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

Trends in Talent Acquisition

The PEOple Cycle Starts with Talent Acquistion Liz Warren, EVP of HR, ESC At ESC, our HR Consultants give advice based on the PEOple Cycle.  It starts with the talent and acquisition, which includes recruiting, interviewing, selection, hiring and onboarding. Then we discuss retention, which includes managing, coaching, developing, and disciplining.  The final step in … Continued

Communicating & Leading the Way through Change

Moving through Change: Part III of III Often, leaders will implement a plan and not pay attention to the “change needs” of their employees.  Paying attention to those critical needs can mean the difference between success and failure.  In this final part of the three part series, Moving through Change, we will look at communicating … Continued

Seminar: Navigating Hot Button Human Resource and Legal Issues in the Workplace

What Every Employer Needs to Know This complimentary cnteractive breakfast seminar was hosted by   ESC and Gross Shuman on March 30th, 2017 at The Saturn Club. Panelists: Liz Warren, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, ESC Rachael Brown, Director of Business Development, ESC Hugh Carlin, Partner, Gross Shuman Trevor Torcello, Partner, Gross Shuman Facilitated … Continued

Do you have a PEOPLE plan for your business?

Improve Your Business with a PEOple Plan You probably have a business plan for 2017.  Are your most important assets, your employees, tied in?  Actively engaged employees account for  only 33% of the workforce (Gallup). Engaged employees love their jobs.  They care about their company,  contribute, believe in the mission, feel their job uses their strengths … Continued

Reactions to Change

Moving through Change:  Part II of III Sometimes we’re lucky enough to have some control over change but more often than not we have to accept it and make the best of it.  People often find themselves using a lot of their energy against change – they should ask themselves why?  Would they be better … Continued

The Change Process

Moving through Change: Part I Liz Farmer, HR Consultant, ESC 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 … 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