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Do your employees love their jobs?

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
February 13, 2018

Today we are considering the impact of love on an organization. Loving your job can also be described as engaged or having high employee engagement. Employee engagement is usually described as being connected to the organization, giving your best, and feeling committed to the company’s values and goals. Read more …


Employee Engagement 33%??

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
January 17, 2018

While studying workforce trends and working with our clients, we are watching the employee landscape when it comes to culture, retention and engagement. According to a recent Gallup Survey of The American Workforce, 67% of employees are not engaged at work. Read more …


Ring in The New Year With New York Paid Family Leave

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
December 14, 2017

Beginning on January 1, 2018, New York state will have one of the most comprehensive paid family leave laws in the country. The New York Paid Family Lave Benefits Law (PFL) applies to all private-sector employers regardless of size – even if you have just one employee working from home in New York. Read more …


Reducing Liability Around Holiday Parties

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
November 29, 2017

Tis the season for employees to eat, drink, and act inappropriately at holiday parties. Holiday parties can help motivate employees and serve as a thank you for their hard work all year; however, we often see bad behavior by employees. Read more …


Spotlight on Sexual Harassment

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
October 30, 2017

Recent sexual harassment scandals involving Hollywood and media figures, as well as members of Capital Hill, are focusing new attention on the topic. These very public allegations have set off a ripple effect, empowering people who say they also were victims, to come forward with stories of abuse by people in power. Read more …


Is Human Resources Adding Value to Your Firm?

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
October 19, 2017

According to a recent study by The Conference Board, the top challenge for CEOs worldwide is Human Capital (read – hiring talent and effectively managing it). Yet firm leaders frequently say Human Resources is not adding the value needed for their company to achieve its goals. Read more …


Understanding the EEO-1 Reporting Requirement Changes

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
September 16, 2017

On August 29, 2017, the White House blocked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s requirement for employers with over 100 employees to include W-2 income and employee hours when filing the 2017 EEO-1 Report. Read more …


Updating Your Employee Handbook for 2017

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
March 14, 2017

We are happy to share with you another update to assist with your HR compliance. With many changes in legislation over the past year there are numerous areas in your Employee Handbook that should be reviewed. Here are a few that you should review today. Read more …


Philadelphia Bars Employers From Requesting Salary History

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
January 27, 2017

On Monday, January 23rd Philadelphia became the first city in the nation to bar employers from uthosking potential hires to provide their salary history. Mayor Jim Kenney signed the measure into law and said he’s confident the bill can withstand legal challenges. Read more …


Revised I-9 Form Now Required

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor
January 20, 2017

Effective January 22, 2017, employers are required to use the NEW revised Form I-9. You can follow this link to access both an electronic form as well as a downloadable pdf. Read more …