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Calculators:
Turnover is an important metric for human resource professionals. Tracking turnover helps provides information that can be used to address issues before key employees leave the organization.
Guidance:
Minimum wage rates vary from state to state. This chart identifies the 2017 minimum wage for all 50 states as well as the federal minimum wage.
Attorney John Lai will cover the latest HR recordkeeping do’s and don’ts, and discuss the legal, practical, and logistical aspects of hard and electronic records management.
Attorney John Lai will cover the latest HR recordkeeping do’s and don’ts, and discuss the legal, practical, and logistical aspects of hard and electronic records management.
David W. Jones, CCP and Daniel T. Steelman of Matthews Young – Management Consulting, provide real-life examples on how companies are dealing with the tough challenges that lie ahead, and expert insights into how to address payroll and benefits concerns tied to the new rule.
David W. Jones, CCP and Daniel T. Steelman of Matthews Young – Management Consulting, provide real-life examples on how companies are dealing with the tough challenges that lie ahead, and expert insights into how to address payroll and benefits concerns tied to the new rule.
John Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, SPHR, founder of Rubino Consulting Services, will teach you the ins and outs of planning, key issues to consider, and all of the data you will need to take into account when developing next year’s pay budget.
John Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, SPHR, founder of Rubino Consulting Services, will teach you the ins and outs of planning, key issues to consider, and all of the data you will need to take into account when developing next year’s pay budget.
Now that the DOL’s final overtime exemption rule has been published in the Federal Register, the dust has by no means settled. You only have a few months to get in compliance with the rule—the biggest wage and hour development of the past decade.
Now that the DOL’s final overtime exemption rule has been published in the Federal Register, the dust has by no means settled. You only have a few months to get in compliance with the rule—the biggest wage and hour development of the past decade.
One of the most important decisions you’ll make with regard to reigning in costs associated with workers’ compensation claims lies in choosing a workers’ compensation insurance carrier with a focus on meeting your needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
One of the most important decisions you’ll make with regard to reigning in costs associated with workers’ compensation claims lies in choosing a workers’ compensation insurance carrier with a focus on meeting your needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Many employers combine incentive performance pay with a step-based system to drive engagement and control payroll budgets. But when you do, you will want to do so armed with as much data and information as possible.
Many employers combine incentive performance pay with a step-based system to drive engagement and control payroll budgets. But when you do, you will want to do so armed with as much data and information as possible.
Job Descriptions:
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Apply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.
Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.
Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers.
Apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.
Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.
Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.
Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.
Provide therapy to patients with visual impairments to improve their functioning in daily life activities. May train patients in activities such as computer use, communication skills, or home management skills.
Policies:
Call-In Pay
Fraternization
Merit Increases
Performance Appraisal
Part-Time/Temporary Employees or Independent Contractors
Surveys:
Conducted in August/September 2016, the training survey asked participants about how their training programs are developed and implemented.
White Papers:
Is pay transparency right for your organization? Many believe in a more-is-better approach to transparency in compensation, and there are some great reasons to explore the idea. But not everyone is on board.
Managing costs for specialty drugs is becoming more and more critical to containing rising healthcare costs. In its fact sheet entitled Specialty Drugs and Health Care Costs, the Pew Charitable Trusts suggests a combination of strategies to control both premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
Where did Wells go wrong, and what can employers using variable pay learn from their experience? Several lessons can be gleaned, and chief among them is that companies walk a fine line between incentivizing employees enough to improve company results without promoting undue risky behaviors.
New research suggests there is more to helping employees with retirement planning besides providing effective communication and knowing which benefits to emphasize for particular generations. Timing is also a critical factor. That’s because the development of our brains can be a help or an impediment to good financial decisions. The key is in the ways our intelligence develops over time—and how it declines.
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How much should you be paying to attract and retain the best employees, based on your industry and location?


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