Top 4 HR Activities That Should Be Priority

Usually, a small business will approach us with what they think they need in terms of HR services. We’ll get a call or an email about a specific topic, asking us whether we can fill that need and what we would recommend as the best way forward for that company. “When...
Curbing Inappropriate Conversations in the Workplace

Curbing Inappropriate Conversations in the Workplace

Construction workers get a bad rap: inappropriate work talk is everywhere. Even if you have a “thick skin” and work with people you know personally, someone’s going to get way too comfortable and turn off their filter. Some things are obvious, but not to everyone. As...
New Employee Onboarding for Successful Retention

New Employee Onboarding for Successful Retention

You found a new hire. Great! What do you do with them? “Well, we really want to hit the ground running.” What does that even mean? The onboarding process sets your new hire’s expectations as well as determines how effective they’re going to be as an employee....
Marijuana in the Workplace: What Are Your Options?

Marijuana in the Workplace: What Are Your Options?

Marijuana and ever-changing marijuana legislation present both a cultural and practical set of problems for employers. ConnectedHR and our partners are meeting with scores of owners about how to handle marijuana in the workplace, and what to prepare for as the law...
Best Practices for Alcohol at Company-Sponsored Events

Best Practices for Alcohol at Company-Sponsored Events

So you’ve decided to throw a company event, eh? Super! Now let’s make sure it all runs smoothly, shall we? After finding the location, and choosing the menu, probably the biggest decision you will make is whether or not to serve alcohol.  Unfortunately,...
Company Holiday Party Reminders and Waiver Form

Company Holiday Party Reminders and Waiver Form

To have or not to have?…..that is the question! The annual company holiday party is what we are referring to, of course. Whether your office is huge or small, that decision is up to the president of the company. Included in this article are a few reminders in...