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How to Support Employees’ Mental Health

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 4, 2020

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Yet, every day, millions of employees suffer with some form of mental challenges without getting the help they so desperately need. Lack of mental health care can lead to a variety of negative consequences; some of them even fatal. At least some of the responsibility for mental health lies on the shoulders of employers. It’s not hard to support employees’ mental health, but many employers don’t know the first place to start. Here are some ideas to support your employees’ mental health.

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Topics: HR Trends

Workplace Bullying

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 24, 2020

Bullying isn’t something that’s only relegated to the playground. Unfortunately, even as people grow up, some of them simply grow into bigger bullies. Workplace bullying is real and it’s a problem that many people have to deal with. If you’re contending with a workplace bully, you don’t have to just take it. There are actionable steps you can take that will protect you and your job.

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Topics: HR

How to Prepare Your Business for Flu Season

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 13, 2020

Flu season is here. Unfortunately, far too few businesses have invested heavily in combating the flu season as part of their risk management plans. One case of the flu where an employee comes to work while infected can spread through your entire staff like wildfire — eradicating productivity and making your office look like a ghost of Christmas past.

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Topics: Productivity, Employee Benefits

Set Goals, NOT Resolutions for Your Business

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 2, 2020

If you are a regular at your local gym, you'll know that January is the worst. Throngs of people either sign up or remember their forgotten membership as they vow to make this year the year they finally get in shape. Once you have lived through a few years of the January influx, you learn to grin and bear the New Year's Resolution crowd, knowing 80 percent of resolutions fail, most by mid-February. The question then becomes, why do we think resolutions for our businesses will be any different?

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Topics: Employee Benefits

End of Year Checklists for a Business

Posted by Employer Flexible on December 12, 2019

The end of the year is fast approaching. If you want your business to hit the ground running in the new year, now’s the time to get organized with your end of year checklists. Here are some essential areas to cover as your company prepares for 2020.

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Topics: Human Resources

New Labor Laws for Texas in 2020

Posted by Employer Flexible on December 3, 2019

Like all states, the state of Texas requires employers and employees to abide by certain labor laws, which govern issues such as minimum wage, overtime payments, meals and breaks, harassment, child labor and discrimination. In addition, employers in the state of Texas are also subject to all federal labor laws as well. In order to ensure ongoing compliance with these laws, Texas employers need to be aware of all current state and federal regulations, as well as any changes going into effect in the future. Below is some information about Texas labor laws in 2020. 

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Topics: compliance, Human Resources

2020 HR Trends

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 22, 2019

Like every aspect of the business world, human resources is a field that's always evolving. For this reason, it is important to keep up with the trends in this field. As 2020 approaches, it’s a good idea for businesses to think about what the coming year will bring with regard to HR. Below are some of the top trends you can expect to see in the field of HR next year. 

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Topics: Human Resources, HR

How to Prepare your Business for the Holidays

Posted by Employer Flexible on October 22, 2019

The holiday months are coming up very soon. While the rest of the world is preparing to celebrate, your business needs to prepare for the holidays in a different way. The holidays typically bring in more business, but they also herald some complications that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Gift yourself by preparing your business for the holidays with these proactive steps:

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Topics: Human Resources, small business

How to Handle Political Differences in the Workplace

Posted by Employer Flexible on October 16, 2019

Every individual has his or her own political beliefs. However, because political topics are so controversial and emotionally charged, discussions about different political beliefs can become heated quickly. For this reason, it is important for business owners and managers to know how they should react when political differences arise. Below are some tips to help you prepare for these potentially explosive situations. 

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Topics: Human Resources

How to React to a Cyberattack

Posted by Employer Flexible on October 7, 2019

A cyberattack can happen to any business, large or small. When you become a victim of this type of crime, the results can be devastating. To minimize the damage when a cyberattack occurs, you need to be ready to respond immediately. If your business is concerned about the possibility of a cyberattack, following the steps below will help you limit the impact and protect your company's future. 

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Topics: Cyber Security, cyber attack