The Importance of Benefits
According to a recent survey, about one-third of all job seekers begin their search to find better pay and benefits. This not only indicates the importance of well-structured benefits when it comes to recruiting top talent, but also when it comes to retaining the talent you already have.
A great internship is a first step towards a successful career, and we are committed to giving college students real, valuable experience in a variety of fields through our hands-on summer internship program.
Our 2019 summer interns bring a variety of business and finance interests and skill sets with them, and we are so excited to help them grow over the next several weeks.
Courtney Long will be graduating in December with a major in Finance from the University of Central Missouri. She is from the suburbs south of Chicago.
Her long-term career goal is to someday own an investment property or to renovate a property – but before that time comes, she hopes to get a job in either the banking or insurance industry after graduation. She loves going on hikes, preferably in the mountains, but the Missouri Ozark mountains work just fine. She is excited to start working with such a large wonderful group of people!
As the human resources director for Cornerstone, Bethany Holliday works directly with clients answering questions and offering guidance on complex employment laws. After spending more than 17 years in HR, she has experienced a variety of human resources issues ranging from employment law, regulatory compliance, employee recruitment, to leadership development and performance improvement.
Companies of all sizes are implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. With employees being more connected than ever and remote work becoming more common, employees and employers see many benefits from allowing employees to work from their own devices. If your human resources team has implemented a BYOD policy, you need to be aware of the legal, financial, security and privacy considerations that come with it.
We’re all familiar with the down-sides of cigarette and tobacco use – it increases health risks, raises medical costs, and it often lowers productivity in the workplace. It’s costly for the employer and the individual smoking, so many companies are implementing no-smoking policies and even minimizing the number of smokers they hire. As a risk management and human resources company, Cornerstone Insurance Group decided to weigh in on this important topic.
We recommend that a company's human resources department implements a zero-tolerance harassment policy for the workplace. As we discussed in our last blog post on sexual harassment, employees should have clear guidelines on how to identify and report sexual harassment to the human resources department, and be encouraged to do so.
All employees have the right to work in an environment that is free of sexual harassment or any form of discrimination. It is up to leadership and the human resources department to meet the requirements of Title VII of the of the Civil Rights Act to maintain a harassment and discrimination-free workplace.
A spotlight shining on the #metoo movement has made sexual harassment, a once silent offense, a trending topic in the U.S. and around the globe.
How can your human resources department ensure that your company is keeping employees safe?