Laurie Simonson

Revised Form I-9 Now Available

The USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) released a revised version of Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. By September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 7/17/17N. …Read More

 
Laurie Simonson

People Power: Profits Depend on Strong Staff Retention

Many companies claim that people are their most valuable asset, but the most admired and successful companies show it. In handling the human resource area for three organizations, I know that retention is not a human resource issue; it is a management issue. There is a direct correlation between high retention and profits. Turnover costs organizations 30% - 150% of the annual salary of an employee (even more for higher level or specialized employees). Businesses can improve this area by having a retention strategy that is part of the management culture and training. Don't let your key performers walk out the door; treat them with respect, understand their needs and help develop their skills. Employees are not a cost to the organization; they are critical, valuable assets that will ultimately increase profits and help companies move to the next level. …Read More