Hello, My Name is Disengaged!

What Can You Do About Disengaged Employees? By Kristen Kelly, HR Specialist Formal employee evaluations or actively analyzing your organization’s employee engagement makes it easier to recognize when you have disengaged employees. These  employees may show up late and leave early, verbally criticize the organization and its management, and spend more time counting down the hours … Continued

Are Flexible Schedules Right for Your Company?

Flexibility in the Workplace by Kristen Kelly, HR Specialist Flexible Schedules on the Rise discussed the advantages and disadvantages of a flexible schedule for employees. Here we will  take a look at flexible schedules from the employer’s perspective. Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages for employers who are thinking of offering a flexible schedule as … Continued

Update: NYS Paid Family Leave

  In April, we published Get Ready for NY Family Leave Benefits. Here is what else you need to know so that you can stay in compliance. It is important that all NYS employers are prepared for the Paid Family Leave (PFL) Benefits because they will be launching in January 2018.  This law will apply to … Continued

Quiz Corner: Military Leave

As an employer, do you have the right to be notified when an employee is on military leave? By Kristen Kelly, HR Specialist Q:  An employee just came back from military leave; however, he did not present orders to the Human Resources Department or his manager. Company policy states that any unpaid leave must first be … Continued

Flexible Schedules on the Rise

Should your company offer a more flexible schedule? By Kristen Kelly, HR Specialist Many employers have taken notice that employees today are requesting flexible work options more often.  Whether it’s telecommuting, a flexible work schedule, a shortened work week, or some other flexible arrangement, these types of benefits are becoming more and more common.  When … Continued

NY Paid Family Leave Benefits

Get Ready for NY Family Leave Benefits By Kristen Kelly, HR Specialist The effective date of January 1, 2018  for the New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits will be here before you know it! This law will provide broad paid family leave benefits through New York State’s existing Disability Benefits Law for all employees … Continued