Our very own Jen Strait and Emily Martin from Ally HR Partners tackle common HR issues and provide practical advice to help you manage your workforce more effectively!
Employee Onboarding: Must-Do's and Should-Do's
The first 90 days of the employee lifecycle determine whether your new hire is going to stay with your company long-term, or if you'll be looking for their replacement before long. In this episode, Emily Martin (Ally HR Partners) and Jennifer Strait (Complete Payroll) explain what you SHOULD do, and what you MUST do to create a structured, smooth onboarding process that will make a solid first impression, and increase employee retention.
Recruiting & Selecting the Right People
In this episode, Emily Martin (Ally HR Partners) and Jennifer Strait explain what you SHOULD do, and what you MUST do to attract and select the RIGHT people, the FIRST time.
Employee Termination Best Practices
In this episode, Emily Martin (Ally HR Partners) and our very own Jennifer Strait explain what NYS employers MUST do and what they SHOULD do to terminate an employee quickly, legally, and with dignity.
Fighting Bogus Unemployment Claims
In this episode, Jen and Emily show how costly a bogus unemployment claim can be, and what you can do to protect your business and save money.
Understanding Employee Retaliation Protections
A 2022 Year End Checklist
Employers' Obligations for Accommodating Employees with Disabilities
Nearly all employers have some obligation to accommodate or otherwise modify usual aspects of performing in a role, to remove barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities, under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal laws and protections.
However, the scope of an employer’s obligation to accommodate is often not fully understood. In addition, the process of understanding where and when this is required, and how to go about meeting this obligation in the best way possible for both the business and the employee, can be tricky and fraught with opportunities for missteps.
Employee Leave Best Practices
5 Things You Need to know about Paying Tipped Employees
5 Ways You're Not Paying Overtime Correctly
Legalized Marijuana & the Workplace
Navigating Employees' Personal Needs
Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Status
Five Things Employers Need to Know About Employee Leaves
With so many types of Employee Leave out there, it is more important than ever that Employers stay on top of the types of leave available, what their requirements and obligations are, and when to admit they need help.
The Value of Managers
Five Ways Employers Can Prepare for 2022
2021 saw a lot of regulatory changes for employers, particularly here in New York State. In this episode, Jen Strait & Emily Martin (Ally HR Partners) are back to give employers five ways they can prepare for 2022. Read more...
Five Lessons for Better HR, Part 5: Effective Use of HR Systems & Data
In the final installment of the "Better HR" series, Emily Martin (Ally HR Partners) and Jen Strait discuss how using a feature-rich HRIS system can not only streamline all aspects of the employee lifecycle from hire to retire, it can also protect your business in the event of an audit or legal action. Read more...
Five Lessons for Better HR, Part 4: Purposeful Application & Use
In part 4 of our 5-part series on how Better HR can (and should) be helping your business, Jen & Emily (Ally HR Partners) discuss how you can take the lessons that you added to your playbook from parts 1-3 and put them into action, taking your business over the goal line! 🏈
Five Lessons for Better HR, Part 3: Setting Behavioral Expectations
Sometimes, it's not enough that the job gets done, but how it gets done.
In this third part in a five-part series on how "Better HR" can (and should) help your business, Jen and Emily discuss how clearly defined and communicated mission and value statements should guide your expectations regarding employee behavior.
5 Lessons for Better HR, Part 2: Defining Roles & Expectations
In part 2, Emily and Jen discuss the importance of structuring your business, defining the necessary roles within that business, and clearly setting and communicating expectations for those roles.
Five Lessons for Better HR, Part 1: What is Better HR?
Our very own Jennifer Strait and Emily Martin from Ally HR Partners launch the first of a five-part series on what "Better HR" can (and should) mean for your business.
Four Simple Tips for Navigating the Hiring & Recruitment Crisis
Our very own Jennifer Strait and Emily Martin from Ally HR Partners four simple ways that companies can navigate the current hiring & recruitment crisis.
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