Category: Human Resources

Expert Advice, Human Resources, November 2021

Demystifying Health Plans

As we head into the latter part of the year, many businesses are beginning the treacherous time of benefit renewals. And to no one’s surprise, rates are only going up! Whether you are planning to renew your benefits with your current carrier or looking to make a change, it’s important to understand what your options are. Health insurance is a complex and evolving subject matter, and it’s time to demystify…

September 2021, Expert Advice, Human Resources

The Great Resignation

In May of 2021, 3.6 million workers called it quits on their current jobs. During the height of the pandemic, people were fearful they would be laid off, but that is no longer the case as studies show 48% of the working population is actively job searching.  There are several contributing factors to why employees are looking to make a change: burnout, remote-work accessibility and growing number of open jobs. …

July 2021, Expert Advice, Human Resources

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

The struggle to find quality workers who stay past the first week is real. More businesses than ever before are seeing an increase in turnover. In hospitality industries, turnover rates are at 5.6%, an all-time high and the highest rate across all business sectors. It’s time to diversify what you can offer employees when it comes to retaining and attracting top talent. Our team of recruitment experts has found that,…

May 2021, Expert Advice, Human Resources

How Unconscious Bias Is Hurting Your Business

Unconscious bias, also called implicit bias, occurs when individuals make judgments about people based on certain characteristics without even realizing they are doing it. A recent study showed 64% of workers surveyed “felt they had experienced bias in their workplaces during the last year, and, of those, 61% felt they experienced bias in the workplace at least once a month.” Skin color, gender and age are generally what people think…

March 2021, Expert Advice, Human Resources

Handbooks: Better Safe Than Sorry

Top Six Must-Have Handbook Topics for 2021 The start of the year is a good time for employers to review their handbooks and ensure policies are updated with the latest employment and labor law developments. Notably, the COVID-19 pandemic may have prompted changes to employers' remote-work, paid-leave and other policies. Our team has outlined the six major changes we see being updated in handbooks for 2021. Remote-Work Rules For many…