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.

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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 […]

3 Ways Caregiving Is Impacting Recruiting and Retention

Did you know that 42% of employed Americans (more than 54 million people) have provided eldercare in the last 5 years? Or that 69% of working caregivers had to rearrange their work schedule, decrease hours, or take a leave because of these responsibilities? Or that the estimated cost of caregiving in terms of lost productivity […]

Look Before You Leap: Helping Relocated Employees Find New Homes

If your company has ever relocated employees or new hires, you know it is one of the trickiest tasks an HR department can undertake. Relocating workers comes with a raft of concerns: onboarding employees into their new office; integrating them into the office culture; and, in some cases, taking on their moving expenses. However, during […]