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As Summer Begins companies tend to look at their dress code and sometimes need help to refresh it. If that is the case we can support those efforts, so reach out with questions and any help you may want!
We are now officially in a job market that has more jobs than qualified people to perform them. So attracting and competing for top performers is paramount to success. Let us not overlook the necessity to retain your top performers as well.
Please reach out for strategies to do both as we will be running some new programs to support both those efforts for small business owners! Hope you get some fun time off this summer!!
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There is an update to the commonly referred to as “BAN THE BOX” law in MA. This is the first time that the law that bans asking about a person’s criminal background on the job application is being enforced in Massachusetts.
It is time to pay attention to this employment law and its update in 2018 so that your company is not in jeopardy with improper job applications. In addition, your job applications should not have questions relating to salary or salary history as well. As of July 1, 2018, not to mention asking about salary history in the interview according to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act that we gave you a link to in last month’s Newsletter: www.mass.gov/service-details/overview-of-the-massachusetts-equal-pay-law.
If you would like some help with updating your applications or want more information, please let us know.
Recruiting & Retention
I have just gone through a certification on the ASSESSMENT- PXT Select updated recently by the Wiley organization. It is a FABULOUS tool with benefits all throughout the employee life cycle!
It is a really wonderful tool that helps identify top performers for your company. I have worked with a variety of assessments over the years and really like this one because it addresses not only behavioral characteristics but also covers the cognitive factor. This helps you not only understand how the behaviors match up with your open position, but also the way the person will ramp up in the job and their “mental horsepower” as it is related to the requirements of your open position. Fantastic!!
Not only does it help benchmark what top performers look like at your company for all of your job roles, but it also helps make the interviewing process more efficient and gives a variety of key interview questions. In addition, you have an opportunity to compare several final candidates with the needs of the job role as well as being able to see how the supervisor will “mesh” with the new hire , what learning objectives need to be put into place as well as being a great resource in coaching your new hire. Finally, it can help you with succession planning as well. GREAT TOOL!!
IF you would like a demonstration of this tool, please let me know. We can walk you through an EASY implementation, if you decide that you want to be serious about hiring top performers for YOU!!! It is simple to understand, we do the administration and the information is invaluable!
If you need help enhancing your hiring strategies, we would love to hear from you…As indicated above the job market is really tight and has shifted to more jobs than qualified people for those jobs. This doesn’t mean you can’t compete to hire top performers…we can show you how.
A Case for More Diversity in the Workplace...
Diversity in the workplace is key is about being in compliance with employment laws and so much more!!
“ Women account for only 20% of the C-suite roles in the United States, even though they make up 47% of the workforce, according to the Women in the Workplace 2017 report issued by Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.org.”
The companies who train/retrain women re-entering the workplace AND throughout other segments of their careers between graduation and retirement are truly offering a more diverse work environment and a side benefit is that they are winners in the war for talent. These companies have a larger pool of folks to recruit hire and retain.
Here is another article where MIT News describes the success in increasing a company’s revenues by shifting from an all-male or all-female workforce to a more balanced gender mix in the workplace as follows:
“Among other results, the economists found that shifting from an all-male or all-female office to one split evenly along gender lines could increase revenue by roughly 41 percent. To see how this could happen, Ellison suggests an analogy with a baseball team.” Here is the link for more of the article: http://news.mit.edu/2014/workplace-diversity-can-help-bottom-line-1007
By having a diverse workplace, a company is in compliance with employment laws and it is not surprising that companies get better results with a more diverse group of folks to offer input on objectives and everything else.
What does your small business do to create a more diverse workplace? We would love to hear from you about any creative and out of the box ways you are doing that at your company!
As a small business owner you have a budget. The real question is how are you using your budget? You are very busy with many responsibilities in running your day to day operation. Let one of our trained professionals’ help you take a look and see if you are getting the most bang for the dollars that you are spending. There are some very creative things that can be done to retain your key employees, for instance.
Benefits are important to you, your company, your existing employees and potential new hires. See what is cutting edge for the small business owner in today’s marketplace. It costs nothing and it will let you know if you are satisfied with what you have in place or if some tweaks could mean something significant to your company offerings.
A benefits package can be part of the difference between a key employee taking a new job elsewhere or a job applicant accepting your job offer…or not.
There are many moving parts to being a small business owner. We specialize in helping the small business owner with the challenges that keep them up at night in relation to their people, their profits and the planet (the community that they live and work in).
If we haven’t hit on a topic that interests you yet, please reach out and contact us to see if there is synergy between our two companies and if we have solutions for you.
After 30 plus years as a small business owner….as Farmers Insurance says…"we have seen a thing or two" so we may be able to help.
We believe that small businesses deserve the resources and solutions that the big companies have, but at a small business price tag.
The information contained within this newsletter is timely and is not to be confused with legal advice. For specific legal advice, contact your attorney as always. This is a snippet/highlight of a couple of current legal updates, but is NOT meant to be representative of ALL of the employment law activity/updates in the employment marketplace at this time.
To schedule a discovery meeting to see if we are a good fit for you on any of these topics or others, feel free to reach out to Kathy Barron at Kbarron@accurateresourcegroup.com or direct line: 1.508.769.7374.
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