Aaron Queen

Sep 082014
 
Employee engagement - is it becoming a concept to rethink?

Employee engagement is a big topic these days, as companies recognize what this can mean to their productivity and performance. A 2014 survey reported that 78 percent of executives surveyed rated engagement as an important or urgent issue. Research has shown that engaged employees are more productive, provide better customer service, and stay in their jobs longer. Employee engagement is moving from an annual survey, to an on-going business concern. Are your people engaged? Do you think they’ll keep working for you 5 years from now? Every now and then, organizations should rethink the way they treat their staff. Surveys are an excellent way of finding out if your company’s production goals are being met or not. Of course, there [...]

Jul 302014
 

Payroll is an important aspect of running a business with employees. An efficient and organized process can make payroll less cumbersome and costly. Here are seven simple and effective payroll tips that can benefit every business owner.   1. Get the required information upfront. Make it standard practice to collect the necessary information from employees and independent contractors, including proof of identification, EIN/social security numbers, and W-4/I-9 tax information, at the start of a working relationship. (If you hire new employees, report the event to the state within 20 days). Though you may not pay an independent contractor enough to necessitate issuing a formal W-2 at the end of the year, having the required information on hand will reduce the [...]

Apr 112014
 

Companies know they have to maintain a certain level of branding when dealing with consumers – but what about with prospective employees? Company branding is becoming a major element to the hiring process. In an age where social media has personified businesses to a level not experienced before, human resources must understand the company’s image must also correspond to the way it presents itself to candidates. A Randstad survey from 2013 found an inviting company brand may be the key to attracting talent. It found 20 percent of employees under 30 would rather work at a lower-paying job with a brand they embrace than a position at a less reputable or welcoming company. So how can employers establish a strong brand? Through many ways: [...]

Dec 022013
 

It may seem quiet around here, but we’ve been busy working on new enhancements to our web-based human resources management system. The most notable update would be the addition of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). We’ve put a huge amount of effort into creating the easiest to use and most flexible online applicant tracking system in the market. With our online HR software system, you can create your very own custom online job application.  You can then embed a list of current job openings on your own website. When an application is completed, log in to rate & review candidates. Finally, with the press of one button you can hire a candidate and transfer them into your employee management system. [...]

Dec 192012
 
The Best Wordpress Anti-Spam Plugins for 2012-2013

I’ m sure that there are plenty of posts on this topic, but we have had first-hand experience for several years in dealing with comment spammers. Each of the plugins below are in use by the EffortlessHR Blog and they all work in uniquely different ways to stop bots and spammers dead in their tracks. Today we are going to share our winning combination, in order of importance: G.A.S.P. (GrowMap Anti Spam Plugin) This plugin also comes installed with CommentLuv Premium. It’s very simple in design and adds a checkbox to “Confirm you are NOT a spammer” to your comment form. It also performs some validation and limits the maximum number of links that can be present in comment text. It [...]

Nov 152012
 
Suffusion theme, CommentLuv Premium, live chat, oh my.

New Blog Theme After what seems like forever, the EffortlessHR blog has a new theme (Suffusion). For your enjoyment and to be forever archive, the blog looked like this before:  CommentLuv Premium If you don’t know what CommentLuv is, then you are in for a treat. To keep it short: each time you comment, you can choose to link directly to one of YOUR blog posts. This is great for SEO and really encourages discussion. Since we love spreading the love around, if you Tweet, Like on Facebook, or Google +1 the post, your link will also be dofollow (followed by search engines — a good thing). An example of CommentLuv Premium is below: Live Chat For those of you [...]

May 052011
 

We finally got around to making a video. Hope you all enjoy it, and it helps you understand the importance of a cloud based HR system for the small or medium sized business. If you want to try out EffortlessHR for yourself, just head on over to EffortlessHR.com Searches for this article:inurl:/index php?page=blogs dzoichris introductioninurl:/print php?in= australian child labor lawinurl: php?ad= austin employee labor lawinurl:/categorybloghris bloginurl:/index1 php?OpenPage= attorney legal legalgalsearchsiteonlinecom online search sitehris videouniversity of york football inurl:/template php?second= domain: metestimonials introduction

May 282010
 

That’s right! We are bringing back our very popular free trial for our EffortlessHR Online HR Software system. Just in case you read the blog, and have never visited our main site ( http://www.effortlesshr.com/ ) , We’ll list some of our exciting existing and new features below: Online Employee & Personnel Management Employee Portal New! Custom Reports HR Forms Labor Laws Labor Law Posters HR Guide Calendar & Reminders New! Powerful Import & Export Capabilities New! Multi-Layer Access Levels Online File Storage Company Property Tracking Benefits Management Company Data Management Labor Law Updates Be sure to check out everything we offer, and we’d love to hear your feedback. Click here to visit EffortlessHR.com Searches for this article:free hris softwarefree hrisfree [...]

Dec 222009
 
If You Don't Own a Circus... You Shouldn't Be Hiring Clowns!

A Layman’s Journey to Effortless Human Resources, author Lola Kakes As a business owner, you want to expand your company by building a solid team, not a three-ring circus. There’s a reason human resources work is often compared to running a daycare center. Managing employees can cause headaches for a company of any size, but especially for a small company where one person is doing the hiring, managing and firing. Written as a layman’s guide to human resources, this book provides the tools you need to operate your company professionally and legally before your organization grows large enough to hire an entire HR department. You’ll find essential tools that include checklists, tips, sample forms and letters, charts of important legal [...]

Jul 082009
 

EffortlessHR is honored to be hosting this week’s Carnival of HR. Thanks to HR Minion for keeping track and organizing the carnivals! As this is our first time hosting the carnival, please forgive any mistakes. Plenty of posts came in this week, so without further delay, let’s get going: Jason Seiden was the first to submit his article and writes about how social media is blending our personal and professional lives, making it harder to hide behind corporate facades in his post entitled “Ethics, social media, and… “profersonalism” Susannah from Advorto chimes in with her 15-minute guide to recruiting graduates in a recession Cathy Martin from Intellectual Capital Consulting wants us to ponder if Engaged Employees can Sell more Soup [...]