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Benefits Of Engaged Employees

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 24, 2019 8:20:00 AM

Employee engagement is more than a business buzzword. The benefits of having employees that are genuinely engaged and motivated are very real.


[This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been substantially revised and updated to reflect a more current view of this topic.]

The problem with the phrase "employee engagement" is that it is still too vague and subjective for most employers and managers. As a result, they either ignore the concept or hope to create an "engaged" workforce by simply offering more perks and a few team-building programs. 

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Topics: hr management trends, employee turnover, company culture, employee engagement, management practices

Workforce Management Highlights For 2020

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 17, 2019 11:02:00 AM

Employers and HR managers know that each new year brings with it a new set of workforce management changes and requirements. January 2020 is no different.

We previously posted an overview of the significant labor-related legislation that will affect most, if not all, employers in California. Here is a brief set of highlights of a few more items that will likely have the broadest impact California businesses.

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Topics: HR compliance, overtime pay, california labor laws, labor law compliance, california minimum wage, workforce management

How to Get Results From Your Team Building Activities

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 11, 2019 11:13:00 AM

At some point in your career, you’ve probably participated in team-building exercises that made you wonder, “What’s the point?” Maybe they were useless group activities that everyone mocked under their breath. Or maybe they were inconsequential events with colleagues that, while fun, didn’t change the way anyone interacted in the workplace.

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3 Policy Handbook Best Practices For HR Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 10, 2019 12:55:00 PM

A policy, or employee, handbook is a vital tool and resource for any business. But creating one can be a challenge.


[This article was originally published in December 2017. It has been substantially revised and updated to reflect current information and trends.]

According to several HR experts, most small businesses do not have a written policy manual or employee handbook, an employee orientation process, or even a proper and documented termination procedure.

Yet all of these tools and processes can be the first line of legal defense to avoid costly employee lawsuits.

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Topics: policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, employee onboarding, policy manuals, handbook

IRS Provides Draft Instructions For 2019 Form 1095-C

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 4, 2019 9:30:00 AM

The Affordable Care Act is still in effect along with strict compliance requirements and failure to comply can bring stiff financial penalties.


One of these requirements is for applicable employers to file 1095-Cs with the IRS, and each year usually brings changes and revised instructions for filing.

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Topics: aca, obamacare, IRS, 1095-C, 1095-B

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