I'd like to take a moment to speak with you about company culture; the importance it holds in attracting quality employees and creating an enduring company. How the marketplace views you is a direct reflection of your people, and the culture you set is what shapes the message they deliver to your clients. While this seems like common sense, it's amazing how often companies fail to assess the impact their culture is having on its employees. I'd like to recommend a few steps to help guide you as you build culture in your organization.

Provide employees a “safe zone” in which they can express their concerns without fear of retaliation. Create a forum or culture committee that allows employees to open up in a controlled environment. Take all the ideas/concerns that have been expressed and list the 3-5 that are most common. Then, present this to the group and have them decide the best way to solve each and change the course of the organization. Once you implement the ideas as a team, be sure and check in periodically to see how you're performing.

Culture never exists in a vacuum and in its early adoption, it requires much attention to make sure it takes root. By allowing your employees a voice, they will feel a part of something and always want to ensure that they truly are in one of “the best places to work."

Stuart Manning, VP, PEO
Training Reminder!
Sheakley will be providing educational seminars for the Department of Labor changes pertaining to the new overtime rules. We hope that you can participate in the training!

There will be two sessions held at Sheakley’s corporate location in Cincinnati on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. If you are unable to make the in-house session, we will also be hosting two Virtual HR Sessions on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at 2:00PM and Thursday July 21, 2016 at 10:00AM.

Please contact your Human Resource Consultant if you have not received the invite.

We look forward to seeing you!

Jennifer Payne, HR Consultant

Sheakley is "Going Green" with W2's!
As we move forward with our green efforts, you will notice that the 2016 W-2’s will be delivered electronically. Sheakley will no longer print W-2’s and mail them out. Employees will have quicker access to their documents rather than waiting on the USPS to deliver the paper copy. Employees that already have online access to their documents, such as pay stubs, will retrieve their W-2’s in the same manner. Employees that haven’t registered for Sheakley’s online employee portal, Sheakley.com, should contact their Sheakley team members to help guide them through the process.

Melissa Eversole, Client Service Manager
Ban the Box Initiative
“Ban the Box” is a national initiative and its purpose is to provide a second chance to people with criminal backgrounds. The movement is currently gathering public support and bars employers from asking applicants about their criminal history on job applications. There are many states, cities, and counties across the country that have approved “Ban the Box” policies. For a current list actively enforcing “Ban the Box,” click here.
“Ban the Box” protects the following:
•    Prohibits the use of criminal records as an automatic dismissal of employment.
•    Prevents the use of an employment application form to excludes or discriminate against qualified job applicants. This includes job applications accessed online by applicants in areas that “ban the box” is enforced.
•    Promote the accurate use and interpretation of a criminal record.
Ban the Box provides ex-offenders the chance to avoid immediate disqualification from a job based on criminal history. However, an applicant’s qualifications for the position posted are still the most significant considerations in any hiring decision. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Sheakley HR Representative for further assistance.

Marie Frey, HR Consultant
Sheakley Pay Card
Sheakley offers an alternative to live checks or traditional direct deposit into a bank checking account using our Sheakley Pay Card. Enrollment is simple and the employee can avoid the wait time of a live check sent by US mail or fees associated with FedEx. The Sheakley Pay Card allows for the deposit of funds on a debit card on pay day, which can be used at any ATM, store or company that accepts Visa debit cards. This is a great tool to maintain your paperless policies and timely deposits of employees’ pay checks. For more information contact your HR consultant.

Cathy Baiza – HR Consultant

Sheakley is proud to feature our client, EAST Ambulance.

Describe EAST Ambulance in 30 seconds or less: EAST Ambulance is a family-owned private medical transportation company that began in the eastern part of the Cincinnati region. The original name is Eastern Area Specialty Transport and is known today as EAST. The company now serves the Highland, Fayette, Clinton, Adams, Brown and Clermont County areas. Our mission is to be the most sought after private ambulance service in Ohio.

What's the biggest challenge EAST Ambulance faces this year? The biggest challenge EAST faces is staffing. There are so many people in our communities that have medical transport needs, and with the Baby Boomer Generation, that number is increasing. We are always looking for qualified, patient-centered team members to help meet the needs of the community. Another challenge is ensuring that our business is viewed as relevant in a time with constantly changing medical technologies and patient care options. We know patients have a choice and we appreciate the trust they place in EAST when they choose to partner with us in their care.

What might someone be surprised to know about EAST Ambulance? People might be surprised when they find out how community-oriented our EAST Ambulance team is. Our staff volunteers in every county we serve, donates money and time to a number of non-profit organizations that serve our community and our staff is constantly presenting us with new opportunities to reach out.

When people hear EAST Ambulance, what do you want them to think? We hope they think of quality patient care you can count on.

Advanced Life Support

Our Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances handle emergencies and also transport critical patients from hospitals to hospital for a higher level of care.

Contact Us

Call (937) 780-6520 for all of your transportation needs!

Continuing Education

EAST is a State of Ohio EMS Board Approved Training Center.  EAST is also a training center for the American Safety & Health Institute

Safety Assessments

Do you have a family member returning home after a hospital or nursing home stay and you''re unsure if the home is safe for them to stay in?