Necessary Components of Drug & Alcohol Policies

Employers have a lot of obligations. From protecting their operation with a PA Employment Practices Liability Insurance program to hiring the right employees and creating protocols and procedures, there is no shortage of critical tasks to complete. However, one of the many policies that need to be included in order to protect your business and […]

Tips to Improve Young Employees

Coaching young employees from the start can be a beneficial way to shape them into the stars you want them to be. As the oldest members of Generation Z are approaching the workforce and even earning managerial positions, here’s how you can prepare them for the work ahead. In addition, be sure to secure your […]

What Do Millennials Want in the Workplace?

The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016 indicated some shocking figures in terms of how long millennials plan on sticking around in their current positions. As constantly changing economic times and company culture affects these working professionals, millennials indicated that they are more than willing to move out of their current roles to pursue another position if […]

Wellness Programs in the Workplace: Remaining Compliant

As health insurance providers often provide financial incentives for employers who implement workplace wellness programs, they have become quite popular over the last few years. While these programs are intended to encourage a healthier standard of living, they have recently come under fire by the EEOC for violating federal law. As we take a closer […]

Preparing for New DOL’s Overtime Rules

According to Small Business Trends, the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules (known as the “final rule”) increase the salary threshold needed to qualify for overtime exemption from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year) and affect 4.2 million workers; also, the total annual compensation requirement needed to meet the […]

Best Practices for Summer Hiring

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start the summer hiring process. With an influx of customers bound to flood your small business this coming season, you need the staff to support your customer’s needs. Whether they are seasonal employees or future leaders of your company, the hiring process needs to be completed […]

Retaining Gen X Employees to Benefit your Business

While the majority of management talks revolve around recruiting and maintaining millennials, a familiar group of workers deserves some attention- Generation X. These established adults have experience in the workforce and are believed to be the most engaged of any employees. Plus, they are easy to train and have plenty of years left in the […]

Motivating Lazy Employees the Right Way

Nearly every business owner has had this issue: one day your employees are excelling and the next they hardly lift a finger. While it may be a struggle to find balance between motivating your employees and causing a rebellion, it’s part of being a small business owner. Therefore, in addition to ensuring your operations are […]