HR White Papers

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

It’s a Topsy-Turvy Workplace – Right Now, Common Sense is on Top

October 31, 2018

Recent NLRB memo proves common sense has won again. At least for now. The National Labor Relations Board released a memorandum regarding “Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-Boeing.” While the absence of consistency may be discouraging for corporations, this time around there is some good news in that common sense has appeared to be the victor. This June 2018 memo devotes a new standard to different topics frequently addressed in handbooks or other company policies. This white paper reviews this new guidance and defines three categories of rules.

Variable Pay PlayBook

October 23, 2018

In a tight talent market where employees have choices about where they commit their time and talent, variable pay is frequently used as a retention, recruitment, and motivation tool. PayScale’s 2018 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR) reveals that nearly three-quarters of organizations give some type of variable pay. At a time when increase budgets are tight, organizations are starting to shift their rewards towards variable pay over fixed costs (base salary). Doing so allows them to really shell out the cash for their highest performers, but only if they use the right kinds of variable pay. Download this whitepaper and learn: Variable Pay Types and Options Who Gets It and Why? How To Create a Variable Pay Plan

Develop a Market-Based Pay Structure

October 23, 2018

In today’s highly competitive labor market, it’s not enough to just be competitive internally, you need to be competitive in your market so that you can attract and retain talented employees. Download this eBook and find out how a market-based approach, balanced with internal alignment, will enable more reliable pay grades. Download this eBook and learn: Why market pricing is the most effective approach to job evaluation The smart alternative to traditional compensation consultants How to address the issue of using aged data

So You Want to Give Your Employee a Bonus?

October 10, 2018

The reason behind most bonuses is to share the wealth, however the same bonus can come with consequences. Employees receive bonuses for many reasons beyond the employer simply wanting to reward for a job well done. Employers are able to provide this extra compensation without having to address wage increase benefits. However, there can be some down sides to giving bonuses to employees. This white paper reviews non-discretionary and discretionary bonuses, as well as gifting.

Form 5472 International Tax Evasion & Money Laundering

July 4, 2018

Accounting complexities bode dangerous for foreign investors. Prior to 2017, foreign investors used a 2-tier investment approach for US source assets. They would obtain a single member US LLC, which invested as a 25% foreign shareholder of a US corporation which made US investments to purchase US assets. This white paper reviews how investors were able to hide their ownership and the tax compliance penalties involved.

Social Gatherings and Social Media this Holiday Season - What's Not to

May 30, 2018

It's never too earlier to start planning for the holidays. Most employers celebrate the holidays by throwing a party for their employees. It creates a positive feeling among the team and can connect colleagues that may not get to interact with their day-to-day duties. While the idea of having a party always has the best intentions, a quick search online can show how things can take a quick turn for the worst … all captured on social media. This white paper reviews some precautions that employers can take to save the company from a social media headache at the holidays.

Vacation Float: Managing (and Recouping) Unearned Vacation Time

May 9, 2018

Don't get burnt by employee vacations. While an employee is enjoying their time off, employers are left at the office figuring out how to deal with the dilemma of vacation float issues. By allowing an employee to take vacation time that they haven’t actually earned, employers are juggling how to get the value of that time back if the employee leaves before “repaying” it? This white paper addresses different approaches to recoup the time used.

Post-Accident Drug Testing Under OSHA’s New Rule

May 8, 2018

When can employers drug test their employees? OSHA’s “new rule” took effect on January 1, 2018. This rule instructs employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA. Along with the electronic submissions, this rule also incorporates an anti-retaliation provision. This provision prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. This white paper intends to inform how to conform with this rule.

No-Recording Policies: May Employers Ban All Worker Recordings?

April 4, 2018

Recording others is easier than ever. Employees have the opportunity to record both video and audio with the push of a button ... on their smartphone. Whether it is in a weekly meeting, a hallway conversation, disciplinary discussions, etc., any and all comings and goings in the workplace have the chance of being recorded. Employers are becoming more and more concerned about what content is potentially being recorded which is leading some to adopt policies to prohibit these recordings at work. Download this white paper to read about how these policies may violate the NLRA; and receive some policy pointers.

Empirically-Supported Approaches for Using Technology in Clinical Assessment and Treatment

March 21, 2018

May I Please Go to My Therapy Session? The digitally-minded student requires a new approach. The optimal therapeutic setting is not the same for everyone. For students, the introduction of technology as part of the treatment plan can engage them to actively participate more. This white paper will provide you with various ways that technology is used with clients. Start using new techniques today.