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 »

9 Steps to Onboarding Remote Employees Smoothly

November 17, 2020
9 Steps to Onboarding Remote Employees Smoothly

Like most organizations, your company has probably gotten into somewhat of a rhythm when it comes to remote work since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. You have had several months to figure out new systems and technology as everyone learns how to work as a team and remain productive from home. But have you… Read More »

12 Recruiting Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

November 2, 2020
12 Recruiting Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Hiring employees is one of the most important and difficult decisions of being a business owner or decision-maker. It is difficult to find qualified candidates who you can be confident will get the job done well, help move the company forward, and stick around for the long run. In a 2016 study by SHRM, 68%… Read More »

11 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

October 26, 2020
11 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

Maintaining high employee productivity is essential to an organization’s growth and success. In turn, strong employee engagement is the foundation of high productivity levels.  But did you know that only about 34% of the American workforce feels engaged? This is bad news for many companies, since disengaged employees cost them significantly, according to Hubstaff’s State… Read More »

6 Steps to Take When an Employee Contracts COVID-19

October 19, 2020
6 Steps to Take if an Employee Contracts COVID-19

The thought of one of your employees contracting the COVID-19 virus may seem scary, but it is something that every employer should prepare for.  Take the proper precautions to ensure your workplace and employees are safe. Put a plan in place in case someone does show symptoms or become infected with the coronavirus. When you… Read More »