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January 2017


We at HR Advantage, Inc. would like to wish you an exciting and prosperous new year!
This month's newsletter includes the latest update on the "pause" of the New OT Rule, in addition to research on signs an employee may be about to leave your organization.

Also in this issue:
A link to the revised form I-9 that must be used by January 22nd.
Feel free to contact HRA to explore best practices for your company.
Contact us at info@hradvantageweb.net
Breaking News: Revised Form I-9 Now Available
On Nov. 14, USCIS released a revised version of  Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification .  Employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 through Jan. 21, 2017.  By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use the revised form.  Employers  should continue to follow existing storage and retentions rules for all of their previously completed Forms I-9. Read the USCIS News Release, and visit I-9 Central for more information.


  Undoing Overtime Pay Changes  
As you may be aware, on the evening of November 22nd a preliminary injunction was placed on the new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulations that were to go into effect December 1st.
This action left employers, who spent months preparing and budgeting in an effort to comply with the new rules, extremely frustrated. If you are confused and in a difficult position to again communicate to employees, or adjust pay, you are not alone. 

Click here to read more about how employers are responding to the  injunction.
13 Signs That Someone Is About to Quit
To help managers and companies identify employees at risk of quitting, SHRM investigated this question and uncovered a set of behavioral changes exhibited by employees that are strong predictors of voluntary leave. The pre-quitting behaviors that made the cut are these:
  1. Their work productivity has decreased more than usual.
  2. They have acted less like a team player than usual.
  3. They have been doing the minimum amount of work more frequently than usual.
  4. They have been less interested in pleasing their manager than usual.
  5. They have been less willing to commit to long-term timelines than usual.
  6. They have exhibited a negative change in attitude.
  7. They have exhibited less effort and work motivation than usual.
  8. They have exhibited less focus on job related matters than usual.
  9. They have expressed dissatisfaction with their current job more frequently than usual.
  10. They have expressed dissatisfaction with their supervisor more frequently than usual.
  11. They have left early from work more frequently than usual.
  12. They have lost enthusiasm for the mission of the organization. 
  13. They have shown less interest in working with customers than usual.
To read more about signs that someone is about to quit click here

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Training

  1. Training increases employee engagement. Engaged employees are happier and contribute more in discretionary effort to their companies.
  2. Well-trained managers boost employee morale. Good morale means companies are less likely to lose high performers.
  3. Training builds employee skills, leaving less gaps that can impact productivity. Training makes people efficient in performing their jobs.
  4. Training aids succession planning. Employees cross-trained in important skills can fill in for others who normally do the job. Experienced employees may be able to take on senior roles in the company, when openings occur.
  5. Keeping it legal! Many employees are not aware that certain laws govern workplace behavior. Untrained employees can unwittingly do or say things that run afoul of the law. Providing regular training is evidence that the company proactively tries to help employees do the right thing.
Need customized training for your company?   
Contact us: info@HRAdvantageWeb.net  

Job Opportunity   
Engagement Specialist 
Springfield MO 
Do you like solving problems people care about in organizations? Would you like to help workers become more engaged with their companies, increasing employee satisfaction while boosting the productivity of work groups?  If so, we would like to visit with you about this exciting position.  Bachelor's degree required.  Business, psychology, or communications emphasis preferred. Extensive  training is provided.
If you're interested or if you know of someone who may enjoy this role, please Click Here. 
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