STRATEGIC PLANNING

Snapshot: Top HR challenges for the next 10 years

07/21/2016
What are the top concerns in HR offices for the next decade?

Execs dawdling on OT? Get their attention!

06/22/2016
Having trouble getting senior management to take the new overtime regulations seriously? If executives seem to believe they can wait to get serious, scare them straight with these warnings.

Don't let succession planning pave the way for discrimination

06/08/2016
Many companies design succession plans so they can spot the next generation of leaders early and develop current employees to their full potential.

Federal budget has treats, tricks for employers

01/29/2016
What do the EEOC, DOL and NLRB have in store with the $1.1 trillion budget bill passed just before the end of 2015?

Tweets & Facebook posts: Must your business save them?

01/16/2016
Having archives of social media postings could help avoid legal trouble. But many employers think of social media as an online whiteboard, not as a repository of official company documents that must be saved and catalogued.

Visa scrutiny could slow business travel

12/16/2015
International business travelers entering the United States could spend more time clearing immigration, especially if they have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria. That’s because of tighter security measures and new restrictions imposed on the visa waiver program passed in the wake of terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 in Paris and Dec. 2 in California.

HR challenges include succession, retention

12/16/2015
Today’s most critical human capital challenges are employee engagement, developing the next generation of leaders and compensation that improves retention, according to HR professionals responding to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management.

HR budgets returning to pre-recession levels

11/13/2015
The typical HR department saw its budget rise by 4.2% this year. That’s a slight rise from the past three years, when budget increases ran from 3.6% to 3.9%, but well up from the 2009-2011 recession levels, according to the newly released HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis report from Bloomberg BNA.

Scrutiny of arbitration agreements on the rise

11/13/2015
If you require employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment, expect more questions from them in light of recent media attention.

College completion slowing even as STEM studies grow

09/26/2015
While the demand for educated labor continues to increase in the U.S., new research from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. suggests the supply of qualified candidates may not be keeping up with employer demand.

Checklist: Processes to prevent internal theft

09/22/2015
A Small Business Administration report says 30% of employees admit to stealing from their employers. Every organization needs policies and procedures in place to curtail internal theft. Test your company’s efforts by answering the following questions.

Surge in mail delays delivers potential legal risk

09/16/2015
If your HR department relies on timely mailing of compliance documents, take note of a new development.

Mandatory EEO-1 surveys due back to EEOC by Sept. 30

08/29/2015
Check your mail! The EEOC has sent out notification letters alerting large employers that they must complete their 2015 EEO-1 surveys.  The EEO-1 is an annual survey that all private employers with 100 or more employees are required to fill out.

6 questions you must ask when buying lawsuit insurance

07/31/2015
Employment practice liability insurance covers you against losses resulting from employee lawsuits, but it pays to shop around.

Prep new hires with a welcome package

03/16/2015
What first impression do you give new employees? You can start new hires feeling organized and in the know (before their first days) by sending a welcome package in the mail.
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