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The DOL PAID Program: Thanks or No Thanks?

November 15, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would extend its fledging Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program for another six months, to April 2019. 

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Compliance

Avoid Holiday Havoc When Managing a Seasonal Workforce

November 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

700,000 seasonal employees—that’s how many will be needed this holiday hiring season, according to job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. If you’re in retail or a related field, have you hired your share of those seasonal workers yet?...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

7 Tips for a Smoother, Happier Open Enrollment

November 01, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What would you rather do: walk barefoot across hot coals, have a conversation with your ex, or complete open enrollment forms?   

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Filed Under: Employee Benefits, Human Capital Management

5 Recruiting Ideas for Staffing Firms Stung by the Labor Shortage

October 18, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Finding—and keeping—dedicated workers has always been a challenge for the staffing industry. It’s the nature of the beast. But in the wake of the current labor shortage, it’s become an increasingly pressing problem.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

The Performance Review: Basics and Best Practices for Blue Collar Workers

October 02, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

The annual review is a tired function as beige as the cubicle walls its typical employees sit in. But in the current struggling labor shortage means that reviews need to be brought to life in every industry, from the dusty scaffolding to the...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

Ain’t Misbehavin’: 9 Elements of an Ethical Workplace Culture

September 27, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Have you ever witnessed a coworker doing something unethical—or worse, illegal—on the job? 51% of employees in large companies claim they have, according to a National Business Ethics Survey. Common forms of workplace misconduct include theft (of...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Beyond the Buzzword: Is Your Company Culture a Help or Hindrance?

September 05, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

You can’t get very far in HR circles without bumping into the term “company culture”—and there’s a good reason for that. More than a buzzword, in competitive markets, your company culture can either give you an edge or edge you out of the...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

The 7 Best HR Calculators to Speed Up Your Work Day

August 30, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

HR calculators can be the perfect tool to save you time and energy in your daily routine. There’s an HR calculator for just about every task you can imagine. And it makes sense: HR covers so many aspects of business relations from training to...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Interview Questions for the Construction Industry

August 28, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

The construction industry’s hiring process is tough. Many applicants lack resumes, making interview questions extremely important to get down to an applicant’s capabilities. If you’re looking to reduce employee turnover and get the most qualified...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Oh No, Not That: Managing HR Software Transitions

August 23, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Want to spark fear into the collective heart of an entire workforce? Just say these five words: “we’re getting new HR software.” Then, stand back as panic ensues.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management