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White Papers for SHRM Human Resource Vendor Directory

  • Pay increases will remain flat for U.S. employees in 2017By

    Results of the 2016 General Industry Salary Budget Survey reveal that pay raises for U.S. employees will remain stagnant in 2017, with employers giving high performers significantly larger increases to retain key talent and foster pay-for-performance cultures. Employers are also rethinking their...
  • How to Listen for ValuesBy

    A poor relationship with an immediate supervisor is the No. 1 reason employees leave their jobs. Exiting employees often say, “The money and perks were fine, but my supervisor just didn’t understand me, and I don’t think they cared enough to try.” This can happen because leaders fall into a...
  • What Does it Mean to Be Globally Competent?By

    To contribute to the valuable and ongoing debate regarding the definition of global citizenship and global competency, this study proposes a definition developed through the use of a Delphi Technique involving human resource managers at top transnational corporations, senior international...
  • OFCCP Compliance Checklist Starter KitBy

    Contractors can never be too organized for compliance. Check out this abbreviated checklist and contact us for the more expansive version!
  • Global Insurers not doing enough to Satisfy Generation Y CustomersBy

    The longevity of older generations and the growing number of younger customers is putting pressure on insurers to offer a wide range of delivery channels that can meet the preferences of a broad range of demographics. Traditionally, call centers and insurance agents were used for all...
  • Industry Trends in Human Resources Technology and Service Delivery Survey in 2015By

    Information Services Group (ISG) conducted its second annual Industry Trends in Human Resources Technology and Service Delivery Survey during the second half of 2015. The survey explores the changing landscape of HR technology and service delivery.
  • Challenges to HRIS ImplementationBy

    Acquiring and implementing a new HRIS software solution can be exciting as companies and their employees consider all of the ways that the new solution will benefit their daily lives and save time. However, many companies make the mistake of getting wrapped up in the potential benefits and...
  • 3 Ways to Simplify Your New Hire Onboarding ProcessBy

    It seems that a large portion of an HR department’s work is centered around the onboarding of new employees. There’s paperwork to process, trainings to oversee, and benefits meetings to give. But if all your time is spent onboarding new employees, when do you have the time...
  • The Ten Steps to making a wise HRIS, HRMS or HR Software purchasing DecisionBy

    Before you are able to determine what your needs are for an HR system, you need to be aware of what type capabilities HR software, HRIS or HRMS applications provide.
  • 5 Wins for HR ROIBy

    Our white paper examines 5 HR ROI wins gained through performance management tools.
  • Increasing Morale through Talent ManagementBy

    Most morale improvement articles focus on the pleasure of tangible benefits. Employee loyalty programs. Company discounts. Book clubs, coffee mugs, stress balls. While these all have their merits, morale goes beyond what your employees can accumulate based on a points system. The immediate...
  • Nurture Great Leaders: Overcoming barriers to learning and developmentBy

    Most employees want to develop their skills to prepare themselves for higher level positions. Others want to develop their skills to enhance performance in their current roles. At the same time, organizations need to develop the skills of their employees to prepare future leaders, execute...
  • Severance & Separation Practices: Benchmark StudyBy

    The sixth edition of the Lee Hecht Harrison Severance and Separation Practices Benchmark Study is designed to help you strategize, plan and implement your own organization’s severance practices. The objective of the study is to provide insights on thought leadership and trends in the Human...
  • Unleash the people power of your business in less than 90 daysBy

    Today’s new breed of agile, fast-growing, global businesses often find themselves held back by IT systems that were designed for a slower-paced, more predictable world. Nowhere is this more true than in HR, where incumbent systems do little more than keep a record of paperwork. These outdated...
  • Mentoring First-Time Managers: Proven Strategies HR Leaders Can UseBy

    When individual contributors or professionals are promoted into their first formal leadership position, many do not realize how tough that transition can be for them. We often hear that these leaders are not prepared, and lack the support and development to help make that transition...
  • Open Enrollment Part 2: KISSBy

    In my last article, I suggested sending a short online survey to your employees asking them several pointed questions about last years’ Open Enrollment process. After you’ve received the majority of responses, review the replies and pinpoint your primary and secondary goals for this years’...
  • The Importance of Job DescriptionsBy

    Job descriptions are a diverse tool for Human Resources. Whether used for hiring or conducting a performance review, at some time one or many job descriptions have crossed your desk as an HR professional. In short, a job description is a “written statement that describe the duties,...
  • Five Reasons to Hire a Compensation ConsultantBy

    The question often arises as to whether to develop your pay programs in-house, or spend the money to hire a compensation consultant. Five significant reasons to consider engaging a compensation consulting firm are outlined in this white paper.
  • Effectively Managing Base Pay: Strategies & Programs for SuccessBy

    Base pay is the largest component of the total compensation package for most employees (exceptions being direct sales personnel and top executives in organizations that utilize variable pay and equity plans heavily). Wages/salaries represent the largest cost item for many organizations and...
  • 2015 Retirement Plans Quick Reference GuideBy

    This guide contains information on a wide variety of tax-qualified retirement for both individuals and employers.
  • Perpetual Award Programs Provide Daily MotivationBy

    The traditional year-end award ceremony provides an opportunity to acknowledge excellence in a formal setting. On-the-spot recognition is ideal for offering instant informal affirmation. Somewhere between these two very different approaches lies the often-overlooked perpetual award program.
  • Employer Group Waiver Plan (EGWP) “Must-Haves”..not all EGWPs are created equalBy

    Understanding the details of your savings analysis or quote is important since not all EGWPs are created equal. Some Employer Group Waiver Plan (EGWP) sponsors may offer a very low premium, but with a limited formulary that may result in significant member disruption.
  • The Difference between an International and Domestic Background CheckBy

    The news is everywhere about how both Domestic and International organizations have a desire to eliminate potential problematic candidates who can infringe on the security of the workplace, and of their clients. With the current ‘ban the box’ legislation being passed throughout the United States...
  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Developing a StrategyBy

    A great strategy can yield significant results, but a weak or misguided strategy yields only incremental improvement at best. Additionally, poor strategies lead to frustration, and wasted time, effort and money. From our experience, we’ve identified the three most common mistakes...
  • 4 Steps to Complying with the FCRA when Conducting Background ChecksBy

    A White Paper for Business Leaders & Human Resource Professionals Before requesting a background check (consumer report), the client/employer must certify in writing to the consumer reporting agency (background screening service provider) that they will follow FCRA rules concerning disclosure,...