Softening the hard edges of technical staff

Softening the hard edges of technical staff

Technological hardware keeps many organizations running these days. Unfortunately, hard-mannered technical employees can be bad for business. Many technical staff members — be they IT support employees, data analysts or equipment maintenance workers — chose their...
New tax law impacts retirement benefits

New tax law impacts retirement benefits

As you’re likely aware, Congress passed and the president signed into law a new tax bill in December. The technical name of the act is rather long and unwieldy, so it’s commonly referred to by an earlier and simpler title: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Naturally,...
How employers can assess their HR effectiveness

How employers can assess their HR effectiveness

If someone were to burst into your office one day and demand to know how effective your organization handled its HR obligations, what would you say? At the very least, you’d probably shrug and say, “Pretty well,” and “Could you close the door on your way out?” But,...