News and Insights

Super Bowl Monday

Tackle the Super Bowl Monday Productivity Slump

January 30th, 2019

The day after the big game has long been a point of contention for employers. Absent, late, and distracted employees cost money. Read more for helpful tips on tackling the Super Bowl Monday slump.  


50 Years of Making Business Simple

January 18th, 2019

2019 marks a big year at ALTRES Hawaii. We are celebrating 50 years in business with special events and initiatives all year long. 

Workplace wellness

6 Tips to Encourage Workplace Wellness

December 19th, 2018

When employees are healthy, illnesses decrease which in turn means absenteeism goes down, productivity goes up, and stress is lowered. Here are a few inexpensive ways to encourage employee wellness at your workplace. 

Hawaii law regarding asking about salary

New Salary History Ban is the Law in Hawaii

December 18th, 2018

Hawaii has joined the growing list of states that ban employers from asking about an applicant's salary history. What does the law say and what does it mean for employers?  

ALTRES Gives corporate donation giant check

Raising the Bar for Good: Special Olympics Hawaii

November 14th, 2018

Social contribution is a cornerstone of the workplace culture at ALTRES. This year our Fall FUNdraiser generated $7,000 for Special Olympics Hawaii.  

balancing holiday vacation requests

How to Manage Vacation Leave Fairly and Efficiently

November 11th, 2018

It's the season when many employees request vacation leave to visit the family or spend time with kids on break. Unfortunately, not everyone can take off at the same time.  

Tips for Evaluating a Candidate with Employment Gaps

September 27th, 2018

Employment gaps aren’t always bad news. Here are a few things to consider when assessing an applicant with a gap in work history. 

When Should You Hire Someone Who’s Been Let Go?

September 4th, 2018

Would you consider hiring someone who was fired from a past position? Given the current state of employment in Hawaii, more employers are opting to give employees second chances in order to fill gaps in their workforce. But how do you decide who gets hired and who doesn’t?


Job Offer Letter mistakes

Costly Job Offer Letter Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

August 20th, 2018

Writing a job offer letter seems straightforward. But a small misstep in the offer stage can create costly consequences for a company.  

new business hiring challenges

5 Hiring Challenges New Businesses Face

August 2nd, 2018

Staffing a small business in Hawaii often follows a predictable pattern: look to family, tap your circle of friends, and finally, delve into the realm of hiring strangers. These are five challenges new businesses need to meet as they begin staffing up.