Many companies are gearing up for the year ahead and are solidifying their goals, which might include filling available positions or those they create to accommodate expected growth trends.
It's should come as no surprise that the way companies do business is changing.
If company decision makers went undercover and observed their human resource team's practices, they might find a number of unintentional violations, according to California Employer Daily.
Consumer spending has risen in November and the beginning of December with the holiday season in full swing.
As the year-end approaches, many companies host holiday parties to show their appreciation for staff members' hard work.
When companies have a position to fill, it might seem natural to look within their current staff for a high-achieving candidate who is ready to advance.
The construction industry is finally seeing new contracts, small businesses are becoming more optimistic and retailers are bringing on season staffers for the busiest time of the year.
Chief human capital officers (CHCOs) indicated their employee recruitment efforts have been squeezed as they faced capital restraints, according to a recent Federal News Radio Survey.
Small business owners that are first starting out with just a few employees may not have very much trouble organizing the necessary paperwork for payroll and income taxes, schedules and paychecks.
As the workforce continues to evolve and expand, companies are looking for new ways to make business processes more efficient and cost effective.
The employee recruitment process is evolving. With the rise of social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, it's easier than ever for job seekers to sift through openings and for recruiters to find qualified candidates.
When businesses are expanding and leaders think it's time to bring on additional staff, there are a number of factors to consider.
Recruitment can be done most effectively when human resources professionals present honest and accurate information about the open position, according to The Financial Post.
LinkedIn has been growing at a very rapid rate, with revenue from the site's recruitment services growing 136 percent to $84.9 million at the start of 2012, according to Forbes.
If a company is still growing, it may not have a bona fide human resources department. Entrepreneurs that have recently embarked on new business ventures may be the companies' only employees at first
When companies need additional employees to fill gaps that have opened up as the result of expansion or departures, they may want to act immediately so they don't suffer productivity loss
A recent study by the American Psychological Association (APA) suggests that businesses might have the most luck recruiting and retaining employees when they offer traditional benefits and promote a better work-life balance.
Some companies don't have to worry about recruiting new employees because they are sought after by prospective employees, according to Smart Company.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guarantees employees the rights to benefits, such as minimum wage rates - currently $7.25 per hour - and overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40.
There are a number of exemptions to the rule that apply to positions in which employees are often highly trained and well compensated.
The United States Department of Labor established the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938 to protect employees from unfair practices.
The internet has become a hotspot for hiring, but it can lead employee recruiting efforts astray if employers don't start their search with clear direction.
The employee recruiting environment is becoming increasingly competitive, according to EConsultancy
Whether a company has an internal team or has decided to try human resource outsourcing, there are a number of key metrics emerging that every employer should note.
In today's uncertain economic environment, businesses are using any means necessary to get ahead, and one of the best ways to do so is through a comprehensive employee recruiting process.
A recent study by Jobvite found that most U.S. companies are turning to social media for their employee recruitment processes.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the Baton Rouge Community College has agreed to pay $34,526 in back wages and benefits for violating the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Recruiters are using social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn more than even to identify new talent and facilitate hiring, according to recent survey by JobScience.
The Baldor Electric Company recently agreed to settle a discrimination allegation for $2 million.
The Permian Basin Community Centers for Mental Health and Mental Retardation was recently investigated by the Department of Labor and found in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions.
Employers may realize a need to update their employee handbook to reflect policy changes.
Human resources handle a variety of company problems, including training, recruiting and payroll.
There is a growing trend in which companies are outsourcing their human resources staff.
Employee absenteeism takes a toll on every facet of business, from productivity to attitudes and the monetary bottomline. However, there are numerous ways companies are tackling the problem.
Hiring managers at many companies are looking at more than a prospective employees' resume during the screening process.
Employers continue to attract and retain employees with benefits despite economic turbulence, according to a survey by MetLife.
Many employers go to Facebook to find information about applicants before making a hiring decision- up to 45 percent, according to Harris Interactive study for CareerBuilder.com and the results may not be so far off.
Outsourcing HR services can offer small business owners key benefits- saving money, time and reducing the likelihood of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violation.
As a result of the 2008 financial crisis and its lingering effects on the market, companies have had to accomplish more with less, whether that is through utilizing human resource software or outsourcing other tasks.
While companies' human resources departments attend to problems such as employee recruiting, hiring and employee policies, as well as time and attendance issues, they also help promote the best working environment for the company.
In order to improve operations, one expert is asserting a companies need improve its HR information systems and employee recruiting strategies by using data more tactically.
Social media has created a global network of users, consumers, businesses and marketing gurus that can help a company sink or swim.
For human resources departments seeking to revamp their employee recruiting techniques to hire the perfect candidate for the job, many companies are turning to competency frameworks.
According to some experts, 2012 is set to be the year of employee retention, Forbes reports.
It may be hard to believe, but in a country with a national unemployment rate tip-toeing around 9 percent, employee recruiting can pose a challenge to human resources and owners.
The October Jobs Report indicates that an increasing number of workers are voluntarily leaving their jobs.
Recruitment news website ERE.net recently identified several obstacles that corporate employee recruiting departments often struggle with.
The Atlanta Association of Health Care Recruiters recently honored nine of its members at the inaugural ajcjobs 2011 Outstanding Recruiter Awards earlier this month, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Company executives are always looking for ways to cut costs and maximize efficiency and productivity, especially in the present economic climate.
Finding qualified people to hire can be a struggle, even in a bad economy. However, certain things will hold true no matter the economic climate.
The city council in Green Bay, Wisconsin, reached an agreement with public employees to extend their current benefits package, the Green Bay Press Gazette reports.
Members of the Kansas House of Representatives and Senate are engaging in a debate that could significantly improve the financial value of workers' compensation benefits
A greater number of California residents believe the employee benefits packages for public workers are too high, according to a recent survey by the University of California-Berkeley.
Officials in Gwinnett, Georgia, have agreed to move ahead with a complete audit of the city's payroll and employee benefits policies, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Following up on one of his campaign pledges, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a new website that will post the salaries and pension packages of all state employees.
A private insurer in New Jersey had made available lifetime payments for employee benefits, should members of the New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group be found eligible, the Bergen Record reports.
The Missouri Senate took steps to reform workers compensation laws on Tuesday, following a four-hour filibuster that nearly derailed the proceedings, the Southeast Missourian reports
Teachers in a number of states have received the brunt of legislative changes to payrolls and employee benefits, typically resulting in a decrease of both.
Employee recruiting hit a snag in February following a report from the U.S. Department of Labor that revealed job openings fell by 161,000.
More than 2 million public employees, their dependents and families will require approximately $240 billion dollars worth of retirement benefits and pensions in the state's 10 large union plans, according to Business Week.
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance, a state-created company in West Virginia, has alerted lawmakers that it no longer wants to cover public employees in workers' compensation cases, Forbes magazine reports.
The Idaho and Washington state legislatures are currently discussing bills that will reform workers compensation rules and make it easier for workers to receive settlements.
In order for individuals to get more and pay less of their employer-sponsored healthcare plans, businesses are adding incentives to wellness programs, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Businesses that focus on integrating a new employee into the social fabric of the company stand to increase that person's productivity, Kim Covert writes for the Vancouver Sun.
Employer-sponsored family health insurance rates surged an average of 41 percent across the country between 2003 and 2009, according to new data released by the Commonwealth Fund.
A law guaranteeing benefits and workers' rights to domestic employees went into effect on Monday, providing financial security to thousands of previously unprotected domestic workers.
The alternative of an in-house human resources team is to utilize human resource software. Yet, how does a company know which program will meet its needs? Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help HR departments select the ideal software.
Companies weighing the option of human resource outsourcing have a key indicator to assist in decision making, thanks to data from PricewaterhouseCoopers/Saratoga's 2010-2011 U.S. Human Capital Effectiveness Report.
The costs incurred by companies that provide employee benefits increased in 2010, according to the 2010 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans by Mercer, a healthcare benefits consulting firm.
Human resources directors, like other members of management, are already planning for what they may encounter in the new year.
Human resources directors flip through hundreds of resumes during employee recruiting, but finding the right talent is easier said than done.
Small businesses with a limited staff can look to outsourcing their human resources department as a means to cut costs and receive maximum productivity.
Companies looking to maximize their human resources are adopting employee wellness programs.