Racially Offensive Remarks in the Workplace [Video Blog]

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Diversity is one of the greatest strengths in the modern workplace. Over the past few decades, employers have recognized how the input and unique contributions of employees with varying backgrounds can help to build a vital, productive, and profitable workforce. At the same time, managers must be sensitive to actions or behaviors that are offensive to members of their teams and take immediate steps to put a stop to such conduct.

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Hiring and Managing Seasonal Employees [Video Blog]

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Seasonal employees hoist Christmas trees on car roofs, watch the waves from lifeguard chairs, and clear tables at holiday buffets.  These jobs provide extra cash and flexible hours for employees, and fill staffing needs for employers at crunch times.  Without proper attention to hiring and managing your temporary workers, however, you could find yourself with disgruntled employees, unhappy customers, and even legal violations.

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3 Do's and Don'ts for Workplace Dress Codes [Video Blog]

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM

We are going to discuss a workplace dress code and how it can impact your business. Over the past two decades, the standards for workplace dress have changed for many companies and positions.

Even “dress-down” Fridays have given way to an era in which “business casual” attire is generally acceptable every day in many offices. This more relaxed feel might leave you confused about whether and how to set dress codes in your workplace.

You can’t always leave it up to your employees’ good judgment. Your idea of “casual” may mean something entirely different from theirs, and the office is not an ideal place for a conflict over dress code.

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3 Things Employers Should Know About Payroll Cards [Video Blog]

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM

With a payroll card, employee pay is loaded directly to a card rather than deposited to a bank or issued by check. The employee uses the card much like a debit card to make purchases, pay bills, or even access cash at ATMs.

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Do You Need a Cell Phone Policy in Your Workplace? [Video Blog]

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

It's likely that most, if not all, of your employees bring a personal cell phone to the office. Determining when it is acceptable for your employees to use their personal cell phones in the workplace, and when it is not, requires a careful balancing act.

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Rewarding Employees for a Job Well Done [Video Blog]

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 11:58:48 AM

Today, we’re going to talk about employee rewards. It’s always great when an employer is able to recognize an employee’s contributions. Whether you give a raise, bonus or non-monetary reward, you’re showing your employees that you appreciate their hard work.

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Employee Disciplining [Video Blog]

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM

We are talking about creating an effective discipline program that is beneficial to both an employer and employee.

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New Employee Orientation or Onboarding [Video Blog]

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 7:30:00 AM

New employee orientation—also known as onboarding—is the process by which you introduce a new employee to your staff and management, as well as to the workplace environment. 

Your goal is to familiarize your new employee with the company and create a positive first impression. Employee orientation can also be used for employees who are promoted within your company and need a similar type of program.

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How To Conduct an Interview [Video Blog]

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The most important tasks in conducting job interviews are preparing questions and evaluating candidates' answers. However, there are other key things you can do to ensure a successful interview process.

First, create a comfortable environment for the candidate…

  • Conduct the interview in a neat, quiet area such as an office or conference room

  • Offer the candidate a beverage
  • Minimize distractions-- that means not taking or responding to calls, emails or texts
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Secrets to Successful Hiring [Video Blog]

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Today we’re talking about the secrets to successful hiring. Let’s face it… if recruiting were simple, it wouldn’t be such a valued expertise within the human resources field.

4 Must-Haves for Recruiting

First, let’s take a look at your overall recruiting process. You need to have a system in place that allows you to:

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