Re-Engaging Your Employees

VOLUNTARY BENEFITS – No Longer an Option

  If your benefits plan is limited to the minimum mandatory inclusions or offers just a few extra options, you may be missing out on a golden opportunity to recruit and retain employees. In this eESI podcast and the ensuing article, find out the trends and why offering voluntary benefits is the key to attracting […]

eESI’s Practical Tips For Managers Podcast Asks: Why is HR So Hard?

If you operate a small business you may already know the answer to the question, why is HR so hard? Each year, new federal, state and municipal laws are passed that affect how businesses large and small handle employment matters. From the moment you hire your first employee and even during the hiring process, various […]

Podcast: Practical HR Tips for Managers, part 2 – The Reluctant Manager

Sometimes your HR team isn’t the first to become aware of employee complaints about harassment and discrimination. Instead, employees look to managers and supervisors for support. Is your management team prepared? In Managers: What You Should Do When an Employee Reports Harassment, employment attorney Janine Yancey tells Fast Company’s Lydia Dishman that employees experiencing harassment or […]

PODCAST: Identifying Risks – Practical HR Tips for Managers

Being an HR professional today means dealing with a continually changing landscape of federal, state and local regulations. With laws governing what information you can include in a job advertisement and the questions you can ask during an interview, the responsibilities of compliance begins well before you make your first hire. Further, as our guest […]

Why Outsourcing HR is a Smart Choice for Small Business

If you are a small business owner with more than one employee, then you know that as soon as you make that first hire things can get complicated. From training to compliance, growing your business by adding employees means taking on more responsibilities. That’s probably why outsourcing HR is so popular, particularly with small businesses. […]

eESI Podcast: Preventing Sexual Harassment with Karla Saenz

  This week on the eESI podcast the topic is sexual harassment. It seems like employers and Congress are finally getting serious about making workplaces a safe place for everyone. Many of us are asking, “What took so long?”   If you’ve wondered what your business needs to know to prevent sexual harassment from taking […]

MAY 2018 – VOLUNTARY BENEFITS – WORKPLACE SAFETY – SUCCESSFUL SALES SECRETS

As we welcome the month of May, eESI takes a moment to ponder the news and resources that shaped our opinions in April.  From using voluntary benefits to win the hiring game to keeping your workers safe, here’s what you may have missed.    Using voluntary benefits to win talent in a tight labor market […]

2017 Employee Health Plan Design Benchmark Summary | Shrinking Labor Pool | Increase in H-2B Visas | EEO-1 Filing Time

eESI Week’s Best For Small Business for the week ending March 30 features the new 2017 Health Plan Design Benchmark Summary and a look at the consequences of bad corporate cultures, a.k.a. toxic workplaces. Also, the latest spending bill would double H-2B visas.  Will this alleviate anticipated labor shortages? Plus, are your EEO-1 filings complete […]