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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[…]

Rethinking the Annual Pay Raise

Is the traditional annual raise worth it? According to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the top 8% of workers saw an average of 4.8% base pay increase, versus only 0.9% (or less) for the lowest performing 9% of workers. But even a 5% raise isn’t necessarily much. The median household income[…]

The 2018 Human Resources Trends to Keep an Eye On

More than half of organizations will be hiring in 2018 – but still at a slowing rate. According to the LinkedIn 2017 Global Recruiting Trends Report, over half (56%) of recruiters say their hiring volume will increase in the next year. However, that represents a drop of 5 points over the past two years, and challenges remain.[…]

The Evolution of Employee Benefits:1996 to Now

In its 2016 report on employee benefits, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) took a look back at 20 years of employee benefits offerings in the U.S. (1996 to 2016). Here are some of the more interesting findings. Only a few benefits have noticeably increased. Remote working: Telecommuting has grown dramatically, tripling in popularity. In 1996, just[…]

Terminating Employees with Tact

Terminating employees is the last thing any business owner or manager wants to do. It can be painful for everyone involved, regardless of the reason (layoffs, furloughs, termination with cause, and so on). Most people in this role, particularly in HR, are sensitive to the impact to the employee. Unfortunately, however, ending an employment relationship[…]

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HR Outsourcing for Compliance Peace of Mind

How does outsourcing compliance and risk management help employers? Most employers are unprepared for the risks and regulations that affect their business. The New York Times reports that two out of five small business owners have no business insurance at all. This may be due to cost; it’s hard to find good coverage at rates friendly[…]

Three Strategies to Help Employers Address Workplace Bullying

The 2017 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) reveals that a fifth (19%) of American workers are bullied, and another 19% witness it. Perhaps even worse is the fact that employer and coworker reactions can compound the situation: 71% of U.S. employers and 60% of coworkers react to the bullying in ways[…]

Hindsight is 20/20: 3 Startups That Really Should Have Invested in HR

HR isn’t really necessary, is it, when you only have a handful of employees? That’s a question that many startups and newly formed small businesses ask themselves. They have limited resources: every bit of capital needs to go to their revenue-generating product or service; and with only a small team of employees, time is always[…]

3 Ways Company Values and Mission Statements Make an Impact

Many businesses have a mission statement posted on their website; some even write down specific values important to their business. But is it really meaningful or helpful to articulate a mission and core values for your organization? If all you’re going to do is post them on a plaque on the wall, then probably not.[…]