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#Nextchat: Helping Employees Plan for Retirement

 

 

It can be difficult for a 25-year-old to envision life after age 65, let alone to start saving for it—and many of your employees aren’t even sure how or where to start saving. That’s why it’s important for employers to take an active role in educating employees about the benefits of retirement savings plans.

The 401(k) and similar retirement plans can be an automatic and easy way for employees to save pretax dollars for the future. They promote goodwill between employees and employer, create a culture of financial wellness,...

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What to Know in the Immigration Debate Now: “Queen-of-the-Hill”?

Immigration reform is filled with complexities.  Just to name a few are the politics, the body of law and policy and often the use of terms that only add confusion. During the 2007 immigration debate, I recall the term “clay pigeon” (a Senate floor procedure) confused even the experts.  Right now, the term that is turning heads is “Queen-of-the-Hill”. So why does it matter you ask? Well let me explain.

A bipartisan group in the House has called on leaders to consider a proposal for a "Queen-of-the-Hill" (most votes wins) immigration rule (H. Res. 774)...

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Live Blog Ask an Advisor chat: Conducting a Form I-9 Audit

Live Blog Ask an Advisor chat: Conducting a Form I-9 Audit
 
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SHRM Foundation Annual Conference Scholarship Winner Markus Smith

The SHRM Foundation is proud to present scholarships to students and SHRM members who are pursuing academic and professional development opportunities in the HR field. This year, the SHRM Foundation is awarding five SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition scholarships to individuals from across the U.S.

In 2017, University of Washington (UW) student Markus Smith was the recipient of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) Student Scholarship and attended SHRM17. His story is the first in a series of SHRM Foundation

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The Cadillac Creep Will Impact Your Econo-Health Plan

As an HR Professional in 2010, I recall thinking, as I struggled to wrap my mind around the myriad of complex provisions included in the ACA, that the Cadillac tax was probably one provision that I didn’t need to concern myself with.  After all, it was years in the future and only applied to those other, richer plans, right?  Time for a fast forward reality-check. 

The Cadillac tax has been delayed in the past but is set to begin in 2022 on high-cost employer-sponsored health coverage.  It will tax health coverage that exceeds $10,200 for individual coverage and $27,500 for...

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#Nextchat RECAP: Everything You Need to Know About Managing People

 

On April 18 @shrmnextchat chatted with Dr. Karlyn Borysenko @DrKarlynB about Everything You Need to Know About Managing People.

In case you missed this excellent chat filled with tips and advice for managers, you can read all the tweets here:

 

 

 

 

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Almost Live from Las Vegas at the SHRM Talent Management Conference

 

 

I’m wrapping up three days of great key note presentations, awesome breakout sessions, and a vendor exposition covering a broad offering of Talent software, products and services at the 2018 SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition.

With Fast Company’s Co-founder Bill Taylor kicking off the conference on Monday morning, and Gretchen Rubin, the best-selling author on the topic of "Happiness" closing keynote this morning, close to 1,600 attendees were treated to fascinating learning opportunities.

For me, the Tuesday lunch general session with Jacob Morgan was the highlight. Jacob is best known as...

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Getting Your Story Splained: A #SHRM2018 Vendor Profile

 

 

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Alfredo Castro, a master storyteller. Alfredo will be telling how to use storytelling to improve our business results. Just the other day I had the good fortune to talk to Mark Smith, who has a company that helps companies do a better job of telling their story. Splainers uses short films, generally animated, to help companies explain ideas, or their plans, or even their employee handbooks, in order to get more engagement from the employees or customers. The concept is...

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Tony Lee at #SHRMTalent- Content, SHRM’s TA Specialty Credential and SHRM’s June D&I Job Fair

 

In this Facebook live I sat down with Tony Lee, SHRM's VP of Editorial, at the SHRM Talent Conference and Exposition. Tony discusses SHRM's focus on creating talent acquisition content and credentials, as well as the June 20 Diversity and Inclusion Job Fair as part of Annual Conference in Chicago.  The soon to be launched SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential  is a way for talent acquisition professionals to distinguish their expertise and build their credibility. SHRM Announced the new Credential at the SHRM Talent Conference and Exposition. 

Tony also discussed SHRM’s Diversity and Inclusion Job Fair,...

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Want to Keep Your People? Then Protect What they Care About!

 

 

When I was playing with the idea to make a move, I sat down and asked myself, "what is important to me?"

As I sat down, my little girl came up to me and said, “Mommy, I am hungry and I want a snack!” That’s when it hit me! This little girl means the world to me.

I made up my mind at that moment: My move will be based upon what is best for my family.

I have onboarded a couple hundred new employees and the question that I...

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