80 Hours Per Week vs. ROWE

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Benefits, Change, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

A while back I wrote a post called “What Would It Take To Get You To Work 80 Hrs Per Week?” over at The Project. The post was meant to dig into what it would take to get employees to go beyond their normal 40 hour work week, and give you that discretionary effort all of HR Pros want to …

Case Study: How Benefits Shapes your Talent Management

Steve Gifford Benefits, Organizational Development, Policies, Steve Gifford

So, here’s your organization, talent pro: strong employment brand, national recruiting, and no trouble filling vacancies.  Employees pay no premiums for medical, dental, or vision coverage.  They also get tuition reimbursement (including time off to study full time), free housing, and about a third of their paycheck is tax free.  No 401k match, but a fairly generous pension.  And, best …

Didn’t Get a Raise in 2012? Maybe You Can Eat a Few More Apples Instead

Steve Boese Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Steve Boese, wellness

Last week, in the quiet time between Christmas and New Year’s where most of the working world slowed to a crawl, only to be occasionally stirred to life by the odd extended holiday lunch or from the benevolence of a manager or two that dismissed the troops early on the Friday before the holiday weekend, you might have missed reports …

Wait. The Employer Won A Workers’ Comp Case? In Toledo, Ohio?

Meredith Soleau Benefits, Meredith Soleau, Trench HR

Employers around the city rejoiced this week as we watched our very own Industrial Commission sentence a man for Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation fraud. He doesn’t look hurt to me.  Slam dunk!  Or is it? You see, in Ohio, we have a very broken Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) system.  They seem to pay, well, everyone.  Unless they literally …

Worst Health Advice Ever? Don’t Rush Back…

Tim Sackett Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Performance, Tim Sackett, wellness

I had surgery recently (yes, KD and JLee made me sign a release form about my health information in order to be HIPAA compliant, don’t you worry) and had to spend a few days in the hospital and some time at home recovering. The interesting part of the entire experience was the “negotiation” of my time off with my doctor.  …