8 'Best' Jobs That Might Just Get You Interested In HRRead the rest of this entry »
Chances are no child has ever told Grandma and Grandpa they want to be a human resources manager when they grow up. Too bad, because it's a growing career that pays well and is becoming ever more vital to modern management.
A new report from CareerCast says seasoned HR managers have a median salary of $113,000. Even though that means half the jobs pay less, it also means half ...
How Many HR Pros Does a Growing Company Need? More Than You ThinkRead the rest of this entry »
Sooner or later -- and it should be sooner, not later -- every growing startup needs to have an HR professional on staff. We explained in a post last fall how to know when it's time to bring that role in-house. Today, we'll talk about how to know how large an HR staff is necessary for your company -- startup or not.
And, pardon us if we sound like a lawyer, but the ...
More Companies See Value In Mental Health BenefitsRead the rest of this entry »
This is the time of year employers are beginning to hear from their benefits brokers about insurance plans for next year. The tendency is for those conversations to focus around costs. Plan improvements take a backseat to keeping expenses down. This year though, more companies than ever will be taking a close look at how well their plans provide for mental health coverage.
As Mental Health Awareness month comes to ...
Pay Day Could Someday Be Any DayRead the rest of this entry »
When it comes to paying workers, not much has changed since the days the boss came around handing out envelopes. Direct deposit, which is how most companies pay employees, is more than 40 years old. Pay cards are a more recent innovation, but they're not common and mostly used by companies with casual workers and those without a bank account.
Changes, though, are on the horizon.
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HR's 10 Most Common Legal MistakesRead the rest of this entry »
As employment laws become more complex (not to mention more numerous), it's easier than ever for costly mistakes to occur. Penalties can run into the thousands of dollars for simple mistakes (mishandled I-9s can be as high as $1,100 for each violation). More serious violations could bankrupt a small business.
Business Management Daily has compiled a list of 10 most common mistakes managers and HR make. Not each will ...
Good HR Is 'Not Too Submissive'Read the rest of this entry »
When the HR Trend Institute republished an interview with its founder, Tom Haak, the headline it chose told a provocative story: "A good HR professional is not too submissive."
Haak doesn't directly explain what he means by that, but from the other characteristics he says are part of what makes a good HR professional it's clear that independence and backbone are important. A top shelf HR professional has confidence ...
Turnover Is At Highest Level In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
Seems like every other week we see another survey declaring that some big percentage of employees is looking for a new job. In January, The Muse said 58% of its mostly under 34 survey takers were plan to change employers this year. Another survey said two-thirds of workers would outright quit if their work became less flexible. We've even seen more than one survey with clickbait headlines predicting three-quarters of ...
Who's the Most Romantic? Not HRRead the rest of this entry »
For a profession many believe is full of "people persons" with a "touchy feely" approach, human resources isn't even close when it comes to romancing their loved one today.
According to a Valentine's survey (there's a survey about everything) of 2,784 of office workers, 60% of human resources professionals will do something special with that special someone. We don't know what the other 40% will be doing, but if ...
Advice For the New RecruiterRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting is not a job for wimps. For every "Yes" you hear, you'll get 100 "Nos." And that's if you get a call back at all. But place that great candidate with a great employer and you'll be on a high all week.
If you're new to recruiting, the one thing you can be sure of, is that you've got a lot to learn and a lot of work ...
Government Shutdown Takes E-Verify DownRead the rest of this entry »
Employers bringing on new workers must still be completing the required I-9 employment verification forms, even though the partial government shutdown has taken down the E-Verify system.
E-Verify is the online system run by the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) that compares employee I-9 information to Social Security and Homeland Security records to confirm employment eligibility. Government rules require employers to complete an I-9 for each employee not later than ...