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Communicating with Employees versus Independent Contractors

Many small businesses want to hire independent contractors because they often cost less than employees, but far too many misclassify these roles, as noted in a prior blog. Many business owners are tempted to call an employee a contractor because they prefer to pay...

Eliminating Discrimination from the Interview Process

Discrimination during the interview process happens all too often. Whether this occurs unintentionally or not, you need to be aware of how discrimination can happen during an interview and take steps to prevent it. Not only is discrimination ethically wrong, but it is...

Employee Shortages & Recruitment Strategies

After a tumultuous 2020 and beginning of 2021, many employers have started to think about expanding their staff once again. Now, some are facing a new crisis: employee shortages. This problem may surprise some employers, and it certainly creates a challenge. The key...

Data-Driven HR Decisions

Data-driven HR decisions can save businesses from spinning their wheels and misspending money. Sometimes, rather than looking at data from a strategic angle, businesses hire staff in crisis-mode and base their pay structure either on what they’ve always had or what...

How to Create an Incentive Structure

In our last blog, we began exploring what it might mean to flip the narrative about pay raises and incentive structures. There are benefits to rethinking our long-held routines of annual raises and moving toward an incentive structure instead. Now let’s explore what...

Rethinking Salary & Incentive Structures

As companies begin to recover from the pandemic, several owners have come to the WhyHR team asking about giving employees an annual raise. Our message to them, and to you, is it’s time we flip the script on our thinking about salary and incentives. Now is the time to...

Supporting Employee Mental Health

During the pandemic, 40% of adults surveyed reported new struggles with anxiety and depression. This does not include the large numbers of adults who struggled with mental health before the pandemic. Although the pandemic is waning, some of those difficulties are...

Finding the Balance for Post-Pandemic Work Environments

In recent months, the vaccination rate has increased, COVID-19 cases have decreased, and life is beginning to return to what it was before the pandemic in many locations. As business owners and managers, we are now deciding what post-pandemic work might look like....

Policy Talk: Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Many companies want to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but not all of them realize how much their policies impact their ability to do so, especially when it comes to religious diversity. It might be good to consider whether your policies are written with an...

Conducting Harassment Investigations Correctly

When an employee comes to us with a harassment complaint, it’s important that we handle the complaint correctly, both for the sake of the employee and the company. Whether your team is working in the office or working remotely, harassment complaints are still...
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