As HR leaders, we’re typically preoccupied with “what’s next” this time of year. What trends should we be monitoring? What new ideas are percolating below the surface? And what big ideas could transform our industry in the year ahead? And while I don’t have all the answers (no one does, really!), I do find myself […]
Category: Benefits and Compensation
This topic provides guidance on how to handle compensation issues in a way that attracts and retains the best talent and advances the strategic goals of your business. You get news and tips on what’s going on nationally and in the states, and updates on changes in regulations, possible governmental action, and emerging compensation trends.
It’s no longer news that companies worldwide continue to grapple with unprecedented labor shortages. Under such challenging economic conditions, it might seem wise to reduce or eliminate employee benefits as a cost-saving measure. However, that’s merely a short-term “fix” that will lead to a long-term talent shortage as top candidates seek employment elsewhere. Unfortunately, the […]
As the calendar opens to 2023, employees and employers alike have their minds set on budgeting and goals for a new year. The past few years have shown us that recruitment and retention in an increasingly remote world require vastly different strategies than in times past. The state of the economy and new regulations around […]
In this post-COVID-19 era of the Great Resignation and “quiet quitting,” one of the newest ideas for attracting and retaining employees is one that was usually limited to professors in higher education: the sabbatical.
It’s a complicated time for HR professionals when it comes to employee compensation and retention strategies. On the one hand, the labor market remains tight, despite some high-profile tech layoffs, and inflation is contributing to expectations for record salary increases heading into 2023. On the other hand, lingering recession fears have caused many employers to […]
Ever heard of a “soft phone?” It allows phone calls to be received through a computer. There’s no additional hardware, other than the computer running the program, needed to accept a call. Call centers use this technology. Just one question: Should an employer pay its employees for the time it takes to boot up their […]
Maybe you’ve experienced this: An employee has a serious health condition, you provide the required Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) paperwork, and the certification form either comes back not fully filled out or so vague that you’re unable to figure out whether a serious health condition even exists. In these circumstances, FMLA regulations spell out […]
Benefits and insurance are an important part of your career when it comes to your health, wellness, and finances. As an employee at any workplace, you should always be aware of what you’re covered for. Here is what employees should know about their benefits and insurance. The General Information for the Common Employee No matter […]
Employee health and wellness is an increasingly important consideration for employees and employers alike. Physical fitness crazes have had wide appeal in recent decades, reflecting a general increase in health and fitness awareness among the U.S. population. The COVID-19 pandemic also reminded people around the globe of how vulnerable our health can be and served […]
In 1963, women made 59 cents to every dollar a man made. That year, in an effort to close the gender pay gap, the U.S. Congress passed the Equal Pay Act. The equal pay legislation outlaws compensation discrimination based on gender, mandating that a man and a woman doing equal work must receive equal pay. […]