Welcome to ESC’s New Teammates!

New Hires We are pleased to introduce ESC’s new teammates joining our growing company in Q4 2022! Autumn Brown, HR Intern Kelly Graser, Payroll Specialist Andrew Owczarczak, Benefits Consultant Bernie Aja, Business Development Executive James Tippett, Tech Support Engineer Rachel Mancone, HR Business Partner Justin Clawson, System Administrator   Promotions ESC is also excited to … Continued

Snow Day Policies

Snow days can be a challenge for businesses.  Some companies have a ‘business as usual’ policy and expect employees to come to work even if the roads are hazardous.  Others may allow employees to work from home or take the day off with pay.  It’s important for businesses to have a clear policy in place … Continued

Ask Your HR Professional: Bonuses

It’s time for another edition of “Ask your HR Professional!” This time we are going to look at bonuses. ‘Tis the season! As 2022 is wrapping up, many organizations find themselves in a place where they will be giving bonuses to employees. At the end of 2021, XperHR conducted a Salary Budget Survey for 2022 … Continued

Surviving the Holidays Starts with Self-Care

This is a guest blog post authored by Carol Doggett, Senior Director of Marketing Communications and Outreach at Mental Health Advocates of WNY Tis the Season! SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS STARTS WITH SELF-CARE   Self-care is something we should prioritize year-round, but it is especially important during the holiday season when things become more hectic and … Continued

HR Tips for an Impending Recession

Are we headed for a recession?  Most indices point in that direction. An economic recession is defined as “significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy lasting more than two quarters, normally visible in GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales.” This translates to an unstable economic environment that affects business owners, … Continued

The ESC Team is Growing!

New Hires We are excited to welcome the following new employees to our team, who joined us in the third quarter of this year. As ESC grows to meet the needs of our clients, we are grateful for these talented individuals. James Mount, HR Business Partner  Sadia Hye, HR Specialist Maddie Latko, HR Intern Zayra … Continued

Ask Your HR Professional: COVID

It has been two and a half long years since we first heard about COVID-19. While the days of not knowing what end was up seem like a distant memory, the guidance and response from local, state, and federal agents continues to change. We have been receiving an uptick in questions about COVID lately, so … Continued

Delegating for Success

As the Great Resignation/Great Reshuffle/“Quiet Quitting” trend continues, it is important to look at delegating. It is very common for employees to leave their company due to burnout, or because they feel a lack of ability to contribute. So, where should you start to improve this aspect of the employee experience? The first thing for … Continued

NYS Harassment Hotline Launched

New York State’s Human Rights Law has been amended to require the establishment of a statewide, toll-free, confidential hotline for complaints of workplace sexual harassment. The new hotline was launched on July 19, 2022. Employees in New York may now call 1-800-HARASS-3 to receive free legal counseling on any complaint of workplace sexual harassment. The … Continued

Creating Work-Life Balance

66% of full-time employees in the United States don’t believe they have a healthy work-life balance. Without this balance (or perceived balance), employees become burned out. Burned out employees have lower levels of productivity and morale. While one might think that it is the responsibility of the employees to create the balance for themselves, it … Continued