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Benefits

Employee Benefits Guide

Employee Benefits Guide

Selecting the right benefits package can be one of the most important things you do, in the life of your employees, and in the life of your business. An attractive and smart benefits program can be a differentiator for your company, and it can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. Companies that get benefits right reap big rewards. But selecting the right benefits mix is not a "cut and paste" proposition, as there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Your workforce is diverse, it may very well be multigenerational, and so your employees will need and want different options. You'll need to choose wisely. Benefits can be expensive and once you offer a benefit, it's not easy to rescind the offer. In this guide, you'll learn...

How to Craft Employee Benefits Plans for a Multi-Generational Workforce

How to Craft Employee Benefits Plans for a Multi-Generational Workforce

We all hear it time and time again: With four generations composing today’s workforce (and Gen Z fast nipping at their heels), companies have a lot to consider when it comes to hiring and retention. A major key to retention, as we all realize, is a solid employee benefits plan. So, it’s important that you provide a program that appeals to your entire employee base. But when you’ve got to manage the expectations of so many different generations with differing needs, a one-size-fits-all benefits program simply isn’t going to cut it. What is the multi-generational workforce? When we talk about the generations making up most employee bases, we’re referring to these date ranges. No source can precisely agree on birth years, but generally...

HR COE Benefits Benchmark Quiz

HR COE Benefits Benchmark Quiz

Is your benefits program all it could be? The path to achieving excellence in recruiting is a continual journey that evolves over three phases. To find out what phase you’re in and get a customized action plan. TAKE OUR QUIZ TO FIND OUT: Quiz will load down below shortly Content loading... Please enable javascript! Recruiting Benchmarking Quiz What’s preventing you from attracting and hiring top talent? To get to the next level, evaluate your team’s approach to benefits and open enrollment. Where are you losing time? What routine tasks are holding you back? Once you answer these core questions, you can devise a plan to leverage technology to drive efficiencies. Based on your responses, you’re in Phase 1: To get to the next level, bring...

People Management

2019 Report: People Management, Perception vs. Reality

2019 Report: People Management, Perception vs. Reality

What business leaders think about engagement, the causes of turnover, and compliance risk.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team

How to Build the Ideal HR Team

Your resource to understanding where to invest resources as you build your own version of an ideal HR team. In this guide, we’ll: Outline an approach to building an HR team around three key functions: Talent Acquisition, Benefits Administration and HR Operations Dive into the responsibilities of each function and the key metrics that drive their success Consider when, where and why to invest in HCM technology Complete the form below to download the guide now and get started.

HR COE People Management Benchmark Quiz

HR COE People Management Benchmark Quiz

How well does your HR team manage and develop people? The path to achieving excellence in recruiting is a continual journey that evolves over three phases. To find out what phase you’re in and get a customized action plan. TAKE OUR QUIZ TO FIND OUT: Quiz will load down below shortly Content loading... Please enable javascript! People Management Quiz What’s preventing you from attracting and hiring top talent? To get to the next level, think about ways to streamline and automate all the workflows that go into the routine tasks of people management, so you can begin to focus on the more strategic aspects of motivating and developing your employees. Based on your responses, you’re in Phase 1: To get to the next level, learn the key...

Compliance

Compliance Guide for HR Leaders

Compliance Guide for HR Leaders

As part of our commitment to help HR and business leaders make a difference in their organizations, we’ve published this compliance deep dive to help you stay current and effective in a fast-paced and changing world. Inside you’ll learn: How to maintain compliance with federal regulations through the employee lifecycle Potential violations to watch for and tips to avoid them Expert advice on how HR can mitigate risk Complete the form and get your 2019 Compliance Guide instantly.

Payroll Compliance in 2019: What You Need to Know

Payroll Compliance in 2019: What You Need to Know

Payroll compliance can be extraordinarily complex and quite costly if not done right. Unless processes are in place to consistently apply pay policies, accurately calculate Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime, and streamline administration of FMLA and other leave policies, you can leave your business vulnerable to litigation. If your company is audited or subjected to a lawsuit, are you sure you have the proper controls and processes in place to quickly provide accurate records and audit trails? Reducing overpayment, absenteeism and litigation are all areas of potential savings for every business. Automating the time and labor function can be the key to managing labor costs, but it also provides operational benefits. Decisions can...

HR COE Compliance Benchmark Quiz

HR COE Compliance Benchmark Quiz

Is your organization at risk? The path to achieving excellence in recruiting is a continual journey that evolves over three phases. To find out what phase you’re in and get a customized action plan. TAKE OUR QUIZ TO FIND OUT: Quiz will load down below shortly Content loading... Please enable javascript! Compliance Benchmarking Quiz What’s preventing you from attracting and hiring top talent? To get to the next level, analyze your current compliance practices to find out where you are at risk. Then develop strategies to address those problem areas. Based on your responses, you’re in Phase 1: To get to the next level, look for the right technology to proactively monitor compliance. When you find the right fit, invest in technology to lay...

Employee Experience

Employee Turnover Guide

Employee Turnover Guide

Download Your Guide to Curb Employee Turnover Tracking turnover can help HR and finance leaders understand root causes, estimate the cost-to-hire and plan for the ebb and flow of growth. Download our Turnover Guide to: Learn why employees leave Understand the negative effects of turnover Discover best practices to decrease turnover Complete the form and get your Turnover Guide instantly.

5 Ways Managers Hurt Employee Engagement Without Even Knowing It

5 Ways Managers Hurt Employee Engagement Without Even Knowing It

By Jason Lauritsen For most employees, the manager is their most important connection to the organization. Their manager is responsible for helping them understand their role, providing feedback, rating their performance, and often, making decisions about their compensation. The manager is also the employee’s main source of communication about things that might affect them or their job. This is why managers get a lot of attention in any discussion about employee engagement. The manager isn’t solely responsible for an employee’s engagement, but their actions and behavior can dramatically amplify or dampen it. For this reason, things that might seem insignificant to a manager can have a major impact on an employee. Below, I’ve outlined...

Best Practices for Onboarding Employees

Best Practices for Onboarding Employees

From first-day to feedback, well-planned onboarding is the first step to creating an engaged and productive workforce. First impressions are everything, and top performing companies know it. When it comes to onboarding employees, organizations have quickly realized that onboarding is an opportunity that’s not to be wasted. In fact, SHRM found that new hires who receive an excellent onboarding orientation are 69% more likely to stay at a company for at least three years. Onboarding is the process of helping new hires become familiar with their new company, understand job expectations and assimilate into workplace culture. Four Elements of Successful Onboarding Developing a formal onboarding process requires a written plan, detailed steps...

Labor Costs

How to Fight the Hidden Costs of Unplanned Overtime

How to Fight the Hidden Costs of Unplanned Overtime

Discover the data-driven way to master overtime planning Most organizations spend approximately 70% on “people costs” (e.g., wages, benefits, etc.). If you don’t have meaningful, actionable data on your biggest expense, you’re headed for disaster. As an example, take unplanned overtime, a problem that impacts pretty much everyone. Business leaders see it eating away at profits. HR sees it as a dangerous liability. And studies show people who work more than 40 hours a week increase their risk of burnout six-fold, in comparison to people who work less than 35 hours a week. Accurately Predict Unplanned Overtime with Data Analytics The only way to solve the problem is to be able to accurately and consistently forecast overtime expenses. And...

CFO

Think Like a CFO: How to Maximize Your Labor Spend

Think Like a CFO: How to Maximize Your Labor Spend

Human Resource’s top priorities include: finding the right people, getting them to join the team, onboarding, coaching, career development, and keeping everyone engaged and productive. These are areas where HR excels, and, of course, all of those things are profoundly important and necessary to the health of your organization. But, there’s also a big opportunity for HR professionals to add value to the financial side of the business. Start thinking about how different categories of workers — salaried, variable, seasonal — get paid and how best to maximize that spend. In other words, you need to supplement your HR knowledge and start thinking like your CFO. Here are some questions to consider: Are we overspending on labor? Labor costs are...

HR COE Labor Costs Benchmark Quiz

HR COE Labor Costs Benchmark Quiz

What role does HR play in labor costing? The path to achieving excellence in recruiting is a continual journey that evolves over three phases. To find out what phase you’re in and get a customized action plan. TAKE OUR QUIZ TO FIND OUT: Quiz will load down below shortly Content loading... Please enable javascript! Recruiting Benchmarking Quiz What’s preventing you from attracting and hiring top talent? To get to the next level, start thinking about how HR can partner with Finance to maximize your organization’s labor spend. Based on your responses, you’re in Phase 1: To get to the next level, continue to partner with Finance on more complex, and rewarding, labor cost management projects. Depending on your circumstances and company...

Recruiting

4 Steps to Convince Your Boss You Need a New ATS

4 Steps to Convince Your Boss You Need a New ATS

Is your ATS preventing you from finding the right candidates? Check out our guide for tips to convince your boss to invest in a new system.

Finding Employees in a Tight Labor Market

Finding Employees in a Tight Labor Market

How is it that 200 million people globally are available for hire, while 34% of companies around the world report having difficulty filling jobs? U.S. job openings jumped to a record high in January 2018, outpacing hiring, the latest indication that companies are having trouble finding employees who are qualified for the positions. Hiring managers in practically every industry are concerned about the lack of available talent. Several factors are contributing to the shortage. According to Gallup, about a third of today’s workforce is made up of 75 million Baby Boomers. The oldest Boomers turned 70 last year, and the youngest are in their early 50s. More than 44 million of them are still working, but InvestoPedia indicates that about...

HR COE Recruiting Benchmark Quiz

HR COE Recruiting Benchmark Quiz

What’s preventing you from attracting and hiring top talent? The path to achieving excellence in recruiting is a continual journey that evolves over three phases. To find out what phase you’re in and get a customized action plan. TAKE OUR QUIZ: Content loading... Please enable javascript! Recruiting Benchmarking Quiz What’s preventing you from attracting and hiring top talent? To get to the next level, consider assigning an owner to lead the recruiting function, get hiring managers more involved, and create efficiencies to give yourself time to step back and analyze what’s working and what’s not. Based on your responses, you’re in Phase 1: To get to the next level, become more familiar with the key performance indicators that can guide...