Creative Employees Churn Out Ideas

“No idea is too far out… There’s a whole lot of creativity going on around here!” If asked, employees might say this about their workplace at DEI Inc., in Cincinnati, OH. DEI stands for Dedication, Ethics and Innovation, and DEI certainly is innovative when it comes to dealing with employees. DEI Inc. designs financial institutions all…

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How to Make Online Recruiting Applicant-Friendly

Online recruiting of applicants is now commonplace for employers. Unfortunately, recruiting over the Internet and from a company’s website has at least two downsides: Online recruiting can attract large numbers of applications from unqualified and under-qualified people, wasting much time for those involved in the hiring process. Poorly designed web pages and poorly worded recruitment…

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Danger Can Lurk in Job Offer Letters

Job applicants (especially those at supervisor and management levels) more and more are wanting it “in writing” when a job offer is made. It’s becoming more common for employers to give job offer letters (or letters of employment) to new hires. However, this type of document carries risks for the employer. Job offer letters and…

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Non-Compete Agreements: What Can They Accomplish?

It may seem ironic that companies encourage innovation and brilliance while employees are on the payroll, but pull the plug on that ambition if they dare to leave. But non-compete agreements attempt to do just that to control damage. Whether signed when staff members come on board, or as part of a ream of paper…

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How Long Do You Have to Retain Payroll Records?

Just in time for spring cleaning, the Social Security Administration and the IRS have issued a joint publication — the Spring 2017 issue of SSA/IRS Reporter — which offers valuable pointers for employers who want to clean up their old payroll files. In most (but not all) cases, that means following a four-year retention rule….

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Hire the Right Person – And Stay Out of Trouble Doing It

Interviewing job candidates has never been easy. But now, a growing list of legal pitfalls is making a tough job even tougher. Fortunately, there are techniques that can help you hire the right person and stay out of trouble while you’re doing it. Here are some of the most important: When Can a Charge of…

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How to Make Benefits Information Easier for Employees to Understand

If employers want their workers to participate in retirement and benefits programs, it is important to communicate with them in plain English. Many benefits packages and retirement plans come with complex wording, and employees may not understand all of the terms. In addition to this, English may be a second language to some employees, so…

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Negative Employees Might Surprise You

Are negative employees holding your business back or pulling it down? Do you even know if you have employees who feel strongly negative about their work? What to Do Based on findings in the survey, if you want to decrease the negative attitude of employees toward their jobs and increase their positive attitudes, focus on…

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Move Your Company Forward With a Strong Employee Development Strategy

Is your employee training program strong or half-hearted? If the latter is true, that could be as bad as having no program at all, if not worse. A well-developed training program for your employees is integral to your company’s success. If you’re not focusing on training, you may want to rethink your priorities. When you…

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