Your employee handbook serves as both a legal and foundational tool for your business. It protects you from risks in the workplace, but also clearly communicates your company values and expectations. When it comes to appropriate workplace behavior, how do you effectively address the topic to keep your employees informed? RTR Consulting reviews the key… Read more »
How to Avoid Common HR Mistakes
For small to medium-sized businesses, it can be a challenge to implement effective HR policies and procedures when the focus is solely on building your business. Keeping a safe, fair, and comfortable work environment is crucial to retain your top employees and avoid lawsuits. Mistakes are made in the workplace though. RTR Consulting reviews the… Read more »
Guidelines for Communicating with Employees After Hours
Communication is one of the key elements to success in business. What happens when employee communication takes place after hours though? Do the rules change or is there a separate set to follow? RTR Consulting reveals some helpful guidelines about how to effectively communicate with employees after business hours.
Are Employee Health and Wellness Programs Worth It?
When trying to boost employee health, retention, and morale, you may consider adding health and wellness programs to your company. With more and more companies offering competitive benefits packages and wellness program initiatives, is it worth considering them? RTR Consulting discusses the various types of health and wellness programs you can implement to benefit your… Read more »
How to Reduce Bias During Your Hiring Process
Hiring employees is one of the most important parts of running your business. Though profit should be one of your priorities, hiring qualified candidates is key. Sometimes people have the habit of including their own biases during the interview process, which can lead to an easy dismissal of an excellent candidate. Even people with the best intentions may… Read more »
Why You Need to Update Your Employee Handbook
To employees, employee handbooks are typically known as those lengthy documents that contain all the company rules and policies. Though your employees may not be reading your employee handbook cover to cover, it is imperative that you update it with the most current information to protect your business. One word could be the difference… Read more »
Do Your Employee’s Duties or Salary Qualify Them for a Computer Professionals Exemption?
You like to run your business with the best team possible and compensate them appropriately. Team members will of necessity include IT and computer professionals or those with relevant skills. Question: are certain team members “exempt” or “nonexempt” employees according to FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) guidelines? Being clear about computer professionals exemptions can save… Read more »
Why Now is a Good Time to Implement Your Workforce Plan
Plans fail for lack of planning. Whether you believe the statement or not, your perspective can have an impact on your decision to apply workforce planning to your organization. A workforce plan is your strategy for getting the most from your team. Anticipate what your employees need Assign tasks that maximize individual employee skills Apply… Read more »