One topic that has garnered a lot of awareness in Human Resources is employee well-being. For several years, Deloitte’s annual Global Human Capital Trends survey has acknowledged a growing concern surrounding employee well-being and how well-being affects employers.
What an unpredictable year it has been for everyone! Despite all the uncertainty in the world, you have been a positive constant for Astron.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are topics we cannot ignore. Recent events have made it clear to businesses and organizations that there is a need for everyone to take an internal review of their DEI practices, and strengthen as appropriate.
The “Gig Economy,” or freelance work, has grown tremendously in the last four years. The gig economy is often, but not always, based in technology.
HR & Health Benefits: A General Overview
Historically, employee health benefits have been viewed as a voluntary benefit. However, with many years of reform, health benefits have now become a mandated benefit for most.
Coronavirus. COVID-19. These two words have been increasingly on our minds and in conversations daily. At this point, most of the world has been affected by the current coronavirus strain, COVID-19.
Human Resources may at times find itself at odds with Finance when seeking approval for proposals. While both groups, hopefully, have the organization’s best interests in mind, different approaches and terminologies underscore the differences that often exist between these two departments.
Around the middle of the calendar year, we here at Astronology® like to reflect on 2019’s changes that federal and state governments may have already made, or intend to make, that impact Human Resources.
At the beginning of 2018, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced an increase in the civil penalties for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
As the dust settles surrounding last week’s midterm elections, Human Resource professionals naturally ask, “How does any of this affect HR?” In this Astronology® we discuss some changes to anticipate in the coming months.