Staying Safe While Cleaning Up After a Hurricane

With the names Harvey, Irma, and Maria still fresh in our minds, Hurricane Nate is now threatening Louisiana, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. In a previous article, we discussed general safety after a hurricane or natural disaster. However, after the immediate aftermath of the storm, comes the clean up. Here are a few tips on […]

Minimizing Workplace Distraction

In every workplace,  distractions can impact productivity. Here are a few quick tips to help reduce distractions. 1. Consolidate email checking time: According to a Harvard Business Review study, the average worker checks their email 74 times a day. Having set times in the day to check emails instead of checking each new email as […]

Staying Safe After a Hurricane or Severe Weather

Hurricane Harvey has recently slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane. Most people know to seek shelter during a hurricane or other severe weather, but unfortunately many people are killed or injured in the aftermath of a storm. Here are a few tips to stay safe after severe weather strikes your area: […]

Taking Breaks For Worker Wellbeing

Although there is no federal law requiring employers to offer breaks (these rules are decided at the state level), encouraging employees to take breaks has strong benefits such as: Increased productivity: Studies have shown that even a 5 minute break is enough to increase concentration. Breaks can also help prevent a worker from getting board […]

3 Reasons for an Employee Referral Program

Quality employees are the backbone of a successful business. Sometimes, companies may find it difficult and expensive to recruit employees. An employee referral program is something almost all companies should implement and here are 3 reasons why:   Reduced Costs: The costs of implementing an employee referral program are typically lower than standard recruiting costs. […]

Department of Labor will not Defend Overtime Rule

On November 22, 2016 a federal court temporarily blocked the proposed overtime rule that would have raised the salary threshold for exempt employees. Under these new rules, the overtime exemption for salary would have risen significantly from $23,660 to potentially as high as $50,440. Click here to read our previous blog about the proposed rule. […]