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

Tough Conversations

They Never Told Me One of the most common mistakes that managers make is failing to let employees know that there is a problem with their behavior or performance.   Or, when the do, they are not clear.  Often, we hope that the employee will improve or end the poor behavior on their own.  Yet, … Continued

Toxic Behaviors in the Workplace

Caution:  Hazardous/Toxic Behaviors Ahead Individual personalities are a large part of the dynamic within a workplace.  Unfortunately, personalities may be hard to read while the interview process and sometimes, an individual’s true personality shines through after beginning work as an employee.  Research has shown that most hiring failures come from poor culture fit rather than … Continued

Seminar: Navigating Hot Button Human Resource and Legal Issues in the Workplace

What Every Employer Needs to Know This complimentary cnteractive breakfast seminar was hosted by   ESC and Gross Shuman on March 30th, 2017 at The Saturn Club. Panelists: Liz Warren, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, ESC Rachael Brown, Director of Business Development, ESC Hugh Carlin, Partner, Gross Shuman Trevor Torcello, Partner, Gross Shuman Facilitated … Continued

Do you have a PEOPLE plan for your business?

Improve Your Business with a PEOple Plan You probably have a business plan for 2017.  Are your most important assets, your employees, tied in?  Actively engaged employees account for  only 33% of the workforce (Gallup). Engaged employees love their jobs.  They care about their company,  contribute, believe in the mission, feel their job uses their strengths … Continued

Quiz Corner: Overtime Pay

Can You Refuse to Pay Unauthorized Overtime? Q: Can an employer refuse overtime pay for an employee if the company policy clearly states that overtime must have prior management approval? A:  Employees who clock in and out in order to be paid are usually nonexempt and only paid for the hours they work.  Even if the … Continued

Benefits Employees Value

Importance of Traditional Benefits on the Decline It looks like the benefits employees value most may be changing.  According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), employees are expected to place less value on some of the more traditional benefits such as health care, retirement programs and leave .   Instead, employees are predicted to place … Continued

Client Seminar: Back to the Basics

Utilizing Mentoring, Coaching & Progressive Discipline to Reinforce Positive Behavior A Complimentary Breakfast Seminar for Clients of ESC. This HR seminar, presented by Whitney Bower and Greg Gjurich, HR Consultants, was held on March 1st at Milo’s Restaurant. Overview Based on our customers’ request for an entry-level coaching & progressive discipline seminar, we are once again … Continued

Seminar: Achieving High Performance with HR Best Practices

What Every Employer Needs to Know Employer Services Corporation hosted a breakfast seminar on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Giancarlo’s Restaurant. The seminar focused on HR best practices for business owners and organizations across multiple industries. HR Best Practices:  Overview It’s no secret that in this day & age, a dynamic corporate culture matters and will … Continued