Captive HR

Employee Benefits in Captives: The Basics

May 30, 2017

A small but growing number of employers are tapping their captive insurance companies to fund employee benefit risks with a goal of reducing costs. This article reviews the basics, including the main drivers and the US Department of Labor approval process. Read More


7-Step Priority Management

May 16, 2017

Accomplishing desired business outcomes, feeling like you've maximized your workday, and creating work/life balance have little to do with "time" management and more to do with "priority" management. This article outlines seven steps to start building a priority management plan to help make you more successful in achieving desired outcomes. Read More


Myths of Preemployment Testing

May 10, 2017

The most common objections to using preemployment tests in the hiring process are based on myth instead of reality. This article sheds some realistic light on these myths to illuminate how integrating preemployment testing into your hiring process can increase retention and productivity, as well as decrease the likelihood of employment practices lawsuits. Read More


Interview for Success, and Avoid the Legal Pitfalls

April 18, 2017

Anyone involved in the hiring process must understand that asking the wrong questions or making improper inquiries can lead to discrimination or wrongful discharge lawsuits, and these suits can be won or lost based on statements made during the interview process. Thus, it is important to incorporate risk management into your interviewing process to help minimize your firm's exposure to employment practices liability. This article provides practical recommendations for effective and legal interviewing. Read More


Formal Performance Review Best Practices

April 4, 2017

Managers who are effective at reviewing others' performance understand how essential the formal performance review process is, prepare carefully, and do a thorough job. Managers who are not particularly effective avoid this part of their role, push it off onto others, or do a poor job. Read More