Wisconsin employers have certain obligations when workers leave employment. Final Paycheck Wisconsin requires that an employer provides an employee with their final paycheck by the next regular payday. If the employer closes or merges its business or relocates out of state, final paychecks are due to employees within 24 hours. If the employee dies, if… Continue Reading What are your obligations as an employer when an employee leaves?
Harassment is a significant risk to organizations. It is necessary to commit to prevention strategies that focus on improving the culture of the workplace and avoiding legal liability and negative public attention. The following are basic principles proven effective in preventing and addressing harassment. Leadership and accountability The foundation of a successful harassment prevention strategy… Continue Reading Best practices: Harassment prevention strategy
It’s clear in today’s competitive market, the interviewing process needs to be more specific than ever. What system do you have to ensure that your start-to-finish interview process is excellent? It starts with a well-written ad to attract candidates to your practice. Are you showcasing your culture and sharing excitement that you are adding to… Continue Reading What is your process for attracting candidates to your practice?
If employees believe harassment will go unnoticed, they are less likely to report it, spelling disaster in the form of loss of employee morale and productivity. Training employees on what harassment looks like is a good first step, but employers must do more to prevent and investigate harassment in the workplace. Use this guide to… Continue Reading Identifying and preventing workplace harassment
The purpose of this article is to keep dental employers informed of the poster requirements mandated by state and federal law. It is important to comply with the information posting requirement and ensure staff access to the information. The posters should be displayed in “plain viewing sight.” The following is a comprehensive list of state… Continue Reading Comprehensive listing of federal, state poster requirements for employers
Stronger teams produce stronger results. High levels of team cooperation and amity can lead to higher levels of productivity and ROI. Pick the activity that works best for your team. Select an activity that your team will find fun and engaging. It’s hard to get people motivated through “forced fun.” Communication is everything. Team building… Continue Reading Maximizing your team-building activities
Employee handbooks are a nifty communication and reference tool for the workplace, but only if they’re used and not collecting dust on some physical (or digital) shelf. A handbook is only as good as what it does. At the minimum, it should do the following: Introduce employees to the fundamentals of your organization’s culture—the beliefs… Continue Reading How to make good use of your employee handbook
The Wisconsin Dental Association, through the WDA Insurance & Services Corp., has added a new benefit for members – free access to Mineral’s human resources and compliance tools, as well as Mineral Experts, on-call HR and legal experts that provide personalized guidance to dental offices and other small businesses. “We’re very excited to offer this… Continue Reading Your WDA membership now includes free HR help!
The importance of documenting performance problems as they occur cannot be overstated. Although this requires meeting with the employee and discussing the issue, which will almost certainly be uncomfortable, it’s your best defense to a wrongful termination claim should the employee feel litigious after termination. Too many employers rely on the concept of employment at-will… Continue Reading The importance of immediately documenting performance problems
The Human Resource professionals at ThinkHR receive many questions every day. Here are two questions they received recently concerning termination of employees and employees quitting. WHY TERMINATION ALWAYS COME WITH RISK Question I’ve heard it said that termination always comes with risk. What does that mean? Answer It means there’s always a risk that a… Continue Reading HR Termination and Quitting FAQs