HR White Papers
White Papers from leading HR experts provide great insight and research on timely relevant HR topics.
Preparation has many meanings, depending upon one's point of view. Counsel's preparation of the case, much like the ringmaster of a three ring circus, entails knowing the seemingly infinite details of the case yet being able to maintain an overview of the entire action. Preparation for a deposition or an interview entails many of the same characteristics of preparation of the entire case, but on a more limited scale. Each witness occupies a role in the case. Part of the interview or deposition is to ascertain how broad or limited that role is. Whether you are meeting the witness in the cozy confines of counsel's office or in the more formalistic setting of a deposition, counsel's tasks remain the same: to determine what the witness knows which is relevant to the case; to ready the witness to testify; and to ensure that the witness understands the process. This white paper reviews details behind setting up the witness meeting and interview; and discusses key concerns and practice questions.
The Key to Profitability Job costing connects the money spent on a job against the money collected to complete the job and tracks all the costs related to the job to determine its profitability. A typical misconception about job costing is that it is only for large contractors with many employees. Keeping track of these costs and expenditures takes extra time and work for contractors and field workers, and oftentimes construction company owners don’t experience an immediate benefit. In fact, some contracting businesses haven’t put job costing procedures in place despite the financial risks. This white paper reviews costs involved in creating helpful job costing reports that can help companies understand the value of investing time into job costing.
One city is leading its state in renewable energy production. When it came to implementing alternative energy and community-scale solar farms, the town of Dartmouth gave support from the beginning and is now the solar forerunner in Massachusetts, while creating twice as much solar energy than Boston does. This white paper discusses how Dartmouth set a goal for renewable energy and achieved it.
What are the steps of the evaluation process? Children with a disability can receive Supplemental Security Income benefits if certain poverty guidelines are met. However, the sequential evaluation for children’s cases is different than for that of adults. The analysis of a child’s claim of disability requires three sequential steps, including meeting a listed impairment. This white paper reviews the steps of the process and what can be done if an impairment is not listed.
Tips for Getting the Best Deal Are you paying too much? Is your technology out of date? Do you need an RFP? In a marketplace full of confusion and competition, these questions can haunt business leaders. Failing to get the most from your dollars spent can steal profit and weaken product offerings. Yet the lowest price can mean compromising quality or excessive risk. This white paper provides examples of RFP top tips, and phases and steps to conducting a request for proposal.
Use this effective tool to boost response rates. Direct mail prospects can be particularly difficult to market to in this age of skepticism. They already automatically identify that they are being sold something and, in that mindset, it’s probable that they won’t want to uncover what you are offering. This white paper discusses how value added marketing can help to change that mindset and increase your response rate.
To satisfy the Statute of Frauds, not just any description will do. Surveys and title reports reveal critical information about real estate legal descriptions that only the professional provider can deliver after an investigation and analysis of the public land title records and the site when transferring real property. Historically, transfers of real property are subject to the Statute of Frauds, which provides that no action shall be brought upon real estate contracts unless the agreement or some memorandum thereof shall be in writing and signed by the person sought to be charged or by his authorized agent. Though the statutes vary considerably, all but two states have codified one or more versions of the Statute of Frauds. This white paper reviews the Statute of Frauds; and provides descriptions of metes and bounds, surface area, and Riparian descriptions.
As solar development expands across the Midwest, and the country, local governments are facing new challenges that go along with the significant opportunities and benefits of developing their solar resources. This white paper reviews how Stearns County in central Minnesota is a leading example for the nation of how local governments can engage their community in developing plans and regulations for harnessing their solar resource.
Learn to spot the tricks. Some job applicants can become quite good at fooling even the most experience job interviewer. These applicants create a wonderful first impression during the interview; and then they get hired and start working and that first impression is hard to spot as they fall short of the expectation. This white paper reviews why interviewing should be the third step in the hiring process; and provides techniques to put to use at your next interview.
What kinds of benefits are there? There are several kinds of disability benefits for which a person can be eligible. Depending on the facts, a person may be entitled to one of these benefits, both, or, unfortunately, none. The medical rules are the same for all categories, you must be just as disabled to qualify for one as for another. The non-medical requirements are different for each category. This white paper reviews the different disability benefits, and discusses how Social Security defines and determines disability.