Nicole Roder

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Nicole Roder

Nicole is a freelance writer specializing in health, mental health, and parenting issues. Her work has appeared in Today's Parent, Crixeo, Grok Nation, Chesapeake Family LIFE, and the Baltimore Sun, among others.

new legislation could positively affect cannabis payroll

April 24, 2019

New Legislation to Potentially Support Cannabis Payroll Federally

Americans’ attitudes toward marijuana use are changing rapidly, and state laws are reflecting that reality. In 2019, nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of Americans say that marijuana should be legalized. As luck would have it, many of them live in states where it has been. A total of 33 states allow medical marijuana use, and in […]

student loans assistance programs

April 22, 2019

Trending Work Perks: A Breakdown of Student Loan Assistance Programs

Generation Z has hit the workplace in full force. According to some estimates, Gen Z, or “nexters,” make up about 20 percent of the global workforce. That number is even higher for entry-level positions. (You know, the positions you most often need to hire people to fill.) Nexters bring a number of new dynamics to […]

how to write an internship offer letter

April 18, 2019

What to Include in Your Internship Offer Letter

For college students looking to beef up their qualifications with professional experience, internships can be invaluable. They get on-the-job training, college credit, and that all-important bullet point on their resumes. Often, internships can lead to full-time jobs after graduation. Employers have just as many reasons to love internships. You can hire young professionals at the […]

seasonal employees

April 17, 2019

How Many Hours Can Seasonal Employees Work Before Needing Insurance?

If your company hires college students or other seasonal workers for the summer, you might be wondering whether or not the law requires you to provide health insurance to them. If you are an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should already know that you have medical benefits obligations to […]

respectful workplace: talking about transgender rights

April 15, 2019

Fostering a Respectful Workplace: Transgender Education Trainings

“Leadership is the most important element for change, and that includes fostering workplaces that have an inclusive culture and that enhance cross-cultural awareness and skills through communication, training, and education. This is the starting point for any meaningful change in creating fair workplaces.” — Freada Kapor Klein, Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest […]

How to calculate your employee retention rate

April 4, 2019

Does Your Company Have a Healthy Employee Retention Rate?

How much money are you losing due to attrition? Turnover is expensive for any employer. But in today’s tight labor market, the cost of losing your best employees is even higher. You have to invest in hiring and training a replacement. But you also lose the value that those former employees were producing for your […]

a woman practicing good communication in the workplace

March 25, 2019

How to Improve Communication in Your Workplace

When was the last time you opened your email inbox at work and found nothing but clear, useful messages? If you’re like most people, you probably can’t remember. Research shows that most people spend 13 hours of their workweek dealing with emails. But only 38% of the emails that end up in their inboxes are […]

what is organizational learning?

March 19, 2019

What is Organizational Learning (And Why is it Important?)

Here’s a common situation: your sales have flatlined in the last two years because you’re still doing business the same way you did when you first opened your doors twenty years ago. Sound familiar? There’s something missing. The sophisticated ideas and processes that you need to inject some life into your business can be summed […]

flex benefits

March 13, 2019

Flex Benefits: Letting Your People Choose Their Perks

Employers who are looking for options for employee benefits plans might want to consider flex benefits, also known as “cafeteria plans.” Just like the name suggests, these plans allow employers and employees more flexibility than standard benefits packages– to pick and choose what they want! What’s a “Cafeteria Plan” of Benefits? Flex benefits, or “cafeteria […]

International womens day

March 8, 2019

7 Ways to Support Female Entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day

In the coming year, venture capitalists will invest upwards of $85 billion in startups. Who will get the money? If history is any judge, the vast majority of VC funds will go male founders (and most likely white male founds).  According to Pitchbook, an M&A, private equity, and VC database, in 2017, only 2.2 percent […]

employee appreciation

March 1, 2019

A Step by Step Guide to Employee Appreciation

Officially, Employee Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday in March. But we know that employee retention and job satisfaction improve when your workers feel the love all year long. Employee attrition and retention are major problems in just about every industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 3 million […]

new jersey minimum wage increase

February 27, 2019

New Jersey Minimum Wage Increases July First

Many employers in New Jersey will be paying their staff a higher wage starting July 1. Governor Philip D. Murphy and the New Jersey state legislature made a deal that will raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour by that date. By 2024, New Jersey’s minimum wage will be $15 per hour. What does […]