What’s Hot in HR

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR It’s that time of year again—the ominous fourth quarter. Year end, open enrollment, holiday parties, bonus calculations, office hours are all over the place, and half your staff is missing. It’s a good time to be in HR! It is also time to ramp up for next year by making sure […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR Earlier in the fall, we had a member reach out to us and ask about cyber security.  At first, we were a bit confused—thinking this to be an IT matter, not an HR matter.  After some brief research and internal discussion, it became clear that this absolutely is an issue for […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By Amy Matthews, SPHR Compliance. For a myriad of reasons, this is a word that gets mixed reactions from employers. Some find it annoying – a necessary evil.  Forced to comply with all the rules and regulations because “The Man” says they must. Others are leading the charge. Current and accurate Labor and Safety postings?  […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews There’s some chatter lately about changing trends when it comes to managing performance and retention for employees. The annual performance review (with the obligatory raise) is on its way out the door for many companies. Even quarterly reviews are losing some steam. Instead, companies that are in touch with their culture are […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Is your company leaving candidates with the best image of your organization? Many companies are concerned with their public image, especially in 2018, when we are all so exposed through social media outlets. We worry about a bad Yelp or Google review. Some companies have a strong focus on brand management or […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews I once worked with a manager who could never remember his HR-related acronyms.  When it came to FMLA, he called it “LOL WTH.”  While this seems humorous at the outset, it isn’t funny when it comes to actually working within the parameters of the FMLA rules. What is FMLA? Basically, FMLA applies […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Hire slowly, fire quickly. This is a saying that has been around for a while, and I always casually toss it at employers like a mantra. In fact, I did this a couple of weeks ago, and the business owner said, “Why?” After some pondering, this is what I told her: Company […]

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