In the September 2021 edition of AlphaStaff Monthly Compliance Updates, we share the latest from our trusted partners regarding National and State responses to Employee COVID-19-Vaccine Mandates, Illinois’ new Non-Compete Bill, Maine limiting criminal history requests, Montana protecting off-duty Marijuana Use, and more from across the country.
As the world evolves, Cyber Security has become vital to businesses of all sizes. A cyber breach can detrimentally impact an organization by causing outages and interruptions, ultimately damaging a company’s reputation. As reliance on technology increases, it’s crucial for businesses to evaluate security measures and prepare for the potential financial devastation of a cybercrime. As a result, AlphaStaff has partnered with Brian Thornton, a leading cyber security expert and President of ProWriters, to provide education on Cyber Security as it relates to businesses. With opening comments from AlphaStaff’s CEO & President, Cristina Bouchard, this webinar will cover different types of cyber exposure, how to lower your risk and ultimately protect your business from an attack.
Employees are the fundamental cornerstone of any business. However, if employee-related issues are not properly handled, they create enormous liability for your organization. This, along with many other HR-related issues, is where a good PEO (Professional Employer’s Organization) can help. When you outsource your heaviest HR burdens to a PEO, you get more than just a payroll and benefits processing company.
As a business owner, you know the importance of attracting the right candidates to fill positions at your company. Quality workers can help your company grow and increase your financial profits. To attract high-quality, new talent in 2019,
Social and political changes can force regulations to evolve. Unfortunately, these changes often happen too quickly for many businesses to keep up. It is for this reason that organizations can fall behind on their compliance. It does not take long for these unintentional lags to transform into hefty fines and even lawsuits. In order to assist businesses with their compliance responsibilities, here are a few tricky compliance issues companies may be facing.
Even the best employee won’t stay at a job that doesn’t work for him or her. No matter how well they get paid, if your employees are unhappy, they won’t stay. Because of this, it is your job to make sure that your employees have a strong experience. You want your employees to feel good about coming to work so that they will continue to work for you for a long time.
A federal court ruling in April 2018 brought about some long anticipated changes in the battle for equal pay. The case took place in California, but resulting changes occurred across the country. The win brought changes in the interpretation of the Equal Pay Act, overturning a ruling from 1982. In the past, prior salary was an acceptable means for establishing pay during the hiring process. The new federal ruling means that pay history can no longer have an effect on current hiring salary.
In this technological age, Americans find it harder than ever to engage in physical activity like they did in times past, thus making it extremely difficult to maintain an overall sense of physical and mental wellness. But sedentary behavior is not the only wellness problem infiltrating American culture today.
The process of recruiting top talent can be daunting and time-consuming. When working with a PEO, you can rely on innovative technology and efficient experts to find acceptable candidates and streamline the onboarding process once you have made the hiring decision. A PEO like AlphaStaff has the necessary tools to help you recruit the best talent in the market, but the interview process is, ultimately, up to you.
Hiring is something that most businesses start out doing on their own. Jobs are posted manually, resumes are reviewed in detail, applicants are personally interviewed, and references are checked (and re-checked). Eventually this hands-on, personal approach can get overwhelming—especially for businesses that are growing. It can be very difficult for the owner or members of upper-management to find the time to search for new hires, let alone move the interview and onboarding process forward. Hiring is just the beginning of the story as employers must take steps to not only attract, but retain, skilled talent among their ranks.
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