Audit Your Way to Health

Training programs require regular check ups to maintain their effectiveness.   By Jim Hopkins     A fter participating and observing competent training departments during the past 20 years, I have realized that unless the company’s training management knows their purpose and applies it appropriately, the training function can get away with a lot of […]

Workforce Managers: Protect Your Independents

By increasing transparency, your business can take advantage of contingent labor while mitigating risk of an audit.    By Joel Capperella     Here are the facts. The dynamic of the workforce is changing. The U.S. government estimates that there are as many as 10 million independent contractors in the workforce. Since September 2009, more […]

Before You Stuff That Freshman Into Your Locker, Read This!

Dont ignore the young talent around you, mentor the next HR generation. by Matt DeLuca One of the requirements you need to meet as you become an HR professional of the 21st Century, is to go out and see what is occurring outside the office walls. Heeding my own words, this past week I participated […]

2016 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: MSP

We rank the top providers based on customer satisfaction surveys. By the Editors HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services. The ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which we distribute both directly […]

Equality For All

Six ways organizations can ensure benefits programs are compliant with same-sex marriage laws. By Sheryl Southwick This past June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state bans on same-sex marriage violate the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. As a result, all state laws must now allow same-sex couples to marry […]

Solutions Found Here

The sessions at this year’s HRO Today Forum address the top concerns of HR executives. By Debbie Bolla   Building an engaged company culture is the central theme of the 2015 HRO Today Forum. In a hot talent market, top organizations understand the importance of being an employer of choice. A recent Columbia University study […]

Communication Breakdown

Great benefits plan you’ve got there—but do employees know?   By Audrey Boone Tillman   Educating employees about their insurance plans can be just as important as the plans themselves. Recent example: Only 35 percent of workers believe that their employer effectively communicated about healthcare reform and subsequent changes to their benefits, according to the […]

Declaring Independent Workers

Avoid worker misclassification with these six steps.   By Nathan Gibson     Recent reports have offered conflicting opinions as to whether the number of independent contractors is growing or declining. The Freelancers Union says nearly one in three working Americans is an independent worker and MBO Partners says that “the independent workforce … is […]

More Than Just Money

Payroll outsourcing—and technology—helps mitigate the risk involved with the intricacies of healthcare reform, immigration reform, and tax changes.   By Russ Banham     Pity the poor payroll manager no more. In an era when the world is regulation mad, heaping onerous tax and employee benefits compliance demands on overwhelmed payroll departments, thank heavens that […]

You Snooze, You Lose

Active open enrollment has myriad benefits but always demands participation.   By David G. Zick     From time to time, most companies debate whether or not to offer their employees active open enrollment. Under passive enrollment, employees who do nothing during the time period continue with their current benefits, along with whatever new employee […]