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Reader’s Weekly Picks: Top 3 Paycom Blog Posts
It is no surprise that two of the three top blogs are in regard to the new overtime expansion rule. With a Dec. 1 effective date approaching, employers are searching for news on how to mitig
An Open Letter to HR
Juggling benefits, payroll, hiring and onboarding is quite the act to pull off. These are laborious tasks that need to be tended to, but there are also other items and forums where HR must assist. Take, for instance, any time employees want to know how their sick time accrues or need their last two pay stubs for income verification.
When Good Intentions Go Bad: 5 Lessons from Jurassic World
The greatest flaw in intent is how often good intentions go bad. It doesn’t matter if you “didn’t mean to” offend someone; regardless, they’re upset and you have to figure out how to move on.
4 Entrepreneurial Lessons from MLK
As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., let us all take a moment to remember the great leader that he was. Like today’s entrepreneurs, King was a visionary, but his achievements didn’t come easy. In fact, they came at a cost, yet he persevered and never backed down. King is a role model for so many, but entrepreneurs in particular can take note of these four valuable lessons he taught us:
A Holiday Miracle
‘Twas the night before the Holidays when all through HR, not a creature was stirring, except for Randi Tokar. The papers were stacked on his desk with care, overwhelmed, he looked at them with a blank stare.
7 Simple Ways to Enhance Philanthropic Efforts
The old adage of “It’s better to give than to receive” reigns true after all. Whether donating money or time, giving back is important – and not just for the recipients. Research shows that 52 percent of volunteers do it because they like helping others and doing something useful, while 38 percent said the work makes them feel good. Giving brings joys to both sides of the equation, but charitable initiatives could have a greater impact on your organization, as giving promotes cooperation and connection.
An Attitude of Servitude: 5 Ways to Improve Customer Service
An attitude of servitude is hard to come by these days. Not because there are meaner people in the world today than there were yesterday; no, it’s because you and I let it happen. Can you believe this interaction? The story goes: I called in an order at a local restaurant. I wanted to know how much would feed 20 people (a reasonable question). The waiter's response “Ma’am I don’t know, once you figure it out call us back.” So I hung up and called back with my order, (true story). Unfortunately, many of us have gotten so used to poor customer service that now we just expect it.
Sing Carols Not Ballads this Black Friday
What many know as Black Friday now starts as early as Thanksgiving Day; a Thursday. For businesses planning to open their doors as early as 5 p.m. Thursday, beware of potential employee morale issues. Your employees are giving up their time with family and friends, not to mention the copious amount of food consumed just hours prior to the doors opening, so there may be a bit of lag. The question arises, how can you prepare your staff for the rush, influence good customer service and improve overall employee well-being, while also boosting team morale?
10 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Job
This November, ’tis the season to be thankful. Family and friends immediately come to mind, but have you ever stopped to consider what you’re thankful for at work? In our lifetimes, we will have spent roughly 99,117 hours at work. Surely if we’re going to be investing this amount of time, there’s got to be something we’re thankful for, right? This Thanksgiving, let’s take a moment to consider how good we have it.
Casinos Dealt a Rather Stiff Hand
The bright lights of the Vegas strip appeal to high-rollers and the employees who serve them; however, for some, the glitz and glam can be short-lived. Employees drawn by the luster often find it hard to adjust to the nightlife and long shifts, which is why many fold. In a study by the University of Las Vegas, casino HR executives report their industry turnover rate being between 25 percent and 40 percent.
Innovation: 3 Ways Businesses Can Shoot for the Moon
Innovation; without it we’d still be staring up at the moon wondering what it’s like up there? Innovation is transformative, it turns ideas into possibilities. Take Walt Disney for example, through innovative thinking he was able to turn a blank canvas of land into what many would recall today as a magical escape. Innovation doesn’t have to be groundbreaking, although it’s always exciting when it is. To keep it simple, innovation in your organization can mean building upon products, implementing new campaign ideas and the list goes on and on. Embracing innovation could potentially advance your organization to new heights.
The King of Cashola or CFO, Which Do You Prefer?
If you could choose any job in the world, what would it be? King of Cashola, Prince of Payroll, Master of Awesome? This is exactly what one nonprofit allowed their employees to do and it resulted in an overwhelmingly positive response. Can it work for you?