Social Security’s Future: The Problem and the Proposals

Recent reports have raised new concerns about the impending insolvency of the Social Security program, absent congressional action. Social Security reform has long been considered a “third rail” of American politics and understandably so, the options for heading off insolvency will inevitably cause pain for significant segments of the population. Yet some in Congress have […]

Companies continue to negotiate remote work options

How the post-pandemic in-person vs. remote work situation is evolving largely depends on the nature of the business. There’s evidence of organizations that might not have been open to the idea of remote work adopting policy changes post-pandemic. And quite a few companies continue to have scheduled work from home days each week, have hybrid […]

Hiring and retention struggles, and their link to onboarding

Employers are working through a time billed as the Great Resignation. According to a July Gallup analysis, 48 percent of America’s working population is actively job searching, and in May alone, 3.6 million Americans resigned from their positions. “There’s not a client I can think of that hasn’t spoken to challenges related to hiring and […]

SECURE Act Provisions for Long-Term Part-Time Employees

SECURE Act Provisions for Long-Term Part-Time Employees The SECURE Act, passed and signed into law in 2019, contained the most extensive retirement plan legislation since the Pension Protection Act of 2006. One of the goals of this legislation was to provide opportunities for more people to be able to save for retirement, including part-time employees. […]

15 Shocking Statistics Every Manufacturing HR Leader Needs to Know

Your frontline leaders are at the center of every activity in your manufacturing operation. Many businesses, however, don’t provide these leaders with the tools and resources they need to succeed. Below are 15 shocking statistics that highlight the important role frontline leaders play in the success of  your business. Frontline Leaders are Critical to your […]

Bonus Grants: A Creative Way to Retain and Reward Key Employees

Changes in the economy – as well as clashing generations in the workforce – have altered the employment landscape. Gone are the days of someone retiring after 40 years with the same company. Job hopping has become the norm, and in the war for talent, top performers are regularly being courted by the competition. Organizations […]

Don’t Lose Your Best Employees: Ask These Questions

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The Great Resignation trend surges on. Employees in record numbers are resigning from their jobs, even without safety precautions like new jobs or savings to keep them afloat. This behavior makes one thing clear: Employees are no longer settling for unsatisfying work conditions. And many of them may be on the verge. So, what can […]

Transform Your Company Culture by Developing Fearless Frontline Leaders

Give your frontline leaders the training they deserve. The single most important factor in employee engagement and satisfaction is the influence of the immediate supervisor. Although this fact is true across almost every industry, company leaders still have a difficult time effectively training frontline leaders. With these leaders supervising 80% of a company’s workforce, their […]

HR Directors: Why Your L&D Program Is Falling Short

Most companies understand the importance of developing their people, and they’re willing to make major investments in training. Organizations in the U.S. spend more than $150 billion every year on learning and development—unfortunately, these dollars are often wasted on ineffective and incomplete programs.    So why are learning and development programs failing?     Good intentions; poor execution Organizations have good intentions and want to see their people succeed. People managers care […]