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Education Assistance Programs and Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Were On the Rise in 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Employers continue to expand their Total Rewards offerings to attract, engage and retain top performing employees. Not surprisingly, given societal and media focus on student debt and pay equity, education assistance
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
2020 Best Places to Work Survey: Registration Open Now!
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Registration for Hawaii Business Magazine’s Best Places to Work Survey is open until October 25, 2019. The Best Places to Work in Hawaii is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing
Helping Employees With Financial Wellness Helps Employers Too
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Wellness includes financial wellness too. A nationwide survey of over 1,000 employees revealed a gap between employees’ hopes for their financial future and the reality of their financial situation. Only 10% of
HEC Survey Provides Insight into IT Work and Pay
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to release highlights from its 2019 Information Technology Pay Survey. While the full report is only available to participating organizations, the summary report provides insight into
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
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,
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
Feature of the Month:

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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