Posts written by: Erik Marsh

The Breakdown of a W-2

The Breakdown of a W-2

With April 15th right around the corner, getting your taxes filed is of the utmost importance. For many individuals, your W-2 is a key component to this process, but what do all these boxes mean? While some of the boxes may seem straightforward, many of them can be rather confusing. Here is a breakdown of what the boxes actually mean:…
2015 Trends: Is Talent Management Dead?

2015 Trends: Is Talent Management Dead?

In a recent LinkedIn post by Josh Bersin, he asks the question: “Is talent management dead?” “Of course not. The concepts and principles are not going away. But as an area of focus, we in HR have to think more broadly. "Talent Management" is now better referred to as "People Management" and it has to take on a much broader…
Challenges Facing Health and Human Services Organizations

Challenges Facing Health and Human Services Organizations

Q: What is one of the biggest challenges facing health and human services organizations this year? A: Underfunded and neglected technology investment The health and human services industry has been enduring many fluctuations in the wake of recent healthcare reform and the shifting economic environment. One of the biggest challenges facing these organizations is that technology investment is largely underfunded…
When Is It a Bad Idea for CEOs to Delegate?

When Is It a Bad Idea for CEOs to Delegate?

CEOs have a full plate of responsibilities.  They are tasked not only with the logistic responsibilities of leading an organization, but also with the strategic responsibilities of creating and communicating a vision and direction that inspires successful execution by all employees.  In most organizations, the CEO has a leadership team that aids with critical decision-making.  Then, tasks are delegated to…
10 Signs of True Happiness

10 Signs of True Happiness

What do living in the now, pursuing smart thrills and having happy friends have in common? They are signs that you are truly happy.    
Modern HR: Time for Innovation and Integrated Talent

Modern HR: Time for Innovation and Integrated Talent

Talent, Skills, and Capabilities Focus Every industry is undergoing rapid technological, demographic, or regulatory change that is driving the need for new technical and professional skills in an environment where there is an acute shortage of resources.  The challenge for modern HR goes beyond finding and building skills but is also a deep focus on specialization. Integrated Capability Development Replaces…
HR Technology: Enable True Innovation

HR Technology: Enable True Innovation

Leading organizations are constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency and quality in the organization. Many are continuing to realize the opportunities within the Human Resource function, which in the end affects the entire population of employees.  For those organizations that have not already done so, many look into three areas: •    Consider New HR Technology •    Reexamine HR Structure…
Is your Payroll Compliant? Are you Sure?!

Is your Payroll Compliant? Are you Sure?!

Many people reading our blog never think about payroll and compliance issues until after the Department of Labor (DOL) finds wage and hour violations.  CEOs, COOs, CFOs and Human Resource professionals alike take it for granted that their organization is payroll compliant with the law.  Why?  Well, most have never had an issue and many payroll professionals, who have occupied…
CEOs Decide: HR or No HR? That is the question!

CEOs Decide: HR or No HR? That is the question!

Recently there has been a considerable amount of active thought provoking discussions about Human Resources.  On LinkedIn a discussion between Bernard Marr and Josh Bersin has produced a flurry of polarizing feedback. Bernard Marr argues that the human resource function is outdated and ineffective (Marr, 2013).  Josh Bersin argues that the human resource function is now more critical than ever…
Why Position Control is Crucial for Human Services Organizations

Why Position Control is Crucial for Human Services Organizations

Position control is not well known or understood by many. Most HRIS systems are employee based systems rather than position control based systems. Position control differs greatly from position management and position tracking, which enable a fraction of functionality and benefits.  This begs the question, why is Position Control so important? Conceptually position control abstracts the employee from the organization…
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