6 Questions & Best Practices for Employers Requiring Masks

May 5, 2021
6 Questions & Best Practices for Employers Requiring Masks

The state of the pandemic and the regulations around it are constantly changing. Mask mandates—a potentially delicate subject—have also changed frequently along with the weather, the number of COVID-19 cases, and the vaccination rollout. So how can employers follow mask mandates and ensure their employees do the same? Can you require masks at your business,… Read More »

8 Workplace Safety Tips for Remote Employees

April 7, 2021
Workplace Safety for Remote Employees

As the telework trend rises, an increasing number of employers are faced with a new challenge: workplace safety for remote employees. Team members working from home are out of sight, as are their workspaces. So how can you reduce risks for both your employees and, therefore, your company? Much of the answer relies on open… Read More »

How to Develop a Safety Program + 6 Tips for Workplace Safety

March 16, 2021
How to Develop a Safety Program + 6 Tips for Workplace Safety

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics received 2.8 million reports of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2019.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an average of 15 workplace deaths occurred daily. These sobering statistics speak to the importance of developing a safety program in order to protect both your employees and… Read More »

Returning Employees to the Workplace? 5 Things to Consider

March 9, 2021
Returning to the Workplace: 5 Things to Consider

As we approach the one-year mark since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the country have a lot to consider.  Will they transition employees back to the office? Will they stay remote? Will they take a hybrid approach? While we look to the future, we know the workplace will certainly look different. It… Read More »

11 Ways to Promote Work-Life Balance for Remote Employees

January 20, 2021
11 Ways to Promote Work-Life Balance for Remote Employees

There are many benefits for remote employees and the companies that employ them. Workers enjoy things like more flexibility, comfort, and reduced or no commute time. According to the stats, working from home can also increase employee productivity—sometimes by as much as 25%! It’s becoming increasingly difficult for employers to argue that employees are not… Read More »

7 Tips for Providing Effective Sexual Harassment Training

January 14, 2021
7 Tips for Providing Effective Sexual Harassment Training

There is no easy way to address sexual harassment training—at least not if you want to do so effectively. Nonetheless, it is a critical subject that all employees should be trained on regularly. Many employees don’t know how to identify harassment in its many forms, just as managers may not know how to deal with… Read More »

Performance Improvement Plans: NOT Just One Step Closer to Termination

January 12, 2021
Performance Improvement Plans: Not Just One Step Closer to Termination

When people hear the term “performance improvement plan,” their minds immediately jump to visions of being fired. We don’t want to sugarcoat it: This performance management tool can be viewed as a probationary period and ultimately result in termination if the employee cannot meet objectives or improve behavior. When used correctly and with good intentions… Read More »

9 Costly Mistakes Employers Make When Hiring Independent Contractors

December 22, 2020
9 Costly Mistakes Employers Make When Hiring Independent Contractors

Does your business have a specific project or type of work that an expert would most effectively complete? Hiring independent contractors for finite assignments or work that does not call for an employee can provide many benefits to a company—when they are classified and appropriately managed. Before hiring a contractor, employers must know how to… Read More »