Workplace Outlook

Market Recap With the new year come new opportunities to attract and retain top performers. This is when employers can strategize about the most effective ways to tap into talent pipelines. In 2022, that means adapting recruiting strategies based on efforts that worked well during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic disrupted recruitment significantly and […]

5 HR Trends in 2022

Many human resources (HR) functions were quickly reimagined in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and HR professionals should continue to expect new challenges in 2022. Here are five HR trends to monitor this upcoming year: Hybrid Workplace SustainabilityMost workplace leaders expect that at least some of their employees will work remotely after the pandemic. […]

HR Elements Recognized by NKY Chamber Business Impact Awards

HR Elements was awarded the Growth Award by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) in this year’s  2020 Business Impact Awards, sponsored by Huntington Bank. The award designation represents the tremendous growth that HR Elements has experienced over the past three years in revenue and client expansion.  “This is an incredible honor for […]

Plan on Investing in Your Greatest Asset In 2021

The budgeting and planning season is upon us and I know what you’re thinking, “It’s September already?”  Yes, it is. This crazy, unpredictable year is flying by. As much as we’re moving forward in time, there’s still an element of feeling stuck. Planning for 2021 may be challenging because of the unknowns that lie ahead, […]

PANDEMIC: How to Help Your Employees Thrive During Times of Crisis

Senior HR Advisor, Jamie Beirman joins Patty Cisco to discuss issues facing companies during the COVID-19 crisis.  Hosted by the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, and facilitated by Grant Covault of Marketing Essentials, this series helps area businesses through the challenges of the pandemic.  Listen to PANDEMIC:  Episode Three here.  

Planning Consideration for COVID-19

According to the CDC “All employers need to consider how best to decrease the spread of acute respiratory illness and lower the impact of COVID-19 in their workplace in the event of an outbreak in the US. They should identify and communicate their objectives, which may include one or more of the following: (a) reducing […]

Illness In The Workplace

Chances are that your social media feeds and news broadcasts have been filled with stories covering the Coronavirus epidemic. This week the CDC said that it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” the virus is in the US (more than the 60+ cases currently reported). The Northern Kentucky Health Department put together this great […]

The new Form I-9 has been released! 

The effective date reads October 2019 but it was just released today.  You can begin using it now but the requirement is to have this in place by May 1st.  Click here to be re-directed to the form. Interested in what changed?  It’s not extremely obvious at first glance…but if you read through the document […]

Stay on top of FLSA Changes

Overtime must be calculated by an employer to be at least one and one-half times the regular rate earned by a non-exempt employee for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. In most cases, the “regular rate” includes all “remuneration for employment” which includes nondiscretionary bonuses, which means when a nondiscretionary bonus is paid […]

What HR Professionals need to know for year-end close

It feels like it hits at once, the craze of open enrollment starts in August and essentially runs through year-end…but HR Professionals must stay on top of so many other things! 2020 Benefits Reports are submitted to carriers and insurance cards have been received by all employees  Remove all posted 2019 Benefits Information and replace […]