HR Elements

These articles include the latest news and information on benefits and human resources industry trends.

It's Time to Give Your Performance Review...a Performance Review

If you’ve felt the itch to reimagine your company’s performance review structure, your head is probably in the right place.

How to Handle Pay-History Inquiries —The Right Way

We've all been there. You've gotten deep into the job interview process, and then you're face-to-face with the awkward question: would you share your previous salary?

Diversity & Inclusion

It's Time to Stop Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Ensuring Accurate Skill Matching

Finding the right people to successfully execute in the workplace is the core responsibility of HR, but research shows it is becoming increasingly difficult to vet candidates manually.

Incentivizing Corporate Wellness

Nearly every large employer offers some type of wellness program, but if your team feels you've "been there, done that," maybe it's time to revisit your definition of wellness.

Addressing Marijuana Usage and Testing in the Workplace

Recreational cannabis legalization is rolling out across the United States, and many employers are faced with a big, hazy question: how should they address drug testing in the workplace? Eleven states have legalized recreational marijuana and 33 others have legalized medical marijuana. It’s safe to say that in the next few months or years this topic will hit nearly every employer nationally.

Mentorship Matters

Imagine highly tailored, expert advice for both professional and personal life goals and transitions being readily available.

Is it Time for Unlimited Time Off?

While more and more perks are about employee health, wellness, and happiness, they ultimately are also designed to keep workers at work. A recent article in Quartz at Work points out that more than anything, employees want more time off and out of the office. Unlimited time off, to be exact.

HHS Releases Bulletin that Extends Grandmothered Plans Through 2020

As background, in the fall of 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a transitional relief program that allowed state insurance departments to permit early renewal at the end of 2013 of individual and small group policies that do not meet the “market reform” requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and for the policies to remain in force until their new renewal date in late 2014.

Ready to Spark Joy in Your Office?

The hit Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has set off a wave of house organization, purging, and general tidying. Many thrift stores and donation centers report being overwhelmed with bags and boxes of items recently filling American’s homes. What, though, of the workplace? Should a similar wave of de-cluttering and cleaning be happening at desks and in cubicles across the country?