U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced that another revised version of the Form I-9 is now available and ready for use. As many of you are aware, employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9 for every employee hired on or after 1986 who are continuing in their employment and have a reasonable expectation of employment at all times. The Form I-9 is used for employment eligibility verification by confirming the identity and employment authorization of … [Read more...] about New I-9 Compliance Update – Be Aware, Prevent Penalties!
Communication—that giant five syllable word affects us all so significantly every day. We communicate daily to our family and friends, strangers and of course, our colleagues, clients and customers. We typically think of communication as a verbal act upon which words are spoken, however communication can be categorized into three basic types: (1) Verbal communication, in which you listen to a person to understand their meaning. An example is speaking to a co-worker about a project you are … [Read more...] about Seeking to Understand
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced that the newest version of the Form I-9 is now available and ready for use. Employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9 for every employee hired during or after 1986 who are continuing in their employment and have a reasonable expectation of employment at all times. The Form I-9 is used for employment eligibility verification by confirming the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for … [Read more...] about New Compliance Form I-9 – Prevent Penalties!
There has been much research and discussion around how work styles differ between the various generations currently active in our workforce. Organizational psychologists, as well as human resources experts, frequently demonstrate that inter-generational workforces can struggle, with everything from communication and soft skills to work ethic and values. These challenges need to be not only recognized but controlled in order to attain harmony and efficiency. This is exactly what is on display in … [Read more...] about Generational Differences in the Workforce
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. – Stephen Covey When I was in fifth grade, I was excited but nervous to be selected as one of only a few students chosen to be a part of the school Safety Patrol. I remember how good I felt to wear the orange safety belt and badge that clearly set me apart from the other students. Adults trusted me to advise students in those hallways. But then I started to … [Read more...] about Leading the Way
Performance reviews – they’ve been around for decades in all forms, yet have we really stopped to think about what the true objectives are and whether or not we are meeting them? The answers to both of those questions will largely depend on who you ask – the company or the employee. For business owners and other organizational leaders, it is crucial to have employees that provide quality work and improve business results. The goal of any performance review should be to effectively communicate … [Read more...] about Are You Ready, or Ready to Run? Performance Feedback and Reviews