Four HR Practices

Your Small to Midsized Business Should Adopt Small to mid-sized businesses have their work cut out for them, especially within the HR department. These professionals wear several hats and hold numerous responsibilities, often times beyond typical HR roles. With the start of a new year, they may end up feeling frazzled with depleted bandwidth and resources to navigate through numerous disparate systems and to personally manage employee information, including payroll, time and attendance, onboarding, recruiting and everything else. When you add the updates to federal and state employment laws, like FLSA and OSHA, HR professionals are left with one big Read More


4 Tips for Increasing Employee Learning Retention

Study Smarter, Not Harder Strategic thinking and foresight help people use their time more efficiently and effectively. Think about the format of the exam Choose the best learning resource Determine how each resource will help Schedule when/how each resource will be used E-Learning Course Tips Each module should begin and end with exercises that frame the learning according to how the employees will use the information Strategic framing should directly correlate the e-learning courses with the employee’s day to day Identify Learning Strengths Learning styles affect our ability to retain information. Visual Learners Writing Notes Watching Videos Auditory Learners Listening Read More


3 Principles of Strategic Recruitment

Re-evaluate and IMPROVE recruitment practices to make the best use of time and the tools available. Start by asking the right questions. What do you need? Develop a detailed applicant profile. Clearly communicate needs, expectations and benefits Use evaluations to gauge success and pinpoint gaps Why should applicants want to work for you? Create an employment brand Highlight the company culture Help the applicant envision themselves as part of the team Encourage employees to become brand ambassadors Target job seekers and entice talent to join How are you going to reach and attract talent? Build a talent pipeline Create a Read More


iSolved Network Turnover and Employee Retention

Turnover and employee retention are real problems that impact every industry. 55% of people who are currently employed are willing to leave their jobs because their skills aren’t being expanded. So, how can you solve the age-old employee retention problem? By offering a learning management system that provides a path to career progression and improved skills. Turn to iSolved, a people-centric human capital management system that’s designed to do it all. It’s available with a learning management system that’s packed with courses and makes it easy to upload your own customized content. Take learning to the next level with iSolved, Read More


Training, Education, & Compliance

In today’s world, we can see the effects of harassment in the workplace. Without proper training, it’s difficult to address and resolve this massive problem. Organizations must remain in compliance with local and federal laws, including those around labor, harassment, and discrimination. Consider using a learning management system to get compliance training rolled out to every member of the team. More than 6,800 sexual harassment complaints were filed in 2015.* A single complaint can cost an organization thousands or millions of dollars in legal fees. Don’t take a chance with training your employees about these critical topics. The answer? iSolved Read More


4 Challenges Companies Face in the Hiring Process

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, the time required for the hiring process in the U.S. and abroad has grown exponentially in recent years, averaging almost 23 days from first contact to offer acceptance. Employers and HR departments are struggling, now more than ever, to find and acquire great talent to complement their teams. Let’s take a look at a few common road blocks in the hiring process. Sourcing Talent The job market is overflowing with talented, skilled workers seeking a career path. So why does it seem like there is never enough talent to go around? The answer Read More


Best Practices for Welcoming New Employees

At one time or another, many companies have struggled with employee satisfaction and retention. It is all too easy to focus on the goals of production and the needs of the client, leaving employees to feel undervalued and unmotivated. Without setting priorities to cultivate a healthy work environment for your staff, it is likely that your company will also face difficulty in retaining satisfied employees. The positive environment you create for your employees should start on their very first day in your office, if not sooner. From the moment your offer for hire is accepted, your new employee should feel Read More


4 Benefits of Improving Employee Onboarding

Nearly a quarter of staff turnover happens within six weeks of starting employment, which wastes time and resources. When a new hire starts with your company, this will be his or her first chance to see how it operates. Clear instructions, timely responses from management and HR staff, and proper handling of new hire paperwork are important tasks that help instill confidence in new employees. But when your new hire is shuffling between departments during the first week of employment, it’s tough to keep track of where he or she is in the onboarding process. The solution to this common Read More


Can you prove your ACA compliance?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandates and deadlines are putting plenty of fear, worry and doubt into those who must comply with reporting requirements.  Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) should be especially aware of their ACA obligations to employees and the IRS.  Enforcement Since the ACA became a law, the IRS has managed over 40 provisions regarding implementation of ACA. Perhaps the most pressing from an employer’s view point is play or pay.  Large employers (50+ FTEs) who do not offer coverage for all of their full-time employees, offer unaffordable minimum essential coverage or offer plans with high out-of-pocket costs Read More


FLSA lawsuits are on the rise

Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits numbered over 7,000 in 2012 alone.  Companies such as Walmart, Staples, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, Oracle, CVS, Tyson Foods, Lowe’s and AT&T have been subject to significant FLSA penalties. FLSA lawsuits don’t target specific types of companies; every company could be faced with this challenge and the ensuing penalties. Determining violations In order to determine violations, investigators generally look at the following five areas. Earnings codes Your company’s earnings codes may be the easiest way to identify compensation being improperly excluded from the regular rate. In an FLSA lawsuit investigation, investigators tend to Read More