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Compensation & Benefits

Smart strategies for surviving this fall’s open enrollment

Open enrollment for health insurance benefits is an inevitable autumn ritual that can cause great stress for HR and for your employees. It usually comes at the busiest time of the year, when HR pros—along with everyone else—are tending to year-end deadlines. Smooth the process by planning now to implement these strategies.
Employment Law

DOL continues crackdown on fast-food violations of child-labor laws

The U.S. Department of Labor is turning up the heat on fast-food businesses that expose teenage workers to dangerous conditions and try to thwart investigations of alleged child-labor law violations.
HR Management

Mental health worsens for 34% of workers

What’s the culprit? Survey respondents say, among other factors, long hours and excessive workloads.
Employee Relations

Want your top performers to stay? Ask these questions

Stay interviews are one of the best ways for employers to better understand their employees, take proactive measures to keep them satisfied and encourage them to stay put instead of seeking other job opportunities. Here’s a look at some useful stay interview questions to ask, organized by category.

Managerial fit: The key to a hire making it to the one-year anniversary

A common problem in the rush to fill jobs is that too many shortcuts are taken, with a focus on compensation and competency rather than performance, fit and satisfaction. A positive win-win hiring outcome after one year means the new employee is still fully satisfied with the role and his career progression, and the hiring manager (often you) still fully supports and endorses the employee.

Remote termination: Consider these 3 factors

Now that many employees telework at least some of the time, terminations have gotten more complicated. Do you wait to deliver the bad news when employees come into work? Do you order all affected employees into the office for a mass firing? If you’re considering remote terminations even for employees who sometimes work onsite, here are some factors you should consider.
Article Archives

Supreme Court backs employers that suffer damages during union strikes

Ensure records-retention rule covers work files stored on employees’ personal devices

Study finds increase in health insurance claims denials

Survey: Execs say AI’s value won’t be reducing headcount

How much could retaliation cost? Try $366 million

The HR I.Q. Test: June ’23

Survey: Less than half of employees achieving ‘optimal’ performance

Checklist: Make sure your handbook includes all these elements

Caution! EEOC guidance puts employers on notice for AI liability

Transfer after harassment complaint is OK if the new position is comparable

Survey: 34% say they’ve called in sick when they weren’t

No employer-paid health benefits? That’s a deal-breaker for half of Americans

Distracted Gen Zers? Maybe it’s the moonlighting

Handle requests for religious accommodations by holding interactive talks about options

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