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Health Benefit Cost Inflation Escalates

Posted by www.hrpcenter.com – November 17th, 2014 U.S. companies saw a relatively modest uptick in health plan costs in 2014, but premiums will see a sharper increase next year, new research shows. For 2015, the average health care premium adjustment for midsize and large U.S. companies will be 5.5 percent after plan design changes and vendor negotiations aimed at curtailing costs, consultancy Aon Hewitt projects,...

Performance Reviews Without Pain

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – October 6th, 2014 By Susan Milligan The new year can present an uncomfortable task for HR managers, who may find themselves having to say the following to underperforming employees: “Happy holidays; you’re doing a terrible job.”No credible HR manager would be so blunt with a worker, but near the end of the year, when many companies typically do performance reviews,...

Business Effectiveness – The Missing Link

Posted by www.hrpcenter.com – October 23rd, 2014 Hein RothPrincipal Consultant at Roth Associates (Australia) Given the unstable global economic climate, many SMEs we meed daily are focused with a very real dilemma: making the crucial link between strategy and sustained profitability and business growth. In this article, we focus on Business Effectiveness. Available at http://lnkd.in/bsPYh3Y Read more...

Is HR at Its Breaking Point?

Posted by www.hrpcenter.com – October 1st, 2014 Three years ago, Toronto-based G Adventures held a funeral for its human resources department. “We had a company function where I put up crossbones and skull with the title ‘Death of HR,’ ” says Bruce Poon Tip, founder of the adventure-travel company, which employs 1,500 people. Poon Tip took the drastic action after spending a year looking for a...

Forget HR Job Descriptions

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – July 30th, 2013 The more I think about job descriptions lately, the more I have come to love this reader’s solution to the perennial task of keeping them up-to-date, useful, and viable. Working with employees, this reader calls job descriptions, employee profiles, and they are owned by the employee who does the job. This solves the problem of trying to have Human Resources staff, who...

3 Ways to Partner with HR to Drive Performance

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – June 30th, 2013 Changes in the work environment over the last decade have led employee workflows to become more interconnected than ever before. The latest research shows that employees’ work 67% more collaborative and interconnected, leading the most progressive HR and Communications teams to shift the way they think about supporting employee productivity. Employees’ effectiveness at...