This issue of Workforce Strategies examines social media use during the hiring process, including pros and cons, risk and rewards, and legal considerations for employers. The report also offers best practices and policies for to help protect employers.
This issue of Workforce Strategies examines the performance review process as part of an overall corporate strategy and provides practical advice from experts in the field on how managers can use the evaluation process to motivate employees and to better integrate their individual activities with overall departmental and corporate goals. A case study of the performance management system developed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts gives a specific example of how this advice can be put into practice.
This Workforce Strategies report examines cultural changes affecting the workplace, the challenges of hostile work environments, consequences for management, and HR's role in providing a safe and professional work environment. The report provides best practices for managers in the form of clear definitions and procedures when creating an effective sexual harassment policy.
This issue of Workforce Strategies sets forth a practical approach for employers to reorient their strategy toward building a healthy workforce, rather than simply tweaking components of their health plan, such as wellness offerings or plan design. It outlines the business case for a healthy workforce, drawing upon data which demonstrate the potential impact of implementing the right programs. It also summarizes common initiatives seen today in the employer community. The issue concludes with five key strategies for enhancing current initiatives.
This issue of Workforce Strategies provides practical guidance for employers in determining what is (and what is not) a de minimis fringe benefit for employment tax purposes and in avoiding potential pitfalls in accounting for the benefits. The appendix presents a case study in IRS's fact-specific approach to determining the actual status of a benefit defined by an employer as de minimis and how subjective (or fluid) that judgment can be.
Beyond HRMS: Cutting-Edge Technologies Provide New Opportunities for HR provides practical advice on workforce optimization and identifies the leading vendors of administrative and workforce management applications.