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Do You Need to Detoxify?

September 11, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog

Perhaps you indulged this summer in cheeseburgers, dressing laden side dishes, buttery-crusted pies and other sweet picnic treats. Although eating foods in moderation is a smart way to eat, unhealthy overeating for long periods of time can spark a need for a detoxifying diet. People make up definitions of their own when hearing the word "detox." The definition notes detoxify as a verb: To rid of poison or the effects of poison To treat a person (addicted to alcohol or drugs) under a program of detoxification We ...

Recruiting Technology: Constant Evolution!

June 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog

What Will They Think of Next? Over the last 5 years, it is no secret that recruitment technology has made incredible advancements, staying on track with our ever-evolving digital world.  Recruiting technology is no different.  I recently attended a conference discussing the latest and greatest Recruiting Software.  THIS amateur was in shock and awe, to say the least! I've been in the recruiting industry for enough years to know the major players (or so I thought).  I mean, didn't we just get email addresses?  Gosh, I'm old. The buzz last year revolved around "Employer Branding" and ...

Assess Your Risk of Heart Attack

June 12, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

Heart attacks are becoming so common that now every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers an attack! A heart attack is a temporary lack of oxygen to the heart muscle that is usually caused by a disruption in blood flow. As plaque builds up in arteries, blood clots can form and muscle damage or death can occur. To prevent this from happening to you or a loved one, it is important to use educational tools and stay engaged in your health. Common warning signs for heart attacks ...

Employee Recognition – Part II

April 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog

Recognition is defined as the acknowledgment of achievement, service, merit, etc.  Employee recognition is a necessary element to employers as well as employees. It is a tool that can be used to communicate and positively reinforce an employee's value to the company. Also, it makes employees feel appreciated which has a direct impact on retention. Reward is defined as a thing given in recognition of one's achievement, service, or effort.  Reward and recognition go hand in hand but they are not synonymous. A person can be recognized without receiving ...

Attention HR Professionals – SCAM Alert!

February 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog

There is a scam hitting HR professionals, targeting employee tax information.  The emails appear to be real emails from a company executive, asking HR to send them W2’s or other employee tax information.  A second email follows, stating the executive is working from home, and to send the W2’s to their home email address.  In reported circumstances, the initial email looked like it came from the actual work address, when in reality they were from remote countries.  If you get an email like this, please call the appropriate ...

Workplace Behavior Series: Navigating the Landscape in 2017

February 27, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog

Civility. It seems like such a simple thing, and while we all try to be on our best behavior there is always room for improvement.  Most people finds themselves having one or two moments of uncivility. It may have been unintentional such as being late for a meeting or being a willing participant in office gossip. Conversely, it may have been intentional such as being derogatory towards an individual. The fact is it happens to all of us at one time or another. That is why now more than ever it is extremely important to establish, encourage, and ...

Employers must post 300A – February 1st

January 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog

Employers must post 300A injury/illness summary form February through April OSHA is reminding covered employers to post OSHA's Form 300A which summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2017, and should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.  Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid ...

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The Grateful Employer

November 18, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog

Thanksgiving is upon us, and what better time is there to tell your employees how grateful you are for them. From a simple spoken "thank you," to generous bonuses and everything in between, research shows that employees who are recognized and thanked for their contributions are more satisfied with their job, more likely to report that their workplace is "fun," and less likely to leave. Here are some free/inexpensive ways to quickly show your appreciation: Send out an employee-wide email noting appreciation for specific employees. Note your appreciation in a newsletter or social ...