NOW IS THE TIME
I am sure many business owners and managers will be glad to see this year end. The year didn’t start out real great and the closing months are proving to be the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression due to brutal beating the economy is taking which is affecting everyone. Believe it or not […]
PRESS 1 TO CALIFORNIA DREAM
In past blogs I’ve written about substandard customer service and how helpless one can feel without any recourse or options when confronted with it. Since then, I’ve realized that poor customer service is sometimes by design. You see, technology has made it possible for people to communicate with one and other almost instantaneously. However, the […]
IS GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE DEAD?
Is good customer service dead? Recently I did some yard work for my sister. Halfway through the job I realized we needed more supplies so off to the local Lowe’s we went. After buying the supplies and loading them in her car we realized there were mechanical problems with the car and we were […]
LAYOFFS, JOB LOSS, DOWNSIZING & UNEMPLOYMENT
Everyday, and now more than ever, companies are forced to terminate valuable employees due to no fault of their own, but because of the economic downturn experienced by today’s business owners. The current state of our economy has resulted in higher unemployment rates, which have an adverse effect on businesses. In July 2008, the Bureau […]
‘TIS THE SEASON FOR A HARDSHIP
You can’t even leave the house anymore without hearing about how bad the economy is getting. As a human resources professional I’ve seen first hand how it can directly affect the average person. A 60% increase in unemployment coupled with a dramatic downturn in 401(k) account balances equals tough times. Companies are struggling with […]
Is Your Company In Compliance? When is it not a good time to find out your company is not in compliance with OSHA standards? When a compliance officer arrives to conduct an unannounced compliance inspection. An employee files a complaint with OSHA about unsafe working conditions. A referral complaint is filed by another government agency to OSHA about […]
MAKE MEETINGS MORE MEANINGFUL
Meetings, meetings and more meetings! These days employees are spending too much time in meetings! National PEO’s HR team follows a meeting plan each week and we have found it to be successful and productive. If you don’t believe that you and your staff are getting the most out of meetings, one or more of […]
IS IT TIME TO CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES?
Feeling the pinch at the pump? Is your commute to work becoming costly enough to cause you to reconsider your typical purchases at the grocery store? Forget the ribeye steaks, it’s Ramen noodles tonight. Our poor dog has been subjected to generic doggie bones and he hates them, but still happily accepts them because he knows it’s […]
HAS THE DOOR BEEN LEFT OPEN TOO WIDE?
As Human Resource professionals, it is our job, our duty, to advise today’s employment landscape on ways to improve company’s culture, retain high performers and encourage our workforce to be tomorrow’s leaders. One of our very favorite things to promote is the open door policy. Why? There are many reasons why an open door policy cultivates […]
HEALTHY EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY EMPLOYEES
With summer quickly approaching many people are hustling to shed some of that winter weight. Unfortunately, many of us do not have the luxury of owning state of the art equipment, personal trainers, or costly gym memberships. However, there may still be a way to look fabulous in that new bathing suite. Many companies are […]