Monthly Archives: March 2019

Dress for Success – The Importance of a Clearly Defined Dress Code Policy

March 12, 2019

In the age of a multi-generational workforce, Dress Code Policies can stir up both controversy and confusion among employees. Some companies, like General Motors, created a Policy that simply states, “Dress Appropriately,” while other companies have stuck to the “Dress to Impress” mentality, requiring professional attire across the board. Business Casual, when defined and executed appropriately, is a compromise for many companies that ensures employees present a professional image and are always prepared for the business of the day. Business Casual typically speaks to all clients (or prospective clients), from the casual to the most formal. Dress Code, however, can ...

Hit a Home Run with Your New Hire Training Plan

March 8, 2019

No three strikes here. Companies only get one chance to make a first impression and ensure a new hire’s onboarding experience is valuable. A key element of employee onboarding is creating and consistently using an impactful new hire training plan. Thoughtful and comprehensive training plans set up the employee and employer for immediate and continued success. Organizations that focus on employee training benefit from increased employee engagement, productivity and retention. Training allows the Company to showcase its culture and values while driving strategic alignment. Concurrently, training plans allow new hires to quickly learn Company processes and expectations while forming relationships ...

Don’t Wait to Update (Emergency Contact Information)

March 4, 2019

A workplace emergency is never the best time to realize that employee emergency contact information is missing or out-to-date. Since we can never foresee when an emergency will arise, the start of a new year is the best time to have all of your employees update their emergency contact information, as well as their beneficiary information. Emergency Contact Information Be sure to remind employees that names, phone numbers, email addresses, and other information should be checked for accuracy. EctoHR recommends utilizing a one-page emergency contact form to easily gather important contact information. Employers rely on the information to be accurate ...