When one of your employees puts in their two weeks notice, they may think that the heads-up time they’re giving you is doing you a favor. While the extra time to prepare for their departure can certainly help, you can run into some big time HR and Payroll headaches – especially if you aren’t aware… Continue reading Should You Pay an Employee Who Resigns With Two Weeks Notice?
An important question to ask yourself when dealing with employment (and really any business-related paperwork) is how long are you required to keep the records? Unfortunately when it comes to record retention, there is a myriad of answers and a multitude of regulations for different scenarios. We’ve summarized the most common federal laws that relate… Continue reading Employment Record Retention: What Are the Federal Laws?
It might sound like common sense, but you’d be surprised how many firms underestimate the importance of competency-based interviews. Ongoing research shows that competency-based hiring procedures not only improve the initial quality of hires, but also increase employee retention levels and grants access to wider, more diverse field of potential candidates. Surveys show employers note… Continue reading Introducing Competency-Based Interviews at Your Business
Bonuses and incentive programs are some of the best ways to motivate employees. However, in order for them to work, they must be equitable, realistic, achievable, and concise. Therefore, a successful bonus program must be thoughtfully designed. Boiled down, a bonus is simply extra money, paid to employees, in addition to their wages or salary.… Continue reading How to Create a Successful Bonus Program
Paid vacation is one of the most common employee benefits offered by employers. Employers are in control when determining home many days of vacation to offer, who can take vacation, how paid vacation days accrues, and when vacation days can be used – so long as they adhere to state regulations. While there are few… Continue reading Paid Vacation Rules
Even as vaccines roll out, many employees have embraced remote work and aren’t eager to return to the physical office. 70% of employees would like to continue to work remotely part of the time post-COVID-19, according to Glassdoor. Research from PricewaterhouseCoopers showed that employers and employees disagree about what the post-pandemic return to work might… Continue reading Could Remote Work Be Here to Stay?
The employee handbook has always been a great and valuable resource for employers. But recently, it has become more important than ever. The employee handbook can no longer viewed as simply a communication tool for employers. It’s now regarded as a protection strategy as well. The handbook can be your recipe for onboarding success and… Continue reading Why Your Company Needs an Employee Handbook
When employees terminate, they should return any company property loaned to them. If they fail to do so, you might be able to dock their pay. It’s not uncommon for employers to entrust company property to employees, such as: Office keys. Building entrance badges. Uniforms. Computers/laptops. Cellphones. Vehicles. Job-specific tools or equipment. If the employee… Continue reading Failure to Return Company Property: What Are the Payroll Rules?