How to Build Your Brand Mission, Vision & Values from a People Perspective

September 16, 2023
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One common misconception from prospects and clients is that we help them create their brand mission, vision, and value statements.  BlueLion does NOT offer this as part of our services! While we are concerned with the humans within your organization and ensuring your company remains compliant, these statements are better left to pros like branding… Read More »

Form I-9 Update: All About the New Alternative Verification Procedure

July 26, 2023
Form I-9 Update: All About the New Alternative Verification Procedure

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I-9 and a final ruling on a new alternative procedure allowing for remote Form I-9 inspection. The new optional procedure will be available beginning August 1, 2023.  During COVID, flexibilities were implemented, allowing employers to conduct remote I-9 verification. With this exception… Read More »

The Art of Working Interviews: Unlocking Talent While Staying Legally Compliant

July 6, 2023

Finding the perfect candidate to join your team can be challenging, like searching for a needle in a haystack. Resumes and interviews only scratch the surface when assessing a candidate’s fit for a position.  Enter the working interview, a unique approach that allows employers to evaluate a candidate’s skills and cultural fit through hands-on experience.… Read More »

Employer’s Quick & Easy Guide to MVR Checks

May 11, 2023

When hiring a new employee, employers must do their due diligence. This may include background checks, drug testing, work history verification, or licensing/certification checks.  And if you’re hiring an employee who will spend a lot of their work hours on the road, whether in their own car or a company vehicle, you’ll want to conduct… Read More »

What Does At-Will Employment REALLY Mean?

May 3, 2023

You are likely familiar with at-will employment. After all, it is recognized in every state except Montana. But should you fire an employee for no reason just because you can?  Not necessarily! There are exceptions and risks to employment at will, which vary from one state to the next. Read on for a better understanding… Read More »

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Recession-Proof Their Teams

March 23, 2023

Are we in a recession? Technically, not yet. Despite this, many Americans are concerned. A recent poll found that:  46% think the economy is currently in a recession 22% don’t believe we are in one but will be within a year 41% are shifting financial behaviors to prepare for a recession 41% say they aren’t… Read More »

11 of the Top Interview Questions to Ask Every Candidate

February 22, 2023

Job interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience for both the interviewer and the interviewee. As a hiring manager, it is important to ask the right questions to ensure that you make an informed decision and hire the best candidate for the job. However, not all interview questions are created equal, and some should be avoided… Read More »

4 Metrics (Plus A Bonus Tactic) To Help Weather The Great Recession

December 15, 2022

Has HR ever had more on its plate than the past couple of years?  From a worldwide pandemic to a shift in where you do your work every day, your head is probably spinning from trying to keep up. Many businesses are still grappling with the impact, especially trying to keep their employees during The… Read More »

How NOT to Onboard New Employees: 9 Mistakes to Avoid

November 8, 2022

We often hear about how to onboard new employees, but what costly mistakes should employers avoid? The lengths you go to welcome, train, and integrate new hires in their first days, weeks, and year has a lasting impact on morale and performance. Hence, a solid onboarding program should be the first line of defense in… Read More »

Complete Guide to Generational Diversity in the Workplace + 4 Ways to Embrace It

April 21, 2022
Complete Guide to Generational Diversity in the Workplace + 4 Ways to Embrace It

Many employers think of ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation when it comes to diversity. They forget to recruit people from various age groups. But generational diversity is another key to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your workplace — especially now that we have five generations working alongside one another! Many employers think that… Read More »