Sunday July 22, 2018

Study: Counteroffers don’t convince employees to stay long-term

If one of your best employees gets an offer somewhere else, it’s natural to try and convince them to stay.  Many employers offer a higher salary in hopes of keeping their top talent — a recent study by Robert Half reported that 58% of managers have made counteroffers to employees wanting to leave the company. […]

3 tactics to let employees know it’s OK to use flex time

Schedule flexibility is a great benefit that a lot of companies are offering. Many employees now have the opportunity to work from home or leave early to pick up their kids.  The only problem? A lot of workers feel like they can’t actually use this benefit. Changing the culture A recent study revealed that 40% […]

Health savings accounts: Not your parents’ retirement plan

With the rise in health savings account (HSA) enrollment among younger employees and the decline in company matching rates of 401(k)s, HSAs have emerged as a retirement account option for new employees. In this guest post, Sean Hanftm, a flexible compensation specialist with FSAstore.com/HSAstore.com, explains the many benefits of these savings vehicles and compares them […]

5 ways to help an employee going through a hard time

Try as we might, sometimes keeping work and personal issues separate is impossible.  And when an employee is struggling due to a sick family member or recent divorce, it can be tough to know exactly how to help. The right balance It’s up to HR pros to be both compassionate and professional — to be […]

Trump’s driver sues for years of unpaid overtime

Donald Trump’s former driver claims to be owed years of overtime pay, and the potential FLSA violation could end up costing the President hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Noel Cintron was Trump’s personal driver for more than 25 years. And while he was paid an annual salary of $75,000, Cintron now claims he was incorrectly […]

Opioid epidemic in the workplace: Is Congress’s ambitious new legislation the answer?

Employers everywhere are struggling to handle the opioid crisis and its impact on the workplace, so Congress is looking to step in.  A new bill, H.R. 5892, has been introduced in the House. It aims to establish an advisory committee to guide the Secretary of Labor on ways to reduced and address opioid abuse in the […]

7 insane bosses that’ll make you thankful for yours

Sure, no one’s boss is perfect. But some are so spectacularly bad they’ll make you happy to deal with your own flawed leader.  Reader’s Digest had employees share the most ridiculous and strangest interactions they’ve had with their bosses. Here are the best ones: The Penny Pincher. In an effort to save some money (or maybe […]

Trump administration weighs ending current DOL: What it means for HR

The Trump administration has certainly made some major — and mostly pro-employer — changes to Department of Labor (DOL) regs, but those changes pale in comparison to what the administration hopes to do to the agency next. In the White House’s “Delivering Government Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations,” the Trump administration announced it hopes to […]

Buried in work? 3 tips when asking colleagues for help

Between the flood of emails constantly coming in and a never ending to-do list, it’s no surprise that plenty of people are completely overwhelmed at work.  And a lot of stress could be eased by asking colleagues for help … but almost no one wants to admit defeat or impose on others. Making a clear […]

Baker wins, but Supreme Court religious freedom ruling raises tough issues for HR

When the High Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to put together a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs, it made national news – and put employers everywhere in a tricky spot regarding free speech. It also left things pretty open-ended on the issue of Free Speech. […]