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Live Your Company Culture
Walking the talk.  A Deloitte survey showed that 84% of senior leaders thought they were regularly communicating the company’s beliefs and values …  however, only 67% of employees felt that was true.  There was another gap between executives and employees who believed that senior leadership acted in accordance with the company’s core v...
Employee Engagement for Small Business
There are some occupations  — astronaut, surgeon, or prima ballerina, for example —  in which people rarely succeed without being rocket-fueled by commitment and passion … and it is unlikely that their employers spend much time worrying about their level of “engagement.”  But I think it is probably safe to say that most...
Ten Step January Checklist for HR Fitness
BRING IT, 2019!   As we resume our normal work schedules, with the holidays behind us and all the local gyms at full capacity, it’s time to apply a little extra New Year’s energy and resolve to our HR practices.  From updating HR forms to adding up injury numbers, here is a ten step HR Fitness......
Exit Interviews and Why You Should Be Doing Them
A Google search of “exit interviews” will yield no shortage of articles questioning their value … not to mention some hard core detractors advocating that employees refuse to participate in them, such as this blog from tech industry commentator Alex Holderness.  While it is true that the concept of the exit interview carries some...
2019 Florida Minimum Wage Increase
Don’t Forget – Workplace Posters Must Be Updated! On October 24, 2018, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the 2019 Florida minimum wage will be increased from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour, effective January 1, 2019. The agency is mandated to calculate a minimum wage rate each year based on the percentage increase.....
Must Love Dogs … or, How to Retain Talent in a Pet Crazy Culture
With unemployment at a 17 year low, employers are reawakening to the need for effective talent retention strategies.  One of the hottest trends in corporate perks recognizes the astounding level of devotion American workers have for their furry, four-legged companions.  No matter what your budget, there are options for your company to offer anima...
Independent 3rd Party to Audit Immigration Compliance for Publix
If your company is pursuing a services agreement with Publix Super Markets, Inc., it will be required to complete an annual certification of its immigration law compliance using a qualified, independent third party; or retain a qualified, independent third party to complete all company employee I-9s on an on-going basis.  If the audit is chosen,.....
What’s so funny about the updated ACA Exchange Notice Form?
Guess what was revealed in the latest ACA form update?  The federal government assumes that your business has a full-fledged HR Department.  I doubt this comes as any surprise to our small-to-mid-sized clients! Earlier this year, the Department of Labor made a minor change to its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices, the ACA Marketplace notice...
Your Online Social Security Account: Claim It or Block It!
Did you know that the Social Security Administration offers online accounts that allow the public to view and track all that information that we used to receive once a year via a paper Social Security Statement that was delivered to our mailbox?  The service is called “My Social Security,” and it can be a useful......
How to Create an Employee Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
What can be done to improve the performance of a struggling manager, supervisor or employee?  Answer – develop a written performance improvement plan (PIP).  A PIP is an action plan that provides for the four (4) key ingredients to successful employee performance: (1) clear expectations, (2) accurate and specific feedback, (3) solid two way...
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