As the year winds down, here's a look back at some of SHRM Online’s most-read articles about employee benefits this year, describing developments and trends that will have continuing impact in 2019.
Online recruiting scams have re-emerged to prey on job seekers and employers. The Better Business Bureau tracked more than 3,000 recruiting scams in the first 10 months of 2018.
The hot compensation topics for the year were reflected in these top-read articles from SHRM Online.
A chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.
People cry at work for a variety of reasons. For both employees and managers, it’s important to practice emotional intelligence and think before reacting.
Earning the SHRM People Analytics Specialty Credential demonstrates that HR professionals have the foundational knowledge and analytics literacy to examine relevant, real-world business issues and effectively communicate data-supported recommendations to their organizations.
Patricia Clendening, SHRM-SCP, her husband, David, SHRM-CP, and son Christopher, SHRM-CP, work together in the HR consulting practice that she founded.
The SHRM Foundation's new Veterans at Work Certificate Program is now open to all HR professionals. This free, educational program, sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, is part of the SHRM Foundation's commitment to building more-inclusive workplaces and focuses on best practices for attracting, hiring and retaining veterans.
SHRM's career resources pages for SHRM members reflect the Society's commitment to advancing the HR profession and serving HR professionals through continuous improvement. These user-friendly, interactive tools help you meet your commitment to developing your career and helping your organization.
More U.S. workers are quitting their jobs than at any time since the numbers have been recorded.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 3.5 million people—or 2.3 percent of the total workforce—left their jobs voluntarily in October, the most recent month for which data exists. Private-sector workers quit at a rate of 2.6 percent in October, up from 2.4 percent the previous year.
Congress is considering a year-end tax-relief package that would further delay the Affordable Care Act "Cadillac tax," ease some regulations on retirement savings plans and expand the use of tax-exempt tuition benefits, although not as broadly as employer groups wanted.
Nearly 3,000 comments that workers made about their bosses reveal that, when under stress, their managers can be condescending, ridiculing and indecisive.
Written warnings are meant to help document employee behavior or performance problems, but they can fall short.
A plaintiff who was fired a week after reporting unwanted advances could proceed with her retaliation claim.
California HR professionals had to deal with quite a few changes in 2018. This year's most-read SHRM Online articles covered marijuana legalization, pay equity, background investigations and more.
Dealing with, and preventing, racism and harassment in the workplace were popular global and cultural effectiveness topics for our readers in 2018. Here are the top 10 stories from SHRM Online.
The ability to build HR software-as-a-service (SAAS) offers unique possibilities, and at the same time can present distinct challenges that organizations should be aware of and plan for to minimize disruption.
Leave taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can affect incentive pay tied to attendance and productivity. Employers should understand how holiday pay and leaves law interact.
More employers are providing workers with apps that let them cash out accrued earnings prior to payday. While instant access to earned pay is a popular perk, employers should set guidelines when making it available.
The holidays and tax season present opportunities for cyber thieves seeking to steal employee data, especially bank information relating to direct-deposit credentials.