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Employment Eligibility Verification and the Use of the E-Verify System

Although the issue of immigration compliance in the workplace is not a new topic in the United States, it has become more and more pronounced due to the daily stories from the news media and an increased scrutiny of employers. A few months ago, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raised the level of … more »

Biometric Authentication in the Workplace

Biometric authentication has become commonplace in daily life through the use of smart phones, smart TV’s, personal computers, and other electronic devices. Years ago, people watched television programs like “Get Smart” and “Mission Impossible” and laughed because the concepts were too outlandish to be considered reality.  However, in today’s society, people continue to look for … more »

4 Easy (but Overlooked) Sales Management Tactics to Boost Salesperson Performance

Sales management isn’t just about optimizing sales strategies and fine-tuning sales processes. In most organizations, it’s also about managing the sales team and helping individual salespeople perform up to their potential. To do that effectively, Sales Managers must understand how to align big-picture policies and goals with actionable ideas at the salesperson level. Let’s look … more »

Tips for Working with a Younger Boss/Manager

There are more generations working together in the workplace than ever before. Thus, some older employees are finding that they are now reporting to a younger boss/manager.  For many older employees, being supervised by someone who is young enough to be their child is a tough pill to swallow. However, if the truth be told, … more »

Easing Workplace Stress

It is not a secret that work has the potential to seriously stress employees out. The stress that employees face has potentially harmful effects on their health, personal lives, and overall work performance. Regardless of the job, whether it be a low-paying job, or a high-paying job, stress exists at all levels. This information probably … more »

Effectively Creating and Managing a Teleworking Program

Teleworking, more commonly referred to as “telecommuting”, or “remote working”, has been a rising trend that more employers have started to offer in the past five to seven-years. However, when an organization considers implementing teleworking, some Managers oppose the idea due to the lack of supervision over their employees. Managers may be concerned about whether … more »

Critical HR Recordkeeping –  Employee Files

Employers frequently ask HR Consultants “What records do I have to keep in an employee’s personnel file?”  The answer is everything, however, in order for employers to be compliant most items need to be separated into different files and locations. This article will act as a guideline for employers who are interested in making sure … more »

Is Your Company’s Personal Leave Discriminatory?

In the workplace, this is the day and age of recognizing the value of employees, creating work/life balance, and branding companies for the purpose of attracting potential employees in a society with low unemployment rates. Outside of typical paid time off benefits such as vacation days, sick leave benefits, personal days, holidays, bereavement leave, time … more »

Teleworking Environments

Teleworking, also known as telecommuting, allows employees to work from home, on the road, or in a satellite location for some or all of their regular workweek.  Teleworking is usually a voluntary work alternative that may be appropriate for some employees and some jobs.  In some organizations, employers are doing away with the traditional work … more »

The Importance of Checking References

Over the course of the hiring process, some organizations tend to overlook the importance of checking references of applicants. Having an effective process for checking references may accomplish one of a two things; it may reassure the hiring manager of the positive things that he or she already knows about the applicant, or it may … more »
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