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Documentation is Key

This is a great article on BLR regarding the value and importance of documentation when disciplining or terminating an employee.

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Post your OSHA 300 Summary

As a reminder, covered employers must complete and post their 2014 annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses by Feb. 1, 2015, and keep it posted in a common area until April 30, 2015.

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Three Rs of Training

As your company quickly moves into 2015, hopefully your training and learning initiatives are scheduled as needed for the different areas of your organization.

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2015 Recruiting Trends

In the recent LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends Report, they shared numerous developments that may change the way you recruit and find talent in 2015:

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The HR Consultants at AssetHR have helped business owners and managers deal with employee performance issues over the years. We give guidance to managers and employees to deal with the situation in a productive and effective manner, in hopes of a positive outcome. But sometimes, for a variety of reasons, an employee’s performance issues may end up leading to a PIP, or Performance Improvement Plan.

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Hiring Veterans

There are numerous reasons that veterans make excellent employees. Can you list all of the reasons to hire them?

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Common Payroll Mistakes

There is a lot of detail that goes into processing payroll. Mistakes can happen. However, if these errors are not corrected quickly or accurately, or you are not staying abreast of current payroll and tax laws, there are penalties that can have a big, negative impact on your business. Make sure to review your company’s payroll best practices on a regular basis.

Ask yourself these questions:

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Business Referrals

At AssetHR and Relevant Movement, we are fortunate that most of our clients come through referrals. When having conversations with my clients about business development, I’m surprised to find that many of them don’t ask for referrals. Why is this?

If you are doing a good job and providing excellent service and/or products for your clients, then don’t be shy to ask. You don’t have to be pushy about it. It’s just a simple question. Honestly, I cannot think of a time when one of my clients declined to provide a referral or reference for us.

Referrals from your clients and network make it easier to get in the door with new customers. If you aren’t asking for them, I can guarantee you are missing out on some great networking and business opportunities.

With that said, I’m asking some simple questions. Do you know of any companies that:

1.  Are not happy with their payroll, benefits, human resources consulting or insurance vendors and would like to look at other options?

2.  Are a small, growing company who may need to outsource their payroll or HR, or need help developing an employee insurance benefits package?

3.  Would like to learn more about identity theft protection for their organization, or to provide it as a benefit to their employees? Or would like a free, on-site employee lunch and learn about this topic?

4.  Need leadership development, teamwork or employee training strategies?

If so, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 952-746-9508.

I enjoy connecting people and companies who can provide value to each other as well, so let me know if there is any way I can help you too.

Remember, the highest compliment you can receive is the referral of your network, colleagues, family and friends.

Have a great day,

Chris Kelly





Workplace Wellness Strategies

Here are some alarming workplace wellness statistics from Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to public health:

  • There are 45 million avoidable sick days per year. This is the equivalent of Salt Lake City’s working population calling in sick every day for a full year.
  • Poor employee health leads to $1,900 to $2,250 per employee every year.
  • ¾ of the money spent on private insurance goes to treat people with chronic illness.

Statistically 5% of employees account for 80% of the health care costs. In addition to this, at least 50% of your organization’s health-care costs are driven by the lifestyle-related behaviors of your employees, such as smoking, poor diet, and lack of exercise. As an employer, it’s in your best interest to support those who are ill and keep those who are healthy, healthy!

In last week’s Leadership Breakfast Club, Maria Regan Gonzalez, Community Health Specialist for the City of Bloomington, shared some practice tips for workplace wellness. Maria reminded us there are several key factors to a successful wellness program:

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