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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 »

DHS Ending Temporary Policy for Accepting Expired Form I-9 Documents   

Due to COVID-19 and the issues that it presented to employees obtaining new, unexpired documentation in a timely manner, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented a temporary policy starting on May 1, 2020, that allowed employees to present expired List B documents to satisfy the Form I-9 documentation requirements. Now that document issuing authorities … more »

The Benefits of Stay Interviews in Re-Recruiting

Most employers have heard of the concept of exit interviews where a representative of the organization meets with an employee who is leaving the organization to talk through issues such as employee benefits, conversion privileges, repayment of any debts, and to listen as the employee voices suggestions and complaints. In a way, exit interviews that … more »

Employee Burnout in the Workplace

Employee burnout in the workplace is real.  So, what is it and how are employers able to assist employees to get through it? There are many things that employers may do to assist employees who suffer from burnout, but first let’s define what it means. According to Ask and Expert author Ashley Janssen, employee burnout … more »

May Employers Ask Applicants and Employees About Their Vaccination Status?

When asked some employers state that they are allowed to ask applicants and employees about their vaccination status. Others state that they are not allowed to do so as it violates the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOCs) laws.  While under normal circumstances the latter would be true, the EEOC did release COVID-19 guidelines which states … more »

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the Workplace

Preface: The author of this article has suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) since she was a young girl growing up in Michigan and as she continued her career in Indiana.  It not only impacted her ability to concentrate in high school and college, but also impacted her actions in the work environment during her … more »

Will Salary Budgets Increase in 2022?

Organizations generally set their salary increase budgets in the fourth quarter, or earlier, of each year for the following year, e.g., 2021 for 2022. In 2021, salary increase budgets were projected to be between 3% and 3.2%. However, with the rising rates of inflation, employers are currently rethinking their 2022 salary increase budgets. What we … more »