Sun August 17 2014

The value of an arbitration agreement

Arbitration agreements are better solutions than going to court; or receiving a class action lawsuit. For many employers, arbitration agreements have become the preferred method as they result in simpler and easier methods for handling conflict. This agreement states that an employee agrees to pursue any legal claims against the employers through arbitration rather than a lawsuit.

Sun August 10 2014

Strengthen employee relations with an employee newsletter

Increase company communication by sharing important information. Ensure your employees are always informed and educated about what is going on within the organization. This is especially important if you run a large organization that has multiple departments as it will help to bring all employees up to date with the company’s goals and accomplishments. Sharing information with everyone at work can help avoid any confusion or miscommunication amongst employees.

Sun August 03 2014

Financial seminars

Show your employees that you care about their financial futures by providing them with the knowledge and insight on how to manage their money and invest in your company’s 401(k) plan. Teach them how to budget and plan for their future – for them and their dependents; they will appreciate it very much! ECG has worked closely with Searchlight Financial Advisors in Beverly Hills.

Sun July 27 2014

Training & development: On-boarding & orientation

Make your new employees feel welcome from the first day. For many new employees, the first day can be quite stressful as they’re exposed to new co-workers, a new work environment, and new responsibilities. Providing your new employees with a comfortable and welcoming introduction from the first day can help them better adjust to the transition.

Sun July 20 2014

The value and risks of company picnics

Get to know your employees and their families through teambuilding events. It’s important to create a working environment that is fun and exciting for both employees and management and one way of doing so is to plan entertaining events like a company picnic.

Sun July 13 2014

Employee wellness programs

Designed to bring employees together to share the benefits of health and fitness. The benefits of employee wellness programs are becoming more evident and as a result, an increasing number of businesses are incorporating wellness programs within their workplace. Through classes and programs which include health, nutrition, and fitness, employees are able to share the benefits of living a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Sun July 06 2014

Introducing Employee Engagement Surveys

Get immediate feedback from employees regarding their opinions on the workplace with our new Employee Engagement Surveys - completed via iPad. With the introduction of the new Employee Engagement Surveys, management can instantly know how employees feel about workplace practices, working conditions, the supervisors, management, and the company in general.

Sun June 29 2014

Safety tip: Prevent heat exhaustion as summer approaches

Managers’ responsibility to keep employees safe from heat exhaustion. With summer already off to a start, we can expect to see high temperatures very soon. As a manager, implement specific strategies to ensure your employees are not being exposed to heat stress while at work. Reduce workers compensation and improve your company’s compliance by introducing basic guidelines for your employees to abide by when working under harsh weather conditions.

Sun June 22 2014

The key components of a personnel file

Having organized and well maintained personnel files is very important. Personnel files are created for all employees upon hire and hold important and confidential information about the employee. These files hold important job-related documents that include your employees’ resume and job application, performance evaluations, attendance record, etc.

Sun June 15 2014

Training & Development: Teambuilding

There's more to work than just deadlines and assignments; camaraderie between employees is vital for your company’s success. Open communication amongst employees is essential to creating a positive and comfortable work environment. When employees get along and get to know one another, it can improve professional relations as well as promote understanding and cooperation; essentially leading to better quality and productivity at work.