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Handling Politically-Charged Issues at Work
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
With all that has been going on in the news lately, it is difficult to prevent politically-charged issues from affecting the workplace. When a political issue arises, employers may find themselves in the challenging
Ceridian Suggests Three Ways to Address Employee Absenteeism
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Absence management is a very crucial factor related to workforce productivity. According to a survey done by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the total annual cost related to lost productivity is approximately $84
Survey: What New Hires Want in Onboarding
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
After reviewing dozens of resumes and multiple rounds of interviews, you finally found the perfect new employee! Is your onboarding process going to scare him or her away? A national survey recently found that 64% of new
How and Why to Improve Company Culture
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
A recent study by Speakap discusses the importance company culture has on improving employee loyalty and relationships. Speakap describes workplace culture as “the sum of a company’s values, traditions, beliefs,
Money Talks or Employee Walks: The #1 Reason Workers Leave Their Jobs
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.86 million Americans quit their jobs in February 2019 alone. In Hawaii, the unemployment rate has ranged from 2.2 to 2.8% over the past two years. Therefore, many companies
How to Build Stronger Teams and Better Handle Conflicts Using Emotional Intelligence
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Leveraging emotional intelligence can help both first-time managers and experienced leaders resolve workplace conflicts and make teams stronger. There’s a wealth of information and research supporting the idea that
When Religious Beliefs Conflict With Anti-Harassment Policies
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Recently, much focus has been placed on the importance of implementing effective diversity, inclusion, and anti-harassment policies. But what happens when an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with these policies?
10 Tips for Increasing Inclusivity
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Diversity in hiring is clearly important. But if the brilliant, diverse new hires feel uncomfortable being themselves at work, they will end up leaving. New research on workplace inclusion from the Limeade Institute found
Feature of the Month:

Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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