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  • Why You Should Stop Printing Your HR Files


    At WorkBright, we are all about serving our amazing clients and customers. Our software helps businesses with massive onboarding needs get paperwork submitted without the hassle of traditional paper documents. While our customers reap the benefits of digital files, we often get questions about printing our digital files once they are completed online. We understand that many businesses are used to this practice, but we wanted to share a few reasons why you should avoid printing your HR files.

  • 3 Key Traits for a Successful Home Healthcare Employee


    Hiring a home healthcare employee can be challenging. You may have a ton of roles that you need to fill, but you have to be careful about who you hire in these positions. Home healthcare employees have a huge responsibility on their shoulders. You want to make sure that you hire people who can excel in these positions. Today, we wanted to look at three key traits you should look for in a successful home healthcare employee.

  • Best Books To Read as an HR Professional In 2019


    As a human resources professional, it’s important to keep learning top of mind. You are always trying out new techniques that will help you serve the people who work for your company best. Besides being well-versed on all the best tools, you should also think about other professional development techniques. If you are an HR professional, you should add a few of these books to your reading list! 1. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by James C.

  • Low-Cost Appreciation Methods For Seasonal And Gig Employees


    Showing appreciation for your workers is key to maintaining an excited and eager workforce. We often think about our regular workers when it comes to recognition and appreciation, while seasonal and gig workers get left out of the equation. If you are trying to build an environment that makes people excited to return year after year you need to show appreciation for your gig and seasonal workers. Hiring isn’t cheap, so that means retention is critical.

  • Three HR Policies to Remove in 2019


    We create HR policies to set expectations for our employees and create a better place for them to work. As times change, we must reevaluate the policies we set to build better relationships with our employees. There are a few policies you may want to remove from your policy in 2019, and we are going to break down why today. Proof For Sick/Funeral Leave We’ve all been there: being sick enough to know you shouldn’t be at the office, but not sick enough to waste hours of your day at a doctor’s office.

  • Is E-Verify Affected By A Government Shutdown?


    E-Verify is an important tool to help ensure employers are hiring eligible employees, but you may not realize that a government shutdown can disrupt the service from operation. Those that use E-Verify know that there is a strict “three day rule” about how quickly an employer needs to certify a new employee through the system, which may make you nervous about your ability to be compliant during a future shutdown.

  • Team Bonding for Remote Employees


    Leading a remote team is not a walk in the park. When you are connecting with workers all across the country, team building becomes something that you have to put a lot of thought and attention on. Today, at WorkBright, we wanted to help you take your teams to the next level with seven team bonding tips for remote employees! 1. Make Video A Large Part Of Your Remote Team Bonding Strategy Face-to-face communication increases trust and productivity.

  • How To Maximize Seasonal Workers Who Return Next Year


    With the holidays coming up quickly, you may already find yourself worrying about what’s coming up on the horizon for your business. A particularly stressful holiday hiring season will do that to anyone. One of the best things you can do as a company is work on your seasonal employee retention strategy. How can you maximize the recruiting that you have done this year, so it lasts for multiple years?

  • Should You Tell Your Full-Time Employer About Your Gig Economy Job?


    In the United States alone, nearly 56,700,000 Americans took part in the gig economy by freelancing according to the latest Freelancing In America report commissioned by the Freelancer’s Union and Upwork. With so many people freelancing and taking part in the gig economy, it’s no wonder that people want to know if they should tell their full-time employer. Freelancing and gig work is becoming much more popular. We want to shed some light on what you should share with your employer.

  • Why An Employee Handbook Is Essential For Every Business


    Does your company have an employee handbook? Every business needs to create a detailed, comprehensive, and up-to-date employee handbook and provide it to their team. It is an essential communication tool that will help your business run smoothly. The employee handbook should be included as a part of the HR paperwork that every employee is given during the onboarding process. We recommend making new employees sign the employee handbook to ensure every single employee has seen, read, and understood this document before they are officially hired.