Entries by Inspiring HR

Employees May Not Be So Holly Jolly This Year

How do leaders tackle the holidays in 2020? 2020 has been tough, and many employees are feeling overwhelmed and disconnected this holiday season. This year, more than ever before, employers should repeatedly connect with their employees throughout the holiday season. According to a recent article from the Society for Human Resource Management, “A report from […]

Federal Bathroom Laws and HR

What are the federal workplace bathroom laws? Who uses which bathroom? How many bathrooms must the company provide? Can the company dictate who uses which? Although the transgendered are a small percentage of the population, as a group they are more open about their status than ever before. Proactive employers will have a plan in […]

How to Throw a Fun and Fabulous Virtual Company Holiday Party!

Not to brag, but we “remote work” pretty darn well. Okay, so I’m bragging, but it’s true and hard not to feel strongly about. Two years ago Inspiring HR knocked our first virtual holiday party out of the park. We repeated its success in 2019, and well, it seems like in 2020 more employers could […]

Stay Interviews – Preventing an Exit

Kim was one of the “superstars” in her department. She was always pleasant to work with, always met her deadlines, and did exceptional work. She was so independent that her manager pretty much left her to her own devices and checked in only sporadically. One Friday, after a year and a half with the company, […]

Labor Law Updates for November 2020

These briefs provide a general description and are not meant to be all inclusive of compliance requirements.  This list is not inclusive of all legislative changes for employers across the U.S. Changes may have been addressed in previous updates, which can be accessed from our blog. Employers are encouraged to work with their Inspiring HR Consultant […]

The Value of an Anonymous HR Hotline

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF HAVING AN ANONYMOUS HR HOTLINE? Unfortunately, many business owners aren’t made unaware of employee complaints or concerns of company policy violations until it’s too late.  To avoid this problem, attentive businesses implement formal processes for employees to report violations and complaints, allowing business owners to address these issues before they […]

What Employers Need To Refresh for 2021, Starting With: Job Descriptions

2020 has publicly taught employers and employees a number of lessons on pivoting and remote work.  But from behind the curtain, our HR team has been carefully observing how client use of systems, standard operating procedures, communication skills, and performance feedback (or lack thereof), has helped or hurt them during this challenging time of change. […]

Labor Law Updates for October 2020

These briefs provide a general description and are not meant to be all inclusive of compliance requirements.  This list is not inclusive of all legislative changes for employers across the U.S. Changes may have been addressed in previous updates, which can be accessed from our blog. Employers are encouraged to work with their Inspiring HR Consultant […]

Managing Equipment and Payroll Deductions in the World of Remote Work

Jake had been working from home using a company laptop. He quit without notice, and when his employer reached out to make arrangements to retrieve the company equipment, Jake ignored their emails and voicemails. Upon investigation, there was no documentation that Jake had a company laptop in his possession or that he agreed to return […]

Do I Need BYOD and Remote Work Policies?

COVID-19 created a “new norm” for companies attempting to keep their businesses running during state mandated closures and social distancing limitations.  Initially using remote work as a temporary solution as they rearranged offices and developed new safety standards, some industries and employees have found that remote work was actually beneficial, and plan to continue remote […]