Monthly Archives: June 2015

Unpaid Internships

June 29, 2015

It is that time of year again where companies are bringing in seasonal assistance, many times in the form of internships. Historically, some organizations have utilized the assistance of unpaid interns. The intent was to provide an environment where the intern could be trained and taught within their chosen field, all while helping a company reach its goals and objectives. Recently, however, the Department of Labor has focused its attention on the unpaid student workforce, leading to several lawsuits that should remind companies to do a careful analysis before utilizing any form of unpaid work. It is important to know ...

5 Key Elements of Productivity in the Workplace

June 12, 2015

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” - Paul J. Meyer   Employers frequently believe that hiring top talent will ensure success for their organizations and EctoHR, Inc. generally supports that notion! While talented employees likely have the most critical role, the work environment is a large contributor as well. Managers must create an atmosphere that encourages efficiency and productivity from their employees in order to maximize their potential. Below are 5 key elements EctoHR believes every productive workplace should have:   Organization Cluttered minds, work areas, ...

Does Your Culture Accurately Represent Your Business?

June 2, 2015

Culture, Culture, Culture… you hear that word everywhere, but what is it really? Some people might define it as “the feeling you get when you walk in the door,” or “non-tangible environment and surroundings.” Merriam-Webster’s definition includes, “a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization.” One commonly referenced example of a strong Company culture is Disney. With wholesome presentation and a pleasant backdrop, Disney has created a culture that is known as happy and inviting for both guests and employees (or as Disney calls them, “cast members”). Careful planning and extreme consistency has helped ...