The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank

05/05/16

Four essential HR technology trends for 2016 and beyond

Many employers are operating with legacy HR technology systems that have not been revised in several years. This can be a disastrous oversight in the war for talent, especially with the time- and cost-saving technologies that are readily available.

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02/25/16

How to hire employees who will succeed

You may not have heard of a 19th century Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto, but you have heard of the theory that made him (semi) famous: the 80/20 rule. His studies of the distribution of wealth in a variety of countries around the turn of the last century led him to conclude that 80% of the world’s wealth is controlled by 20% of its people.

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12/08/15

Harassment training: Is it really necessary?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), approximately 30% of all EEOC charges filed contain an allegation of “harassment.” Tens of millions of dollars are spent each year settling harassment claims at the EEOC. In 2014 alone, the agency reports approximately $35 million was spent resolving sexual harassment claims and more than $68 million was spent resolving non-sexual harassment claims.

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10/20/15

How your PTO policy can help create a culture of health and wellbeing

Employee health and wellbeing is a hot topic these days in workplaces across the nation. Ultimately, employers want their employees to be healthy, engaged, and productive. Not only does this make the workplace more pleasant, but it helps keep health care and employer costs down.

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08/25/15

14 proactive strategies to avoid workers’ compensation claims

Most employers are well aware of the taxing cost of workers’ compensation insurance and how this burden can increase exponentially with claims. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates employers pay $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs. When factoring in indirect costs, such as training replacement employees, investigating the accident, and taking corrective action, the cost to an employer is a staggering amount.

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