Management

Five Tips for Effective Meetings

If you want to get a snapshot of your organization’s efficiency and the health of its culture, look at your meetings. Are they efficient and productive? Do their results justify…

Employees

Working Interviews and Alternatives

Few things are more frustrating for employers than finding out that a new hire oversold their knowledge, skills, and abilities. The employee looked great on paper and appeared confident and…

Employees

The Real Costs of Employee Turnover—And How to Measure Them

Employee turnover is expensive—more so than you might think. According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, the average cost-per-hire is $4,129. However, turnover costs can…

Organization

Tips for Keeping Your Company Data Secure

Small businesses are a popular target of cyber criminals. Thousands of attacks happen every day, successful ones can cost organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars, and over half of small…

Management

A Guide to Drug Testing and Drug-Free Workplaces in the Era of “Legal” Marijuana

With medical and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in more states nationwide, you may be wondering what kind of drug-testing policy your business should have. The answer to that question…

Benefits

The Hottest Benefit of 2017?

Businesses looking to attract new employees must distinguish themselves from the competition, especially if they’re unable to pay salaries above the market value. Creative benefits often do the trick, particularly…

Employees

Why Training Your Employees Is Good for Retention

There’s an old joke about an executive who worries that training their employees will be a bad investment because they might leave, to which the sage CEO says, “What if…

Organization

Organizing Your Company for Effective Communication

Imagine a car so poorly designed that pressing the accelerator sometimes feeds gasoline to the engine, sometimes feeds it onto the tires, and sometimes feeds it into the trunk. The…

Regulations

FLSA Changes: FAQs

Due to a federal court injunction, the effective date of the FLSA overtime rules has been delayed indefinitely and employers are not required to implement the changes that we discuss…

Regulations

FLSA Changes: Updating Your Policies and Practices

Due to a federal court injunction, the effective date of the FLSA overtime rules has been delayed indefinitely and employers are not required to implement the changes that we discuss…