NYS Paid Family Leave: An Employers Checklist

NYS Paid Family Leave:  An Employers Checklist Starting January 1, 2018, nearly all private employees in New York State will be eligible for Paid Family Leave.  Here is what you need to do now. Make sure your PFL coverage is intact. Generally, PFL insurance is added to the disability insurance policy an employer already carries. … Continued

Do you need a written PTO policy?

The Importance of Having a Written PTO Policy Employment law does not mandate the allowance of paid time off (PTO) to employees for events such as vacations, personal time, and sick days.  It is, however, a best practice of  Employers of Choice. Employers have flexibility regarding the amount of time off, if any, they will offer to … Continued

Quiz Corner: Which interview question is a “no-no”?

Which interview question has the potential to be discriminatory under federal law? A.  Why did you leave your last job? B.  This job requires you to lift 10-pounds. Are you able to lift at least 10-pounds with or without reasonable accommodations? C.  Are you a U.S. Citizen? D.  Who is the best manager you ever … Continued

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