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Retention & Retirement Benefits Go Hand-in-Hand

While many employers view younger generations as job hoppers, planning for retirement is just as important to them as it is to other workers. In a highly-competitive labor market, offering the right benefits can give you an advantage in attracting and retaining top talent - and retirement plans often top the list of benefits employees [...]

By |2020-05-20T11:25:04+00:00May 20th, 2020|Retirement|0 Comments

Spring Safety Tips for the Construction Site

Along with warmer weather and yard work, the spring season brings frequent rainfall and the possibility of pop-up thunderstorms and lightning. On busy construction sites, the unique dangers that spring weather poses to the safety of workers and site visitors can not be underestimated. From an increased likelihood of slips and falls to the risks [...]

By |2020-05-13T10:04:50+00:00May 13th, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Keep Employees Engaged While Working Remotely

When employees work outside of the workplace, especially those who aren’t accustomed to working remotely, it can be difficult for them to maintain a sense of engagement with their employer. Outside of daily tasks and basic work functions, they can quickly begin to feel disconnected and demoralized. Keeping employees engaged while working remotely may take [...]

By |2020-05-13T09:51:33+00:00May 6th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

The EEOC, ADA, and COVID-19

As employers continue to grapple with the added pressures that coronavirus places on the American workforce, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued additional guidance to help ADA-covered employers stay compliant with regulations. This guidance focuses on the legal restrictions and regulations that employers must adhere to as they attempt to halt the spread [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:27:08+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

How the Pandemic is Impacting Workers’ Compensation

Coronavirus is quickly changing the way businesses are working. To slow the spread of the virus without major disruptions to operations, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has ordered all staff to work from home until further notice. BWC employees continue to be available by email and telephone to address issues and answer questions [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:27:00+00:00April 15th, 2020|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Pandemic Survival Guide for SMBs

In an effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, many states have closed non-essential businesses and issued quarantine, shelter-in-place, and social distancing orders. While these measures are aimed at protecting the health and safety of the public, they also place small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in a precarious situation. Here are some tips to help [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:54+00:00April 8th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

OSHA Regulations & Coronavirus

Coronavirus has introduced new hazards into the workplace, causing OSHA to issue updated guidance and to reinforce existing workplace regulations to ensure that all workers are protected. While no one action can completely halt the spread of coronavirus, taking steps to make the workplace safer, following the established guidelines, and adopting the enhanced safety protocols [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:47+00:00April 1st, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs

With the landscape of the American workplace changing quickly due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of new requirements are being placed on businesses and their employees by civil authorities. Working together is vital in understanding and getting ahead of this ever-evolving situation. It’s critical that human resource teams, owners, and managers collaborate to ensure [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:38+00:00March 26th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

5 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread across the globe, more and more companies are turning to remote work options to prevent the spread of the virus while also meeting business demands. Since this is the first foray into remote work for many companies, managers and supervisors may not be equipped to deal with the unique [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:26+00:00March 17th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

Employee Relations Tips for SMBs

When it comes to running a small business effectively, building the right team is vital, but keeping that team running smoothly, without conflict, can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. In a small or medium-sized business (SMB), even a small upset in employee relations can quickly become a disaster. From managing conflicting personalities to communicating [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:15+00:00March 12th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments