People lie on resumes. It’s a sad but true fact: The Society for Human Resources Management estimates that as many as half of resumes contain at least one material misrepresentation. A survey from First Advantage, a background screening and analytics firm, found that one applicant in four is willing to lie on a resume in […]

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  The potential costs to businesses of employees’ financial stress spilling over into the workplace has been widely studied and documented: Nearly a third of workers find themselves distracted by personal financial issues while on the job, and over half of these people say they would be more productive at work were it not for […]

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Looking to do some recruiting? Job fairs are a proven winner for many companies. They’re a brand-builder, for one thing – and they present the opportunity for both the employer and job seeker to sniff each other out before anyone invests a lot of time in filling out applications, rewriting resumes and interviewing a potential […]

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Looking to recruit and retain top talent? You’re gonna need a bigger benefits package – and health insurance and a competitive retirement plan need to be at the top of that list. That’s the word from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). The 2017 EBRI/Greenwald & Associates Health and Voluntary Workplace Benefits Survey reported the following: […]

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Despite the Affordable Care Act – and in some ways because of it – offering a traditional group health plan has become prohibitively expensive for many smaller employers. Between 2006 and 2016, average total per-employee premiums have risen by 58 percent, from $11,480 per year to $18,142. Workers are feeling the pinch: Their average contribution […]

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The numbers are in: 25-35 year-olds are contributing far less than expected to retirement and other savings plans – and sky-high monthly college debt service requirements are a big part of the reason why. According to data from EdVisors, those graduating from college in the year 2015 are leaving school with a record $35,051 in […]

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Summer is coming fast – and that brings both challenges and opportunities for human resources departments. You can expect more requests for time off to come in – and even a bump in absenteeism in some areas, especially near the beach! You will also likely have to juggle leave requests in your own department while […]

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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 lead to disengagement, frustration and low employee morale. When to ask Did you know that the best time to ask for a raise is actually when you […]

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The day-to-day tasks required of HR managers in any company can make seeing the “big picture” challenging. If you’re getting stuck in the nitty gritty at work, here is a quick reminder of some HR best practices. Make sure you are doing (or not doing) these things and you and your employees will be positioned well […]

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