Interviewing Etiquette for Employers
Experts say that many employers unknowingly disobey the Federal Discrimination Law in casual conversation with candidates during interviews. Find out what questions cross the line and what ones are acceptable. Read more: Interviewing Etiquette for Employers
EVENT: Creating a Culture of Excellence
Join Xenium HR and COX Business Consulting on May 23rd to learn what CEOs can do to create the culture they need to succeed. Event Details: Creating a Culture of Excellence
Ergonomics 101: What This Latest Office Trend is...
Ergonomics has taken over the office world today as it promises a more productive, more energetic, more comfortable, and healthier work environment. But what exactly is ergonomics and why has this latest office trend generated so much hype? Read more: Ergonomics 101: What This Latest Office Trend is All About
Recruiting by Video – From Job Descriptions to...
According to Spark Hire, over 60% of companies realize the benefit of video interviewing and utilize it in their hiring process. Have you considered the benefits? Read more: Recruit by Video
Open Culture or Taboo?
As businesses strive to be competitive and unique in their employment brand, what is and is not appropriate in the workplace has become less standardized and increasingly specific to the company’s values and preferences. Where do you draw the line? Read more: Open Culture of Taboo?
Veterans Day Off – New Oregon Law Effective...
Legal Update: New law requires Oregon employers to provide employees who are veterans with time off on Veterans Day. Read more: http://bit.ly/10wXSnc
Veterans Day Off – New Oregon Law Effective... →
Legal Update: New law requires Oregon employers to provide employees who are veterans with time off on Veterans Day.
Training for Talent — Manage, Motivate and Measure
A study by Harvard Business Review found that out of 1,200 employees, nearly 95% regularly update their resume and seek information on prospective employers. Are you providing your employees with the formal training they desire? Read More: http://bit.ly/17160uT
[Infograhpic] Recruiting for Talent – The Right...
HireRight explores two different recruiting paths employers can take to attract talent—the right way and the wrong way. Check out each recruiting path here. http://bit.ly/ZdcscF
Q & A with Xenium President Anne Donovan at the...
In an HR panel discussion following the 2013 HR Leadership Awards, Anne Donovan discusses effective human resource ideas that Xenium has put into practice. http://bit.ly/1044dlU
Workplace Distractions- Can They Really Increase...
Workplace distractions are often thought of as a negative, but a Forbes article proves just the opposite in an interview with Tom Gimbel of LaSalle Network. http://bit.ly/11cwx70
Xenium Wins the ‘Organizational Excellence in HR’...
The secret is out! Here are some of the programs Xenium implemented to earn the ‘Organizational Excellence in HR’ award at the 2013 HR Leadership Awards. http://bit.ly/10iSMoU
Increase in I-9 Audits | Avoid Violation Fees
The number of I-9 audits has increased drastically from 3 reported in 2004 to 3,004 in 2012. Avoid making these and other common mistakes to reduce your chance of violation fees. http://bit.ly/11NaItt
8 HR & Leadership Books Entrepreneurs Should Read
If you plan to start a business, or hope to better maintain your current business and leadership skills, consider reading the following books to get started. http://bit.ly/ZQ1Xy9
Portland City Council votes in favor of Mandatory...
In case you missed the update yesterday, Portland has officially joined Seattle, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. in requiring earned sick leave. Find out what this new regulation means for employers. Read More: http://www.xeniumhr.com/blog/legal-updates/portland-city-council-votes-in-favor-of-mandatory-sick-leave/#.UUIxmZE3uUo
How Becoming an Early Riser can Impact Your...
In celebration of National Sleep Awareness Week, consider going to sleep and waking up earlier for improved health and productivity. Read More: http://bit.ly/ZiS6ye
'Difficult Conversations' Recap
Valerie and Roger Pease of InspirationWorks, joined Xenium to lead a training in how to have ‘Difficult Conversations.’ Here is a recap from the event. Read More: http://bit.ly/WKfjJk
Lunch Breaks Should Actually be a Break
Are your employees working through their lunch break? Here are some reasons why you should encourage them to take a real break, and creative ideas for them to get the most out of it. Read More: http://www.xeniumhr.com/blog/company-culture-2/lunch-breaks-should-actually-be-a-break/
Telecommuting- The Way of the Future?
Telecommuting is an emerging trend, with 24% of organizations already offering mobile workstyles and 83% planning to by 2014. Would you allow your employees to telecommute? Read more: Telecommuting- The Way of the Future?
Utilizing Social Networks for Hiring
Are you using social media to target top talent? Read More: Utilizing Social Networks for Hiring
Managing Your Employees from Miserable to...
“Many employees are unsatisfied at work – and, what’s worse, they think being miserable is the norm.” Find out the three pitfalls a manager can address to help employees feel more fulfilled. Read More: Managing Your Employees from Miserable to Motivated
Podcast: Managing Employee Performance &...
How are you managing your employees performance? Consider these tips from Suzi Alligood, the Director of Training and Development at Xenium HR. Listen Here: Managing Employee Performance & Conducting Reviews
Enhance Employee Training for a Competitive Edge
Employee training is essential, but did you ever think of it as an opportunity to add a competitive edge to your business? Read More: Enhance Employee Training for a Competitive Edge
Was the Lilly Ledbetter Act Enough?
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was enacted just over four years ago to take on the issue of the gender gap in pay, but did you know there is still a gap? Read More: Was the Lilly Ledbetter Act Enough?
4 Ways to Culturally Engage your Employees
Google’s well-developed company culture revolves around their motto “Don’t be evil”, and attributes to their number 1 ranking in Fortune’s ‘Great Places to Work’ list. Consider these four ways to culturally engage your employees. Read more: 4 Ways to Culturally Engage your Employees
Life Balance Tips from a Recovering Control Freak
“If we don’t tend to ourselves by nurturing healthy habits, stress can consume us mentally and physically.” Practice these strategies to find your perfect work-life balance. Read More: Life Balance Tips from a Recovering Control Freak
5 Ways to Avoid the Flu in the Workplace
Avoid getting the flu this season by following these 5 tips from President Obama’s physician. Read more: 5 Ways to Avoid the Flu in the Workplace
Health Care Reform - What it Means for Employers
Find out what the Health Care Reform means for employers in this interview with attorney Iris Tilley. Read more: Health Care Reform - What it Means for Employers
Are You Required to Provide Health Insurance?
A recent survey found that many small business owners do not fully understand what the Affordable Care Act means for their business. Read more here.
Accommodating Transgender Employees
Business leaders and HR professionals must work to organize their company policies to accommodate all members of the GLBT community. Read more here.
Social Media Distractions Cost the U.S. Economy...
Whether you support its use in the workplace or not, there are individuals taking advantage of access to social media in the workplace. And it is costly. Read more here.
Considering Noise in the Workplace
“Open workplaces” may not be as beneficial as you think. Consider your workplace environment as it impacts productivity. Read more here.
Are Your Employees Tired After Halloween?
The term “presenteeism” applies to people showing up to work not prepared to handle the day ahead of them. Here are some tips to help prevent it. Read more here.
Is the Generation Gap in the Workplace an...
A large generational gap in the workplace can be an asset if they communicate, work together and share knowledge. Read more here.
Reviewing Aging Talent
In examining your workforce, it is important to consider a number of factors when your employees span more than a single generation. Read more here.
Upcoming Compensation Planning Webinars
Xenium partner, PayScale, is offering several free webinars during October and November. Read more here.
Organizational Culture and Development
Consider the development of your employees in and beyond their current positions and recognize their potential. Give them the capability to do this with ease. Read more here.
Literally Standing Up at Work
Stand up… and walk around. There are a number of actions you can take as a business leader to encourage a healthier workforce. Read more here.
Legal Update: Discrimination and Religious Attire
Employers in California must be aware of a new discrimination law regarding religious dress/grooming. This update serves as a reminder for Oregon employers too. Read more here.
Wages Subject to Social Security Tax to Increase...
Starting Jan. 1, 2013, the taxable maximum for the Social Security portion of FICA rises to $113,700, up from $110,100. Read more here.
Study: Hourly Workers Overestimate Time Worked
A recent study for the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that hourly workers overestimate their hours by 5-10 percent. Read more here.
Funky Interview Questions
Here are some bizarre interview questions. Have you ever asked an applicant a question that was a little “out there?” Read more here.
Podcast: What Employers Need to Know About the...
Brandon Laws and Kirsten Solis discuss the Form I-9 during the latest episode of the Human Resources for Small Business podcast. Read more and listen here.
Xenium to Host Post-election Economic Presentation...
Economist John Mitchell will conduct a special presentation at the Atrium at Montgomery Park on November 13th, one week after the election. Read more here.
How to Address Concerns of Favoritism for Employee...
Lacey Halpern of Xenium discusses how to address the concerns of playing favorites in a corporate “Employee of the Month” program. Read more here.
Disrupting Your Role as Leader
Political views aside, a story about a CEO’s recent anti-Obama email sent to his employees is a perfect example of what not to do as a business leader. Read more here.
Trend: Increase in On-ramping
There is an increase in the development of on-ramping strategies among employers. On-ramping is the re-entering the workforce after a career break. Read more here.
Showing Appreciation Can Keep Employees Happy
Managers can keep employees happy and productive at work by showing even the most simple forms of appreciation. Read more here.
Keeping Your Teamwork in Check
Here are some questions to ask regarding the way in which members of your organization meet and interact with each other. Read more here.