When an organization designs their Human Resource Function they are better off with creating two organizations to get the best of the two worlds HR is serving
Small Business Human Resources Implementing big company processes into a small organization on a budget A few years ago I became involved with a small, owner-operated construction company that was building our dream home. One day when I was visiting the construction site, Ridgeview Construction Owner Shane Carter, invited me to join him for lunch […]
Ever wondered what the New Hampshire Department of Labor finds when they are auditing businesses? They publish the top 10 violations each year. Be prepared and make sure you understand what to do in order to prevent any of those violations. 1. Failure to pay all wages due for hours worked, fringe benefits, breaks less then […]
The review process is often seen by both the manager and the employee as a necessity. However, when performed correctly it can hold significant opportunity. The standard performance review focuses on the written job description, but think about what happens if we build a performance review around the employees capabilities and passions. If you talk about […]
Traditionally Human Resource professionals have been managing the organizations workforce rules and regulations. Policies and procedure focus first on preventing increased labor related legal and insurance costs. Both legislative changes as well as litigation caused the shift from managing labor to managing labor related risks. Many human resource managers are trying to keep up with […]
The statistics are daunting: 46% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months. Of those people 89% failed because they didn’t fit in the organizational culture. Just imagine how many hours you need to reinvest to find, train and coach the successor. Cultural Chemistry supports small businesses to build high performing cultures. When you […]
Ever wondered what the New Hampshire Department of Labor finds when they are auditing businesses? They publish the top 10 violations each year. Be prepared and make sure you understand what to do, to prevent any of those violations. Read more about the New Hampshire Department of Labor audits.
I bet you have never read your own employee handbook completely. Many haven’t and I totally understand. Most employee handbooks are boring. They are not really handbooks. They are a set of rules put together and start off with a boiler plate “hello, thank you for working for us” story of the owner of the company. It has nothing to do with handbook. A handbook tells you how to do things, but an employee handbook often times only tells you how not to do things.
“This was so much fun, I really enjoyed it”. This is the comment of my client that is going through the process of getting a brand new employee handbook. We just finished our 1.5 hour initial discussion. This is an important step to understand the company culture, those things that makes this company special. We […]
Things always seem to pop when you least expect it, or when you don’t have time for it. We understand. An employee doesn’t show up for 3 days in a row, your business grows faster than expected and you need to hire somebody now. You just had a thought that you want to bounce off […]