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Time to Re-evaluate Your Current Insurance and Other Expenses?

A number of years ago, I had a client who told me of a great habit he’d developed: once yearly, during his birthday month, he would review what were usually considered fixed expenses. These were typically subscription based, recurring monthly at the same rate and often without any thought or examination on his part. Things …

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November 2022 TogetHR Times

Workplace Buzzwords, what do they mean? The buzzwords of late 2022… Quiet quitting, fast firing, zoom out, fast quitting, quiet fleecing, loud quitting, quiet firing… In August, the Wall Street Journal spotted an unassuming TikTok in the wild and introduced the concept of “quiet quitting” to the masses. After the video was cited by the paper, the …

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HALLOWEEN- Have a safe and HR friendly Halloween! What does that look like?

Do you allow employees to come to work in costume?  Set some guidelines around what’s appropriate in attire to be sure not to offend others, either inside or outside the Company. Spooky! Halloween lets the goblins out of the box, unleashing all kinds of behaviors in kids and adults alike. Pranks? Costumes? Sugar overload? It’s …

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Is Autumn Time To Panic And Get Down? Try This Instead

While each season has its special delights and hazards (Spring allergies, anyone? Slipping on Winter’s ice? Enduring Summer’s humid heat?) I’m especially partial to Autumn. With mild temperatures, shifting light and vibrant, earthy tones, it’s a pleasure to experience it outdoors. And, between Autumn and year-end we’re bombarded with so many holidays to enjoy. Yet, …

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October 2022 TogetHR Times

Listening to Employees….Why? From SHRM, 9.16.2022 According to isolved’s second annual Voice of the Workforce survey released Sept. 7, continuous listening by employers, consistent learning opportunities and frequent check-ins with supervisors are even more important than some organizations may realize, particularly for employees plagued with anxiety or self-doubt. The 1,000-employee nationwide survey found that 50 percent of …

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September 2022 TogetHR Times

I9 Issues Have you wondered if you’re completing the I9 form correctly? Have you audited your I9s lately? The top mistakes employers make on I9s: Allowing untrained staff to administer I-9s Not supervising new employees as they complete I9s Accepting unacceptable documents Accepting fraudulent documents, such as fake lawful permanent resident or Social Security cards …

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Aviation Appreciation Week- The First Person Your Customer Sees

August 19 – 25 has been the celebration Aviation Appreciation Week.     Declared originally by President Theodore Roosevelt, it occurs during the birthday of one of America’s first pilots, Orville Wright, and meant to celebrate America’s development of aviation. The role of ‘pilot’ is to guide the direction and safe arrival of an aircraft. And, in …

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August 2022 TogetHR Times

LOSING A GREAT EMPLOYEE? WAIT, THEY CAN WORK REMOTELY, FROM WHEREVER, RIGHT?! NOT SO FAST ……. As more employers roll out hybrid work policies, there are many complex legal considerations to take into account. Hybrid work impacts tax compliance, reimbursement for work expenses and prohibitions against discrimination, among other things. Workers and job applicants are …

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BOOM! July 4th – Big Fireworks!! What Do Those Sparkling Displays Teach You About Employee Engagement?

In the United States, the big theme of July is Independence, usually accompanied by a crazy amount of fireworks. Fireworks that aren’t organized by professionals can be dangerous as well as loud. So, what does this have to do with business? Try this: the wise business owner encourages employees to contribute to their business with …

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