Employee Management

FMLA Leave: An Overview for Small and Mid-Size Employers

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. A private-sector employer is “covered,” and therefore subject to the FMLA, if it has, “50 or more employees within 75 miles for each working day during each of twenty or more calendar … [Read more...]

Direct Deposit vs Payroll Card: Pros and Cons

Running a business in this customer-centric world of ours is by no means simple, especially when brands consider the fact that their customers are also the creators of their reputation and success. However, what too many businesses fail to include in their strategies is a more employee-centric mindset. After all, they are your brand ambassadors, and perhaps even your trusted … [Read more...]

Three Innovative Workspaces in the United States

Fitness centers, green initiatives, and space to relax — many modern offices are adopting features similar to these which are meant for employee benefit. Innovative designs are making offices feel more inviting, which in turn can help employees be more productive. We rounded up three of the most innovative workspaces you may not have heard of. Check out the awesome ways … [Read more...]

How to Deal with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Any sexual advance or conduct that is non-consensual or offensive to the office environment can be categorized as sexual harassment. Sadly, it still happens across workplaces. In the hindsight of the #MeToo movement, a lot of facts and stories about workplace sexual harassment came into public view. Sexual harassment in the workplace is not just limited to glamour or high … [Read more...]

How to Avoid a Career Crash Due to Cognitive Bias

A few years ago, after my closing keynote for a manufacturing association conference on how manufacturing leaders can avoid business disasters, a man in his late fifties came up to me looking distraught and agitated. I hoped he wasn’t angry with something. He introduced himself (I’ll call him Mark here) and wanted to know more about one of the judgment errors I discussed, the … [Read more...]

Four Benefits that Your Employees Will Value

Finding benefits that employees will value has long been a struggle for many businesses. So, what benefits should you offer? Here are four leading options that you should consider. One of the biggest problems in developing benefits for your employees is that when presented with a choice, many employees tend to say one thing and do another. For example, in a recent MetLife … [Read more...]

Are You More Intelligent than Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence is defined as the development of computer systems with the ability to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. The concept sounds reasonable enough, but how exactly does a machine learn, and is it different from how humans learn?  Tay was an artificial intelligence chatbot that was originally released by Microsoft Corporation via … [Read more...]

4 Steps to Building a Great Workspace for Your Business

Running a business that works efficiently can seem impossible, but by listening to the needs and wants of the employees, you can begin to put together a workspace that works for everyone. But what should you start with? In this article, we will be providing you with key factors that you should seek to improve to create the best office space for your employees and company’s … [Read more...]

Clocking In To Cashing In – What Are The Timesheet Software Fundamentals?

Payroll is one of the most time-consuming and confusing tasks that any manager or HR employee must complete. While it is a burden, it must be completed efficiently and accurately in order to keep your employees around, they do need to be paid, after all. Finding a better way of completing this process has led to some great new technological solutions that are revolutionizing … [Read more...]

Are You Present as a Leader? Check These 4 Crucial Signals

Like most people, I catch myself thinking about future events or rehashing past experiences, usually chiding myself for making poor choices. This ebb and flow between past pain points and future affairs lead us everywhere except where life is actually lived: in the present moment. Corporate executives, leaders of small businesses and nonprofits, educators, civic and … [Read more...]