How to Create an Employee Recognition Programs (Plus Ideas!)

How to Create an Employee Recognition Program (With Ideas)

Employee recognition programs are one of the driving forces of a successful employee culture. Recognizing an employee for their hard work decreases turnover and increases an employee’s loyalty and engagement. The world of employee recognition programs can be confusing and overwhelming, so we broke it down to help you understand what it takes to get a program up and running for your company.

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What Are the Basic Employee Onboarding Documents?

Employee Onboarding Documents for New Hires

Hiring a new employee is about finding the best person for the right job—but after you’ve picked the perfect hire, a mountain of paperwork stands between you and getting the new employee to work. Productivity comes after you’ve got all the proper new hire documents filled out and in place as part of the onboarding process.

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Human Resources Managers — What do they do

What Do Human Resource Managers Do?

Human Resources managers have a lot to do. They need to be organized, focused, task-oriented, and good with people. But they also need to be strategic thinkers who can dive into the weeds or think clearly about the big picture. Their day-to-day can be filled with responsibilities in completely different areas of work. In case you’ve been wondering, here’s what HR managers do.

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The Ultimate New Employee Paperwork Checklist

The Ultimate New Employee Paperwork Checklist

When it comes to new employee paperwork, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. How can you know which documents are required to be signed and which are optional? How many forms should your new employees complete before they’re ready to work? What paperwork is the most important? All of these questions are answered as you dive into our new employee paperwork checklist.

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The July 1st Minimum Wage Increase- Everything You Need to Know

The July 1st Minimum Wage Increase—Everything You Need to Know

Many states and cities across the US are scheduled to raise their minimum wages on July 1, 2021. Although HR departments are looking forward to giving good news, the increases will also trigger changes in payroll and budget, some more complicated than others. Below are 6 tips to help you get through your next minimum wage increase.

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How Does Diversity Impact Employee Retention?

How Does Diversity Impact Employee Retention?

A workplace that fully values every type of person is more likely to attract and retain a variety of employees. Respect and acceptance are universal principles that all people appreciate, and we need to see them in the culture of our workplace. Even if only one group is disadvantaged or hurt systemically, that can hurt the morale of other people who see it happening—as long as they have any human empathy.

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Everything You Need to Know About HR SaaS

Everything You Need to Know About HR SaaS

As the world of business grows more complicated and more competitive, it’s never been more important to have great software tools at your disposal. HR SaaS companies are creating products and features that help HR professionals better manage their people, payroll, and HR processes. Learn how HR SaaS is changing the way businesses operate.

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Top Recommendations for Candidate Screening

Top Recommendations for Candidate Screening

Hiring the right person for the right job is crucial for any growing business. But screening and evaluating candidates can take up a significant amount of time for an HR professional, especially if your company is hiring for several positions at once. Often, resumes alone aren’t a good enough guide for determining who to interview.

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why is human resources important

Why Is Human Resources Important?

A lot goes into running a successful small business. Along with a good idea and a quality product, you need a great team behind the business, making the operation run smoothly and taking care of the day-to-day work. An important part of that team is the human resources department. Why is human resources important? Your human resources team takes care of your other employees, working to create a productive environment where people feel valued and motivated to stay at the company and give their best work.

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8 Employee Engagement Ideas That Actually Work

8 Employee Engagement Ideas That Actually Work

Employee engagement is one of the key metrics in the world of business. Without an engaged workforce, you run the risk of higher turnover, lower productivity, lower workplace satisfaction, lower customer satisfaction, and a drop in employee happiness. Getting engagement right changes all of this. Here are 8 ideas that actually work.

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How to Create a New Hire Onboarding Packet

How to Create a New Hire Onboarding Packet

Few things make a bigger difference in new hire onboarding than the creation of an onboarding packet. With an onboarding packet, you’re able to organize all your tasks, paperwork, and assignments and monitor it’s progress. We not only share the secrets behind what a good onboarding packet looks like, but we also provide a downloadable template for you to use and re-use as you go.

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How 5 Companies Build Culture Through Great Employee Experience

How 5 Companies Build Culture Through Great Employee Experience

Have you ever wondered what some of the world’s best companies do to build their culture and enhance their employees’ experience? Well, we did the research and we’re excited to share the results. Take an in-depth look at companies like Patagonia, Basecamp, Hubspot, Zappos, and even Eddy to learn how these companies are building their culture.

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The 7 Step Process For Managing Underperforming Employees

The 7 Step Process For Managing Underperforming Employees

Being a great manager can be challenging when everything is going right, and can be down right difficult when things are going wrong. Learning how to manage underperforming employees is a great skill to help you level up. By applying our simple, seven-step process, you’ll be on your way to management stardom.

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The Top 4 Reasons to Change Your Payroll Provider

The Top 4 Reasons to Change Your Payroll Provider

When it comes to choosing a payroll provider, there is so much more than just running payroll. Unfortunately, many business owners rush to choose the provider without considering many alternatives. Learn more about the four reasons you should consider making a change.

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How to Create an Effective Employee Bonus Plan

How to Create an Effective Employee Bonus Plan

One of the most effective ways to increase the productivity and motivation of your employees is to incentivize them with a bonus program. This article walks you through how to create an effective employee bonus plan, and what you need to consider to make it work.

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10 Ways to Improve New Employee Onboarding in 2021

10 Ways to Improve New Employee Onboarding in 2022

Improvements to your new employee onboarding process can be one of the most important investments you make in your business. By making the changes we recommend in this article, you’ll see employees stay at your company longer, be more productive, and be more engaged than ever before. Following this process will make all the time and effort you spend on your hiring process worthwhile.

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The 11 HR Best Practices You Need to Follow in 2021

The 11 HR Best Practices You Need to Follow in 2022

While many HR best practices are tried and tested principles that have been around for ages, some things are changing in the year 2022. The lingering effects of a global pandemic have and will continue to change the way we work. Read this list to get your company aligned with the best HR practices of 2022.

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The 20 Best Software Tools For Small Businesses

Running a small business can be challenging, but software is able to eliminate some of the stress, headache, and hassle. Whether you need to manage your finances, increase sales and marketing efforts, stay on top of human resources, or communicate internally with your team, there are software tools built for small businesses that make these tasks easier.

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How the HR Department Generates Revenue for the Business

How the HR Department Generates Revenue for the Business

The HR department is no longer considered a cost center, but a revenue generator. HR leaders are making key strategic decisions that have clear, positive, financial implications for the business. The best HR departments are attracting top talent, building company culture, and placing employees in the best position to succeed, all of which add to the company’s bottom line.

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How to Get Into Human Resources

How to Get Into Human Resources

The field of human resources is attracting more and more talent each and every year. It has been identified as one of the fastest-growing and most fulfilling jobs in the world of business, and new-comers without a traditional background are trying to find a way into the industry. Here are some tips and tricks on how to get into human resources.

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How Applicant Tracking Systems Can Automate Your Hiring Process

How Applicant Tracking Systems Can Automate Your Hiring Process

When it comes to hiring, speed is often the name of the game. If you’re spending too much time in any one area, you might be missing out on top candidates. To increase your speed and save you time, we recommend using an applicant tracking system. A good ATS can help automate your hiring process and lead to more successful outcomes.

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3 HR Trends That Are Changing the Way We Do Business

3 HR Trends That Are Changing the Way We Do Business

There are 3 major HR trends brought on by COVID19 that are absolutely changing the way we do business. Working from home, an increased focus on employee engagement, and a company’s ability to leverage the freelance economy are all becoming more critical to the modern business. We breakdown how to incorporate these trends into your company strategy.

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116 Interviews Questions to Ask Job Candidates

116 Best Job Interview Questions to Ask Job Candidates

Hiring is hard. Not knowing the right questions to ask during the job interview makes it even harder. Because we know how difficult it can be to ask the right job interview questions, we took the time to put together a list of over 100 questions you can ask to find the right job candidate!

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The Minimum Wage in Every State in America 2020

The Minimum Wage in Every State in America 2020

Although there is a mandated federal minimum wage, many states require employers to pay employees at different rates. If you run a business across state lines, or are just making sure you’re up-to-date with your local regulations, check out this complete list of minimum wage requirements in every state.

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9 Reasons Why HR Managers Love Their Jobs

9 Reasons Why HR Managers Love Their Jobs

We’ve spent time speaking to hundreds of HR managers over the last three years, and we’ve learned a lot about what they like and don’t like about their work. Here we summarize the nine reasons HR managers love their job and why so many people are flocking to the profession.

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5 Keys to Creating an Accrual-Based PTO Policy

5 Keys to Creating an Accrual-Based PTO Policy

Before creating an accrual-based PTO policy you’ll want to focus on five key components: Accrual frequency, accrual amount, milestones, max balance, and carry-over limit. By understanding each of these keys, you’ll be able to build the paid time off plan that is best suited for the needs of your organization.

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The Five Essential Responsibilities of a Great HR Manager

The Five Essential Responsibilities of a Great HR Manager

Every job has certain responsibilities that are critical to its success. Although there is no easy way to succinctly summarize all the responsibilities that belong in an HR manager’s job description, we’ve broken down the five ways that great HR managers can have an outsized impact on their company.

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7 Ideas to Improve the Health and Wellness of Remote Employees

7 Ideas to Improve the Health and Wellness of Remote Employees

The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges for businesses. Among the most pressing is the health and wellbeing of a workforce that has shifted to remote work. Employees are deprived of daily social interaction, and they’re working longer hours than ever before. We break down why companies should immediately begin focusing on employee health and share 7 ideas on how to improve the health and wellness of remote employees.

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8 Must-Read Books For HR Managers in 2020

8 Must-Read Books For HR Managers in 2021

We know how hard it is to curate a book list, so we went ahead and did it for you. If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation, and transformation for 2021, then check out our recommendations! We’ve compiled a strong list of eight books that we believe are must-reads for HR managers in 2021.

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Why Startups Need to Think About HR

Why Startups Need to Think About HR

Starting a business is hard. There is so much to think about in terms of what you’ll be selling, how you’ll sell it, and how you’ll get customers that anything beyond that might seem premature. But implementing and understanding HR policies and processes will set you up for long term success. Read on about why startups need to think about HR.

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What does paid in arrears mean

What Does Paid in Arrears Mean?

What does paid in arrears mean? Are there any benefits to paying employees in arrears? How does paying employees in arrears affect my payroll calculations? Keep reading for answers to these and more questions.

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10 Talks HR Leaders Should Watch

10 Talks HR Leaders Should Watch

Sometimes it’s easier to listen than it is to read. If you’re looking for motivation or ideas on how to improve your company, work environment, or culture, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve carefully curated an awesome list of amazing speeches delivered by leadership experts. You’ll find all 10 videos embedded into the article to make your viewing experience seamless.

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How to Create an Employee Engagement Survey

How to Create an Employee Engagement Survey

Engaged employees are more happy, productive, and invested in their work. But do you know which of your employees are engaged? We’ll teach you how to create an employee engagement survey, give you 25 questions to ask, and help you understand what to do with the results.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Scheduling Meetings

The Do’s and Don’ts of Scheduling Meetings

Scheduling a meeting is such a simple concept, but more often than not, it’s done wrong. The way you schedule the meeting matters. Who you invite (or choose not to invite) matters even more. And if you want that meeting to be productive, then prepping your participants for the conversation is as important as the conversation itself. Take a dive into the do’s and don’ts of meetings.

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All Hands on Deck — A Guide to Successful All Hands Meetings

All Hands on Deck – A Guide to Successful All Hands Meetings

All Hands on Deck meetings are a great way to communicate company goals, vision, and mission to employees. They’re also a useful tool for celebrating your organization’s accomplishments along the way. Running a successful All Hands meeting can be a powerful tool in strengthening company culture and improving trust and transparency.

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11 Tips on Returning to Work Safely after COVID19

11 Tips on Returning to Work Safely

This is challenging, new territory for all of us. After months of shut down, the American economy is slowing opening and employees are returning to work. However, with the virus still present, it’s important that we return to work safely, and take the precautions necessary to protect our people.

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PPP Loans and the 75-25 Rule

PPP Loans and the 75/25 Rule

Now that PPP loans are being issued, a common question facing small business owners is how do I ensure that my loan is forgiven? The number one step towards a forgivable loan starts with an understanding of the 75/25 rule.

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10 Inspiring HR Quotes To Take On The New Year

10 Inspiring HR Quotes To Take On 2022

Quotes are often a great source of inspiration, and when it comes to the year 2022, we think everyone could use a little pick-me-up! Here are 10 HR quotes that we found helped us think more introspectively, and get excited about the rest of the year.

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4 Tips on How to Be a Good Manager While Working From Home

4 Tips on How to Be a Good Manager While Working From Home

There’s no way you could have prepared for the challenge of managing a team, from home, during a global pandemic, and yet, here we are. Hopefully by following these tips, the experience will be a little more cheerful, productive, and motivating for you and the members of your team. Good management is needed more than ever.

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Creating a Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy for your small business Eddy

Creating a Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy for your small business

Everybody loves the adage, “Work hard, play hard.” Not only is this a fun way to live, but building this lifestyle into your company culture is a great way to attract top talent and keep your current employees happy and productive. In the workplace, “Work hard, play hard” goes by a different name — PTO.

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Is it time to Hire an HR Professional Eddy

Is it Time to Hire an HR Professional?

HR may be the most underappreciated role in a business, but the role is huge. As a tiny startup, a full-time HR manager may not be necessary, but when will it be? The short answer is, later than you may think. Let’s talk about why you may not need an HR pro yet, and when you probably should consider hiring one.

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Spirit Week Tesani

How Eddy Hosts Spirit Week

Remember how in grade school you got to show your school pride during spirit week? Well, we brought this old tradition to the workplace! Having a workplace spirit week is a good company culture filler when you have a dead spot in the year with no events happening. At Eddy, a Tesani company, we do spring, fall, and Christmas spirit weeks because employees love it that much.

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