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2 Reasons Companies Resist Internships … and 2 Reasons Why They Shouldn’t
As spring inches closer and closer, HR teams can expect another round of resumes submitted for internships. Along with the flood comes the debate of whether you should be hiring interns at all.
4 Entrepreneurial Lessons from MLK
As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., let us all take a moment to remember the great leader that he was. Like today’s entrepreneurs, King was a visionary, but his achievements didn’t come easy. In fact, they came at a cost, yet he persevered and never backed down. King is a role model for so many, but entrepreneurs in particular can take note of these four valuable lessons he taught us:
3 HR Challenges Facing Nonprofits in 2015
Every business will face its fair share of challenges, whether from stiff competition, government regulations, economic downturns or HR issues. The truth is that challenges are the stuff of life; overcoming them is what makes people and companies great. But for nonprofit organizations, the impact of tribulations can be amplified by restricted budgets and a smaller workforce. Key to surviving and growing in the midst of today’s obstacles are knowledge and preparation.
5 New Year’s Resolutions for HR Departments
Many New Year’s resolutions circling the office are the same as last year’s, but several resolutions exist that HR professionals can employ to have significant impacts on your organization.
4 Hot HR Trends for 2015
With increasing speed, advances in technology have shifted the way human resources are handled in the workplace. As we enter 2015, HR professionals find themselves fully entrenched in an era of complex and ever-shifting business, which requires more of them.
How to Handle 2015’s Extra Pay Period
Every four years, businesses must account for the phenomenon of an extra pay period. As such, weekly payroll inflates from 52 to 53 check dates, while biweekly payroll increases from 26 to 27.
Sing Carols Not Ballads this Black Friday
What many know as Black Friday now starts as early as Thanksgiving Day; a Thursday. For businesses planning to open their doors as early as 5 p.m. Thursday, beware of potential employee morale issues. Your employees are giving up their time with family and friends, not to mention the copious amount of food consumed just hours prior to the doors opening, so there may be a bit of lag. The question arises, how can you prepare your staff for the rush, influence good customer service and improve overall employee well-being, while also boosting team morale?
Casinos Dealt a Rather Stiff Hand
The bright lights of the Vegas strip appeal to high-rollers and the employees who serve them; however, for some, the glitz and glam can be short-lived. Employees drawn by the luster often find it hard to adjust to the nightlife and long shifts, which is why many fold. In a study by the University of Las Vegas, casino HR executives report their industry turnover rate being between 25 percent and 40 percent.
Innovation: 3 Ways Businesses Can Shoot for the Moon
Innovation; without it we’d still be staring up at the moon wondering what it’s like up there? Innovation is transformative, it turns ideas into possibilities. Take Walt Disney for example, through innovative thinking he was able to turn a blank canvas of land into what many would recall today as a magical escape. Innovation doesn’t have to be groundbreaking, although it’s always exciting when it is. To keep it simple, innovation in your organization can mean building upon products, implementing new campaign ideas and the list goes on and on. Embracing innovation could potentially advance your organization to new heights.
The King of Cashola or CFO, Which Do You Prefer?
If you could choose any job in the world, what would it be? King of Cashola, Prince of Payroll, Master of Awesome? This is exactly what one nonprofit allowed their employees to do and it resulted in an overwhelmingly positive response. Can it work for you?
Payroll Managers Make it Rain
Dear Payroll Manager,
Thank you for making it rain every payday.
No employee understands everything you do to make sure their paystub is accurate and on time.
Pay rates, taxes, insurance, bonuses, garnishments, PTO, expenses and a whole lot more have to come together seamlessly every payday (or people come unglued).
And more often than not you don't even get thanked when it all goes right.
That's just not fair.
We were going to write you a card for National Payroll Week, but we thought you could use a better payroll system instead.
10 Workplace Hazards More Dangerous than Sharks
What if I told you that you were more likely to injure yourself at work than if you dove into shark-infested waters? In honor of one of the most important weeks of the year (Shark Week), we want to alert you of ten workplace hazards to avoid that occur more frequently than shark attacks. If you don’t take precaution you could become the next victim of a third-degree coffee spill or a protrusive file cabinet attack.