Employee References: The Good, Bad & Ugly
A recommendation from an employer must be given in a fair, honest, and accurate manner. You as an employer, have responsibilities not only to the person being referenced but also to the person requesting the reference. Therefore, the reference should be honest and not overly positive if it is not warranted or overly negative if that […]
Cultivating a Trauma-Informed Workplace
You should have a strategy in place to assist your staff as you make strides towards re-establishing a healthy and safe workplace culture.
Do Employers Need to Pay Their Interns?
Internships are governed by the U.S. Department of Labor to ensure that workers are paid fairly, and interns are often paid at least the federal minimum wage. Internships, which are sometimes misunderstood as unpaid work, are actually short-term learning opportunities for students or prospective employees to gain practical experience in their field. If you’re not […]
Adopting Alternatives to the Annual Performance Reviews
The major drawback of performance reviews, and the reason more and more businesses are doing away with them, is that they can be boring. Their end-of-the-year focus and emphasis on monetary incentives and penalties hold employees accountable for previous behaviour at the expense of improving current performance. Having regular discussions about employees’ current performance and scope for development, on […]
Benefits of Offering Work Schedule Flexibility
Employees, whether they are on-site or remote, frequently cite schedule flexibility as an important factor in achieving a healthy work-life balance. An employee’s usual arrival and departure times could be staggered under a flexible time policy to help with day care or school obligations. Yet another adaptable choice would be to do away with regular […]
Avoiding Retaliation Claims
A Florida employee who engages in activities protected by law or who reports labor law violations by their employer is protected from termination under both federal and state law. Any adverse action taken by an employer towards an employee is considered retaliation. Some adverse actions that could be considered as retaliation are harassment that persists, poor performance […]
Exit Interviews – An Important but Often Overlooked Management Procedure by Companies
Employers are aware that firing an employee is a sensitive matter that must be handled with care. You, as an employer, are obligated to continue protecting employees’ rights even after an employee has resigned, retired, or been terminated. But you need to safeguard the company as well. The exit interview is a practice that some […]
Preventing Age Discrimination at the Workplace
Employees who are of the age 40 and above are protected by the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“the Act”), but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to bias and discrimination because of their age. Also, not all age groups who may be subject to age discrimination, stereotyping, or practices are included by the Act. Your […]
New Year, New Employee Engagement Strategy
It is possible for your company to have both an excellent product or service offering and a sizable client base. It is also possible to have an effective media strategy to support your sales and marketing efforts. Despite having a successful business and business strategy, if your employees aren’t invested in the work they do […]
Requiring Employees to Work from Home
Many of the businesses in such businesses decided to adopt a permanent work-from-home policy — here’s what business owners need to know.