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Countering the Child Care Crisis

As an HR professional, you are likely keenly aware of the child care crisis. Parents spend exorbitant amounts of money on child care, if they can even find child care in their area. Costs and constraints lead to large percentages of new mothers not returning to work, not because they don’t want to but because […]

Understanding the FARM Components of Compensation

Have you heard of the acronym FARM as it relates to compensation? I first heard this term from a BLR® webinar run by Paul Dorf, the Managing Director of Compensation Resources, Inc. (CRI). In that webinar, Dorf noted that a compensation strategy has to incorporate all of the objectives of compensation: to direct what you’d […]

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Should You Train Someone to Take Your Job?

In some organizations and for some people, the prospect of training another employee to do what they do can be intimidating. For others, it can be empowering.

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What’s Your EQ, and Why Does It Matter?

Liam walks into an important meeting and sits down. Within minutes, the group’s attention is on him and his division. One of the top executives asks him a tough question, and he freezes. The executives infer that Liam isn’t as competent as they believed. They fail to realize he is a high performer and that […]

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Making the Case for Unlimited PTO at Your Organization

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Paid time off (PTO) is a great way to give your employees the much-needed breaks they deserve, and some states and municipalities are taking this one step further by making it a law to provide PTO to workers. As you compete with other organizations to attract and retain talent, it’s time to take a second […]

HR Works 73: What Will HR Look Like in 2025?

We know that employers spend a lot of time and energy on the entire employee lifecycle: from sourcing to onboarding straight through retention, engagement, and, of course, exit interviews. How can HR professionals grapple with that lifecycle if they can’t predict the terrain of the HR landscape 5 or even 10 years from now? In […]

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5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.

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Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]