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Key Elements of Job Offer Letters

Although companies typically experience a recruiting slowdown in the summer, that does not mean that employers should slack on ensuring that they know what elements make up a good, compliant offer letter. In fact, employers should take advantage of slower hiring...

Paid Caregiver Leave: A Worthwhile Benefit

Did you know that an estimated 24 million family caregivers—about 60 percent of family caregivers of adults—are also working at a paying job? In generations past, there would often be a nonworking family member that was able to take care of older and/or sick...

Hiring Summer Interns: Worth the Risk?

As summer approaches, many college students find themselves looking for summer internships as a way to gain valuable experience in the workplace and beyond the classroom environment. Summer internships have always been a staple for many in the college experience, and...

What You Need To Know About Financial Wellness Programs

A recent survey from Country Financial found that 67% of Americans say that they are worried about their financial future. Thus, as an employer, it is guaranteed that at least some of your employees are stressed about money. Though money woes may seem like more of a...

5 Benefits Trends to Look Out For in 2019

In our last blog post, we highlighted 5 HR trends to look out for in 2019. As the overall workplace environment is shifting, so are employee benefits. Employee benefit offerings are becoming more important than ever, with 80% of workers reporting that they would keep...

Top Myths About HR Portals

With or without technology, managing people is no easy task. Over the past decade or so, however, technology has infiltrated the workplace and greatly changed how certain tasks and processes are carried out. The department of human resources is no exception. The...

Onboarding: Going Beyond Orientation

So far in this series of blog posts, we have discussed the benefits of employee onboarding, and have given tips on how to maximize the effectiveness of the onboarding process at various touchpoints, including before the first day, and the first day itself. While all...

Onboarding: First Day Best Practices

In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of preboarding- engaging with the new hire during the time after they accept the job offer and before their first day of work. Many people overlook this time period as part of the overeall onboarding process, but...

Election Day and the Workplace

As Election Day approaches on November 6th, many employers may find themselves facing the question of whether or not they are required to give employees time off to vote, and how exactly to address the topic of voting, which can bring up some contentious beliefs and...

Employee Handbooks: Making Updates

In this series, we have discussed why employee handbooks are important. We have also discussed some compliance issues that can arise in the development and distribution of employee handbooks, including whether or not employee handbooks are considered to be contracts,...

Workplace Risk Mitigation: What’s Your Strategy?

In hiring your first employee, you assumed potential risks and liabilities. These risks include lawsuits, employment-related disputes and compliance issues — just to name a few. Resolving these issues requires money and time, taking your focus away from growing your...

The Push For Phased Retirement

Traditionally, the Social Security’s full benefit retirement age has been 65 years old, but that number is slowly increasing. Currently, the full benefit age is 66 for people born between 1943-1954, and will gradually rise to 67 for those born in 1960 and later. That...

Pay Equity Compliance 101

The topic of a wage gap between genders is hotter than ever, and wage laws are becoming an issue of concern for employers on both the state and national level. In September, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a final version of the Employer...

5 HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make

As a small business owner, you wear a lot of hats. Sales, operations, accounting, and human resources all fall on your shoulders and, undoubtedly, your main focus day in and day out is executing well for your clients and running a profitable operation. This means that...

Steps to Proper Compliance Training

In any workplace, failure to comply with local, state, and federal laws can lead to costly penalties, and in the most severe cases, dissolution. To complicate things further, the legal landscape is constantly changing with laws being added and amended on a regular...

HR Audits 101: Common Questions

In our last blog post, we discussed the importance of performing regular human resources audits. These HR audits are crucial for a number of reasons, chiefly ensuring compliance in a constantly changing legal landscape. They also help to recognize HR successes,...

Covering All the Bases in Retirement Plans

Any fan of baseball probably knows that David Ortiz- “Big Papi”- of the Boston Red Sox recently retired. Well, as Big Papi prepares for his “golden years” at least he won’t have to worry about his finances.  While the top, multi-year, mega million dollar...

Mitigating the Rising Costs of Benefits

In last week’s blog post, we discussed the factors contributing to the rising cost of healthcare. Escalating health insurance premiums pose a real threat to employers, since providing enticing benefits packages is an important factor in employee satisfaction and...

Recruiting Recent College Graduates

It’s September, and college students all across the country are returning to campus. Amidst the rush of students returning and new freshman moving in, it may be hard to notice that job recruiters are also establishing a presence on campuses. For companies with...