3 Tips for Discussing Pay With Your Employees

During the normal course of business, managers are typically required to have conversations with their employees regarding compensation. These discussions often revolve around setting pay expectations, communicating pay changes and responding to employees’ questions about pay. Setting pay expectations As stated in an article published by the Harvard Business Review, it’s important to “talk early and … Read more

Quiet Quitting: What Employers Need To Know

CBS News says, “There’s a new term for clocking in and doing the bare minimum at work: ‘quiet quitting.’” This employee practice is a type of disengagement in which employees no longer go above and beyond at work. They do as little as possible, but just enough to keep their jobs. The term “quiet quitting” first … Read more

Breadcrumbing Job Candidates: Why You Should Avoid Doing It

Competing for talent is not easy, especially in a tight labor market. To snag the most qualified candidates, employers must make a good impression. But some employers sabotage their recruiting efforts by breadcrumbing candidates. Breadcrumbing is when a hiring manager or recruiter strings along a job candidate. They give just enough to keep the candidate … Read more

Flexible Work Is Key to Retention

In a flexible work arrangement, employees typically get to choose their work location and their work arrival and departure times. They may also have the ability to schedule their workday however they see fit. But as noted by the Department of Labor, “Under some [flexible work] policies, employees must work a prescribed number of hours … Read more

COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination 

Discrimination against a person with caregiving responsibilities may be unlawful under federal employment discrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). New guidance was released earlier this week to help employers further understand the policies as it relates to COVID-19 circumstances. As the pandemic evolves, the challenge of juggling work and caregiving obligations remains. … Read more

How To Retain Employees In A Tough Market

Human Resources - BlueStone LLC

Imagine you’re a nursing home manager trying to replace a nurse’s aide. But the resumes aren’t coming in like they usually do. You can’t figure out why until an applicant points out that you’re offering the same hourly wage as McDonald’s and asks what you have that McDonald’s doesn’t. Lockdown-era furloughs forced huge numbers of … Read more

7 Ways To Manage the Worker Shortage

Employee Worker Shortage - BlueStone LLC

Many businesses are struggling with a worker shortage. It is happening across the board: staff shortages at our doctors’ offices, at child care centers and at the restaurants we frequent. Businesses, their employees and their customers and clients all are unhappy and trying hard to find solutions. Here are seven things businesses can focus on … Read more

What Is the Cost of Employee Vacancies?

Employment Vaccines - BlueStone LLC

How much money is lost when you leave a position vacant? There’s a financial impact to keeping a role open. Efficient, productive firms have talent acquisition and retention plans to quickly fill the pipeline with great candidates. Without those processes in place, however, recruiting, screening and acquiring new staff can be costly and time-consuming. The … Read more

Digital Dexterity: The Goal of a Successful Workplace

Working Remote - BlueStone LLC

The workplace of the future is no longer abstract. It is a reality, but a reality that is different for each business. Every workplace has changed since March 2020, although no two have changed in exactly the same way. However, there is one common theme: Most companies now rely more on technology to increase workplace … Read more

BlueStone-logo