HR & Management Tips
Tax Law Is Making Employee Relocation More ExpensiveRead the rest of this entry »
As if getting employees and new hires to relocate wasn't already difficult, the new tax laws are now making it more expense, even if the worker says yes.
Until this year, the cost of relocating employees and moving new hires was tax free. A few rules did apply, but companies that covered moving expenses could deduct them on their taxes. Reimbursements to the employees were not taxable.
Now, what ...
6 Interviewing Tips for New Hiring ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
Your first interview as a new hiring manager is coming in next week; will you be ready?
Chances are that the only training you've gotten about hiring was compliance focused. Someone from HR may have given you a briefing on the company procedures and reviewed the types of questions you can't ask -- religion, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, age, national origin and some other areas are all ...
Tips to Make Shift Scheduling Less Stressful on EveryoneRead the rest of this entry »
Abraham Lincoln sagely observed, "You can't please all of the people all of the time." He was talking of politics, but it's equally true of scheduling employees. That may be second only to disciplinary action for the least favorite part of a manager's job.
Besides having to be a soothsayer to predict just how many workers you'll need and when, you also have to take into ...
If You Think Obamacare is Gone, You May Be Hearing From the IRSRead the rest of this entry »
If you thought Obamacare was dead, you're only half right. And if you're an employer with more than 50 workers, the half you're wrong about could cost you plenty.
The New York Times reports that the IRS has so far sent penalty notices to more than 30,000 businesses. The notices warn they could face fines of $2,000 or more for each worker not provided health ...
Recruiting Stats That Will Make You Sit Up and Take NoticeRead the rest of this entry »
Glassdoor recently published a recruiting guide it rather prosaically entitled "65 HR and Recruiting Stats for 2018." Don't be fooled by that; this is a guide every recruiter and hiring manager should read through, because it's a real eye-opener.
Here's just a sample:
- The average annual turnover is approaching 19%; voluntary turnover is 12%
- The average cost per hire is $4,129. Sound low? It is, because ...
If You Are Looking to Attract More Women, Don't Say NinjaRead the rest of this entry »
The words you use in your job postings make a difference in who will apply. Even when you use seemingly gender neutral language, how you phrase things can attract more applicants of one sex than another. Nor is that effect limited to gender, it extends to other demographics as well.
Doubt it? Then consider this example offered by a talent analytics leader: "If your job description reads, 'We have a ...
Rules Change For How Tips Are HandledRead the rest of this entry »
Buried deep in the 2,232 page budget President Trump signed last month is a provision affecting the ownership of tips. It says "An employer may not keep tips received by its employees for any purposes, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep any portion of employees’ tips, regardless of whether or not the employer takes a tip credit."
Seems clear enough, until you stop to consider who is a ...
Your Next Interview Could Be On A Ferris WheelRead the rest of this entry »
It's not unusual for a job interview to take place in a restaurant, a hotel suite or some other, off-site location. But on a Ferris wheel?
That's where the global ad and PR agency Havas Worldwide conducted 30 interviews a couple years ago. CEO Paul Marobella told the Chicago Tribune that by conducting the interviews on the famous Navy Pier Ferris wheel in Chicago the firm hoped to ...
Why Your Next Hire Should Be an English MajorRead the rest of this entry »
Have you heard the one about the student who's asked their major?
"English," replies the student.
"Oh, so you're planning to live with your parents forever."
The sad truth is that half of all recent grads who majored in English are underemployed. Half of them earn less than $35,000 annually. Their unemployment rate is 50% higher than the national average
That's the harsh reality according to ...
Want Better Ideas? Go For a WalkRead the rest of this entry »
The late co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs was famous for such idiosyncrasies as disdaining presentations (except when he was delivering them) and such attention to detail that he had an assembly line reversed because it would look better to visitors.
While no one would call his management style benign, managers everywhere should consider adopting one of his business practices -- the walking meeting. Jobs would use walks around Apple's Silicon ...