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If OSHA comes knocking, do you know what to expect?

By Paula Mathews

Besides worrying about OSHA knocking on your door, which we discussed in the last blog, what else keeps employers up at night?

Not being able to attract and hire good employees. Studies have shown that, out of 100 employees, 92 will come to work every day, do their best, follow the rules, and play well with others. The other 8 have attendance issues, work harder to get out of work than to do it, always have a beef with one employee or another, and cause management 90% of their headaches.

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Discipline Tips to Protect Your Company

Guest blog from Pamela A. Restrepo, Communication Specialist, HRIS Payroll Software: http://www.hrispayrollsoftware.com/Having clear-cut guidelines regarding behavior and expectations can help a company to establish consistency. However, when rules are broken or expectations are not met, companies often fail to follow through with that consistency as it relates to discipline. This can lead to general dissatisfaction among employees and managers, workers’ compensation claims by terminated employees, and even lawsuits. To avoid these unfortunate situations, it is important to formulate a strategy regarding discipline and stick to that strategy in every single situation. The following tips may be helpful when establishing a disciplinary strategy.

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9 Things You Should Never Ask Job Candidate

When you interview job candidates, you want to make sure they’re qualified for the role. But you also might be curious about them personally. However: there are certain legal restrictions that keep you from asking some questions deemed a bit too personal. Here are the top things you can’t ask anyone you’re interviewing.

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OSHA isn’t alone in fining employers; don’t forget the Department of Labor

By Paula Mathews

In a recent session, New Hampshire’s legislature passed Senate Bill 416. The new law “prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who requests a flexible work schedule.” Although the law does not require the employee to accommodate a flexible work schedule, it prohibits an employer from taking any negative employment action again an employee who makes the request.

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Employee Reviews

by Anonymous

If you have employees, you are going to encounter employee problems.

The best approach to addressing issues with employees is clear, authentic communication.

Conducting powerful performance reviews is key to maintaining a positive company culture.

When to Conduct a Performance Review

Most performance reviews are held annually, however you have the freedom to hold them as often as you feel necessary. Some owners hold them every six months; some do so even more frequently.

The important thing to realize is that your employees can view performance reviews as negative. When you schedule these reviews, do it in person and explain that it’s a time to have a conversation – not a lecture – about what’s going well and what can be improved.

 

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