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    WHAT DOES THE OUTMATCH ACQUISITION OF WEPOW MEAN

    Jan 16, 2019

    Previously November 2017 you might remember that OutMatch acquired Pomello as well. They also acquired Assess Systems and Chequed, Inc. along the way. That’s four total acquisitions. Let’s break them down by what they were focused on pre-acquisition: Wepow (the most recent): Video interv...

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    FEW GLOBAL C-SUITE LEADERS TALK ABOUT DISABILITY

    Jan 16, 2019

    Discussions on disability inclusion are on few C-suite agendas, according to new research by EY on behalf of #valuable, an advocacy organization for people with disabilities. According to Disability Confidence: The Business Leadership Imperative, most global executives (56%) seldom or never discuss ...

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    GLOBAL COMPANIES THAT OVERLOOK INCLUSION FACE HIRING, RETENTION CHALLENGES

    Jan 16, 2019

    While employees at global companies are generally engaged, employers that fail to prioritize inclusion and equity priorities struggle to attract and retain talent in the competitive international marketplace, according to a new report from Globalization Partners. Companies that focused on build...

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    WHAT IS THE TRUE COST OF CAREGIVING ON THE WORKFORCE

    Jan 16, 2019

    Employers underestimate the extent to which caretaking duties affect employees, according to the Caring Company in a report from Harvard Business School. Fewer than a quarter of employers said they think caregiving influences employee performance, while more than 80% of employees said caretaking res...

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    STARBUCKS TO INSTALL NEEDLE-DISPOSAL BOXES AFTER WORKERS RAISE SAFETY CONCERNS

    Jan 16, 2019

    Starbucks has agreed to install needle-disposal boxes in high-risk store bathrooms after nearly 4,000 people signed a petition on coworker.org, according to Business Insider. After receiving reports that employees were scraped and poked by used needles or fear that happening to them, Starbucks ...

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    WITH THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN STILL UNDERWAY, AFFECTED WORKERS TURN TO GIG JOBS

    Jan 16, 2019

    The partial government shutdown could be translating to a swell in the gig economy. Some of the 380,000 furloughed or unpaid federal workers are signing up with Uber, Fiverr, Airbnb or TaskRabbit as second jobs, according to Packaged Facts, which published a new report, The Financial Services Market...

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    MORE THAN HALF OF EMPLOYEES HAVE EXPERIENCED JOB BURNOUT, REPORT FINDS

    Jan 16, 2019

    The University of Phoenix's Job Burnout Poll for 2018, shared with HR Dive in an email, found that 86% of respondents believe worker burnout is connected to job satisfaction. Older workers agreed more strongly in this connection than workers in the youngest age group: 39% of respondents in the 1...

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    HOW TO PRACTICE INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP

    Jan 16, 2019

    Leaders motivate and inspire respect by supporting employees, listening and showing they care. There is no need to rack our brains to figure out how to motivate others when simple things done in kindness and selflessness inspire our employees to do their best. "Think about it," said H...

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    WHY MOST PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS ARE BIASED AND HOW TO FIX THEM

    Jan 16, 2019

    For many companies, performance review season is kicking off with the new year. Although every organization relies on a different evaluation process, most follow a predictable pattern: First, they invite employees to write about their accomplishments and what they need to improve. Then managers writ...

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    STEADY US JOB GROWTH COULD END IN 2019

    Jan 15, 2019

    Global economic growth is slated to slow in 2019 and labor markets in leading economies will continue to tighten, a new PwC report said. With unemployment expected to continue dropping in leading economies, PwC said, a tighter market may drive up wages. U.S. economic growth is expected to drop from ...

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    SENIOR LEADERS MISUNDERSTAND SPONSORSHIP, EMPLOYEES SAY

    Jan 15, 2019

    Sponsors, or senior-level advocates, often misunderstand their role, according to a new study from Center for Talent Innovation (CTI). The result is that sponsors aren't performing the duties essential to sponsor-protégé relationships and all parties are missing out on the rewards....

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    HALF OF BUSINESSES USE PAPER-BASED TRAINING, BUT MOST THINK IT'S INEFFECTIVE

    Jan 15, 2019

    According to a report from Inkling and Forrester, 90% of the surveyed employers agreed that it is beneficial to switch from paper-based training to mobile-based training. The data also revealed that nearly half of businesses continue to use paper-based training materials — even though only 19%...

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TRENDING NEWS


    A SENSE OF BELONGING IS CRUCIAL FACTOR FOR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    Feb 15, 2019

    A sense of belonging is just as important an employee retention tool as good pay and benefits, a new academic paper has found.  In his paper Creating a committed workforce: Using social exchange and social identity to enhance psychological attachment within an ever-changing workplace, Dr Ali Fe...

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    EMPLOYERS UNSURE OF OPIOIDS' PREVALENCE IN THEIR WORKFORCES

    Feb 14, 2019

    Almost half of employers (42%) are unsure of the prevalence of prescription drug addiction and substance abuse within their organizations, according to a report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Employers may gain insight as to the extent of opioid abuse in their work...

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    EMPLOYERS MISUNDERSTAND WORKERS' FLEXIBILITY, OFFICE DESIGN PREFERENCES

    Feb 14, 2019

    Discrepancies between what employees want and what employers do plague remote-work options, office design trends and wellness initiatives, according to the 2019 Staples Workplace Survey. For example, slightly more than half of respondents said an open office layout causes distractions, with 40% sayi...

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    LABOR MARKET TIGHTENS WITH JOB OPENINGS REACHING A RECORD 7.3M IN DECEMBER

    Feb 14, 2019

    Job openings reached a series high of 7.3 million (a 4.7% rate) on December 2018's last business day, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. However, little change occurred over the month in hires (5.9 million) and job separations (5.5 million). Among separations, quit rates remaine...

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    ARJUNA CAPITAL ASKS 11 BANKS AND TECH COMPANIES TO DISCLOSE PAY GAPS

    Feb 14, 2019

    The activist investment group Arjuna Capital has called on 11 top banks and tech companies to disclose their "median" or global percentage gender pay gaps to investors. Arjuna, a shareholder advocate, filed median gender pay gap proposals with Adobe, Amazon, American Express, Bank of Ameri...

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    WEED AT WORK: MUST EMPLOYERS ACCOMMODATE MEDICAL USE

    Feb 13, 2019

    A majority of states now permit medical marijuana use, and federal law may not always pre-empt state laws when it comes to their impact on the employment relationship. As employees increasingly turn to cannabis as a treatment option for various health conditions, employers must examine whether their...

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    SHRM-BACKED BILL WOULD GIVE A TAX BREAK FOR STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT AID

    Feb 13, 2019

    In February, lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would make the money employers give workers to repay their student loans tax-exempt. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) backs The Employer Participation in Repayment Act (H.R. 1043), which is co-sponsored by a bipartisan group o...

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    SHRM-BACKED BILL WOULD GIVE A TAX BREAK FOR STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT AID

    Feb 13, 2019

    In February, lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would make the money employers give workers to repay their student loans tax-exempt. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) backs The Employer Participation in Repayment Act (H.R. 1043), which is co-sponsored by a bipartisan group o...

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    GENDER DIVERSITY ENHANCES THE BOTTOM LINE — BUT ONLY IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS

    Feb 13, 2019

    Researchers have found a correlation between gender diversity and productivity, in terms of market value and revenue, but the correlation only exists in contexts where gender diversity is accepted as a norm, according to results from a recent study in the Harvard Business Review of 1,069 major firms...

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    HR HAS A ROLE IN SALES QUOTA MANAGEMENT

    Feb 13, 2019

    HR needs to involve itself in sales quota management, according to Radford, an Aon subsidiary. According to the company, quotas shape the employee value proposition within a sales team and impact cost-of-sale measures and competitive earnings. Therefore, HR's expertise in performance management,...

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    HR'S GUIDE TO INTERACTING WITH EMPLOYEES OF ALL ABILITIES

    Feb 13, 2019

    Humans tend to form perceptions about people with disabilities based on their interactions with others who have disabilities, according to Felicia Nursmen, managing director of employer services at the National Organization on Disability. While experience can sometimes lend wisdom later on, it can a...

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    AS MINIMUM WAGE RISES, RATE OF SMOKING DECREASES

    Feb 13, 2019

    A new series of studies found a correlation between a $1-an-hour raise for low-paid workers through minimum wage increases and a 4% decrease in smoking. The research showed that there also could be other advantages to raising minimum wages, such as improving mental health and increasing the weight o...

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SPOTLIGHT

In 2016, there are several emerging trends that are beginning to make a huge impact on our candidates, how they search for jobs, the type of jobs they search for and how they make decisions. But the big question is: Are you equipped to deal with these trends and make the most of them?

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