Month: November 2014

The 7 Most Common Performance Appraisal Mistakes For many companies, the end of the year brings holiday hours, a break room full of treats, and the dreaded annual performance review period. Employees are generally anxious to hear whether their performance has earned them a raise (and maybe a bonus) while bosses usually dread the paperwork […]

5 Employee Handbook Trends for the New Year As 2014 winds down, it’s time to start thinking about updating your employee handbook for next year. Employee handbooks are not meant to be static documents. Changes in your company structure, the laws governing employment (both on federal and state levels), and growing trends in the workplace […]

Flexible Spending Accounts: New Rules Mean New Choices There are fewer than 60 days left in 2014. Do you know where your flexible spending account is? If you don’t, you should. Medical flexible spending accounts, also known as FSAs, allow employees to put up to $2,500 per year into a dedicated account to cover certain […]

Why Banning Social Media at Work Is Bad for Business It’s a debate that’s raging in offices across the country: Should employees be allowed to use social media at work? Those who think that sites like Facebook and Twitter have no business in the workplace point to declines in productivity as their privacy concerns. Employees […]

How HR Can Help Employees Make Smart Decisions During the Open Enrollment Period For most employees using their employer’s benefits plans, fall marks the beginning of the open enrollment period, during which they can make changes to their health insurance coverage and other benefits. However, according to research from Aflac, about 90 percent of all […]