Oregon pay equity bill passes

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. The Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 (House Bill 2005) has officially been signed into law with the purpose of reducing unfair pay differences and expanding protections for employees susceptible to discriminatory pay practices. Most provisions will not go into effect until January 1, 2019 to give employers time […]

read more

The trend of banning salary history questions continues

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Whether it should be legal to ask job applicants about their salary history remains a hot topic of debate in today’s labor market. Since we posted our article, Should it be illegal to ask about an applicant’s salary history, which provides details about proposed pay equity laws and their […]

read more

Should it be illegal to ask about an applicant’s salary history?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Many think so. On September 14, 2016—just over a month after Massachusetts passed an equal-pay law that prohibits employers from asking about salary histories during the job interview process—the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 has been proposed. This bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to make […]

read more

Dealing with uncomfortable employee pay conversations

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Employee pay can be an extremely challenging topic for business leaders, especially for small to mid-sized organizations where compensation decisions may be more ad hoc. In today’s market, leaders often find themselves making hasty salary decisions to attract or retain top employees while struggling to keep pay within budget and […]

read more

Understanding the salary ripple effect of new overtime rules

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. As most employers are aware, the final regulations regarding overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have been released by the Department of Labor (DOL). The bottom line of the new ruling is that the minimum salary requirement for non-exempt status has been raised significantly–from $23,660 to $47,476 and […]

read more

Is your business prepared for minimum wage increases?

As increases to federal, state, and local minimum wages march on, considerable energy has been expended debating the social and economic pros and cons. While business leaders may feel as though they have little influence over minimum wage hikes, there remains an obligation of preparedness—where we ensure our businesses are positioned to successfully navigate these […]

read more

Game Winning Strategies for 2015

The perfect storm will be converging on employers this year—a shortage of skilled labor available for hire, an aging workforce who will be exiting their jobs, taking with them years of knowledge, and a high percentage of employees who will be leaving their employers for greener pastures.  To add further complexity, the current political environment […]

read more

Is it Time to Give Your Employees a Raise?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. “Employee turnover is expected to hit 21% in 2014—up four points from 2013.” It’s not easy to loosen the belt after pulling through a recession that may have cut deep into your organization, but as the market continues to recover, it may be wise to extend some of this […]

read more

Differentiate Your Business with a Total Rewards Statement

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Every successful business wants to attract and retain top talent, creating a positive work environment where employees can thrive and effectively contribute to organizational goals. But having competitive benefits and salaries is only the first step for accomplishing this. It is also essential to inform your employees as […]

read more

What’s preventing you from getting and keeping the best employees?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. If your company is like most, the holy grail of attracting, engaging and retaining top talent may still be eluding you.  In my experience of working with small and growing businesses, I have noticed a few common themes. No Curb Appeal Top talent isn’t knocking at your door. In […]

read more

Compensation and Employee Communications

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. Once an organization has established a well-rounded compensation and benefits package that aligns with organizational goals, it is essential to develop a communication strategy to build employee understanding. This is important because employees who grasp the values behind an organization’s decision-making process when it […]

read more

Total Rewards in Today’s Economy

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. In our previous articles on compensation we’ve discussed Compensation Strategy and 8 Factors that Contribute to Base Pay, outlining the to-dos for building a pay program in your organization. In this article, we discuss aligning your People Strategy with your compensation programs. Whatever an […]

read more

8 Factors that Contribute to Base Pay

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. In the feature article of our June newsletter, we outlined the role of a compensation strategy for forecasting and budgeting, attracting and retaining employees, and maintaining a fair pay practice. One of the foundational structures of an effective compensation strategy is to establish the […]

read more

Why do you need a compensation strategy?

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Your organization doesn’t necessarily need to be a ‘high payer’, but you should know where you are positioned in the market and if your compensation practices align with your organizational strategy. For example, do you know:   Forecasting and budgeting Having an established compensation strategy contributes to your ability […]

read more