3 Tips for handling employee absenteeism – KDHRA luncheon

Gary Clark, attorney and partner with Quarles and Brady, LLP, led our discussion of the challenges involved with excessive employee absenteeism. Our conversation focused especially on intermittent leaves for which the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) could apply. Mr. Clark observed that many employers focus only on the applicability and compliance with the FMLA, when… Read more »

3 Tips for employee conflict management – KDHRA luncheon

Thanks to Michael F. Hughes, attorney with SmithAmundsen, LLC, who presented at our October luncheon for the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association. Mr. Hughes spoke about “Effectively Managing Employee Conflicts and Complaints.” Using approaches and methods from mediation processes, he provided several excellent insights. “Clarify what the disagreement is.  Obtain as much information as possible… Read more »

3 Tips for employee onboarding – KDHRA luncheon

The 2014-2014 event season for the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association kicked off with a great luncheon this week.  Craig Frank (President, Frank’s Employment) welcomed everyone with summer highlights and a great story.  The staff of newly-opened Riverside Pub treated us to a hearty and delicious meal. Shannon Morgan, Manager of Talent Acquisition Policy for… Read more »

News from the Valley Industrial Association membership breakfast

Dawn and I both enjoyed representing Frank’s Employment at the 2014 general membership breakfast for the Valley Industrial Association.  A delicious buffet breakfast provided by the Q Center, networking opportunities with other professionals in business and industry, as well as plenty of information about initiatives and opportunities in the central Fox Valley area.  Here are… Read more »

Chamber of Commerce luncheon – insights from Peter Roskam

Craig Frank attended the federal legislative update luncheon today, sponsored by the St. Charles and Geneva Chambers of Commerce.  A great opportunity to interact with other business leaders, as well as enjoying the meal at Hilton Gardens. Representative Peter Roskam spoke at the event, with comments focused on how more might be accomplished in Washington… Read more »

AFK for our staff this week!

A busy week ahead for our staff, even with the upcoming end-of-summer holiday. Craig will attend the Federal Legislative Update luncheon on Tuesday, sponsored by the St Charles Chamber of Commerce. Peter Roskam, Representative for the 6th Congressional District, will be the featured speaker. Dawn and Elyse will attend the Valley Industrial Association membership breakfast… Read more »

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you are enjoying and exploring our redesigned website for employers and job seekers in greater metropolitan Chicago.  Added content and new features provide you with fresh resources and additional access to our professional staff. New tools for employers include: Option to self-schedule a call with Elyse, one of our staffing consultants. Quick form… Read more »

Build Trust

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

Getting the Most From Your Temporary Employees

Nearly every business in the world could benefit from workforce flexibility.  But what many professionals don’t realize is that “temps” can be used for more than just fill-ins for sick and vacation time.  In fact, when used strategically, temporary staffing can improve productivity, increase capacity to handle spikes in workload, and provide access to specialized… Read more »

3 Tips on new employment law – KDHRA luncheon

Anthony Caruso, senior attorney for Wessels Sherman, presented “Key Employment Law Developments” as the featured speaker for our February meeting of the Kane DuPage HR Association. Tony’s annual presentation on this topic is always informative and insightful. So it’s a challenge to select 3 “top tips!” The Illinois Workplace Violence Prevention Act, in force as… Read more »