What Is Your Employees’ Commute Actually Costing Your Company?

By Todd Miller on Sep 8, 2017

 

Not surprisingly, for many people commuting to and from work is the worst part of the employment experience. Old roads, drivers who seem more focused on texting, inadequate and crowded mass transit, and growing urban centers are increasing the length of commutes for many employees. Lengthy commutes take a toll on employee happiness and productivity. They are also a top motivator in employees looking for a new job.

Topics: Commuting
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Free Yourself From the Burden of Payroll by Learning the Art of Delegation

By Todd Miller on Sep 5, 2017

Everyone is busy. It's easy to fall victim to repetitive tasks the eat up valuable time during the workweek. With a little planning and some clear vision for good time management, HR professionals can reclaim the workweek by delegating burdensome tasks to others. Payroll tops the list of monotonous tasks that must be completed, but can eat up a disproportionate amount of time. Free yourself from this time trap by embracing the concept of delegation.
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DHR eBook: 10 Simple Ways You Can Increase Employee Retention and Decrease Turnover Rates

By Todd Miller on Aug 31, 2017

Hiring employees isn't enough to keep your small business running; you also have to keep them. Turnover rates are the silent killer. They're not as obvious as weak customer reception, but they're just as deadly. Every employee you lose represents cost and lost value: cost, because you'll have to spend on finding and hiring a replacement; lost value, because you're not getting the expected return from your investment in hiring them in the first place. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to keep retention high and turnover low.

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Employee Background Checks: 5 Rules to Help You Walk the Line

By Todd Miller on Aug 31, 2017

There is a lot on the line when it comes to doing background checks on potential or current employees. A bad hire can cost your organization thousands of dollars, or more. It can also lead to lawsuits or loss of proprietary information. But, an improper or illegal employee background check can also lead to litigation, expensive fines, and damages. Here are five rules to help you perform a broad background check that keeps you safely within the law.
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There Is Power in Positive Workspaces

By Todd Miller on Aug 29, 2017

Those who remember the 1999 cult classic Office Space, featuring Jennifer Aniston, might recall that the plot centers around an HR nightmare at a tech company. Managers in the film are self-serving and clueless while the skilled workers seek both escape from the mundane and revenge on their superiors. Efficiency consultants are brought in to reduce costs, boost productivity and identify which employees can stay and which must go based on interviews and manager input.
Topics: HR Workplace
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5 Compelling Reasons to Background Check Your New Hires

By Todd Miller on Aug 24, 2017

Whether you are a serial entrepreneur building out your latest business idea, the owner of a small business ramping up production or the hiring manager for a larger firm, the recruitment process can be difficult, painful and lengthy. Once you have found the perfect person for the job, it is tempting to just go ahead, but there is one more step you need to consider.

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4 Efficient Ways Small Businesses Can Get The Best Hires

By Todd Miller on Aug 23, 2017

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:

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DHR eBook: 7 Things All Employers Should Do To Decrease the Chances of Getting Sued

By Todd Miller on Aug 22, 2017

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.

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3 Tips for Attracting Qualified Employees in the Digital Age

By Todd Miller on Aug 2, 2017

As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, the methods you use to attract qualified employees to your business should advance as well. Too many businesses today are using outdated strategies when it comes to reaching modern professionals with their job offers, and they are suffering because of it. Here are three creative ideas to help you find and hire quality employees in the digital age.
Topics: Hiring
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How Your Vacation Policy Could Give You a Competitive Advantage

By Todd Miller on Jul 26, 2017

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.

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