Prepping for the Performance Review (Delivering Performance Appraisals – Part 3)

Delivering Performance Appraisals - Part 3

0:04 Today, we’re going to discuss preparing for performance reviews, and offer some simple steps you can take to ensure that your reviews are as successful and stress-free as possible. 0:40 Preparing thoroughly for employee performance reviews is one of the best things you can do to ensure a productive conversation and help strengthen the […]

The Employee Handbook Guide

Employee Handbook Guide

0:42 While the policies outlined in your handbook will reflect your company’s own unique culture, it is important to consider federal, state and local laws and regulations that may affect your business when drafting your employee handbook 1:05 Your handbook should first serve as a welcome to employees. Set the tone for your work environment […]

Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay for Tipped and Retail Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act


00:01 The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, is a federal law that sets basic standards for minimum wage and overtime pay. 00:49 By definition, tipped employees are those who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 per month in tips. For such individuals, the FLSA permits an employer to use these tips as a […]

Background Checks


00:13 A background check can either confirm information that an applicant or employee has supplied, or, in some cases, it can bring new information to light that may result in a negative employment decision. As such, it is a good idea for employers to run checks through reputable contractors that specialize in background screening. 00:55 […]

Managing the Excuse-Makers


00:47 Make sure to give clear direction. If your employee often says he couldn’t get the project done because the assignment wasn’t clear, you may be dealing with someone who—at least for the moment—needs more detailed directives than your other team members. 01:13 Be involved.  The employee might not fully understand the expectations and duties […]

Racially Offensive Remarks in the Workplace

Racially Offensive Remarks in the Workplace

00:03 Over the past few decades, employers have recognized how the input and unique contributions of employees with varying backgrounds can help to build a vital, productive, and profitable workforce. At the same time, managers must be sensitive to actions or behaviors that are offensive to members of their teams and take immediate steps to […]

Hiring and Managing Seasonal Employees

seasonal employees

00:48 You’ll want to start recruiting early.  Especially in times like these, when the labor market is strong and unemployment low, it’s the early bird that catches the qualified workers. 01:03 When hiring seasonal workers, it’s best to be clear up front that the work is temporary.   01:19 Take time to develop a job […]

Dress for Success: 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Dress Codes

Dress for Success

0:02 Today’s topic is the office dress code. 0:27 Dress for Success: 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Dress Codes. 0:34 Even “dress-down” Fridays have given way to an era in which “business casual” attire is generally acceptable every day in many offices. 0:50 You can’t always leave it up to your employees’ good judgment. […]