Yes, you really do need an employee handbook. If you don’t have clear guidelines for your employees, there will be misunderstandings and disputes. Without an employee handbook it is also hard to prove that employees know the company policies if there is a termination for violating policy. In addition to dealing with bad hires or employees,
Drug screening for pre-employment
As an HR person or small business owner, what employment screening worries are on your mind?
1. Laws and regulations change and are hard to keep up with
2. Audits, workplace investigations and fines
3. Unemployment is low and competition for employees challenging, tempted to hire riskier
4. Using “instant” online background screening that may not cover due diligence
Two of the drug testing methods that are available to employers are urine and hair follicle. The answer to which test is right for you depends on what you need to accomplish. If you need to find out what your applicant or employee has in their system right now or the very recent past, urine drug testing is a good solution.
In today’s business environment, adapting to change is one of the key components to business growth and frequently its very survival! This applies to management in the acceptance of needing to keep up with technology and product/service offerings that keep them competitive experts in their industry. It also applies to the employees that need to follow through and use the new
When it comes to choices and information, the customer has the upper hand! Not only do they have a lot of choices of who to do business with, they have huge amounts of information available and have the ability to alter perception about your company through reviews and social media. Even before
What causes your stress at work? Have you ever taken the time to analyze what throws you off your game and causes you to feel that physical discomfort that is the stress response? When you experience stress, you feel the “fight-or-flight” response. This makes your heart rate increase
With the growing opioid epidemic, more and more employers are concerned about the effect it will have on their company if employees are abusing prescription pain killers. You may want to add this drug testing to your pre-employment routine, but how do you stay in legal compliance?
If you work for a company that uses fear or intimidation to motivate employees…you know the importance of this question! Before you answer it, there are some things to observe:
Is it the company culture overall?
Is it specific people in authority or from the top?
Are all the employees in on it?
Does your company routinely find reasons to avoid hiring older workers? There is a long list of reasons managers who hire have for this bias that makes them reject older candidates.
Do you have employees with commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) that operate the following vehicles?
a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds
a vehicle that is capable of transporting 16 or more occupants
any size vehicle that is transporting hazardous materials that require a placard