FORM I-9 IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE: WHAT SHOULD I DO?

As an employer or human resource representative, you probably use the USCIS Form I-9 constantly as you hire new employees.  Even though this is a familiar form, you may not have looked at the expiration date in a while. Well…if you...

6 REASONS TO HAVE AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

We live in a time where stress is all around us.  Stress at work can come in the form of deadlines, heavy workloads and work conflicts.  Stress at home may be the result of relationship issues, health challenges, packed kid schedules or...

4 Ways Flexibility in the Workplace Really Works!

  With 2019 upon us, many businesses may be evaluating their business and human resource practices to prepare for what is to come in the year ahead.   As advancements in technology continue to give employees the opportunity to...

Cleaning Up Your Digital Footprint

What is a digital footprint, you ask?  It is the unique set of traceable digital activities, actions, contributions and communications that are manifested on the Internet or on digital devices. One aspect of your digital...

Employment News- Michigan Ballot 2018

Michigan businesses need to be aware that there are two initiatives being considered for the 2018 Michigan Ballot that could have significant implications for small businesses. The Michigan Paid Sick Leave Initiative (2018) and Michigan...

Recruiting in 2018

Finding the right talent and efficiently filling positions is harder today than ever before.  There are many factors that make this statement true. First, according to the New York Times, the unemployment rate in the US hit a new low...

Marijuana Use in the Workplace

There is no doubt that recreational use of marijuana is on the rise. For example, it’s not uncommon to stop at stoplight, only to be hit by the smell of marijuana wafting into your car. Or when was the last time you went out to enjoy a...

Sage Solutions Group Airs on Michigan Entrepreneur TV

Sherri McDaniel, CEO at Sage Solutions Group completed her second interview in a three-part series focused on Human Resources with Tara Kachaturoff of Michigan Entrepreneur TV. This second interview will air on Tuesday, January 16 at 11:00 am and...

OSHA Required Reporting Deadline- December 15

December 15th is fast approaching and if that date does not mean anything to you, you may need to listen up. OSHA made changes to the required reporting of work related illness and injury for many employers. This enhanced tracking method is...

How Outsourcing HR Services Can Help Your Business

Human Resources encompasses a wide swath of the corporate landscape, and it seems that every firm has its own definition of the department's duties and responsibilities. Many efficiency experts believe that recruitment and employee retention are...

Harassment Policies Need to be Reviewed

It is nearly impossible to turn on any news channel or social media news feed without hearing the latest in the saga of celebrity sexual harassment claims. With this type of attention to this serious topic, it is a reminder to every organization...

Fall is a Great Time to Review Your HR Compliance

As the weather begins to change and the fall colors are bright, it is time to put the fun of summer behind us and make a plan to review our HR files to be sure they are up to date and in compliance. An annual audit of company handbooks, policies...

Employee Handbooks

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has increased its attention and focus on employee handbooks recently. While most think of the NLRB in terms of unionized employers, its...

What Does An HR Audit Measure?

The greatest asset of any business is its employee. An effective HR department provides stability and structure and is an integral part of both small and large companies. The objective of the HR or Human Resource office is to ensure businesses and...

When Should I Hire An HR Consultant?

When you were a kid, you dreamed about becoming an entrepreneur someday. Two years ago, you turned this dream into a reality. Sitting at the desk in your office, you realize how quickly your business has blossomed. You sense some changes need to...

Posters 101

Do you find complying with labor posters to be a real maze of red tape? As many employers have found, determining the correct posters requires a fair amount of research. Not only do you have to ensure you have the correct federal posters but you...

Changes… Changes… Change

The year 2016 has been a big year for change in labor laws. Poster requirements have changed … Effective August 1, 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) revised the Federal Minimum Wage Poster to remove specific civil monetary penalty amounts and...

Recruitment Tips…

The economy is doing better…. That’s a good thing…. Right? It is, unless you’re a recruiter. Because in good economic conditions, there are real challenges to attracting talent. Some new businesses have had to delay opening...

Time to Audit…

Winter is just around the corner. Daylight savings time is coming soon. Many of us will arrive to work in the dark and leave in the dark. This brings many new hazards into the workplace. It is time to look around and see the trip-fall hazards...

Insurance, with benefits?

Many small businesses purchase quite a lot of insurance; from workers’ compensation to directors and officers to general liability. While the main benefits of insurance are obvious, there are often additional benefits that are rarely take...
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