Tag Archives: human resources

Employee Relations: Lay the foundation for a good business!

A good work environment is the foundation of a solid and effective employee-relations program.  Employee relations focuses on communication as it relates to satisfactory productivity, motivation, morale and the prevention and resolution of problems that arise or affect work situations. … Read Full Post

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HR Issues for the Small Business: Disciplinary policies (Part 3)

Let’s face it, disciplining employees can be distasteful and this discomfort leads managers to follow the “let’s ignore the problem and see if it goes away” course of action. Not a good idea!  Every business should have a standardized written … Read Full Post

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Form I-9 – Compliance, Audits and Common Mistakes

Every employer in the United States is required to complete an I-9 form for all employees and this must be completed within three business days of hire. The rule has been in effect since 1986 and only employees hired prior … Read Full Post

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Get Familiar with the EEOC Complaint process

In our previous blog, we discussed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, important federal anti-discrimination legislation as it relates to Title VII. As employers, we obviously strive to avoid litigation in any area of employee discrimination; however, we may be … Read Full Post

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Job Descriptions & Performance Appraisals – Who Needs ‘Em?! (Part 4)

This is Part IV of our four-part series on job descriptions and performance evaluations, two tools that are underestimated in the operation of any department or business. Monday, we discussed that the two are inter-related.  We suggested using the essential … Read Full Post

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Job Descriptions & Performance Appraisals – Who Needs ‘Em?! (Part 3)

Last week, we discussed the need for job descriptions for each position in your company.  Smart managers quickly realize that the formality of a job description is paramount to the employee’s understanding of where the job fits in the organization’s … Read Full Post

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Job Descriptions & Performance Appraisals – Who Needs ‘Em?! (Part 2)

This is part II of our four-part series on job descriptions and performance appraisals. Monday, we discussed the importance of job descriptions and how to craft them.  Our discussion left off after an in-depth look at the essential functions or … Read Full Post

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Job Descriptions & Performance Appraisals – Who Needs ‘Em?! (Part 1)

Our experience has shown that sometimes smaller organizations don’t follow established conventions in the human resources arena. One such item is the job description, and its cousin, the performance evaluation.  In this four-part series, we will explore the need for … Read Full Post

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HR Audits

HR Audits can be an excellent tool to protect your organization, establish best practices and identify areas that need improvement. The evaluation process includes using numerical data (e.g. How long it takes to fill an open position and employee satisfaction … Read Full Post

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