Entries by Tom Branson

Moving The Onboarding Process Away from Spreadsheets

There are two types of people: those who love spreadsheets, and those who are hopelessly disorganized. Ok, perhaps that’s an over simplification, but I’ve yet to come across a highly organized person who doesn’t have a solid grasp–and a tinge of excitement–for creating and using spreadsheets. That being said, in some instances your favorite spreadsheet […]

Changes to HSA on the Way?

Over the past month, the main news coming out of Washington has been the process to nominate of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In fact, it can seem that the nomination process has taken all of the Senate’s time and energy. However, Senators also have a number of House Bills to review, consider, and […]

Hiring in Healthcare: Does a Nursing Shortage Exist?

There’s a nursing shortage! I don’t know when I started hearing about it, but it was probably in the early 2000’s right before I set off for college. I distinctly remember hearing that nursing was a great career choice. And I once considered pursuing it–even after the movie, Meet the Parents, played up the stigma around […]

Looking for Answers at HR Indiana 2018

One of the largest regional human resources conferences in the U.S. is less than a week away. The 2018 HR Indiana Conference runs from August 20 to August 22 and will feature 88 speakers presenting to over 1500 attendees. This wildly popular 3-day event is jam-packed with opportunities to learn, network, and be inspired–not to […]

Filling a Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Throughout 2018, the U.S. economy has continued to add jobs. The Jobs Report for July 2018 showed employers adding 157,000 new jobs and pegged the unemployment rate at 3.9%–which hovers around an 18-year low. This is in drastic comparison to a decade ago, when during the Great Recession the unemployment rate began its steep rise […]

5 Reasons Why Job Seekers Don’t Like You

First, let’s clarify: jobs seekers probably like you, personally. You’re awesome. What we’re talking about here is why job seekers don’t like your organization. And whether you’re seeing a decrease in career site visits, less applicants, or a general drop-off in candidate interest, doesn’t it seem like nowadays it’s a lot harder to hire good people? […]

Select and Implement Software for Your Employee Experience

It’s exhausting to build a business case for improving your organization’s employee experience through an investment in software. Unfortunately, it only represents the first challenge in realizing ultimate success. Convincing your organization of a need to improve the employee experience is a positive first step, but your efforts will be wasted if you fail to […]

Job Market and Workforce Demands Require Technology

Few things are certain in life, but change is one of them. The ability to adapt to change is the single most important factor in an organization’s long term success. The same can be said for the success of the Human Resources department within any given organization. Two types of change are particularly important to […]

Enterprise Zone and Employer Tax Incentives

Enterprise Zone (EZ) programs have existed in the United States since the early 1980’s. However, most people are unaware of these programs or fail to realize their impact. When new tax legislation is proposed or passed, the majority of people immediately consider: “how does this affect me and my family?” The focus is on personal […]