The staffing industry is unique in so many ways and adequately insuring risk is no exception. Many staffing companies are working with insurance carriers or brokers who do not specialize in the staffing industry, and we often find key areas of exposure not addressed correctly or addressed at all.
Ideas and perspectives on managing people that you can use in your own business and pass along to your clients.
Training reduces the skills gap and increases profitability and productivity, but employers should know the law and make wise hiring choices.
No matter what the process an organization uses to be strategic, basic rules like being dedicated, valuing all members of the team, taking manageable and measurable steps, and avoiding perfectionism are surely helpful reminders to achieving success.
Workers calling in sick today could cost the economy $3 billion.
It’s easy to get caught up in the social media arms race, and there is plenty to consider in the process, but standing firm on fundamental principles of business and communication will bring your marketing into focus.
The physical and security threats to data are real and now more than ever businesses need a plan to protect it.
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?
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).