4 Things Your Employees Need to Know About their 401(k)s

Being able to provide a 401(k) for your employees can bring a sense of pride to smaller businesses and is generally expected of larger enterprises. However, its often one of the most misunderstood employee benefits by HR professionals and employees alike. If your company offers a 401(k) retirement plan, its important to be familiar with the myths and misconceptions of them, so you can be certain theyre getting the most they can from the program.

1) The 401(k) Comes with Fees

Those who manage funds dont do so out of the kindness of their hearts, nor do they count their blessings they got to hold onto the money for a period of time. Click here to read more.

5 Employee Benefit Trends to Watch for in 2017 and Beyond

With more than half the year behind us, its easy to see some new trends emerging in the world of employee benefits. Take heed, as these are what your employees and potential new hires are growing to expect.

1) Flexibility

Partly spurred by the work / life balance millennials have made paramount in the workforce, and partly brought about by the high number of full-time working parents, flexibility is one of the largest expectations employees have today. One-in-four employees thinks employers should allow telecommuting, according to an AFLAC survey, and more than half expect a flexible schedule. Click here to read more.

The Theme of SHRM17: Going All In!

Excitement was in the air as the 2017 SHRM Conference kicked off on June 18th in the beautiful city of New Orleans. Almost 16,000 HR Professionals from all over the world came to SHRM17 for 4 days of intense learning and networking. What was really impressive is that there were over 1100 attendees from over 80 countries in attendance.

This year’s theme was about being “All In”. It was about making a commitment to enhance and advance your skills in the HR Field. In the Connection Zone, HR Professionals had the opportunity to set goals and commit in writing to how they were going to be “All In” for 2017. Click here to read more.

How to Make the Most of SHRM17

Today marks the first day of the SHRM17 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans.  For the next four days, thousands of HR professionals across the globe will converge for a fun filled few days of education and camaraderie.   Attendees will have an opportunity to listen to amazing keynote speakers, take part in educational seminars and workshops, speak to hundreds of exhibitors, and attend a variety of entertainment venues and after hour parties.

With four jam-packed days of excitement, here are a few tips to help you organize your attendance and maximize your time. Click here to read more.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend SHRM17 in New Orleans

As the world’s largest HR professional society, The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has organized an amazing HR conference in vibrant New Orleans on June 18 to June 21. Visit SHRM17 Annual Conference for more information.

Although there are numerous reasons to attend the SHRM17 Annual Conference, here are the Top 5 reasons you should be there this weekend.

  • Expert HR Advice

This year’s lineup of speakers is next to none. You’ll hear from business leaders, strategists, practitioners and like minded HR professionals who will provide you with fresh insight, proven-to-work HR fundamentals, as well as ground-breaking new systems to improve your practices and reshape your business. Click here to read more.

The Importance of Training, Development and Recertification

There’s no doubt that training and development programs help employees shape the direction of their careers.  Yet for a several reasons, many companies fail to create programs to help employees upgrade or acquire new skills. Sometimes it’s due to bureaucracy, other times training and development is an afterthought. Either way, if you are not giving employees an opportunity to better themselves, your talent may eventually leave for greener pastures.

5 Reasons to Provide Training and Development Programs to Your Employees:

  1. Training Supports Succession Planning
    By providing ongoing training, your employees are able to develop the necessary leadership and decision making skills needed for more senior roles.
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recruitDC Spring 2017 Review

Last week, we went to recruitDC to learn more tricks and trends of recruiting and talent acquisition. This was a sold out event with more attendees than ever before. For people who are wondering if recruiting is dead … no it’s not!

Here are some key takeaways from the recuitDC event:

What is Recruiting?

You would think that “recruiting” would be easily defined, but there is dissention among professionals on what recruiting is. The morning keynote, Perri Chase, says recruiting is NOT sales & marketing, but a partnership that involves both sides (employer and candidate). Click here to read more.

HoCo HRS Happy Hour on June 13

The HR SOURCE YouTube Contest

The HR SOURCE has created a YouTube channel! This channel will be dedicated to broadcasting our monthly live chats on a variety of HR issues and other special events and is called “The HR SOURCE Live.”

Congratulations to Jennifer Stahl of winning the Amazon Echo. Thank you for subscribing to our channel and we would ask if you can pay it forward for others who are interested in the HR field to SUBSCRIBE to our channel.

The HR SOURCE Live – SHRM17 Preview

Next week is the annual SHRM Conference in New Orleans and we are here to preview it with the people who know the ins and outs of the SHRM Conference: Ryan Namata.

For more information about the SHRM17 Conference, go to