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Cultivating a More Respectful Workplace Environment

Harbor America - Oct 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You may be highly trained and proficient in all the aspects of your business, but if your employees are rude or simply don't respect one another, your company will suffer from a high turnover and absenteeism. A hostile work environment negatively affects productivity and can be quite costly. In fact, one study showed that American employees devoted 2.8 hours each week resolving conflicts, which cost $359 billion in lost work time.

Topics: Workplace Culture- HR Tips- Human Resources

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Is Your Payroll System a Total Disaster?

Harbor America - Oct 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do you run a small or mid-sized business? If you do, then how is your payroll system? Is it in order or is your payroll a total disaster? If it isn't as streamlined, accurate or organized as it should be, you could face huge problems. Here are some of the most common payroll mistakes and the potential consequences of not keeping a tidy payroll system:

Topics: Payroll- Tips for Small Business Owners- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources- Compliance

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Cyber Liability Insurance - Is It Really Necessary for Small Businesses?

Harbor America - Oct 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Cyber security has been a hot topic of discussion for businesses in the last few years, thanks to infamous data breaches like the incident with Target in 2014 or Experian in 2017. One of the biggest questions on everyone's mind is how to defend against cyber crime in general, and especially data breaches.

Topics: Commercial Insurance- Risk Management- Tips for Small Business Owners- Compliance

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5 Steps to Starting an Employee Wellness Program at Your Construction Company

Harbor America - Sep 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM

An employee wellness program has a lot of benefits for your company. Healthier employees miss fewer days at work, are less likely to spread illness, and are overall more productive. Not only that, they're more likely to stick with your company, since they have a strong incentive for staying with you.

Topics: HR Tips- boosting morale- HR- Employee Wellness

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Does Your Company Need a Stronger Harassment Policy?

Harbor America - Sep 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Harassment is a serious problem in many offices. If your employees are struggling with harassment, whether they are being harassed on the basis of race, gender, or religion, they aren't in a productive working environment, and chances are, they aren't engaged with their daily job tasks, either.

Topics: Employee Onboarding- Hiring- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources- Compliance

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Office Ergonomics 101

Harbor America - Sep 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you run a small business, you may be familiar with the term ergonomic workstations but have wondered what it meant. Simply put, ergonomics pertains to how a workplace environment is designed so that it benefits its workers as well as supports their limitations.

The main goal of office ergonomics is to ensure a workplace is as safe and comfortable as possible. This way, employees are less likely to be fatigued or distressed, besides not be injured. Here are some basic guidelines for improving a workstation, along with other considerations.

Topics: Safety Plan- Human Resources- HR- PEO

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Staying Healthy On the Job Site: 6 Health Tips for Construction Workers

Harbor America - Sep 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When you're out on a construction job site all day, every day, it can be difficult to make sure that your health stays at the top of your priority list. Still, you don't want to start racking up sick days or find your overall health deteriorating. If you want to stay healthy on your job site, try some of these handy health tips!

Topics: Safety Plan- Risk Management- Workplace Hazards- Safety

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Hiring Seasonal Workers During Peak Construction Seasons

Harbor America - Aug 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Depending on your market, your seasonal peaks for construction may vary. Your workforce availability may be different in your area as well. However, there are a few constants in the construction industry every company can agree upon. One such common ground aspect of the business is the need for additional workers during seasonal upticks. Today, we're highlighting four tips for hiring those seasonal and temporary construction workers.

Topics: Employee Onboarding- Hiring- HR- Save Time and Money- Construction- tips for construction business owners- PEO

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Benefits That Attract Gen-Zs and Millennials

Harbor America - Aug 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The workforce has changed dramatically in the past few decades. You now have a large number of millennials applying for jobs. Additionally, Gen Zs are starting to enter the workplace, too. They often want different benefits than that of Generation X, which means that you need to take a close look at what you're offering and how you're operating your business.

Topics: Insurance- Employee Onboarding- Benefits- HR Tips

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4 Types of Commercial Insurance Your Construction Business Can't Live Without

Harbor America - Aug 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do you operate a construction company? If so, you know that your business is more at risk for injuries and property damages than most industries. In fact, on a average day in the United States, two people die from injuries linked with construction sites, and 20 percent of workplace deaths are related to construction work.

Topics: Insurance- Commercial Insurance- tips for construction business owners

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