Human Capital


  • Pursuing continuing professional education (CPE) opportunities during work hours?

    1.Does your employer let you earn CPE hours during work hours? 2. Does your employer reimburse you for your CPE expenses and if so up to what rate a year? Thanks!

  • How's your company reacting to coronavirus - COVID-19? E.g., in UK IR35 laws delayed

    In response to the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic Britain's IR35 anti-avoidance tax laws have been delayed by a year. That's a good news for IT contractors and private-sector employers hiring them in the country. As well as for international companies hiring globally distributed teams of IT d...

  • Do you know what the new IR35 law coming into force in UK on April 6, 2020 brings to private sector and how should your company prepare?

    April of 2020 is going to mark a major change in UK in-country labor laws and regulations, with the expansion of IR35 laws. For many companies, this is going to mark a major shift in the way that they use independent contractors. That means it will be more important than ever to make sure that yo...

  • What policy is your company putting in for sick leave during Corona Virus for hourly workers?

    We are having a meeting later today to discuss, curious how others are handling this. We ordinarily give PTO that includes vacation and sick. But with the Virus, we definitely do not want any workers feeling they can't afford to take time off if they are feeling under the weather. I'm thinki...

  • Does Working Remotely Inhibit Your Career Development?

    This column we posted on CFO.com, Have Virtual Workers? Here’s What to Tell Them, has me thinking: The way this Korn Ferry executive describes it, working remotely has some serious drawbacks (at least when other folks in the org work out of an office). But the popularity of remote working is skyr...

  • Business title

    If someone is a Senior Manager HR, is he/she allowed to sign documents with a different title, for example, HR Director?

  • Proper Onboarding of New Employees At Aquisition

    My company recently acquired a majority share of another business. We will be absorbing approximately 30 new employees as a result, and will process their payroll and administer their benefit plans. Do we need to re-run background checks and re-certify their I-9 documentation, or can we just ac...

  • What's my job title?

    I work for the family business and I wear a lot of hats but don’t have a set job title. Some of my duties are -Managing 4 websites -Creating and sending out email blasts -Excel expert -updating product pricing -Researching, implement, Training on new tech -Facility management -Assist ware...

  • What's the difference between PEO ad employer of record?

  • Pain Points with Payroll Cards

    I have a question. I'm trying to do research on pain points with using payroll cards. Generally, I'm an advocate for the use of these cards if employers have workers who are unbanked. I think direct deposit is a win-win. However, I want to understand both sides. If you have used them - wha...

  • CFO Interviews

    For those of you who are CFOs or have interviewed candidates for the CFO position, what was the hiring process like? I am currently interviewing for a CFO position through a recruiter. The first interview was 1.5 hours long with the owner of the company, and the second (and final) interview will ...

  • Education/Career Guidance

    I have worked in cost accounting (construction) for 8 years and received my bachelors in business from a good private university. I finally made the transition to a Controller position at a small commercial landscaping company doing $15M/year. I am leading a project to install new accounting soft...

  • Education/Career Guidance

    I have worked in cost accounting (construction) for 8 years and received my bachelors in business from a good private university. I finally made the transition to a Controller position at a small commercial landscaping company doing $15M/year. I am leading a project to install new accounting soft...

  • How to handle EE Support Order requiring health insurance, but EE refuses to sign paperwork?

    I have a client who offers a basic health insurance program for EE's with EE Only, EE+Dependents, and Family coverage. The company recently received a letter stating there is a court order requiring EE to provide health insurance for children in the support order. The EE refuses to complete and...

  • Payroll vs HR

    I’m the controller for this company (DGE) for the last 6 years. They used to do payroll in house for the last 50 years. This year, my bosses asked me to get a quote from an outside payroll provider so I did. Once I got the quotes, they decided on which payroll provider. To make a long story short...

  • Hiring Outside Payroll Provider

    Hi Everyone, I wonder how you would handle this situation? I am a controller directly overseeing 6 staff in the accounting department. 4 clerks and 2 senior accountants. I have been working with this employer for 7 yrs. My situation is that the CEO and the Chairman of Board had approved an out...

  • Compensation management software comparison

    I'm looking for a comparison compensation management solutions, specifically PayScale and Salary.com's CompAnalyst. I'd like something more robust than a survey management tool - something that will facilitate the merit increase process and generate employee compensation reports in addition to gu...

  • Is it just me?

    Hi Everyone, Last year in February 2017, I saw a wire transfer to a dealership in Santa Monica. The wire description mentioned one of my staff's name. The wire was sent by one of our co-trustee (P). At the time, I thought the trustee (P) will give me the wire back up and an instruction as to w...

  • Part Time vs Full TIme

    We are having trouble getting workers at $13 - $14/hr pay plus benefits. Thinking of creating part time positions at $15-$16/hr for 24-30 hrs. weekly without benefits. My HR manager thinks bad idea, current full timers will be upset with others making higher base hourly rate even though total com...

  • What's my job title?

    I work for a smaller company so I wear a lot of hats. How does one find a suitable job title in this situation? Some of the duties I perform include: -oversee and sometimes perform transactional accounting -perform general ledger accounting -bank recons -cash requirements/forecasting -HR d...

  • Out of control CEO - should I inform Board Member?

    Long-story short, our CEO has made some critical decisions that, ultimately, will jeopardize the shareholder value of the company. From internal politics to short-sighted sales tactics, the CEO is proving to be unreliable and reckless. As part of my position, I feel like it's my fiduciary duty...

  • seeking Integrated time/attendance, payroll, hris system, recruiting for multi-state retail

    I'm seeking input on integrated systems that can offer employees a great front-end experience, keep HR sane and assure that accounting gets what it needs efficiently and easily (amazing that GL reporting isn't a standard). We have a very aggressive growth plan for the next 3 years which will expa...

  • Impressions of Zenefits payroll?

    I have a startup client using Zenefits for benefits and Xero for payroll. We need to switch the payroll for a few reasons and thought that combining benefits and payroll is the way to go. I haven't heard much about Zenefits payroll, and their HR and benefits have been fine so far. Anyone have ...

  • Is it time to seek a new CFO job?

    This is a question to ask yourself. CFO.com has created an interactive decision tree to help you organize your thoughts on whether it’s an apt time to test the employment waters. Click on the link to go through the series of "yes/no" questions. https://zingtree.com/host.php?style=buttons&t...

  • Which job offer should I accept?

    Hi can anyone kindly share your opinion on which jobs should I take? Offer 1 :I got an offer as a Financial Analyst from a government contractor that can sponsor my security clearance. Closer to home. Offer 2: An accountant position for a federal government agency This agency will not sponsor...