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5 Child Care Initiatives to Enhance Your Workplace

The incentives you offer can impact how candidates view your company and its culture. Different programs and benefits will attract different people. Keep this in mind when choosing which initiatives to promote, especially if you want to attract working parents. The cost of child care in...

How Hiring Based Just On Culture Can Backfire

Although finding a cultural match is beneficial, sometimes desperately seeking individuals who align with the company culture can backfire. Here's why: If the company promotes itself differently than how the culture really is, then prospective employees will be lured in under false pretenses. If employees realize that...

Donating to Disasters and Avoiding Scams

Hurricane Harvey is the strongest storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. News of the damage it has caused to southeastern Texas is prompting people to help in whatever ways they can. Unfortunately, there are dishonest people who prey...

Eliminate Bad Hires Webinar 9-20-17 1-1:30pm

“6 STRATEGIES TO FINDING THE RIGHT HIRE” Does your company struggle when it comes to making good hires? Think about the amount of interview time a candidate spends with you and your team.  When considering this, the approximate interview time is on average less than 10...

Massachusetts Equal Pay Law

Massachusetts Equal Pay Law  WHAT IS IT? On August 1st, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed an Act to Establish Pay Equity into law with an effective date of July 1, 2018. Federal law already prohibits pay discrimination based on gender, but wage gaps persist and violations are...

SENATE REJECTS EFFORTS TO REPEAL THE ACA

Senate Rejects Efforts to Repeal The ACA OVERVIEW In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, members of the U.S. Senate voted 49-51 to reject a “skinny” version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Health Care Freedom Act...

MA Court Rules Disability Law May Protect Off-duty Medical Marijuana Use

MA Court Rules Disability Law May Protect Off-duty Medical Marijuana Use OVERVIEW Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that terminating an employee for off-duty medical marijuana use may violate the employee’s rights under the state’s disability discrimination and medical marijuana laws. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued...

Employee Retention

Employee Retention                 It costs nearly 20 percent of an employee’s annual salary to replace a current employee. If you are experiencing high    turnover, chances are you are experiencing high losses as well. The costs of reviewing applications, processing candidates, conducting interviews, training and purchasing...

New I-9 Form

 NEW I-9 FORM The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new I-9 Form, used to verify employment eligibility, that will be mandatory starting September 18th. In order to be in compliance with the law, all employers should switch over to the new version...

Expanded Service Offerings

Total HR Solutions now has expanded service offerings! Take Advantage by adding these services to your customized package Manager DISC Assessment Profiles - Know what drives your team Manager Development Workshops - Providing valuable tools for managers Outplacement Services - Reduce risk providing support to laid off or terminated employees Workplace Wellness Workshops...