Entries by Blair Johanson

How Are Organizations Utilizing Retiring Baby Boomers’ Compensation?

How Are Organizations Utilizing Retiring Baby Boomers’ Compensation? One of our public clients has experienced 17% turnover during the first eight months of 2018. The average tenure of the employees leaving this organization is almost 5.5 years and a measurable group of these employees are retiring baby boomers. The average pay variance between the new […]

HAPPY POST 4TH of JULY

HAPPY POST 4TH of JULY Now that we’re on the backside of the celebratory 4th of July – Independence Day fireworks and picnics, it is time to get back to work with attracting and retaining employees through competitive pay and strategic total rewards benefits. During the recent 4th of July holiday, it was amazing to […]

Even 60 Minutes Is In On It

Even 60 Minutes Is In On It On a recent Sunday evening, the popular show 60 Minutes ran a segment on an important topic that is getting a lot of attention today and part of the Me Too movement. Human Resources professionals around the world have been working to correct this issue for several years. […]

Useful Job Descriptions Pay Dividends

Alan G. Crone, Attorney with Crone Law Firm, PLC wrote an article in the HR Professionals March issue titled, “The Business Case for Compliance”.  Mr. Crone, with over 25 years of employment law, mentions in his article that he is often asked what lessons he has learned that HR Professionals can apply to lessen or […]

Fair and Competitive Base Pay

In the February issue of WorldatWork’s Workspan publication, Sandra McLellan and Laura Sejen with Willis Towers Watson authored an article titled, “Cracking the Case of Stagnant Wages”.  The authors make a compelling case for the reasons why employee base pay wages have been flat since the economic depression of 2008.  The authors provide sound reasoning […]

Narrowing and Validating the Grey Zone

The Grey Zone has many meanings. I would like to refer to the grey area where organizational jobs/positions are not obviously exempt or non-exempt from hourly overtime pay. From the smallest mom and pop to the very large fortune 500 companies, each organization must determine the Exempt/Non-Exempt status for all positions to comply with Department […]

What Is DBConsulting?

At DBSquared we like to remind clients that our solutions are designed specifically for you, by HR professionals for HR professionals.  At this time of the year when every tax consultant I run into can only lament the loss of their personal time between now and April 15th, I am reminded that we also can […]

Mind The Gap: A Guide To Talent Retention

We recently referenced a study from Manpower Group about job talent. The study was based on data from 1,300 respondents and the following key findings were identified.  Employers stated that applicants in general lacked the skills and experience required to successfully complete job duties and responsibilities for open positions.  Employees expected higher pay than the […]

Getting Pay Right

Over the past several years, the Obama Administration has pushed for equal pay between men and women. On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, an equal pay law. Last Friday on the anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter, the President promoted a new EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity […]