Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bullies lurk in work environments as well as schools

May 28, 2013

Some people never left middle-school. You may spot them at your company trying to control or manipulate others by: - Slander, name calling, teasing - Yelling, aggression, physical assaults, threats or intimidation - Comments about appearance or lifestyle. - Unfair criticism, ignoring, gossiping - Unreasonable or menial work assignments Bullying on the job must be dealt with professionally and quickly. Bullying can come from anyone connected to your company. It can happen in person or via e-mail, mobile devices or Internet chat rooms and web sites. It may not fit the traditional concept of gender or race harassment, but it ...

A file for everything, and everything in its proper file.

May 20, 2013

Personnel records and their contents are accessible to HR staff, the employee, managers, supervisors, and at times, lawyers. It is up to you, as an employer, to keep the documentation of an employee’s employment history factual and unbiased. DO NOT place in an employee’s personnel file: • Personal Health Information (PHI) • Management notes including supervisory documentation and investigation material • Employee I-9 forms • Background check and drug testing information. SHRM recommends a separate file or placement in the employee’s medical file. DO place in an employee’s personnel file: • Performance reviews and formal management feedback. • Decisions concerning ...

Relevant HR content and job postings continue with updated website design!

May 20, 2013

Welcome to EctoHR, Inc.’s redeveloped and modernized website! Discover more about what EctoHR, Inc. offers as a full-service HR outsourcing and consulting firm using the new site’s scrolling technique. The EctoHR, Inc. blog postings will continue on the new website, keeping you informed with relevant HR content. Site visitors may also link to EctoHR, Inc.’s job postings from the new website page. Hats off to Harrington Communications of Grosse Pointe, Michigan! Their expertise in design for professional service firms was a key component in designing and branding the new site. For more information about Harrington, click on http://www.hcommunications.biz/. EctoHR, Inc. ...

Everyone wants vacation time – including you!

May 1, 2013

The weather is warming up and everyone is thinking V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N. Don’t be the employer who struggles with getting timely notices on vacations and coordinating them amongst multiple staff people. Take action now to assure your company and employees communicate early and clearly about vacation time and expectations: - Repost the company vacation policy and holiday schedule. Be clear about paid and unpaid vacation according to employee employment status. Offer to assist employees who are unsure of their status/available vacation. - Have vacation request forms available for employees to access. Include a reminder concerning the time period for requests. For example, ...