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Dec 17, 2020, 08:33 ET Salary Budget Increases Projected for 2021 on Par with Those Recorded for 2020, Finds XpertHR Survey

The median projected percentage change for total salary budgets from 2020 to 2021 is an increase of 3.0%, according to XpertHR's 2021 Salary Budget...


Nov 19, 2020, 08:43 ET HR Professionals View Recruiting and Hiring as the Most Challenging Issue for 2021, Says XpertHR Survey

Recruiting and hiring is HR professionals' top concern for next year, according to 563 US employers responding to XpertHR's Survey of HR Challenges...


Oct 20, 2020, 08:59 ET Over Six in 10 HR Professionals Say Getting Employees to Read the Employee Handbook is Challenging, According to XpertHR Survey

Getting employees to read the employee handbook is the most challenging handbook-related issue, according to 619 US employers responding to XpertHR's ...


Sep 22, 2020, 08:52 ET Remote Work Set to Nearly Triple in the Post-COVID World, According to XpertHR's Survey on Employer Response to COVID-19

The average percentage of employees who will work remotely at least part of the time is projected to nearly triple from 12% before the COVID-19...


Aug 04, 2020, 08:38 ET The Top Three Learning, Development, and Training Activities in Which HR Is Most Involved Are Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, Antidiscrimination Training, and Onboarding, Says XpertHR Survey

The three learning, development, and training activities in which HR staff are most involved are sexual harassment prevention training,...


Jul 08, 2020, 08:37 ET Most HR Departments Do Not Have a Data Analyst Position Dedicated to HR Metrics, Despite HR's Large Role in Metric Analysis, Says XpertHR Survey

HR departments are involved in analyzing HR metrics at 91% of organizations that analyze at least one HR metric, according to XpertHR's 2020 HR...


Jul 01, 2020, 09:00 ET Nearly All Employers Are Offering Remote Work Accommodation Option Upon Reopening, Says New XpertHR Poll

As businesses begin to reopen, employees returning to the workplace may request reasonable accommodations for medical conditions that place them at...


Jun 17, 2020, 08:42 ET Traditional Paid Leave Plans Found at About Half of Employers, with PTO Plans Not Far Behind, According to XpertHR's 2020 Employee Benefits Survey

Traditional paid leave plans (where all leave is in separate categories, such as sick and vacation) maintain a strong presence in the workplace, as...


Jun 05, 2020, 07:59 ET Return To Work Brings New Business Challenges Nationwide, Says XpertHR

The reopening of non-essential businesses brings a plethora of HR challenges as states begin easing restrictions, says XpertHR, the leading HR...


May 11, 2020, 08:14 ET Wellness Initiatives are Widespread Among Mid-Size and Large Employers, but are Less Common Among Small Organizations, Says XpertHR Survey

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began having an impact on employee wellbeing, employee wellness programs - originally introduced in the '80s to...


Apr 15, 2020, 07:55 ET HR Leaders Should Prepare a Recession Plan, Says XpertHR Report on COVID-19 Impact

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to evolve and a recession looms, the damage to employers and their employees could result in a loss of ...


Apr 06, 2020, 08:02 ET Economic Fallout of COVID-19 Triggers Temporary Layoffs and Stopgap Measures

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken a toll on the workforce, with many employers considering furloughs, layoffs and workplace closures. While some...


Mar 20, 2020, 08:31 ET XpertHR Provides Guidance on Paid Sick Leave, Other Employment Concerns in the Wake of Coronavirus

With the Coronavirus affecting every aspect of daily life, it also is raising a seemingly unending series of concerns for employers, including paid...


Mar 05, 2020, 08:38 ET Coronavirus Reinforces Need for Workplace Contagious Disease Policy, says XpertHR

The COVID-19 coronavirus that's spreading around the world has made it clear that all employers need to have a written Contagious Disease Policy in...


Feb 27, 2020, 08:38 ET Common Workplace Injuries: Which are Recordable?

Employers face many HR challenges but one of the biggest headaches is determining whether to record a workplace illness and injury on the...


Feb 12, 2020, 08:06 ET New XpertHR Podcast Examines Whether Employees Who Speak Up Should Be Fired

When Amazon threatened to fire employees for speaking out about the company's need to do more on climate change, it created a public relations...


Jan 16, 2020, 08:33 ET Marijuana Laws, Data Security Among Top HR Compliance Challenges for 2020, Says New XpertHR Survey

Complying with marijuana laws and keeping data secure in an increasingly digital world are among the most significant compliance challenges facing...


Dec 18, 2019, 08:34 ET XpertHR Offers Guidance on New Employment Laws Taking Effect at New Year

The start of the new year brings a flurry of new employment laws at the federal, state and local levels, says a new XpertHR report. With more than...


Dec 12, 2019, 08:31 ET XpertHR Survey Identifies Top Strategic HR HR Challenges for 2020: Recruiting, Benefits and Diversity

Finding high quality applicants, preparing for the future of healthcare and the ACA, and managing diversity are among the most difficult strategic...


Nov 18, 2019, 08:40 ET Holiday Party Do's and Don'ts: Ten Ways to Stay off the "Naughty List"

The holiday season brings many reasons to celebrate, and some employers make merry by hosting an employee holiday party. This occasion presents an...


Jun 04, 2019, 08:33 ET From Baby Boomers to Generation Z: New XpertHR Report Identifies Differences and Offers Advice For Five Generations Working Together

The first wave of Generation Z (those born after 1996 and more than 60 million strong) has entered the workforce, which means there are five...


May 23, 2019, 08:38 ET Life After Legalization: How Employers Can Deal With Marijuana in the Workplace

Managing marijuana use by job applicants and employees, not to mention navigating the complex patchwork of federal, state and local laws that often...


May 17, 2019, 08:33 ET Unlimited Time Off, Paid Sabbaticals and Spontaneous Days Off Are Among Creative Summer Employee Perks, Reveals New XpertHR Report

In today's competitive labor market with a low unemployment rate of 3.8 percent, employers are doing all they can to engage their employees,...


Apr 02, 2019, 08:38 ET XpertHR Reports on Nine Ways to Curb FMLA Intermittent Leave Abuse

Intermittent leave is one of the biggest headaches for employers administering leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), says a new...


Mar 21, 2019, 08:31 ET International Expansion Poses Significant Challenges for Global Employers, Says New XpertHR Report

As more and more American companies consider global expansion (53% of U.S. companies have some foreign involvement and 72% expect to increase their...