When I was a young girl, I was a Girl Scout. Our Girl Scout motto was (and still is I believe) “Be Prepared”. In the 1947 Girl Scout Handbook, the motto was explained this way: “A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness … [Read more...] about Are You Ready? Is Your Business Prepared?
Many business owners think of FMLA only when an employee is ready to go out on maternity leave or if an employee is facing a catastrophic illness such as cancer. FMLA also covers migraine headaches, back pain, influenza – and other illnesses that are … [Read more...] about FMLA – Not Just Coverage for Pregnancy
By Steve Miranda In my 17 years as a senior level HR practitioner, I’ve seen good and bad corporate policies. The only real difference between the two is that good policies are those that employees follow. Social media policies are no exception. But … [Read more...] about Three Key Characteristics of a Smart Social Media Policy
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Everyone’s heard that expression. And we’re all familiar with what it means: An effective team can accomplish more as a whole than its individual members can accomplish on their own. The key word … [Read more...] about Avoiding the 7 Big Team-Building Blunders
The other day I was talking with my mentor and he asked an interesting (I thought) question. “What does EffortlessHR offer a CEO that would make them want to use your product?” I, of course, went through all the benefits and features of … [Read more...] about What Gets Your Attention …?
A hit show (just finishing up their 3rd season) is “The Walking Dead”, about a zombie apocalypse. Whether or not you have ever watched it or heard of it, the show is scary and if you put the concept into your office, it can be REALLY frightening. … [Read more...] about HR Practices – Do You Have Zombies in Your Office?
Tucson, AZ – September 1, 2012 – In response to the growing need of small to mid-sized businesses, EffortlessHR and the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce have entered an Affinity Agreement. The Agreement will offer Chamber member’s access to … [Read more...] about EffortlessHR Announces an Affinity Agreement with Tucson Metro Chamber
Employers are always looking for ways to cut costs. Be aware, however, that it can be easy to make risky decisions on how to classify your employees. Whether it is with existing employees or additions to staff, be sure you are making informed … [Read more...] about Make the Right Decision! – Exempt vs Non-Exempt vs Independent Contractor
Do you really know what your employee brings to the workplace? Oh, you may know that they have the knowledge and skills needed to get the job done in an effective and efficient manner. But, do you know the “soft” skills or attributes they bring … [Read more...] about Finding Hidden Treasures – Mining for Employee Competencies
Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant. But we need at least 250 votes. Log in at www.missionsmallbusiness.com and search for EffortlessHR (no … [Read more...] about Mission: Small Business