When you run a small business, it can be challenging to create new job positions and justify paying an employee. Whether you have remote employees or share office space, having the right tools in place can make all the difference. Here are five tools every aspiring entrepreneur needs when working with employees. Humanity The Humanity scheduling platform has everything you … [Read more...] about Five Tools You Need to Work with Employees
Finding the best candidate for an open position is a task that demands much time and efforts. We can tell you that a couple of decades ago recruiters could not rely on software as much as they do now simply because potential candidates weren’t yet comfortable with using online technology to find and apply for jobs. Today the internet and social networks have changed all … [Read more...] about Using Software to Make the Hiring Process Efficient
Employees often groan when they’re told they have to go to a safety seminar or watch yet another safety video. In fact, safety is often seen as something that gets in the way of getting stuff done. Employees can sometimes have a negative attitude towards safety procedures and processes, but safety is absolutely necessary. As a business owner or manager, you’ll want to do … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Improve Employee Attitudes Around Safety in the Workplace
Just under one in five Americans suffer from mental ill-health in any given year. It’s a statistic that surprises many people because, as a society, we don’t talk about it very much, and people are often afraid to admit that they’re having problems. This is doubly unfortunate because in many cases, it doesn’t need to be as debilitating as it is. Support at home and in the … [Read more...] about Managing Mental Health in the Workplace
Employee injuries are bad for everyone. Unfortunately, they’re often unavoidable. Even workplaces with intensive safety protocol will eventually fall victim to an accident. There are good and bad ways to deal with an employee injury. Here’s what you should do if someone gets hurt at your company. Get the Employee Help Right Away Before anything else, you need to address the … [Read more...] about One of Your Employees Gets Injured at Work. What Should You Do Next?
Most people don’t want to talk about the possibility of getting injured on the job, but this doesn’t lessen the risk that it’ll happen to you. Last year in the United Kingdom, 144 people were killed in the workplace. Many more thousands were injured. Assuming that workplace injury will never happen to you is not enough. It’s important to know your rights well before you’re … [Read more...] about What Employees Need to Know About Injury Liability at Work
The right people rarely get the recognition they deserve. While flashy celebrities like the Kardashians have built multi-billion-dollar empires and claim the respect of millions, millions of high-achieving and hardworking people toil day-in and day-out, producing amazing technologies, improving communities, and protecting the country, among other critical jobs. It’s easy to … [Read more...] about Who Deserves Recognition?
Being fired from a job is a major obstacle in and of itself. Not only are you without income until you can find other employment (sometimes without any time to prepare), but there are also the things tangential to your job that is affected. For example, what if you relocated for your job, or used the money from this job to support a family? In a state like California, where the … [Read more...] about Were You Wrongfully Fired from a Job in California?
You can reward your employees with gift certificates, prizes, and other monetary incentives, but that isn’t always the best way to inspire improvement. You can motivate your team members with minimal spending. Here’s how to do it. Offer Flexibility Who wants to be stuck in the office from 9 to 5 every day? Your employees likely have personal responsibilities and family … [Read more...] about How to Reward Employees Without Money
Companies are aware of the importance of pre-employment drug testing as a means to ensure that their new hires are not using illegal drugs. Job applicants are usually required to undergo alcohol and drug testing before a job offer. Employees may also be tested for drug use in the workplace as permitted by state law. There are different drug tests utilized by employers, … [Read more...] about What Small Businesses Need to Know about Employee Drug Testing