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Human Resources Management

Matching the right person to the right job is the primary objective of any human resource manager. If you had a company of highly trained, well informed, and happy staff, you would control the best place to work in the whole wide world.

Job Descriptions

01/29/2017

Job descriptions act as the framework for the relationship between the employer and employee.   It is the starting point for the human resources officer in addressing proper matching of needs and resources.   If properly written the description [...]

Travel Expenses – Per Diem Methods

07/13/2015

When an employee travels for the company the question often arises as to how to best take care of the associated costs.  By far the easiest and most efficient tool is using one of the accepted per diem methods advocated by the Internal Revenue [...]

I-9 Compliance

07/02/2015

To ensure that only individuals that are legally allowed to work, the federal government mandates completing a Form I-9 for every new hire.  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify that the potential hire [...]

Fair Labor Standards Act – HR Compliance

06/11/2015

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) promulgates rules related to minimum wages, compensation related to overtime, and recordkeeping requirements.  The Act also defines the terms ‘Exempt’ and ‘Non-Exempt’ employees related to [...]

Age Discrimination – Small Business Impact

05/27/2015

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is a federal law that protects workers age 40 and older.  It is administered and enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The goal of the Act is to provide equal [...]

The Key Man

08/25/2013

One of the most misunderstood principles of business deals with the one or few individuals in a small business operation who are critical to operations.  This individual is referred to as the Key Man.  The best example is that of the primary wage [...]

An Introduction to the Employee Manual (Handbook)

03/11/2013

The employee manual is a guidebook and a tool to explain the policies and procedures for the small business operation.  It addresses the basic expectations for performance and conduct of the employee.  The manual is only a guide and the employee [...]

Develop a Position Profile

01/06/2013

The primary goal of the Human Resources Department is to match the best person to the job in the company. This maximizes both effectiveness and efficiency for the company.  In order to achieve the best matching of resources to the positions in the [...]

The True Cost of Labor

01/01/2013

I laugh at the definition of labor costs because in my opinion the so called experts only have it half right.  Labor costs are more than just gross wages and benefits.  It should include the costs of insurance, employer taxation, human resources [...]
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