Tag Archives: Employee Management
4 Ways to Help Workers Build Emergency Savings, and How Much Is Enough?
By Amanda Utevsky, PhD As employers reevaluate employee benefits following the labor shock of 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic, they must look at ways to both shore up financial health and help reduce potential future stressors. Evidence shows that having enough savings on hand is one of the largest predictors of financial well-being, making employee financial health programs focusedContinue Reading
FLSA: It’s No Joke
Three blondes walk into a building. (You’d think one of them would’ve seen it – LOL!) But seriously…the first blonde rushes to the timeclock and glances at the U.S. Department of Labor notices on the wall as she punches in. The second blonde yawns, clutches her laptop briefcase and mumbles about working all night toContinue Reading
Terminations: More Than Just Reality TV
At times, most managers have been frustrated to the point of wanting to scream, “YOU’RE FIRED!” And while that phrase made a TV reality show wildly popular, it actually isn’t reality. Terminations are a process, not a reaction. Although Texas is an “employment at-will” state, most companies avoid firing and employee without cause. There areContinue Reading
Harassment: It Could Cost You.
$168 million! The largest sexual harassment lawsuit on record is a judgment against Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California. We read about cases like that and think, “That’s California! It won’t happen to me and my business.” A little closer to home… How would a ruling of $6.2 million against your company impact your business? Continue Reading
People and Diversity …Every Organization’s Greatest Investment
Whether you are a company of one or one thousand, each person you employ is your greatest investment. Getting the highest rate of return on your “people” investment involves another investment—embracing diversity. Demographic trends identified by Pew Research Center include racial and ethnic diversity in the United States on a continuous rise. By 2055, itContinue Reading
Millennials: 6 Tips to Communicating Employee Benefits
It seems like we’ve been talking or hearing about Millennials for most of my career. Millennials are now in their 20’s and 30’s. It is estimated they will comprise 30% of the workforce by 2020, and many are entering management roles. Once characteristic touted as “millennial” is they perceive themselves invincible, although that has alwaysContinue Reading
3 Ways a Staffing Agency is Your Silver Bullet
This time of year, business owners and managers are wrapping up 2017 and looking ahead to 2018. Throw in holidays and vacation time, and the year-end can be a frenzy as you straddle the line between the present and the future. Look to a staffing agency to help you finish 2017 strong and meet yourContinue Reading
As a kid on the playground, it was easy to spot a bully. He or she was the one stealing lunch money, pushing others down in the sandbox, or the ringleader of the group pointing and laughing at the little guy with glasses. How easy is it to spot a bully in the workplace? ResearchContinue Reading
Were you the kid in school with perfect attendance? I envied them. Those kids were rare, only one or two in each class. They got accolades and a nice certificate signed by the principal, just for showing up! There was one girl in my elementary school that did not miss one day from First GradeContinue Reading
Workplace Diversity: Aren’t We All the Same, Only Different?
Workplace diversity has been a hot topic for decades. Most of us have been through diversity training once or twice. So, what’s different now? The social climate. Interracial marriages account for 12% of U.S. marriages according to Pew Research Center, and are celebrated this year, 50 years after becoming fully legal in all U.S. states. Continue Reading