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  • The True Cost of Bad Hiring Decisions


    Hiring is a critical aspect of running a successful business. Putting the right people in the right positions is essential to building a strong team that works together and thrives together. Unfortunately, solving the hiring puzzle is no easy task, but it’s a job that must get done. If you’ve been in a hiring position for long, then you know that there are a good number of job seekers that you do NOT want to hire.

  • 4 Minimum Wage Exemptions Every HR Manager Should Know


    A Human Resources Manager has to frequently make some very important decisions concerning employee relations and employment law. One of the most crucial being the decision of which employee the minimum wage laws to apply, some are set in stone by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Every HR Manager should have the most important minimum wage exemption information at his or her fingertips to make decisions that financially favor the company and at the same time enable them to hire the best talent.

  • Seasonal Employees vs. Seasonal Workers – It Matters!


    By: Melissa M., WorkBright There was a time when it may not have been important to you whether employees hired only for a specified term were called “temps” or “seasonal,” but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed that. If you are an “applicable large employer” (ALE), it is important to stay on top of this distinction because you can be penalized for non-compliance with the new rules. To begin understanding the new requirements, and determine whether you are an ALE, you first must distinguish between “seasonal workers” and “seasonal employees.

  • Why the Uber Driver Ruling Sucks for Millennials


    Yesterday, the California Labor Commission ruled that all Uber Drivers are to be categorized as employees rather than contractors. We’re not going to get in to the details of this particular case or the the claims by Barbara Ann Berwick - there are many articles that do that already. But what we do want to discuss is why this totally sucks for the millions of millennial that are filling ‘On-Demand’ jobs like those provided by Uber.

  • 8 Great Places (That Are Not Job Boards) To Recruit Employees


    Finding good employees is all about looking in the right places. Instead of sifting and sorting through job applications from people you wouldn’t hire in a million years, why don’t you switch up your hiring strategy? By focusing your recruitment efforts in the right places, you’ll attract the type of people that you ultimately want to hire. When you post a job ad on major job boards, you’ll likely receive boatloads of job applications and while that can be a good thing, finding a quality applicant this way is like finding a four-leaf clover.

  • Rules for Hiring the RIGHT Person Every Time!


    Self-made millionaire Brian Tracy once said, “As a business owner or manager, you know that hiring the wrong person is the most costly mistake you can make.” It’s a truth that we all know and understand in the hiring world. If we want our companies to grow, thrive, and succeed we absolutely must hire the right person for the job from the get-go. Hiring the right person is a time-consuming task.

  • 9 Ways Your Company Is Driving Away The Best Job Candidates


    Quality job candidates are hard to find and even harder to hire. Why is this? Could it be that your company’s hiring and recruiting processes are driving away the best job candidates? During the hiring process, it’s your job to make a good first impression. Do your absolute best to convince every job candidate that your company is the best option. Sell the job and the company at every step of the hiring process.

  • New Feature: Supplemental Files!


    WorkBright is thrilled to announce the release of a new feature - Supplemental File Upload! Our vision for WorkBright has always been that you would have ONE digital repository for ALL your employee files and our rockstar engineering team has been hard at work on this new supplemental file upload functionality to give you the ability to do just that! Think of the ‘Supplemental’ tab as your digital filing cabinet for any documents related to an individual employee AFTER they are hired.

  • How Much Do YOUR New Hires Cost to Onboard?


    October marks the start of budget season for companies across the country! It’s the time of year where we start to take a look back at 2016 and begin making decisions about what will make the cut in 2017. However, sometimes your organization’s most expensive processes may not be ones that have a formal line item on your budget… yet! Did you know that the average cost to onboard a new employee is over $100 per new hire?

  • The 10 Best Questions To Ask When Checking References


    A hasty hiring decision can be costly. Take the time to do your due diligence to ensure that you hire the right person for the job. Rushing to hire will only get you into trouble. Besides social media checks, background checks, and the standard job interviews, you should always call a job candidate’s references. The reference check is your first and sometimes only opportunity to learn about a candidate from an outside source.