Entries by Russell James

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eESI Podcast: What Does Austin’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Mean for Small Businesses

Austin’s new ‘paid sick leave’ ordinance (and a similar ordinance passed recently in San Antonio) requires all area businesses to provide ‘paid sick leave’ to their employees.  Though the amount of annual paid sick leave, and the implementation dates vary according to company size, the ordinance impacts every employer in these areas.  Originally scheduled to […]

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Podcast: Why you need online training

 Are you familiar with the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Well, some things never change. While some employers may view workforce training programs as nothing more than the cost of doing business, a quality ongoing training program can actually be one of your business’s most important assets. […]

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Why Outsourcing HR is a Smart Choice for Small Business

If you are a small business owner with more than one employee, then you know that as soon as you make that first hire things can get complicated. From training to compliance, growing your business by adding employees means taking on more responsibilities. That’s probably why outsourcing HR is so popular, particularly with small businesses. […]

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eESI – June 2018 – National Safety Month – PODCASTS – Sexual Harassment – Workplace Safety | End of the Traditional Manager

June is National Safety Month.  This month we’ve created several podcasts dedicated to helping employers ensure their workers are safe.   In addition, Gallup released a report on the ‘End of the Traditional Manager;’ Hubspot created a list of the ‘Best Productivity Apps’; and, we keep you up to date on recent court rulings affecting HR. […]

Workplace Safety: Reduce Back Injuries and Avoid Falls By Increasing Employee Awareness and Training

  In this second episode of eESI’s workplace safety podcast series, eESI risk control consultant Robert Ramirez shares how awareness and training can help employers prevent employee back injuries related to improper lifting and limit the risks of workplace slips and falls.   You might think that work-related materials handling and fall injuries only occur in […]