I’ve been to a lot of baby showers lately where it seems like the parents-to-be are showered with as much advice as they are gifts. I’ve seen this as a parent myself—people like to give parenting advice. Strangers offer advice as they evaluate the contents of your shopping cart at the grocery store, at Super […]
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2020.
A surface transformation is happening in HR that has deeper ramifications. I am talking, of course, about the popular shift away from the name “Human Resources Professional” toward “people officer.” In recent months, I’ve spoken to quite a few experts who have shown some discomfort toward the concept of referring to employees as “resources.” To […]
This time of year, everyone wants to know what’s next. But I don’t need to break out my crystal ball because the indicators of what we can expect around the corner in recruitment and hiring during 2020 are quite clear.
The 2018–2019 flu season was the longest the United States experienced in a decade. It lasted 21 weeks, with a total of 42.9 million people falling ill. Unfortunately, health experts fear that the 2019–2020 flu season could be even worse.
Employee perks have never been more at the center of workplace conversation. Ever since the rise of trendy tech companies in the 2000s and the famous reveal of the Googleplex in 2012—equipped with slides, basketball courts, putting greens, and a replica tram—the perk war has gone full steam ahead.
The minimum wage in Arkansas will go to $10 per hour beginning January 1, 2020, up from the $9.25-an-hour rate that’s been in place since January 1, 2019.
Discipline and respect for hierarchy are often what sets top organizations apart from the rest of the pack. Military historians often point to strict discipline as being key to the effectiveness of famous militaries throughout history, including the Greek phalanx, Roman legions, and Genghis Khan’s Mongols. Respect for the chain of command ensured unit cohesion […]
States and municipalities across the country ring in the new year by implementing new laws that employers must be aware of—and 2020 is no different. Effective January 1, 2020, there will be over 2 dozen new laws going into effect across 10 states and 2 laws that will impact the entire nation.
A common benefit that many employers now offer to employees is a 401(k) plan to assist them in saving for retirement. This type of benefit is typically highly valued by employees, and of course, employers want to take steps to ensure it’s administered properly—both legally and in terms of not making mistakes that impact employees.