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Published by Chapter Office on on Dec 22, 2016

Effective January 1, 2017, DC SHRM staff members are moving to a new location and management companhy.  We are also gearing up to launch a brand new website in early 2017.  To learn more about the new company and contact information, click here

Published by HRA-NCA Survey Administrator on on Dec 19, 2016

Ask any human resources manager how they determine employee salaries and you’ll soon find out just how complex salary data has become in recent years.

In the past, HR consulting companies gathered data from a broad cross section of employers and then sold the reports to human resources managers to help them make informed decisions. Employers that could afford it had access to a handful of expensive but reliable sources for compensation-related data; employees had to make do with the federal government’s annual Bureau of Labor Statistics reports and whispers around the water cooler.

Published by HRA-NCA Survey Administrator on on Aug 17, 2016

The majority of organizations in the DC area default to a salary based compensation plan of yearly incremental salary changes. While this is a very common practice (after all, according to World at Work and Mercer, the majority of companies in the United States that offer a 2.8 to 3.0% average annual salary increase), it’s not always the best practice. That’s why many companies are switching from a salary growth compensation model to a budget growth one.

Published by HRA-NCA Survey Administrator on on Aug 10, 2016

If you’re like most of the organizations in the DC area, your compensation program offers employees a traditional 2-4% yearly raise. And according to World at Work and Mercer, you’re right on track with the rest of the companies in the United States that offer a 2.8 to 3.0% average annual salary increase. But have you ever stopped to wonder if this classic compensation plan is actually the best way for your organization to find and retain the most talented employees?

Published by Chapter Office on on Aug 2, 2016

HRA-NCA is proud to announce the release of the 2016 Washington-Baltimore Metro Area Benefits Survey Report. The 2016 HRA-NCA Benefits Survey Report provides a snapshot of the current policies and practices from 143 organizations, employing over 123,000 employees. HRA-NCA partners with the Washington Area Compensation and Benefits Association (WACABA) and the Washington, D.C. chapter of Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (WEB) to provide expert, in-depth analysis of healthcare, retirement, welfare, work-life benefits and over 20 other Benefits topics.

Published by HRA-NCA Survey Administrator on on Apr 1, 2016

Performance evaluations, reviews and assessments have been causing some talk by the HR water cooler these days.

Currently, most performance evaluations are executed yearly, performed either on a common anniversary date, around the hire date of each employee, the beginning of the calendar year or the beginning of the fiscal year for the organization.  Typically, a salary increase is associated with the evaluation and is contingent on the rating of the employee.

Published by Chapter Office on on Feb 23, 2016

Volunteers are needed to lead the DC SHRM Chapter by serving on the HRA-NCA Board of Directors and we are now accepting nominations for the 2016-17 season.  Build your professional network, develop vital career skills, and aim to position yourself higher in the HR community.   The Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area is widely respected and recognized as a SHRM affiliate and is the region's premier group of accomplished HR professionals since 1945.  If you want to advance your career, give back and have fun, Apply Today.  

Published by HRA-NCA Survey Administrator on on Feb 11, 2016

The labor market in this area is funny, some jobs are so in demand that you have to ‘pay what you have to’ while other jobs have so many qualified applicants that you get to hold down the pay.  So, what is the ‘best’ job evaluation system for us in the DC, VA, MD area?

Published by Chapter Office on on Feb 4, 2016

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Published by Chapter Office on on Feb 2, 2016

Save the date for a public info session on DC’s Commuter Benefits Law, coming February 11. The Department of Employment Services (DOES) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will present information about the requirements and answer questions, and benefits providers and transit agencies will be on hand to answer your questions.

Commuter Benefits Info Session