Will COVID-19 Play the Grinch and Ruin Workplace Holiday Gatherings?

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 10, 2020

COVID-19 has fundamentally altered traditional events in 2020 from cancelled Memorial Day picnics to postponed Fourth of July parades to Halloween touchless trick-or-treating.

With new cases in the United States breaking the 100,000-per day mark and infection rates on the rise across all corners of the country, it appears that the pandemic is ready to play Ebenezer Scrooge next month and say “bah humbug!” to the annual workplace holiday gathering.

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Topics: HR, COVID-19

Remote Work and COVID-19: Making Sure Your Company’s PTO Policy Works

Posted by Employer Flexible on October 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every phase of the way we do business in 2020 and that includes issues such as your company’s PTO policy.

PTO (“Paid Time Off” or “Planned Time Off” or “Personal Time Off”) is a key benefit companies offer to employees to help with recruitment and retention.

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Topics: HR, Employee Benefits, COVID-19

How Will Employee Recognition Look in a COVID-19 Remote Work World

Posted by Employer Flexible on September 1, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic enters its sixth month, more companies are embracing remote work as a necessary reality in the post COVID-19 economic landscape.

Outdoor company REI even announced Aug. 12 that it was going to sell its newly constructed 8-acre corporate campus before the first employees ever reported to work at the Bellevue, Wash. location.

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Topics: HR, Employee Benefits, Remote Work

Coronavirus Special Update: Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 8, 2020

President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act which restructures how employers can use loans issued through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

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Topics: HR, small business, COVID-19

Workplace Safety is a Top Priority as You Return to Work

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 27, 2020

Businesses started reopening this month in Texas, but with a vaccine for COVID-19 still on the horizon, it will not be “business as usual” for the foreseeable future.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in announcing another phase of business reopening’s on May 18 said: “Our focus is to keep you safe, while also restoring your ability to get back to work, to open your businesses, to pay your bills, to put food on your tables.”

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, small business, COVID-19

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

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

5 Small-Business HR Issues You Need to Avoid

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 11, 2019

Running a small business is no cake walk, even if you own a bakery. Even though you have fewer employees to manage, you will still experience large human resource issues that could put your operations at risk. One HR issue can damage your reputation, cause you to hire inexperienced workers, or hamper business productivity. Knowing the main HR issues that you may encounter will allow you to take the appropriate actions to re-mediate the problems.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR

Small Businesses Are Buying HR Tech (But Not Using It)

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 26, 2019

HR technology can help a small business reward employees, structure better offers for new hires, and keep track of vendor contracts. But small businesses are finding it difficult to integrate that technology into their daily business, and owners are ultimately leaving money on the table when they pay for features they can't use. If you own a small business, learn how you can avoid this fate so you can get more from your investment. 

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Topics: HR

6 Benefits Of Capitalism & Why We Love It

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 17, 2019

Capitalism is often compared to other forms of governance, especially when the benefits of capitalism are discussed. The reason is that other forms have tried — and failed — to produce the kinds of economic and social success that capitalism brings. So capitalism isn’t just a “better” alternative to things like communism, socialism or even feudalism; it’s the “best” alternative. Here’s why.

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Topics: HR