The HR Specialist: Compensation and Benefits

Paperboard packaging company Zumbiel Packaging used positive reinforcement and employee education to log more than 1 million hours without a lost-time accident and a quarter million hours without any type of injury.

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The Affordable Care Act has precipitated a new appreciation for voluntary benefits. A well-designed package of them will be essential for recruiting and retaining top talent.

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Rival recreational vehicle makers Forest River Inc. and Thor Indus­­tries can agree on one thing: Busi­­nesses need to be there for their employees during times of need. So the two largest employers in Elkhart, Ind., have joined forces to create and jointly fund the Forest River/Thor Community Foundation, which will provide grants of up to $20,000 to employees of either company during emergencies.

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Be on the lookout for em­­ployees who try to pass off personal injuries as being job-related. Chal­­lenge workers’ comp claims in such cases.

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When Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels wanted students to get more involved in the Baltimore community, he got the school’s employees involved first.

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If your organization employs lots of part-timers—or is considering shifting work formerly done by full-time employees to part-timers—consider these factors.

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With hard hats on, Skanska Con­­struc­­tion Group crews all over the country start their day by stretching in 15-minute group exercise classes right on their job sites.

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From establishing inclement weather policies to rethinking year-end bonuses, check out our guide to surviving the cold and the unexpected.

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It’s not all work and no play at United Shore, a Troy, Mich., mortgage lender, which stages an annual Octoberfest.

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The average tenure of the 180 em­­ployees of Redwood City, Calif.-based W. Bradley Electric is 9.3 years—three times the national average in the construction industry.

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