Do you have a PEOPLE plan for your business?

Improve Your Business with a People Plan You probably have a business plan for 2019.  Are your most important assets, your employees, tied in?  Actively engaged employees account for  only 34% 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

Quiz Corner: Background Checks

Q:  Can an employer conduct a background check before extending an offer of employment? A:  Federal law does not prohibit employers from conducting background checks before an offer of employment is made. However, state laws may have restrictions such as limiting what type of information may be requested before an offer is made.  Examples include … Continued

Improve Retention with an Engagement Survey

Do You Have Engaged Employees? 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 conduct an engagement survey.  An … Continued

Hot Topics & Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law

Hot Topics & Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law Join Goldberg Segalla and Employer Services Corporation for updates in labor and employment law and best human resources practices throughout the life cycle of an employee. When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 8 a.m. | Registration and continental breakfast 8:30 – 10: a.m. | Program Where: … 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 consider … Continued

Meliora Consulting Names Director of Business Development

Meliora Consulting LLC, a process improvement consulting firm, names Rachael Brown as Director of Business Development. Brown will also retain her role as Director of Business Development for Employer Services Corporation (ESC), the parent company of Meliora Consulting.

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

Total Compensation Statements

Certainly most employees realize that their employment comes at an additional cost to their employer beyond their direct pay (base pay and/or incentive pay). However, they may not realize that employers are providing them with thousands of dollars in additional benefits, both mandated and voluntary.

2019 LSS Black Belt Training Schedule

2019 LSS Black Belt Training Meliora Consulting, a subsidiary of ESC,  will be hosting four Lean Six Sigma Black Belt trainings in 2019.  Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training is a four-week intensive course for internal leaders with a proven history of success and excellent interpersonal skills who will lead project teams within their organizations. … Continued

Process Mapping: A Planning and Management Tool

Can Process Mapping Help Your Organization? By Lauren Brugger, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt A process map is a visual tool that documents a series of steps taken to achieve a result. Because they are visual, process maps convey information more effectively than written procedures or descriptions of processes. Process mapping can portray the … Continued