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Revolving Door of Talent

Quits are on the Rise: Do You Have a Revolving Door of Talent?

In May, the US Economy added 223,000 jobs and national unemployment reached a low of 3.8% (an 18-year low).  There were 6.6 million job openings with the number of quits at 3.6 million (a rate of 2.4%). When the economy and job market were weak during the recession, workers were… Read More

Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) Executive Pay

Don’t Fly Blind with Your Executive Compensation Under the TCJA

One often neglected area when employers review their current employee pay plans against changes under the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is executive compensation.  Two types of remuneration in particular that are frequently used by employers to attract, retain and provide monetary performance incentives for their executives, c-suite and… Read More


Skilled Labor Workers

6 Tips for Recruiting in the World of Skilled Labor Shortages

While a low unemployment rate can create a great boost for the economy and thus strong business growth, for many employers it also translates to trouble in finding enough workers to keep up with growing business demands.  After decades of pushing would-be workers entering the workforce toward a career paths… Read More


OSHA Accident Free Workplace

How Safe is Your Workplace? It’s Time to Tell OSHA.

Most private employers with 10 or more employees who do not fall within a low risk industry (click here for a list of industries partially exempt from recordkeeping) are required to maintain records of any and all work-related illnesses or injuries using OSHA Form 301: Injury and… Read More

Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy: Make Sure You Don’t Get Snowed!

After the East Coast faced down the “bomb cyclone”and polar vortex and with more storms on the horizon throughout the US, many employers are fielding questions from managers and employees about whether or not their company has an inclement weather policy and when they will be closed for business. If… Read More

Cracked Pot

We’re All Cracked Pots: Managing Employees’ Weaknesses

Many years ago, I had a great manager named Kim who at one of our team meetings shared with all of her employees a great story about a cracked water pot.  There are a number of variations of this fable, but here is the version she shared as I best… Read More

New Employee Onboarding

10 Tips to Make a Great First Impression When Onboarding New Employees

Congratulations!  In today’s competitive labor market, after a harrowing recruitment process, you have succeeded in attracting an ideal candidate to join your team.  After such a significant investment of time and resources, ensuring a successful employee onboarding experience is beneficial to both your new employee and your company as… Read More

Why 2017 Will Be the Year of Human Resources

As unemployment rates steadily decline and skilled worker shortages are on the rise, workforce rules and regulations continually are in flux and companies are looking to blend the culture of their shrinking baby-boomer employee base with Generations X-Z and incoming millennials, the vital role played by Human Resources in ensuring a… Read More