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October 17th, 2017

Scary HR Mistakes Part 3: Inaccurate Payroll Records

Welcome to part 3 of our October series: Scary HR mistakes.

This week, the devil is in the details, so to speak, as we talk about the problems that arise when the company maintains inaccurate payroll records. Failure to do so can lead to frustrated employees who are not getting adequately compensated for the hours […]

October 10th, 2017

Scary HR Mistakes Part 2: Firing An Employee

Welcome to Part 2 of our Halloween-inspired series: Scary HR Mistakes Companies Make. This week we explore the creepy conundrums companies come upon in failing to take certain steps when firing an employee, particularly in not documenting the process.

Terminating an employee is probably one of the scariest things a company can do. Just like […]

October 3rd, 2017

Scary HR Mistakes Part 1: Lacking An Employee Handbook

HR Mistake #1: Not Having an Employee Handbook

In the spirit of the spooky season, this month we are introducing a series of Scary HR mistakes that companies commonly make. The first series explores the frightening consequences that can happen to a company when they neglect to have an employee handbook. I’m sure you’ve heard the […]

September 26th, 2017

How to Handle a Bad Day at Work

Mistakes happen. It is a fact of life. How those mistakes are handled can set a person up for either failure or success. So how do you handle a bad day at work without letting it ruin the rest of your day, week, month, or even year?

For those who are overly sensitive or hard on […]

September 19th, 2017

Is Your PEO the Best One for Your Business?

The team at Optimum Employer Solutions, a Professional Employment Organization (PEO), is known for providing top notch service. While there are many different PEOs to choose from, each offering a range of human resource outsourcing services, Optimum is proud to offer something different. Here are some of the ways we set the bar in the human […]

September 12th, 2017

Get More Done With Delegation

Delegation is an important skill that all bosses should possess, but that many fail to ever properly learn. It is a balancing act where the authority and tasks in a business are divided and shared by the boss and his or her subordinates. While delegating may seem counterintuitive, it actually allows you to get more […]

September 5th, 2017

The Best Boss: What Your Employees Want From You

As the owner and operator of your business, you have likely wondered “what makes a great boss?” There are a number of key characteristics great bosses share. The team at Optimum Employer Solutions, an HR outsourcing company, has gathered together some of the top characteristics that define a great boss in the eyes of their […]

August 22nd, 2017

How Quickly Should You Respond to Your Emails?

With smartphones at our fingertips, the demand for an immediate response to a text or email has left the business community with a bit of a problem. No longer can the excuse of “I was away from my desk” be used because those “mobile desks” are always around. Therefore, the question arises of how long […]

August 15th, 2017

Tips For Reviewing Resumes to Ensure Top Talent

A recent video on Ted Talks featured human resources executive Regina Hartley who discussed how to dissect a resume to better understand the person you are interviewing for a job. During her talk, she discussed the idea of “the silver spoon vs. the scrapper”:

Silver Spoon – Applicant with advantages (i.e. ivy league education)/destined for […]

August 8th, 2017

The Value of a Well-Written Job Description

Job descriptions are more than an overview of a particular position. A well-written job description offers a variety of benefits to both the employee and the employer. However, a poorly executed job description can offer employers a host of problems.

Job Descriptions and Liability Protection

Two recent cases do a good job of highlighting the importance of […]

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