Going for the Green: Iverson Brothers’ Passion and Focus Translates to Business

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 15, 2022

Employer Flexible has opened their first office in the state Montana in 2022.

We are excited to help companies based in Montana reach their full potential by assisting with all of their HR needs. Below is an article we wrote and distributed recently about two of our team members in Montana - Larry and Logan Iverson.

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Topics: HR, Leadership

Challenges Businesses Need to be Prepared for Now & in the Future

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 9, 2022

In the two years since the sudden start to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic no industry has been left unscathed as business leaders have had to navigate a tumultuous economic and social climate unlike anything witnessed since World War II.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, The Great Resignation

Understanding the Shifting Federal “Independent Contractor” Rules

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 18, 2022

Businesses can be forgiven if there is confusion surrounding guidelines concerning the classification of workers as independent contractors vs. employees, and that’s because the rules on the federal level are constantly shifting.

In just 15 months, the Trump Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule that adopted an “economic realities test”, then the Biden DOL scuttled the Final Rule, and now a Texas federal judge has reinstated that former Final Rule.

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Topics: compliance, Human Resources, HR

Keep Calm and Carry On: Organizational Stability in an Uncertain World

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 11, 2022

Businesses in 2022 could use a good dose of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” spirit and leadership which led the British people through the darkest days of World War II.

While the world is not at war, per se, there are enough global challenges – COVID-19 pandemic, rampant inflation, supply chain woes, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – to test even the steeliest company’s resolve.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, Leadership

Workplace Guidelines: Handling Employee Grievances

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 7, 2022

It is unrealistic to expect that your employees will never have any complaints about their jobs or workplace conditions.

It is realistic, however, for your company to have policies and procedures in place to handle employee grievances in a timely and professional manner, which can go a long way to bolstering your employee retention and workplace culture.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, Leadership

We Need to Have a Chat: Importance of Constructive Feedback

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 23, 2022

If you have spent any time in a workplace you probably have experienced various levels of feedback from your employer.

Those sit-downs, both formally in scheduled performance reviews and informally when the boss asks you to step into their office, come in all varieties.

Sometimes the feedback can come off as superfluous with an uncaring supervisor quickly checking generic boxes that provide no real insight or help to sharpen your role with the company.

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Topics: Productivity, performance, Human Resources, HR, Leadership

Pandemic Pressures Make Employee Burnout, Mental Health a Priority

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 24, 2022

Employers are increasingly prioritizing employee burnout and their mental health as the COVID-19 pandemic trudges toward the 2-year mark.

“This is a historic time; we’ve never been through anything like this. Our mental health and our physical health are really being taxed,” Darcy Gruttadaro, director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Center for Workplace Mental Health, told ABC News this summer. “If there was ever a time to raise these issues, it’s now. If you’re experiencing burnout and you’re trying to ignore it, that will eventually catch up with you.”

CNBC reported in September that “how to deal with burnout – and prevent future burnout – is a challenge all businesses are now tasked with as many workers hit 19 months of working from home.”

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Topics: Productivity, performance, HR

Law Changes Texas Employers Should Be Aware Of

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 3, 2022

The 87th Texas Legislature met from January to May and then again in three more special sessions from July to October, giving lawmakers many opportunities to pass new bills in the Lonestar State.

There were a whopping 9,999 bills introduced in the regular session alone with 3,803 passed.

While many of the bills passed are ceremonial there are several new laws that affect Texas employers.

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Topics: compliance, Human Resources, HR

Establishing Business Goals for 2022

Posted by Employer Flexible on December 13, 2021

For most businesses the past two years have been quite the rollercoaster ride with the pandemic, inflation, tight labor market, and supply chain issues all making day-to-day operations challenging.

For 2022 it is important for businesses to have a plan in place to succeed in an environment where the unexpected is expected.

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Topics: HR, Leadership

HR Compliance Checklist

Posted by Employer Flexible on December 7, 2021

Compliance is a bit like flossing … you may not see immediate consequences from letting it slide, but the long-term repercussions ultimately reveal themselves.

Lax compliance protocols increase the risk that your small-to-medium size business runs afoul of local, state, and/or federal regulations.

For most business owners, compliance violations are more painful than the sound of any dentist’s drill.

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Topics: compliance, Human Resources, HR