Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep
Apr21

Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep

Diversity in the Workplace What do a Vampire, Burlesque Performer, Professional Hugger, a Temporary Showgirl, and a Civil War Union Soldier that fights faithfully in the battle at Gettysburg every year all have in common? They could all have day jobs in your organization. The New Face of Diversity As a Benefits Manager, I have had the pleasure of working with each of these people in some capacity. Be it managing an accommodation for a...

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Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?
Apr06

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth? I was recently reflecting on a speakerphone call I once received from a group of front of house employees asking, “Hypothetically, aren’t we entitled to a break and a lunch with pay?” Knowing that such a question is rarely “hypothetical, do” I provided the standard Department of Labor (DOL) response applicable for that particular state and...

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Improving Employee Job Satisfaction with Human Capital Management Systems
Mar03

Improving Employee Job Satisfaction with Human Capital Management Systems

By Katie Badeusz, EPAY Systems You’ve heard it time and again—happy employees lead to greater productivity and creativity at work. When morale rises, sales and profits do, too. But less than half of U.S. workers are happy at work, according to The Conference Board’s latest job satisfaction survey. No wonder so many companies are seeking new ways to improve employee job satisfaction—such as leveraging human-centric HR technology that...

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Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment
Feb21

Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment

Companies often think in strict terms of profit and loss. One vital component on the road to success and profit is the employee. To fully engage employees, managers must invest in training that not only helps them with their jobs but also lets them learn new skills and adapt to workplace changes. Getting a good return on investment (ROI) regarding employees is a priority, and ongoing training is an excellent way to do it because it...

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Make your Employee Search Through LinkedIn More Efficient: 7 tips
Feb15

Make your Employee Search Through LinkedIn More Efficient: 7 tips

LinkedIn is to recruiting as a soda shop is to ice cream. It has evolved into a community of 330 million professionals that are looking for a job, wanting to advance their careers, or simply showing off. There is no other social media with that much educational and professional information about its members thereby making it a valuable resource for recruitment. However, with 83% of members willing, if not rearing, for new career...

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How to Maximize Employee Performance Without Burnout
Feb13

How to Maximize Employee Performance Without Burnout

Working at a desk and staring at a computer all day can be a grind. It can become dull and boring, and sometimes you just want to take a six-month vacation. We’ve all been there. So, as managers and employers, how do you keep your expectations high and increase employee performance without suffering the consequences of burnout? The first step is to recognize the problem and how your employees are feeling. Talk to them and get their...

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Injuries in the Workplace: What are your employer’s obligations?
Feb08

Injuries in the Workplace: What are your employer’s obligations?

Injuries in the Workplace… understanding your employer’s obligations. Whatever work you perform in Ireland, your employer has a legal obligation to look out for your safety. It’s not just the environment you work in, or the tools or machinery you work with that need to be safe, there’s a lot more to it. Employers have common law duties Apart from all the safety legislation introduced over the last thirty years or so and...

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HR: Some Great Resolutions for 2017
Feb08

HR: Some Great Resolutions for 2017

Hey, how are your new year’s resolutions going…? If, like many out there, your new leaf didn’t quite last into February, don’t fret! If you’re in the States, now is a good a time as any to tackle of a couple of compliance issues that will keep your year on the right track. With everything else that comes with the New Year and end-of-year paperwork (like those W2s and Form 1094s and 1095s), now is a good...

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