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The 4 Quirkiest Local HR Laws in the U.S. (And Elsewhere)

If you think you’ve got it bad when it comes to labor law compliance requirements, think again: there’s almost certainly a place out there that’s got it worse. Federal laws in the U.S. are only one source of employment regulations. States and municipalities can set their own requirements, and some of them can be more[…]

Change Management: How to Solicit Buy-In from Company Leaders

Change management is one of the most difficult endeavors to undertake at any organization because human nature resists change. For that reason, when Human Resources needs to institute or oversee some kind of change, HR leaders will want to do everything they can to facilitate the organization’s ability to accept and integrate the changes. That[…]

What Should You Look for in a Payroll System?

Payroll is vital to any business, and getting payroll right is critical to employee retention. According to The Workforce Institute at Kronos, half (49%) of American workers would start looking for a new job after only two issues with their paycheck. That may be because 87% of American workers live paycheck to paycheck; they can’t[…]

Is Your Business Guilty of These Top 4 Onboarding Mishaps?

Onboarding – the process of introducing new hires to the company and getting them started in their role – is crucial to success with new workers. A well-executed onboarding experience can have a tremendous impact on future employee success: Glassdoor found that a strong onboarding process boosts new hire retention by 82%. Unfortunately, most companies[…]

The Top 4 Benefits Most Desired by Employees

Fundamentally, employers offer employee benefits to attract employees to work for them. Particularly in today’s tight labor market, with unemployment falling under 4%, employers struggle to differentiate themselves and attract (and keep) the best and the brightest workers. One way to stand out is to offer a stellar benefits package. But what are the benefits[…]

How a PEO Strengthens Employee Relations

Many employers who have never used a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) worry that a PEO would hurt their relationship with their employees or somehow damage company culture. This is not at all true, but it’s understandable why this would be a concern. The PEO manages aspects of the employee experience that can affect the employee’s[…]

Five Easy-to-Overlook HR Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

1: Ignoring your brand as an employer. A “company brand” is its reputation and public image in the minds of its customers. A strong, positive brand can encourage customer loyalty and engagement as well as attract new customers. But many businesses, especially smaller ones, fail to think about their “employer brand,” or their reputation and[…]

Handy Tips for a Successful Employee Handbook

Not all employers assemble a formal employee handbook, but all employers should. A handbook is enormously helpful in the workplace. It creates an informational resource for employees (especially new hires) that can reduce the demands placed on HR to answer questions. It provides consistent guidelines and procedures for management to follow. And it can ensure[…]