How to Improve Employee Retention

In today’s hiring environment, employee retention is more important than ever.  Here are 4 tips you can use to improve your organization’s employee retention right now.

Tough Conversations

They Never Told Me One of the most common mistakes that managers make is failing to let employees know that there is a problem with their behavior or performance.   Or, when the do, they are not clear.  Often, we hope that the employee will improve or end the poor behavior on their own.  Yet, … Continued

Quiz Corner: Employee Advances

Is it okay to offer employees loans? By Kristen Kelly, Payroll Team Lead Q:   An employee shared with his employer that his family is going through a hard financial situation. He indicated it was difficult to make ends meet. Is it OK to offer the employee a loan through an employee advance and have him … Continued

Controlling “Uncontrollable” HR Costs

Managing Your Unemployment Costs Often times business owners think unemployment costs just drain their bottom line and that there is nothing they can do to change it.  But the fact is, strong proactive HR systems can truly help keep costs minimal. Simply stated, the amount of successful unemployment claims made against a company’s  account determines … Continued

Behind the Curtain of a Workplace Investigation

48%. Percentage of American adults who report experiencing abusive behavior at work. Join ESC and Rupp Baase as they take you behind the curtain of workplace investigations, before, during and after. Learn how these situations can impact your business.

Workers Accuse Google of Retaliation

In November 2018, Google Employees protested against pay inequity and nontransparent approaches to the topic of sexual harassment, among other things. These are hot button topics within employment and HR. Now several of these Google workers are claiming that they are being retaliated against by their employer.

Quiz Corner: Managing PTO Requests

An employee who has worked at my company for 90 days and is newly eligible for PTO asked for two weeks of time off next month for a vacation. He is still in training and that is a lot of time to miss. do I have to approve it because the PTO is available to him?

Change Management Panel June 2019

Many of the world’s most successful businesses are those that can quickly and effectively adapt to the rapidly changing business environment. Implementing meaningful and proactive change within an organization can feel like an uphill battle, making these changes stick can prove to be even more challenging. Businesses that resist change can quickly find themselves left behind as new competition, new trends, and new technology emerge in all industries. Please join our panel of Lean Six Sigma experts as we explore best practices in change management.

Additional Session for Change Management Panel Coming Soon

The panel discussion Meliora Consulting is co-hosting with Dopkins & Company on May 10 quickly reached maximum capacity. The subject is Change Management – how to execute lasting change within organizations. It touches on topics such as developing a culture of continuous improvement, using DMAIC methodology to drive change, and much more. Due to the high interest in this event a second session will be offered in late June.

DOL Proposes Amendment to Clarify Overtime Pay Calculations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires overtime pay of at least 1 ½ times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week for non-exempt employees.  The Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the rules regarding how overtime is calculated, specifically related to what forms of “regular pay” employers include and exclude in the 1 ½ times calculation.