[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2020 1:29:31 AM / by Michelle Nystrom
[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2020 6:57:16 PM / by Michelle Nystrom
Finding a qualified job candidate is challenging enough as it is. The last thing you want to do is hire the wrong candidate simply because your interview process wasn’t effective. Once you’ve narrowed your candidate pool down to a manageable number, it’s time to bring them in for one-on-one interviews. However, at this point, they should already be a match in terms of skills and experience. The purpose of these interviews is to determine whether or not they will be a good fit for your organization. These five important steps will help ensure that you interview your job candidates as effectively as possible.
Ensuring equal pay for employees performing substantially similar jobs has been a challenge throughout American history. Minorities and women have often suffered from unequal pay despite doing the same work as their white male counterparts. This continues to be a problem today despite federal laws designed to prohibit wage discrimination. Many states have passed their own wage discrimination laws to expand on those passed on a federal level. For example, not only did California pass its Equal Pay Act well before equal pay became a federal law, but it also passed the Fair Pay Act, which built on the laws established by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by further expanding the protections of employees against wage discrimination.
[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom
When it comes to standard retirement plans, an employer will choose to sponsor a retirement plan from a specific provider. As the sponsor, the employer is responsible for administering and maintaining the plan, which can be both time-consuming and costly--especially for smaller businesses. One alternative is to participate in an MEP (Multiple Employer Plan). An MEP is a retirement plan sponsored by a single employer and shared with a group of other employers. If you’re a participating employer, you’ll essentially leave the majority of the plan’s responsibilities to the plan’s sponsor.
[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom
Looking for a new job is rarely an easy endeavor. Not only does it require extensive amounts of research just to find open positions that match your particular skills, experience, education and salary needs, but simply getting your foot in the door once you have found those job openings is a challenge in itself. Companies looking to hire go through hundreds--if not thousands--of resumes in search of the perfect candidate. This means that you can’t afford to take your resume lightly. You need to create a resume that’s easy to read, that showcases your abilities and experience, and that stands out from the crowd.
[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom
There are many types of retirement plans available, the most common of which is the 401(k) retirement plan. Whether you’re an employee or an employer, it’s important to have an understanding of the details of the different 401(k) plans that are available. As an employee, you’ll want to know what the employer is offering before accepting a job.As an employer, be sure that the retirement plan you choose fits within your budget. The following is a guide exploring the essentials of a 401(k) plan and the importance of 401(k) plans.
[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom
Not all employers have the financial flexibility to offer their employees a stand alone retirement plan. This is often the case with startups or smaller businesses, who may not be able to afford the start-up costs and ongoing fees charged by retirement plan providers and recordkeepers. Unfortunately, not being able to offer retirement benefits can be a real hindrance to attracting highly qualified workers. If a job candidate has the option between an employer that can offer retirement benefits and one that can’t, they’ll likely go with the employer that has the retirement plan.
[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom
[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom
When hiring new employees, you will need to decide whether you’ll hire part time or full time workers. What identifies an employee as either part time or full time is based on the number of hours that they work throughout the standard workweek. How employees are paid can factor into how they are classified as well--employees that are paid an annual salary are almost always full time workers. Part time workers generally get paid an hourly wage. However, determining how many hours a week constitutes part time work or full time work can be challenging. This makes identifying employees as part time or full time not as clear cut as you’d assume.