Archive for June, 2012

How Strict Should Working Hours Be for Employees?

June 29th, 2012

Of course, when you operate a business of any type, you want employees to be productive, and you want them to arrive at work when they are scheduled to. But, just how strict should you be with your staff when it comes to paying them for the time that they have worked? Here are some common issues that occur related to employee working hours that you should consider:

Ensuring employees arrive on time for their shifts – you may be tempted to ask employees to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure that they are ready to work by the time their …

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Workplace Factors That Impact Employee Morale

June 23rd, 2012

It’s important to recognize the issues that have an impact on employee morale in your company. After all, you are paying these individuals to do a good job for you, so you want to do what you can to promote further motivation.

Create a positive work environment – make sure that management, supervisors, and other significant people in the company maintain an attitude that is positive and motivating. It’s important to keep employees inspired to work with a positive attitude.
Make sure that the work environment is safe and comfortable – safety should always be a priority, especially if the …

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What If You Overpay an Employee?

June 15th, 2012

When you are dealing with a company’s payroll, there is always a possibility of overpayment. Hours worked may be over-calculated, deductions may be made incorrectly, and in the end, an employee might get a surprisingly large paycheque. Now, that doesn’t mean that you need to lose the money as a result of the error. You can following this procedure:

┬áSpeak to the employee about the discrepancy – first, you have to notify the employee of the error (although, they are likely already aware of the additional funds in their bank account!). You can’t take any additional steps until they have …

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Can You Use a Portable Time Clock to Track Salaried Employees?

June 8th, 2012

A portable time clock, or any time and attendance system, is typically used to track hourly employees for payroll. But that doesn’t mean that this type of system doesn’t have other purposes! A portable time clock can also be used for salaried employees in the following ways:

To determine the actual scope of their job duties – a salaried employee can use a portable time clock to track time spent on various tasks. This can be useful to get an accurate scope of the job for future hiring, allocation of responsibilities in the workplace, and more.
To look at productivity …

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Pros and Cons of Playing ‘Big Brother’ to Employees

June 1st, 2012

Watching for productivity among employees is of utmost importance, as you are paying them to get a job done after all. A time and attendance software program can help you keep track of the amount of time it takes different employees to complete different tasks, however, many businesses have also taken to other methods – such as monitoring the computer use of office employees. There are some pros and cons to this approach:

Benefits of Monitoring Office Employees & Their Computer Use

Employees know that there are repercussions if they go beyond acceptable use of computer and internet access – …

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