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    PAYSCALE: NOMINAL WAGES GROW, REAL WAGES DECLINE IN Q2 2019

    Jul 19, 2019

    No robust wage growth occurred in the second quarter of 2019, according to the Q2 2019 PayScale Index.  A slight uptick of 0.3% in nominal wages from Q1 and 2% from last year wasn't enough to raise workers' purchasing power, Payscale said in a statement. When Payscale factored in inflat...

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    WORKING REMOTELY IS NOW THE NORM FOR DEVELOPERS, NEW STUDY SHOWS

    Jul 19, 2019

    Eighty-six percent of IT developers work remotely, with almost one-third working from home full time, according to a study by DigitalOcean, a cloud-based platform. Of the more than 4,500 respondents to the study, Currents: A Seasonal Report on Developer Trends in the Cloud: Remote Work Edition, 43% ...

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    EMPLOYEES WANT THE HUMAN TOUCH WITH BENEFITS HELP, SURVEY FINDS

    Jul 19, 2019

    Across all generations in today's workplace, talking to an actual person is the preferred method for getting information about their insurance coverage, a Colonial Life survey of 1,506 U.S. employees found. Just over three-quarters of respondents said they turn to HR professionals, family member...

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    HIGH-DEDUCTIBLE PLANS CAN OFFER MORE ACCESS TO PREVENTIVE TREATMENT UNDER NEW RULE

    Jul 19, 2019

    In a rule issued Wednesday, the IRS said potentially life-saving healthcare services and products, including prescription medications, used to treat common chronic diseases can be covered as preventive services in high-deductible consumer-directed health plans before enrollees with those conditions ...

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    PURPLE CAMPAIGN CREATES EMPLOYER CERTIFICATION TO ADDRESS HARASSMENT

    Jul 18, 2019

    Similarly to the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, which sets standards for and monitors how organizations respect LGBTQ employees' rights, the new organization the Purple Campaign will act as a watchdog for sexual harassment in workplaces, Fortune reported. Ally Coll, ...

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    HOUSE PASSES BILL TO HIKE THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 PER HOUR

    Jul 18, 2019

    The House passed a bill Thursday to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour in a win for liberal activists who have long pushed to give low-wage workers a raise. The Democratic-held chamber passed the plan in a 231-199 vote. Six Democrats opposed it, while three Republicans supported it. The m...

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    OVER-50S ACCOUNT FOR MAJORITY OF UK EMPLOYMENT GROWTH, SAYS ONS

    Jul 18, 2019

    The number of over-50s in the workplace is continuing to rise and accounts for a disproportionate part of the overall increase in UK employment, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Individuals aged between 50 and 64 accounted for more than half the annual i...

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    37% OF RECRUITERS RELAX HIRING DEMANDS IN TIGHT LABOR MARKET

    Jul 18, 2019

    Thirty-seven percent of employers have relaxed job requirements for temporary workers to compete for talent, according to a new survey by Adecco USA of 501 individuals responsible for hiring. And 72% of those employers loosened the requirements in the past year, according to the poll. Nearly half of...

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    KOHL'S KICKS OFF HOLIDAY HIRING IN JULY

    Jul 18, 2019

    Kohl's has started an early wave of seasonal hiring across 500 stores to support its back-to-school and holiday sales seasons, the department store retailer said in a press release Wednesday. After the first wave, the company plans to begin its broader holiday hiring in August. The retailer...

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    RISE IN EMPLOYMENT LED BY SELF-EMPLOYED AND OLDER WORKERS

    Jul 17, 2019

    As with the last few months, the latest UK employment figures look like a sea of tranquillity. The number of people in work is up ever so slightly (setting another record), unemployment down slightly again (ditto) and earnings continuing to grow. After a couple of months where there were hints that ...

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    NICENESS CAN HURT AN ORGANIZATION

    Jul 17, 2019

    A "culture of nice" sounds, ummm … kinda nice. But a work environment where never is heard a discouraging word can hurt an organization when employees are afraid they will be seen as combative or rocking the boat if they voice an opposing opinion or concern. Having great relationshi...

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    IS AGE A PART OF YOUR INCLUSION STRATEGY?

    Jul 17, 2019

    People are living longer, and there are more older people in the workforce and looking for work. The time is ripe for organizations to make age part of their diversity and inclusion strategies, noted panelists at The Future of Work for All Generations conference that AARP recently hosted in Washingt...

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    ROLE OF HR IN CREATING A STABLE ENVIRONMENT IN A RAPIDLY TRANSFORMING DIGITAL WORLD

    Aug 19, 2019

    The CXO-ask for most organizations is clear--digital transformation is a must-do for organizations in order to stay relevant and high-performing in an ever-changing environment. However, it is important to note that, to tackle this change, organizations must themselves accept, undergo, and embrace c...

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    NLRB: EMPLOYERS MAY CREATE, ENFORCE ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS IN RESPONSE TO COLLECTIVE ACTION

    Aug 16, 2019

    Employers are not in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when they create mandatory arbitration agreements in response to employees opting into a collective action, nor are they in violation when they discharge employees who refuse to sign such agreements, according to a ruling by t...

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    3 CHARTS ON LARGE EMPLOYERS' HEALTHCARE BENEFITS STRATEGY IN 2020

    Aug 15, 2019

    Shifts in the U.S. healthcare system have employers looking to new solutions in coming years, officials at the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) told reporters at a press briefing announcing the release of the organization's annual survey of large employers Tuesday. "Companies are ma...

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    CAN INCENTIVES PULL TALENT AWAY FROM DOMINANT METRO AREAS?

    Aug 15, 2019

    In a talent market challenged by scarcity, the "where" of employment can matter just as much as, if not more than, the "what," "when" and "why." Larger cities continue to pull in a significant amount of skilled workers, according to recent data from LinkedIn&#...

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    POSTMATES, OTHER COMPANIES DRIVEN TO OFFER GIG WORKER BENEFITS

    Aug 15, 2019

    Postmates, an on-demand service that delivers food, groceries and alcohol from local restaurants and stores, announced on Aug. 13 it will offer certain benefits to its drivers, who are nonemployee gig workers. "We're excited to roll out a package of new benefits, including free occupational...

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    DOL CLARIFIES PENSION OBLIGATIONS FOR RETURNING MILITARY MEMBERS

    Aug 15, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a fact sheet Aug. 8 addressing employers' responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) to re-employed veterans who participate in an employer's retirement plan. The guidance is provided in the VETS U...

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    YOUR CAREER Q&A: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR JOB HUNTING?

    Aug 13, 2019

    Best-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, takes your questions each week about how to further your career in HR. Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column. My company has just been bought by a private equity company. I have friends who have been th...

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    BUTLER UNIVERSITY AIMS TO EQUIP INDIANAPOLIS-BASED LEARNERS WITH DATA BOOT CAMP

    Aug 13, 2019

    Butler University Executive Education and Trilogy Education have partnered to launch a new data analytics boot camp, the two organizations announced. The boot camp focuses on the needs of adult learners and working professionals, encompassing the technical, analytical and teamwork skills data profes...

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    BUILDING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE REQUIRES MORE THAN A TRADITIONAL APPROACH

    Aug 12, 2019

    Over the last several years employers have become more aware of the need for greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But the means of getting there are still unclear. Too often, employers tend to stick to traditional programs and promotion guidelines that may not work for today’s emp...

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    DOL TO SEND FEDERAL OVERTIME RULE TO WHITE HOUSE FOR REVIEW

    Aug 12, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) wants to finalize the federal overtime rule as soon as possible under President Donald Trump's leadership. The DOL plans to send the rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget Aug. 12 for final review, according to Bloomberg Law, just five months a...

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    US COMPANIES TO HOLD STEADY ON WAGE INCREASES IN FAVOR OF BONUSES

    Aug 12, 2019

    Money might still be the top motivator for most workers, but based on new reports from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and global insurance broker Gallagher, companies plan to keep wage increases at or below the current 3% average by offering personalized benefits, bonuses and other variable compensation...

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    NYC'S $15 MINIMUM WAGE WORRIES BUSINESS OWNERS

    Aug 12, 2019

    New York City business owners said the city's recent implementation of a $15 an hour minimum wage for employers with at least 11 employees is forcing them to cut staff, eliminate work shifts and raise prices, The Wall Street Journal reported. The $15-an-hour wage hike became effective Dec. 31, 2...

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