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When Should an Employer Contest an Unemployment Claim – or Not?

Unemployment claims are not always clear cut. Even employees fired for cause might still be entitled to unemployment under certain conditions. Similarly, in some situations employers might choose not to challenge an otherwise contestable claim. Why? It’s all about strategizing around legal obligations. Be aware that employees can be eligible for unemployment in a fairly[…]

Answers to 2018’s Most Pressing Hiring and Recruitment Questions

Recruitment is a topic of perennial interest to employers, especially in a market with historically low unemployment rates. Generational attitudes toward frequent job changes don’t help, and the costs and difficulties created by turnover make employee retention just as important a consideration. But just what is the hiring situation like right now in the U.S.?[…]

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Should You Loosen Your Dress Code for Summer?

Summer weather can make people hot under the collar – and that’s as true of office workers as outdoor staff. “Savvy companies can maintain staff productivity and morale by embracing summer in the workplace,” says Sasha Truckenbrod, branch manager of Robert Half and OfficeTeam in Madison. One great way to embrace summer: relax your company’s[…]

Compensation Strategy Checklist

Too many organizations are too disorganized when it comes to compensation. They make compensation-related decisions in a haphazard manner that (1) discounts applicable laws and regulations, (2) obscures whether their approach to compensation generates appropriate ROI, and (3) makes compensation and payroll management unnecessarily difficult. This kind of ad hoc approach to compensation often results[…]

How Do You Create True Leaders out of Ordinary Bosses?

Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” Are the management staff in your organization leaders or bosses? The answer makes a difference to the bottom line. As with employees, some leaders are better than others; and much like top[…]

5 Ways Small and Midsize Businesses Can Strengthen Their Hiring Process

Half of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) cite hiring new employees as the top challenge facing their business, according to the Wasp Barcode 2017 Small Business Report. And as a company grows, so do its recruitment challenges. Fortunately, SMBs can take definitive steps to improve their hiring process. Here are five of the best: 1. Do your due[…]

Telecommuting Has Had a Bumpy Ride: To Offer or Not To Offer?

A number of major companies have recently reduced or ended their telecommuting programs. These include IBM, Yahoo!, Bank of America, Honeywell, and other major enterprises. Is this one-time rising star of a benefit suddenly crashing back down to the earth? Maybe, but there’s more to this controversial benefit than meets the eye. Employers usually offer remote working options to[…]