Human Resources Management

Using Total Rewards as a Recruitment Tool Part 1

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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For some, a job is just a job, for engaged, productive employees, a job is so much more. Engaged employees are looking for a job that has the whole package- a well-paying, flexible job that includes benefits and work-life balance. It isn’t enough to simply have an open position at your company; you must also offer total rewards. What are total rewards? They are the tools available to employers that can attract, motivate, and retain employees. (more…)

Want to Increase Productivity and Morale? Empower Employees

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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Workers who feel empowered by their employers are more productive and have higher morale, regardless of their industry.

These are the findings of a new study by lead researcher from the University of Iowa, Scott Seibert. He explains, “Empowerment is an effective approach for improving employee attitudes and work behaviors in a broad range of industries, occupations and geographic regions.”
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Protect Your Company – Always Confirm Employment Eligibility with E-Verify

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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Get a jump on proposed new Immigration regulations. Under proposed federal immigration reform all employers would be required to use the E-Verify. Already many states required the use of the E-Verify system.     Make sure that you complete a new I-9 form within three days of hire and take the extra step of confirming eligibility to work in the United States by using E- Verify. (more…)

Protecting your Dealership – Benefiting from Social Media while Limiting Risk

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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Social media is no longer a new concept; it has become a common and highly used tool in society today. Often a free tool, social media can help take your dealership to new heights; however, it can also create legal risk if taken advantage of or used improperly. (more…)

Internships: Paid or Unpaid?

Monday, July 7th, 2014

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With daydreams about laying by the beach on hot summer days looming in the near future, comes the burning staffing question: are we going to need student interns who are on their summer break and (quite possibly more important) do we have to pay them?
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Protect Your Company – Always Confirm Employment Eligibility with E-Verify

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

 

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Get a jump on proposed new Immigration regulations. Under proposed federal immigration reform all employers would be required to use the E-Verify.  Already many states required the use of the E-Verify system. Make sure that you complete a new I-9 form within three days of hire and take the extra step of confirming eligibility to work in the United States by using E- Verify. (more…)

Mindfulness – How to Increase Efficiency, Creativity, and Workplace Harmony

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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What is mindfulness anyway? Mindfulness has become the antithesis to multitasking; instead of focusing on many things at once, which can cause poor decision making and lead to confusion, stress, and poor communication, mindfulness includes calming and focusing of the mind, often through meditation and breathing practices. A 2003 study, and 6 week implementation of a mindfulness program, showed that 70% of participants took fewer sick days due to depression and anxiety. In the following 3 years following the study, absences for all health conditions were halved. (more…)

What you need to Know about Summer Help

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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You need an extra set of hands for the summer, but you don’t want to hire just anyone. An option many turn to is hiring a teen just for summer help, someone who is willing to work for just a few months, perhaps a coworker’s child looking for income during their school break. (more…)

Summer Dealership Preparedness: Your Dress Code

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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With summer quickly nearing, the temperature is creeping up. If your employees haven’t already changed into their summer wardrobe, they will be soon. Inappropriate apparel can be dangerous and can also create a distraction amongst coworkers. It’s best to review and redistribute your dress code before problems arise.
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Navigating the Maze of Hiring an Intern

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Hiring an intern sounds easy, but there are a few tricky pitfalls that can snag you up and even cause trouble with the Department of Labor. Is the intern performing work that you would normally pay someone to do? Is this intern categorized as an “employee” or “trainee” as defined under the law? These are things that can land you with a lawsuit.
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