In its most basic form, a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is a firm that provides Human Resource Services to companies that are interested in outsourcing human resource functions such as:
- Employee benefits
- Risk management
- Training and development
- Workers’ compensation
Recently, Beck ‘N Call, LLC secured an agreement with the administrator of funds from The PA Department of Public Welfare to promote employment for persons with disabilities under a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (CFDA# 93.768). This funding will be used to hold a Disability Employment Awareness Workshop at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on November 13, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for business owners, managers, and human resource professionals on ‘Evolving your workforce through employment of individuals with disabilities.’ The cost to attend is $39 which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
According to Melissa Lear, President of Beck ‘N Call, “The goal of the workshop is to achieve greater disability awareness within the Northeastern Pennsylvania business community leading to companies being able to hire and increase employment of people with disabilities.”
Victoria Mavis, best-selling author and human resource expert is scheduled to present a training session on ‘Hire beyond the disability’ at the SBDC’s Americans with Disabilities Act and Employment Discrimination Laws and Your Small Business Workshop to be held at The SBDC Business Education Center, Room 308 DeWitt Building, 416 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA on November 9, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The workshop is for business owners, managers, and human resource professionals who are interested in ‘Evolving their workforce through employment of individuals with disabilities.’ The cost to attend is $10 which includes a lunch.
According to Victoria Mavis, President of Core People Resources, “The Americans with Disabilities Act has made great strides in making public facilities, public services, and businesses accessible to individuals with disabilities. Now, it’s time for the next step to occur—a shift in culture. Through this workshop, attendees will learn how to evaluate cultural influences that can either deter, or promote hiring an individual with a disability, and to train attendees in disability etiquette which results in improved workplace morale, enhanced levels of customer service, and increased sales opportunities.”
Recently, Core People Resources, LLC secured an agreement with the administrator of funds from The PA Department of Public Welfare to promote employment for persons with disabilities under a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (CFDA# 93.768). This funding will assist the company with developing a video training series and internet resources (free to employers) to achieve greater disability awareness within the North East and North Central Pennsylvania business community; thus reaching outcomes that put companies closer to hiring and/or increasing employment of people with disabilities. Continue reading
This article is from SHRM, written by Roy Maurer, staff writer
The current Employment Eligibility Verification Form, commonly referred to as the I-9 Form, expires Aug. 31, 2012. Once it expires, what should employers do?
All U.S. employers must complete and retain a I-9 Form for all citizens and non-citizens they hire for employment in the United States, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Q. Does using E-Verify for all employees eliminate the need to keep copies of documents in an I9 Form file?
A. This response is direct from the USCIS: If you complete I9 Forms electronically using an electronic signature, your system for capturing electronic signatures must allow signatories to acknowledge that they read the attestation and attach the electronic signature to an electronically completed I9 Form. Continue reading
In the fast and furious world of eCommerce, online stores are popping up and companies rushing to learn how to sell online-before their competitors do—here are a few tips that will get you started on the right foot as you master how to sell online.
- It’s a ‘cloud and mortar’ business – With the advent of selling online, entrepreneurs who have never operated a store front may find it difficult to think of their eCommerce site as a brick and mortar business. However, that’s what it is—in the clouds of course. Similar to a physical store front, stores selling online Continue reading
‘Going Green’ is a consumer strategy that has been in place for a few decades. However, ‘Going Green’ seems to have migrated to companies as employers place special emphasis on a ‘green attitude’ while hiring new employees in this highly competitive marketplace.
Honestly, I didn’t think of promoting our business as one of the Going Green Companies until a new intern showed up and on his first day in the office he asked, “Where’s the recycling”. Continue reading
Employers often ask what’s the top preventable injury in the workplace that often results in unnecessary Workers’ Compensation claims.
Although different jobs have different hazards, by far one of the most preventable workers’ compensation injuries for general business, industry, and healthcare is back injuries which can be reduced by proper lifting techniques and back safety training.
Preventing a back injury is much easier than repairing one–thus the need for Back Safety training is so instrumental in reducing costly injuries. Because your back is critically important to your ability to walk, sit, stand, and run, it’s important to take care of it. Most back pain arises from using your back improperly, so learning back safety training and a few basic rules about proper lifting techniques, posture and proper exercise can help keep your back in good shape. Continue reading