Tag: retention

The 5 T’s of Recognition and Retention

“Voluntarily Give Their Discretionary Effort” Some employees do just enough not to get fired; that’s not going to do it for you, says Katz. You want employees to “voluntarily give their discretionary effort.” Katz, who is with Penguin Human Resource Consulting, LLC, offered his tips in a recent BLR-sponsored webinar. The Unlimited Rewards Budget Who […]

9 Most Common Mistakes on I-9 Forms

Tsai, who is Of Counsel at Holland & Hart LLP in the Salt Lake City office, delivered his practical tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium held recently in Las Vegas. The 9 Most Common I-9 Mistakes Tsai says he most commonly encounters the following I-9 mistakes: The employee fails to sign and date the […]

I-9s Are Still a Hassle, and ICE Is Heating Up Audits

IRCA’s Requirements The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires every employer to complete and retain the Form I-9 for all new employees and current employees hired on or after November 6, 1986, who will perform work for pay or other compensation, says Tsai, who is Of Counsel in the Salt Lake City […]

Incentives to Keep Sales Pros Focused Where You Want Them Focused

Sales Organization Sales compensation plans often fail because they are not rooted in careful analysis beforehand. Your plan has to be defined by the market you are in and who your customers and competitors are. For example, if your customers are all young, you may do your sales work over the Internet; if you sell […]

A Bad Hire Is the Only Thing You Did Wrong

In many of the situations he experiences, Schickman says, the employer only did one thing wrong—it hired the wrong person. All the policies were in place and were followed, all the appropriate training was done, but more care was needed in the hiring process. (Schickman was the keynoter at the Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held […]

Yes, We Surveyed It—Highlights from BLR’s 2013 Survey Series

Special thanks to all readers who participated in our surveys in 2013! (2014 surveys start soon.) Benefits: Health Insurance Preferred provider organization (PPO) plans are offered by 68% of survey participants, and health maintenance organization (HMO) plans are offered by 31%. High-deductible plans are a benefit for 35%, and point-of-service (POS) plans are available for […]

Recruiting Survey Results: How Do You Compare?

We garnered an impressive 1,379 participants in this year’s survey, which was conducted in November 2013. Here are the detailed survey results. How does your organization measure up? What Recruiting Methods Are Used? When asked which methods are used to recruit for open positions, online recruiting leads the pack at 79.7%, followed closely by employee […]

Recruiting and Retention—What’s Working in the Real World?

Please participate in our brief survey and see how what you are doing stacks up against what other successful companies are doing. We’ll get answers to these questions and more: What sources yield the best candidates? How is online recruiting working out? Which recruiting software works best? How much are you willing to negotiate salary […]

Performance Problem—Blame the Job Description?

Well-written and effectively developed job descriptions are communication tools that allow both employees and candidates to clearly understand the expectations of the role, its essential duties, competencies, and responsibilities, along with the required educational credentials and experience, says Kennedy. Kennedy is the principal consultant of MAKHR Consulting, LLC, and author of the career coaching book […]

Holidays—What’s Happening? (And Are You Competitive?)

Please participate in our brief survey and see how what you are doing stacks up against what other successful companies are doing. We’ll get answers to these questions and more: Which days will be paid holidays in 2013? In 2014? How will you handle Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays this year? Do you pay […]