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AI Has Made Reskilling Inevitable 

 By Nicole Martin   AI is infiltrating our lives at an unprecedented speed. Its easy access and powerful capabilities have both employees and leaders questioning if AI will actually lead to job obsolescence, replacements, and layoffs. Such possibilities are supported by outcomes of past technological advances. Just look at how online shopping devastated physical retail […]

How to Design a Pay Structure

By Kimberly Kafafian   Did you know there is a systematic way to analyze your employee compensation packages? If not, now is the time to invest in developing a formal pay structure; the right pay structure can make all the difference in the success of your company. A methodically devised pay structure considers more than […]

How to Attract the Best Talent for Your Company

By Nicole Martin   The applications are coming in. The resumes look promising. But when interviewing candidates, you’re just not finding the right fit. As Monarch’s Head of Talent Management, I hear this a lot from our clients, along with similar complaints that although the interviews went well, the new hires are not living up […]

Employee Rights in Workplace Investigations

By Kimberly Kafafian   It’s usually not a matter of if, but rather when, you’ll receive a workplace complaint. In fact, over the last six months, my company has seen a significant uptick in requests to conduct workplace investigations. These investigations are typically prompted by an employee’s concern over the behaviors of others, such as […]

Employee Productivity vs Hours Worked

By Kimberly Kafafian   If you want to boost your employees’ productivity, you might want to consider cutting back on the number of hours they work. At least that’s what the takeaway is from a new study by the non-profit organization 4 Day Week Global.   The organization’s research shows that workers can get as much […]

Consequences of Non-Compliance with Employment Laws

By Dan Darabaris   Running a small business is challenging. You’re focusing on attracting and retaining workers, generating new customers, keeping abreast of the competition, deadlines, supply chains . . .  The list of your day-to-day tasks and stressors goes on and on. I’ve found that one thing that really stresses employers is complying with […]

What Employee Benefits Are Mandatory?

By Dan Darabaris   Offering a great benefits plan is key to attracting and retaining workers. Today’s talent is not just looking at compensation, but considering the whole package you offer before they even apply! To remain competitive when it comes to recruitment, you’ll want to go above and beyond mandated benefits. Hopefully, you know […]

Mobile I-9 Verification Services Throughout the NJ / NYC Area

Time Is Running Out to Comply with  In-Person I-9 Verifications for All  Employees Who Were Onboarded Virtually! DHS DEADLINE IS AUGUST 30, 2023   Because of COVID-19 lockdowns, the DHS suspended in-person I-9 verification requirements. On 5/5/23, the DHS announced that this flexibility will end on 7/31/23, and that employers must complete in-person physical document […]