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Workplace Fires

While fires in the workplace hopefully do not occur often, it is important to understand what to do when they do occur. This article will outline the importance of having a plan in place and what actions to take when a fire does break out.

Workplace Policies

Anyone who works in HR has heard the question “Hey, do we have a policy about XYZ?” But what even is a policy? Read on to learn more about workplace policies, how to write them, and how to use them.

Work-Life Coordinator

The term “work-life balance” is a buzzword. With the increasing complexity surrounding office, remote and hybrid work, work-life balance seems like a disorienting pipe dream! That is, unless you have a work-life coordinator (WLC) at the helm. With a WLC at your company, employee pain points are addressed as they gain access to programs that improve their quality of life, but they aren’t the only ones who benefit.

Workplace Injury

When the unthinkable happens, do you have a plan in place? Some injuries in the workplace cannot be avoided and when they occur, they can impact peace and morale. Can something so potentially disruptive have the least amount of impact? Yes! Having a well-thought-out plan in place is the perfect place to start.

Workplace Bias

What types of bias do you have but are unaware of? Why is recognizing workplace bias important? Here is a quick synopsis of over 15 types of biases you may not know you have.

Workplace Wellness

Workplace wellness can prompt healthy behaviors, reduce absenteeism and possibly reduce health cost. When leadership is fully involved, most employees will overcome the barriers and be involved in the wellness programs.

Workplace Inclusion

Workplace inclusion is the foundation for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Read more to understand how to develop an inclusive workplace environment.

Workplace Diversity

You matter. Your candidates matter and your company needs you to keep going. I know you’ve spent the last two years buried in Covid, tracking tests, reviewing religious accommodations, etc. Your company, prospective candidates, and current employees are relying on you to understand and support your company’s diversity initiatives. Learn why it's essential to your company's success, and how to plan to increase your workplace diversity.

Workplace Fundraising Events

Are you looking for a way to bring excitement, teamwork, and meaning to your employees? Consider a fundraising event at your company or involving the community. Workplace fundraising events can be time-consuming, but the reward is well worth the work. Read on for tips to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Workforce Automation

Workforce automation creates a major cost and time savings for companies, and there are several areas in which businesses can automate work. If you believe that your business is wasting time on menial tasks, read on to learn about your options for automation and how it can contribute to the bottom line.

Workplace Traditions

Workplace traditions strengthen social identity, improve retention, boost morale and help us understand organizational culture. Curious about how to start your own company traditions? Here you can find examples and a step-by-step guide.

Workplace Stereotyping

Has a boss ever assumed something about you that was untrue? The origin of that assumption came from a stereotype and left unchecked, they can slow and stop your company’s growth. Read on to find out how to help your organization avoid this potential roadblock.

Winter Storms

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! How and why should your business care about preparing for winter storms? Below you’ll find the answers to these questions, how to create a weather policy for your company, and several tips you can use to prepare for winter storms.

Workforce Management

Are you getting the most out of your workforce? Are your employees doing the work that they should be doing, when they should be doing it, and doing it efficiently? Do you have the right people, in the right place, at the right time? If a company is looking to improve production time, wasted labor hours and possible cost savings, venturing into the world of workforce management may provide them with solutions they are seeking.

Work-Life Balance

The modern day “office” is ever changing. With today’s climate, employers have been forced to adapt quickly, but have we lost work-life balance in the process? Have you found yourself trying to maintain this balance in your own role? What about trying to help your employees? How do we help others if we can’t quite get a handle on it ourselves? Let’s dive into this balancing act to achieve this balance for yourself and help your employees do the same.

Workplace Celebrations

Do you have a company celebration that your employees love? If not, it might be time to start one! The benefits of the celebrations go beyond the enjoyment of the celebration itself. Your employees gain intangible rewards from the group events, whether they take place during work or after hours. Understanding the benefits of the company celebrations helps you justify spending the time and money on the events.

Workplace Culture

What happens in a company or between employees when others aren’t looking? What feelings or emotions do people get when a company’s name is mentioned? What happens behind closed doors at a company? Many similar questions can be asked that may seem mysterious and secretive when it comes to the inner workings of a company. However, if a company has a great workplace culture, these types of questions should not only be easily answerable, they should be on full display and totally recognizable.

Workers’ Compensation

If you've ever had an employee get seriously hurt or ill, you know how difficult it is for everyone concerned. But workers can get hurt in any kind of business, no matter how good the safety program. Fortunately, worker's comp is in place to protect your employees and your organization. Read on to learn how it works and how to use it.

Workplace Investigations

Companies are faced with many legal risks. Workplace investigations take place when a problem, complaint or issues come up in the work environment. When a company fails to investigate, it opens the company up for a variety of legal risks and claims. This article covers what a workplace investigation entails and how to conduct one.

Work From Anywhere

In a world where people are always on the go, it is not surprising to see that more and more companies are adopting a work from anywhere (WFA) policy. WFA is a workplace policy that allows employees to work wherever they want – providing they can perform their jobs. Initially, tech companies that wanted to be more competitive in recruiting and retaining employees adopted WFA policies. But now, even traditionally office-centric businesses like law firms have begun opening up their doors with this new way of working. This article will take you through some of the benefits an employer has when implementing work from anywhere policies into its company culture.

Workplace Bullying

Regardless if it is “only a joke,” workplace bullying should no longer exist in any company. The impact it will have on your company is not worth the time or money. Read on to learn more about workplace bullying and how to combat it.

Wage/Salary Compression

Wage compression can create negative impacts to employee morale leading to difficulty recruiting top talent and costly turnover. But what really is wage compression and how can you manage it successfully?

Wrongful Termination

Firing anyone is difficult. When you add in the potential for wrongful termination, it can be even more complicated and scary. As an HR professional, you are tasked with ensuring that the company isn’t breaking any laws in general, and that includes termination. We will discuss what wrongful termination is and how to make sure you are compliant with all federal and state regulations.

Workforce Planning

Your organization has strategic goals, but how can you ensure you have the right workforce to accomplish those goals? Workforce planning is the key. Workforce planning is the process of analyzing your current and future workforce needs in order to accomplish your strategic goals.

Work From Home (WFH)

Have you been contemplating the idea of having your employees work from home? This concept has never been more possible than it is now and it’s expected to be more common as time goes on. However, a work from home setup isn’t necessarily the best option for all organizations. This article will help you ask the right questions to determine if a working from home option could be right for your company.

Welcome Packet

New employees have a lot to walk into on their first day. It’s common to feel “firehosed” with information through the interview process. And when the excitement subsides and they’re shown to their new desk for the first time, many new employees feel overwhelmed with questions they forgot to ask. To workers on their first day, the organization can feel like a labyrinth of teams, hierarchies, and hallways where they’ll inevitably get lost. To keep your new hires from floundering, as well as to help them hit the ground running and feel valued by their new employer, you want to make sure they’re aware of all the resources available to them. This is where welcome packets come in.

Workplace Retaliation

As an HR person, your plate is full. When an employee reports being treated unfairly or badly, it can be stressful. You may focus on solving the problem or protecting the organization, and forget to protect that employee from feeling mistreated for reporting the problem in the first place. Let's look at what workplace retaliation is and how you should watch for it in your workplace.

Welcome Letter

You know how critical it is to attract and keep good candidates, especially in times of fierce competition for talent. Yet, studies continue to show that as many as 40-50% of new employees leave within the first three months. Many of those new hires cite a poor onboarding experience as the reason. A welcome letter may appear to only be a small part of that onboarding program, but it plays a critical part in the overall process. And standard welcome letters are a thing of the past — candidates and new hires in today’s recruiting process expect to feel welcomed, and even celebrated, before they even start work. Let's explore what a welcome letter is, why it's important, and what to include to write a winning letter for your new employees. You'll find a welcome letter template at the end of the article.

Workplace Tour

Outreach is a constant but rarely recognized part of HR work. You need to reach out to future potential employees and to the community you are a part of. Hosting a workplace tour is one way to accomplish both of those goals. Let's look at how to plan and facilitate a great tour of your company's facilities.

W-2 Form

It’s easy to feel weighed down by the mountain of paperwork you are responsible for in your HR role. The pressure rises when you consider the legal requirements accompanying forms and filing—especially for critical tax forms like W-2s. But before you spend hours, days, or even weeks trying to decode the W-2, we’ve got everything you need to know about the form’s basics, guidelines, and requirements.

W-4 Form

The W-4 Form is an important feature in IRS compliance for you and your employees, but compliance doesn’t have to be complicated. This article will explain the function and format of the W-4 and walk you through best practices for obtaining and retaining these forms.

W-9 Form

If you work with contractors, gig workers, or freelancers, you’ll want to understand IRS Form W-9. Paperwork is the worst, and official forms can be especially intimidating—but the W-9 doesn't have to be. This article will help you understand the requirements for the form, when you need to use it, and why it’s important for your business.
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