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What’s an I-9 Form?


You most likely know what an I-9 form is, but are you filling it out correctly? Harvester Steve says that he HAS NEVER audited company I-9 forms that were filled out correctly. The potential fine for mistakes on a form is as much as $1,100 for every mistake! You just may want to watch The Harvesters today as they review some of the requirements in the law, as well as a great download at the end of […]

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Do You Know the Five Most Important HR Documents?


If you don’t know or you are not sure, watch as Harvester Steve shares the five most important Human Resource Documents every company needs to have. If you don’t have them in place, it will be best to put the missing ones on the urgent list and get them as soon as possible. If you need help, contact Harvester Steve Cesare directly at (760) 685-3800. Remember you east coast folks, he lives in sunny California – three […]

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How to Discipline and Terminate Employees


Law suits are rampant, so employers need to be careful. When an employee needs to be disciplined or terminated, how do you handle it? What happens if a disciplined employee will not sign their warning? Should a manager terminate or discipline an employee alone? Watch this week as the Harvesters give practical advice to keep YOU out of court. Then watch carefully and see what Harvester Ed tries to do to win their Bocce game! To receive […]

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Employee Handbook Suggestions


How often do you update and distribute your Employee Handbook? Laws change every year, and Employee Handbooks should be updated and re-distributed annually. This week the Harvesters give simple suggestions on how this can be done. Learn more about the Harvest Way Academy

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Harvesters visit ExakTime Headquarters


The Harvesters theme this week is INNOVATION – ways to save time, money, and just make things simpler and easier. They interview Scott Prewett, one of the founders of ExakTime, at their corporate headquarters in Calabasas, California. Their system uses an inexpensive communications device to record your employees time and materials, thus eliminating paper. It does your payroll, job costing, GPS and more. Over one million employees click on every day! Watch as Scott explains how easy […]

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Keep Meetings Meaningful


Are Your Meetings Meaningful? Many complain about long drawn out meetings, especially when there are too many of them. Others don’t even have them. Watch The Harvesters as they offer great advice about practical, meaningful meetings. At the end of the clip you can download The Harvest letter on “Conducting A Successful Meeting”. It will really help to make sure there is no wasted time and that your meetings are meaningful! We are sorry but this document […]

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Death – Are You Prepared?


What would happen to your family and company if you died today? A Harvest Member and good friend Brian Akehurst, President of Akehurst Landscaping in Maryland, died suddenly on July 6th. What a shock, and only 47 years old. It’s good Brian was prepared with the items The Harvesters are going to review. His death gives us all pause to consider this serious reality. Watch as the Harvesters give solid advice to everyone, especially business owners, on […]

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Who Maintains Your Equipment?


Equipment maintenance methods matter. How much is it costing to maintain your equipment? Is it being done correctly on a regular basis? This week watch as the Harvesters give you great tips on ways to maintain your equipment and save money. At the end of the clip you can download a two page chapter from Ed’s book, “Green Side Up” on Equipment Maintenance. There are definitely some things to think about. We are sorry but this document […]

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What’s In Your Pre-Employment Packet?


Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork…..but it’s necessary. Especially in regards to employee pre and post employment. Watch the Harvesters this week as Harvester Steve, our HR expert, takes the lead in talking about pre-employment packets. At the end of this brief video you can download the official Harvester list of what we think should be in it. Wait until you see it! Contact Steve We are sorry but this document is no longer available for download. To access it […]

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Referral Rewards Program – A MUST!


This week the Harvesters are going to talk about how to reward those kind folks that refer work to you. Why? Well, that’s simple! Besides it being the right thing to do, they’re going to keep referring you! Watch or listen in for some awesome tips on how to start your own simple “referral rewards program”. Below the brief video there’s a FREE download from Ed Laflamme’s book Green Side Up called, “Keep Referrals Rolling In The […]

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