Reskilling Workers

In recent years we have talked about the changing needs of our businesses, and how that will impact the talent we will need today compared to what we need in the future. It seems like we talk about it, but we aren't actively taking steps to redesign and train the workforce of tomorrow. Check out this article from Harvard Business Review to learn more.

EEOC Claim

What do you do if you receive an EEOC claim? Once the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notifies the employer of the charge, the employer should establish a thorough and clear position statement. Your position statement should provide specific examples, timelines when reports were made, actions you took as the employer. This statement will carry you through the course of the investigation, so ensure the facts are accurate. Click on the image below to read the article from SHRM.

Contractors

Independent Contractor vs. Employee- what employers need to know. Many small business owners will bring people in as an independent contractor to save money on benefits, but if they are treating them like an employee then they are at risk for having to employment taxes, back pay, overtime, or unemployment taxes. Click on the link below to review the checklist from IRS.gov to ensure you are in compliance.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/understanding-employee-vs-contractor-designation

Employee Benefits

SHRM's 2019 Employee Benefit Executive Summary revealed some key findings: *

  • Employers were more likely to increase offerings in all benefits categories than to decrease offerings.

  • No more than 3% of organizations decreased benefits in any category since 2018.

  • Though benefits changed relatively little between 2018 and 2019, there were impacts on the benefits landscape from rising health insurance costs, the competition for talent, the multi-generational workforce, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

**Click on the image to access the employee benefit executive summary report.

Motivating Employees

6 effective things you can do to inspire your teams. As a leader I find that transparency is key to helping your employees understand your vision and what you're dealing with so they can make better decisions without you. Two I think it's critical to outline what productivity or success looks like to you. What they deem acceptable may not be for you. They cannot read your mind. Click on the image below to read the article from Entrepreneur.

Interviewing

15 great questions you can ask a candidate during an interview to really gauge who they are and how well they will fit into your culture. Another question to ask is if the candidate had ever reached out to another co-worker to train them on something they were having trouble with (even if they weren't their manager). Why did they do it? How much time did they spend training that person? This question gauges their leadership abilities, if they are willing to help their fellow teammates or if it's all about them. Click on the image below to read the article from Glassdoor.