Employers Group Blog Connection

Too many hats - not enough heads!

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Aug 1, 2011

Rumor has it that smaller staffs, with people wearing more “hats,” is the new normal since the economic downtrend. Perhaps this is not very far from the truth. You no longer see bank foyers dotted with desks; instead they have installed “pods” that you step up to, rather than sit down to perform your financial transactions. Self-checkout lanes have become commonplace, and the days of (real life) grocery tellers asking you how your day is going as they scan your groceries and send them down the conveyer belt seem to be numbered. Doing less with more, combining two or three jobs into one, buying into the latest software or electronic gadgets to help the workplace become more efficient, or simply getting more from the fewer employees you have is where the business world is headed.

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Topics: lean, workplace, human resources, management, employee relationship

An Undeniable Strategy for Growth

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Jul 28, 2011

Looking to the latter half of 2011, there is one workplace trend that many employers are looking toward implementing – a comprehensive workplace learning strategy. 

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Topics: Mark Wilbur, attracting employees, strategy, employee retention, Employers Group, leadership, employee relationship, executive, retaining employees

Workers' Comp - A More Effective & Practical Approach

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Jul 26, 2011

The most successful executives and entrepreneurs we know, admire and read about are those who surround themselves with advisors who are experts in their fields. Just as our primary care medical doctor has helped us over the years to maintain good health….and through difficult medical or emotional times, so can a Workers’ Comp Advisor guide a business to wellness. Wouldn’t it be to your advantage to have that type of relationship with your insurance advisor for the business challenges you face as an employer or manager?

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Topics: workers compensation, employee relationship

Present and Accounted for”…but not Here

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Jul 12, 2011

“Presenteeism” is a baffling epidemic plaguing employers these days. Employers are not sure how to account for it.  Supervisors often ignore it, and employers are not always aware of the consequences. Thus, they are not fully able to remedy its disadvantages. 

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Topics: motivating employees, employee retention, workplace, employee relationship, employee

A Sensitive Issue for HR: Dealing with Personal Hygiene

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Jun 9, 2011

One of the most sensitive issues to address in the workplace is body odor.  This problem can be unpleasant and awkward for all concerned—the offender, other employees, and Human Resources.  And it’s not a rare situation—some HR managers have to deal with the matter once or twice a year in offices as well as in manual labor settings. 

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Topics: workplace, human resources, Employers Group, management, employee relationship

Download the Latest HR & Leadership Articles

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Wed, Jun 8, 2011

Our recently published newsletter, CA Employer contains great articles for any HR or Business Professional. 

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Topics: motivating employees, development, employee retention, workplace, human resources, Employers Group, management, employee relationship

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Jun 6, 2011

In HR, we are often the one’s sent to put out fires. We have to be able to effectively, efficiently and legally solve conflicts and make sure our employees have the skills, tools, and environment they need to do their job.

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Topics: workplace, human resources, leadership, management, employee relationship