The economic crisis of 2008/2009 has many companies looking at ways to save money and get through the hard times. What this normally means is that they look to lay off people, cut back benefits (which make good employees look at other … [Read more...] about Engagement, Performance, Retention – Where do Your Employees Fit?
The Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA) Effective January 1, 2009 the law amending the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) goes into effect. The Act retains the ADA's basic definition of "disability" as an impairment that … [Read more...] about Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments
A 2006 study conducted by Cornell University associate professor Christopher Collins, Ph.D., in effect showed that small businesses could grow if they are more effective in managing their employees. As a small business owner and a Human Resource … [Read more...] about The Importance of Employee Management
Hey guys and gals.. I usually don't ask for anything from you, but if you enjoy this blog, please vote for us in the Blogger's Choice Awards! Just click the picture below or visit the url to … [Read more...] about Time to vote – Bloggers Choice Awards 2009
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?
Image via Wikipedia Effective December 19, 2008, the final rules on complying with the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996 take effect. The law provides protection on how long mothers and their newborn infants may stay in the … [Read more...] about Final Rules – Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act
No, we don't have $700 Billion earmarked for small businesses. We can't go hand out to our legislatures for financial assistance. We don't make the 6:00 pm news as a "business in trouble". We are small businesses who have to provide our own … [Read more...] about Small Business Economic Bailout Plan
A few years ago the news was all about Enron and how the "books were cooked". Today we are going through an economic downturn with a major issue in sub-funded home loans. Many home owners will not only lose their homes, but will be faced with … [Read more...] about Have I Got a Deal for You… — Business Ethics and Conduct
Flu is a serious contagious disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu complications each year, 20,000 of these are children under 5, and 36,000 people die from flu … [Read more...] about November is National Flu Awareness Month
Mary Weather is one of your key employees. The customers ask for her by name and she is one of your best team leaders. Today she comes into your office and tells you that she has accepted an exciting opportunity. You are taken aback. What happened, … [Read more...] about From Employed to Engaged