Background Checks for New Hires

What You Should Know About Background Checks Today, employers are conducting more and more background checks on new candidates in hopes of making a great hire. It is a best practice to conduct a job related background check after an offer of employment is given. A comprehensive background check may consist of prior employment verification, … Continued

The Strategic Component of Human Resources: Part II of III

Strategic HR and The PEOple Cycle: Part II of III Whitney Bower, Lauren Kersten, and Liz Warren At Employer Services Corporation we believe the true value of HR consulting is the strategic component. Strategic HR leads to results in increased productivity, culture changes that impact engagement, and the potential to become an employer of choice (EOC). … Continued

The Strategic Component of Human Resources

Strategic HR and The PEOple Cycle: Part I of 3 Whitney Bower, Lauren Kersten, and Liz Warren Published in PEO Insider When people think of human resources, they often think of payroll, benefits, rules and regulations, and the everyday compliance items that must be handled. At Employer Services Corporation, we handle these items, but we … Continued

The Five Step Employee Separation Process

” Employee separation” or “separation of employment” refers to the process of managing the end of the employment cycle. There are many different types of separations which include both voluntary and involuntary. ESC recommends a formal process for all types of separation.  It is important to note, if you are an ESC client we are … Continued

Three Steps to Employee Performance Management

At ESC, we love working with our clients to assist them with developing strategic HR programs to enhance employee engagement and increase retention. Employee performance management is just one of the great HR weapons in our arsenal. We have created several training modules built around this one topic alone, however, it all boils down to … Continued

Things to Look for in the Interview

Interviewing Tips from our HR Professionals As part of ESC’s HR University, our HR team offers training and support for our customers in the area of recruitment and interviewing skills. Our HR Consultants have extensive experience in this area from their time at ESC as well as in their previous positions.  Consequently, they are often … Continued

Seasonal Dress Code

Summer Dress Code As summer approaches the temperature is not the only thing rising.  Employee dress can also cause many eyebrows to rise during the summer months.  Management must remind employees of what the dress code is before they begin to wear questionable clothing into work.  Often, when one person gets away with wearing something outside … Continued

Client Seminar: Organizational Health

Organizational Health:  Based on the Book “The Advantage” by Patrick Lencioni A Complimentary Breakfast Seminar for Clients of ESC. This HR seminar will be held June 7th at Milo’s Restaurant. Overview Many businesses today are focused on being as “smart” as they can with hopes of becoming a leader in their industry.  While being “smart” is important, what … Continued

Building Trust in the Workplace

Who Will Catch You? Remember when you would participate in the “trust falls” while spending your time at summer camp as a kid?  With great anticipation, excitement and maybe even fear you would fall back and your partner or team would catch you.  Although it all seemed like fun and games at the time, the … Continued

Recruiting: Screening for Your Window of Opportunity

The Art of the Phone Interview Managers often dread the amount of time they spend reviewing numerous resumes and applicants for an open position within their company. At ESC, we recommend that applicants be screened prior to an in-person interview.  Not only does it save the time of the company, but also the candidates.  Screening … Continued