Human Resources News & Insights

Could employees and companies benefit from a digital detox?

For busy HR pros, the idea of a digital detox may seem as out of reach as winning the lottery. But in this guest post, the folks at TollFreeForwarding.com, a Los Angeles-based international telecommunications provider, explains why it may be easier — and more beneficial — than you think.

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 Hanft, a flexible compensation specialist with FSAstore.com/HSAstore.com, explains the many benefits of these savings vehicles and compares them […] [MORE]

10 signs your workplace culture is toxic (and how to fix it)

It’s a hard thing to admit … that your work culture may be toxic. But identifying the symptoms and finding the antidotes for them can quickly improve morale, engagement, retention and productivity. Let’s get started. 

Need to attract millennials? Offer student loan benefits

If you want to attract and retain millennials, it’s all about the benefits. And no perks are more sought after among this group than student loan benefits. In this post, guest author Alyssa Schaefer, the chief marketing officer of Laurel Road, a national online lender, explains why employers can’t wait to roll out student loan benefits […] [MORE]

Dealing with the opioid crisis: 3 important steps for HR

The opioid crisis has invaded the majority of workplaces, and for HR pros, controlling this growing problem can seem like an impossible task. In this guest post, Ian Cook, head of workforce solutions at Visier, offers three critical steps HR should be taking to deal with the opioid crisis.

Compliance expert: Anti-sexual harassment training needs to start with this …

Leader accountability is the key to more effective anti-sexual harassment training, says Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames. 

Tips for navigating recent ACA penalties

At the tail-end of 2017, we reported the IRS’ plans for dishing out penalties against employers for failing to comply with the shared responsibility (i.e., “employer mandate”) rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

How video content management systems are transforming HR

Because the job of the HR professional is constantly expanding because of the complexities associated with organizing and prioritizing so many detailed procedures, more employers are turning to video content management systems for help. If you’re unfamiliar with the ins and outs of this system, guest author Sean Gordon, the CEO of HIRENAMI, an HR […] [MORE]

4 HR management trends coming to 2018

Business trends come and go, but they impact our daily work lives. When it comes to HR management, evolving technology and a shift in workforce needs will continue to shape the trends we’ll see in 2018. 

The 3 key employer brand elements that attract and retain talent

Yes, pay, benefits and culture are critical when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. But an employer’s brand also plays a vital role. Matt Handford, the SVP of People for Hootsuite, the world’s largest social media monitoring platform, explains the key elements of a company’s brand strategy — and how such a strategy […] [MORE]