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Be Clear On Workplace Harassment

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 25, 2019 5:01:00 PM

Sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality in businesses. And employers can be liable if it happens. HR managers needs to be clear about harassment laws and policies.

 

 

[Editor's note: This post was originally published in April 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.] 

Just when you thought it was safe to go to work. Based on the sheer number of complaints made and charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the workplace in America is still host to a variety of harassing behaviors.

While sexual harassment has been publicized a great deal over the last few years, it does not appear to have decreased noticeably in the American workplace. In fact, despite a heightened awareness of sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, there appears to be an actual increase in incidents. 

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Topics: HR best practices, labor law compliance, harassment, sexual harassment, privacy issues

Profiting From A Great Company Culture

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 22, 2019 6:32:00 AM

In a recent survey 65 percent of respondents agreed that culture is more important to performance than strategy or operating model.

 

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Topics: recruiting and hiring, hr management trends, employee turnover, company culture, employee engagement

Being Clear On Payroll Outsourcing Costs

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 18, 2019 7:31:11 AM

Outsourcing business functions is a matter of fiscal strategy. And viewing outsourcing costs as an investment rather than an expense should be part of that strategy.

 

As organizations grow in size, so does the associated support functions within that organization. More employees means more HR and payroll tasks. More employees require more internal support, which means more employees just for those functions. And this can become counterproductive at some point. 

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Topics: managed payroll services, outsourcing payroll management, payroll compliance, managed payroll, payroll outsourcing

California Employers And Employee Privacy Rights At Work

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 16, 2019 7:16:03 AM

What employees did at work was once mostly work-related. Today, the Internet and social media can blur the lines between private information and work.

 

A recent employee lawsuit serves to highlight this "blurring" of privacy rights boundaries for employers and their workers. While employers certainly have a right to determine what activities are permitted in their workplace, employees also have rights to privacy. The problems arise when employers are alleged to have violated those privacy rights when enforcing company policy.

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Topics: policies and procedures, employee lawsuits, privacy issues, company culture, social media

10 Signs That It's Time To Outsource Payroll Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As your business grows, so does the volume of administrative work. And when your HR and payroll staff are overwhelmed, more costly mistakes occur.  

 

[Editor's note: This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.]

Increasing numbers of mistakes with payroll processing serve as warning signs that indicate your payroll team may need more staff and and better resources. On the other hand, it's very likely that it's simply time to consider other options for managing your payroll process, such as outsourcing.

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Topics: payroll management, payroll management companies, payroll process, outsourcing payroll management, payroll compliance

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