Category Archives: Health and Group Benefits

The ‘find my phone’ answer for HR Communications

Last weekend, my wife and I had the luxury of spending the bulk of the day and evening downtown with our neighbors. After many hours of fun and festivities, we thought we should probably check-in with our kids. In a … Continue reading →

No budget? No problem!

I remember the first time a manager told me not to expect much in the way of a merit increase. Do you? I’m not sure at what point I picked my jaw up off the floor, but his level of … Continue reading →

Good HR looks a lot like good business

C-suite executives, including Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs), require broad business acumen  I was speaking with a client recently who asked me what I thought good HR “looks like.” My answer was swift and simple: Good HR looks like good … Continue reading →

Cracking the code: Using performance management to better retain and engage millennials

Employee retention is critical for the success of any organization. Retaining millennial employees, a group who has almost become synonymous with turnover, has become a hot topic for many of our clients as our recent research shows that cost of … Continue reading →

Title VII and sex discrimination…where will it end up?

“Sex discrimination” – what does that mean? Sounds simple, right? Discrimination against an individual because of their sex. But what does “because of their sex” mean? And what exactly is protected pursuant to Title VII? Those are the questions that … Continue reading →

Following up: U.S. health care debate

With the July 28 defeat of health care reform legislation on the Senate floor, the ACA remains in effect. However, the political uncertainty surrounding the law continues. So, as policymakers determine their next steps, here are a few points for … Continue reading →

Who touched my homepage! Is content governance all it’s cracked up to be?

If you’ve spent years poring over your words trying to remove any possibility of ambiguity, you know “not open to interpretation” is practically an unreachable goal. And the age of 140 characters and #hashtags makes the impossible even more difficult. … Continue reading →

Where is the SEC headed on CEO pay ratio and other compensation-related issues?

As companies continue to hope the CEO pay ratio disclosure effective date for 2018 proxies will be delayed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), here are the latest clues we have on the agency’s direction. First, the SEC recently … Continue reading →

Employers can’t ask about salary history any more. So, what now?

Pay equity continues to be a hot topic: shareholder activist groups, politicians, and Hollywood stars are talking about it. For a number of companies, it’s deeply embedded in their external brand. Equal pay has been under the regulatory spotlight for … Continue reading →

The three C’s to an excellent pay review process

Forget you’re a manager… for just a minute. Remember you’re also an employee.  You’ve completed performance reviews, gone into great detail as to all the contributions you’ve made over the course of the year to ensure your manager knows every … Continue reading →