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Pitfalls to Avoid When Completing a Performance Evaluation

Performance evaluations are a crucial part of the overall performance management process within any organization. If done correctly, employees will become more engaged and more trusting in their organizations, providing for a healthier culture and a more profitable organization. If done incorrectly, employees may become disengaged, and will likely begin to look for employment opportunities … more »

Employer Compliance with the Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was formed by Congress following the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 for the purpose of ensuring safe and healthful working conditions. In fulfilling its purpose, OSHA has detailed standards, rules, and regulations, for covered employers, including specific requirements for injury and … more »

Inflation and Wages and Salaries in 2022

With inflation continuing to rise in the United States, consumers are feeling the pain when it comes to their purchasing power.  Thus, high inflation puts pressure on employers to raise wages and salaries.  So, many employers are resetting their pay strategies and increasing their payroll budgets for 2022, and/or looking for other ways to motivate … more »

The Value of Total Compensation Statements

In this day and age of the “Great Resignation”, many employers are finding it difficult to both retain and hire quality employees. More and more often, these employers breathe a sigh of relief when they find a great new hire, only to be “ghosted” on the new hire’s first day of employment. Because of this, … more »

The Monetary and Non-Monetary Costs of Turnover

Whether you are a small startup business, or a member of the Fortune 500, few executive-level employees understand not only how much money their organizations lose by failing to retain key employees, but also the non-monetary costs an organization faces when turnover occurs. Gallup, a polling and consultancy group, estimates that U.S. businesses currently experience … more »

Retaining New Employees Through Better Onboarding

It is no secret that hiring in today’s workforce climate is incredibly difficult. Workers are expecting higher wages, labor shortages are widespread, and employees who are hired and then trained are more likely to leave for a better paying job. It is also no secret that the cost of turnover is high – likely higher … more »

Do Employers Truly Understand the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? – Part I

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) who administers and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with respect to private employment, state and local government, and federal employees of the Library of Congress, the U.S. Postal Service, Postal Rate Commission, and the Tennessee Valley Authority, would state “No, … more »




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