Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2020.
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.
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.
“Ignore them and they will go away” was advice that I heard about bullies when I was a kid (and about teeth by one snarky dentist). Whether that approach works or not, that certainly seems to be what fellow employees do most often to their toxic co-workers. Recent research shows that 44% of respondents say […]
As an HR manager, you are probably keenly aware of competitive salary rates for your employees. But what about your salary? Where are the best jobs in HR, and which ones pay the most? A recent analysis sought to answer these questions. The analysis—called Where Are HR Managers Making the Most?—was recently released by Simply […]
In a tight labor market, employers need to pull out all the stops to attract and retain top talent. One way to entice jobseekers to accept the offer is to negotiate a variety of perks, but beware: Candidates will lose interest if your company is unwilling to negotiate beyond the salary level.
It’s the time of year when employers are thinking of creative ways to thank employees and provide a bit of holiday cheer. The gift you choose, however, could have tax consequences for employees, which may not be a welcome prize from their perspective.
Exciting and fun benefits like Ping-Pong® tables might be taking a backseat—at least, that’s what one expert believes.
It’s no secret that the modern workforce is plagued by high levels of employee stress and burnout. According to the American Institute of Stress, an alarming 94% of the American workforce experienced workplace stress in 2019.
As an HR manager, you’ve likely spent a lot of time putting together your company’s benefits package. You’ve selected exciting new benefits and made sure you have a good balance of health, wellness, and leave packages. But there is a problem: Your employees just do not seem to understand them. How can you make the […]
It’s no secret that recruiting is tough these days. And a big issue for many organizations is matching the hefty salaries larger companies in their industry may offer. But there is good news: Offering a flexible total rewards package is easier than you think—it requires some creativity and a shift in perspective.