Performance Reviews During COVID-19

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Dec 3, 2020 10:16:00 AM

As the year comes to a close, many companies hold annual performance reviews. A performance review is used to support employment decisions such as career development, compensation, or corrective action. Recent trends are advocating moving away from a one-time annual conversation to more frequent discussions around performance. Coaching and feedback should be an ongoing activity as an HR best practice. No matter your performance management strategy, this year is requiring some fine-tuning for performance reviews.

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Topics: Human Resources, Performance Reviews

Holiday Safety Tips for Businesses

Posted by Greg Andress on Dec 2, 2020 1:45:00 PM

The holidays are a time for joy and celebration. However, between colder weather, COVID-19, flu season, and office decorations, there are a handful of risks that could pose a threat to you and your employees. Take a look at our holiday safety tips for your business and learn ways to protect your employees during the winter holidays.

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Topics: Risk Management & Compliance, workplace safety, Holidays, Work Safety, Holiday Safety

2020 Holiday Hiring Guidance for Employers

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Nov 19, 2020 1:56:00 PM

‘Tis the season for holiday hiring. With an anticipated increase in business due to the holiday shopping season, employers will want to have the right employees to cover the holiday demand and provide an excellent customer experience. While the coronavirus pandemic will make this holiday season different there remain key items to be aware of when bringing on seasonal workers.

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Topics: Hiring Employees

Paid Time Off Policy: Should You Bundle Vacation and Sick Time?

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Nov 18, 2020 11:25:00 AM

Paid time off (PTO) is one of the most common benefits employers offer. In fact, it’s something employees expect. There’s been a growing trend among employers to bundle PTO by combining sick and vacation time (called flex PTO) for employees to use as they please. Although many organizations are jumping on this bandwagon, is it really the best paid time off policy?


The idea is that flex PTO is more accommodating for employees. But before you decide whether this is the best decision for your company, consider the following.

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Topics: Human Resources

Earthquake Safety Guidance for Businesses

Posted by Greg Andress on Nov 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Natural disasters can happen at any moment, and unlike hurricanes or tornadoes, which are seasonal, the timing of earthquakes is less predictable. The uncertainty of when an earthquake might occur makes it all the more important to be prepared. Read on to learn how to stay safe in the event of an earthquake while at work.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, workplace safety, workplace hazards

How Employers Can Support Their Employees' Mental Health

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Nov 9, 2020 10:33:00 AM

The collective events of 2020 – enduring the uncertainty and isolation of a global pandemic, an economic downturn, job market challenges, political unrest, an election year, and natural disasters – have highlighted the importance of mental healthcare.

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Topics: Human Resources, Mental Health

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