Ask WorkSource: Overtime – Exemptions

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  Over the last couple of years, there’s been a lot of buzz going around about employee eligibility as it relates to overtime pay, minimum wage, and employee vs. independent contractor status. Hopefully we can shed some light on the subject. In 2016 employers anxiously watched as the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a rule… Read more »

When is a Thank You Note Appropriate?

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In a day and age of social media and digital communication, the idea of sending a hand-written thank-you note may sound old school, but it’s a simple formality that can impress employers and leave an indelible mark. WorkSource Staffing explains when sending a thank you note is appropriate and what to include. Don’t write a… Read more »

Understanding OSHA: Your Company Could Receive an OSHA Grant

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Are you a proactive employer, looking for support for all the hard work you do to keep your workers safe? OSHA recognizes the need to support health and safety efforts put forth by companies and is offering the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Why is it named Susan Harwood? If you aren’t familiar with The… Read more »

Ask WorkSource: How can I increase employee moral?

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According to Dale Carnegie Training, “companies lose $350 billion a year because of employee disengagement” – in essence, because of low morale in the workplace. Employee morale is largely fostered by an open work environment – one in which communication is embraced and practiced at the highest levels. It’s bad enough when an employee feels… Read more »

Three Interview Questions to Never Ask

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Interviews pose tricky maneuvering when it comes to vetting a potential candidate. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of an applicant’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. Most states also prohibit discrimination based on factors such as marital status or sexual orientation. Asking the wrong question could open you… Read more »

Four Team Building Activities Your Team Won’t Hate

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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford Just saying teambuilding exercise is synonymous with the words “boring” and “dreadful.” Many correlate the two and often times employees dread hearing, “a day of team building” or “off-site teambuilding activities.” So how do you work on creating stronger teams… Read more »