News and Insights

4 Ways to Get Workers to Wear Personal Protective Equipment

January 19th, 2021

Despite the legal requirements of personal protective equipment (PPE), enforcing its use can be a challenge for many employers. Here are four ways to encourage use of personal protective equipment in order to create a safer workplace. 

How to Hire Employees Who Love What They Do

January 18th, 2021

The desire to please and impress an employer will produce droves of candidates all claiming to be passionate about your position and company. So, how can you tell if a candidate is simply enthusiastic or actually has a passion for their work?  

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Compliance Breakdown: COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace

January 5th, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, workplaces are wondering if they can require employees to get vaccinated. Here's the expert answer! 

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Bonus Alternatives that Don’t Break the Bank

December 14th, 2020

With the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Hawaii businesses won’t be able to hand out large annual bonuses come year end.

While employee appreciation might not be top of mind for you during this time, lack of recognition continues to be one of the top reasons why employees quit, even in a tough labor market.


Guide to Lawful and Unlawful Interview Questions

Guide to Lawful and Unlawful Interview Questions

December 10th, 2020

Asking the wrong interview questions can result in a bad hire or worse yet, put a company at risk for potential claims of discrimination. Download our easy-to-use interview guide to lawful and unlawful interview questions.  


An ALTRES Year in Review (2020)

December 4th, 2020

No doubt, 2020 has been tumultuous. Nonetheless, good memories were made at ALTRES—here are our favorites from an ALTRES year in review. 

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Quick Hiring Guide: How to Ramp up Your Team For the Upswing

November 2nd, 2020

Just months ago, Hawaii saw record-low unemployment levels, with employers competing for applicants. Now, practically overnight, recruiters are seeing many times the normal interest per job opening.

The good news, many highly qualified workers that weren’t available a few months ago, are now looking for new opportunities.


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New Expansions to Hawaii’s Family Leave Law

October 29th, 2020

A new bill signed into law by Governor Ige from the 2020 legislative session (HB 2148) expands the Hawaii Family Leave Law (HFLL) to include care for employee’s grandchildren.

This bill comes as another expansion to the Hawaii Family Leave Law, potentially making more employees eligible for protected leave.


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New Law Narrows Hawaii Criminal Background Checks

October 22nd, 2020

Did you know that Hawaii law prohibits discrimination based on an applicant’s criminal history?

Employers may not discriminate in hiring, firing, compensation, or other terms of employment based on an applicant’s or employee’s arrest or court record.

In fact, Hawaii’s criminal background check law is among the most protective in the nation.


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What We Can Learn About COVID-19 Safety From the NBA

October 1st, 2020

The NBA was incredibly successful in keeping their players safe from COVID-19. How did they do it? And what lessons can we learn for the workplace?