Are you doing enough to leverage tech for employee relations?

HRExecutive

It may not be surprising that during 2020, social and political conflict —along with ongoing challenges due to COVID-19—helped position the employee relations (ER) function as a vital factor in shaping positive employee experiences. million employees globally, including 2.3

Minimum Wage Increases for 2022

Stratus.HR

Despite talk of raising it, the federal minimum wage is still $7.25 per hour and unchanged for most states that have historically maintained the federal standard. However, many states that have higher minimum wage rates have announced *increases for 2022.

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Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

If you own a business or are a HR manager, maintaining unified employee relations is integral to your company’s success. Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively.

4 Ways Blue Collar Employers Can Improve Employee Relations

Ascentis

It’s a well-known fact within skilled labor industries that retaining quality employees is a never-ending challenge. Recent studies show that the t urnover rate in blue collar industries such as manufacturing, warehouses, transport, and construction stands at a striking 20%.

Top 5 challenges in employee relations and how you can address them

TalenX

WHAT ARE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS? Employee Relations is not just a term, nor it only means relationships between employers and employees. It refers to an organization’s efforts to create and maintain a positive relationship with its employees.

Wage and Hour lessons- Damn this stuff gets complicated!

OmegaHR Solutions

The important factors in wage and hour lawsuits are time and money. Finding the right balance is a matter of knowing the rules. Rather than subjecting you to my writing today I am going to expose you to the writing of four excellent attorneys who also write great blog posts. The common theme to these four posts is wage and hour issues. This is important with the new exempt regulations looming on the near horizon.

5 Things to Know About The Yelp Employee Who Got Fired Complaining About A Living Wage in San Fran.

The HR Capitalist

A Yelp employee recently got fired for writing a post taking her company and CEO to task for not paying her better so she could live in the Bay Area. Here's your summary from The Washington Post : "The Yelp employee who said she was fired after she blogged about the financial pressures she felt while working for the multibillion-dollar business said Monday that her breaking point came one night when she went to sleep — and woke up "starving" two hours later.

HR TROLLS: Thinking Unemployment on Steroids Means You Have a Compensation Problem.

The HR Capitalist

I belong to multiple online groups covering HR on a variety of platforms - you know the type - people can post questions on problems they're having in their HR shops and get help, advice and recommendations from their peers. The problem wasn't the incentive, it was the company.

Should HR Give Employees Advice – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Let’s face it, human resources professionals often know personal things about their employees, like how much money they make. As a result, it can be tempting to want to help employees tap into community resources. That’s not a bad thing, if it’s done the right way. I work in employee relations/training department for an organization in the human services/non-profit field. You know her from this post about the importance of job references. (It’s

Employee Access to Payroll Records – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

One of the departments that HR works closely with is payroll. Either way, HR and accounting need to partner so employees aren’t confused. My company uses a website to ‘give’ employees electronic access to their paycheck stubs, rather than issue paper. Since being hired, I’ve complained several times that the system doesn’t recognize me, and I can’t see my paycheck stubs. No one in the payroll office seems willing or able to assist.

Preparing for Possible Human Resources Policy Changes in 2021 and Beyond

Astron Solutions

As the dust continues to settle after an intense election season, it is important for Human Resources to take stock of its current concerns and prepare for possible adjustments & new hot topics. The events of 2020 have certainly taught us there is a need to be fluid. The U.S.

6 Ways a PEO Can Help You Manage Your Employee-Related To-Dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But ignoring your employee-related responsibilities could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They?ve Departed ? Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Today’s reader note is about a company that’s doing something really nice for employees and ends up with a huge dilemma on their hands. Our company takes all employees (along with their family, significant other, friend, etc.) to Disney for the weekend. While this is not a mandatory event, we hope all employees will attend. Last year almost 80 percent of all employees joined us). The employee buys their own airfare and we reimburse them.

Astron Solutions’ 2021 Wrap-Up: Our Key Takeaways

Astron Solutions

We find ourselves at the end of another year. In this last Astronology® for 2021, we will recap some emerging HR trends we saw in the year. In addition, we faced an unforeseen event this year that was influenced by the recent pandemic – the so-called “Great Resignation.”

This Is What Companies Do When They Are Getting Kicked by Entry-Level Turnover.

The HR Capitalist

Let''s say you''re an HR leader responsible for recruiting and retention in some entry-level parts of your company, and your turnover rate is the death of a thousand cuts. Aetna recently decided to write the check to try and buy their way out of a turnover problem. More from the Harford Courant : "Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini told employees at a meeting Monday the company is raising its minimum wage to $16 per hour in April.

Court of appeals decision highlights risk of (mis)classifying employees

Ohio Employer's Law

I once handled a wage-and-hour investigation in which the employer, before retaining my services, hired an HR consultant to help classify its employees as exempt or non-exempt. The DOL, however, disagreed, and reclassified half of the company’s employees (with corresponding back pay awards for unpaid overtime for those employees moved from exempt to non-exempt). The lesson here is not a happy one. wage and hour

HR Trends for 2021

Astron Solutions

Despite all the uncertainty in the world, you have been a positive constant for Astron. As per Astronology® tradition, our last article of the year will be our thoughts on possible HR trends and hot topics for the incoming year. Changes to the traditional 401(k) plan.

A Comprehensive Guide on Industrial Relations in HRM

Analytics Training

Industrial relations encompass the study of labor relations, organizational behavior, and human resource management —industrial relations in HRM focus on the relationship between workers, organizations, and the government. The primary objective of HRM in industrial relations is to create an environment where organizations can thrive while providing opportunities for employees to succeed. . What Is Industrial Relations? .

The Burden of FLSA, FMLA and ADA

PerformanceICreate

I was having lunch the other day with a dear friend and HR colleague and he was telling me a story that I had lived through many times before. In a nutshell, he had a manager who wanted to break the rules because it was “too burdensome” to follow them. More honestly stated: the manager did not care to do the right thing because the right thing was a pain in her ass. HR professionals face this dilemma all the time. Long live the DOL website! (Ok,

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Work Stoppage in the 21st Century

Astron Solutions

What do the NFL , the cereal brand Kellogg’s , and Long Island University Brooklyn Campus (LIU-Brooklyn) have in common? They all have dealt with employee lockouts in the last five years. Given the September 14th end to the LIU-Brooklyn faculty lockout, in this issue of Astronology® we discuss lockouts and work stoppage in general. Strike vs. Lockout…what’s the difference? However, the ways they develop are different. The solution reached?

The Fissured Workplace and Employee Misclassification

Astron Solutions

In recent times, companies such as Uber and Handy have been faced with lawsuits challenging whether the individuals working for them should truly be considered “contractors.” Are their “staff” in reality employees being denied rights reserved to those in the proper classification? In this issue of Astronology® we explore the fissured workplace and the accompanying issue of employee misclassification. How large of an issue is misclassifying employees?

Fired Over Facebook? What Employers Must Know About Social Media Posts

Astron Solutions

Recently, a Yelp company employee, “Jane,” was fired after blogging about her CEO. Her blog focused on how the CEO did not provide employees with a living wage, and that after taxes she was making approximately $8.15 per hour. She went on to describe how certain employees were homeless or how some were forced to move home with their families in order to live. In another instance, an employee called her supervisor a “mental patient” on her Facebook page.

HR for restaurants explained

Homebase

If you’re the owner or operator of a growing restaurant, you’re probably no stranger to working with tight budgets and narrow profit margins. . Give your team the tools they deserve. Learn more. Benefits of HR in the restaurant industry. across the country.

Amazon Raising All US Workers to a Minimum of $15/hr Is The Simplest Business Decision Ever.

The HR Capitalist

In case you missed it, Amazon announced today that it would establish a $15/hr minimum hourly wage for all 350,000 of its U.S. employees. The new pay threshold will go into effect Nov. 1 and impact all full-time, temporary and seasonal workers across the company’s U.S. warehouse and customer service teams as well as Whole Foods, the company said in a blog post. It did not disclose what its current minimum pay wage is for U.S.

What is a PEO? – Top 10 FAQs Business Owners Have About PEOs

Prism HR

It’s your responsibility to ensure your employees are paid on time, stay safe throughout the workday, and have access to benefits like workers’ compensation, health insurance, and 401k. Using a PEO to outsource HR lets you focus on your mission and operations to deliver the best products and services to your clients. In this blog, we’ll discuss the top 10 FAQs business owners have about professional employer organizations (PEOs). How does the PEO model work?

HR systems features: the definitive A-Z of HR technology

cipHR

HR systems features have evolved from simple data entry and storage to modern, comprehensive cloud-based solutions that supports the HR, learning, payroll and recruitment activities of busy HR teams. HR systems features: the definitive A-Z of HR technology.

Functions of an Human Resource Management(HRM)

Keka HR Blog

Human Resource Management is a way of managing, maintaining, training and developing the key resource of any organization, its people. . It helps in the smooth functioning of an organization to work towards its goals. Training and Development . Employee Welfare .

Which Jobs Could I Pay as a 1099 Contractor?

Stratus.HR

Today’s gig economy makes it easy to find a professional to tackle just about any task, which would also save on taxes, benefits, and other costs associated with employees. Financial : Are the business aspects of the worker’s job controlled by the payer?

September’s Webinar Specifically for California Supervisors

HRWatchdog

That’s because the responsibility of managing employee relations most often falls on California supervisors to enforce HR policies, address employee grievances appropriately and honor accommodations. Avoid the legal and financial perils of noncompliance. Disciplining or terminating an employee. Register online or call (800) 331-8877. Your webinar purchase includes a recorded version that’s available after the live event.

Maintaining a Positive Labor Relations Environment | LaborSoft

LaborSoft

The expectations that employees have from their employers are constantly evolving. Therefore, it is crucial to address workers' demands by updating labor relations strategies and policies. Still, the cooperation doesn't ensure that things will go as planned.

HR Glossary of Terms

Zenefits

ATS, employee handbook, HRIS, workers’ comp … there are plenty of acronyms and terms in the HR world to know and stay on top of. Whatever your situation is, we’ve got the ultimate HR glossary to help! Ban the Box. Common-Law Employee.

Why Understanding Labor Laws Is So Important

Global People Strategist

They ensure that employer-employee relations are monitored, allowing both parties to be held accountable for their actions. There is a natural hierarchy between the employer and the employee. Working Hours.

How Will California’s Fast Food Council Bill Affect QSRs Across the Country?

Zenefits

On September 5, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 257, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, into law in California. The following groups will be members of the Fast Food Council: Government officials from the state’s Department of Industrial Relations.

HRMS – Key features that you must know.

CuteHR

It connects the human resources in the business with the help of information technology. HRMS is generally a cloud-based software that can help your HR team manage any specific size of human resources backed by employees and company database. But, how human resource management system software helpful to the HR team? The HRMS reduces the amount of manual and repetitive task. This helps in reducing the time consumed by unproductive activity.

CHARTS FOR SMART HR PROS: Turnover Is Back to Pre-Recession Levels Across America.

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note - Going to give you a couple of charts this week that you should absolutely share as a part of any HR deck you do for an operations review with the business leaders of your company. We all need third party data to tell the story of what the company faces related to tightness in recruiting markets, turnover and more. Hey kids - on Monday, I shared a chart that showed the absolute lack of candidates available in the job market these days.

Volunteer Time Off (VTO): All You Need To Know

AIHR

For 70% of people , their sense of purpose in life is defined by the work that they do. Employees whose work gives them purpose are more engaged, satisfied, and resilient. They are also more productive and willing to recommend the company to others. Increased employee engagement.

How to Advance Your Career in HR

HR Digest

We’ll also give you advice on navigating career paths in human resources, starting with the most common route: following your passion. . They manage employee relations, recruit new employees, train them, and provide benefits. Here are the top five: .

Do You Need Nonprofit Insurance?

Embroker

Nonprofits can face lawsuits from volunteers, donors, employees, and government regulators. According to a Towers Watson Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability Survey, 63 percent of nonprofit organizations reported a D&O claim in the past 10 years.

Back to Work After COVID-19

Tandem HR

An employer’s guide to preparing the business, the workplace and employees for the transition. businesses are entering a new phase of the pandemic and employees are headed back to work after COVID-19 shelter in place orders expire. Prepare your employees. ?