Entries by Trisha Crigger

Reviewing a changing workplace dress code and your policy

Many employees feel that wearing jeans and comfortable street clothes is preferable to the more professional business dress code and we are seeing employers moving towards a more relaxed dress code in the workplace. The terms “business casual” and “business formal” have traditionally had an expectation that employees come to work dressed in a certain […]

Be proactive to keep job candidates interested in your company

With the U.S. unemployment rate at its lowest rate since 1969, employers find themselves in the hottest job market in decades and candidates are holding all the cards. Contacting potential candidates and following through to the hiring stage is becoming more and more difficult, and important, for employers. A growing number of candidates are “ghosting’ […]

Consider year-end payroll as you make holiday plans

The holiday season will soon be here and while most people are thinking of planning holiday parties and gift-giving, it is also important to think about your end-of-year payroll now. Both the year end and holiday payroll processing can be stressful between planning for business closures and compiling end-of-year financials. Starting to think about the […]

How to inspire and retain Millennials, and employees of every generation

We’ve all heard, or thought, some of these assumptions about the Millennial generation: “Millennials are entitled.” “Millennials expect the world and are barely willing to work.” “All millennials do is stare at their phones on social media.” “Millennials aren’t committed to their jobs and won’t stay long.” In an effort to help our clients and, […]

Be aware of voter leave laws, talk with staff before Tuesday

With voter turnout expected to be higher than ever at the polls for 2018 mid-term elections on November 6, some employers may wonder about their obligation to employees. While there is no federal law mandating time off for voting, nearly half of U.S. states provide a voter leave law (either paid or unpaid). Employers in […]

May the 4th Quarter be with you

The fourth quarter of the year is upon us and with it comes a myriad of images: football, fall leaves changing colors before giving way to snow, holiday parties and last-minute purchases. It also brings business opportunities ranging from back-to-school marketing to the holiday season and everything in between. As we start the fourth quarter […]