HR White Papers

White Papers from leading HR experts provide great insight and research on timely relevant HR topics.

6 Little-Known Reasons Value Added Marketing Will Boost Your Direct Mail Response Rate

September 25, 2019

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.

Alignment of Title Reports and Land Surveys: Legal Descriptions

September 25, 2019

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.

Minnesota’s Stearns County Provides a Unique National Example of a

September 18, 2019

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.

Are Job Applicants Fooling You During the Interview?

September 18, 2019

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.

A Primer on Social Security Disability Law

September 18, 2019

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.

Failed Drug Test

September 18, 2019

Diet Coke and a Poppy Seed Muffin First was the poppy seed muffin argument for a failed drug test. Now companies better fasten their seatbelts for the next chapter in employment-based drug screening following Coca-Cola’s recent product announcement. Coca-Cola recently revealed that they were taking a look at a cannabidiol-infused line of beverages. This white paper discusses what companies will do if faced with the possibility of cannabidiol soda on the market?

International Enforcement is an IRS Priority

September 11, 2019

Immigrants are particularly vulnerable. There is a group of taxpayer’s dealing with international penalties; immigrants are especially exposed and find themselves vulnerable to international penalties for assorted ways of failing to file information returns, and not disclosing all gifts or inheritances. This white paper reviews the importance of reporting and disclosing foreign holdings.

When Should New Hires Receive Mandatory Training?

September 11, 2019

New hires have a lot to learn. Do you want your new hires to be successful in their jobs? The answer to that is easy – of course you do. Is there a plan in place to train your new hires, and does that plan include when the best time is to provide mandatory training? The answer to that might not be as easy to decide. This white paper reviews three things to consider before deciding the right time to deliver mandatory training.

Keeping Portfolio Costs Low

September 4, 2019

The burden of portfolio costs can be tremendous. When portfolio costs come straight from the pockets of the investor, with the two main costs involving the expense ratio of the mutual funds or ETFs and the fees being charged by the advisors, the attention to keeping those costs as low as possible should be consistently emphasized. This white paper reviews where to start in managing the costs and how reducing costs can impact the portfolio.

Conflicts of Interest

September 4, 2019

Failure to comply with rules of professional conduct may result in discipline. Conflict rules are designed to foster the duty of loyalty the lawyer must have for the client and the exercise of independent judgment. The rules address conflicts as three different categories: conflicts between existing clients; conflicts that exist with former clients; and, conflicts that exist because of the type or subject matter of the contemplated transaction or relationship. This white paper reviews the basic rules regarding conflicts contained in Rules 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9.