When an employee is diagnosed with cancer, it can be hard to know how to react — and how to provide appropriate, helpful support. Cancer represents a wide range of diagnoses, treatments, side effects and recovery processes. It is also a very … [Read more...] about Ways to Support an Employee with Cancer
Whether your business is health care or education, drug screening can play an important part of a comprehensive background check program — and it’s especially important in fields like medical, human resources, safety and security. In fact, when you … [Read more...] about How To Set Up An Effective Drug Screening Program
When you think of the phrase, “back to school” it can bring up several images – it could bring up memories of when you were a youngster, enjoying the summer and all of a sudden faced with the reality that school would be starting up again very … [Read more...] about Back To School – Already?!
Many employers are facing turnover issues that they may not have had to deal with in the past. Some of the turnover is downsizing due to a tough economy. That type of turnover is not the common turnover that employers deal with consistently. It is … [Read more...] about Understanding Employee Turnover
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 7 million - 5.3% of the labor force held more than one job. People work at multiple jobs for a variety of reasons. In today's economy, people are often compelled to work two jobs just to make ends … [Read more...] about Moonlighting
Over the years, as I consulted with small businesses, I was often asked if an employee handbook was necessary. The questions usually amounted to: - the cost of having an employee handbook written, - the number of employees (I only have one … [Read more...] about Employee Handbooks – Yes or No
EffortlessHR announces new software which allows a company to stay green by creating and storing HR policy manuals online. Many businesses are too small to have a human resource professional on staff to handle the important task of developing an … [Read more...] about EffortlessHR Introduces Online Employee Handbook Builder
With the New Year approaching and upcoming changes to laws regarding the Family Medical Leave Act, Military Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it's timely to review your handbook to make certain that it is current. Why an … [Read more...] about What is the “State” of your Employee Handbook?
As a Human Resource consultant, I have been asked, "How important is it to have an employee handbook/manual" And the add-on question is, "What goes into an employee handbook" The first question can be pluses and minuses to a business owner - … [Read more...] about Employee Handbook Essentials