How to Create a Salary Budget

June 1st, 2017 3:15 pm

How do you approach allocating compensation dollars into a salary budget? Managers throughout your company must work together to budget dollars for salary and help control health care and other miscellaneous benefit costs. Research Carefully research salary ranges to determine pay rates by geography and industry. Look at all jobs and determine what work is […]

Should You Offer Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

May 2nd, 2017 12:17 pm

Unlimited vacation time is like an all-you-can-eat buffet: Although you love the idea of downing pounds of shrimp, in reality there’s only so many fantails you can eat, and it’s never as much as you imagine. Unlimited vacation is like that — you imagine weeks off from work – weeks of lying on white sand […]

Alternatives to Layoffs

April 12th, 2017 11:25 am

Most people know what the word “downsizing” means … loss of jobs. Layoffs. Unemployment. So if downsizing means releasing employees, what does “right-sizing” mean? Some companies politely refer to downsizing as right-sizing, because it helps them size their workforce according to the amount of business they’re currently generating. The staff-to-work ratio is deemed “right” and […]

HR Confidentiality – How and Why

March 8th, 2017 1:10 pm

HR has a responsibility – both to the employer and employees. That’s why concerns about potential discrimination or harassment issues need to be balanced with limiting employer liability and guarding against lawsuits. Employees need to know that information will be discussed only with those who have a need to know and whose input is necessary […]

Why Training Your Employees Is Good for Retention

February 22nd, 2017 9:00 am

There’s an old joke about an executive who worries that training their employees will be a bad investment because they might leave, to which the sage CEO says, “What if we don’t train them and they stay?” Contrary to common fears, training employees doesn’t usher them out the door. Yes, training may prepare employees for […]