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.

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 […]

how to do a cost a labor cost allocation report

February 26, 2019

Your Guide on How To do Labor Cost Allocation

Wondering how to do labor cost allocation? We’ll walk you through it. When you own a business, you have a lot of costs to consider. How much will you pay for your space, materials, and marketing, for example? One of the largest costs for most businesses labor. And as any accountant will tell you, your […]

non discrimination policies to include in employee handbook

February 25, 2019

Which Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

While it’s crucial to openly speak about how to facilitate a respectful and open workplace, it’s also a good idea to formally write these policies down. Written policies help employees understand and comply with your expectations– and they can help you stay on the right side of compliance. They also make it easier for you […]

compensation management software

February 21, 2019

What Are the Benefits of Bringing Data Analytics to Payroll?

At some point, every hiring manager has to ask themselves one important question. Am I paying my employees an appropriate salary? Without a compensation management tool, determining the answer to that question can be difficult. Perhaps you are starting a new business or organization, and you’re hiring your first employees. Maybe you are expanding operations […]

what to know about learning and development programs

February 14, 2019

What to Know About Learning and Development Programs

Does your company have a learning and development program? If not, it’s time to get on board! What Is Learning and Development in HR? Learning and development programs are crucial to HR functions. It is part of the company’s talent management strategy. The goal of learning and development is to align individual employee goals and performance […]

do you live in a state with lgbtq nondiscrimination laws?

February 12, 2019

Is Your Company in a State with LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Laws?

Until recently, it was legal (and fairly commonplace) for employers to refuse to hire a person because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. Thanks to state and federal LGBTQ non-discrimination laws, that practice is dying out. What Are LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws? Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have LGBTQ non-discrimination laws. […]

what is a tip credit?

February 11, 2019

How Tip Credits Work (And Why it Matters So Much)

Restaurant servers, hairdressers, taxi drivers– more than 3 million Americans work a tipped job. And because part of their pay comes from tips, the federal government allows the employers of tipped workers to pay them less than the standard minimum wage. The federal minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13 per hour, compared to $7.25 […]

the new delaware sexual harassment law

January 30, 2019

What Does the New Delaware Sexual Harassment Law Mean for Your Organization?

Many states are seeing new sexual harassment laws much in place, and new data are showing an increase in sexual harassment reports. If you’re an employer in Delaware, you’re probably aware of the new sexual harassment law in your state. It officially took effect on Jan. 1, 2019. HB 360 adds new provisions to the […]