Human Resources News & Insights

Pay transparency: A new tool to boost employee engagement

For many companies, discussing salaries has always been taboo. Some firms even required new hires to sign an agreement swearing they wouldn’t disclose their pay to co-workers. 

Salary calculator: 5 comparison tools you can use to check pay levels

As the job market tightens, setting competitive salary levels becomes more and more critical. 

2018 Salary Guide: How does your comp plan stack up against other companies?

Is your compensation strategy workable in today’s business climate and tight labor market? There’s a tool to help you answer that question. 

Brace yourself: Your employees want raises, or they’re leaving

If you want to keep employees from jumping ship, you may have to loosen the purse strings a little.

How much do employees need to earn to feel successful?

If you asked HR pros what employees would need to make to feel successful, most would probably answer $100,000 or more. But the good news for employers is: That number is actually much lower.

Debunking common FLSA myths

It’s been said that most firms are violating some form of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — most without having any idea.

Needed to retire: 11x your salary

To maintain your standard of living, you need to save 11 times your annual salary if you plan to retire at age 65. How many people are on pace to hit that mark?

Answers to tricky HR questions: Can we ask for candidates’ tax return info?

Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s issue: Applicants’ tax returns and W-2s.

Employee or independent contractor? 3 ways to tell

When an independent contractor was fired, he retaliated … by suing the company where he worked for misclassifying him. He wanted back pay for the 26 hours of overtime he worked each week for 12 years. Did he win?

4 pitfalls that lead to employee misclassification

Doing one of these things to exempt employees will rub out their exempt status – and can make your company liable to pay them overtime compensation.