Managing Staffing Costs During Cold and Flu Season

When cold and flu season strikes, employees have a choice to make: Go to work sick, or stay home and recover. Employers have a similar choice: Demand employees show up, or encourage them to rest. Employees who come to work…

How to Set Your Star Candidate Up for Success

Imagine: You’re looking through applications for new candidates. On paper, you find a candidate who looks outstanding. Their skills are top-notch, their experience is right on target, and they express all the enthusiasm and dedication you’re looking for. The interview…

How Your HR Department Can Recover from Unexpectedly High Turnover

Turnover happens at every company. When your turnover rates suddenly spike, however, HR staff may react with alarm. What’s happening? How can you prevent this unexpectedly high rate of turnover from becoming a chronic problem within your company? Here are…

Why the Lack of a Wellness Program for Your Business Could Be Affecting Your Employees’ Performance

Are you promoting wellness on your work teams? Wellness programs focus on preventing illness and improving health by encouraging participants to focus on nutrition, exercise, stress management and other factors. Many businesses nationwide credit drops in their health insurance costs…

Marijuana Laws Are Changing. Are Your Company Policies?

The battle over recreational marijuana use continues to rage in the United States, with several states—including Oregon and Washington—voting in favor of allowing recreational use of the drug by adults of a legal age to do so. When marijuana use…

How to Prevent Past Employees from Degrading Your Business on Social Media

Social media allows us to stay connected and say what’s on our minds, much like having circles of friends has done for thousands of years. Unfortunately, social media has one significant drawback that a circle of friends does not: it…

The Oregon Equal Pay Act: What Employers Need to Know

Oregon’s Equal Pay Act, which takes effect in October 2017, expands the state’s laws regarding wage disparities among employees. It also changes several rules for employers. Here, we cover some of the key points of the law. What’s Changing? The…

Why Offering Paid Parental Leave Could Give You an Edge on Your Competition

The movement for paid parental leave is gathering momentum in the United States, with several states and localities passing paid leave policies in recent years. If you’re not in one of these locations, offering paid parental leave can give you…

OSHA Audit: Reduce the Risk of Workplace Accidents This Summer

From slippery snow and ice in winter to the risks of people and materials overheating in summer, every season presents its own challenges to workplace safety. But despite knowing this, many workplaces don’t reevaluate safety or assess new risks on…

Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Your Company Needs to Know

Beginning July 1, 2017, Arizona joined California in requiring paid sick leave for employees. The new law was approved by Arizona voters in November 2016 as part of Proposition 206, which also increased the state’s minimum wage. It applies to…