Top 10 reasons to update your employee handbook

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. When done correctly, an up-to-date employee handbook delivers value to both your organization and your employees. For new hires, your employee handbook is an introduction to company policies, procedures, and culture, providing a first impression of your business. For employees and supervisors, it serves as a basis for understanding and consistently adhering […]

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Getting Creative with Employee Benefits

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. The competitive labor market combined with increased benefit costs can make it challenging for employers to maintain a benefit offering that is compelling to both current and potential employees. To make sure you are staying ahead of the curve, consider these strategies to bolster your employee benefit program. Add a […]

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Legal Corner – September 2015

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law.   Wage secrecy prohibitions require employer caution Many employers frown upon workers sharing information about their salaries with coworkers; however, there is an increasing trend toward wage secrecy prohibitions led by state laws throughout the […]

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Do you play favorites?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. When it comes to playing favorites, I believe managers tend to fall into one of three camps: (1) they work hard to treat their employees fairly; (2) they don’t really think about it much; or, (3) they don’t care what people think because they are “the boss.” Whether you […]

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Training Announcement: April 28, 2015

Engaging Employees for Business Success Presented by Jean Roque 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 be defined […]

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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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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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What’s preventing you from getting and keeping the best employees?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. If your company is like most, the holy grail of attracting, engaging and retaining top talent may still be eluding you.  In my experience of working with small and growing businesses, I have noticed a few common themes. No Curb Appeal Top talent isn’t knocking at your door. In […]

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Total Rewards in Today’s Economy

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. In our previous articles on compensation we’ve discussed Compensation Strategy and 8 Factors that Contribute to Base Pay, outlining the to-dos for building a pay program in your organization. In this article, we discuss aligning your People Strategy with your compensation programs. Whatever an […]

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How Important is a Retirement Savings Plan to Your Employees?

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. Retirement Savings Myths In a recent article, Four Retirement Savings Myths, by The Partners Group, an insurance and retirement provider serving individuals and employers in the Portland, OR and Seattle, WA regions, the author identified the following myths associated with retirement investment:   Financial […]

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Stay Interviews

Get a Pulse on Employee Satisfaction By Tom Faricy, SPHR, HR Business Partner, Trupp HR. It’s certainly no surprise that the economic downturn and the subsequent high unemployment rates have kept the majority of people from switching jobs over the last few years. As companies have been forced to downsize and “tighten the belt”, many […]

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Building a Foundation of Success for Employees

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. New employees often enter the ‘honeymoon stage’ full of energy and great ideas. Then, as personalities, management styles, and organizational realities are revealed, the employee’s performance or perceived fit with the company may begin to shift. To break this cycle and avoid blaming another employee departure on a “bad […]

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8 steps to more effective meetings

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. There’s no denying that collaboration in the workplace is a hot topic lately. With technology giants like Yahoo eliminating work-at-home options to encourage an environment of shared ideas and cooperation, headlines are abuzz with controversy. There’s no doubt that meetings with team members help […]

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Tips to help employers ride the waves of summer

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Hang ten and avoid those summer sneaker waves. The onset of summer infuses us with newfound energy, optimism, and eagerness to take in the warmth and beauty that accompanies this time of year. For employers, summer can bring a unique set of opportunities and challenges.  Here are some tips […]

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Are your employees achieving their full potential?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Are your employees achieving their full potential? Five tips to unleashing the power of your team. For business owners, dollars invested in their human capital assets are significant. Attracting, motivating and retaining human capital requires good leaders, managed performance, and a positive work environment designed to energize the workforce. […]

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