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Tattoos in the Workplace

September 19th, 2018 by Jennifer Doherty, Inspiring HR

There was a time when companies looking to ban visible tattoos in the workplace had a relatively easy time of it. After all, employees with tattoos have no specific legal protections under Title VII. And yet, the EEOC has filed a number of lawsuits against companies that prohibit visible tattoos. Once again, a seemingly straightforward […]

Employee Theft – Reducing Your Overall Risk

September 11th, 2018 by Stefanie Walker

You’ve just discovered that one of your employees has been stealing money from your company over a period of time. Once you get over the initial shock that this trusted person has been stealing from you, the logical thing is to terminate the employee and then withhold money from their final paycheck or just withhold […]

Right to Work is Not Employment at Will

August 26th, 2018 by Lisa Porro, Inspiring HR

Know the Difference. “Right to work” and “employment-at-will.”  Both are employment terms that may appear in offer letters and employee handbooks and are tossed around frequently in legal circles. What do the terms mean and are they interchangeable? They are in fact very different. Right to work laws are related to unions.  In a right […]

PTO for Everyone

August 26th, 2018 by Valerie Juarez, Inspiring HR

In a past blog post, we discussed the impact of stress on productivity and profitability for the American workforce (see Stressed Staff Can Equal Stressed Profits). Not to be lost in the conversation is how employees who are working part time jobs while balancing school, family, or secondary jobs manage to keep financial, physical, and emotional […]

Time to Replace Outdated HR Policies

July 25th, 2018 by Jennifer Doherty, Inspiring HR

Out with the old, and in with the new! How Respectful Workplace Policies are Replacing Antiquated Workplace Conduct Policies Compliance with federal, state, and municipal workplace regulations is an unavoidable challenge of doing business, and the ways business owners choose to apply and communicate these mandatory policies continue to evolve. It’s incumbent on business owners […]

The Rise of PEOs for Small Businesses

July 14th, 2018 by Valerie Juarez, Inspiring HR

Small businesses with lean management structures often struggle with the cost containment, administration, and time management of business practices.  Daily obstacles include managing insurance and liability policies, unemployment claims, payroll processing, tax filings, and general human resources processes such as staffing and performance management. Take for instance the situation of Elite Cleaning Service (ECS) of […]

Responsible Alcohol Use Policies at Work

July 3rd, 2018 by Julie Morgan, Inspiring HR

CAN I GET YOU A DRINK BEFORE WE GET STARTED? Do you remember watching television shows from the 1960’s and 1970’s where business professionals were regularly seen taking a shot of vodka or slowly sipping on a glass of scotch as they prepared for a very important meeting? Back in the day, many employers permitted […]

Employee Travel – Do I Pay For That?

June 26th, 2018 by Lisa Porro, Inspiring HR

When business as usual involves reporting to the same location every day, employee travel isn’t a subject that may come up very often.  When it does, whether it is a short trip a mile away or overnight travel, it raises questions. What exactly is an employer required to pay for? What about travel time for […]

The Decline of Classroom Training

June 8th, 2018 by Jennifer Doherty, Inspiring HR

Retro isn’t always cool… According to a 2016 survey of learning and development (L&D) professionals, 78% of training programs rely on in-person classroom training as the primary teaching strategy. And yet, in the same study, L&D professionals admit that getting employees to physically attend these trainings is a top challenge, second only to budget. The webinar was […]

Pre-Employment Show vs. Tell

May 30th, 2018 by Lisa Porro, Inspiring HR

Don’t tell them… show them:  Job Previews and other Assessment Options Ever walk through an office space on the way to an interview and see the glistening hallways, large modern bouquets on the reception desk and hushed, state-of-the-art conference rooms? Someone brings in croissants and fruit on glass platters, asks if you want a cappuccino.  The interviewers are in dark […]

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