5 Tips for Mark Cuban to Fix the Mavericks

Human resources and leadership expert explains how to fix the Mavericks’ corporate culture

Mark Cuban“Shark Tank” star and billionaire Mark Cuban is in hot water after accounts of sexual harassment and violence within the Dallas Mavericks came to light in recent weeks. Although Cuban has faced the charges head on, even going so far as to pledge $10M to domestic violence charities, some question whether Cuban can recover…or, if the Dallas Mavericks’ workplace will ever truly be safe for women.

“It’s easy to understand why women might not want to work for an organization like the Mavericks, or why people would be hesitant to trust Cuban,” says Rob Wilson, human resources expert and President of Employco USA, a national employment-solutions firm. “After all, this abuse went on for years within the Mavericks’ workplace, Cuban’s remorse is obvious, but for the impacted employees, the apologies might feel ‘too little, too late’.”

To this end, Rob Wilson has advice for Mark Cuban and other leaders who might find themselves in a similar situation.

“If your workplace is grappling with allegations of sexual harassment, there are several steps that managers and employers need to take right away,” says Wilson.

The human-resources expert offers these 5 tips below:

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Recorded Webinar: Employee Terminations – Best Practices

HR Webinars for Management: Employee Terminations – Best Practices, 09/19/2018.

Recorded webinar w/Jason Eisenhut, Vice President of Human Resources at Employco USA. This webinar is designed to provide you with information on the latest best practices related to employee terminations.

Terminating an employee can be one of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job. Many managers and HR professionals rush through the process in order to make it less painful; however, this is a big mistake. Having a termination process in place is just as important as creating a comprehensive onboarding program. Employers that don’t follow best practices when deciding to terminate an employee can face claims of discrimination or wrongful termination.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Jason Eisenhut, Vice President of Human Resources
630-286-7341, jeisenhut@employco.com

Survey: Employers Open to Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds

H.R. expert explains why the corporate opinion on criminal backgrounds is changing, and what it means for employers

Criminal Background CheckA recent survey of Illinois employers found that companies are more open to hiring those with a criminal past than ever before.

Additionally, many states are changing previous regulations which prevented convicted criminals from working in certain fields.

“In Illinois, for example, lawmakers have made 100 occupations newly available for those with a criminal background, such as jobs in real estate and accounting,” says Rob Wilson, President of Employco USA, a national employment-solutions firm. “With these legal stipulations out of the way, many employers are looking at such candidates in a new light.”

But, is it wise for employers to take such a risk?

“When it comes to criminal backgrounds, you really have to be judicious in considering what the offense was, how long ago the crime occurred, as well as what position you are hiring the candidate for,” says Wilson. “Clearly, hiring someone with a string of drug offenses to work in a pharmacy environment or veterinary clinic could be problematic, but alternately, a person in recovery could thrive in other positions such as customer service or data entry.”

Wilson says that there is no guarantees when hiring an employee, even those without a criminal background.

“It’s easy to assume that just because a person has a criminal background, they should be avoided or looked at suspiciously, but if the crimes were in the past and they have paid their debt to society, then it is possible to consider that these people may be excellent candidates for employment,” says Wilson. “Yet proceed with caution, we recommend all employers conduct a criminal background screen prior to hiring an employee – and, make sure you are well-versed in what the crime was and what that could mean for your company.”

For more on this topic, please contact Rob Wilson at rwilson@thewilsoncompanies.com.

Webinar: Employee Terminations – Best Practices

Employco USA, Inc.



 Employco Webinar, September 2018

Terminating an employee can be one of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job. Many managers and HR professionals rush through the process in order to make it less painful; however, this is a big mistake. Having a termination process in place is just as important as creating a comprehensive onboarding program. Employers that don’t follow best practices when deciding to terminate an employee can face claims of discrimination or wrongful termination.

Covered topics:

  • Employee documentation issues
  • Severance agreements and general releases
  • Final paycheck rules
  • Company property recovery
  • Employee benefits coverage
  • Location, timing and flow of termination meetings
  • Exit interviews

Employco’s subject matter experts facilitate HR Webinars for Management to assist employers with current labor law analysis, trends and best practices to incorporate into practical workforce management. Our webinars are scheduled for 30 minutes because we understand company leaders’ busy schedules and the importance of time management.

Jason Eisenhut

New Study: Employees Won’t Commit to Companies Anymore…Unless They Offer Flexible Work Options

Employment trends expert explains how to retain talent in a competitive market driven by agile employment demands 

FlexWorkAs the economy strengthens and jobs’ numbers improve, employees now have more options and bargaining power than in recent memory. However, a new Emerging Workforce® Study suggests that these new options are changing the way employees consider possible job opportunities, and in turn changing the way that employers attract and retain staff.

“The new research shows that the number of contingent workers has increased by 14 percent since 2017,” says Rob Wilson, employment trends expert and President of Employco USA, a national employment-solutions firm that is renowned for their impeccable service and forward-thinking practices. “Additionally, over 40 percent of employees say they will only work for a company which offers such freelance or work-from-home options.”

Known as “agile employment,” Wilson explains that employees are looking for more control over their work lives and they expect companies to adequately respect those needs and offer such opportunities.

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Study: Employees in the Dark About Their Healthcare Plans

Group employment expert explains new study and how it costs employers big-time

Insurance ConfusionA recent study found that 25 percent of employees do not understand the basics of their healthcare plan, while 32 percent are further confused by their plan’s additional benefits. And, 67 percent say that they are given little to no advanced preparation when it comes to choosing new plans.

“These findings line up with what I have heard from many of my prospects, especially in recent months,” says Rob Wilson, group health employment expert and President of Employco USA. “With President Trump’s new alterations to the Affordable Care Act, many people are confused about their coverage and their requirements for coverage. For example, some people think that President Trump removed the penalty for Americans who do not have insurance, however, this relief actually does not come into effect until 2019, so people can still face financial punishment if they are not covered.”

Wilson says that employees are not the only ones who suffer when they are in the dark about healthcare coverage. “Employers will suffer as well if their employees make uninformed healthcare decisions,” says Wilson. “This includes employees who choose the wrong healthcare plan, employees who neglect to appropriately use their benefits, employees who erroneously have adult children on their healthcare plan, etc.”

For the group employment expert, education is one of the most important steps when it comes to making sure that a company’s healthcare costs are as trimmed and streamlined as possible.

“It’s important to have representatives from your chosen health insurance provider come to your office on a regular basis in order to talk to new employees as well as refresh the minds of older employees, especially as so many changes are afoot in this industry,” says Wilson. “I would also advise employers to regularly send out emails with information about their plans, but more importantly, also snail mail. An informative packet in the mail which an employee can hold in their hands and share with their family to help discuss options and compare benefits will be invaluable.”

For more on this topic, please contact Rob Wilson at rwilson@thewilsoncompanies.com.

The Military Money Movement Podcast

Rob was recently a guest on the MilMoney Movement Podcast, covering: “What You Need to Know About Lunch Break Laws and Unfair Bosses.”

“In today’s episode 13 of the MilMoney Movement Podcast, Lacey Langford and Hank Coleman are talking with Rob Wilson, the president of The Wilson Companies and a human resources guru. Wilson Companies is a human resource outsourcing company that helps businesses that do not have an HR department. Rob shares with us a topic that happens to many in the military community, but it’s not talked about a lot, lunchtime judgment. Do you feel like your boss doesn’t think you work as hard if you take lunch? Or, are you a boss that bases your impression of an employee’s work ethic on their lunchtime habits…”

Read more and follow the link to listen below:

MilMoney Podcast

Employco USA Hires an HR Coordinator

A human resource and employment solutions firm, Employco USA is pleased to announce the growing expansion of its staff.

Employco’s newest team member:

Rebecca CejaRebecca Ceja, HR Coordinator – a large portion of her responsibilities include providing 2 days of onsite human resources support for one of Employco’s clients at their headquarters in Itasca, Illinois. The other 3 days per week will be at Employco’s office in Westmont, Illinois, providing offsite support as well as HR responsibilities for several other Employco clients.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -Steve Jobs, “I loved the first impression of Employco’s culture and with being dedicated to helping others with their HR needs, it is safe to say I found my dream job.” -Rebecca Ceja

For more on this topic, please contact Rob Wilson at rwilson@thewilsoncompanies.com.