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Dressing Down, Moving Up: How Your Employees Can Successfully Do Both
Since its inception in the early ‘90s, the business-casual dress code has become a norm in the modern workplace. It has its perks: Employees say a relaxed dress code has the power to motivate them, boost morale and act as a powerful recruiting tool.
5 Most Common Wage Violations in Hospitality
Managing compliance is a big job for HR in any industry. In hospitality, it can be especially challenging. Minimum wage, tax and tip credit requirements vary, depending on the state in which you’re located. Even employees working in the same location are paid differently and are subject to different laws based on the duties they perform. Tipped employees’ pay rates can change from week to week, depending on how busy business is…or isn’t.
Leaders: Walk the Walk to Talk the Talk
Google “leadership” and you will find a whopping 464 million results. Videos, blogs, articles, research studies and trainings are all at your disposal, ready to help you become a better leader. However, the best advice I ever received was from my college professor. She said, “If you want people to follow you, you first have to gain their trust and respect.”
From Ladder to Lattice: The “New Normal” in Talent Management
New advances in talent management have rendered the corporate ladder of yesterday obsolete. Studies show that less than 20 percent of employees have better than a 50 percent chance of succeeding at the next level, making the traditional concept of career progression rather passé.
3 Steps to Strategic HR Revealed
The secret is out: to be the strategic leader your business needs, follow these three best practices. Know your business in addition to the business of HR. To really know the business inside and out you must be able to answer questions like, How does our organization make money? What are our costs? What does […]
3 Ways in Which Millennials Are Shaping a New Working World
Whether HR professionals and executives realize it or not, the workplace is changing. Baby Boomers are slowly beginning their exit from the workforce and millennials are filling the vacancies. In fact, research from the Pew Research Center indicates that millennials are now the largest age group in the U.S. labor force.
8 Engagement Strategies to Drive Performance
Focusing efforts on engaging employees can be a slippery slope. Even employers with the best of intentions can find themselves spending their resources on free lunches and on-site gyms to make employees happy, only to lose sight of what true engagement means, why it matters and what fully engaged employees can do for their business.
5 Secrets to Finding and Keeping Top Talent
Finding, retaining and engaging top talent is more important than ever before, as more than 2 million Americans voluntarily leave their jobs every month, and 74 percent of the workforce would consider finding a new job. Forward-thinking companies already invest their time and resources in identifying top talent, because they know that if they don’t, someone else will, and the cost of losing high performers can be anywhere from 1.5 times to more than triple their burdened salaries.
3 Reasons HR Software is Underutilized
Have you ever bought anything from a store’s “as seen on TV” section? I’m guilty of it and the proud owner of my own personal Snuggie – an ingenious idea. Odds are, many of the impulse items you purchase end up on top of a bookshelf where it serves as a dust collector. Perhaps the same is true of your HRIS software, but unlike The Shake Weight, your HR software serves a more profound purpose.
Small Employers, Listen Up: ACA Fine May Impact You
Up until this point, small businesses – those with less than 50 full-time or full-time equivalent employees – were not faced with costly fines like their Applicable Large Employer (ALE) counterparts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But that’s no longer the case, according to a tax imposed under Internal Revenue Code Section 4980D.
An Open Letter to HR
Juggling benefits, payroll, hiring and onboarding is quite the act to pull off. These are laborious tasks that need to be tended to, but there are also other items and forums where HR must assist. Take, for instance, any time employees want to know how their sick time accrues or need their last two pay stubs for income verification.
5 Scenarios Caused by the Overtime Pay Requirements of FLSA
Under the Free Labor Standards Act (FLSA), many salaried employees with managerial jobs who receive more than $450 a week aren’t entitled to overtime pay, but that would change under a new proposal by the Obama administration. Workers classified as manager or professional who earn up to $970 a week would have to be paid overtime, per the plan devised by the Department of Labor (DOL).