Human Resource Management

Here you’ll find posts and commentary on the HR issues facing executives and owners of businesses in the retirement industry: recruiting, hiring, compensation, firing, succession planning, etc.




By John Iekel 3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis discusses the importance of plan monitoring and offers tips and ideas on designing a process and procedures for monitoring the way a plan and its funds are managed. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams2/13/2018 • 0 Comments

While the most common default deferral remains 3% of pay, more than half of those with automatic enrollment now have a default deferral rate higher than 3%, says the PSCA’s 60th Annual Survey of Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/5/2018 • 0 Comments

Panelists at a session of ASPPA’s Feb. 2 Tax Virtual Conference offered their take on what the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act means to retirement plan professionals. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/2/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent paper touches on where retirement readiness fits into the financial wellness equation, and it’s not just in the obvious ways. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 2/2/2018 • 0 Comments

It has been heartening to see a number of employers announce plans to expand and increase benefit programs, offer bonuses, and increase the employer match — and more could lie ahead. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/7/2017 • 0 Comments

We’ve created a quick, easy-to-answer survey that gives TPAs an opportunity to weigh in on the critical challenges, strategies and practices in the hiring area. READ MORE

By Shannon Edwards4/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Dr. Nathan Mellor, leadership development expert and lifelong educator, joins us this June at ASPPA’s Women Business Leaders Forum in Denver to discuss hiring for character and competence to build a happier, more cohesive workplace. READ MORE

By Sheri Alsguth3/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum will include a panel of experts that will discuss technology issues, what the indicators of a successful remote worker are and integration of remote workers with the “home office” team. READ MORE

By John Iekel1/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC can use its valuation method to calculate the Durango-Georgia Paper Co.’s terminated pension plan’s unfunded liabilities, says a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The most common DC match turns out to not be the one that participants were more likely to get, according to a new report. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/4/2017 • 0 Comments

The defendants in Tibble v. Edison International did a lot of things right that many plans don’t; here are five. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/6/2016 • 0 Comments

In the second of a series of articles that features the insights of American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Andrew Biggs, he shares his views on how demographics relate to and affect entitlements and retirement policy and benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/6/2016 • 0 Comments

Happy workers appear to be healthier financially — or is it the other way around? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/15/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent paper argues that funds spent on pension plans have additional effects beyond providing retirement income for participants and beneficiaries.

By ASPPA Net Staff8/30/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Aug. 30 announced a significant relaxation in the restrictions that normally apply to plan loans and hardship distributions to Louisiana flood victims and members of their families. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Today’s workforce is more skilled, productive and mobile than ever before — and tomorrow’s will continue the trend; in a Sept. 14 ASPPA webcast three thought leaders will discuss how to meet that challenge. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

Another lawsuit has been filed against a multibillion-dollar university retirement plan — but it’s not their 403(b) plan — and the law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton isn’t involved. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/10/2016 • 0 Comments

While the 600 pages of new fiduciary regulations were not specifically targeting health savings accounts (HSAs), these health accounts were explicitly identified as subject to the new rules — a new white paper outlines the potential impact(s). READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The retirement plan industry has paid a lot of time and attention to behavioral finance in motivating worker savings behaviors — but in doing so, we may be overlooking a significant factor that affects their adoption. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/28/2016 • 0 Comments

"Retirement Plan Education, In-House Style," an article that appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of Plan Consultant magazine, provides a look at a program an employer devised for itself to educate and motivate employees to participate in its retirement plan. READ MORE

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