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10 Tips For Terminating An Employee

Posted: Nov 07, 2019


It’s reached the point of no return and you have to fire an employee. Now what? Termination is a very sensitive human resources function. Below are some best practices managers should keep in mind when terminating an employee. 1. Document everything Make...

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10 Tips For Terminating An Employee

Employee Discipline Basics For Managers

Posted: Nov 05, 2019


Every manager should know how to properly and effectively discipline a wayward employee.  Having to write up an employee or talk about dipping performance standards is something good managers really wish they didn't have to do. But knowing how to do so...

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Employee Discipline Basics For Managers

Death In Payroll: Dealing With A Final Paycheck

Posted: Oct 22, 2019


How to handle a deceased employee's final paycheck It’s a sad fact of business that at some point an employee may pass away while employed with your company. Handling their final paycheck is not as simple as just cutting a check. There is a whole laundry list of...

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Death In Payroll: Dealing With A Final Paycheck

4 Cost-Saving Employee Benefits Strategies

Posted: Oct 15, 2019


A strong employee benefits strategy is key to savings A company’s benefits package is typically one of the biggest line items in its budget (second only to payroll), so any savings you can find can really affect your bottom line. Viewing your organization’s...

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4 Cost-Saving Employee Benefits Strategies

How a Mid-Skills Gap Could Affect Houston Businesses

Posted: Aug 09, 2019


Employment challenges facing the workforce today and in the future Tony Grijalva, G&A Partners’ chairman and CEO, recently spoke with the Houston Business Journal regarding the skills gap and its potential effect on the Houston business scene. While Houston...

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How a Mid-Skills Gap Could Affect Houston Businesses

Tips for Choosing the Best PTO Policy for Your Business

Posted: Aug 07, 2019


Insights on Paid Time Off (PTO) Policies from an HR Expert G&A Partners’ own Dave Berndt, a senior HR adviser, recently shared his thoughts on paid time off policies in a pair of articles, one for the Houston Business Journal and another for CU Management, a...

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Tips for Choosing the Best PTO Policy for Your Business

Culture Clash: Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted: Aug 06, 2019


6 Tips for Integrating Company Cultures During Organizational Changes “No matter how good the numbers look, the key to the realization of any acquisition is the successful integration of cultures.” This quote from an article written by G&A Partners’...

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Culture Clash: Mergers & Acquisitions

Preparing for the Unexpected in Payroll

Posted: Jul 23, 2019


How to Keep Payroll Going When Nothing Else Is When the unexpected strikes your company, payroll is one of the most important processes to keep afloat. Not only are there possible long-term accounting problems that can arise from delays to consider, but your employees...

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Preparing for the Unexpected in Payroll

How to Manage Employee Relationships

Posted: Jul 16, 2019


Part 2: Employee Relations from the Management Perspective As a manager, it’s your job to make sure your team gets along with each other and other teams. They don’t have to be the best of friends, but they do need to be able to work together effectively towards a...

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How to Manage Employee Relationships

Friends, Foes and Frenemies: Navigating Negative Workplace Relationships

Posted: Jul 09, 2019


Part 1: Employee Relations from the Employee Perspective “The people make the place.” Nowhere is this adage truer than the workplace. Some co-workers become so much more – they are the people you talk to about life matters, have lunch with, and even socialize...

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Friends, Foes and Frenemies: Navigating Negative Workplace Relationships


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