Summer Reading Round-up 2018

Summer Reading Round-up 2018 500 333 Balance Point Team

We thought we’d take a vacation this week from our usual posts and instead revisit some of our most relevant and most-read articles of the year so far. After all, 2018 has been a busy one for headlines and we could all use the time to catch up.

From the passing of the NJ Pay Equity Law to addressing the skills gap, these topics are worthy of a second read. Add them to your summer reading list.

3 Ways to Remain Competitive in the Hunt for Talent

February 13, 2018

3-Ways-to-Remain-Competitive-in-the-Hunt-for-Talent-1-768x332According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has remained at 4.1%, the lowest it has been in 17 years. While an abundance of open positions is good news for hopeful candidates who can be more selective in their search, it poses a challenge for employers. They will need to be more strategic when seeking new talent. What’s a hiring manager to do? Try these three tactics for starters.

Unintended Consequences of the Sexual Harassment Epidemic

March 6, 2018

Unintended-Consequences-of-the-Sexual-Harassment-Epidemic-2-768x734Since allegations about Harvey Weinstein surfaced in October 2017, it seems you can’t check the news without hearing about a new case of sexual misconduct or measures being taken to prevent it. In addition to the logical consequences, including an increase in the filing of lawsuits and the implementation of stricter sexual harassment workplace policies, the sexual harassment epidemic has brought about unintended ones as well. In this article, we explore two that are generating buzz within the industry.

5 Timely Benefits of Time and Attendance Technology (The New Jersey Sick Leave Law)

May 2, 2018

time and attendanceA bill was signed on May 2nd of this year requiring New Jersey employers of all sizes to provide 40 hours of earned sick leave annually to employees statewide. It’s important now more than ever for businesses to maintain accurate records documenting hours worked and earned sick leave used by employees. In this article, we provide you with what you need to know about the New Jersey Sick Leave Law and how time and attendance technology can help ensure your organization’s compliance.

Surviving and Thriving Despite a Skills Gap

May 8, 2018

A recent survey of CEOs revealed that more than half believe that talent gaps are already problematic or very problematic for their companies and industries. It’s impacting HR teams as well. With a shortage of qualified applicants to present to hiring managers and promotable talent from within, smart HR professional needs to be more strategic and creative to maintain their workforce. We present 3 tired-and-true tactics to attack the skills gap head on.

New Jersey Pay Equity Law – What You Need to Know

May 22, 2018

pay equityThe passing of the New Jersey Pay Equity Law has created a stir among New Jersey business owners and for good reason. Failure to comply could result in hefty penalties. Starting on July 1, 2018, employers must pay the same salary and benefits to all protected classes for similar work. Loose interpretation of the law’s vague “substantially similar work” will make it easier for employees to make discrimination claims. Employers need to act quickly to protect themselves. In this article we outline exactly what you need to know and need to do.

Kick back, relax, and rest-assured knowing we’ll be back at it next week delivering original and valuable content you’ve come to expect from Balance Point.  

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