Every fall as children head back to school across the country, HR manager gear up for the annual increase in school-related HR issues. The issues range from parents wanting time off to attend school events to employees having to stay home or leave early because of a child’s illness. Here are some strategies to help you handle some of this back to school HR issues.
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.
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.