Minimum Wage Touched by Tip Pooling 

by Jodi R. Bohr

The recent uptick in collective action filings against Arizona restaurants compels a Human Resources focus on the requirements of tip pooling and an employer’s decision to take the tip credit. With minimum wage reaching $15 per hour in some cities and states, restaurateurs have been forced to address the disparity in pay rates between servers… [More]

The Game for Talent Has Changed – Have You?

by Gary Covert and Monique Porras

Improvements in the economy have dramatically altered the game for talent. Today, employers have entered a situation where the script has flipped and it is now much more of a candidate-driven market versus the employer’s market of the Great Recession. Organizations need to consider whether they are responding to the new realities or still playing… [More]

Employer Alert: Paid Sick Leave Required

by Jessica Post

On Nov. 8, 2016, Arizona voters enacted Proposition 206: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, increasing the minimum wage and requiring virtually all employers to provide paid sick leave to their part- and full-time employees. The paid sick leave portion of the Act goes into effect on July 1, 2017. Below are a few… [More]

Better Hiring and Recruiting

by David Dourgarian

For employers and recruiters alike, there is no better feeling than finding and landing the perfect candidate whose skills are aligned with the open position and is ideal for company culture. However, it can also be extremely frustrating when hiring and recruiting don’t work out for the best. A company’s bad hiring choices can lead… [More]

Death of the Performance Appraisal?

by Bob Kelleher

A growing body of data suggests that the traditional annual or twice-yearly performance appraisal may have outlived its usefulness. Today, information is both transparent and instantaneous, goals are mutable, and organizations of all kinds are ditching the paper trail. The problems with performance appraisals are wide-ranging. Not only do they frame the conversation in a… [More]

Employers vs Employees on Social Media Posts

by Tophas Anderson IV and Tamara Cook

Social media is increasingly ubiquitous in the corporate world. From marketing campaigns to talent acquisition, today there is at least some social media component in almost everything a successful company does. Yet, despite the prominent role social media plays in modern business, it retains something of its origins among college students and garage bands. The… [More]

The Employee Experience

by Mike Hunter

The Employee Experience helps organizations attract and retain top talent, and reveals the secrets for building a deeply engaged workforce. With insights into the dynamics of trust and mutual expectations, this book proves that before a business can deliver a transcendent customer experience (CX), it must first build a superlative employee experience (EX). It’s not… [More]

Avoid Salary Surprises with Federal Overtime Rule Change

by Anna Brewer

The U.S. Department of Labor’s changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act scheduled to go into effect on December 1 raises the federal minimum salary level for overtime pay for FLSA-covered workers to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually. The rule change announced this past spring has many companies already making preparations; the following tips… [More]

File this Under: The Complexity of Managing Personnel Documents 

by Mike Saucier

The basic management of personnel files used to be pretty simple: Collect some basic information and stick the files on a shelf somewhere. Today, the matter of collecting and storing private employee information is not as simple, even with the available option of going digital. For example, today’s employers and human resources managers have to… [More]

5% More

by Mike Hunter

5% More presents a painless route to change, with results that can last a lifetime. Whether the goal is to boost health, wealth or wisdom, this book reveals a key technique that makes it stick. Breaking big goals into small chunks makes them easier to achieve, but the trick is in making those chunks large… [More]