Classroom Training: Performance Management for an Engaged Workforce

Performance Management for an Engaged Workforce (McMinnville) Presented by Christine Thelen Effective performance management is critical to business success and involves much more than just the annual review cycle. When poor performance issues arise, they bring down productivity, disrupt operations, and pollute employee morale. This interactive training will discuss the components of a well-rounded approach […]

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Oregon Passes Paid Sick Leave Law

On June 12, 2015, Oregon passed legislation that requires the majority of employers with 10 or more employees to give employees up to 40 hours a year of paid sick leave. The new sick leave law applies to full-time and part-time hourly, salaried, commissioned and piece rate employees, and home care employees who receive payment […]

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Training Announcement: July 30, 2015

Unleashing SUPER Supervisors Presented by Jean Roque In many ways, supervisors hold the keys to the success of a business. Supervisors are a key influence on employee productivity and retention. They possess firsthand knowledge of employee performance and perceptions. And, in the eyes of the employee, they are a representation the “company”. The challenges, however, […]

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Webinar Announcement: July 23, 2015

Developing a Winning Interview Game Plan Presented by Jean Roque Although it would seem obvious that every company wants to hire great employees, research indicates 80% of employee turnover can be attributed to bad hiring decisions. Why is it so difficult to select “A” players for our teams? This training session will introduce techniques for establishing […]

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Training Announcement: July 16, 2015

Employment Law Basics Presented by Christine Thelen Compliance with key employment laws is the foundation upon which many HR policies and procedures are built. Navigating these complicated laws can be tricky but with basic guidance, business leaders can create a work environment that is not only compliant, but also fosters a healthy engaged workforce that […]

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Webinar Announcement: July 9, 2015

How to Fire an Employee Presented by Christine Thelen Firing an employee is one of the most stressful and difficult tasks a manager can face. The emotional difficulty, combined with the potential risks a separation creates can be daunting for even the most experienced manager. This session explores best practices for separating an employee, including important […]

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Webinar Announcement: June 25, 2015

Marijuana in the Workplace: High Priorities for Employers Presented by Jean Roque, Kyle Abraham, and Pamela Mack Increasing state-level legalization of recreational and medicinal marijuana adds further complexity for employers concerned with maintaining legal and relevant drug policies. As of July 1, 2015, Oregon will join Washington state in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. […]

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Training Announcement: July 14, 2015

Performance Management that Gets Results Presented by Christine Thelen The thought of preparing and conducting employee reviews sends most managers running for the hills. But effective performance management is critical to business success and involves much more than just the annual review cycle. This interactive training will discuss the components of a well-rounded approach to […]

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Trupp HR Hires Marguerite McAleer as New HR Business Partner

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Portland, Oregon – April 24, 2015 – Trupp HR, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent hire of Marguerite McAleer, who has joined the Trupp HR team as HR Business Partner. In this role, Marguerite will function as a dedicated HR representative to clients of Trupp’s HR Outsourcing (HRO) services […]

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Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Join us on March 30th for the Portland session of The Business Journal’s Mentoring Monday held at The Nines Hotel. This is a great opportunity to network with some of the most influential business women in the area and sit down for a one-on-one coaching session or even just a quick five minute conversation. Jean […]

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Trupp HR Makes List of Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses

Portland, Oregon – January 29, 2015 – Trupp HR, Inc., a human resources solutions company, is pleased to be placed on the Portland Business Journal’s list of the Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in the Portland metro area. Since founding the company over four years ago, Jean Roque, President of Trupp HR, has made every effort to build […]

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Trupp HR Hires Tracy Bespflug as Talent Placement Specialist

Portland, Oregon – December 3, 2014 – Trupp HR, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent hire of Tracy Bespflug, who joins the Trupp HR team as a Talent Placement Specialist (Recruiter). In this position, Tracy will be expanding upon a talent acquisition model that’s rooted in Trupp HR’s commitment to be a reliable and trusted […]

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Legal Corner – November 2014

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. IRS announces 2015 pension plan limitations The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for retirement related items for the tax year of 2015. Learn More >> Delayed enforcement […]

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December HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of December. Make updates on 2015 limits to 401(k) and pension plans On October 23, the IRS announced the adjustments that affect limitations for pension plans as well as other retirement items for 2015. Make sure to review the changes and make necessary updates. […]

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Training Announcement: December 9, 2014

Effective Employee Performance Management Presented by Christine Thelen & Tom Faricy Performance Management is a key vehicle by which business objectives are successfully carried out. When functioning properly, it motivates employees, helps them succeed, and keeps their performance focused on company goals. Challenges arise, however when performance declines. Effective supervisors act quickly to transform performance issues […]

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Training Announcement: November 18, 2014

Making the Transition to Supervisor Presented by Jean Roque & Tom Faricy In many ways, supervisors hold the keys to the success of a business. Supervisors are a key influence on employee productivity and retention. They possess firsthand knowledge of employee performance and perceptions. And, in the eyes of the employee, they are a representation the […]

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November HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of November. Prepare for the Winter Weather Update your inclement weather policy if needed and let employees know what to expect. Learn More >> Plan your holiday party Start your planning now to book a good venue and have a successful holiday party. Prepare […]

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Legal Corner – October 2014

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Domestic violence victims given leave rights A number of states now require private-sector employers to provide unpaid leave to victims of domestic violence. Is your state on the list? Learn More >> OSHA seeks […]

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Trupp HR Introduces Open Enrollment Outsourcing

Portland, Oregon – October 9, 2014 – Trupp HR, Inc., a human resources solutions company, has announced the release of their new Open Enrollment Outsourcing service designed to lift the administrative burden often associated with the Open Enrollment process. Organizations that choose Trupp HR’s Open Enrollment Outsourcing service enjoy a proven process that streamlines Open Enrollment and […]

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Webinar: October 23, 2014

Worker-Friendly Employee Handbooks that Protect Your Organization and Reflect Your Workplace Culture Presented by Christine Thelen The Employee Handbook can be a company’s best friend or its worst enemy. They are the most important tool an employer can have to protect itself from future liability and can be a great support when orienting and disciplining […]

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Training Announcement: October 21, 2014

Engaging Employees for Business Success Presented by Jean Roque & Tom Faricy Employee Engagement is key to succeeding in today’s competitive market for customers and top talent. The shortage of qualified and experienced employees, the ever-increasing expectations of customers, and the dynamic, global business environment are all managed best by companies with Engaged Employees. Engagement can […]

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October HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of October. Open enrollment and benefits renewal Most employer’s open enrollment and benefits renewals occur in the fall. Schedule your open enrollment and explore the options available to your workforce. Open Enrollment Checklist >> Concerned about the resource strain that Open Enrollment brings each year? […]

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Legal Corner – September 2014

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Paid sick leave coordination Paid sick leave ordinances have become an increasing trend enacted in two states, Connecticut and recently California; as well as nine cities including Eugene and Portland, Oregon. Learn More >> […]

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Customer Highlight – Care Partners

Hospice & Palliative Care Partners has once again been selected by Oregon Business Magazine as one of the 100 Best Non-Profits to Work For in Oregon. Trupp HR congratulates Care Partners on this well-deserved achievement, which reflects the progressive steps that have been taken to improve their organization over the last few years. As Care Partner’s […]

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Training Announcement: September 30, 2014

Hiring for Excellence Presented by Jean Roque Attracting, selecting and hiring employees presents an even greater challenge for businesses concerned with adding top talent that aligns well with their unique culture, work environment, and job requirements. Throw in the complexities of the regulatory environment, changing workforce and competition for a limited supply of certain skill sets, […]

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Webinar: September 18, 2014

Is HR Outsourcing Right for Your Business? Presented by Jean Roque The Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) industry continues to be one of the fastest developing outsourcing sectors, just behind IT outsourcing. So, why are more businesses choosing to follow this approach to addressing their HR needs? Whether an organization is reaching the point where HR […]

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September HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of September EEO-1 Report due September 30, 2014 The Employer Information Report EEO-1, or EEO-1 Report, must be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee by the end of September. Learn More >> Review your finances Find out where […]

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Legal Corner – August 2014

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Jobs training bill signed into law This new law is designed to help unemployed workers get the skills they need to find jobs by simplifying a very complex system of federal workforce training programs. […]

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LinkedIn takes a $6 million hit for employee pay violations

A U.S. Department of Labor investigation found that 359 former and current employees spanning across multiple LinkedIn office locations had been underpaid due to violations of the overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This is a cautionary tale for employers of an easily preventable payroll oversight. Under the US FLSA, […]

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Impact NW Benefit

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Trupp HR recently delivered a training session for small employers in the metro area providing insight on implementing the Portland Protected Sick Time ordinance and other recent Oregon leave laws with all proceeds going to Impact NW. This was a great opportunity to not only educate local small businesses […]

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Trupp HR Hires Christine Thelen as New Manager, HR Services

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Portland, Oregon – January 28, 2014 – Trupp HR, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent hire of Christine Thelen, who will join the Trupp HR team as Manager of HR Services. In this role, Christine will supervise and personally deliver HR services to clients as well as contribute […]

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Differentiate Your Business with a Total Rewards Statement

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Every successful business wants to attract and retain top talent, creating a positive work environment where employees can thrive and effectively contribute to organizational goals. But having competitive benefits and salaries is only the first step for accomplishing this. It is also essential to inform your employees as […]

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Oregonian Article Features Trupp HR

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Trupp HR was recently featured as an expert resource in an article about the new Portland Protected Sick Leave ordinance, giving insight on the key points, what to look out for, and how to leverage this as new opportunity. Dealing with the new sick leave can be a […]

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Minimize the Effects of Flu in the Workplace

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. The flu season is upon us and it can have a negative effect on the workplace. Every year, millions of people take time off for themselves, to care for a sick family member, or show up to work with reduced productivity. Here are some tips to minimize the […]

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Portland Protected Sick Time Posters Available

Portland’s Protected Sick Time law goes into effect January 1, 2014. All employers with employees working within the city of Portland will need to comply with the requirements of the Protected Sick Time law. The new law requires employers to display posters and to provide notice to employees of the business policies and procedures regarding […]

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