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 ...
Q1 Hiring Plans Are Strongest In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
The stock market may be seesawing, but employers are still bullish on hiring. Two recent surveys of hiring intention both pointed to strong plans by employers to add staff in the first quarter of this new year.
Manpower's long running Employment Outlook, based on a survey of 12,500 employers, shows 23% expect to add headcount between now and the end of March. Seasonally adjusted basis that comes out to ...
Quitting Without Giving Notice Is Becoming CommonRead the rest of this entry »
In greater numbers than ever, workers are quitting jobs without giving their employer the customary two week notice and increasingly, many are walking out the door without any notice at all.
A pair of articles in The Washington Post this month quoted a number of recruiting executives who estimated that job "ghosting" has increased by 10 or 20% just in the last year.
"It’s absolutely being directly impacted by ...
Is It Time For You to Hire an HR Manager?Read the rest of this entry »
Your hard work and savvy business sense is paying off. Your business is expanding so fast, you're finding hiring new staff, handling payroll and dealing with the paperwork and other issues is taking up more and more of your day. That's got you thinking if now is the time to hire a human resources professional.
The answer is yes. A smaller business can outsource HR to a third-party, typically a ...