Human Resources

  • Responding to a Wage and Hour Audit

    It’s important for employers and their HR managers to understand how to handle and deal with and create a written response to a wage and hour audit. These audits are conducted by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, and most fear...
    By Jean Scheid September 9, 2010 

  • Pros and Cons of Flextime

    Many employees struggle with balancing work and personal obligations, causing them to feel unbalanced and inevitably dissatisfied with their job. Flextime scheduling has its pros and cons, but offers a creative solution to this problem that often results...
    By Jillian Peterson June 29, 2010 

  • Dealing With Suspicions of Employee Theft

    As a business owner, how should you deal with suspicions of employee theft? Should you confront the employee or call the police? Is employee theft grounds for termination? Jean Scheid takes a look at dealing with suspicions of employee theft...
    By Jean Scheid June 25, 2010 


  • How to Control Employee Absenteeism in the Workplace

    Many employers attempt to reduce absenteeism but find it difficult to successfully do so because of a lack of understanding relating to employees and attendance. This article identifies why employees tend to miss work and how employers can effectively...
    By N. Plowman June 20, 2010 

  • Appealing Unemployment Claims

    As a business owner, do you know how to appeal unemployment claims? It's important that you do, especially when the ex-employee doesn't deserve unemployment benefits. Jean Scheid takes a look at appealing unemployment claims.
    By Jean Scheid June 12, 2010 

  • Advantages of Job Rotation: Reduce Turnover by Influencing Employee Burnout, Satisfaction, and Motivation

    A growing trend in business management is to implement a job rotation strategy. Strategies can differ drastically, but business owners can be certain that implementing a job rotation strategy will enhance organizational success thanks to more satisfied...
    By N. Plowman June 12, 2010 


  • Ways to Increase Employee Satisfaction

    Employee satisfaction is difficult to maintain in times of economic uncertainty, budget cuts, and layoffs. However, employers that implement non-monetary initiatives to increase employee satisfaction definitely reap the benefits of lower employee turnover...
    By N. Plowman June 9, 2010 

  • Using Temporary Employees in Your Business

    If you only need a small amount of help for a short period of time, using a few temporary employees may solve the problem. Before you call the first temporary employment agency in the phone book, find out more about the pros and cons of staffing your...
    By Lucinda Watrous June 6, 2010 

  • Correlation Between Employee Productivity and Job Satisfaction

    The image of big Egyptian soldiers whipping the backs of their slaves as they drag a massive rock across the scorching desert comes to mind. Employee satisfaction is still widely seen as an unnecessary cost and a demanding implementation to the workplace...
    By Steve Palaras May 16, 2010 

  • Ways to Measure Productivity in the Workplace

    Measuring productivity needs clear thinking on goals and objectives of the organization, as these factors define the required standards for productivity. Ways to measure productivity in the workplace have to be properly defined and agreed upon with persons...
    By Jayant R Row May 9, 2010 
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