Cassandra Lepper

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Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

Fixing Performance Appraisal Is About More than Ditching Annual Reviews

The trend is on: performance appraisals are off — and, for many, on their way out.<p>Adobe, for instance, has abandoned the traditional performance reviews used to assess its 11,000 employees. It calculated that the annual process required 80,000 hours of time from its 2,000 managers, the equivalent …

Politics - U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis | HuffPost

What Jennifer Lawrence reveals about women and equal pay

<b>(CNN) —</b> Feeling sympathy for the rich and glamorous Hollywood elite is pretty tough -- especially when it comes to their salaries. But reading Jennifer Lawrence's recent essay in Lena Dunham's feminist newsletter, Lenny Letter, replaced my typical "screw-you-and-your-perfect-talented-flawlessness" …

Income Inequality

California adopts bill ensuring equal pay for women

"Sixty-six years after passage of the California Equal Pay Act, many women still earn less money than men doing the same or similar work," Governor Jerry Brown said in a statement after signing the bill into law on Tuesday.<p>"This bill is another step toward closing the persistent wage gap between …

Starbucks will extend tuition benefit to a veteran employee’s family member

Starbucks grabbed headlines last year when it announced it would offer full tuition coverage to employees who work toward an online undergraduate degree from Arizona State University. Now, if an employee is a veteran or an active-duty member of the military, Starbucks will extend the free tuition …

Employment

Who Has Paid Sick Leave, Who Doesn’t, and What’s Changing

For decades, whether you can call in sick and still get paid has been determined by where you work. Because of this, millions of Americans — 43 million private-sector workers, as President Obama reminded us in the State of the Union — are out of luck, forced to make tough choices about whether to …

Amazon Vastly Improves Parental Leave Benefits

The online retail giant offers paternity leave for the first time.<p>After a devastating New York Times article blasted its culture as insensitive -- particularly toward working parents -- Amazon is significantly improving its parental leave benefits, the company announced in a memo to employees on …

The Workplace

These Are the Companies With the Best Parental Leave Policies

Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix offer employees a ton of paid parental leave<p>Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it would expand its leave policy …

Kudos to Amazon on New Parental Leave Policy... But Did They Get it Right?

<b>The question is, in high-performing companies, what is the penalty for using it?</b><p>First of all congratulations to Amazon. Last week, Amazon stepped out with an improved paternity leave program joining the ranks of Bank of America, Adobe, Twitter, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs and Microsoft …

The 4 Best Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy | Inc.com

Now's the time to dust off that expired gym membership--companies are investing more in employee benefits this year.<p>Thanks to an increased awareness of what really motivates employees, or perhaps the hopes of an improving economy, employee benefits are up 35 percent over the year before, according …

Health Care

Top 4 Trends for Managing Employee Benefits

Employees don’t stay the same, and changes in office personalities and in the culture are bound to happen. As this evolution takes place, there’s a …

An Inside Look at Google's Best Employee Perks | Inc.com

A lot has changed at Google recently. Larry Page announced in August that the tech giant was splitting itself up and creating a new holding company, Alphabet, to contain all the pieces.<p>That separated newer Google's other businesses — Calico, Nest, and Fiber, the investing arms Google Ventures and …

The Workplace

Your Employees Will Love You for Offering These 3 Family Benefits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Balancing job and family life is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be impossible.<p>Sodexo’s 2015 Workplace Trends Report found that more companies are implementing “family-friendly” provisions to help dual-career couples and single parents …

Now there's an employee benefit that helps pay your student loans

To the delight of many job hunters, a growing number of companies now offer some form of assistance with student loan debt alongside more traditional HR benefits like 401(k) plans and health insurance.<p>And it makes sense - with the average debt for recent undergrads and graduates estimated at about …

These 14 tech companies offer their UK employees the best pay and benefits

British employees have also found that tech companies tend to be generous when it comes to compensation.<p>Glassdoor, the anonymous employee review website, has published its list of the companies that offer their UK employees the best pay — including salaries and bonuses — as well as other benefits. …

7 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Gotchas

Here’s something to pay attention to during benefits open enrollment season: Health insurance premiums may be stable but employees are getting socked with higher out-of-pocket costs including co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles, leading to much higher overall out-of-pocket costs. That means it’s …

Retirement

Is Your Company Reaping Rewards From Employee Benefits? | Inc.com

What would happen to your business if you lost your best employees? That’s a chilling thought for most growing companies. In fact, losing even one essential employee could put a serious damper on your company’s ability to function in the short term and succeed in the long term.<p>The national average …

Employee Engagement

The One Employee Benefit You Need to Think Harder About | Inc.com

Ownership matters. It matters to governments, companies, and employees. Countries have gone to war, business owners have mortgaged everything they have, and employees have changed careers to obtain the benefits of ownership. They don’t do this because of some guarantee, but rather for the …

Employee Engagement