Human resources specialists are the unsung heroes of the HR world. Yes, the managers get all the credit (and take all the blame, if they’re any good.) But where the rubber meets the road, doing the grunt work of human resources and actually making things happen are the lower-level HR specialists. Many of them just […]

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Need to attract young workers? You aren’t alone. The State of Minnesota is struggling with a massive shortage of qualified teachers – and has decided to do more to attract young, recently-graduated teacher applicants by sweetening their benefits package with a student loan repayment assistance program. Thus far, the program has been a terrific success, […]

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Health insurance giant Aetna is the latest major employer to join the growing list of companies to offer student loan repayment assistance as an employee benefit. Beginning in 2017, the company’s 50,000 full-time workers will be eligible for matching student loan payments of up to $2,000 per year, up to a cap of $10,000 per […]

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Competition for talent is getting more intense. Last month’s positive jobs report was great news, but it also means that employers are going to have to step up to the plate and offer a compelling value proposition in order to recruit and retain the best talent. Fall behind and it will be your competitors, not […]

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Not all of us are fortunate enough to have access to Roth 401(k) accounts. Only a fraction of employers who offer 401(k) plans make Roth accounts available to their employees. But recent surveys indicate that even when Roth accounts are offered, employees have yet to embrace them. Fewer than 10 percent of plan participants who […]

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asking for a raise

How to Ask for a Raise

March 24, 2016

  Asking for a raise can be hard. But it’s important, as a disconnect in how an employee is being compensated and how they feel they should be compensated can┬álead to disengagement, frustration and low employee morale. When to ask Did you know that the best time┬áto ask for a raise is actually when you […]

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