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

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

Amherst Chamber Honors Rachael Brown with Small Business Advocate Award

Buffalo, NY – May 2017 ESC is proud to announce Rachael Brown has been honored with the prestigious Small Business Advocate Award from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. The following is from the Amherst Chamber’s Small Business Awards Program. Amherst Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate Rachael Brown Rachael has distinguished herself as a dynamo – … 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

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