Speakers Announced for LPGA’s Women’s Leadership Summit Presented by Versant Health

By Staff
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:15 AM
BALTIMORE—The inaugural Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio has announced several speakers for its upcoming Women's Leadership Summit presented by Versant Health. The half-day summit, scheduled for Jan. 21, will highlight female leaders from a variety of industries, creating a space to empower women, strengthen skills, build networks and inspire lasting change, according to the announcement this week. The summit, hosted at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla., will feature multiple sessions, including a panel headlined by female business leaders Blythe Masters and Sheryl Clark.

5 Ways to Improve Performance for Small Teams

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor

Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:15 AM There is no substitute for great performance. In all industries, from manufacturing to professional services, the businesses that lead ahead of the pack tend to be the ones that emphasize and aim for great performance. There are several aspects of achieving great performance. Great performance can be achieved on an individual level by one person, by a team of talented people, or by an entire business made up of many small and large teams. In this latest installment of HR Corner, here are five valuable ways that that will help you improve the performance of your small team.

What’s Online: 4 Tips for Recruiting Summer Interns

By Staff

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Paid or unpaid, a summer internship program can be a great recruiting tool, providing employers with ready access to the next generation of talent without the pressure of hiring someone unknown. But not all summer interns are created equal, which means the success of a summer internship program depends in large part on hiring the right people. As much as possible, the process you use to hire interns should closely mirror the one your company or practice uses to hire regular employees.

4 Tips for Recruiting Summer Interns

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor

Monday, June 4, 2018 4:00 PM Paid or unpaid, a summer internship program can be a great recruiting tool, providing employers with ready access to the next generation of talent without the pressure of hiring someone unknown. But not all summer interns are created equal, which means the success of a summer internship program depends in large part on hiring the right people.

Talent Shortage Continues on a Global Scale

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 3:16 PM We are continually contacted by client companies and others to discuss the difficulties they experience in finding and retaining talent in virtually every market sector around the world. To add to the difficulties, it is a situation that is unlikely to improve in 2018.

4 Key Points Employers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana Laws

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Monday, April 23, 2018 4:16 PM Over half the states in the U.S. now have comprehensive medical marijuana laws, and with the proliferation of such laws has come a shift in how courts view workplace drug policies. That means employers may want to update their approach. Here are some key points for employers, as identified by a panel of attorneys at the recent 11th Annual American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Conference.

Signs That Your Employees May Be Burning Out

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Friday, March 23, 2018 3:18 PM NEW YORK— As things finally begin to wind down from Expo (and all the prep that came before it) you may see that some employees are feeling stress in their jobs and in their lives. We must admit, it’s only natural given the many events that push and pull people not only during Expo time, but throughout the entire year.

Employee Rights Associated With a Sexual Harassment Claim

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Monday, February 26, 2018 1:23 PM NEW YORK—Recent workplace sexual harassment and assault allegations, such as those against Hollywood film executives and movie stars, as well as the numerous CEOs and corporate executives, have put employment confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) under the microscope. Can such agreements go too far by keeping victims silent? Businesses that use overly restrictive nondisclosures run the risk of such agreements being deemed unenforceable.

Your ‘Need to Know’ Checklist for Year-End Payroll Filing and ACA Reporting

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:37 AM NEW YORK—The end of 2017 is quickly approaching, bringing with it a multitude of annual reporting and filing requirements. If employers do not carefully plan ahead, meeting year-end obligations can be confusing and unforeseen mistakes can lead to costly penalties.

Avoiding Liability in Your Company During Holiday Time

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Friday, November 17, 2017 12:00 PM NEW YORK—Holidays are always a joyous time of year. As a reminder, before you begin to plan your holiday festivities, take a moment to assess the potential legal liability that this holiday season may bring. As we do each year, here are some tips from the team at Vision Monday and Aligned Growth Partners to avoid in the form of a new lawsuit.

2018 Salary Increase Budgets Expected to Rise 3 Percent

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:42 PM NEW YORK—A new forecast predicts that salary increase budgets for U.S. employers will grow 3 percent on average in 2018 across most employee categories, essentially unchanged from 2017.

3 Reasons to Include Paid Leave as a Company Benefit

By Staff
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:16 AM NEW YORK—Paid leave has become a growing benefit to allow families to have extended time off with their families and to assist in solving the gender wage when one considers that working women are most likely to take advantage of paid leave policies. It has also become an important benefit to working fathers, with more progressive companies expanding their paid leave policies to reduce the likelihood of talent likely to drop out of the workforce once they start a family.

Getting Ready for Flu Season: A Few Tips Employers Should Know

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:05 PM NEW YORK—As we once again get ready for flu season, employers are faced with the challenge of what to do to maintain a healthy workplace and assist with the wellness of employees. In the midst of this planning is the need for employers to respect individual employee’s beliefs about flu vaccines.

How Valuable Are Benefit Surveys?

By dba Staff
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:05 PM

NEW YORK—At first blush, the data from benefit surveys is often overwhelming given the sheer magnitude of information included in the survey. It seems like every benefit insurance broker, consultant, carrier, and/or research organization publishes a survey.

5 Thoughtful Ways to Continuously Improve Your Communication

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 4:37 PM NEW YORK—As we have all learned over time, rarely do we experience two people who have identical communication styles. If you think you know how to communicate well with everyone you work with, that may be a stretch. To become a master communicator at work and in your life, here are five smart ways you can improve your communication.