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Today is the first day of spring!

Each spring many of us spend time purging and sprucing up our homes, cars, and even offices.  We rid our spaces of cobwebs and items that we no longer have a use for; we even update outdated items.  Doing so can give us a feeling of revival of energy after a long winter. This concept of Spring Cleaning through purging and updating may be just what some of your business functions need to revive your employees and your company itself.

When was the last time you reviewed your policies and procedures?  This may be a great first step in “Spring Cleaning” for your business.  As we enter recovery from the great recession, you may find your business in the position to acquire new talent.  As you review your policies and procedures, take the time to do a comparison against other companies to ensure that you are competitive in the hiring process.  Are your handbooks up to date? Or do they need to be updated with new policies and procedures from when they were first created?

To remain competitive in hiring new employees, maybe it’s time you looked at your benefits package?  Are you offering the best package you can? When attracting new employees, a good benefits package can be just as important as salary.  HR Strategies can help you offer a premium benefits package to your employees, while keeping you in compliance with benefit regulations.  Speaking of being in compliance, when was the last time you looked to make sure that all of your Notice of Employee Rights and other postings, required by law, were up to date? “Spring Cleaning” is a great time to do so!

The recession brought about many changes in job duties for many of us. Some employees took on additional roles, some moved up in the ranks, and some have moved down in rank.  “Spring Cleaning” is a good time to review your written job descriptions, to make sure that they are accurate.  While taking the time to do so, why not also review compensation policies. With new job descriptions written out, do you see where an employee/job may not be compensated properly? Does an increase need to be in the works? Or have the job duties decreased, and a decrease in salary needs to be implemented?

HR Strategies provides all the solutions and consulting you need to be able to “Spring Clean” your business HR functions. Give us a call today; so that we can start ridding your company of HR cobwebs!

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Today is the First Day of Spring!

According to TimeandDate.com:

There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. Seasons are opposite on either side of the equator, so the equinox in March is also known as the “spring equinox” in the northern hemisphere. However, in the southern hemisphere, it’s known as the “autumnal (fall) equinox”.

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Why is it called an equinox?

On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it’s called an “equinox”, derived from Latin, meaning “equal night”.

However, even if this is widely accepted, it isn’t entirely true. In reality equinoxes don’t have exactly 12 hours of daylight.

The March equinox occurs the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north. This happens either on March 19, 20 or 21 every year. On any other day of the year, the Earth’s axis tilts a little away from or towards the Sun. But on the two equinoxes, the Earth’s axis tilts neither away from nor towards the Sun, like the illustration shows.

Is it time to “Spring Clean” your HR/business functions?

Each spring many of us spend time purging and sprucing up our homes, cars, and even offices.  We rid our spaces of cobwebs and items that we no longer have a use for; we even update outdated items.  Doing so can give us a feeling of revival of energy after a long winter. This concept of Spring Cleaning through purging and updating may be just what some of your business functions need to revive your employees and your company itself.

When was the last time you reviewed your policies and procedures?  This may be a great first step in “Spring Cleaning” for your business.  As we enter recovery from the great recession, you may find your business in the position to acquire new talent.  As you review your policies and procedures, take the time to do a comparison against other companies to ensure that you are competitive in the hiring process.  Are your handbooks up to date? Or do they need to be updated with new policies and procedures from when they were first created?

To remain competitive in hiring new employees, maybe it’s time you looked at your benefits package?  Are you offering the best package you can? When attracting new employees, a good benefits package can be just as important as salary.  HR Strategies can help you offer a premium benefits package to your employees, while keeping you in compliance with benefit regulations.  Speaking of being in compliance, when was the last time you looked to make sure that all of your Notice of Employee Rights and other postings, required by law, were up to date? “Spring Cleaning” is a great time to do so!

The recession brought about many changes in job duties for many of us. Some employees took on additional roles, some moved up in the ranks, and some have moved down in rank.  “Spring Cleaning” is a good time to review your written job descriptions, to make sure that they are accurate.  While taking the time to do so, why not also review compensation policies. With new job descriptions written out, do you see where an employee/job may not be compensated properly? Does an increase need to be in the works? Or have the job duties decreased, and a decrease in salary needs to be implemented?

HR Strategies provides all the solutions and consulting you need to be able to “Spring Clean” your business HR functions. Give us a call today; so that we can start ridding your company of HR cobwebs!

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