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Creating an Anti-Harassment Policy For A Healthy Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Anti-harassment

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Create An Anti-Harassment Policy For A Healthy Work Environment

People can't perform their best when they feel unsafe. Harassment of any sort in the workplace makes it impossible for an employee to feel safe. The longer the harassment continues, the worse the situation becomes. Everyone within the immediate area of the harassed individual can end up suffering over time. Harassment is also illegal. One of the best things an employer can do is prevent harassment from the beginning. If that isn't possible, it means putting a stop to the behavior immediately is necessary. Let's take a closer look at harassment to see what constitutes harassment and help you create your anti-harassment policy.

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10 Ways To Create A Strong Company Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 10, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture

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10 Methods to Create A Strong Company Culture

Companies are little communities. Like communities, a culture develops that can significantly differentiate one company from another, even when doing the same work. The company culture’s strength or weakness can make a huge difference in how efficiently the company runs as a whole. Yet, each piece of the culture intertwines with every other piece to create a larger picture. The following are ten ways to help you develop an influential company culture.

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California Meal and Rest Periods: Navigating the Minefield

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 3, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations

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Navigating the Minefield Of California Meal and Rest Periods for Staff

Determining whether you are required to give your employees rest or meal breaks can get confusing. Not only are there the set rules for most businesses, but then there are exceptions for both types of employees and specific fields. Let's take a few minutes to make this cloudy subject a bit clearer.

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5 PEO Benefits: Why You Should Partner With A PEO

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in PEO

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5 PEO Benefits: Why You Should Partner With A PEO 

Running a business takes a lot of work. Some of the work involved is time-consuming but necessary. This work can include most of the work done by the Human Resources department. This work is something that most managers would rather not have to deal with, but unless someone else can take on the duties, there isn't much choice. Small and medium businesses often are hit the hardest because they aren't large enough to hire an HR department or a qualified HR professional. These companies can significantly benefit from working with a Professional Employer Organization, or PEO.

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How To Address Employee Misconduct In A Professional Manner

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in employee misconduct

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Addressing Employee Misconduct Professionally

Unless you are your sole employee, misconduct is bound to need addressing at some point during your business years. The more employees you supervise, the higher the chances. Professionally discussing matters of misconduct is essential to maintain the respect of your employees, and ultimately yourself. Let's take a look at how you can effectively deal with misconduct.

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Employment Regulations with Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in marijuana in the workplace

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Regulating Employees With Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace

Laws legalizing marijuana for either medical or recreational use, or both, have changed rapidly. In some states, marijuana remains entirely illegal for any reason. At this writing, eight states have marijuana listed as fully illegal and three states have marijuana listed as fully illegal, however, decriminalized. Twenty-eight states have some form of legalized medical marijuana. Of these, six only approve the use of CBD oil. In twelve states, both medical and recreational marijuana use is legal. For the laws in your area, check out this page and click on the link for your area.

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What Constitutes a Legal Background Check & Is it Necessary?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in background check

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Is Conducting A Legal Background Check On Employees Necessary? 

Is it essential to run a legal background check on your employees before you hire them? Specific industries make background checks necessary. These industries include those that involve handling money, coming into contact with people, entering customer's homes, or dealing with sensitive information. Every business can benefit from conducting at least a minimal background check on possible employees when it is legally necessary.

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CSR Strategy - The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 8, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Corporate Social Responsibility

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CSR Strategy and The Value it Brings to the Business

People know that the resources in this world are limited. They have also begun to realize how intertwined we are not only with each other but also with nature. This awareness has brought forth a new interest in corporate social responsibility. Many people, from customers to investors, want to know about the corporate social responsibility of a business before committing themselves to deal with that company. Where does your company stand on this critical issue, and where can you improve?

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How to Improve Company Culture: 5 Tried and Tested Ways

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2020 7:33:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture

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5 Tried and Tested Techniques on How to Improve Company Culture

Your company is like a tiny community. Everything that affects one part of the business has an impact on all the other areas. As with all communities, there is a positive culture within the organization. This culture involves rules governing things like dress codes and behavior. Culture can also dictate unwritten practices, such as giving Larry in Auditing a bit of slack when he's disorganized because everyone knows he struggles with ADD. Written or unwritten, company culture helps determine the entire environment of the workplace. Let's take a look at the top five ways you can help improve your company culture.

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How to Have Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture

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Learn How To Have Difficult Conversations At Work

Being the boss comes with many privileges, but it also comes with many hard responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is having difficult conversations. Difficult conversations most often concern employees who are not performing as expected. But employees aren't the only ones you may have to face. You might need to tell investors in your business that you are losing money. It can often happen when the company is new but can also occur at any time. Let's take a closer look at how you can handle these difficult conversations in a way that makes it easier for everyone involved.

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