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HR White Papers

White Papers from leading HR experts provide great insight and research on timely relevant HR topics.

Onboarding 101 For Small Business Owners - Free

October 17, 2014

Contrary to conventional wisdom, new employees care more about mentoring and on-the-job training than perks like free food during the onboarding process, according to a survey of more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees conducted by BambooHR. The results of the survey are outlined in this study/infographic, and provide valuable insights into the importance of an effective onboarding process for training, retaining, and enabling effective employees.

Workplace Deal Breakers: Where's the Breaking Point for Employees? - Free

October 6, 2014

Download this infographic from our friends over at BambooHR to learn what's annoying your employees and what sends them packing. Find out what matters most to your employees so you can make sure to keep them happy, engaged and doing their best work for many years to come! It's all right here in this infographic!

Study: Workplace Deal Breakers Revealed - Free

October 6, 2014

Recently, BambooHR polled more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees to ask why they left previous jobs and rate how annoying various aspects of work are on a scale from "acceptable" to "deal breaker." This study reveals "Tiers of Tolerance" and illustrates that as long as employees' pressing needs are met, they're willing to deal with what they consider to be lesser annoyances.

Tips for Managing Employees Working from Home - Free

May 12, 2014

Today, technology makes working from home easier than in the past. Many low-cost products help to keep employees productive, accountable and in touch with the office. Most are so cost-effective for business goals that even small businesses are able to rely on the efficiency of remote workers. With all the good things to say about allowing employees to work-from-home, there are some management concerns. How can a manager keep employees honest when employees are not in cubicles across from the managerís office? What are some of the best ways to make sure employees who work-from-home are actually working while they are at home? This white paper introduces some tips on managing a remote workforce effectively.

Put Your Procedures into Writing: Creating a Payroll Manual - $10.00 Free for Gold Members Free for Silver Members 

April 15, 2014

For some HR or payroll professionals, writing a complete payroll manual from scratch can be a daunting task. All processes, policies and procedures must be documented to make it easier to refer to for any reason. This white paper is written for human resource managers, payroll specialists and benefits administrators. Putting your procedures in writing helps to ensure the same outcome occurs for each payroll processing period.

Creating an Effective Employee Recognition Program - Free

March 13, 2014

As an employer or as the manager of human resources within your company, you may feel that the volatile economy of today creates a buyer's market in your favor when it comes to the hiring process. However, nothing is further from the truth if you are looking for top quality employees that you will actually want to keep over an extended period of time. In order to maintain a relationship with employees that are in high demand, you must create an employee recognition program that recognizes the achievements of your employees and gives them the incentive to want to move forward with your company. This white paper shares a few of the ways that you can create this employee recognition program or revamp the one that you already have.

The Importance of Preventing FMLA Abuse - $10.00 Free for Gold Members Free for Silver Members 

February 24, 2014

As with all legislation designed to protect workers and enhance the workplace, the Family and Medical Leave Act has fallen victim to abuse by workers at virtually every level. The result for many employers has been a workforce that is actually less healthy on the job, somewhat less productive overall, and determined to use sick days for things that have nothing to do with personal or family medical matters. This white paper covers several key ways to prevent or at least discourage abuse of this key piece of legislation. Human resources professionals stand to gain in several significant ways by restructuring the way the office works, enhancing productivity and boosting overall employee attendance as a result. For those who are new to the legislation itself, or those human resources professionals who have long suffered at the hands of this law, preventing abuse is both a proactive way to improve office life and a great way to protect employees from their own potential for bad decision-making.

Understanding Dress Code Liabilities - Free

January 9, 2014

There are many liabilities as well as advantages of a company dress code. This white paper will focus on the liabilities of the dress code because of the negative implications that these liabilities may possibly have on workforce productivity as well as litigation against the company. The white paper will also focus on how a human relations employee can more easily navigate the shark infested emotional waters of the personal feelings of the employee.

How to Handle an OSHA Inspection - Free

December 3, 2013

Whether you are the owner of a law firm, an HR manager or a safety and risk management specialist, at some point in time the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will probably come in to conduct an inspection at your place of work. OSHA should not be thought of as "bad," however, the penalties that can be implemented for violations can be financially devastating to your company. Download this white paper to learn how to properly handle an OSHA inspection.

How Health Care Reform Impacts Payroll Reporting - Free

October 31, 2013

This white paper addresses the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, on payroll taxes. This paper will address the background of the Act as well as the current payroll tax implications as well as those that take effect in the future.

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