Archive for April, 2020

Layoff or Furlough? Decreasing Costs During COVID-19

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COVID-19 has forced organizations to downsize across the United States. In the face of diminishing revenue, organizations from massive corporations to small businesses have been faced with the task of cutting costs. For many, this means making the decision to either furlough or lay off employees. No matter what decision you make, it has a substantial impact on both the organization and your employees. We can’t suggest one over the other, but we do stress the importance of understanding the difference and how each will impact you, your organization, and your employees. A layoff is a complete, though sometimes temporary,…

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What to Know: Rehiring a Former Employee

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In today’s world, the power dynamic between employers and employees has shifted. Employees hold more power than ever before, deciding their career trajectory by moving through organizations for the best options. More often in recent years, employees feel they need to leave their current positions in order to find new, better options for career development and progression. As employers, this can be challenging to handle. An especially challenging situation is when an employee leaves and chooses to come back to their organization. Hiring back a former employee could be the right move, but current social standards leave employers shying away…

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I-9 Certification During COVID-19

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Compliance with I-9 requirements can be frustrating and challenging for employers during the best of circumstances. Current employment laws require that employers verify identification and employment documents in the physical presence of the new employee within three days of starting employment. On a good day this can be difficult; with a global pandemic, organizations are facing the need for new employees and, with that, the need to certify new I-9 forms. Fortunately, the federal government has acknowledged some of the challenges employers are dealing with in the face of COVID-19 and social distancing. Because of this, they have relaxed requirements…

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When an Employee Quits Then Changes Their Mind

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Employees moving on to their next opportunity is normal, sometimes unfortunate, and part of business. We take their resignation in good faith, wish them well, and prepare for their departure on the agreed-upon date. Replacing a good employee can be challenging, but turnover, particularly when the employee is less than ideal for the position, can bring new talent, fresh ideas, and expand innovation in your organization. When an employee informs us of their plans to exit, we often begin processes such as off-boarding, recruiting, and preparing for the new hire almost immediately. So, what happens if an employee changes their…

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