you have finally found the right person for the job. You are eager for them to get started and are confident they will hit the hit the ground running and be up to speed in no time…Until they …

Is Paying Your Employees Overtime Mandatory?

In this blog’s infancy, we discussed a question that comes up regularly as we talk to clients, which is, do I have to pay my employees overtime? As with all things, where both federal and state guidelines apply, the answer isn’t all …

HR How-to: Set Up Your Employees for Remote Work Success

For many of us, 2020 was the year that we got to learn how to work remotely whether we liked it or not! Learning how to do it and mastering the skill of working from home are two completely different as anyone …

How Do Safety Programs Save Businesses Money?

A while back, we published a blog post citing data suggesting that investing in a workplace safety program can actually save businesses significant money (not to mention stress!) In fact, the survey, which was conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), …

Switching Over to a PEO: What Exactly is Changing?

At baseline, acronyms are always confusing. But even after you learn what the PEO stands for (professional employer organization) it still doesn’t really make sense! So, acknowledging that there is a general lack of knowledge about what it is that we and our peers …

HR Trends in 2020

It’s hard to believe that we’re just about halfway through 2020, especially when internet memes would lead us to believe that March had 200 days and April really dragged on with a whopping 4,000 days! Add to that, this has been a …