4 Challenges Companies Face in the Hiring Process

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, the time required for the hiring process in the U.S. and abroad has grown exponentially in recent years, averaging almost 23 days from first contact to offer acceptance. Employers and HR departments are struggling, now more than ever, to find and acquire great talent to complement their teams. Let’s take a look at a few common road blocks in the hiring process. Sourcing Talent The job market is overflowing with talented, skilled workers seeking a career path. So why does it seem like there is never enough talent to go around? The answer Read More


Best Practices for Welcoming New Employees

At one time or another, many companies have struggled with employee satisfaction and retention. It is all too easy to focus on the goals of production and the needs of the client, leaving employees to feel undervalued and unmotivated. Without setting priorities to cultivate a healthy work environment for your staff, it is likely that your company will also face difficulty in retaining satisfied employees. The positive environment you create for your employees should start on their very first day in your office, if not sooner. From the moment your offer for hire is accepted, your new employee should feel Read More


4 Benefits of Improving Employee Onboarding

Nearly a quarter of staff turnover happens within six weeks of starting employment, which wastes time and resources. When a new hire starts with your company, this will be his or her first chance to see how it operates. Clear instructions, timely responses from management and HR staff, and proper handling of new hire paperwork are important tasks that help instill confidence in new employees. But when your new hire is shuffling between departments during the first week of employment, it’s tough to keep track of where he or she is in the onboarding process. The solution to this common Read More


Can you prove your ACA compliance?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandates and deadlines are putting plenty of fear, worry and doubt into those who must comply with reporting requirements.  Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) should be especially aware of their ACA obligations to employees and the IRS.  Enforcement Since the ACA became a law, the IRS has managed over 40 provisions regarding implementation of ACA. Perhaps the most pressing from an employer’s view point is play or pay.  Large employers (50+ FTEs) who do not offer coverage for all of their full-time employees, offer unaffordable minimum essential coverage or offer plans with high out-of-pocket costs Read More


FLSA lawsuits are on the rise

Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits numbered over 7,000 in 2012 alone.  Companies such as Walmart, Staples, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, Oracle, CVS, Tyson Foods, Lowe’s and AT&T have been subject to significant FLSA penalties. FLSA lawsuits don’t target specific types of companies; every company could be faced with this challenge and the ensuing penalties. Determining violations In order to determine violations, investigators generally look at the following five areas. Earnings codes Your company’s earnings codes may be the easiest way to identify compensation being improperly excluded from the regular rate. In an FLSA lawsuit investigation, investigators tend to Read More


How’s your company’s vision?

Can you see what’s coming for employee health care reporting? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is burdensome and complex with changes to many different laws or sections of our tax code. With nearly 100 provisions since its enactment, it seems to continually impact employer responsibilities and reporting. Determining if your company is an applicable large employer (ALE) is just one of the ACA requirements. An employers with more than 50 full-time (or an equivalent combination of full-time and part-time) employees is an ALE. An ALE must offer affordable health plans that provide at least a minimum level of coverage to their full-time employees Read More


Six Reasons to use HCM technology

Most human resource professionals are well aware of the Human Capital Management (HCM) movement.  The right HCM technology will streamline HR processes and save the company time and money, both of which should be considered for your ROI. A recent Nucleus Research study included companies of various sizes and industries and revealed many noteworthy items that confirm implementing HCM can significantly impact your business. HCM provides hard savings: HCM technology returns an average of $9.13 for each $1.00 spent. Initial implementation of cloud-based HCM solutions can cost 79% less than on premise solutions. Companies experience about 90% in savings for Read More


4 tips for impressing new hires on day one

“You never get a second chance to make a (good) first impression” is common advice doled out to job interviewees or new company hires. Companies should also consider this when they contemplate how to help make their new employees feel comfortable while getting up to speed as quickly and painlessly as possible. A positive onboarding experience for new hires should begin on day one, promoting an easier adaptation to the company’s culture, increasing employee retention and boosting overall morale. Here are four simple actions employers can take: 1. Complete onboarding forms in advance. Hopefully, you utilize technology so you can Read More


6 Open Enrollment Items for Your To-do List

When many of us think of fall, our mind wanders to the changing colors on trees, raking leaves and football.  Human resource and benefit professionals must have one more thing top of mind–open enrollment.  Annually, HR and benefit professionals must provide employees with options for the next plan year. The to-do list should include the following: Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires you to provide an SBC to all applicants and enrollees for all group health plans, except for those that are excepted benefits under HIPAA (e.g., stand-alone dental, vision, most Health FSAs). This Read More


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