White Papers for SHRM Human Resource Vendor Directory

  • Exit Interview Process Q&ABy

    We sat down with Deb Dwyer, Founder and President of HSD Metrics, to talk about how exit interviews have taken on new meaning and importance over the years. Over her 30+ years of human resource management and survey research, Deb has helped companies discover opportunities to improve their...
  • 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...
  • Preventing Corporate Fraud: Protect Your Employees and Your Bottom Line with a Whistleblower HotlineBy

    As of May 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States expanded the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to include employees of public companies, private contractors, and subcontractors, ultimately providing protection of the Act to those individuals who may not have been entitled to protection in the past. If...
  • Training & Development: One of the Best Investments Your Company Will MakeBy

    Many industries are facing a unique blend of human capital challenges. These challenges include attracting skilled talent to the industry, retaining and engaging top performers, and ensuring that their people have the skills required to make the business successful. Most industries also face...
  • 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.
  • 30 Tips for Hand and Power Tool SafetyBy

    The danger of hand and power tools is evident in the 400,000 emergency room visits they account for each year. But many of those emergency room visits are caused by misusing tools and not working safely. When used correctly and with the proper safety measures, you can significantly reduce the...
  • 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 Legal Needs of American FamiliesBy

    This study of full-time employees in the U.S. was conducted over the Internet. A national probability sample of males and females aged 18 to 64 was drawn from American Consumer Opinion* Online, Decision Analyst's worldwide panel of over eight million consumers. The sample was balanced by...
  • HR Software Buyer's GuideBy

    When you are responsible for choosing a human resource information system (HRIS), it can be difficult to determine which system is right for your company. This guide will provide you with 10 steps to help you select the correct system. You will learn how to determine your needs, look at various...
  • 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...
  • 8 Questions You MUST Ask about OSHA RecordkeepingBy

    OSHA is serious about record-keeping guidelines. Small and large businesses alike must understand what OSHA requires and know what questions to ask in order to be certain they comply.Read this white paper to gain this vital knowledge along with a checklist of things to consider for OSHA...
  • 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...
  • Managing the Human Resource RiskBy

    Of all the sources of risk facing your business today, none is more immediate and more emotionally charged than the risk associated with the actions of your workforce. It’s the human factor and you’ve had it since you hired your first employee. Simply put, the continued success of your business...