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How To Conduct An Effective Employee Performance Review

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees

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Deliver A Successful Employee Performance Review

Everyone knows the feeling of dread that settles in the pit of their stomach when they hear the words employee performance review. Even those employees who spend the year going above and beyond get that little knot. It is the feeling of being judged and found lacking. This doesn't have to happen to your staff if you take time to focus on how you can go about conducting these reviews in a fair, humane manner. Let's take a look at some ways to make your employee performance reviews less stressful and more productive.

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6 Benefits of Outsourcing HR Functions

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Outsourcing HR

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6 Advantages of Outsourcing HR Functions 

Human relations (HR) is an essential part of any organization. The HR department is typically responsible for almost every facet of employee management, including recruiting employees, screening them, hiring them, training them, paying them, managing their benefits, managing employee complaints, and much more. In other words, HR management is both comprehensive and complex. Unfortunately, many smaller to mid-sized companies may not have the resources needed to set up an efficient and effective in-house HR department. If your HR needs exceed your internal HR capabilities, consider outsourcing some of your HR functions.

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A Guide to Creating an Effective Corporate Email Use Policy

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees

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Corporate Email Use Policy For Your Employees

Every business needs to have some form of email use policy in place. For a company that deals with sensitive subjects, this policy could be a matter of legal necessity. Even companies that don't deal with sensitive topics such as medical or financial records, there are concerns like having employees using the email for personal use on company time. Continue reading why your business needs a corporate email use policy and how you can instate an effective one.

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An Onboarding Checklist for a Compliant Hiring Process

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People

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Onboarding Checklist For New Team Members - The Dos & Don’ts

When you first hire a new employee, it may take them some time to adjust to their new job, even if they are familiar with the tasks and responsibilities of that position. After all, they will need to get used to working with new coworkers and managers, working in a new environment, following different policies and processes, and more. As their employer, you can help your new employees acclimate quickly so that they can begin contributing to your business as soon as possible. If they have issues adjusting, it could cause them to become frustrated or stressed out, which can affect their performance and productivity. Implementing an effective onboarding process will help prevent this from happening.

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Types Of Communications Skills To Look For In Candidates

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People

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Types Of Communication Skills To Look For In Interviews

Communication is one of the most excellent tools your company employees can have. Working with coworkers or dealing with customers efficiently requires the ability to communicate clearly. Communication skills need more than understanding a particular language. Excellent skills include not only verbal but non-verbal communication. The best time to address communication skills is during the hiring process. Let's take a more in-depth look into the subject.

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Dress Code Policy: Avoiding Legal Issues

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations

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Dress Code Policy: Avoiding Potential Discrimination Claims

You would think having a company dress code would be an easy matter, but that isn't always the case. With so much emphasis placed on equality in the workplace, you have to be careful that you do not discriminate. This discrimination could take the form of gender differences, cultural differences, or religious differences. Let's explore the matter of dress codes further.

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What Do Alternative Work Schedules in California Involve?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture

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Alternative Work Schedules in California

For the longest time, the typical workday was rigidly structured. Employees did not have the option of working anything other than the standard 8-to-5 workday, five days a week. However, times have changed. As technology has advanced, so have the ways in which employees can work. Many people now seek alternative work schedules that will complement their personal lives better. Businesses that are capable of providing work schedule flexibility have a significant advantage when it comes to recruiting and hiring highly qualified employees. Adopting an alternative work schedule option is a way to not only attract more qualified job candidates but also to ensure that your existing employees are happy with their work schedules. Happy employees tend to be more productive and will be less likely to leave your company for other opportunities.

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How To Reduce Employee Turnover: Most Effective Techniques

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Employee Retention

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Most Effective Strategies on How to Reduce Employee Turnover 

Every industry has employees that don't stay. These employee separations are called employee turnovers. Employee turnover is the number of employees who leave compared to the number who remain with a company during a given period.

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60 Best Interview Questions to Ask Candidates: Ultimate List

[fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People

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60 Best Interview Questions to Ask Candidates & Ensure Quality

The success of a company relies on the effectiveness of its employees. If your employees do a poor job, it will affect your business, both in the short-term and the long-term. Because of how vital your employees are, the interview process is an essential component of the hiring process. It’s during the interview that you can carefully screen a candidate and determine whether they are qualified for the position you’re trying to fill. Because of how important the interview process is, be sure that you prepare for it ahead of time. You should have a list of questions that will help you determine not just whether the candidate has the necessary skills and experience for the job, but whether they will be a good long-term fit for your company. Here are 60 questions to  consider asking job candidates during their interview:

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20 Actionable Employee Retention Strategies You Must Have

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Employee Retention

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20 Effective Employee Retention Strategies Your Company Should Have

Hiring new employees can be an expensive process. Not only do you have to pay each new employee a salary, but you’ll also have to pay for additional costs, such as healthcare insurance, taxes, and infrastructure costs (such as the cost to give the new employee their own desk and equipment). There’s not much you can do about these costs if you need additional employees. The problem comes when you’re having to replace employees who have left.

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