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MRA helps member organizations thrive by creating powerful teams and successful workplaces. Founded in 1901, MRA is a not-for-profit employers association that today serves more than 4,000 employers covering more than 800,000 employees. Our members range in size from small entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 companies and reflect the diversity of industries in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

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EMPLOYEE RETENTION ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE

MRA - The Management Association | April 22, 2016

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That's why Sendik's Food Markets, in addition to offering all employees a 10% discount on groceries, also offers a leadership development program and mentoring, said Nick Bandoch, communications director for the grocer. "We try to do a lot to get people engaged with the company and realize that it can be a career for them and not just a job," Bandoch said. Still another change in employee retention is the notion of the "boomerang employee," said Kris...

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EXPLORING HR CERTIFICATIONS

MRA - The Management Association | April 04, 2016

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If this were a sports story, we'd start with the stats: Human Resource Certification Institute, 142,000 and Society for Human Resource Management, 92,000. But there's a lot more to the story than about how many HR folks hold credentials from the two organizations that previously had collaborated on certification for 40 years. After the contentious split between SHRM and HRCI two years ago, HR professionals and their organizations began last year assessing both approaches to decide whethe...

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CONGRESS WILL CHALLENGE OVERTIME RULE CHANGE

MRA - The Management Association | May 28, 2016

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WAUKESHA - Since the Department of Labor altered the rules governing overtime pay, House Speaker Paul Ryan said, Congress has been weighing its options on how to best challenge the change, which he considers essentially an unconstitutional law. The MRA -The Management Association, based in the City of Pewaukee, held a webinar this week on the overtime changes and has an entire page on its website addressing what employers need to know about the Department of Labor changes. An email from the MRA ...

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CREATIVITY MOST IN-DEMAND SOFT SKILL FOR 2020, LINKEDIN SAYS

HR Dive | January 13, 2020

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Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to...

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EMPLOYEE RETENTION ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE

MRA - The Management Association | April 22, 2016

That's why Sendik's Food Markets, in addition to offering all employees a 10% discount on groceries, also offers a leadership development program and mentoring, said Nick Bandoch, communications director for the grocer. "We try to do a lot to get people engaged with the company and realize that it can be a career for them and not just a job," Bandoch said. Still another change in employee retention is the notion of the "boomerang employee," said Kris...

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EXPLORING HR CERTIFICATIONS

MRA - The Management Association | April 04, 2016

If this were a sports story, we'd start with the stats: Human Resource Certification Institute, 142,000 and Society for Human Resource Management, 92,000. But there's a lot more to the story than about how many HR folks hold credentials from the two organizations that previously had collaborated on certification for 40 years. After the contentious split between SHRM and HRCI two years ago, HR professionals and their organizations began last year assessing both approaches to decide whethe...

Read More
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CONGRESS WILL CHALLENGE OVERTIME RULE CHANGE

MRA - The Management Association | May 28, 2016

WAUKESHA - Since the Department of Labor altered the rules governing overtime pay, House Speaker Paul Ryan said, Congress has been weighing its options on how to best challenge the change, which he considers essentially an unconstitutional law. The MRA -The Management Association, based in the City of Pewaukee, held a webinar this week on the overtime changes and has an entire page on its website addressing what employers need to know about the Department of Labor changes. An email from the MRA ...

Read More
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CREATIVITY MOST IN-DEMAND SOFT SKILL FOR 2020, LINKEDIN SAYS

HR Dive | January 13, 2020

Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to...

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