Which of Your Employees Are Legally Independent Contractors?

Correctly classifying the members of your workforce is essential. Failing to do so can get you in some legal hot water, particularly if you label a worker an independent contractor when they should be an employee. Companies can’t just decide to call a professional an independent contractor because that’s what suits them best. Instead, specific… Read More »

How Can You Make the Best Hire for Your Company?

It isn’t easy to find the best candidate to join your team. Usually, you only have a limited amount of time to determine whether the job seeker is a great fit. Plus, you only have certain screening tools or methods at your disposal, some of which can be a bit limited. However, even if that’s… Read More »

Do You Have an Emergency Readiness Plan in Place for COVID-19?

The coronavirus outbreak has been wreaking havoc all across the globe. It’s led to a disease called COVID-19, a viral infection with no available vaccine. The virus is spreading with surprising speed, and over 3,000 people have died after contracting the illness. Since the number of COVID-19 infections in the United States is increasing rapidly,… Read More »

This Trick Takes the Stress Out of Scheduling

Scheduling can be a contentious issue in any company. Managers often have to balance the organization’s needs with employee availability and preferences. Plus, there can be fluctuating occurrences that have to be addressed, like vacations or extended sick leave, that make maintaining a steady schedule challenging. Finding a way to handle staff schedules in a… Read More »

Is Marijuana and Drug Testing Still Relevant for Your Light Industrial Workforce?

The legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana seems to become more widespread each year. In Michigan, both medicinal and recreational cannabis is legal. In Ohio, medicinal marijuana is legal, while recreational is not. Illinois, a neighboring state, hasn’t legalized either. Since marijuana laws vary dramatically from one state to the next, companies are struggling to… Read More »

Are You Offering Paid Sick Leave? (Here’s Why You Should!)

The issue of paid sick leave is a hotly debated one. Companies choose to approach it differently, and some decide not to offer it at all. While it may seem cost-effective to not provide your employees with paid sick leave, that isn’t always the case. There can be ramifications for not making it available. It… Read More »

The Interview Question You Can’t Ask This Year

Many employers are aware that there are specific questions you can’t ask during an interview. Inquiring about a candidate’s citizenship, marital status, gender, national origin, race, and similar protected conditions isn’t just bad form; it’s illegal. However, there is a new trend that raises the number of topics hiring managers can’t broach. An increasing number… Read More »

Protect Your Workplace from I-9 Hiring Issues

Whenever you bring a new employee on board, you have to complete an I-9 form. The document confirms that the new hire is eligible to work in the United States, making it a critical part of the hiring process. Plus, I-9 noncompliance comes with severe consequences. An I-9 form that isn’t completed correctly can result… Read More »

Two Ways to Recruit and Retain Better in 2020

The talent war has been taxing companies for several years. Many employers are having trouble locating and retaining the skilled professionals they need to excel. The hiring landscape is competitive, and it easily classifies as a job seekers’ market. As a result, businesses have to use different recruitment and retention approaches. Otherwise, they will continue… Read More »

What Is Your 3-Year Employer Plan?

As an employer, you know you can’t leave your success to chance. Effective strategic planning is essential, both for the short- and long-term, if you want to excel. By creating a three-year plan, you are covering today as well as the near-future, giving your company a roadmap that aligns with your goals. It can serve… Read More »