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Why Attendance Policies are Important

In the past few years, there’s been a trend of companies throwing out some key policies, including things like dress code and attendance policies. Some of it stems from decision makers feeling like the policies are outdated and no longer necessary, but are they really...

Is Your Business Ready for Interns?

Many businesses think about hiring interns as a way to get easy help with an overwhelming workload. They think of an internship as free labor. But an internship is decidedly not free labor—in fact, it’s supposed to be something of a burden on the employer. If you go...

Why You Should Worry About Compliance

A lot of small businesses think it won’t happen to them. They won’t get fined for skirting a few rules. They’re a small business, so nobody will notice if they’re not in compliance, right? But it can happen. It does happen. And it can be costly. One small business...

Three Areas of Training for New Managers

Your business is growing and you’re either ready to hire your first manager position or you’re planning to promote from within to a supervisor or manager position. But what happens next? What sort of training should you plan for a new manager to ensure they’re set up...

Don’t Make Assumptions for Your Star Players

Companies love star players, and that’s a good thing. We love star players, too, and we fully support rewarding them. But sometimes a company’s plan to reward a star player backfires because it doesn’t align with what that employee wants. It’s dangerous to make...

How to Handle Policy Violations

When an employee violates policy, one of two things is generally happening. Either they haven’t been trained correctly on that policy or they’re choosing not to follow it. And the response to those two situations is very different. If an employee violates policy, it’s...

Three Keys to Success for Remote Work

Remote work is a huge topic of conversation in today’s workforce, and it’s something that can help companies gain a competitive edge when it comes to recruiting talent. Unemployment is pretty low, which means the market for capable employees is thin. Are you missing...

Tactical Versus Strategic HR

Most people who start a business know that, at some point, they’re going to be involved in human resources. Some people use HR as a success metric: they’ll know their business is successful when they’ve hired enough people to need HR. But as with many other fields,...

Embracing Diversity Through Strategic Diversity Training

Diversity training is a hot topic in the world of human resources right now. As an overall conversation, it’s tied to ongoing news headlines about discrimination, harassment, and the #metoo movement. And it’s something that every company, regardless of size, should be...

What’s In an Employee Handbook?

Every company, regardless of size, should have an employee handbook. Think about it like this: The Oklahoma City Thunder play the game of basketball. They have to play by the rules of the NBA, which is the governing body and where their first set of requirements comes...
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