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Effective Tactics for Dealing with Under Performing Employees

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There are a lot of reasons why an employee or a team may be under performing, and sometimes it takes a little digging to get at the root of the problem. Under performance could be due to a skill gap, unclear expectations, or a lack of incentive to perform.

How to Boost Employee Morale

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When an employee's feelings towards their workplace go sour it can negatively affect not just their productivity but it can also be toxic to the team, ultimately impacting the company's bottom line. company culture retention

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Federal Law Update

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Reminder—New Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees Starting January 1, 2020, most employees who are classified as exempt under the executive, administrative, professional, and computer employee exemptions will need to be paid at least $684 per week or $35,568 per year.

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Effective Jan. 1, 2020

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The Department of Labor has announced the new minimum salary for certain exempt white collar employees. The new minimums will take effect January 1, 2020. hr Compliance Employment Law

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Working With Summer Scheduling Challenges

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With summer underway employees have more scheduling challenges than usual. Vacations, summertime child care concerns, and the desire to take advantage of nice weather with an afternoon (or day) off all contribute to employees missing more work in the summer months. hr company culture retention

Tis the Season for Seasonal Employees

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With the holidays here and year-end quickly approaching, many businesses will be looking to ramp up their workforce even more for the final holiday push.

7 Tips for Organizing an Office Donation Drive

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Have you thought about conducting an office donation drive? It's a great way for businesses to help people in the community, gain a reputation for compassion and community service, and engage employees-- all while encouraging teamwork outside of a stressful work environment.

Why Training Your Employees is Good for Retention

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There’s an old joke about an executive who worries that training their employees will be a bad investment because they might leave, to which the sage CEO says, “What if we don’t train them and they stay?”. hr training

Four Keys to Improving Your Culture

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There’s no easy formula to fixing all cultural problems because each workplace is unique. The rules and traditions that lead one team to success might bring a different team to ruin.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

The Truth About Hiring Your 50th Employee

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About to hire your 50th employee? Congratulations! Reaching 50 employees is an important milestone for any organization. Now you need to make sure you’ve got the following four HR bases covered so you can celebrate with confidence. hr Compliance Employment Law risk management

EEO-1 Reporting Requirements Finalized

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The hotly contested issue of what exactly needs to be filed for EEO-1 reporting this year has been resolved—at least for now. Pay data for both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019.

10 Reasons to Immediately Review Your Employee Handbook

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While your employee handbook should receive a regularly-scheduled review to ensure compliance with state and federal law, there are some events that may require additional policies or updates to be added to your employee handbook sooner than your next scheduled update.

Managing Your Managers

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As business owners, executives, and supervisors are all aware, managing employees is one of the hardest parts of running a business. You must balance their strengths and weaknesses, their personalities, and their skill sets, all while trying to earn and maintain their loyalty.

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How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

The Ins and Outs of Conducting Background Checks

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Have you considered conducting background checks as part of your hiring process? The practice is fairly typical in the banking and financial services industries, as well as with those who work with children, the elderly, or people with disabilities.

3 Tips for Effective Employee Coaching

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The performance of your company is directly tied to the performance of your employees, so one of the best ways to develop your company is to develop the people who work for you.

Worried About Retention? Consider Doing This

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According to Gallup , 51% of employees are looking for a new job, and 68% of employees believe they are overqualified for the job they have. Even engaged employees are job hunting at an alarming rate—37%.

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How Bias Affects Your Interviewing

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Learn about the ways interviewers (even the best!) are affected by bias in the interview process. If you can identify these biases, then you'll be better able to avoid them and make smarter-and more diverse-hiring decisions. hr Recruiting interviewing

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Energize Your Safety Training With These Easy Tips

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National Safety Month is observed annually in June. However, workplace safety should be a top priority all year long. Here are some different ways you can better prepare for the unexpected, reinvigorate your training, and make your workplace a safer place to be.

Cyber Attacks Often Aimed at Small Businesses

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It seems every month we are reading about another cyber attack at yet another large corporation. Because the stories we most often hear about involve big names like Equifax, Marriott or Yahoo it is common for people to consider cyber attacks a "big business" problem.

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How To Make Meetings With Remote Employees More Effective

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According to the latest telecommuting, mobile work, and remote work statistics from GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, regular work-at-home, among the non-self-employed population, has grown by 159% since 2005.

Fun Corporate Summer Events (Other Than Picnics)

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We love a good picnic—really, who doesn’t? But if you’re looking to find something a little different to do for your employees this summer, then check out our list of less common activities below. company culture risk management retention

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

5 Awkward HR Questions Answered

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Let's face it, dealing with HR matters can get downright awkward. Difficult questions and uncomfortable situations affect companies of every size, industry and in every geographic area. hr Compliance

Understanding the Value of a Good Employee Onboarding Experience

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Starting a new job is both exhilarating and nerve-wracking and what happens in those first days, and even in those early months, sets the stage for an employee’s future with the company.

5 Simple Steps to More Efficient Meetings

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Have you ever attended a meeting that left you feeling like you just wasted a bunch of time? If you're like most of us then the answer, unfortunately, is "yes." While this is a common experience, the good news is that it doesn't have to be this way.

10 Ways to Express Your Gratitude to Your Employees

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Do you love your team? Do you find yourself wondering how you’d ever succeed without them? We hope you do, and if so, you should let them know it! company culture hr

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

The Art of the Stay Interview

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Previously we discussed the reasons for conducting exit interviews. When employees leave, the exit interview can help you understand why. You may not be able to convince the departing employee to stay, but you may be able to make improvements that help you retain others. hr company culture retentio

Don't Make These 5 Payroll Mistakes

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Payroll is complicated. Accuracy and timeliness are of paramount importance and there is no room for error. Despite this fact, mistakes happen and the price employers pay for these mistakes can be costly.

Why Employees Abandon Their Jobs and How to Prevent It

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In December, The Washington Post. reported on an odd, eyebrow-raising phenomenon in the working world: employees are “ghosting” their employers. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, ghosting is an unfortunately common practice in the dating scene.

Before You Jump Into Entrepreneurship, Browse These Tips for Success

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If you were to ask 10 different entrepreneurs why they took the leap into business ownership, you’d get 10 completely different reasons. Whatever your reason may be, you are considering taking the plunge into entrepreneurship — and you are reasonably wary.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

The Three Ways HR Makes Employment More Profitable

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HR covers a lot of territory—much of it cluttered with paperwork—but it really does have a precise business purpose. The point of HR is to make employment more profitable. HR does this in three fundamental ways. First, HR protects the organization against employment-related lawsuits and fines.