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Are Employee Health and Wellness Programs Worth It?

When trying to boost employee health, retention, and morale, you may consider adding health and wellness programs to your company. With more and more companies offering competitive benefits packages and wellness program initiatives, is it worth considering them? RTR Consulting discusses the various types of health and wellness programs you can implement to benefit your… Read more »


Why Employer Branding is Essential to Attract and Retain Talent

Part of an employee’s decision to work with your company can include considering your company culture and branding. What is branding from a workplace standpoint? Branding is your company’s story, experience, and the qualities that make it stand out. One of the best ways to attract and retain talent in the workplace is to enhance… Read more »


How to Reduce Bias During Your Hiring Process 

  Hiring employees is one of the most important parts of running your business. Though profit should be one of your priorities, hiring qualified candidates is key. Sometimes people have the habit of including their own biases during the interview process, which can lead to an easy dismissal of an excellent candidate. Even people with the best intentions may… Read more »


New Immigrant Worker Laws Employers Need to Know About

  On January 1, 2018, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act created changes and new requirements for employers. In our last blog, we discussed the importance of updating your employee handbook every year due to new legislation taking effect. This act is a perfect example of that, but we want you to be aware of the new laws and… Read more »


Why You Need to Update Your Employee Handbook

  To employees, employee handbooks are typically known as those lengthy documents that contain all the company rules and policies. Though your employees may not be reading your employee handbook cover to cover, it is imperative that you update it with the most current information to protect your business. One word could be the difference… Read more »


Do Your Employee’s Duties or Salary Qualify Them for a Computer Professionals Exemption?

You like to run your business with the best team possible and compensate them appropriately. Team members will of necessity include IT and computer professionals or those with relevant skills. Question: are certain team members “exempt” or “nonexempt” employees according to FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) guidelines? Being clear about computer professionals exemptions can save… Read more »


Why Now is a Good Time to Implement Your Workforce Plan

Plans fail for lack of planning. Whether you believe the statement or not, your perspective can have an impact on your decision to apply workforce planning to your organization. A workforce plan is your strategy for getting the most from your team. Anticipate what your employees need Assign tasks that maximize individual employee skills Apply… Read more »


Why It Matters That You’re Prepared for the New Health Care Reform Released by the Department of Labor

The ongoing debate about health care reform has stirred up much “dust.” As it continues to settle, it’s vital that you remain informed about being prepared for the DOL’s new health care reform and the related Summary SBC (Summary of Benefits) template. Knowing where we’ve been In 2016, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health… Read more »

Posted on January 4, 2018 by Rick Rossignol

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