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Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u: Sarah Guay at HEMIC – Focusing on the Humanity in Human Resources
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
This column of Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu features Sarah Guay, Vice President of Human Resources at Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC). Sarah is keenly aware of the importance of the operational and
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,
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
Is Your Company Ready to Transform?
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
While Gallup’s recent State of the American Workplace study reports that only 35% of Hawaii’s workforce is engaged in their work, studies show that organizations with engaged employees realize many benefits,
Show Employees Appreciation (And Increase Engagement)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Organizations with highly engaged employees realize many benefits, including improved business outcomes, increased employee loyalty, and higher retention. Employee turnover is costly in terms of time, energy, and money.
Free eBook! The Rise of HR: Wisdom From 73 Thought Leaders
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
73 of the world’s leading HR voices come together in a collection of essays published by the HR Certification Institute (“HRCI”): “The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73 Thought Leaders.” This
New Program! The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork. Hawaii Employers Council is excited to announce a new program to help you tap into that advantage: The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. In the first morning
Five Pillars for Building Commitment
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
As a leader or manager, your time is valuable. One of the greatest keys to maximizing your success is building employee commitment. When you have high levels of commitment you gain so much: productivity, positivity,
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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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