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What is Included in Your Company’s Job Descriptions?

What should be in a job description? That is something that employers ask every day. Should they include a brief summary of the job? Should they include the essential duties and responsibilities of the job? Should they include required knowledge, skills and abilities? Should they include required education and experience? Should they include the physical … more »

Are Your Employee’s Preparing and Delivering Presentations?

More and more companies are requiring that employees be able to prepare and deliver presentations. The presentations may be to future or current customers, governance boards, other employees, management, etc. While the audience may be different the common goals are generally the same. Presentations are used as a tool to communicate an idea or opportunity … more »

Why Smart Employees Underperform

We’ve all been there. After an extensive and thorough search for a key manager, one candidate stands out. This candidate has the right experience, solid qualifications, and a relevant work history, and has given an impressive performance during the interview process. She said the right things, put forward some great ideas and generally presented very … more »

FLSA Safe Harbor Statements

Employers frequently are confused about what deductions are permissible under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for exempt (most commonly interpreted as salaried) employees. Thus, they should have a policy containing FLSA Safe Harbor statements. Although there are some exceptions, exempt employees are excluded from specific provisions of federal and state wage and hour laws. … more »

Employees Don’t Leave Jobs, They Leave Managers

Is your company experiencing high turnover? Does it seem like the good employees always leave? Maybe your managers and supervisors need training on how to communicate with employees? Employees usually don’t leave jobs, they leave companies because of their managers or other employees. And, most supervisors and managers are promoted to these positions because they … more »

Employer/Employee Holiday Ideas

New Focus HR, LLC would like to wish all of its customers, referral partners and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for your referrals and business during the last year. Employer/Employee Holiday Ideas Recognize that his is a very stressful time of the year financially for many employees. Here are a few tips … more »

The Performance Evaluation: Friend or Foe?

Many organizations still view the performance evaluation process as a nuisance. Managers complain that they don’t have enough time in the day to get their expected work completed, let alone write and deliver a performance evaluation. Yet they are the same individuals who continue to complain about the performance of the employees who report to … more »

Independent Contractor or Employee?

During the last few years, more and more companies have resorted to utilizing independent contractors to help them get the work done. However, when using independent contractors, companies need to structure the work carefully to avoid creating an official employment relationship. Independent contractors do relieve employers of many legal compliance issues to include: eliminating the … more »

Delegating for Results

What would happen if you did not delegate? Everything and everyone may suffer because you would not have time to devote to them. Various tasks would not get completed, such as: planning and organizing, departmental budgeting, scheduling of work, and coaching, among other things. Have you ever said to yourself, “I can do it more … more »

Is your company in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted in 1938 to ensure “maintenance of a minimum standard of living for all workers.” It establishes a minimum wage, requirements for overtime pay, child labor laws, and record keeping requirements. The FLSA has been amended no fewer than 14 times, but the essence of the law remained … more »
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