By Putting a Little Effort into Finding Quality Employees, Employers Can Reduce Turnover
February 17, 2014
Finding good employees is a key step in retaining employees and thus reducing turnover. There are a number of steps employers can take to help improve their hiring procedures.
Nearly Half of Employers Know if a Candidate is a Good Fit Within the First Five Minutes
February 3, 2014
When it comes to a job interview, the first few minutes may be the most crucial. A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that nearly half (49 percent) of employers know within the first five minutes of an interview whether a candidate is a good or bad fit for the position, and 87 percent know within the first 15 minutes.
Employers Must Understand and Comply with Their Duties Regarding Training and Safety
January 20, 2014
As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ratchets up its scrutiny on temp workers, employers must understand and comply with their duties regarding training and safety, before accidents occur.
Think You Don’t Need an Accountant? If Your Goal Is to Have a Thriving Business, Think Again
January 6, 2014
When you think about the number of start-ups that fail in the first year of business, and when you consider all the challenges entrepreneurs face, it becomes clear to me that we must change the mindset of start-up businesses to realize the importance of working with an accountant.Read More
They Don’t Follow the Same Rules as Unions, Even While Some Lay the Groundwork for Unionization
December 23, 2013
Non-union companies usually work to keep an eye out for signs of union organization among their workforces. However, they are generally focusing on unions and union organizers, not nonprofit groups like “worker centers.” Yet some of these worker centers have begun partnering with unions.
Barter Exchanges Bring New Buyers and Sellers Together, Potentially Creating a New Customer Base
December 9, 2013
Savvy HVAC contractors are discovering that bartering is a great vehicle for using downtime, moving excess inventory, attracting new customers, and generating barter dollars that can be used for advertising and other business expenses.
Laws Governing Affirmative Action for Contractors Are Lengthy and Complicated
November 18, 2013
If companies with federal contracts or subcontracts are found to be non-compliant in regard to equal employment and affirmative action, they can face mandatory changes in their employment policies as well as bad publicity.
November 4, 2013
How can you not like a book that begins, “The future is not what it used to be,” quoting Laura Riding and Robert Graves from 1937? The book Millennial City: How a New Generation Can Save the Future, by Dennis Walsh and Glen Hiemstra, addresses the millennial generation and the near future.Read More
Recent Trends and Tips
October 21, 2013
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken an increasingly aggressive posture toward enforcement actions against employers. Employers should be aware of these troubling trends in EEOC behavior and be prepared to properly respond to an EEOC complaint.
Author Says It’s Time to Focus on Individuals’ Strengths
October 7, 2013
A Gallup poll published earlier this year should be quite alarming to the business community: Most American workers either hate their jobs or don’t care one way or the other about them.Read More