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Dec 14
Boosting the Energy of Your Workforce
14 Dec, 2016. 0 Comments. Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Insight Blog, Leadership. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
This time of year can be especially draining for employees. Colder weather, stress from the holidays and the end of year time-crunch all contribute to this. The good news is that positive energy is contagious. An article from Harvard Business Review gives a few simple things you can do to boost the energy in your organization starting today: Build genuine relationships with employees. Encourage leaders at your organization to get to know employees better. Creating high quality connections builds relational energy. Find common ground with employees that doesn’t involve work. This will help you better understand what motives and energizes…
Dec 7
Company Rules That Make Good Employees Quit
7 Dec, 2016. 0 Comments. Business Insights, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Leadership. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
Deciding on the rules for your company and your employees is an important part of shaping your company culture. Communicating these rules to your employees show them what is important to the organization. But are there some rules that could actually be turning good employees away? A recent article from the Huffington Post gives examples of some rules that may actually be hurting your company more than they are helping. 1- Waiting periods before a promotion. Some companies will put into place waiting periods that require employees to work in their position for six months (or sometimes more) before being…
Nov 29
Revised I-9 Form Must be Used By Employers Starting 1/22/17
29 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Contact Us, Human Resources, Insight Blog, Small Business News. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
Earlier this month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of the I-9 form used for employment eligibility verification. The new version of the form dated 11/14/2016 must be used by employers no later than January 22, 2017. Until then, employers are able to use to use the version dated 03/08/2013 or the new version. A Plus Benefits is working to revise our new hire packets both online and in print to comply with this change by the end of the year. Here is a copy of the new form if you are interested in seeing the…
Nov 23
BREAKING NEWS: Overtime Rule Set to Go into Effect December 1st Temporarily Halted
23 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Business Insights, Contact Us, Human Resources, Leadership, Services, Small Business News. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
Yesterday, federal judge Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction against the new overtime rule set to take effect December 1, 2016. The new regulation would raise the salary limit for executive, administrative and professional overtime exemptions from $23,660 per year to $47,476 per year. The injunction temporarily halts the implementation of the rule for an indefinite amount of time. The Department of Labor has already stated they will continue to try and move forward with the rule, while other groups are fighting to stop it. This leaves employers with a couple of…
Nov 21
Rather than Policing Cyber Monday, Turn it Into an Employee Reward
21 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Business Insights, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Insight Blog, Leadership. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, which means that the holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving) is the busiest online shopping day of the year. In 2015, shoppers spent $2.98 billion on Cyber Monday alone. Many retailers take advantage of this with incredible sales. Because of the popularity, many business owners are left wondering how to manage the impact of Cyber Monday on their workplaces. You will see countless articles about the cost of lost productivity on this particular day, but we have a slightly different perspective. Director of Employee Performance…
Nov 18
Tips for Reducing Stress in the Workplace
18 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Leadership. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
This time of year can become incredibly stressful for business owners and employees alike. From family obligations, to the holidays, to year-end budgets and deadlines, it easily become overwhelming. When you are going through stressful time, or you know your employees are, there are a few things you can do to make the best of it. Here are some easy ways you can reduce your stress-level at work: Take a break and talk to someone: Make an effort to periodically get up from your desk and have a short conversation with a co-worker. Try to avoid eating lunch alone. Use…
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