Paying employees is one of the biggest expenses for a company. Any company that has employees is required to withhold and pay payroll taxes. In addition to what you withhold from an employee, there are taxes that you as an employer must pay. The size of your business, where you are located, where your employees live and work; all of these things factor into what you must withhold from employee’s wages and w..
This webinar is for employers who are contemplating whether to implement Background Checks and for those who are currently doing them but wish to learn more about their options. It is an introductory and general review of the subject as the laws and practices vary from state-to-state.Areas Covered Deciding whether to do background checks or notThe importance of written policyWho to check and what to check f..
Workers Compensation insurance basically is set up to pay for an injured worker's medical treatment and lost wages. This sounds relatively simple, but the details can quickly become overwhelming to a person unfamiliar or new to the process. Unless you are prepared and know what to expect. The key players are identified in our discussion. Key activities and steps to have in place BEFORE a claim occurs are al..
Regardless of skill, hiring a person who is a bad fit is the wrong decision. In fact, traditional interviewing predicts future success by only 10%. With a bad fit, the employee is never going to reach optimum performance, be fully engaged, and they are likely to leave. The company is then left with another expensive recruitment along with the disruption of having talent walk out the door. (Recruiting expens..
Human resource professionals are entrusted with keeping employees medical records confidential. There are many related but different federal laws that have medical record confidentiality provisions. What is a medical record under one law that may not be a medical record under another law? To fully comply one needs to be not just familiar with but proficient with the various employment laws and the need for ..
Unfortunately, being good at your job doesn’t guarantee that you will be a good leader or manager. Yes, you were good enough to get promoted but being a manager has challenges you never dealt with when you were an employee. The transition to management isn’t just a promotion and a pay raise—it’s a shift into a new type of role that requires new skill sets and you are bound to trip up along the way when you ..
The Millennial generation is a force to be reckoned with. They are talented, innovative, entrepreneurial, and creative. They are also highly mobile and prone to job-hopping. Retaining top talent is a key business imperative and old strategies are no longer effective.More than 60% of Millennials leave their company in less than three years and their turnover is greater than any other generation. In addition,..
Whatever you call those extra assignments or even your larger "regular" work responsibilities, learn to apply project management tools and approaches to get better outcomes when facing barriers to completing work successfully. Identify the business problem you are solving to keep your work focused, efficient, and moving toward the desired solution. Expand your standard responses to barriers to include more ..
Do you know the top ten provisions of your employee handbook that can get your company in legal trouble? You need to, and you need to fix these issues immediately. This webinar will focus on your company’s employee handbook pitfalls, the omissions that you need to add, and the right language to avoid creating legal lability. Make sure you attend this program to find out what dangers are hiding in your handb..
The acronym GROWER stands for Goal, Reality, Options, Will, Experiences, and Results. It provides a relatively simple framework for structuring a coaching session and has been adopted by many of the world’s major organizations. In many places, there is confusion about what coaching for managers and leaders really is, especially when compared to counseling, mentoring, advising, etc.In addition, the unfortuna..
Collaborative Conversations, Building Trusting Relationships, and Increasing Engagement and Performance
Building trust and strong cohesive relationships in the workplace is critical for a number of reasons. Organizations that have a high level of trust in the workplace have higher productivity, greater engagement, and retention of staff.Trust is an essential element in team building, as it results in a sense of safety and security among employees. Employees who trust each other, as well as their leaders, crea..
A job description literally describes a job, but a competency model describes the human being who does the job adequately or superlatively. This webinar explains the difference between a competency-based HR system and a job-description-based HR system. It defines competencies, explains the business reasons to use them, explains how competency models are developed, and reviews each component of HR when it is..
Form I-9 is required to be completed by all United States employers. It is used to confirm that the new hire is eligible to work in the U.S. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) requires that Form I-9 be completed accurately. Any inaccuracies, even including cross-outs, white-outs, missing information, and more, can result in substantial financial or even criminal penalties for employers...
The threats and risks from human resource management issues are increasing. No longer measured in only fines, penalties, and awards for non-compliance, human resource management affects keys business metrics, including the organization’s valuation and credit rating. Further, improper human resource management can significantly reduce managerial prerogatives, and seriously damage the organization’s reputatio..
Since it is impossible to completely avoid conflict, the potential for issues is usually higher in complex social systems where the players compete for resources, like the organization. This becomes particularly critical in ethnically diverse and multicultural work environments, in which not only “regular” work disagreements may occur but in which also different languages, worldviews, lifestyles and ultimat..