Why was I terminated?

Giving a Reason for Employee Termination There may be times when a business owner or manager will terminate an employee and not provide the individual with a reason for the separation. We have had business owners and managers make the statement “we are an at-will employment state, and I don’t have to give them a … Continued

Creating a Compelling Employee Experience

What is employee experience and how do organizations create that experience? By Liz Warren, Executive Vice President Human Resources As appeared in PEO Insider We have found that it means different things to various organizations and at ESC we work with our clients to help them create and live a culture where the employee experience … Continued

Document, Document, Document!

Why is My HR Rep Always Nagging Me about This? I have a friend who has a photographic memory. If you ask her when something happened, she can tell you the exact day, the time, what she was wearing and what she ate for every meal of that very day. It is an amazing thing … Continued

The Strategic Component of Human Resources: Part III of III

Strategic HR and the PEOple Cycle:  Part III of III Whitney Bower, Lauren Kersten, and Liz Warren Welcome to the final part of our series Strategic HR and the PEOple Cycle.   Parts I and II focused on recruiting and onboarding; and managing, coaching and disciplining.  Here, in our final part of this series, we will focus … 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

Resolving Conflict

Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace By Gregory Gjurich, HR Consultant Why do you think conflict rises to the level of an argument…or even a shouting match? Typically it is because one of the parties does not feel they are being heard. It is not so much about who is right or wrong as it … Continued

Succession Planning for Small Businesses

Succession Planning is Critical to Long Term Objectives Is your company prepared for a successful transition of leadership down the road?  Whether you are a company of 2 or 200, succession planning is a critical part of your company’s long term objectives.  For a Small Medium Enterprise (SME) especially a family owned business, this can … 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