15 04, 2014

Employment Regulation Updates and Recent Activity at the Federal Level

There has been quite a lot of activity and proposed changes at the federal level in regards to employment law & regulations.  This is creating major impacts on pretty much everyone including employees, federal contractors and companies of all sizes.  It can be overwhelming at times and tough to keep up with, [...]

17 03, 2014

The Ever-Changing Workforce and Generation Y

If you ask anyone in the workforce, particularly managers or business owners, what their experiences and thoughts are about working with Millennials (Gen Y) I can guarantee that they will have something to say about it. It seems to be a hot topic of discussion these days and is having a big impact on the [...]

17 02, 2014

It is February and love is in the air! But what about in the workplace?

Workplace romances are all too common.  Everybody knows someone that has either met their current spouse/partner at work, are currently dating someone they work with or have dated someone at work at one time or another during their career, whether the relationship was made public or not.  In fact, through a [...]

18 11, 2013

Workplace Bullying: It is real and it happens everyday

Workplace bullying is something that hasn't really been talked about or made "public" until recently with the allegations of bullying within the NFL.  However, even though it doesn't get talked about, doesn't mean it doesn't happen. The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) defines workplace bullying as [...]

7 10, 2013

Recruiting Tips for Small Businesses

Recruiting and hiring a new employee can be a daunting and time consuming task for a small business owner, but also one of the most crucial.  A bad hire has a much larger impact on a small business than it does in a larger corporation so it is important to make the right hiring decision upfront.  Here are a [...]

5 09, 2013

No more annual performance reviews?

I say yes to that....with some stipulations and structure, of course. The majority of employees hate the annual performance review process and meeting.  The employee is typically just sitting through the meeting and not really listening to their manager, waiting only to hear if they are getting a pay [...]

1 07, 2013

Wage and Hour Claims on the Rise and What that Means to your Business

Wage and Hour Claims on the Rise and What that Means to your Business With the economic struggles that many people have faced over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of wage and hour claims filed by employees against their employers.  Previously, employees were more reluctant to [...]

3 05, 2013

Social Media and the Workplace

There has been a lot of discussion, and some controversy, about social media and what employers can and cannot do with employees’ personal social media accounts.  The most recent discussion is about employers asking for candidates Facebook passwords during the interview process.  Quite honestly, I think that [...]

4 04, 2013

How much is turnover costing your business?

Every time an employee leaves your company, they take profits with them.  All the time, effort and money that you put into that employee is gone and now you incur additional expenses to replace them.  There are 2 types of costs associated with employee turnover, tangible and intangible.  The tangible costs [...]

2 03, 2013

Motivation Doesn’t Always Mean Money

The big question is ...... "what motivates employees and how do you keep them motivated?" The magic answer is…… being treated with respect!  Feeling appreciate and being treated with respect are the most important things to employees in job satisfaction and motivation.  It is that simple. Feeling appreciate [...]