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 […]
Category: Benefits and Compensation
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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.
The gender pay gap was front and center at this year’s Emmy Awards, thanks to Michelle Williams’ powerful speech about gender equality. We should expect to see this issue raised again throughout award season, particularly as recent research revealed that Hollywood’s gender pay gap is among the highest of any industry, with female stars earning […]
A healthy workforce can help your company thrive. When your workforce is composed of people from diverse backgrounds across several different generations, meeting each group’s individual healthcare needs can be a challenge, and the temptation is to solve the complexity with an endless range of health and wellness programs. Resist this temptation.
HR managers are always looking for new, effective benefits to offer their employees. I have recently learned of a unique and engaging benefit: providing the tools and space for your employees to learn and play musical instruments at work.
Women have been a rapidly growing part of the U.S. workforce ever since Rosie the Riveter rolled up her sleeves, donned a scarf, and starred in a campaign to recruit female workers for World War II defense industries. In the 76 years since Rosie appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, however, our […]
Another piece of research shows that despite a record-low unemployment rate, Q3 wage increases only grew .5% quarter over quarter (2.6% year over year).
It’s HR’s favorite time of the compensation cycle when organizations begin thinking about their salary budgets for the coming year. This year’s planning will take into account the recent release of the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule and, in some states, new or upcoming changes to the minimum wage. Between compliance with […]
Paid time off (PTO) has become a hot topic in the HR world. Employers across the country are using PTO to attract and retain workers by giving them the flexibility they crave, but could these efforts be falling flat with employees?
Have you noticed it yet? New applicants are walking into their final interviews armed with a set of nonnegotiables that they fully expect their employers to oblige.