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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 […]

Rethinking Multitasking

May 22nd, 2018 by Lisa Porro, Inspiring HR

Less Multi-Tasking… More Effectiveness So, you’re hiring and seeing a slew of resumes from candidates who claim to be experts at multi-tasking. In interviews, they profess a great love of jumping from project to project, call to call, and back to the first project again, all while keeping everything straight and finishing every task in […]

What Not to Do When Dealing with Harassment Complaints

May 18th, 2018 by Valerie Juarez, Inspiring HR

Exposing misconduct is in the air. So we ask employers: what kind of environment have you been cultivating? The recent explosion of accusations and charges of sexual misconduct has put the nation’s employers on alert. If you don’t have a policy and procedures on dealing with sexual harassment, or its bigger category, harassment, in place, […]

Offer Letters, Not Employment Contracts

April 25th, 2018 by Lisa Porro, Inspiring HR

“Offer Letters ” vs.“Employment Contracts” and knowing the difference. When hiring a new employee, the goal is to find a great performer who will also follow your established policies and procedures, be able to get along with his or her co-workers, and will be loyal to your company. Once you do find that perfect candidate, […]

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

April 15th, 2018 by Jennifer Doherty, Inspiring HR

As of today, 30 states and the District of Columbia have passed some level of medical marijuana legislation, essentially allowing the regulated use of a narcotic that remains illegal under federal law. And most of these states offer no employment protections for use of the drug they’ve legalized. This means medical marijuana simultaneously is and isn’t […]

Stressed Staff Can Equal Stressed Profits

March 21st, 2018 by Valerie Juarez, Inspiring HR

Statistically speaking, working adults typically spend 33% of our waking hours at work. Compounded with personal, financial and physical demands, the ability to manage overall stress can become, well, stressful. From the employer’s perspective, healthy levels of stress can actually be motivating and effective in helping employees problem solve and overcome workplace challenges.  However, when […]

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