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Workplace Eye Wellness Month

by Jeff CostinMarch 22, 2016 8:00 AM

Roughly 2,000 U.S. workers suffer an eye injury at work each day according to the Centers for Disease Control. From tired eyes to serious abrasions, companies need to take measures to help protect their workers. This March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, so we’ve put together some tips to help your employees protect their vision while on the job.

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What Our Awards Mean to Business Owners

by Tim AustinMarch 15, 2016 8:00 AM

An award is great, but it doesn’t mean too much if you don’t know what it represents. As a premier Professional Employer Organization, Group Management Services has earned a fair share of accolades over the years. This is what our awards should represent to you and your company.

GMS has earned several awards due to our HR administration services.

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Are You I-9 Compliant?

by Andrew SzczesniakMarch 8, 2016 8:00 AM

As a business leader or as the owner of your own business, I’m sure you already know about the changes to the I-9 form that have come around in time for its 30th anniversary. Unfortunately, in my travels as a sales representative for GMS, I often run into business owners who don’t know what an I-9 form is, let alone if they’re filed properly.

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What to Look for in a Potential Employee's Social Media Profiles

by Tim AustinFebruary 23, 2016 8:00 AM

According to Career Builder, 43 percent of businesses check out the social media profiles of potential job candidates to learn more about them. Job interviews can tell you a lot about a candidate, but social media can provide some more information that you may not have been able to find out in a meeting.

Social media can help you determine the best job candidate for your business. Contact GMS about employee recruiting services.

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The Benefits of a Workplace Wellness Program: Getting Healthy

by Tim AustinFebruary 16, 2016 8:00 AM

Chronic diseases are a serious concern for employees. Issues like hypertension, depression, and other maladies can lead to employees needing sick days to recover or being less productive while at work.

We’ve already discussed how proper health education can help your employees. Here are some ways that a workplace wellness program can get your employees started on healthy habits.

Image of an employee with a healthy lunch. Workplace wellness programs can help start healthy workplace habits.

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The Benefits of a Workplace Wellness Program: Education

by Tim AustinFebruary 9, 2016 8:00 AM

Sick days happen, but a regularly unhealthy group of workers can be bad for business. Healthy, happy employees can lead to a more productive workplace. A workplace wellness program provides workers with information on healthy activities and initiatives to help foster healthier lifestyles. Here’s what your employees can learn.

Workplace wellness program education can help your employees live a healthier lifestyle.

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A New Record Set for Regulations

by Andrew SzczesniakFebruary 2, 2016 8:00 AM

Oftentimes, when a two-term President is entering into the last year of his presidency, he can become a lame duck. His issues don’t get addressed by a congress whose members are worrying about their own re-election. Some begin doing victory laps for their last seven years. Some are dealing with scandals while others are just trying to ride it out without any more problems. Any thoughts of the current office holder being one of those went out the door in 2015.

According to a recent article from the NFIB , President Obama’s administration broke a regulatory record in 2015 by adding over 82,000 pages of regulations to the Federal Register. 545 pages of those deal directly with small businesses. Among those regulations are things like the easing of restrictions on unionization, the changes in minimum wage laws, and the NLRB’s attempts to expand the boundaries of the National Labor Relations Act. All of these have been addressed in my blogs before.

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The Benefits of Creating a Time-off Policy for Your Business

by Tim AustinJanuary 26, 2016 8:00 AM

Paid time-off policies allow employees to miss time without causing as many problems for your business. With a good PTO policy in place, your company can allow for the occasional illness or prepare for vacation requests without having to worry.

Setting up a paid time off policy to track days off.

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The “Cost” of a Bad Hire

by Andrew SzczesniakJanuary 22, 2016 8:00 AM

Recently, a colleague of mine wrote a blog post called “How to Avoid Negligent Hiring.” There were some great ideas and thoughts and suggestions, but one thing that was omitted was what kind of costs were associated with a bad hire.

According to a recent survey and blog post by Robert Half Finance and Accounting, there are several costs. The first thing listed by respondents was lowered staff morale (39%). The second was lost productivity (34%). Monetary costs (25%) came in third place. Though they vary from industry to industry, monetary costs can be as much as three times the salary of the person being replaced.

Negligent hiring can end up costing a business.

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How to Avoid Negligent Hiring

by Tim AustinJanuary 19, 2016 8:00 AM

An employee causing an incident can be bad news for a business, especially if that employee ends up hurting someone else. Negligent hiring is a case where an employee injures a co-worker or customer while on the job, leaving you and your company in a difficult position.

Avoiding negligible hiring cases.

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