When you run a small business, you can't afford people who are just there for a paycheck. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you get the best possible hires for your business:
No employer wants to get sued. Lawsuits can be costly, and waste valuable resources - regardless of the outcome. While it’s impossible to completely prevent all lawsuits, there are many things your organization can do to decrease the chances of a lawsuit. Here are seven actions that all employers should take right away to decrease the risks of getting sued.
Companies are always looking for a competitive advantage. With unemployment nearing record lows and businesses facing one of the tightest labor markets in recent memory, competition over the best employees could be the difference between becoming an industry leader and falling behind. Your company’s vacation policy could make a big difference to its future success.
Even though the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around for almost 25 years, it is often still the source of major challenges for HR professionals. While the basics of the law are straightforward, most of the challenges come from trying to operate a business efficiently and properly administer FMLA leave when the requests are intermittent.
Owning a small business or managing Human Resources is challenging as well as rewarding. One of the more challenging aspects of management is making hiring decisions. Owners have probably been there at one point in time wondering where things went wrong with the new hire who seemed so "perfect" during the interview but turned out a flop once hired. Making the right hiring decisions will save you time and eliminate headaches. So, how does the mistake of a bad hire happen?
The growing Ban the Box movement believes that the incredible difficulty that people with a criminal record have in finding employment are bad for our society. Research into the problem shows that by blocking these people from working is holding our economy back, missing out on tax revenues, punishing innocent children, and worsening a host of social problems.
But, it’s not just society that is hurting. Employers who do not even consider people with criminal records run the risk of missing out on talent that could give them a competitive edge.
The Ban the Box movement is about getting employers to stop asking about criminal convictions on initial employment applications. The idea is to stop using convictions as an automatic filter to screen out job applicants. Instead, the movement hopes to get employers to consider the relevance of criminal convictions to the job further down the hiring process, after considering their work qualifications.
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The Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule that was supposed to go into effect April 10, 2017 is now set to take effect on June 9, 2017. While many in the Trump administration oppose the new rule, newly installed Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta felt that further delay in implementation would not be consistent with the law. However, Secretary Acosta is committed to continuing to review the rule and many feel that the rule will likely be revised before the end of the rule transition period on January 1, 2018.