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

Is it Time to Outsource Your HR?

You Know it’s Time to Outsource HR When… ESC has been working with for-profit and non-profit organizations of various sizes and industries for over 20 years. During the conversion process, we find that many of our new clients have things in common that helped them make the decision to outsource. If you find yourself relating … 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

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

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

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

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

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