New Required Colorado Sick Leave

On June 16, 2020, Colorado’s state Congress passed the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act to implement required sick leave pay for Colorado workers. Governor Polis has not yet signed the Act into law, but he is expected to do so. The effective date will be January 1, 2021. Accrual and Eligibility Rules Applies to all employers with more than 15 …

Readying the Workplace for Post-COVID Return

As restrictions continue to ease, employers can start to consider bringing their team back to the workplace. For employers of essential businesses that never left, you may be considering if there is more you should be doing to continue to adhere to state and CDC guidelines. We’ve broken everything employers should consider into four steps below. Step 1: Considerations Before …

Creating a Coronavirus Response Plan

COVID-19 infections in workplaces are continuing and as a result OSHA inspections have become a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’ they happen. OSHA requires businesses to provide a workplace free of hazards that are likely to cause death or serious harm. COVID-19 falls under this. If OSHA comes to inspect because you have experienced an outbreak, a hospitalization, or any …

Returning Employees to Work – What Employers Need to Know

As coronavirus restrictions begin to lift, more and more business owners are opening their doors and returning furloughed, laid off, and remote workers. There are a lot of moving targets and navigating all the interacting laws can be cumbersome and confusing. The following are things all employers must consider to avoid labor law pitfalls. FOLLOW ALL STATE, COUNTY, AND CITY …

The Pros and Cons of Using Telephone Interviews in Recruitment

Successful recruiters–whether they’re part of an in-house affiliation of human resources or a third party that specializes in attracting talent on behalf of companies–utilize a diverse array of tools to vet prospective applicants. An in-person interview should take precedence over alternate interview options; however, a telephone interview is a viable option. Telephone interviews are pragmatic and offer a multitude of …

Preventing Costly Human Resource Errors at Your Business

The human resource department may seem like an afterthought, but a polished and up-to-date HR division can prevent difficult-to-manage costs. HR specialists interact with employees throughout the company and can recognize and rectify mistakes before they escalate. Though given the department’s broad reach, they are also more susceptible to snafus. Mishandling the errors and solutions impedes day-to-day functions and productivity, …

How to Maintain Engagement and Diligence in Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the day-to-day operations of countries as well as businesses around the world. To curb the spread of the virus and safeguard the health of employees and the general public, many companies have implemented a work-from-home policy. While telecommuting was already on the rise in several industries before the outbreak, the abrupt transition to a …

The Relationship Between Organizational Ethics and Organizational Culture

Throughout human history, civilization has evolved to define principles that governments, organizations, and individuals should abide by for the betterment of humankind. From the Magna Carta in 1215 to the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 60s, the trials of the time have influenced culture and therefore set new precedents for ethics.   In the context of business, …

10 Warning Signs That a Valued Employee is About to Leave

Managing employee turnover is essential to the success of an organization, regardless of the economy’s health. As reported by the Society for Human Resource Management, the cost to replace a valuable employee can soar as high as 60-90% of an employee’s annual salary. The substantial cost is often attributed to hiring costs, onboarding, training, productivity loss, and of course, errors. …

Top Eight Work-Related Injuries

As most business owners know, there is always the possibility of something going wrong in the workplace. Work-related injuries fall into this category. Even if every proper safety precaution is in place, accidents can still happen. As unpredictable and unavoidable they might be, several types of common workplace injuries may make employees eligible for workers’ compensation.   What are the …