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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A Growing Debate: Pay Based on Where You Live or What You Do?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to accept widespread remote work. With well over a year of experience with this staffing model, companies are finding their fears of reduced productivity are largely unfounded. At the same time, employees have developed a taste for working from home, and many would prefer to do so permanently […]

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Why It’s Time to Remove Barriers from Hourly Hiring

Hourly workers across the nation are fed up, and they’ve made it known. Millions have quit their jobs in a mass movement that’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation,” contributing to the current labor shortage for employers reliant on hourly employees. As a result, many of these businesses are shortening operating hours, closing their doors and […]

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How Much is Enough? Hint: $10,000 Pay Raises Can Backfire

I recently read an interesting article by Kelly Anderson exploring the surge in salary increases for entry-level professionals as top companies try to retain their young talent. Elite law firms and Wall Street companies are paying entry-level associates premium salaries and raises as they attempt to keep people in the fold. At the same time, employees […]

Beyond Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Diversity is a Whole-Team Job

At the current rate of progress, the gender pay gap will take around 200 years to close. This is not hyperbole from social justice activists; this is according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF was once criticized for fortifying that pay gap, so when the same group begins warning of the severity of […]

Cost of Working From Home Is Still Unclear

Pay equity has become an important issue in California employment law. It is now a concept of both general fairness and discrimination. For example, employers may not ask about prior salary history because it has been linked to discriminatory factors and reliance on it perpetuates that discrimination. Similarly, the California Equal Pay Act (EPA) requires […]

Assisting Employees Through Mental Health Struggles

Millions of American workers are struggling with work-related pressure and anxiety daily, and it is severely impacting their mental health. According to findings, over the last year, the heightened stress levels associated with the pandemic and other external factors have affected the coping ability of employees and increased substance abuse among the workforce to adjust […]

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Employers Weigh How to Manage Working Parents Absent Because of COVID-19

Incredibly, COVID-19 has now affected a third school year. Working parents were previously able to rely on the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to take leave in the event of school closures and/or remote learning because of COVID-19-related circumstances. As of now, no such leave entitlement exists for the 2021-2022 school year. Employers […]

10 Things Look for in a Time and Attendance Software

Time and attendance software is a great management system that all businesses should consider employing to manage their staff’s work hours. There are many different types of time-tracking systems on the market today, but not all of them may be best suited to your business requirements. If you’re in need of a new system, it’s important […]

How HR Managers Can Help Employees with Financial Issues

Human resources is a field dedicated to providing businesses with the tools they need to manage a healthy and happy workforce. Workers face all kinds of challenges that can impact safety and productivity on the job. By being there to help employees navigate the problems they’ll encounter as they work, HR teams have the invaluable […]

Shaping the Future of HR: How Businesses Can Invest in Timekeeping Technology to Evaluate Workplace Productivity and Streamline Day-to-Day Operations

COVID-19 changed the way businesses in every industry operate, leaving many companies to grapple with the challenges and lessons learned over the past year. Now, as the country stands on the precipice of life after the pandemic, HR representatives are adopting emerging technologies to overhaul daily business operations as they turn to the next phase […]