By Casey Lewis, Product Marketing Manager, Ceridian
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy.
This quote is relevant in many walks of life, and is certainly applicable when talking about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA contains complex regulations that present challenges and headaches for employers across the United States, which will increase with the upcoming changes to the legislation. The Department of Labor has revised the overtime exemption regulations of the FLSA by more than doubling the salary threshold for overtime eligibility from $23,660 to $47,476, and will continue to update the threshold every three years, undoubtedly influencing how organizations manage their workforces. The implications of this change in legislation could mean that millions of employees who were previously classified as exempt will be reclassified to non-exempt status, making them eligible to receive overtime pay. Read more
In most offices, talent management leaders have zoomed in on employee retention and productivity as crucial goals for both their short- and long-term needs. In an effort to put together a hardworking staff that’s built to last, companies have put a great deal of emphasis on engagement, and rightfully so. Engaged employees tend to stay in their positions longer and achieve more than their disengaged counterparts. But is engagement the only thing that matters? Read more
Staples’ annual survey on workplace trends seeks to determine what makes employees want to stay, and what makes them want to leave. Work-life balance came into focus in this year’s Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index findings, and it’s clear some employers need to improve it. Read more
By Lisa Sterling, Chief People Officer, Ceridian
The right culture is about as important as a thorough marketing plan or an easy to use payroll system. Unfortunately, many North Americans believe their companies need cultural improvements.
Greg Besner, Founder and CEO of CultureIQ previously explained that culture is “more important than ever” and noted that it has grown into “a ‘must-have’ rather than a ‘nice-to-have'” for people and organizations. This judgment is spot on. The right culture is essential in the workplace. Part of the reason for this is the emergence of millennials as a substantial cohort within the workforce. They grew up in a different sort of world than the generation before them, and it shows in the value they place on the right culture. It is about as important as the size of their paychecks. Read more
One of the most challenging aspects of human capital management is finding a way to drive employee engagement. Engagement is at the heart of organizational success – employees who are engaged are far more likely than their counterparts to show up to work and be productive each day. An engaged workforce leads to a profitable business. Read more
If you take a peek behind the curtain at any successful business, you’ll find that one of the keys to their success is effective human capital management. These companies begin with a clear vision, align people behind that vision and work hard together to achieve their common goals. It’s a proven formula. Read more