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How to Ensure You’re Not Overpaying Employees By Market Pricing Jobs

May 9, 2018

Most organizations that I consult with aren’t trying to play games with how they compensate their staff. Quite simply, they just want to pay their employees fairly and competitively! While this seemingly straightforward goal is absolutely attainable with a combination of market pricing and sensible HR administration, organizations oftentimes...

How to Successfully Establish HR Metrics that Last

April 25, 2018

HR metrics are measurements intended to be aligned with business and HR strategic goals. Metrics can be mathematically very simple and the most effective ones are typically those that can be easily understood and communicated. This blog details the process to follow to ensure that the HR metrics that...

Tips to Attract & Retain Candidates for “Hot Jobs” in DC

April 11, 2018

What is a “Hot Job”? When I’m working with clients to develop targeted recruiting plans it’s common to encounter positions that require additional planning in order to successfully fill the vacancy. These jobs are those that are in high demand and are often referred to as “hot jobs”. In...

How to Choose the Best Learning Management System

April 4, 2018

  Now that you have decided a Learning Management System (LMS) is right for your organization, the next step is to select the right LMS. I won’t be covering the entire project lifecycle from strategy alignment, budgeting, resource allocation, requirements gathering, etc., and instead, want to boil down some...

The Top 5 Ways Role Clarity Can Financially Benefit an Organization

March 22, 2018

What is Role Clarity? The simplest way of describing role clarity ties back to the basic question of whether an organization can clearly describe the duties and responsibilities associated with a role and the accompanying baseline requirements that an individual needs to have in order to effectively perform the...

What is an LMS and is it Right for Your Organization?

February 13, 2018

Year over year we find that leaders from organizations of all sizes and industries share that employee and leadership development are among the top challenges that they face in their business. Is this true for you? To address this challenge head-on requires an organization undertake a system-wide approach, and...

Frequently Asked Questions About the New(er) Form I-9

October 4, 2017

During the course of providing HR consulting services to clients, my colleagues and I have received a number of questions about the newest version of the Form I-9. In case you weren’t aware, the Form I-9 has received yet another set of updates, with the newly issued form required...

Dealing with the Problem of Unwanted Turnover

September 26, 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that 3.2 million of the roughly 153 million workers in the United States voluntarily left their jobs in July 2017. What isn’t reported by the BLS is the number of employees who had expressed the potential desire to leave their company,...

The Impact of Having an Effective Salary Structure

May 26, 2017

What an Effective Salary Structure Can Do For Your Business It is common for organizational leaders to dwell on what percentage salary increases to give to employees, how much they should offer to a candidate that they’re looking to hire, or even what compensation should be provided to an...

Recruiting Solutions: How to Gain Greater Effectiveness

May 17, 2017

You would be hard pressed to find a C-level executive who does not think that successfully staffing their organization can either make or break their organization in the long run. Aside from some roles directly impacting company revenue, losing out on top talent to competitors typically signals the slow...

How to Best Approach Reducing the Gender Wage Gap at Your Organization

April 4, 2017

What Organizations Can Do to Reduce the Gender Pay Gap During a recent interview about gender pay equity on Freakonomics with Harvard economics professor Claudia Goldin, she noted that the reasons for the existence of the gender pay gap in the United States are varied and complex. For organizations...

The DC Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act Review

February 17, 2017

On February 14, 2017, the Mayor of The District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, did not veto The DC Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 and allowed the bill to pass without her signature. The Washington Business Journal reports, “in a letter to Council Chairman Phil Mendelson on Wednesday, Bowser...

HR Compliance Checklist for Government Contractors

January 17, 2017

This blog is Part Two of a three-part series on HR Compliance for Government Contractors. Part One addresses the process to follow to determine the applicability different federal regulations to your company, and Part Two provides a walkthrough and checklist to determine applicability of specific laws and executive orders....

A Review of DC’s New Employment Laws

December 21, 2016

DC Labor Law Compliance Review If you’re in a leadership role at a company based in Washington DC, you’re no stranger to the fact that DC has created numerous employment laws that go above and beyond the standards set at the federal level. If your company is headquartered outside...

How to Know if Federal Contracting Regulations Apply To You

November 16, 2016

One of the biggest concerns my clients have when we begin working together is keeping their business out of trouble with the federal government. If this is of concern to you as well, I’m hopeful this article will help provide a bit of clarity for you as you navigate...