November/December 2017 Newsletter
Integrated Outsourced HR Services Tailored to your Needs

Happy Holidays and welcome to HR Knowledge's November/December 2017 Newsletter! 

We are thrilled to approach the new year as part of The Hilb Group, LLC and look forward to expanding our offerings to meet a wider range of client needs.

HR Knowledge
Have you scheduled your 2018 sexual harassment training?

With sexual harassment a daily part of the current news media, it's the right time to schedule your Respectful Workplace (anti-harassment) Training. 

Win the War for Talent by Using our Recruitment Method: Hiring Process Management (HPM)

Hiring Process Management â„¢ (HPM) methodology embraces the full range of tasks involved in recruiting - from crafting the job description to candidate acquisition, vetting and selection, and even negotiating the employment offer. As companies increase their productivity to meet business goals, the demand for talent also increases. The process of identifying, recruiting, and screening new employees is multi-faceted and complex. Hiring the wrong employee can be detrimental to your company's morale, productivity, and bottom line. Let our experts help you find and hire the right candidates.

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Minimum Wage Increases for 2018

A compilation of state minimum wage changes currently slated for the coming year.

Review the changes
HR Knowledge Announces Spring 2018
HR Boot Camp

HR Knowledge is excited to be planning our next HR Boot Camp seminar for April 27, 2018. Location TBD and early bird pricing currently available!

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Rhode Island Passes Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Becoming the eighth state to enact paid sick leave, the Rhode Island mandate takes effect July 1, 2018.

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Recent activity from the IRS 

HR e-Alerts to review:

HR Knowledge Holiday Hours

HR Knowledge will be modifying our hours of operation for the holidays:

Friday, December 15 - 8:30am - 3:30pm (Holiday Party)
Friday, December 22 - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, December 25 - Closed Christmas Day
Friday, December 29 - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, January 1 - Closed New Year's Day


Perk of the Month!
Looking for the perfect gifts for your holiday celebrations? Save 20% now thru Dec. 11 at Rustic Marlin with promo code HRK!

Please email  our perks department for additional information. 
Ask HR Knowledge

Have questions about salaries in your workplace, or personnel file maintenance? Our Ask HR Knowledge posts will answer your questions.

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Do I need to pay nonexempt employees for their lunch break if they eat at their desk?

Do I have to allow my employees to use e-cigarettes in the workplace?


If you or someone you know is seeking employment then you're in the right place! HR Knowledge not only is seeking qualified and talented people to join our staff but also for our clients. Please  view our complete career listings

HR Knowledge Wellness Update

It's never too late to begin practicing good posture- office ergonomics are key to feeling good in the workplace.

HR Knowledge Benefits News

Are HSAs a valuable option for employees approaching retirement? Our Know Your Benefits article reviews details to consider.

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About HR Knowledge, Inc. 

Founded in 2001, HR Knowledge, Inc. provides integrated outsourced HR services tailored to our clients' needs. Our full array of offerings includes managed payroll, employee benefits administration, and HR consulting and support services, such as training, compliance, and Hiring Process Managementâ„¢, our comprehensive recruitment service that takes you from finding to onboarding new talent. Our major markets are fast-growing small- and medium-sized businesses, many of which are venture-capital-backed; foreign companies expanding into the states; and charter schools.  Partnering with HR Knowledge can reduce your administrative costs, minimize your legal risk, help you find and develop talent, and alleviate the HR burden so that you can focus on your core business.