Has your Middle Tennessee business taken off in 2013? Are profits soaring? No?!? If your company isn’t running at peak efficiency in this economy, you may find yourself struggling to maintain competitiveness, speed and quality. Efficient systems and processes help ensure that, as your business grows, that growth is both sustainable and profitable. So if […]
Overtime is One Way to Get Work Done, but Is It the Best Strategy for Your Middle Tennessee Business?
Has business picked up for your Cool Springs company? That’s great! Now you need to figure out: “How are we going to get all this extra work done?” Traditionally, many Middle Tennessee employers rely on overtime to handle increased demand. After all, it’s certainly one of the quickest and easiest ways to add capacity. But […]
Imagine this scenario: A female employee tells her boss at work that she is pregnant. Her boss fires her after learning the news, even though she is still able to work for several more months. Sound unbelievable? Unfortunately, things like this really do happen – right here, in Middle Tennessee. Cases of women being fired […]
If your Middle Tennessee business faces serious workforce challenges: chronic turnover large fluctuations in business volume bad hires difficulty focusing on key priorities or meeting objectives …bringing in the occasional temporary is about as effective as using a band-aid to treat bullet wound. Using temporary employees for last-minute fill-ins is certainly important. When a receptionist […]
For decades, many employers have viewed temporary workers and freelance employees merely as “tools” to cut costs and minimize liability. Not anymore. As temporary workers become more valuable to your organization, so does your need to make them feel valued. Here’s why: Across Middle Tennessee, companies like yours are relying more and more on contingent […]
Employee or independent contractor? That’s the question countless Middle Tennessee employers are forced to ask themselves. But sometimes the answer is not clear-cut, because the rules governing worker classification are notoriously complex. As a responsible employer, however, it’s still your job to follow a proper vetting process and ensure you are correctly classifying independent contractors. […]