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Student Loan Repayment Benefits – What’s In It For You?

So often I see glossy ads in HR magazines about student loan repayment services, but in my mind I have pondered if this Student Loan Repayment Benefit is a real benefit, or the equivalent of pet insurance. But, after further research and connecting with a CPA associate, I discovered recent changes offer pre-tax dollars to [...]

By |2022-09-29T18:42:27+00:00September 29th, 2022|Benefits, Hot Topics|0 Comments

HSA vs. FHA – What Are The Differences?

Over the years, Congress has tried addressing rising healthcare costs using the tax code and bombarding you, dear reader, with terminology and rules that might sound familiar, but with no details actually remember. HSA's and fall into this category as people are very confused about what they are and what they do. If you think [...]

By |2022-09-29T18:41:25+00:00September 29th, 2022|Benefits, Hot Topics|0 Comments

The Self-Employed 401K

One of the advantages of running your own business is being able to manage the money coming in, and the expenses going out. But, unless your company has big capital expenses such as equipment, vehicles, computers and such, you may find yourself looking for ways to shield what your business earns from taxes. A 401K [...]

By |2022-09-30T22:51:43+00:00September 29th, 2022|Compensation, Hot Topics, Workforce Management|0 Comments

New Hiring Practices – What’s Working, What’s Not

Top Hiring Trends in 2022 One of my clients asked me "What’s happening in employment land? What’s new with hiring? What is one major pain point that all employers are feeling?" Those are big questions, and much has changed since the pandemic struck. We are now in a completely different hiring landscape and for many, [...]

By |2022-09-30T20:35:10+00:00April 1st, 2022|Employee Relations, HR 101, Workforce Management|0 Comments

The HR Handbook – Is It Time To Shift Your Perspective?

Last week I was helping the CEO of a community organization sort through a sticky employee matter. As we were sorting through details and options, one thing she mentioned instinctively was that there was no human resources policy in place for how to handle that type of situation. I was leaning heavily towards a swift [...]

By |2022-04-01T18:54:22+00:00April 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

External Helpline and Hotline Programs- A new standard for ethics and compliance

Legal compliance for workplace management has become increasingly difficult as new laws continue to favor employee rights. The risk of failure to comply with ever-changing laws is high, as many employers are simply not prepared to address the most sensitive issues they’re likely to encounter. What’s more, these sensitive issues are not being brought forward [...]

The Cost of Workplace Misconduct and How to Avoid It

Workplace and life challenges - from the outside in Most employers don’t know the true costs of lost productivity and revenue due to misconduct. Issues that arise in your workplace tie back to your statutory obligations, like sick leave. Even if you think it’s not your problem, it’s your problem. If you knew that you [...]

What Equal Pay For Equal Work Really Means

Pay Equity Translated for the Common Employer Equal Pay Laws are often overlooked and ignored by good people, who think they’re treating employees fairly. The reality of employer compliance is really much more complex. Across the United States, there are 24 different types of legal provisions on Equal Pay that establish the who, what, when, [...]

How You Respond to COVID-19 Will Define Your Employer Brand

What's at Stake without A Covid Response Plan? More than ever, how you treat your employees during a time of challenge as disruptive as COVID will follow you and impact employer reputation. The fundamental question all employers must be able to ask themselves when recruiting for new talent is “Why would someone want to work [...]

Communications During COVID-19

A Covid Response Plan for Everyone Back in March of 2019 when the fear and uncertainty over COVID was spiking sharply, Coinbase was one of the first companies to design and make their COVID response plans public for everyone to use and apply. Their head of communications, Daisy Linden, also had some timely advice on [...]

By |2021-02-02T23:00:12+00:00January 18th, 2021|Covid, Employee Relations, Hot Topics, Workforce Management|0 Comments
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