1. motivate your employees

    5 Tips to Motivate Your Employees

    Salary – while it is certainly the main consideration for potential employees when considering a new job, you might be surprised to find out that research shows that it is not effective in keeping employees motivated on a day-to-day basis. Rather, motivation at work needs to come from another sour…Read More

  2. employees protected

    HR: Are Your Employees Protected From the Heat?

    It’s never been a better time to be an employee. Today, employees are granted all sorts of rights and protections from federal and state governments – minimum wage, safety requirements, and overtime hours are just some examples of areas in which employees are protected from being taken advantage…Read More

  3. employee wellness program

    How to Create a Successful Employee Wellness Program

    Research has shown that healthy employees are more productive. This means that it is worthwhile for employers to invest in the health of their employees. The best way to do this? An employee wellness program. Such a program benefits employers by increasing employee productivity and morale, as well a…Read More

  4. great bosses

    Top 8 Practices of Really Great Bosses

    It's no secret that bad bosses can be one of the reasons that employees quit their jobs. On the flip side, though, a great boss can be the reason that employees decide to stay at a company instead of searching for employment elsewhere. This means that having great bosses in your company is importan…Read More

  5. FSLA white collar protections

    DoL Updates Rules Regarding FLSA White Collar Protections

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has updated its final rules regarding minimum wage and overtime pay protections for the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) “white collar” workers. White collar workers include executive, administrative and professional employees (EAP). The updated rules will go int…Read More

  6. employee benefits

    5 Low-Cost Employee Benefits Small Businesses Can Offer

    One of the strategic ways to retain top talent at your company is to offer great employee benefits and perks (in addition to a competitive salary, of course). While large companies, such as Google and Facebook, have the financial means to offer great benefits such as paid maternity/paternity leave a…Read More

  7. positive company culture

    5 Tips for Creating a Positive Company Culture

    For the past few years, the buzz words in HR have been “company culture.” Today, it’s not enough if a company pays high salaries if it drives workers like cattle and promotes an environment of internal competition. Today, a company needs to turn itself into a desirable, positive, and encouragi…Read More

  8. references

    Why Checking Employee References Is Crucial

    One of the biggest responsibilities of an employer is hiring employees. Not only do you want someone who will do the job that’s needed, but you also want someone who will get along with other employees, and most importantly, who is trustworthy. Hiring the wrong employee can end up costing the comp…Read More

  9. HR

    The Company’s Backbone: HR’s Multifaceted Role

    Human resources managers have their work cut out for them. Oftentimes, they need to call upon a vast array of very different skill sets, sometimes all in the span of one day, or even one hour. On one front, they deal with many of the technical and bureaucratic aspects of running a company, such as c…Read More

  10. sexual harassment in workplace

    4 Steps to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    With all the talk about how terrible sexual harassment is – not to mention, illegal – it’s one of those problems in the workplace that has never really gone away, even if it has become less overt. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other se…Read More