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.

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 […]

can technology widen the gender wage gap?

January 29, 2019

Could the Gender Wage Gap Increase with the Development of Technology?

Across the globe, we are making progress in closing the gender wage gap. Women have made significant progress in a number of industries, including business, finance, health care, and education. In fact, the annual gender wage gap report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found a reduction in the gap between male and female […]

hard skills vs. soft skills

January 18, 2019

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What to Look for in Job Candidates

When you interview a candidate for a job, which skills are you looking for? And how do you assess hard skills vs. soft skills? That might depend a lot on the position you need to fill. Perhaps you need an employee with a Master’s Degree in your field. Maybe you’re looking for someone who can […]

How to handle compensation comparison

January 16, 2019

Best Practices for Compensation Comparison

Whether you’re a business owner looking to hire or a worker hunting for a job, one word is at the top of your mind: salary. For employers, compensation comparison can feel a bit intimidating. How do you know if you’re offering the right salary? And how do you keep your employees’ salaries correct down the […]

Top leadership books for you and your team

January 9, 2019

Top 10 Leadership Books You (and Your Team) Should Read

Depending on your company and industry, the winter months can be relatively slow for businesses. What do we recommend to keep your employees engaged and growing as leaders? Curling up with an engaging book is a good place to start! Here are our top 10 picks for leadership books that you and your team should […]

mental health in the workplace

January 3, 2019

Young Workers Demand Emphasis on Mental Health in the Workplace

Are you ready for a new generation of workers to hit the scene? Well, ready or not, Generation Z is here, and their priorities could be changing American workplaces for the better. Beyond physical wellness programs, younger workers are demanding a bigger emphasis on mental health in the workplace. Who Is Gen Z? Definitions for […]