Performance reviews are typically not a popular activity among employers and their employees. If they’re conducted half-hazardly or without goals, performance reviews can quickly divulge into a rather awkward meeting. A structured performance review centered around goals not only dissipates unease, it helps employees see how their role contributes to the growth and success of their organization.
There is no single definition as to what classifies someone as an employee, but there’s three categories we can look at to ease the distinction: Behavioral control, financial control, and relationship control.
Let’s examine each category to get a better understanding of these distinctions.
As a new year begins, so do new resolutions. For some, it may be to hit the gym more often or maybe eat out less, but for business owners and managers, it may be time to reassess your HR processes in order to have the best year yet.
As a business owner, one of the biggest concerns you might face is time theft. Did you know that nearly half of employees commit time theft in one form or another? As a matter of fact, 43% of employees accept pay for time that they have not actually worked. As the new year begins, you might want to consider ways to prevent this from happening in your business, because at the end of the day, time clock fraud has a big impact on your bottom line.
Fringe benefits were a popular topic of discussion in 2018 for the HR industry. We predict fringe benefits will continue to be a powerful recruiting and retention tool for businesses of all sizes, but particularly valuable for mid to small-sized businesses seeking to gain top talent.
If you have a job, chances are you have dealt with a stressful situation at some point. Even if you love what you do, the truth is that no matter what industry you work in there are different factors that can trigger stress for some people. Some of the most common sources are low salaries, excessive workloads, few or no opportunities for growth or advancement, unclear performance expectations - the list goes on. Why should employers try to reduce the causes of stress at work? Firstly, reducing work-related stress can be hugely beneficial to an employer:
In November of 2018 Michigan became the first Midwest state to pass legal recreational marijuana use. Adults 21 and older may grow up to 12 plants in their homes or locked in a secured outdoor location on their own property. As of this writing purchasing and selling marijuana for recreational use is still illegal due to federal law, but Michigan is expected to allow sales in 2019 for independent retailers.
If you’re running a business and managing lots of employees, chances are you’re using a method to keep track of everyone’s time and attendance. But in this day and age, using time-tracking methods like time punch clocks or spreadsheets to record hours is pretty obsolete.
2018 is coming to a close, and if you’re like me you’re probably making some resolutions to better yourself come the new year. Of course, there are the usual vows to exercise, call your mother more often, and maybe do something about that half-finished project you started last spring. However, what about when it comes to your professional life? Everyone develops bad habits over the years, and what better time to start fixing them than the new year? Here is a list of the 3 resolutions you should make in the workplace this year, and what you can do to follow through with them.
It’s great to see a benefit from the things we choose to spend money on. From a new kitchen knife to a mutual fund, a return on an investment feels quite gratifying. In the world of Human Resources, software tools can provide great ROI - particularly when it comes to integrated Time & Attendance software.