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Downtown Honolulu and New Hawaii Labor Laws

New Labor Laws Hawaii Employers Need to Know for 2020

November 26th, 2019

A quick breakdown of the new Hawaii labor laws and federal labor laws that Hawaii employers should prepare for in the new year. 

Ways Your Losing Your Best Employees

5 Ways You’re Driving Away Your Best Employees

November 20th, 2019

In a labor market rich with opportunities, holding on to your best employees has never been more important. Employees have options and managers need to be sure they aren’t causing their best employees to leave. 

Relaxing Job Requirements to Find the Purple Squirrel

Should Employers Relax Job Requirements in a Tight Labor Market?

October 9th, 2019

Should you relax job requirements to increase candidates for your job openings? Here's what employers should consider when evaluating job requirements. 

Hawaii construction worker wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

How Much PPE Do Hawaii Employers Have to Provide?

October 4th, 2019

What are employer responsibilities for PPE? What personal protective equipment (PPE) are employers required to provide for employees? What can employers reasonably (and legally) expect employees to pay for out-of-pocket?  

DOL Issues Final Rule on Overtime Threshold

DOL Issues Final Rule for Overtime Threshold

September 26th, 2019

How Hawaii employers can comply with the new DOL overtime rule that updates the salary level for white-collar exemptions to overtime pay. 

Job Hopping

Minimize Job Hopping by Asking These 8 Questions

August 30th, 2019

Retain your top employees by having honest conversations about what they like and don’t like about working for your company with these eight questions.  

Promoting employee growth without a corporate ladder

3 Ways to Promote Employee Growth Without a Corporate Ladder

August 28th, 2019

Even if your company doesn't have the career mobility of larger corporations, investing in employee growth has real rewards for retention and recruiting. 

qualified administrative assistants hired at ALTRES

How to Hire a Great Administrative Assistant

July 31st, 2019

Five strategies for hiring an administrative assistant that has the right balance of knowledge, attitude, and experience. 

Employee asks for a raise

6 Things to Do When an Employee Asks for a Raise

June 20th, 2019

If your employee is asking for a raise, it means they’re not fully content with their job. And in today’s difficult labor market, meeting salary expectations is one of the most effective ways to recruit and retain the best.  

Should you include salary information in your job ads

Should You Include Salary Information in Your Job Postings?

June 17th, 2019

Hiring in Hawaii is tough as it is and excluding salary information from your job postings is could be shrinking your talent pool more than you realize.