What If I Don’t Have an Employee Handbook?

  A company’s employee handbook is not required by law, and many companies choose not to have one even though many laws require employers to inform employees of their workplace rights. Despite these reasons, I strongly advise writing an employee handbook based on my experience in human resources for more than 15 years.   Communicate...

Modern ERP Consulting & Why It’s Valuable

PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, MIGRATION   WHAT IS ERP CONSULTING? Accounting, human resources, sales and inventory management are all considered part of enterprise resource planning (ERP), which is a set of integrated and integrated business applications used to manage and automate numerous business functions. Additionally, depending on your ERP choice, you may be able to take advantage...

8 Ways to Set & Maintain Healthy Work Boundaries

Establishing boundaries early on will help you navigate your workplace, avoid toxic environments, and create a clear path that will enable you to achieve your best work without being exploited or burned out.   Does your work email get checked outside of working hours, for example? If a problem arises, are you available on Slack 24/7?...

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There are many contributing factors that can drive an employee to resign from his/her position. Employees who find themselves constantly buried in their workloads and without the proper support from their peers and management will suffer the “need to get out” mentality.  In a recent survey nearly 600 individuals said they left their job without...

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It has become increasingly common for companies to hire contingent workers to fill staffing needs and help with short-term or high-skill projects. But what exactly are contingent workers, and how can employers navigate the sometimes-confusing rules and regulations associated with them? Our team explains everything you need to know about contingent workers below. What is a...

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After 11 consecutive months of hard work and perseverance to get his business up and running, the owner finally reached his breaking point.  If you’ve experienced this yourself, you can probably remember the same feeling. At some point along their entrepreneurial journey, every founder will eventually reach this crucial moment in their life, one where...

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Do you think that having a virtual assistant is a sort of luxury that only the big companies can afford? Not exactly. In fact, hiring a physical assistant not only soaks up more of your time and energy, but it also costs much more than hiring a virtual one. With the recent rise and development...

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A specific memory that still holds strong in our minds has to do with a company our team has previously worked with. After spending a few years trying to get off the ground, this company began to see significant growth, however, their seemingly uniform culture also came under fire.  In their attempts to combat this...

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Do you want larger profit margins in your business?  Recent studies have shown that companies with diverse executive teams actually have larger profit margins than companies with relatively little diversity in their upper positions. If you’re sitting there raising your eyebrow and tilting your head, we encourage you to keep reading for some proof: Companies...

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47.8 million U.S. workers – that’s how many voluntarily quit their jobs in 2021.  The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives in many different ways, but most notably gave way to what we now know as the Great Resignation. The nation’s “quit rate” reached a 20-year high in November 2021.  While we were all made fully...

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#BreaktheBias. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWS), March 8, universally encourages everyone to help call out gender bias, discrimination and harmful stereotyping in the ongoing mission and battle for women’s equality.  Keep reading to see how different companies are doing their part in fighting for change… Shattering Gender Stereotypes The Fawcett Society...

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There’s a lot going on in our world right now, to say very the least.  While we are always advocates for checking on your employee’s mental health and overall well-being -as well as your own -outside events can easily trigger emotions and sneak in feelings of overwhelm.  Discussions pertaining to mental health have come a...

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If you saw our recent post, “What the Workplace Harassment Law Reform Will Mean for Your Business”, you saw how the latest workplace harassment legislation to pass Senate is working to fix a broken system, and what you can expect the moment it is signed into law. Workplace harassment takes on many different forms; you should...

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“Long overdue.”  “It will help fix a broken system.”  “You’re going to have a chance to be heard differently.” The above are statements made by lawmakers-of both parties- when asked to comment on the workplace harassment legislation that passed the Senate on Thursday (February 10th, 2022) after years of deliberations. The next step requires President...

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It’s the rollercoaster ride that keeps on going… We started our journey upon the introduction of vaccine mandates, came to a sudden halt when they were lifted, picked back up again when they were reintroduced, only to be blocked once again.  Last week we published the latest change in this ongoing saga: the Biden Administration...

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You may be under the wrong impression. You should know that employee handbooks are not meant to be static, one-time documents, but does this mean you should include policies surrounding Covid-19? Not exactly.  A thorough, well written employee handbook provides a valuable resource for your employees, whether they are recently hired or have been with...

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The Biden administration is withdrawing its COVID-19 vaccination mandate against Covid-19 and its testing rules after the Supreme Court’s decision to block the mandate. According to a notice posted on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration website, the withdrawal is effective Wednesday, January 26th.  OSHA’s regulation required businesses with 100 or...

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Let’s be honest, if you’re like most small to midsize business owners, you’re primarily focused on your customers and providing state-of-the-art service… Not keeping up with the latest laws and regulations impacting worker relations or updating your employee policies and documents. However, what you may find of lesser importance now may come back to haunt...

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Employees leaving their bosses- not companies is not a new concept – it’s just recently gaining traction. The trending Great Resignation movement narrows in on quitting employees, as opposed to the root of the cause: bad leaders.  For example, have you ever worked in a position where you considered it to be “just a job”?...