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Bullying: A Menace in the Workplace

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One-third of American workers say they have experienced bullying in the workplace and while effects may not be immediate, workplace bullying can have serious consequences for your employees and your business. Mental Health America states that over half those experiencing workplace bullying suffer from stress-related health issues, creating a higher rate of absenteeism and ultimately increased turnover. Workplace bullying can sometimes be difficult to recognize and pinpoint once an accusation has been made. Bullying can look like gossip, back-handed compliments, dismissing coworkers in meetings, belittling peers, or setting others up for failure. While bullying can wear many faces, the consequences…

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Employee Incentive Compensation Programs Amid COVID-19

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COVID-19 has thrown everyone for a loop this year, upending existing structures and creating a need to reassess policies and procedures that do not fit our new reality. Companies across the country have risen to the occasion, approaching unexpected issues with compassion, generosity, and empathy. It’s important to look at ways to support employee interests while ensuring organizational success both now and in the long-term. With that, companies across the country are reporting the need to reassess their employee incentive programs and decide where bonuses and commissions are realistic, financially feasible, and an adequate way of showing appreciation for employees….

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Employee Wage Access: Supporting Your Workforce

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When an employee is struggling at home, it can affect their ability to concentrate at work, decreasing productivity and job satisfaction. In 2019, a study reported that four out of ten American workers could not cover unexpected expenses. And, in a COVID world, these numbers are undeniabley much worse. Employees report that the inability to maintain financial stability during a personal crisis affects their ability to perform well at work and pushes them to consider leaving positions in order to seek out new, potentially better paying, opportunities. For business leaders, the struggle to maintain employee loyalty and satisfaction is a…

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COVID Lawsuits: How to Limit Your Exposure

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COVID-19 has brought a myriad of unexpected challenges to small businesses across the world. As our local economies reopen, more challenges are likely to come. One such challenge is the possibility of COVID-related lawsuits. While we do our best to ensure the safety, success, and health of our employees, it is important to be prepared for the possibility of lawsuits and to protect your organization wherever you can. Lawsuits may arise concerning unsafe working conditions, too early recall of employees, discrimination, unlawful layoffs, and potentially unpaid wages. While this can seem like an overwhelming list of items to protect against,…

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