Tips for Employers

LGBT Equality in the Workplace: Why You Need it & How to Create it

October is LGBT History Month, a time in which people across the United States take time to recognize the great strides the LGBT community has made over the years. In terms moving towards equality, many changes have been made to legislation to ensure fair treatment for all employees, but we’re not quite there yet.

The LGBT Community Still Faces Workplace Discrimination
  • 40% of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people globally say they’ve been discriminated against by an employer.
  • 90-97% of transgender people say the same.
Discrimination Comes in Two Main Forms

1) Harassment: Just as any other individual may face sexual harassment, the LGBT community sadly endures it as well. Click here to read more.

HR Audits Part 4: How to Measure the Success of Your Audit


This month, we’ve been covering HR audits. Our previous blogs explored the benefits of HR audits, what’s included in them, how often to schedule them, and how to prepare for them. In our fourth and final installment, we’ll teach you how to measure the success of your audit, so that you can tell if it was carried out properly and if your team took everything they could away from the experience.

Your HR Audit Should Have Included All Key Components Carried Out By the Department
To recap, an HR audit needs to be comprehensive and include all the main functions an HR department is responsible for. Click here to read more.

HR Audits Part 3: Tips for Preparing for an Audit


This month, we’ve been covering HR audits; why to do them, how often to do them, what to include, and more. Our third installment covers how to prepare for your audit, so it goes as smoothly as possible and your team gains as much as possible from the experience.

Review Current Laws

“The best strategy for dealing with legal changes remains the tried and tested three step method: study each law, understand it, and change your internal policies to comply with it,” says Brett McIntyre in a B2C article. He lists a myriad of changes to employment laws occurring this year, but it all comes down to his closing statement. Click here to read more.

HR Audits Part 2: Tips for Establishing Your Audit Schedule

Knowing when to schedule your HR audits is critical in ensuring documents and practices are always in line with company goals. During this second part of our four-part-series, we’ll explore the best time to conduct HR audits so maximum benefits can be achieved.

Conduct Regular HR Audits

As we outlined in Part 1 of our HR Audit series, the responsibilities of an HR department extends far beyond hiring new employees. Your HR Department can help you boost revenue, avoid legal problems and lawsuits as well as verifying that departments are operating efficiently and cost effectively. Click here to read more.

HR Audits Part 1: Why They’re Imperative to the Growth of Your Business

HR audits are sometimes overlooked, even though they’re an essential part of business growth and development. This month, we’ll be publishing a four-part series that covers their purpose, the ideal schedule, preparing for an audit, and what you can expect to achieve from an HR audit.

Monitoring is Your Legal Responsibility

Regardless of whether your company is public or private, certain government restrictions will always apply. While many companies focus on having internal checks and balances that relate to finances, human capital is often included in this, though is frequently overlooked. Click here to read more.

5 Tips for Keeping Employees Focused After The Project Ends

We’re about to enter into the final quarter of the year and the Olympic ceremonies have concluded. This is the time of the year when a lot of companies start losing steam; in part because whether or not goals will be reached has largely been determined, and also because willpower starts to fade as time marches on. As the “closing ceremonies” for your projects near, you will notice a marked difference in productivity and morale.

Her’s 5 Strategies To Keep Employee Energy Flowing

1. Remind Employees of Milestone Start Dates

As you near the end of a project, employees naturally begin turning their attention to the next big thing. Click here to read more.

How to Set SMART Goals and Attain Success of Olympic Proportions

What keeps the Olympian pushing forward when he’s drained or the outcome looks grim? Stamina and perseverance certainly play a role in it, but we all have a limited amount of willpower. That, alone, cannot help a person achieve gold-medal status.

The fact is, these athletes train hard and they work every day. The Olympics only allow them to showcase what they’ve accomplished. The other thing they do is to set goals, so that when they do compete, they’re ready. The right goals can help your employees achieve success. Here are some tips on goal setting. Click here to read more.

How to Keep Morale High When Your Team is Going for the Gold

Olympic victories don’t just happen overnight. It takes years of dedication and training to walk away with a medal. Despite this, even the best contenders never achieve gold status, and highly-skilled athletes who have spent a lifetime training may never receive the recognition they deserve.

The corporate world can sometimes feel this way, too. If your HR professional has done his or her job well, your staff is filled with highly-trained employees, all working together to help the company earn a gold medal; to succeed in business, overcome obstacles, and defeat the competition. Click here to read more.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Employee Training and Development

Over the past few years, one of the biggest buzz phrases to emerge in professional circles is “skills gap.” Skills gap refers to the difference between the skills employees have and the skills employers need. While a new graduate may apply with fantastic credentials and a diploma, it simply isn’t enough. Even top-notch universities are not fully preparing their students to take roles in the workforce. In some cases, this may mean they lack basic skills, like using Microsoft Word or Excel, while in others, they lack the project management abilities necessary to perform well. Click here to read more.

5 Productivity-Killing Habits Your Employees Should Break

Most of us want to do a good job and be proud of the work we do, but even the best-intentioned employee can inadvertently be sabotaging his or her productivity. Researchers have been delving into the science behind productivity, and it turns out making a few small tweaks can have a massive impact on morale and how much a team can accomplish.

Here’s a look at five of the biggest productivity killers with tips from Pat Hall Jaynes, the owner of HR Source, on how you can help your employees overcome them. Click here to read more.