The Change Process

Moving through Change: Part I In today’s world change is constant!  Whether in the workplace or in our personal lives change is always taking place.  Some people enjoy change and embrace it while many others resist change or try to halt the progress of it. Change comes in many different forms:  a new baby, changing … Continued

It’s All About the People: Part II

It’s All About the People:There is no magic wand Part 2:  Becoming an Employer of Choice The recruiting strategies discussed in Part I of this two-part series have made a significant impact in the workplaces of our clients. For example, a mid-size company that had concerns attracting candidates asked for assistance. They also had a … 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

Improve Retention with an Engagement Survey

Do You Have Engaged Employees? By Denise Williams, HR Consultant Do you find yourself asking yourself the following questions: How can I better retain my employees? What can I do to make my employees more engaged? Are my employees happy working here? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to … 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

Employee Onboarding

  Employee Onboarding: Making New Staff Feel Welcome Each year, 25% of the population makes some kind of career change. The onboarding process that new employees experience is crucial to their future success, and will ultimately save you dollars from your bottom line when you see a reduction in turnover. Below are some things to … Continued

Retaining Top-Notch Employees

  Recognition is the Key Clients often ask me what they can do to retain their top-notch employees. The answer to this question lies within that organization. How you ask? As a manager or business owner, you need to know what motivates your employees. Many times your first inclination is to give your employees a … Continued

Quiz Corner: Holiday Pay

Quiz Corner Q:    Are employers required to provide holiday pay to part-time employees? A:    It depends. Employers aren’t obligated to pay any hourly non-exempt employee for holidays they do not work; however some employers voluntarily do so. Often times, companies will offer paid holidays to only full-time employees but some also have paid holidays … Continued

It’s All About the People

  It’s All About the People:  There Is No Magic Wand A Two Part Series Part I:  Strategic Recruiting The war for talent is paramount to most organizations today; it provides the only true competitive advantage. Fairly often business owners and managers ask, “Why can’t I find talented employees?”, or “What is the secret to … Continued