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Use Workforce Management Software To Coordinate Onboarding

Workforce Management Software Delivers Effective Onboarding For Early Productivity Business owners in every industry want their new hires to hit the ground running. Entrepreneurs manning the help of companies of every size recognize that success with early productivity begins with new employee onboarding. An efficient and effective onboarding process can truly set the tone for the overall experience an employee will have at your company. In an effort to ensure successful onboarding and increase early productivity rates, many organizations are implementing a workforce management software system as well as other resources to arm new hires with the information they will need for high productiv

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Accommodating Pregnant Employees

Let’s imagine a situation. Wendy, who’s been on the job for only four months, informs her employer that she’s pregnant. She requests light duty and asks if temporary leave is an option. Instead of accommodating Wendy, the employer terminates her employment, explaining to her that her employment is at-will and that they don’t have the staff to modify her duties or cover her responsibilities while she’s away on leave. They remind her that during her job interview, they asked if she had plans to become pregnant and she had said no. Then her manager makes a point of highlighting instances in which her job performance was less than satisfactory – an assessment they had not, up t

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HR Tip of the Month

An employee handbook is one of your organization’s best onboarding tools. Make sure you get it into new employees’ hands as soon as possible. We recommend carving out an hour or two on an employee's first or second day for them to sit down with the handbook, undisturbed, and read it from start to finish. This way you’ll know they have received – and hopefully absorbed – the information, and you can feel more confident when enforcing the policies within it. Providing time during the workday for employees to read the handbook is essential if they are non-exempt, since non-exempt employees must be paid for all time worked, and reading the handbook is work! You can send it home with

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Utilize HR Outsourcing Companies

HR Outsourcing Companies: Let Them Sweat The Small Stuff As an executive human resources professional, you may not have considered using HR outsourcing companies as part of your existing business model. It's a common oversight; managers, directors and even VPs often assume that they have their entire human resource requirements effectively managed and that HR outsourcing companies will only convolute the existing process. However, when they carefully analyze their current corporate structure and evaluate what HR outsourcing companies offer they often realize that allowing these outside firms to sweat the small stuff can have a big impact on their business. HR Firms Manage Administrative

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Reminder: OSHA 300A Forms Must Be Posted by February 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that all employers who are required to maintain the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses post a summary of the previous year’s log between February 1st and April 30th each year, even if no incidents occurred in the preceding calendar year. The summary (OSHA Form 300A) must be certified by a company executive and posted in a conspicuous location where notices to employees are customarily posted. All employers who had more than ten employees at any point during the last calendar year are covered by this requirement unless they qualify as part of an exempt low-risk industry. New this year: electronic report

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Looking for an Enticing Benefit to Offer?

Businesses looking to attract new employees must distinguish themselves from the competition, especially if they’re unable to pay salaries above the market value. Creative benefits often do the trick, particularly if they address specific needs. With more and more college graduates entering the workforce and more and more of them graduating with substantial debt, some companies are enticing prospective employees with a student loan repayment benefit. The benefit is a rare, sought-after gem. Over 70% of college graduates have student loan debt, 76% of respondents to a 2015 American Student Assistance survey said the benefit would be a contributing factor to their accepting a job, and

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Benefits Of HR Outsourcing Companies

Top 5 Objections People Have About HR Outsourcing Companies Partnering with HR outsourcing companies offers a slew of benefits to businesses of every size and scope. However, some executives still feel reluctant to tap into the advantages offered by HR outsourcing companies, for various reasons. If you're still on the fence about outsourcing your HR needs, consider these top 5 objections and the truth behind each concern. Expensive Cost is often a major reason for business owners to avoid outsourcing various HR needs. Keeping expenses to a minimum is important, no matter what the size of your organization. However, many executives don't realize that HR outsourcing can actually save th

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Why Training Your Employees Is Good for Retention

There’s an old joke about an executive who worries that training their employees will be a bad investment because they might leave, to which the sage CEO says, “What if we don’t train them and they stay?” Contrary to common fears, training employees doesn’t usher them out the door. Yes, training may prepare employees for employment outside your company, but it also prepares them for a better future working for you. You can increase the likelihood that your employees will use the training they receive for your benefit by giving them opportunities to put what they’ve learned to immediate use and rewarding them when the new skills and extra effort pay off. Prompt application o

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What Is the Interactive Process, Anyway?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reasonably accommodate the disabilities of their employees and to engage in an interactive process when a request for accommodation is made. What is the interactive process? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission describes it this way: the employee and the employer “communicate with each other about the request, the precise nature of the problem that is generating the request, how a disability is prompting a need for an accommodation, and alternative accommodations that may be effective in meeting an individual’s needs.” The employer’s part in this process entails some specific steps. When you go through the i

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Workforce Management Software can help First Time Managers

5 Tips For First Time Managers Getting promoted to a management position can be both exciting and nerve wracking. Overseeing people in their daily routines comes with its challenges. Understanding a few simple tips can help minimize hiccups within your team and help you perform as effectively as possible. Tip #1: Automate Whenever You Can Many first time managers quickly realize that manual processes can prove a major time drain as well as increase room for human errors. Don't get stuck in old-school manual procedures. Instead, automate a multitude of functions using workforce management software. Workforce management software delivers centralized access to a slew of information and o

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