If you’re reading this blog, it’s probably safe to say you have at least a few hourly employees within your company and it’s your job to calculate their time cards by hand. What’s more, you probably spend a decent amount of time worrying about those hourly employees receiving excessive overtime. After all, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that employees must receive overtime pay of at least one and a half times regular pay for an excess of 40 hours worked in a workweek. This can really add up in the long run financially, especially if your employees abuse the system. What’s more, there are certain laws and regulations that must be met when it comes to tracking your employees’ overtime pay, so you have to have records of all your employee time and attendance.
Here at Dominion Systems, we partner with the top companies that can provide value to our clients. Here’s exciting news about how Verified First, our background screening partner, is providing new features to improve the hiring process:
We’re proud to announce that our background screening partner, Verified First, was named the winner at HRO Today’s 2018 iTalent competition. This prestigious competition showcases innovative HR technologies and took place on Tuesday, May 2, at the 2018 HRO Today Forum in Harbor, Maryland.
When you are managing a business that has hourly employees, things can get a little tricky when trying to put a schedule together. Even if you are using a scheduling software, there will always be schedule changes for different reasons. Let’s focus on the restaurant industry, for example. For some reason, there are still a lot of restaurant owners that rely on the pen-and-paper method for creating their schedules. Often, even their method for distributing the schedule is old school and low-tech; for instance, taping the schedule on the wall. Surprisingly, even those who have introduced computers to their scheduling process still struggle. This is mostly because they are using methods like Excel spreadsheets and email to create and distribute their schedules. What they fail to realize is that there is a solution to their problems, and implementing the following 3 tips can help them out.
With the rise of extensive heath, savings, and wellness programs available to employees, it’s more important than ever to educate new-hires and existing staff on benefit plans. Because of technical terminology and overwhelming options, the process of choosing the right enrollment plan can create frustration and confusion, which means it’s more important than ever before to provide a personalized communication strategy for benefit plans.
The following is a guest post by Rachel Summers. Rachel is a social media manager of seven years who has worked for a wide array of companies of all sizes, including the leading custom writing service Revieweal.
Motivation is a strong tool in the business world. If you manage to find good ways to motivate your employees to work better and harder, you can easily achieve the best results. However, it's sometimes hard to find a single way to motivate everyone. Not all employees care for the same things. Luckily, there are always some things that you can do to improve your business environment and encourage your employees to do their best.
Workplace productivity is a top concern for employers across all industries. It’s a constant challenge to find new ways to improve monthly or quarterly goals and equally upsetting when managers notice a downtick in motivation and commitment. One serious factor contributing to office distraction is financial stress. According to a report by Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation, nearly 1 in 4 employees are suffering from persistent financial woes. These millions of stressed individuals find it difficult to leave their problems at the door as it’s estimated that 30 to 80 percent of employees with serious financial problems focus on their personal situation rather than workplace objectives.
Did you know that 83% of employers have changed their benefits strategy within the last three years? At Dominion, we believe it’s never a bad time to reevaluate your processes. Worst case scenario, you reaffirm that you’re running your business as efficiently as possible. However, many times you’ll find a new software or product that will improve your processes and save you time and money in the long run. So when was the last time you reevaluated your benefits administration process? If the answer to that question is anything along the lines of “too long,” you know it’s time to shop around. But what are you looking for, exactly?
As hiring becomes a more competitive process, companies have been forced to think outside the box and offer benefits that will not only attract top talent but also retain it. When people look for jobs, one of the main things they focus on is the benefits a company offers. Other than a good and fair pay, the perks and benefits are what attract people to apply for jobs at certain companies. For example, a person is more likely to a apply at a company that offers unlimited paid time off than to a company that only offers 2 weeks of PTO. It’s understandable that the industry may determine the benefits and perks the company is able to offer. Typically, a good benefits package includes an employee’s pay, plus a number of perks such as health insurance, 401k, paid time off, free snacks, flexible schedules, tuition assistance, and so on.