The Future of Work and Mapping Employee Engagement

Mapping based on feedback is critical to understanding the individuals who make up a workforce. Comprehensive thinking about overall employee experience provides valuable insights into what employees are thinking and feeling while handling customer service tasks and other responsibilities. In this article, we discuss how active employee engagement can help deal with poor motivation, morale issues, and other distractions before …

The ROI of Using a PEO

Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer McBassi & Company September 2019 Introduction  The areas where PEOs can deliver significant value to their clients can be divided into three broad categories:  Improving clients’ ability to attract, motivate, and retain employees; Enabling clients to focus on their core businesses while PEOs handle all HR matters; and  Lowering HR-related expenditures The first two categories …

Department of Labor Finalizes New Overtime Rule

On September 24, 2019 the United States Department of Labor issued a final overtime rule regarding salaried employees. This rule has been anticipated and is considered long overdue since the last increase took place more than 15 years ago. The Obama administration attempted to nearly double the salary threshold in 2016 before a federal judge ruled that the increase was …

The Know How for Veterans Who Are Injured

We appreciate the time and sacrifices made by our veterans. We want them treated the best just as any other employee would be; however, there are potential pitfalls when seeking work-related injury treatment that is not a commonly known issue. Recently, StaffScapes has seen an increase in veterans seeking treatment for work-related injuries from the VA, rather than informing their …

Holiday Party Planning, How Early is Too Early?

Holiday parties are an excellent way to show appreciation for your employees and it’s not uncommon for companies host them toward the end of the year. But how soon is too soon to start planning a holiday party? That depends on what you would like to do. Are you planning dinner or a catered event? Surprisingly, these types of events …

Law Update: Ban the Box Colorado

2019 was an active year for Colorado legislature. With the Democrats winning both the state House and Senate, as well as the Governorship, it seemed as though any and every bill would easily get passed. Many did, but there is one in particular that you need to be aware of as it may affect you. Ban the Box. You may …

Three Team-Building Activities That Break the Mold

Energetic, diverse, productive, and innovative teams are what makes a company great. Team-building activities are an excellent way to not only address particular challenges in the business but also to take a break from daily tasks at hand. To avoid the negative groans from employees about traditional team-building activities, step out of the box by focusing on these three categories …

How Toxic Is Your Workplace? 7 Warning Signs to Look For

Toxic workplaces can be mentally and physically draining. Unfortunately, through a blinding work-grind, it can be challenging to identify if you are in a bad work environment and how it is truly impacting your life. Familiarize yourself with these seven warning signs to avoid a negative workplace: 1) Lack of Sleep If eight hours of sleep is not consistent in …

How Technology is Changing the Way We Hire Employees

The way companies hire employees has drastically changed over the years. 10 years ago, companies hired individuals based on his or her credentials. A few years later, potential employees were considered depending on their work experience and awarded certificates. Today, the value of an individual’s credentials is not nearly as significant as personality, culture-fit, and the capability to quickly learn. …

5 Reasons to Invest in Your Employees’ Wellness

There is an ongoing debate to determine the effectiveness of employee health programs. Should companies invest in their workers’ wellness? Though the opposing side views company involvement with personal health as invasive, employee wellness programs show benefits for both the employer and employee. Here are five reasons why business owners should take considerable care in regards to their employees’ health. …