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HEC Releases 2019 Pay Rates in Hawaii Survey Highlights
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The Hawaii Employers Council recently released the results of the seventy-third Pay Rates in Hawaii Survey. A total of two hundred seven private organizations and government agencies in Hawaii participated. Market outcomes
You’re Invited! The Right Talent, Right Now - Reverse Job Fair
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month observed in October, Employment First Hawaii and Disability:IN Hawaii are organizing an event, “The Right Talent, Right Now.” Employers who have hired
New Employment Laws from the 2019 Legislative Session
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Following the Governor’s veto deadline on July 9, the Hawaii Employers Council issued its final set of legislative reports for the 2019 legislative session. For new employment laws, perhaps the biggest update
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
HEC Survey Provides Insight Into Effective Salary Structures
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Competitive base pay is essential to attract and retain the talent needed to help an organization thrive, and it begins with a competitive base pay structure. There are different methods to determine relative value of jobs
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
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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Laws regarding medical marijuana and the workplace have been under constant development over the past few years, with recent developments occurring in just the past few weeks. Now more than ever, Hawaii employers may be confused about how to apply their drug-free workplace policies to applicants or employees who fail a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.

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