Summer might be a time to relax and it might be tempting to bring that relaxed sense of being to work in both demeanor and dress. What are some do’s and don’t?
Ideas and perspectives on managing people that you can use in your own business and pass along to your clients.
Worker safety should always be top of mind for businesses, particularly when taken into consideration with the rising cost of Worker’s Compensation coverage, health care and in general, employee wellness. Here are eight suggestions and best practices.
While the holiday season gives us lots of lists that should be pleasant, we can thank the government for a myriad of additional items that business owners need to prioritize between now and Jan. 31.
Onboarding is a critical element of the employment process. It requires planning, effort and tools to get the job done. COATS can help.
Does training count as work? Generally, if the training program is intended to improve the employee’s job skills, the employer must pay for the employee’s time in the training. There are some instances, though, where the employer is not on the hook.
On May 17, 2016, the Department of Labor issued its final FLSA ruling. Under the new regulations, any employee who is paid less than $47,476 per year will be entitled to overtime pay, effective Dec. 1.
Millennials will make up 50% of the workforce in 2020. It’s time to understand them and realize how staffing offers an advantage.
The latest version of COATS is designed to ensure a smooth year-end and tax-filing season, fully-compliant with the Affordable Care Act.
Customer experience is all about people. And it takes people to help people.
Promoting a healthy work environment starts and ends with company culture.
Emails we send to friends are different from those we send at work. Keep these tips in mind so your email recipient will take you seriously.
We love to have fun in the COATS office, but as Chris Martin can tell you, even fun can go a little too far sometimes.
It’s that time of year again. No, not St. Patrick’s Day; that’s next week.
You might have thought that 2011 was an action-packed year in employment law, but if January is any indication of the year to come, 2012 is going to knock all our socks off (and then file an injunction ordering us to put them back on again).
In staffing, we rely on businesses to trust us with one of the most important strategic elements of their business: hiring. And candidates are trusting us with one of the most important elements of their lives.
Holiday parties are a great idea: they can improve morale, enhance employee engagement, encourage bonding among employees and reward hard work. But they can be expensive and get out of hand pretty easily.
Today, we look at the other two Cs of change management, which come into play during the change process: Consistency and Convincing.
This is the first half of a two-part series we’re doing on change in the workplace. Sustainable change requires what we call the 4 Cs…
If an unfortunate event happens during the course of business, you could be at risk for a lawsuit, especially if you don’t investigate claims yourself.
If you’ve wondered how best to hamstring your employees, alienate your strongest players and otherwise guarantee the failure of your business, organizational psychologist and consultant Ben Dattner believes he’s found the secret: create a culture of blame.