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Pros & cons of auto-enrolling your employees in a 401(k) program

Should you auto-enroll your employees into your company’s 401(k) program? You don’t need to shake a magic eight ball to make a decision. Instead, take a look at the pros and cons, and then make an educated decision for your

Business recovery, minimum wage, & employee feedback—Genesis HR Selections

Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses.

Hiring theories, motivating employees, & ruling reversals—Genesis HR Selections

Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses. I remember a business owner telling me years ago about her hiring

Employee turnover, management styles, & interesting vacation plans—Genesis HR Selections

Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses. Are you a boss who thinks you might have trouble with employee

What employers should know about Elise’s Law

On June 14, 2017, Elise Wilson was working at the Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, Massachusetts, when she was savagely attacked by a knife-wielding patient. Wilson, a nurse, was treated for her injuries at the hospital but then had to be

How to structure your team’s Paid Time Off

As we’ve discussed in previous articles, the benefits you offer your employees help attract the best candidates, keep your employees engaged, increase morale, and reduce turnover. The paid time off your company offers is a crucial component of those benefits—time

Will Massachusetts join other states and finally recognize the PEO value proposition?

On May 30, 2017, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development listened to testimony from the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry who wished to advocate for passage of An Act Relative To The Recognition and Registration of Professional Employer

Pot, passwords, & open enrollment—Genesis HR Selections

Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses. In May, 2015, we spoke about an employee who was fired for

Millennials in the workplace—how should business leaders proceed?

I have often written in this space about millennials (those born in or after 1984). As a Baby Boomer myself, it’s challenging for me to relate to this segment of the workforce. However, as a glass-half-full person, I have spoken

How to deal with midweek holidays in HR

The Fourth of July is almost here! That means fireworks, parades, barbecues, and picnics….and, because the holiday falls on a Tuesday, a headache for many U.S. employers and HR departments.   So what are employers to do when midweek holidays