Posted by Sean Kelly on August 31st, 2015 in Culture
Guest post by the Association of Workplace Engagement
Times are changing fast. What people yearned for, expected and cared about 10 years ago is so different than today. Employee engagement, culture, hiring, retention and performance alignment used to solely be HR functions. Today, creating a culture where employees are driven to succeed involves every aspect of your company.
I founded the Association of Workplace Engagement (AWE) with the mission to help companies create unique, vibrant and inspiring workspaces that promote high levels of employee engagement, wellness and productivity. We like to call these workspaces “Awesome Offices.”
How to create an Awesome Office
We know it can be hard to find ways to engage your employees. So what can you, as a people-focused executive, do to ensure that your office is a place where your employees want to be and where they can be their most ideal selves every day? What makes an office truly awesome? Continue reading this entry →
Guest post by Saxons Group.
The next generation in recruitment software promises to make life easier for human resources staff and professional recruiters, while also presenting a distinct advantage in cost savings. In fact, cloud-based recruiting will provide businesses with a number of advantages over traditional software applications.
Here are four benefits to using cloud-based software to recruit top candidates:
1. It’s cost-effective
With cloud-based software, you are not required to purchase expensive licenses or employ an army of IT staff to maintain locally installed software programs. With this kind of Software as a Service (SaaS), you simply pay for exactly what you need, for however long you need it. Continue reading this entry →
This article is the second in a three-part series on the EEO-1 Report and EEOC Compliance
The EEO-1 Report is serious business for companies who are required to file by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Here’s why:
- Failure to provide an accurate and timely report could subject your company to legal fees, fines and loss of government contracts, as well as debarment from future government contracts.
- On the other hand, filing an accurate and timely EEO-1 Report can help the EEOC enforce civil rights on a national scale by providing invaluable data.
No business owner wants to pay government penalties. But if your company fails to provide an EEO-1 Report on time, or if the EEOC discovers that your report contains inaccurate information, you could end up writing an extra check to the federal government. Read on to learn more about the importance of filing an accurate EEO-1 Report. Continue reading this entry →
Guest post by ApplicantStack
Your employees are the single most important investment you’ll make in your business. Smart, engaged employees can help your company grow by proactively tackling challenges and continually improving service. Lackluster employees can drag down even the most fundamentally solid business.
Top employers have refined the art of casting wide nets for employees and separating the wheat from the chaff. Consider these strategies in your next round of recruiting to get top performers onboard at your business:
1) Use Self-Selection to Find the Most Motivated Candidates
Just because an applicant has filled out a resume doesn’t mean your company is the employer of greatest interest to them. To get the most motivated employees, host an open house or other event to gauge applicant interest. The most motivated candidates will show up for your event, allowing you to narrow down your list. Continue reading this entry →
As of July 1, 2015, a new earned sick time law in Massachusetts requires all Massachusetts businesses to provide sick time for their employees. If you are a Massachusetts business owner, this new law could have a significant impact on your business. Here is what you need to know to be prepared:
Which businesses will be impacted?
Under the earned sick time law, businesses with 11 or more employees are now required to provide one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees must allow unpaid sick time of one hour per every 30 hours worked.
What if my business already provides paid time off?
Companies that have a paid sick time policy in place as of May 1, 2015 are given a “safe harbor” period through January 1, 2016 to comply with the new law, provided certain conditions are met. While many companies already provide paid time off to their employees, the time earned is typically part of the company’s “use it or lose it” policy – often requiring that employees utilize their earned time by the end of the calendar year. However, the new Massachusetts earned sick time law requires that unused sick days be accrued and carried forward into the next year, up to a maximum of 40 hours of accrued time. Continue reading this entry →