15 02, 2019

The Benefits of Yoga at Work

  It’s no surprise - sitting for long periods of time can have a negative effect on your health. For many of us, a day at work includes slouching over our desks, straining as we look at phones and computers, and tensing our hands as we type and scroll day in and day out. This sedentary lifestyle increases [...]

1 02, 2019

What is Pinpoint Pricing (And Why You Should Use It)

Editor’s Note: This article is written by Marc Mullis, Founder/CEO of Payformance Partners and was originally published on Payscale.com  For decades, businesses used grade-based salary ranges to manage employee salaries. As an administrative tool kept in a three-ring binder on our desks, grade-based salary [...]

17 07, 2018

Technology Made Me Do It: How to Disconnect in the Modern Workplace

Ah, technology! What an amazing thing it is and continues to be. It has evolved so much in such a short time, and has completely transformed how we live and work. Technology is something that we rely on day in and day out in essentially all aspects of our lives. From phones, computers, tablets, TV, and even [...]

28 06, 2018

How To Give Constructive Feedback and Avoid Common Mistakes

If you’ve been in the workforce for any length of time, you’ve probably been on the receiving end of a disastrous feedback experience. Like the manager who sent a flaming email in the middle of the night, ripping apart his salesperson's strategy in an earlier meeting.  So when it’s your turn to give [...]

24 05, 2018

Is Your Workplace Sun Safe? Being OSHA Compliant

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and Skin Cancer is an important topic that needs to be talked about more. But why are WE talking about it and what does it have to do with Human Resources? It has a lot to do with Human Resources because it significantly affects employers who, primarily, are in industries [...]

15 04, 2018

HR Q and A: Corrective Action for an Employee with Medical Issues?

Question from a business owner with a chronically ill employee: We're in a difficult situation with an employee.  She was suspected of substance issues because of some erratic behavior, but then she recently told us that she has been diagnosed with MS.  By itself, MS can explain some of the behavior and even [...]

2 04, 2018

8 Benefits You Can Adopt to Attract and Keep the Best Employees

It does not matter if you are running a startup or a decades-old corporation. The benefits and perks included in your compensation package can sway potential employees toward saying "yes" to the job. Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey revealed that benefits are a major factor in a future employee [...]

20 03, 2018

HR Q and A: Are Sales Reps 1099 Contractors?

Question from a Business Coach, about how to classify new Sales Reps: I want to create some Sales Rep roles. My initial thought was I'd issue them a check or gift card for 5% of the fee I charge for any service they "sell". So, I'd provide a handful of sales reps with information sheets, some promotional [...]

14 02, 2018

Giving Millennials a Fighting Chance in the Workplace

In a survey by Lending Tree measuring worth in the workplace, they inquired about the perceived value of three generations: Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. Millennials earned high marks for their skills with technology, but also earned the lowest rating overall. Considered the least reliable, [...]

24 01, 2018

How to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints: A Primer for Small Businesses

Our owner, Deanna Arnold, contributed to this article published in Insureon.com on January 9, 2018: Recent sexual harassment complaints out of Hollywood, such as allegations against Harvey Weinstein, have prompted many businesses to reevaluate how these situations should be handled in the workplace. If you [...]