Human Capital


  • Resume Preparation Professional or Service

    Has anyone on this forum ever engaged the services of a resume preparation service? How much did it cost? And was it worth it? Were you satisfied with the results? I am in need of a Resume preparation service in the Los Angeles area. I'll appreciate all recommendations

  • PTO Policy

    We are implementing a new PTO policy. Of course change makes people upset. Question we have is this. We are going to a 1/1 reset of PTO. Our PTO goes from 0-1 year, 5 days. If we hire someone in let's say Feb. so from Feb to Dec we pro-rate the 5 days. on 1/1 the PTO is still for the 0-1 year, 5 ...

  • Relocation package

    Hello, I am interested in understanding current relocation package for Director level positions in Biopharma industry in the west coast. Last time I was relo was through ha Medical Device company in the NE area. The relo package at the time was quite attractive which included movement of house...

  • Has anyone had difficulty leaving ADP TotalSource PEO in terms of final payroll?

    We are moving out of the ADP TS PEO model to a new HRIS system for processing. The new provider does not do mid-month "go live" implementations, but ADP TS is saying we MUST process the final year's payroll through them or they will term service as of the last payroll pay period end date. They re...

  • I took the wrong job within my firm and want to take a different role in the organization

    Earlier this year I started looking for new opportunities within the organization and found a team I really liked working with. The job transfer took quite long -6 months- at the end of which I was approached for a different opportunity also within the organization. While the new opportunity exci...

  • Does anyone have a broad template for C-Level employee contracts

    I'm interested more in the asking points than the legalese. For example, a bonus structure based on what KPI's (and breakdown if multiple) or Stock Grants/Options, etc. Lastly, a range for the ask, if possible based on company size and which C-position (lets say CEO, COO, CFO, and CMO). ...

  • Tis must be the season

    In the last several weeks I've received several with e-mails and phone calls from different companies trying to sell me their wares. What I don't understand is why I or for that matter anyone else would buy from a company and/or their sales representative that starts a conversation with a bold...

  • Career Guidance

    Short story: Got into accounting late and from a construction job costing point of view. Loved it and slowly moved over to general ledger accounting. At this point I have my bachelors in business management and just completed the CMA certification. My dream is to become a construction/services in...

  • Controllership vs FP&A

    Hi, I'm at the cross roads of my career and have about 8 years of experience. I have worked in public accounting, internal audit and as an accounting manager. All jobs have been for multi billion dollar companies and/or divisions of multi billion dollar companies. I have a CPA but no MBA and no F...

  • Should quarterly bonus be paid to employee who was non-voluntarily terminated after the quarter ended?

    If an employee has a quarterly bonus as part of their compensation, which is tied to new bookings for the company, and they are non-voluntarily terminated (after working the full quarter) before the amounts have been paid out, is it common to not pay anything? This would not be for a commission b...

  • A newly-minted CPA at 42.

    Dear everyone, I recently passed one part of CPA exam (FAR) and plan to finish other 3 by December of next year (18 months). I will be 42 assuming I pass all on my first try. I don't expect any employment from big 4 but how likely is smaller regional/local CPA firms willing to take you on ...

  • Calculate ROI for New Position

    I want to calculate the ROI for adding a new Director of Sales. The management team agrees with my analysis and owners do not. Looking for recommendations on how others would calculate this.

  • Will you please describe the typical work day of a Portfolio Manager and give your feedback?

    Hello everyone, Thank you for taking the time to respond to the question. I am currently considering a career change from HR consulting to portfolio management after obtaining a MBA with a Certification in Finance from Colorado State University in May 2017. What is the best route to obtain the go...

  • Short Term Incentive

    I was informed I would be getting a Short Term Incentive bonus in February 2016 for 2015 performance. In June 2016 they changed it to payable by 12/31/2016 and added I have to be employed at the time of the payout. This was a change to what was promised and earned by me. Is this legal and what ar...

  • How To Manage Health Benefits in 2017

    Saying health insurance will be more expensive next year than this is a bit like observing that the Sun should turn up in the East some time around dawn. But it does look like the numbers are going to be meaningful in 2017 (see here: https://www.businessgrouphealth.org/pressroom/pressRelease.cfm?...

  • Do We Pay a Bonus After the Employee Leaves the Organization?

    If a sales person has worked for a full year and has earned a sales bonus, then leaves an organization, if the organization legally required to pay out the earned bonus incentive?

  • Massachusetts says NO to request for Salary History

    Knowing that this question has been around for ages, a recent blog-post caught my eye: Starting July 1, 2018, Massachusetts (MA) will be the first state to prohibit interview questions regarding a candidate’s salary history. http://www.yourparttimehrmanager.com/law-prohibits-asking-salary-history...

  • Has anyone ever had a successful encounter with recruiters?

    I'm always looking for new assignments, clients, jobs. So if a recruiter contacts me, I return the call. I have to be honest, I have yet to find a recruiter worth their salt, but I digress. I've learned years ago who never to bother with (KForce comes to mind, because in their mind I'm not qualif...

  • Commission

    What is a reasonable commission only to pay a traveling salesperson in California? We are in the packaging industry

  • According to a report by iCIMS, 63% of F/T employees are seeking new jobs

    The article (http://huntscanlon.com/half-u-s-employees-seeking-new-jobs/) goes on to say that 92% of F/T employees who responded say that those companies offering non-traditional benefits would attract top-tier talent. The article goes on to discuss the "Gig" economy, on-demand companies tatics t...

  • What triggered the CFO's role to begin transforming into what it is today?

    For years it has been well documented and discussed that the role of the corporate CFO has and is transforming. I am curious to hear from long-time CFO's on why they think this happened. Said a better way, what were some of the catalysts that forced the CFO role to evolve? I realize there is no "...

  • What's your opinion of outsourced CFO companies?

    What's your opinion on the large national outsourced CFO companies like Patina, Tatum/Randstad, Hardesty, B2BCFO, etc.? Good and bad from reputation to rates paid and everything in between. which one would you join (assuming you had the proper due diligence). Thank you.

  • During the interview process, can an airline company ask for bank statements?

    I am in the final process of interviewing for a Customer Service position for a major airline company. One of my previous positions was as a Freelance Musician for the Archdiocese of Chicago in which I was a substitute musician for weekend masses as well as weddings and funerals. I have provided ...

  • Consulting Career Path

    I want your guidance as at this stage I am very confused. Brief about myself: I am a CPA with over 8 years combined experience in public accounting and private industry. Now I am considering to make a switch to consulting job such as accounting/controller consultants. Problem is I'm not real clea...

  • IRS clarifies: Partners cannot be employees

    (Journal of Accountancy) - The IRS issued temporary regulations intended to halt the practice some partnerships have adopted of treating partners as employees of a disregarded entity owned by the partnership so they can be included in employee benefit plans and receive other benefits. http://www....