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    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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    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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    THESE FEDERAL AND STATE TRENDS MAY PROMPT HANDBOOK UPDATES IN 2019

    Feb 12, 2019

    By now, many businesses have updated their employee handbooks to reflect 2018 changes and new laws that took effect Jan. 1. But keeping policies and practices up-to-date is a continuous process. Here are some key issues that employers should monitor in 2019 that may prompt additional revisions to th...

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    TECH ADVICE FOR HR DEPARTMENTS OF ONE

    Feb 12, 2019

    HR departments of one, in which a single person manages all aspects of a company's HR processes, are often the first to say they need some kind of technology to do their jobs. However, many also say their business's owners typically hate to spend money on HR—and that's why the HR p...

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    RECRUITING INNOVATION: PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING AND MARKETING AUTOMATION

    Feb 12, 2019

    The days of post and pray are coming to an end.  Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Marketing are finally embracing a new set of tools in order to advertise their jobs more effectively and efficiently.  The change that is going to make the largest impact on our marketing is going to be pro...

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    PAYSCALE: EMPLOYERS TO OFFER MODEST RAISES DESPITE TALENT SHORTAGE

    Feb 12, 2019

    Employers said their biggest challenge this year is hiring top talent, but they're still not expected to offer significant wage increases to attract candidates, according to a PayScale poll of more than 7,000 HR managers and senior executives. In the 2019 Compensation Best Practices Report, resp...

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    ENERGY SECTOR MAY FACE IMPENDING TALENT EMERGENCY

    Feb 12, 2019

    Nearly half of oil and gas professionals said they're concerned about an impending talent emergency according to Airswift's Global Energy Talent Index. Almost as many, 40%, said they believe the industry is already in the grips of a talent crisis; another 28% said it will become a reality wi...

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    HOW CAN HR HELP WORKERS GRAPPLE WITH THE DEATH OF A COLLEAGUE

    Feb 12, 2019

    When SurveyMonkey's then-CEO Dave Goldberg died suddenly in May 2015, the company he left behind faced tremendous grief,  Chief People Officer Becky Cantieri recalled. "As an organization of more than 650 people at the time, we suffered a pretty significant loss," she told HR Dive...

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    IN KANSAS CITY, 500 AREA EMPLOYERS TALK TALENT STRATEGY

    Feb 12, 2019

    A Kansas City recruitment initiative, TeamKC, held its second annual summit addressing the talent shortage challenge that the more than 500 area employers in attendance face. The summit included presentations from national talent leadership, conversations on innovative approaches to attract and...

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    PUTTING HUMANITY INTO HR COMPLIANCE: TRY SECOND-CHANCE EMPLOYMENT

    Feb 11, 2019

    As a management-side employment lawyer, I observed firsthand the obstacles faced by job applicants with criminal pasts. Whether or not employers ask applicants to "check the box" on application forms to indicate they have a criminal history, a great many employers conduct criminal-backgrou...

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    EMPOWER THE DISABLED WORKFORCE TO FILL THE TALENT GAP

    Feb 11, 2019

    A caveat to the title; “with a few adjustments.”  I didn’t want this to be about another “Diversity and Inclusion” initiative and how it benefits companies and contributes to the bottom line (it does).  The benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce ...

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    D&I TECH SOLUTIONS ARE A $100M GLOBAL INDUSTRY

    Feb 11, 2019

    The market for diversity and inclusion (D&I) tech solutions is rapidly expanding, according to a report by Mercer and RedThread Research, a human capital research and advisory firm. The two companies gathered responses from 105 D&I technology vendors for an analysis of a market with an estim...

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    RECESSION OR NOT, HR CAN TAKE STEPS TO PREPARE FOR A DOWNTURN

    Feb 11, 2019

    Economists are divided on the question of whether the U.S. economy is headed for a period of contraction — a downturn, in other words. According to a The Wall Street Journal poll, only 4.3% predicted a recession will take place in 2019, though nearly half (45.7%) expect such an event to occur ...

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    BACKGROUND CHECK DISCLOSURE FORMS MUST BE CLEAR, STANDALONE

    Feb 08, 2019

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made clear that a prospective employer violates the standalone requirement of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by including extra material, such as state disclosure requirements, that goes beyond basic and clear authorization langu...

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    A RECORD NUMBER OF CEOS STEPPED DOWN IN JANUARY

    Feb 08, 2019

    The heads of U.S.-based companies left their posts in record numbers last month, according to a report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. In January, 157 CEOs stepped down, a roughly 22% increase over December's 129 CEO departures and a 19% increase over the 132 company chiefs that left...

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    UNUM TO ALLOW WORKERS TO TRADE PTO FOR STUDENT DEBT RELIEF

    Feb 07, 2019

    Starting in 2020, Unum will offer a new student debt relief program for its employees that will allow them to trade up to five PTO days for a payment against student loans, the insurance company announced last week. Unum employees who opt in will receive the monetary value of the PTO days they trade...

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    SHRM: 83% OF EMPLOYERS STRUGGLED TO RECRUIT SUITABLE CANDIDATES IN PAST YEAR

    Feb 07, 2019

    With a wide and worsening skills gap to contend with, 83% of HR professionals said they struggled with recruiting suitable candidates in the past 12 months, according to a new research study by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). The study highlights the need to address staff training ...

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    HOW SHOULD HR SET THE STAGE FOR WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS

    Feb 07, 2019

    An employee has complained about a colleague's behavior. It's time to start an investigation into what happened. Where do you begin? Legal experts say you need to put employees at ease as you interview them, but you also need to move quickly and ask questions that drill down to the trut...

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    GETTING FRIDAYS OFF IN WINTER IS NOW A THING

    Feb 07, 2019

    Every Friday in the winter, if her clients don't have any pressing needs, Anne Sholley gets to leave work after lunch. While her friends are still slaving away in their offices, sometimes in the dark or during snowstorms, Ms. Sholley, the program director for Highview Creations, a company i...

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    ONE-THIRD OF EMPLOYEES DON'T UNDERSTAND THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS

    Feb 06, 2019

    About one-third (35%) of employees either know nothing about or don't fully understand their healthcare coverage, while another 33% said they don't understand their medical bills, according to a survey by Maestro Health. The employee health and benefits company surveyed 1,000 consumers on th...

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    PENN FOSTER TARGETS 'MIDDLE-SKILL' EMPLOYEE TRAINING WITH ACQUISITION

    Feb 06, 2019

    Online learning provider Penn Foster acquired Georgia-based competitor Ashworth College Wednesday in a move Penn Foster said would further its goals of providing training opportunities to workers in "middle-skill" occupations. In an interview with HR Dive, Penn Foster CEO Frank Britt ...

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    CANNABIS INDUSTRY GROWTH MAY PUT PRESSURE ON RETAIL, HOSPITALITY EMPLOYERS

    Feb 05, 2019

    As the industry grows, the quick grab for talent in the cannabis industry may be pressuring other retail categories. With more than 1,500 job postings on Glassdoor in December of last year, the marijuana industry has seen a 76% increase in openings over a twelve-month period, the site noted in a rec...

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    OMAHA WINS TOP BILLING AS A HUB FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

    Feb 05, 2019

    Omaha, Nebraska, been recognized recently as the fifth best city in the U.S., ranked by employee happiness, according to kununu. In response, the Greater Omaha Chamber is touting the city's other accolades it won the top slot on RealtyHop's 2018 list of best metro area for millennials and st...

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    IS A FEDERAL MINIMUM-WAGE HIKE GOOD FOR BUSINESS, OR DOES IT COST TOO MUCH

    Feb 05, 2019

    Congressional Democrats' recently announced plan to raise the federal minimum wage has reset the stage for an enduring argument: Do minimum-wage increases lead to more prosperity or fewer jobs for low-wage earners? Democrats in the House and Senate introduced legislation Jan. 16 that would gradu...

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    ACCENTURE SAYS IT RETRAINED 300K WORKERS IN 4 YEARS

    Feb 05, 2019

    In just the past four years, Accenture has retrained nearly 300,000 of its 469,000 global employees, according to Ellyn Shook, the company's chief leadership and human resources officer, who spoke on a Business Insider panel at the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. ...

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    HOW TO COLLECT CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK

    Feb 04, 2019

    Over the last decade, many organizations have shifted from an annual performance-evaluation model to a continuous-feedback one. This transformation makes sense. Annual reviews are time-consuming, often focus on goals that are outdated or irrelevant, and yield results that may not correlate with empl...

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    HALF OF RETAIL, HOSPITALITY WORKERS STILL DEAL WITH PAPER SCHEDULES

    Feb 04, 2019

    More than half of hospitality and retail workers still depend on paper schedules posted in break rooms to determine their weekly shift assignments, according to a WorkJam study of more than 1,000 U.S. workers. "Miscommunication and scheduling inconsistencies deepen the disconnect between e...

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    I-9S REMAIN EMPLOYERS' BIGGEST HIRING COMPLIANCE CONCERN

    Feb 04, 2019

    An increase in Form I-9 audits has put the issue at the forefront of U.S. employers' hiring compliance concerns for 2019. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appears fully committed to ensuring that employers comply with I-9 employment eligibility verification requirements, which...

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    BUFFALO WILD WINGS TO PAY $30K AFTER REFUSING TO HIRE MALE BARTENDERS

    Feb 04, 2019

    R Wings R Wild, LLC, doing business as Buffalo Wild Wings, has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle sex discrimination charges made by three men who said they weren't hired because they are male. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had sued the Little Rock, Arkansas, business...

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    MANDATORY WAGE REPORTING SHRINKS GENDER-BASED PAY GAPS, STUDY SHOWS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Government-mandated disclosures of pay disparities narrow the gender wage gap, according to research by Morten Bennedsen of the University of Copenhagen, Elena Simintzi of the University of North Carolina, Margarita Tsoutsoura of Cornell University and Daniel Wolfenzon of Columbia University. T...

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    RECRUITING NEURODIVERSITY: HOW DYSLEXIC AND AUTISTIC MINDS CAN MOVE YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD

    Feb 01, 2019

    A good friend from my home country of Scotland always struggled to keep up with his peers in school. But he also succeeded where most people would have failed. Early on in his career as an engineer, he designed and built a huge dome essentially a projection screen stretched over curved pieces o...

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    WINTER WEATHER TESTS EMPLOYERS' FLSA, SAFETY COMPLIANCE

    Feb 01, 2019

    Severe winter storms have been interrupting normal business operations, occasionally causing shutdowns, employee absences, shift changes, and also raising safety concerns. Labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips said Wednesday that employers also should prepare for winter storms by brushing up...

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    H-1B VISA LOTTERY SYSTEM REVERSED

    Jan 31, 2019

    Organizations that want to hire workers who hold H-1B visas will have to use a new online registration system as anticipated under a just-released final rule—but not until 2020. Part of the rule will take effect this year, though: In the first round of selections, advanced-degree holders will ...

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    ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE SHOULD PROMOTE A 'LEARN-IT-ALL' MESSAGE, MICROSOFT EXEC SAYS

    Jan 31, 2019

    Speaking on a Robert Half webinar panel last Tuesday, Jan. 29, Microsoft's Head of Global Talent Acquisition Chuck Edward advised HR professionals to approach organizational culture as a storytelling opportunity — one that illuminates the meaning behind their organizations' work and sh...

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    STARBUCKS GETS HIGH MARKS FOR EQUITY EFFORTS, BUT WORK REMAINS, REPORT SAYS

    Jan 31, 2019

    A new report assessing Starbucks' commitment to civil rights, equity and inclusion efforts concluded that the coffee store chain has made noteworthy progress, but that areas to improve remain. Starbucks went on an aggressive equity and diversity and inclusion (D&I) mission after a Philadelph...

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    HEALTHCARE JOBS ARE THE MOST IN-DEMAND THIS YEAR

    Jan 31, 2019

    The most in-demand jobs for 2019 are in the healthcare profession, according to a new report from CareerCast. At the top of the list are home health aides, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 47% increase in home health jobs by 2024. The industry will seek to bring in more tha...

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    LABOR MARKET TIGHTENS, BUT 'ABRUPT' WAGE GROWTH UNLIKELY

    Jan 31, 2019

    Analyses of historical state wage-growth and unemployment data do not predict an abrupt jump in U.S. wage growth due to a tight labor market, according to a Jan. 14 economic letter published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. "We do not foresee a sharp pickup in wage growth nationall...

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    DATA ANALYTICS COULD BE AN HR BREAKTHROUGH FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    Jan 29, 2019

    Collaboration between HR and finance teams is being held back by short-term mindsets and entrenched cultural habits according to new research from Oracle. The company's new study, HR Moves Boldly into Advanced Analytics, was compiled using responses from 1,510 HR, finance and business profe...

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    HR + AI: ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PEOPLE FUNCTION

    Jan 29, 2019

    As we head into 2019, it’s an apt time to consider the monumental changes coming to the people function. Digitization, impending automation and robotics have revolutionized how employers perceive HR – with tech at the forefront of every organizational agenda. And, whilst it’s ...

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    5 WAYS TO GET AHEAD IN HR

    Jan 29, 2019

    When it comes to helping other employees develop their workplace capabilities, get ahead in their careers and upskill their currently career toolkit, HR are the organisational function that help this process. However, what about when HR themselves want to upgrade and get ahead in the workplace? Who ...

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    ACCENTURE'S HR CHIEF SHARES WHAT THE COMPANY HAS LEARNED FROM RETRAINING NEARLY 300,000 EMPLOYEES

    Jan 29, 2019

    A major point of conversation at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this year concerned the future of work during a time of significant technological shifts in the developed world. At Business Insider's panel, both labor leaders and executives agreed that for co...

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    PROFESSIONALS IN CREATIVE AND MARKETING FIELDS WANT GROWTH

    Jan 29, 2019

    Almost half of professionals in creative and marketing industries said they believe advances in technology will create more opportunities for work in their fields, but 88% said keeping their skills current will prove difficult, according to a poll of 1,000 from the Creative Group and AIGA. When...

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    VALUABLE LAUNCHES DISABILITY INCLUSION CAMPAIGN AT WEF

    Jan 29, 2019

    The Valuable 500 campaign, launched at the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos, Switzerland, will seek a commitment from 500 businesses to put diversity inclusion on their boards’ agendas for 2019. The campaign aims to challenge businesses that claim to be diverse, yet exclude ...

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    YOUNG WORKERS HARBOR MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT OLDER COLLEAGUES

    Jan 29, 2019

    Young Americans' perceptions about age appear to go against research, according to Better with Age? How Young People See Seniors and the Aging Process, a recent poll conducted by the senior living referral service A Place for Mom. Of the 2,000 16- to 34-year-olds the company surveyed, 55% said t...

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    WHEN DO YOU NEED TO PAY A CANDIDATE FOR AN INTERVIEW

    Jan 29, 2019

    HR professionals know an interview can only reveal so much about an applicant. You can discuss a candidate's experience, but it can be difficult to assess the quality of an individual's work based on his or her resume or perspective. Consider the hiring process for a chef: If you're...

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    2019 WORKPLACE IMMIGRATION OUTLOOK INDICATES MORE OF THE SAME

    Jan 28, 2019

    The Trump administration's policies on employment-based immigration will continue to stymie organizations seeking to hire foreign national talent in 2019. The new year will likely be defined by: More technical interpretations of current policies, restricting eligibility for employment visas. Pro...

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    THE CASE FOR SOFT SKILLS

    Jan 28, 2019

    o land a job in a secure, lucrative leadership position, business school graduates once had to check off all the technical skill boxes. But these competencies are no longer enough to dazzle recruiters—and MBA students know it. Today, it's the soft skills that are much in demand. Harvard, Y...

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    REPRESENTATIVE POPULATION RECRUITING IN COLLEGE

    Jan 28, 2019

    Want to recruit better in college and university environments? Of course. We all do. That’s the next wave of talent for organizations, right? But most of the approaches that we’ve been using in university recruiting for the last 15-20 years are flawed, and social media has probably muddi...

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    7 MYTHS ABOUT DATA-DRIVEN RECRUITMENT

    Jan 25, 2019

    The hiring of successful people is still one of the most important factors for any company, no matter how small or large your company is. Most companies look at a candidate’s resume, perform aptitude tests, interview them, and much more, to make sure that they will make the correct hiring deci...

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    RECRUITERS, TRAINERS FIND NEW USES FOR VIRTUAL REALITY

    Jan 25, 2019

    When recruiting leaders at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) were looking to send a message to job candidates that the company was progressive and technology-savvy, they turned to virtual reality (VR). PwC's talent identification leader, Carly Williams, said the company began deploying VR headsets at...

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    OSHA ROLLS BACK ELECTRONIC RECORDKEEPING RULE

    Jan 25, 2019

    OSHA on Thursday released its final electronic recordkeeping rule and, as the agency proposed in July, large employers will not have to electronically submit details about their employees’ workplace injuries and illnesses. The rule was published to the Federal Register Friday and will take eff...

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    EMPLOYERS MUST HANDLE WORKFORCE DATA RESPONSIBLY TO WIN WORKERS' TRUST

    Jan 25, 2019

    Business leaders will need to make smarter use of workforce data to win employees' trust if they want to grow their organization's bottom line, Accenture Strategy concluded in "Decoding Organizational DNA," a global survey of 1,400 C-level executives and 10,000 workers. Accord...

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    ENGAGEMENT, DATA, BAD/GOOD MANAGERS, AND THE RECRUITING FUNCTION

    Jan 24, 2019

    Amy Leschke-Kahle, the VP of Performance Acceleration at The Marcus Buckingham Company (which was acquired by ADP in 2017), gave us some of her precious Milwaukee-area time (Go Bucks! Giannis!) to discuss issues of engagement and data. We wanted to come in hot on this one, so we led with a rather-di...

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    THE CAREER SITE METRICS EVERY HR TEAM NEEDS TO TRACK

    Jan 23, 2019

    Most HR teams aren’t tracking the basic metrics around their career site, and that’s a problem.  Marketers track their corporate websites through Google Analytics, Tag Manager, and a host of other tools to better understand buyer behavior and how to drive revenues.  Similarly, ...

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    ENGAGEMENT BEGINS BEFORE DAY ONE

    Jan 23, 2019

    Worker engagement begins at the recruitment phase, but few employers are meeting the needs of an engaged workforce, a new report from Allegis Group found. Following a survey of more than 1,000 employers and 7,000 workers and job seekers worldwide, Stepping Up: Workforce Practices That Raise the Bar ...

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    COMPANIES ARE INVESTING IN DIVERSITY, BUT MANY WORKERS DON'T REAP THE BENEFITS

    Jan 23, 2019

    About 98% of companies have a diversity program, but only a quarter of workers in diverse groups – women, people of color and people who identify as LGBTQ – aren't confirming any benefits from these programs, according to a new Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report, Fixing the Flawed ...

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    THE STORY OF HR TECH AND ITS CHANGING NATURE

    Jan 22, 2019

    The growing relevance of the HR function in recent years can be pinned down to the adoption of new age technologies within its processes. Always a critical arm of organizations, the HR function has been at the helm of making talent decisions. But traditionally, what all this translated into was to u...

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    94% OF EMPLOYERS WOULD REHIRE FORMER WORKERS, BUT ONLY HALF OF THEM WOULD APPLY

    Jan 22, 2019

    Nearly all the 2,800 senior managers (94%) in a new Accountemps survey said they would rehire ex-employees who left their companies on good terms. Survey results showed, however, that only slightly more than half (52%) of the 1,000 workers polled would apply for a job with a previous employer. ...

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    DEMS PROPOSE BILL TO SUBSIDIZE TRAINING PROGRAMS

    Jan 22, 2019

    U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., announced the introduction of a new bill last week aimed at helping Americans find work and develop skills that meet employer's needs. The ELEVATE Act (Economic Ladders to End Volatility and Advance Training to Employment) would fun...

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    INDIANA LAUNCHES CAREER COACHING INITIATIVE

    Jan 22, 2019

    Skillful Indiana has launched the Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps, an initiative that will partner coaches from the workforce, high schools, post-secondary education and training institutions, non-profits and other groups. According to the press statement, the project aims to teach all partie...

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    SHOULD L&D BE A BRAND ELEMENT

    Jan 22, 2019

    Today's job seekers and employees are consumers, as interested in what employers can offer them as they are in what they can offer employers. So it may be wise to consider the role that L&D plays in employer branding. In other words, can employers leverage learning to boost their brand? ...

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    NGA HUMAN RESOURCES PILOTS HR AND PAYROLL ON GOSPEL’S BLOCKCHAIN

    Jan 21, 2019

    NGA Human Resources (NGA), an HR and payroll services company, has announced a partnership with Gospel Technology (Gospel) to explore how to exploit blockchain in a human resources context. Gospel recently received Salesforce Ventures first global investment in blockchain technology. “The...

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    CREATING AN EMPLOYMENT IMMIGRATION STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE

    Jan 19, 2019

    Nearly 2.5 million jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields went unfilled in 2018 and millions more will remain open this year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. To understand a key reason why, consider the case of Phae Megat. Megat (not his real name), a M...

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    EXAMINING THE LATEST G2 CROWD GRID REPORT FOR HR MANAGEMENT SUITES SOFTWARE

    Jan 18, 2019

    G2 Crowd, a peer-to-peer business solutions review platform, recently released its G2 Crowd Grid for HR Management Suites. G2 Crowd scores products and vendors based on reviews gathered from their user community, as well as data aggregated from online sources and social networks. To be included in t...

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    SOFT SKILLS TOP EMPLOYER WISH LISTS, DESPITE AUTOMATION'S RISE

    Jan 18, 2019

    Technological know-how is crucial in today's workplace, but employers want soft skills above all, according to a new poll conducted by Morning Consult for the U.S.-based education and technology firm Cengage. The survey of more than 650 employers and 1,500 current and former college students fou...

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    RISK-TAKING CAN HELP WOMEN SUCCEED, BUT MANY FEAR NOT BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY

    Jan 18, 2019

    KPMG‘s latest Women's Leadership Study found that 69% of women are willing to take small risks to advance their career, but only 43% are willing to take the bigger risks that typically bolster careers. The report also found that the more experienced and self-confident women are, the less w...

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    DEMS INTRODUCE $15 MINIMUM WAGE BILL

    Jan 18, 2019

    Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill that would raise the nation's minimum wage to $15 per hour, according to the House Committee on Education and Labor. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the measures in their respective houses, with 181 and 31 cosponsors, res...

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    FINANCE AND DIVERSITY: THE HIRING MISTAKES THAT HAVE COST INSTITUTIONS BILLIONS

    Jan 17, 2019

    Financial institutions are missing out on some $800 billion in investable assets, says a recent study by Kantar. Go back and read that number again. $800 BILLION. The reason why? Simply put, they’re not engaging enough with women. And women, beyond making up roughly half of the world’s p...

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    DHL SUPPLY CHAIN HOPES NEW CAREER SITE, AUTOMATION CAN IMPROVE HIRE RATES

    Jan 17, 2019

    DHL Supply Chain said it hopes to continue to address its skills gap issues through a new hiring initiative, including a new social recruiting site, the company announced. The results have yielded about 445 job applications per day and reduced the time spent on administrative hiring tasks by nearly ...

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    MIAMI TOPS 2019 LIST OF HAPPIEST US CITIES FOR WORKERS

    Jan 17, 2019

    Miami is the happiest city to work in for 2019, according to data complied by kununu. After gathering data from more than 85,000 workplaces reviewed between 2017 and 2018, Miami earned a happiness score of 3.99 out of five. Los Angeles, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky and O...

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    AUTOMATION FEARS MAY DRIVE POLICY CHANGES, INDEED SAYS

    Jan 17, 2019

    Sixty percent of Americans believe automation, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will put jobs at risk, according to Indeed poll results. This fear crosses geographic and demographic boundaries, Indeed said, but those most afraid are those with less education, perhaps because their jobs are mo...

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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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    HUMAN WORKFORCE INCREASES EVEN THOUGH ENTERPRISES ARE NOW DEPLOYING AI

    Jan 15, 2019

    A survey of 100 respondents conducted at the recent AI World Conference and Expo in US city Boston by Dun & Bradstreet revealed that only 8% of enterprises said they were cutting jobs as a result of AI, and 34% said demand for people remained unchanged. Most companies said they had passed t...

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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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    LEARN HOW EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES LIKE CHATBOTS AND AI ARE REVOLUTIONIZING RECRUITING AND HR

    Jan 15, 2019

    In today’s job market, organizations are increasingly competing on employee experience and brand reputation to attract and retain top talent. Enter technology: New innovations deliver more efficient and streamlined processes for recruiting and HR, but what many don’t realize is that a co...

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    7 POLICIES TO UPDATE IN YOUR 2019 EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

    Jan 15, 2019

    Handbooks are a key asset for communicating company policies and promoting fairness and consistency in the workplace, and ever-evolving federal, state and local laws make routinely reviewing and updating handbooks critical for employers. 2018 proved to be a busy year, particularly at the state and l...

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    THE BEST RECRUITMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR AGILE HR TEAMS IN 2019

    Jan 15, 2019

    Recruitment management technology is getting an upgrade and it’s about time. However, the rise of recruitment management systems is helping HR teams become more agile in 2019. Demand for fast, efficient, and comprehensive platforms that can support talent managers has grown exponentially....

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    AU PAIR AGENCIES SETTLE WAGE-FIXING CLAIM FOR $65M

    Jan 14, 2019

    A group of 15 au pair agencies has agreed to pay $65,500,000 to resolve a lawsuit alleging they colluded to pay workers coming to the U.S. below federal and state minimum wages (Beltran, et al. v. Interexchange, Inc., et al., No. 14-cv-03074 (D. Colo. Jan. 9, 2019)). In the lawsuit, the au pairs sai...

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    NEGATIVE PEOPLE MAKE THE WORST CO-WORKERS

    Jan 14, 2019

    People with negative attitudes topped the list of least desirable co-workers, according to a new Comparably survey. Of the 20,000 respondents polled, 28% chose "negative personality" as their least tolerable trait in a co-worker. Other undesirable characteristics were "poor work ethic...

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    THE RISKY INTERSECTION OF EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE AND PROTECTED ACTIVITY

    Jan 14, 2019

    It's illegal and downright foolhardy to retaliate against employees for engaging in protected activity. Most employers wouldn't dream of firing an employee because of a discrimination complaint, for example, or disciplining an employee for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)-qualifying inter...

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    WHY MORE EMPLOYERS MAY BE CHECKING IN WITH TALENT 'EVERY DAY

    Jan 14, 2019

    The struggle to retain employees is real. With turnover at an all-time high, managers and human resource professionals are working hard to attract top talent, keep them engaged and maintain a track for development and growth. Such strategies tend to result in multiple moving parts that HR is hard-pr...

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    OVERTIME CHANGES MAY BE TOP LEGAL TREND FOR 2019

    Jan 11, 2019

    Human resource professionals will pay attention to what legislation moves in the Senate and the newly Democratic-controlled House of Representatives in 2019, including a possible minimum-wage increase and paid-leave proposals, and what rulemakings advance, including the overtime rule. The Department...

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    GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THROWS A WRENCH INTO RESTAURANT HIRING

    Jan 11, 2019

    In a tight labor market with low unemployment, the restaurant industry is undergoing a serious worker shortage, made more austere by the scarcity of young workers and competition from the gig economy — and the government shutdown is only exacerbating these issues, Bloomberg reported. E-Verify ...

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    ARE STRIKES MAKING A COMEBACK

    Jan 11, 2019

    In the tightest talent market in recent history, job seekers may appear to be holding all the cards, but workers are also realizing their value and acting on it through strikes, according to reporting from The American Prospect. As employees realize their value, they’re more willing to leverag...

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    THE REAL GENIUS OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP

    Jan 10, 2019

    In any industry, there is a variety of organizations, each with its own distinct structure, culture, and leadership ethos. In many of these organizations there’s a prescribed way to be a leader, and everyone must fall in line, whether it’s aligned with who they truly are or not.  In...

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    OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF WORKERS HAVE CHANGING WORKPLACE EXPECTATIONS

    Jan 10, 2019

    New research from Aon claims that 97 percent of employers agree that employees’ expectations of their experience in the workplace are changing. Aon’s Benefits and Trends Survey 2019 (registration required) suggests that employers are saying that employees’ top priorities now includ...

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    5 REASONS WHY ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD USE HR MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

    Jan 10, 2019

    The development in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, IoT, Augmented Reality and other Technology branches are the key driving forces in today’s business world. ‘Human Resource Management’ in particular has greatly benefitted with the digitization and au...

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    38% OF TECH WORKERS HURT BY H-1B PREMIUM PROCESSING CHANGES, BLIND SURVEY SAYS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Almost four in 10 tech workers are negatively affected by the suspension of premium processing of H-1B visas, according to a Blind survey answered by 10,554 app users. ​While H-1B policy changes do not apply to 44% of those surveyed, only 18% feel unaffected by the suspension. Breaking down res...

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    GENDER-BLIND HIRING IS BS. HERE’S WHY SO MANY COMPANIES ARE FAILING

    Jan 10, 2019

    Blind hiring aims to remove any and all identifying information from the recruiting process so that recruiters and hiring managers can evaluate candidates based on their abilities alone. Sounds good in theory, right? The reality of blind hiring is something different altogether. So much so that...

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    ADP, TORONTO STARTUP BRING EMPLOYMENT LAW INSIGHTS TO HR WITH AI-POWERED TOOL

    Jan 10, 2019

    ADP Canada is partnering with Toronto-based software startup Blue J Legal to bring its artificial intelligence technology to ADP’s HR Assist product for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Blue J Legal’s technology, combined with ADP’s suite of products, will offer HR professi...

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    WORKPLACE HARASSMENT IS AN EPIDEMIC, AND IT’S TIME TO TREAT IT THAT WAY

    Jan 09, 2019

    During flu season, workplaces offer flu shots to employees, hang posters with tips for guarding against the flu and preventing its spread, and educate employees to recognize early symptoms. Employers do not wait helplessly for employees to get sick; they proactively invest in and implement these evi...

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    APS NAMED SMALL-BUSINESS LEADER FOR PAYROLL SOFTWARE IN G2 CROWD REPORT

    Jan 09, 2019

    APS Payroll has been named a Small-Business Leader for their payroll software based on high satisfaction scores in the G2 Crowd Small-Business Payroll Winter Report. The satisfaction rankings are generated by reviews from actual users of the software. APS’ payroll solution was rated in the 90t...

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    10 QUESTIONS ABOUT FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES ANSWERED

    Jan 09, 2019

    The partial government shutdown of 2018-19 has resulted in the furlough of 380,000 federal employees and 420,000 federal employees having to work without pay during the shutdown. Many federal contractor employees are furloughed as well. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about empl...

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    IS “PERSONAL BRANDING” A BUZZWORD, OR IS IT CRUCIAL TO THE MODERN ERA

    Jan 08, 2019

    Here’s a little intro to the idea of personal branding by way of my Thursday this week. I decided to drive over to a Small Business Expo in Dallas. I’ve been doing this freelance solopreneur deal for about six months now and I’m making money and paying bills, but I figured maybe I ...

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    WHY YOU SHOULD TRAIN MANAGEMENT TO RESPOND TO MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS

    Jan 08, 2019

    How all-encompassing is your mental health strategy? While many businesses may pride themselves on having an inclusive health and safety initiative, sometimes the real-life specifics may be lost in complicated processes. It’s good to have a defined approach to dealing with mental health c...

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    TEN HR TRENDS IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

    Jan 08, 2019

    The future of HR is both digital and human as HR leaders focus on optimizing the combination of human and automated work. This is driving a new priority for HR: one which requires leaders and teams to develop a fluency in artificial intelligence while they re-imagine HR to be more personal, human an...

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    2018 WAS A SUPER YEAR FOR JOB GROWTH. WILL DEMAND SLOW THIS YEAR

    Jan 08, 2019

    The year 2018 was a very good one for the labor market, but there are signs the country's jobs expansion is approaching its limits, and economists are trying to ascertain exactly when no longer a question of if a slowdown will be felt in the year ahead. The unemployment rate held at 3.7 per...

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    INDEED NOW REQUIRES RECRUITING COMPANIES TO PAY FOR LISTINGS

    Jan 08, 2019

    Indeed will now require all recruitment-based companies and accounts in the U.S. and Canada to sponsor their job listings, the site explains in a post on the policy, which took effect Jan. 7. Indeed listed recruiting firms, placement firms, headhunters and staffing agencies as groups to be affe...

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    DARING LEADERSHIP IS TEACHABLE, OBSERVABLE AND MEASURABLE

    Jan 08, 2019

    On the heels of releasing her latest book, “Dare to Lead,” we are so excited to announce Brené will be coming to WorkHuman 2019 in Nashville, March 18-21, to talk about the teachable skills needed for daring leadership. That word “teachable” is important. In HR, w...

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    CREATIVITY, CLOUD COMPUTING TOP LINKEDIN'S LIST OF MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS

    Jan 08, 2019

    LinkedIn Learning has published its newest report on the skills that companies will need most in 2019. Mining their extensive employee/employer data, the company has identified more than 50,000 professional skills that businesses require and workers posses. From that huge volume, LinkedIn has honed ...

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    UBER WORKERS GIVE THE FORMERLY SCANDAL-RIDDEN COMPANY GOOD MARKS IN LEAKED SURVEY

    Jan 08, 2019

    Uber employees gave the formerly scandal-plagued ride hailing company good marks in a leaked survey published in Business Insider. Of the more than 18,000 workers polled, 63% responded favorably to the statements "I feel fairly treated" and "Uber acts in a socially responsible way.&qu...

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    CAREER SUCCESS IN 2019: MAKE CAREER RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR A REALITY

    Jan 08, 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. Many of us make resolutions for the new year: to make more money, get a new job or promotion...

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    THREE TRENDS FOR BETTER EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE IN 2019

    Jan 07, 2019

    Presenteeism is defined as the culture of coming to work in spite of one’s illness. This has cost the UK economy an average of about HK$ 767 billion every year, along with absenteeism. The obvious downside of encouraging presenteeism is a decline in workers’ productivity and the spread o...

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    5 TALENT TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

    Jan 07, 2019

    As 2019 dawns, the war for talent continues to rage — and employers are looking for every advantage they can get. Employers need people with certain skills, but those skills are hard to find, meaning some companies have decided to look for potential rather than specificity. Employers know they...

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    BRITISH ARMY LEANS INTO GEN Z, MILLENNIAL STEREOTYPES IN $600M RECRUITING CAMPAIGN

    Jan 07, 2019

    The British army wants young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who consider themselves "binge gamers," "unfocused office pranksters" or "me me me millennials." The U.K. Ministry of Defense put out this call for military service as part of a new multiyear, $600 millio...

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    PROPOSED H-1B REGS WOULD REQUIRE EMPLOYERS TO PRE-REGISTER

    Jan 07, 2019

    H-1B uncertainty could become even more pronounced, with proposed changes to the process. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering new rules that would, among other things, require that employers pre-register for the process, according to law firm Skoler Abbott. The current...

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    JOB CUTS ROSE BY 29% FROM 2017 TO 2018

    Jan 07, 2019

    Job cuts across the U.S. labor force rose by 29% from 2017 to 2018, reported Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., the global outplacement and executive coaching firm. The year-to-year elimination of jobs is the highest on record since 2015, Challenger said. 538,659 job cuts were announced in 2018...

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    10 TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE HR IN 2019

    Jan 07, 2019

    As HR executives turn the page on a new year some will pause to reflect on just how much and how little has changed in the span of 12 months. Increased attention on topics traditionally considered the realm of HR discrimination, harassment, diversity, workplace culture made workplaces the conve...

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    CORE HR SOFTWARE MARKET 2019 GLOBAL SHARE, TRENDS, SEGMENTATION, ANALYSIS AND FORECAST TO 2023

    Jan 04, 2019

    Report DescriptionThis report analyzes the global core HR software market by component (software, service), deployment (cloud, on-premise), vertical (BFSI, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, IT & telecommunication, retail and government); it also studies the top manufacturers in the mark...

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    6 WAYS TO MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF FINANCIAL WELLNESS EFFORTS

    Jan 04, 2019

    Financial wellness programs, such as those that promote savings and teach household budgeting skills through online or group instruction, are proliferating as employers invest in efforts to help workers manage their finances. However, only 30 percent of employers measure the effectiveness of these o...

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    HOW TO DEVELOP AN AGILE WORKFORCE

    Jan 04, 2019

    Workforce agility is needed now more than ever. Facing increasing competition, shrinking product life cycles and rapidly evolving customer interests, organizations are left with the option of either becoming agile or facing a slow death as today's operations and procedures become tomorrow's ...

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    TOP SIX TALENT MANAGEMENT TRENDS FOR 2019

    Jan 04, 2019

    As technology develops at a seemingly exponential rate, the potential for radical transformation in the workplace might seem a dizzying prospect. HR managers need continually to be flexible in adapting to new situations, and keeping on top of emerging trends. We HR managers need always to be asking:...

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    CEOS WANT THESE SKILLS FROM HR IN 2019

    Jan 04, 2019

    New year, new skills. Most people hope to get a good start to 2019 by acquiring bankable skills as part of their new year’s resolution. People start the year “focused on building new habits,” said LinkedIn Learning editor Paul Petrone. Because of this, January tends to sh...

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    INTROVERTED EMPLOYEES SCORE LOWER ON WELL-BEING THAN EXTROVERTED COLLEAGUES

    Jan 03, 2019

    Employees that go quietly about performing their work and doing it well are in the spotlight today, as people observe World Introvert Day. But according to Martin Boult, psychologist and senior director of professional services and international training for The Myers-Briggs Company in Australia, or...

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    LATEST REPORT ON PAYROLL AND HR SOFTWARE MARKET 2019-2025

    Jan 03, 2019

    Researchmoz added Most up-to-date research on "Global Payroll and HR Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2018-2025" to its huge collection of research reports. Human capital management (HCM) is the comprehensive set of practices for recruiting, managing, developing and optimizin...

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    ALLSEC TECHNOLOGIES AND BAHWAN CYBERTEK JOIN HANDS TO MARKET HR & COMPLIANCE SERVICES

    Jan 03, 2019

    With the aim to consolidate its presence in the ME & African markets, Payroll Service Provider Allsec Technologies signed a strategic partnership with Bahwan CyberTek (BCT), to offer platform-based solutions in the areas of Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Business Expenses Management, a...

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    ROLE OF NEW AGE TECHNOLOGIES IN TALENT ACQUISITION

    Jan 03, 2019

    Artificial intelligence (AI), as a term, first became known at the Dartmouth Conference in 1956. This was at a time when digital computers had just started to make an appearance in laboratories. Alan Turing, who by many is considered the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intellig...

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    MAJOR HR MOVEMENTS FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2018

    Jan 03, 2019

    We have just completed the third quarter of the financial year 2018-19 and also stepped into the New Year with high hopes from the industry. The third quarter of the fiscal year 2018-19 witnessed some significant HR movements in the domain and industry leaders from top to mid-level shifted their com...

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    6 BIG BENEFITS TRENDS FOR 2019

    Jan 03, 2019

    With 2018 in the rearview mirror, benefits experts are looking down the road to what 2019 will bring for employers and employees. Large employers should soon be able to offer health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) that allow employees to purchase individual coverage for themselves instead of recei...

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    FIVE WAYS TO TURN YOUR COMPANY INTO A GIG WORKER MAGNET

    Jan 03, 2019

    A recent study from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found that the United States is operating at full employment. What does this mean for businesses? Unfortunately for employers, it means that it’s never been more difficult to retain employees. Case in point: the quit rate in th...

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    MINIMUM WAGE CHANGING IN 22 STATES IN 2019

    Jan 03, 2019

    Nineteen states across the country implemented significant changes in the minimum wage on January 1, 2019, according to payroll experts at Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. An additional three states will see minimum wage changes later in the year. The increases indicate a move toward ensur...

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    CLOUD-BASED PAYROLL SOFTWARE MARKET COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE, STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT AND FORECAST TILL 2025

    Jan 02, 2019

    A new research document is added in HTF MI database of 120 pages, titled as 'Global Cloud-based Payroll Software Market Insights by Application, Product Type, Competitive Landscape & Regional Forecast 2025' with detailed analysis, Competitive landscape, forecast and strategies. The study...

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    MEET LEADING HR TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS AT HR FESTIVAL ASIA 2019

    Jan 02, 2019

    The region’s most reputable HR solutions providers will be at HR Festival Asia 2019, engaging with the Asia-Pacific HR community at the HR Festival Expo. The Expo is at the centre of all activity at HR Festival Asia, and it will host more than 150 solution providers – including ADP,...

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    HR TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR 4-GENERATION WORKFORCE

    Jan 02, 2019

    Do the four generations share the same view on company culture or are their expectations different? The answer is yes, we definitely see a difference. Generation Z and Millennials look at performance and career development very differently to Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers are used to annual reviews and...

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    MAJOR HR TRENDS: 2019

    Jan 02, 2019

    Time passes by, we bid farewell to the past and welcome a new year. This is the time when organizations review their results, assess the effectiveness of their programmes and look out for external benchmarks. There may not be a new strategy or new programme just to coincide with the start of a new y...

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    WHAT IS REPRESENTATIVE POPULATION RECRUITING

    Dec 31, 2018

    Recruiting, by nature, is cyclical. Talent acquisition is ongoing and repetitive, generally guided by business needs and the market at large. At the same time, it is a space of constant innovation and transformation, with each year presenting new trends and themes that influence strategies and with ...

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    HERE’S WHY THE HIRING MANAGER-RECRUITER RELATIONSHIP IS REALLY BROKEN

    Dec 28, 2018

    The hiring manager probably doesn’t respect the recruiter inherently, because the recruiter is probably based in HR that’s a department that does not face revenue and the hiring manager probably does face at least a slice of revenue, and may even own P&L. The recruiter probably has n...

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    EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES IN TALENT ACQUISITION STRATEGY MARKET FOCUSING ON TOP KEY PLAYERS LIKE DELOITTE, IBM, RANDSTAD, HEXAGON SEARCH, SAP

    Dec 27, 2018

    Talent Acquisition Strategy Market report provides in-depth statistics and analysis available on the market status of the Talent Acquisition Strategy Manufacturers and is a valuable method of obtaining guidance and direction for companies and business enterprise insider considering the Talent Acquis...

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    TECH STARTUPS, ECOMMERCE COMPANIES TO STEP UP HIRING IN 2019

    Dec 26, 2018

    The New Year promises to be a good one for technology job-seekers as several tech startups and ecommerce players have chalked out ambitious hiring plans following recent funding. Cash-rich startups such as Healthians, Milkbasket, Cars24, Instamojo and Mo-Engage are expected to hire 50% more people i...

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    WOMEN REPLACE MEN AS HR HEADS IN 60% COMPANIES

    Dec 25, 2018

    The corner office for human resources in India Inc, occupied by the chief HR officer (CHRO), has witnessed an interesting shift with more women replacing men.  Xpheno, a specialist staffing firm, mapped 200 movements of women HR officers over the last few years and found that they had replaced ...

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    CONCERNS ABOUT USE OF WORKPLACE VOLUNTEERS TO TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH

    Dec 25, 2018

    Fresh concerns about how businesses use employees to support colleagues with mental health issues have prompted new guidance for bosses. This has prompted new guidance, issued following University of Nottingham research, helps organisations design mental wellness systems. The guidance, released by t...

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    AEGIS APPOINTS NEW VP HR

    Dec 25, 2018

    Senior HR professional Vikas Dua has joined Aegis Customer Services as Vice President HR. In his new role, he will be leading the talent acquisition efforts nationwide for the high-growth India business. Dua confirmed this news to People Matters, in his stint with Aegis he will report to Lata M...

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    WIPRO STARTS ONLINE TEST FOR HIRING FRESHERS

    Dec 21, 2018

    Indian IT firm Wipro has moved to online test for hiring freshers instead of going through the process of visiting engineering college campuses across the country. As per a media report, Wipro has launched an initiative called the Elite National Level Talent Hunt. The 140 minutes assessment pro...

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    CAPGEMINI HIKES FRESHER SALARY BY 20%

    Dec 21, 2018

    Information technology services and consulting major Capgemini has raised fresher salary by 20 per cent as it increases its headcount in the country, as per a media report. In the 2018 campus hiring season, the company claims it is offering about 15-20 per cent more compensation to the campus r...

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    PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK IS EVERYONE’S JOB: RELEARNING HOW WE LEARN, FROM THE CAMPUS TO THE WORKPLACE

    Dec 21, 2018

    The well-known adage “people are our most important asset” holds more weight than ever today. Not only do companies and higher education institutions (HEIs) need to train people for jobs that currently exist, they also need to prepare them for jobs that don’t exist yet. Cognizant h...

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    70 PER CENT OF MILLENNIALS TO LOOK FOR NEW JOB IN 2019

    Dec 20, 2018

    New Year, new you, or rather a new job if you’re a millennial, as up to 70 per cent of this age group who are in employment reveal that they are determined to quit their current job and look for pastures new in 2019. The research by Engaging Works reveals that millennials are more likely ...

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    SHOULD YOU INCORPORATE AI SOFTWARE INTO YOUR PAYROLL SYSTEMS

    Dec 20, 2018

    In case you missed the headline: Is it time to incorporate AI software into your payroll system? The short answer is yes, you should. Indeed, it feels like AI has long been heralded as the key technology that will revolutionize every aspect of the work world, in all industries, in every departm...

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    JOB SEEKERS WHO DON'T NEGOTIATE SALARY COST THEMSELVES $750K

    Dec 20, 2018

    A survey by ZipRecruiter found the majority of candidates do not try to negotiate for a higher salary when interviewing for a new job. Even though it's a candidate's market, 64% of the 50,000 job seekers polled admit they accepted the first salary offer they received when they were last hire...

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    BEST PRACTICES FOR NEW EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING

    Dec 20, 2018

    Often new employees feel as if they’ve been dropped in the ocean without a life jacket, much less any conceivable idea where the closest shore is. If onboarding processes are done at all, they can often involve no more than a bunch of obligatory paperwork and – if you’re lucky...

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    30 EMPLOYERS JOIN FORCES ON MARKETING SKILL STANDARDS

    Dec 20, 2018

    Thirty employers are working with General Assembly (GA) to identify candidates for marketing careers, according to a report sent to HR Dive. The team will use an industry assessment, the Certified Marketer Level 1 (CM1), developed by the Marketing Standards Board. Participating companies include: Bo...

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    OUR 7 BEST RECRUITING STORIES OF 2018

    Dec 20, 2018

    HR Dive's most popular recruiting stories from 2018 illustrate that a recruiter's mission is two-fold: They must ensure the day-to-day basics run smoothly, all while keeping an eye to the future. From interview basics to reference checks, the talent acquisition professional must be at t...

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    IS IT TIME TO TAKE POINTERS FROM CO-WORKING'S SUCCESS

    Dec 20, 2018

    Remember when casual Friday was a big deal? The influence of smaller, less formalized businesses crept into larger organizations, and many eventually came to expect the perk. Today, co-working spaces are having the same influence, some say. After all, employees often have experience with co-wor...

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    ARE GEN Z AND EMPLOYERS ON THE SAME PAGE WHEN IT COMES TO DEVELOPMENT

    Dec 20, 2018

    Almost 80% of working Gen Zers said they think the skills needed in today's workforce are different than those required in past generations. In the same vein, 91% of HR leaders said current, needed skills have changed, according to a new LinkedIn survey. The social media platform polled 400 HR p...

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    POOR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT DRIVES UP UNPLANNED ABSENCES

    Dec 20, 2018

    About half of retailers say that unplanned absences among staff hurt productivity, add to manager stress and damage team morale, according to the Global Retail Absence survey, What Came First: Retail Absenteeism or Low Engagement? by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated in conjunction with...

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    RECRUITING IS STILL MARKETING: THE INNOVATOR’S DILEMMA FOR TALENT ACQUISITION

    Dec 19, 2018

    With the rise of new technologies, companies have an increasing amount of both candidate and employee data. This data is the fuel needed to power innovation and drive machine learning algorithms,  setting the stage for AI (artificial intelligence) as the next big trend in recruiting. At least, ...

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    HOW DID YOU NAVIGATE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS CHALLENGES IN 2018

    Dec 19, 2018

    Gossip, stress, revenge: HR professionals had lots of delicate situations to handle diplomatically this year. These are the year's most-read employee relations articles from SHRM Online. Is it gossip to spread the news that Ted and Rachel are getting married before Ted and Rachel have announced ...

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    NEW RIGHTS FOR GIG WORKERS – A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

    Dec 19, 2018

    Many of the companies using gig workers today are well known for the very flexible products and services that they give to their customers – but evidently very little of this flexibility passes down to their staff. This is particularly pertinent during the festive season when we are all expect...

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    BEST PRACTICES FOR NEW EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING

    Dec 19, 2018

    Often new employees feel as if they’ve been dropped in the ocean without a life jacket, much less any conceivable idea where the closest shore is. If onboarding processes are done at all, they can often involve no more than a bunch of obligatory paperwork and if you’re lucky a few p...

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    NAVIGATING THE ISLAND OF MISFIT CANDIDATES

    Dec 18, 2018

    On the top of every recruiter’s Christmas list this year is a pool of perfect candidates. Finding the right talent with the right background, skills and experience can be a daunting and time-consuming task for HR and recruiting teams alike. And of course, that’s only the beginning of the...

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    AVALARA ANNOUNCES CRUSH 2019: THE PATH FORWARD FOR TAX COMPLIANCE

    Dec 18, 2018

    Avalara a provider of tax compliance automation software for businesses of all sizes, today announced the return of CRUSH, its fourth annual tax conference and industry gathering. The conference will take place May 8–10, 2019, in Huntington Beach, California. Bringing together the world’...

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    GOVERNMENT’S NEW WORKPLACE REFORMS: THE WORLD RESPONDS

    Dec 18, 2018

    The UK government has introduced what it claims to be the most significant package of workplace reforms for 20 years in response to last year’s Taylor Report on working practices. The Good Work Plan has introduced a range of measures which the Government claims will improve the rights of agenc...

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    HR SOFTWARE MARKET ANALYSIS BY TOP KEY PLAYERS ZENEFITS SOFTWARE, KRONOS SOFTWARE, VIBE HCM SOFTWARE, FINANCIALFORCE SOFTWARE, ASCENTIS HR SOFTWARE

    Dec 17, 2018

    HR software helps HR personnel automate many necessary tasks, such as maintaining employee records, time tracking, and benefits, which allows HR professionals to focus on recruiting efforts, employee performance and engagement, corporate wellness, company culture, and so on. These human management t...

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    NEW SCAMS TARGET PAYROLL STAFF ON WIRE TRANSFERS AND DIRECT DEPOSIT

    Dec 17, 2018

    The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners are warning tax professionals of an uptick in phishing emails targeting them that involve payroll direct deposit and wire transfer scams. These business email compromise/business email spoofing (BEC/BES) tactics generally target all ...

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    CALIFORNIA COURT VOIDS NONSOLICIT AGREEMENT WITH RECRUITERS AND DEFEATS TRADE SECRET CLAIMS

    Dec 17, 2018

    Employers that engage recruiter-employees should be on alert that California Courts will not enforce standard nonsolicitation of employee agreements as such nonsolicitation agreements act to prevent former employee-recruiters from carrying out their chosen profession. While Loral Corp v. Moyes, long...

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    PUTTING HUMANITY INTO HR COMPLIANCE: WHEN YOU CONDUCT A LAYOFF, DON’T DO IT LIKE THIS

    Dec 17, 2018

    Former employment attorney and author Jathan Janove writes for SHRM Online on how to inject greater humanity into HR compliance. Jathan welcomes your questions and suggestions for future columns. Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column. Unfortunately, my friend's experie...

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    GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WOULD AFFECT MANY BUSINESSES

    Dec 17, 2018

    Businesses and government employees must brace themselves for the possibility of a partial federal government shutdown, as the deadline for funding a quarter of federal agencies nears. Politico reports that President Donald Trump, battling with Congress to pay for and build a wall along the bor...

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    OFCCP DIRECTIVES WILL RESULT IN MORE AUDITS

    Dec 17, 2018

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued new directives that will result in speedier audits of federal contractors in 2019 and, thus, more of them. But employers may not want to move as fast as the agency and should instead be selective about when to fast-track thei...

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    YOUR CAREER Q&A: MAKE YOUR E-MAIL WORK FOR YOU

    Dec 17, 2018

    Note from Martin: A reader sent me a resume and asked for recommendations to improve it. I've already discussed many of my suggested fixes in previous articles, but two new points jumped out at me. Here are some things I noticed in that resume that we should all pay serious attention to. Wh...

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    NEW YEAR, NEW START, NEW HIRE – TOP TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL RECRUITMENT DRIVE

    Dec 17, 2018

    Rowena Shorey, Director and Recruiter at Tinderbox Consultants has shared her top tips for a successful 2019 recruitment drive. Job description – is there one and is it up to date. If there is no JD then one needs to be created before commencing a recruitment drive. Candidate experie...

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    GENERATION Z DROPS OUT OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

    Dec 17, 2018

    According to a new report developed by Oleeo, the leading provider of e-Recruitment software, in collaboration with MyKindaFuture, 18 per cent of Generation Z applicants are dropping out of the recruitment process. Born in 1996 or later, Generation Z are predicted to outnumber the Millennial ge...

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    HOW CAN HR ERADICATE ABSENTEEISM FOR GOOD

    Dec 17, 2018

    There’s a plague spreading across our offices, smiting our productivity and ruining our culture. Absenteeism, when it goes unchecked, has the propensity to destroy organizations from within. Costing the economy millions every year with missed deadlines and lost enthusiasm, employees who c...

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    ARE YOU WORKING CLOSE TO THE MONEY

    Dec 14, 2018

    Are you working close to the money today? ” This was the question my first manager asked me every morning for my first 18 months in recruitment. What is “working close to the money?” It is the philosophy that your days’ activity should be focused on doing things that give you...

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    GM WORKING TO RETRAIN EMPLOYEES AFFECTED BY PLANT CLOSURE

    Dec 14, 2018

    General Motors of Canada says it's working with other employers to identify jobs and targeted training programs for GM employees affected by the closure of the Oshawa Assembly plant next year. It says several employers have identified about 2,000 jobs that will become open in Durham region in 20...

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    THESE HR TRENDS CAN INFORM BETTER PRACTICES IN 2019

    Dec 13, 2018

    The human resources industry is ever-changing and adapting to the new technologies, a new workforce generation and the exit of another workforce generation. Practices that were standard in 2018 could already be out of date. The good news is there are industry experts who can lend insight into the 20...

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    LACK OF UNDERSTANDING CONTINUES TO COMPROMISE EMPLOYEE WELLBEING

    Dec 13, 2018

    Employee wellbeing is being compromised by a lack of understanding of how to implement effective programmes, claims research from the British Safety Council. According to the study, the main reasons for this situation are the difficulties of defining wellbeing, selecting the best tools for assessing...

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    APPLE TO BUILD NEW $1 BN CAMPUS IN TEXAS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Apple Inc is investing $1 billion to build a new campus in North Austin, Texas and will spend another $10 billion for new data centers as part of a five-year investment aimed at creating 20,000 jobs in the United States. The Cupertino-based company said on Thursday it would also to set up new sites ...

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    STAFFING EMPLOYMENT STEADY IN THIRD QUARTER

    Dec 13, 2018

    U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2018, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association remaining above three million for four and a half years. Staffing employment edged up 0.1% in the thi...

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    EMPLOYERS STRUGGLE TO ANTICIPATE WHEN WORKERS WILL RETIRE

    Dec 13, 2018

    Only half of employers said they have a good understanding of when employees will retire, despite 83% of them saying a significant number of employees are nearing or are at retirement, according to a Willis Towers Watson (WTW) study of 2.9 million employees. The 2018 Longer Working Careers Survey re...

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    SURVEY UNCOVERS DIVERSE FINANCIAL NEEDS ACROSS WORKPLACE DEMOGRAPHICS

    Dec 13, 2018

    A new study by Prudential Financial, Inc. examined differences in the financial needs and attitudes of various underserved groups in the workplace and the income inequality that affects each set. The 3,000 U.S. respondents included women, African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, caregiv...

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    IS YOUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS SENDING THE RIGHT CULTURE MESSAGE

    Dec 13, 2018

    Candidates want culture fit. One-third of job seekers would decline an offer if they didn't feel there was a good culture fit, and 90% of employers believe culture fit is more important than skills and experience. This shift in thinking has a lot of businesses working hard to promote their corpo...

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    AI MAY ACTUALLY BE A POSITIVE GAME-CHANGER IN DIVERSITY RECRUITING

    Dec 13, 2018

    As a discipline, recruiting is particularly buzzy, driven by innovation in strategies and technologies alike. Over the last few years, two significant trends stand out: artificial intelligence (AI) and diversity and inclusion (D&I). Both a long time coming, these continue to gain momentum, influ...

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    BOOST EMPLOYEE WELLBEING BY ANALYSING BENEFITS SPENDING

    Dec 12, 2018

    Offering a competitive salary is increasingly seen as not being enough to attract and retain the top candidates, with many looking at benefits and wellbeing incentives when considering their options. To ensure your company is attracting the right candidates, it is worth taking time to analyse w...

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    MOST MILLENNIALS ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR JOBS, BUT NOT THEIR CAREER PATHS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Most of the 5,000 millennials are satisfied with their jobs, according to a new study by LaSalle Network, a staffing, recruiting and culture firm. In general, 65% said they're "satisfied" or "very satisfied" in their current jobs. Millennials also said they're generally s...

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    ZENEFITS TO ALLOW CLIENTS TO COMPARE SALARIES

    Dec 11, 2018

    In what the company says is an effort to help close the gender pay gap, Zenefits has announced a salary tool that will allow its clients to compare salaries with each other. The tool, Compensation Management, will allow employers to browse salaries offered by other Zenefits users in similar industri...

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    A QUARTER OF DEVELOPERS ARE SELF-TAUGHT CODERS

    Dec 11, 2018

    In a survey of more than 10,000 student developers, HackerRank revealed the top coding languages studied and used, how developers are learning to code and what they look for in a job. The data found that more than half of students say they have acquired their skills at least partially by self-teachi...

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    NLRB'S NEW STRATEGIC PLAN SEEKS TO CUT BACKLOG, SPEED UP CLAIMS RESOLUTION

    Dec 11, 2018

    In its strategic plan for fiscal years 2019 to 2022, released Monday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) laid out four strategic goals: 1) promptly solving labor disputes; 2) promptly and fairly resolving all questions concerning representation of employees; 3) achieving organizational excell...

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    LESSONS IN EMPLOYER BRANDING FROM INDEED

    Dec 11, 2018

    We’ve all heard about the power of a great employer brand reputation when it comes to attracting and retaining talent. But the secret to success isn’t necessarily about what your company is saying — it’s what your employees are saying. Job seekers today aren’t looking i...

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    HOW BACKGROUND VERIFICATION CAN HELP TO HIRE THE RIGHT CANDIDATE

    Dec 11, 2018

    The environment that India is operating in is evolving and is extremely dynamic today and the best way to combat is to be prepared and open to change the way one has been operating. India is witnessing growth across sectors and cities, be it the booming startup sector, the retail sector or with the ...

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    FMLA LEAVE CAN AFFECT YEAR-END BONUSES

    Dec 11, 2018

    It's the end of the year, which means bonus time. Or perhaps instead you want to offer a pay incentive to employees to improve attendance or production? Take, for instance, a point-based attendance bonus policy in which employees are assessed points for every tardiness or absence, which, in turn...

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    DOL REMINDS EMPLOYERS ABOUT HOUR LIMITS FOR THOSE UNDER 16

    Dec 10, 2018

    The operator of the Magic Springs Theme and Water Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has paid $13,734 to settle charges that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act’s child labor provisions, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigators discovered...

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    2018'S WACKIEST WORKPLACES

    Dec 10, 2018

    f you think where you work has its nutty moments, they may pale in comparison to what happened at some organizations like when a wedding planner claimed she was tricked into marrying a stranger as part of her new-job training. Read on for news of the wacky and weird in the workplace during 2018.&nbs...

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    TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL WELLNESS, EMPLOYEE BEHAVIOR MUST CHANGE

    Dec 10, 2018

    Financial wellness programs are becoming more mainstream, but employee participation is lagging behind, according to a new white paper released by Russell Investments. The report rejects financial education as the sole means of achieving financial well-being for employees. Engaging employees in thes...

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    PUTTING HUMANITY INTO HR COMPLIANCE: ONBOARDING SHOULDN'T BE LIKE BOARDING A PLANE

    Dec 10, 2018

    Former employment attorney and author Jathan Janove writes for SHRM Online on how to inject greater humanity into HR compliance. Jathan welcomes your questions and suggestions for future columns. Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column. It's your first day on the job. After y...

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    HR TRENDS FOR 2019: FROM MERE TRANSACTION TO REAL WORK

    Dec 10, 2018

    Business management is changing, with the human resources (HR) function playing a pivotal role in the socialisation of this change. An overarching change is the confluence of technology and HR. Here are some areas that will get impacted. Recruitment: The recruitment division of HR, amongst othe...

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    HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST JOB IN KIRTLAND AFB, NEW MEXICO – DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

    Dec 09, 2018

    The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Air Force...

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    MARIJUANA, LEAVE LAWS AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE TOP 2019 HR HURDLES

    Dec 07, 2018

    A new survey by XpertHR named workplace violence, marijuana use, cyber attacks and leave laws as being among the top HR challenges for 2019. XpertHR queried 800 HR professionals, finding 45% of respondents said preparing for and responding to a violent incident in the workplace or an active shooter ...

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    HIRING CHALLENGES REMAIN AS HOURLY EARNINGS ROSE AND JOB GROWTH SLOWED IN NOVEMBER

    Dec 07, 2018

    Hourly earnings growth rose 2.38%, or $0.63, despite a slowdown in job growth last month, the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch showed. Hiring challenges remain, especially for small businesses, as the tight labor market continues to contract. The Small Business Jobs Index, which ...

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    WIN THE WAR FOR TALENT: 7 PERKS JOB CANDIDATES SAY THEY WANT

    Dec 07, 2018

    Every HR pro’s been here before: You find a candidate with all the right qualifications, only to have them slip away right before closing the deal. After having done your best to woo them and offer a strong salary, you can be left scratching your head, wondering what you could’ve done di...

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    EMPLOYEES WANT TO KNOW THEY MATTER TO THE COMPANY

    Dec 07, 2018

    More than a third of workers are searching actively or casually for a job, according to a new survey from Ceridian. Another 36% would consider a position if it presented itself and only 27% said they are not interested in a job outside their current company, according to the report, 2018 Pulse of Ta...

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    RESOURCE ACTIONS: A HOW-TO ON EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY GIFTS

    Dec 07, 2018

    Kathryn Moody: Like Pinterest giving parents unrealistic expectations for their kids' birthday parties, some employers have unnecessarily and very publicly upped the game on or at least, made a splash regarding employee gifting. One Wisconsin glassware company, for example, gave all its employee...

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    HR TECH THINK TANK: RECRUITMENT SOFTWARE

    Dec 07, 2018

    Talent acquisition remains a double-edged sword. On the one hand, business leaders acknowledge the critical need for the HR function to evolve and for the candidate experience to monitored and improved. But on the other hand, talent acquisition faces challenges in getting both top-down and bottom-up...

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    JOBS REPORT: AMERICAN JOBS REACH A PLATEAU

    Dec 06, 2018

    Although U.S. employment rates rose in nearly every sector in November, experts believe American jobs have reached a plateau, according to the ADP and Moody's Analytics National Employment Report. ADP Vice President and Co-head Ahu Yildirmaz said although the labor market performed well, job gro...

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    NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF CANDIDATES HAVE ENCOUNTERED EMPLOYERS OFFERING STUDENT LOAN BENEFITS

    Dec 06, 2018

    Americans hold an estimated $1.4 trillion in student debt, and employers are responding to demand for relief on the part of workers, according to B2B research and ratings firm Clutch. In a survey of 507 full-time employees who started a new job in the past 6 months, Clutch found 31% of candidates ha...

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    RECRUITING IN 2018: ANALYTICS, DIVERSITY — AND A FEW SURPRISES

    Dec 06, 2018

    For recruiting, it was predicted that 2018 would be the year of diversity hiring, predictive analytics, overhauled job listings and the rise of the gig economy. Those predictions largely came to fruition — with a few extra surprises. The ability to use the data you may already have to predict ...

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    HOW TO MANAGE MORALE WHEN A WELL-LIKED EMPLOYEE LEAVES

    Dec 06, 2018

    It's a dreadful moment when a well-liked member of your team tenders their resignation. You experience a cocktail of emotions ranging from fear about how the rest of the team will react, to frustration at having to add recruiting to your already hectic calendar. The worst is the lingering feelin...

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    JIFFY LUBE HIT WITH CLASS ACTION OVER NO-POACH AGREEMENT

    Dec 06, 2018

    Jiffy Lube and its parent company are facing a potential class action suit alleging that it prohibited franchises from hiring other Jiffy Lube employees, in violation of federal law (Victor Fuentes, et al. v. Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Shell Oil Company, Pennzoil-Quaker State Company and Jiffy Lube Inte...

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    MANY PLAN TO JOB HUNT AFTER LESS THAN A YEAR ON THE JOB

    Dec 05, 2018

    New data from a study by digital marketing firm Adtaxi revealed that 52% of U.S. workers plan to look for a new job in 2019, and of those who will take part in the hunt, 54% landed their current job less than a year ago. Other results showed 61% of the prospective job hunters will do an internet sea...

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    NYC SETS NATION'S FIRST MINIMUM WAGE FOR RIDE-HAILING DRIVERS

    Dec 05, 2018

    New York City will be the first city in the United States to have a minimum wage for drivers of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft after its Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) approved new rules Tuesday. Under the regulations, the minimum wage is set at $17.22 an hour after expenses, which is the...

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    HR AND BUSINESS LEADERS DISAGREE OVER DEPARTMENT'S EFFICACY, PROGRESS

    Dec 04, 2018

    An international survey of more than 1,200 business and HR leaders said building trust, nurturing human skills and wellbeing are the most important capabilities for the workplace of the future. The new PwC study, "Preparing for Tomorrow's Workforce, Today", gauged how organizations can...

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    TO SURVIVE A DIGITAL FUTURE, GUIDE EMPLOYEES TO OWN THEIR LEARNING

    Dec 04, 2018

    In elementary school, students are told what they need to learn. In high school, they receive some choices with electives. In college, students take full ownership of their learning and choose the path to their career. In today's continuously changing work landscape, employees need to retake own...

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    HOLIDAY BONUSES TOP WORKERS' WISH LISTS, BUT EMPLOYERS HAVE OTHER PLANS

    Dec 04, 2018

    A holiday bonus tops employees' wish lists this year, according to a new survey's results. In a poll of 1,000 people by Research Now SSI for Spherion Staffing Services, 41% of respondents ranked bonuses as their most preferred holiday perk. But the 2018 Holidays at Work Survey found that 46%...

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    COACHING MAY EASE THE PAINS OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT

    Dec 04, 2018

    A new study from the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and the International Coach Federation (ICF) reveals that less than a quarter of companies are confident in their employee's ability to manage change, but in high performing companies, confidence is higher. High performing companies are also mor...

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    HR BENCHMARKING TECHNOLOGY IS FASTER, EASIER TO USE

    Dec 04, 2018

    R leaders interested in how they stack up to competitors in key performance areas have a wealth of benchmarking data at their disposal. Vendors are expanding their benchmarking services as they aggregate data from clients in areas like compensation practices, turnover rates, time-to-fill open jobs a...

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    BENEFITS PROGRAM OF THE YEAR: PWC

    Dec 03, 2018

    The number of babies born to U.S. parents in a given year has hovered just shy of 4 million in recent years, and that means thousands of new parents and families are shuffling their work and life obligations to accommodate. Employers have taken steps to support their new parents beyond what the Fami...

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    HOW TO UTILIZE EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EFFORTS

    Dec 03, 2018

    Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are becoming far more prevalent in the workplace, as firms struggle to practice diversity hiring and employee inclusion and to promote and maintain a level of employee engagement that curtails turnover. Pandora, Lever, Google, Pinterest, Workday, Hewlett-Packard, Oshk...

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    WE NEED TO BE HONEST ABOUT WHAT WE NEED FROM NEW HIRES

    Nov 30, 2018

    I realize that job role is often unclear at most companies, and the hiring process is usually fairly broken, but I think it would make sense if we were a bit more honest about what exactly we expect from new hires. Now, this is confusing to a lot of people. We hear about companies like Facebook and ...

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    EMPLOYEES WANT FLEXIBILITY DURING THE HOLIDAYS — BUT ARE AFRAID TO ASK

    Nov 30, 2018

    Employees want flexible work schedules and remote-work options during the holiday season, according to a West Monroe Partner survey of 2,000 full-time employees. However, survey results show that slightly more than half of the respondents (51%) were uneasy about asking managers for time off during t...

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    STUDY: PAY GAP MAY BE WIDER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

    Nov 30, 2018

    A new study argues that most reports on the gender wage gap understate the pay inequality problem. While many say that women make about 80 cents for every dollar men earn — a figure Georgetown University says moves to 92 cents when education and occupation are factored in — the Institute...

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    H&M TO OFFER PAID PARENTAL LEAVE, 'SCHEDULE COMMITMENTS' TO PART-TIME EMPLOYEES

    Nov 29, 2018

    H&M announced that it will offer paid parental leave and a "weekly schedule commitment" for its part-time employees as part of its 2019 benefits package in a statement released Tuesday. As part of the weekly schedule commitment, employees receive an option to have up to 12 minimum hour...

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    WOMEN DISAPPEARING FROM THE TALENT PIPELINE, RESEARCH SHOWS

    Nov 29, 2018

    Women, especially women of color, are disappearing from the talent pipeline in organizations, all the way up to the C-suite, according to a research study by Bentley University's Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business (CWB). Based on an extensive study of prominent research and media...

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    STAFFING TECH: HIRING ON-DEMAND WORKERS BOOSTS CANDIDATE NUMBERS BY MILLIONS

    Nov 28, 2018

    Twenty to 30 percent of U.S. and European adults are independent workers, according to the latest McKinsey Global Institute Survey, Independent Work: Choice, Necessity and the Gig Economy. The report characterized independent workers as: highly autonomous; paid by task, sale or assignment; and havin...

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    WORKERS INCREASINGLY WANT EMPLOYERS TO ADDRESS SOCIETAL PROBLEMS

    Nov 28, 2018

    American workers want more social responsibility from their employers, according to the latest Role of the Company Survey, an annual poll from MetLife. Of the respondents, 70% think their companies should address societal problems, up from 63% in 2017. And just over half (52%) expect their employer ...

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    HOW DO TODAY’S WORKPLACES NEED TO CHANGE TO MEET THE FUTURE

    Nov 27, 2018

    Have a question? Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like me to answer? Submit it here. No matter what job you do or where you work, you are experiencing a changing workplace. Technology. Demographics. Economics. Social issues. These and other factors are transforming work. What d...

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    IS THERE A GENDER TRAINING GAP

    Nov 27, 2018

    As more companies look to advance women to management-level roles, a few are beginning to examine why the discrepancy exists in the first place. Only 5% of the Fortune 500 are led by women a stunning statistic in today's diversity-oriented market. Is unbalanced access to training to blame? A rec...

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    PRETAX SAVINGS TECHNOLOGY LETS EMPLOYEES KEEP MORE OF WHAT THEY EARN

    Nov 27, 2018

    retax savings accounts where employees deposit money after they've earned it but before it is taxed can be a great benefit. Workers can use them to pay for commuting costs, health savings accounts (HSAs) or day care expenses. But the red tape involved in managing these programs and employees'...

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    HOW TO PERSUADE COMPANY LEADERS TO INVEST IN NEW HR TECHNOLOGY

    Nov 27, 2018

    It's an exciting time to be a buyer in the human resources technology market. HR leaders can choose from a growing array of artificial intelligence tools; next-generation, "best of breed" recruiting or performance management systems; and intuitive, feature-rich human resource managemen...

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    WOZ U PILOTS PARTNERSHIP TO UPSKILL LEARNERS

    Nov 27, 2018

    To help workers train and upskill for the tech industry, Steve Wozniak's Woz U is piloting a program with Career Circle, Allegis Group announced. The university's web development, cyber and data science programs will be offered through self-paced online courses and instructor-led classes in ...

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    MILLENNIALS INCREASINGLY ENTER FULL-TIME WORK, BUT DELAY OTHER LIFE EVENTS

    Nov 27, 2018

    Despite feeling more stable economically, U.S. millennials are still delaying marriage, home ownership, new business ventures and other major life decisions, according to a new EY survey of 1,200 U.S. citizens between the ages of 20 and 36. EY found that millennials fall behind previous generations ...

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    WHERE YOU WORK, IS IT MORE IMPORTANT TO BE BUSY OR TO BE STRATEGIC

    Nov 26, 2018

    How is “the most important thing for success” something we lack time for? Few different reasons “Strategy is important for success” is something you say on a survey. It’s not something you actually believe. To most people, work is about control, plain and simple. You ac...

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    PAY RISES WON’T RETAIN YOUR TOP TALENT – THIS WILL

    Nov 26, 2018

    Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) was praised as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2018, which really shows their unrelenting commitment to employee happiness and morale. In fact, AFSC has been named as one of the Top Employers for 10 years – not something that many orga...

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    THIS LEARNING HACK WILL LEAVE YOUR COMPETITION IN THE DUST

    Nov 26, 2018

    As Benjamin Franklin once said: “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” This is something truly reflected in the conscientiousness of McGill University. As a global leader in academic excellence, McGill has long enjoyed a rich and deservedly esteemed reputation. With ...

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    DELL’S SVP OF TALENT REVEALS KEY TO HIRING DIVERSELY

    Nov 26, 2018

    Most HR professionals on the hunt for tech talent understand how tough it is: there is simply not enough of it to go round, meaning that it’s very much a candidate’s market. A chat with Dublin-based Marie Moynihan, senior vice president, global talent acquisition, at Dell, confirms that ...

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    SHELL IMPROVES GENDER PAY GAP AFTER HIRING MORE WOMEN

    Nov 24, 2018

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the largest European oil company, said its gender pay gap has improved after increasing its focus on hiring and promoting more women. The average hourly pay for women at Shell’s UK business is expected to be 18.6% lower in 2018 than for men. That compares with a 22.2% ga...

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    ORGANISATIONS WITH SUPPORTIVE APPROACH MOST LIKELY TO ATTRACT TALENT

    Nov 21, 2018

    Employers must raise their offering to meet the demands of millennials, as they reach a pivotal time in their careers and demand their employers stand for a purpose. This is according to the 2018 Organisational Wellbeing & Talent Insights Report from Gallagher which finds that to have any impact...

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    TALENT POSSIBILITIES DRAW AMAZON OPERATIONS CENTER TO NASHVILLE

    Nov 21, 2018

    hen Wonolo, an on-demand staffing platform, planned to open a second headquarters, they looked at about 40 different metro regions. They landed in Nashville, Tennessee, and opened their second office (the first is in San Francisco) last quarter. So when Amazon announced they were opening an Operatio...

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    FAMILY-FRIENDLY POLICIES COULD ADD 5M TO THE WORKFORCE

    Nov 21, 2018

    A large pool of skilled potential workers could be encouraged to join the labor market with the right set of policies, according to a report published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Citing Canada's success with subsidized childcare and parental leave, research suggests that the U....

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    HOW TO SPOT EMPLOYEES WITH THE MOST LEARNING POTENTIAL

    Nov 20, 2018

    The Pareto Principle, when applied to the workplace, says that 20% of employees perform 80% of the workload. Earlier this year, HR Dive spoke with Katie Burch, an architect and firm co-founder from Brenham, Texas, who subscribes to this theory and says it means that employers need to be "laser ...

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    THE HR PROFESSION'S BIG DIVERSITY QUESTION: WHERE ARE THE MEN

    Nov 20, 2018

    HR has a secret (or perhaps it's no secret at all): As a profession, HR has a gender diversity problem. When we think of the need for gender diversity, we usually think about professions where males dominate, but in HR, 73.3% of managers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's...

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    THE MORE TRAINING EMPLOYEES GET, THE MORE THEY WANT

    Nov 20, 2018

    Employees are thirsty for knowledge and anxious to upskill, according to a new study from Cerego emailed to HR Dive. The data suggests the more training employees are provided, the more training they want. For those who receive training monthly, 80% report they want more; for those who receive train...

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    WORKERS UNHAPPY WITH MANAGERS 4X MORE LIKELY TO JOB HUNT

    Nov 20, 2018

    A TINYpulse report on retention found that employees who give their managers a low rating are four times more likely to be interviewing for other jobs than their peers. Of the employees who rate their bosses unfavorably, 40% interviewed for a new job in the past three months, compared to just 10% wh...

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    PERSONALIZED COMMS NEED TO BE THE NORM IN RECRUITING AND EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

    Nov 20, 2018

    We’ve been banging this drum for a few years now and most companies still aren’t there yet, but let me frame this up for you with an example or two! you’re probably comfortable with from your day-to-day life. You’re watching Netflix. Because you finished a season of Ozark, fo...

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    WHAT DO CEOS LOOK FOR IN AN HRD

    Nov 20, 2018

    The demands on HR leaders are evolving rapidly, according to Karen Gately, founder of Corporate Dojo. Long gone are the days when employers were simply looking to their HR people to process paperwork and make sure employees were paid on time. According to Gately, the transition from personnel to HR ...

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    ACCOUNTANTSWORLD UNVEILS NEW EMPLOYEE PORTAL APP

    Nov 20, 2018

    AccountantsWorld is thrilled to announce the launch of our best-in-class mobile application, Employee Portal Payroll Relief (EPPR). This new app allows small-business employees convenient mobile access to their payroll and HR information. EPPR is also the only app that fully integrates with Accounta...

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    ROCKETPOWER EXPANDS EXECUTIVE TEAM WITH TWO NEW HIRES

    Nov 20, 2018

    RocketPower, a provider of outsourced talent solutions to rapidly scaling technology companies, announced today it has expanded its executive team with two key leadership hires. Jeff Baumgarten has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and Partner; Chris Graham has joined as Partner, Executi...

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    MEASUREMENT IS WHAT MAKES YOU MONEY IN HR RIGHT NOW

    Nov 19, 2018

    This was SAP’s second-biggest acquisition ever the first being Concur and obviously they also grabbed SuccessFactors about seven-eight years ago at this point. Qualtrics claims to be a lot of different things, but its core functionality is as a measurement tool, especially around employees. No...

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    RETAILERS ARE SEEING HIGH EMPLOYEE TURNOVER

    Nov 19, 2018

    Nearly a third (29%) of human resources and compensation professionals at 53 major retailers, with more than 2 million employees together, told consulting firm Korn Ferry said they've seen employee turnover increase since the beginning of the year, especially among part-time hourly store workers...

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    AMAZON, OTHER LEADERS LAUNCH LEAVE MANAGEMENT FORUM

    Nov 19, 2018

    The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has partnered with around 50 high-profile U.S. companies to launch the "Leave Optimization Forum," an initiative to help employers manage family, parental and other leave categories. The NBGH said the forum will identify best practices and top c...

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    WHOLE FOODS PAYS $65K FOR CASHIER'S ABSENCE-RELATED FIRING

    Nov 19, 2018

    Whole Foods Market has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). EEOC accused the nationwide grocer of violating federal law by failing to accommodate and then firing a cashier with a disability at one of i...

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    COMCAST TO HIRE 11K MILITARY COMMUNITY MEMBERS BY END OF 2021

    Nov 15, 2018

    Comcast plans to hire an additional 11,000 military community members by the end of 2021, including veterans, military spouses and National Guard and Reserve members, the company announced early November. Meeting the goal would bring Comcast to a total of 21,000 military hires by the end of 2021, it...

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    EMPLOYERS OFFERING HEALTH BENEFITS AT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2013

    Nov 15, 2018

    Employers are offering healthcare benefits at the highest level since 2013 despite uncertain times for the U.S. healthcare system, according to a new survey of benefits decision-makers released by the Transamerica Center for Health Studies. The online survey, conducted by Harris Poll, showed 28% of ...

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    LINKEDIN REDESIGNS 'PAGES' TO BETTER ENGAGE CANDIDATES

    Nov 15, 2018

    LinkedIn has announced a redesign of company and career pages aimed at helping business more easily share information and insights about themselves. "Pages" allows employers to engage job seekers with "Life" and "Jobs" tabs that offer a customized view of the business, ...

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    THE MOST COMMON RECRUITING MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

    Nov 15, 2018

    The dog-eat-dog world of hiring is pushing hiring pros to look for new ways to source and acquire talent. Recruiters are getting creative with new ways to apply, streamlined screening processes and AI that schedules and even initiates a chat. For some, success is the reward for innovation; for other...

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    HOW EMPLOYERS CAN CORRECT COURSE ON PAY EQUITY

    Nov 14, 2018

    The U.S. has made some progress in the 55 years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act, but the overall results are "mixed," according to Commissioner Charlotte Burrows of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). "Pay discrimination is still a lot more common than you ...

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    WALMART ANNOUNCES PREDICTIVE SCHEDULING FOR ALL US STORES

    Nov 14, 2018

    Walmart announced Tuesday that it will adopt a new scheduling system that makes employees' schedules both more predictable and flexible. All U.S. stores will have access to most of the program's features by the end of the month. My Walmart Schedule, an app, will implement the new approach. T...

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    TURNOVER IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, SAYS SALARY.COM

    Nov 14, 2018

    Workplace turnover hit an all-time high this year, according to a report published by Compdata, a Salary.com company. Turnover in the U.S. hit 19.3% this year, rising nearly a full percentage point from 2017 and more than 3.5 percentage points since 2014, according to a press release announcing the ...

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    STRONG UNIVERSITY ECOSYSTEMS FEED AMAZON HQ2 FIRE

    Nov 14, 2018

    After the big announcement Tuesday, HQ2-mania will move from a year-long speculation game to a decade-long case study of what happens when the biggest retailer in the country decides to move in to two of the most prominent backyards in America. The bulk of Amazon's early hiring binge in Arlingto...

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    JUST 25% OF AMERICANS HOLD THEIR DREAM JOB, BUT ONLY 12% YEARN FOR THE C-SUITE

    Nov 13, 2018

    Only 25% of Americans are currently in their dream job, according to a new survey by MidAmerica Nazarene University. Most of the 2,000 Americans polled said they'd like to work in the entertainment industry, while many were satisfied in their current professions, which included HR, IT, accountin...

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    7 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE M&AS

    Nov 13, 2018

    While HR and employment law attorneys may not have much say when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, they can be an invaluable resource and help employers remember to ask some important questions during the process, experts said during the American Bar Association's 12th Annual Labor and Emplo...

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    NEW LINKEDIN LEARNING FUNCTION GATHERS ALL OF AN EMPLOYER'S CONTENT IN ONE PLACE

    Nov 13, 2018

    LinkedIn is creating a single point of access for employees to find all a business' learning content, according to a company blog post. For companies that have purchased access to a variety of content sources, LinkedIn Learning has integrated content so employees can access all a company's l...

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    UNDEREMPLOYED GRADS PRESENT A HIRING OPPORTUNITY

    Nov 13, 2018

    Although the market is showing low levels of unemployment, underemployment continues to be a problem for many recent college graduates. Research by Burning Glass Technologies suggests that 43% of new grads are underemployed in their first job post-college, but the rates can go up or down depending o...

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    CAREER DEVELOPMENT, MEANINGFUL WORK ARE KEY DRIVERS OF EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION

    Nov 12, 2018

    A Mercer study found that career development and meaningful work were key drivers in creating greater employee value proposition (EVP). The Global Talent Trends report analyzed data from more than 5 million employees in more than 140 organizations across the globe on how to foster employee commitmen...

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    MORE EMPLOYERS TURNING TO MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

    Nov 09, 2018

    Among employers' biggest worries is having prepared emergency communication plans for natural and manmade disasters. However, they're also concerned about being able to notify workers quickly of cyber breaches to lower the risk of extensive damage, according to an OnSolve Crisis Communicatio...

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    JOB SEEKERS AREN'T SURE HOW MUCH EMPLOYERS ARE USING AI

    Nov 08, 2018

    More than half of job seekers are unsure if employers are using AI to screen resumes and applications, according to a new study by Clutch. According to their data, 32% of applicants said they are doubtful companies are using tech to screen, while another 32% said they believe they may, but aren'...

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    L&D IS A TOP CONCERN FOR APPAREL MAKERS, AND E-LEARNING MAY NOT CUT IT

    Nov 06, 2018

    Learning and development ranks high among the concerns of apparel industry executives surveyed by consulting firm Alvanon. The company's report "The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2018," showed nearly two-thirds of industry leaders said learning and development is the second m...

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    IRS RAISES ANNUAL RETIREMENT PLAN CONTRIBUTION CAP TO $19K FOR 2019

    Nov 05, 2018

    The IRS announced cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for pension and retirement plan contributions ahead of 2019, as detailed in Notice 2018-83. The maximum contribution for employees in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans and the federal government's Thrift Savings Plan increased from $18,500 to $19...

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    SIMPLIFIED PAYROLL AND GRANT COSTING FOR HAWAII NONPROFITS

    Nov 01, 2018

    Others have hired mainland payroll service providers with mainland customer support hours and a lack of familiarity with Hawaii law. Either way, for many organizations, payroll is a costly area of inefficiency. To meet the complex challenges of payroll administration, simplicityHR by ALTRES develope...

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    REMOTE WORK NOW AVAILABLE AT 56% OF THE WORLD'S WORKPLACES

    Oct 31, 2018

    The 2018 Global State of Remote Work report by OWL Labs, a video conferencing hardware company, found that 56% of employers worldwide offer either a completely remote workplace or a hybrid form of remote work. The survey of more than 3,000 employees across the globe also found that employees who wor...

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    CHANGE MANAGEMENT HAS A DEFINITE PLACE IN THE HR SUITE

    Oct 30, 2018

    Change management as a definite place in the Human Resources suite. An entire industry was borne from the “people piece” of change; integrations, mergers, divestitures, out-sourcing are all part of the business climate in which we live; as a result, we have processes in place for integra...

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    UNPLANNED ABSENCES COST RETAILERS 1 HOUR FOR EVERY 10 HOURS OF LABOR BUDGETED

    Oct 30, 2018

    Unplanned employee absences waste one hour for every 10 hours of budgeted in-store labor, according to a survey of 800 multinational retail managers conducted by Kronos' Workforce Institute. Researchers found that absenteeism causes understaffing, creating significant management challenges for r...

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    WICHITA STATE RELOCATES STUDENTS TO KANSAS AT NO COST FOR JOB-TRAINING PROGRAM

    Oct 30, 2018

    A new program offered by Wichita State University, Kansas' largest technical college Wichita, Kansas, allows individuals to take advantage of training for the aviation and manufacturing industries provided free of charge. The Wichita Promise Move initiative, which began in July, relocates people...

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    THE TYPICAL 'DIGITAL NOMAD' IS A GEN X WOMAN, STUDY SHOWS

    Oct 29, 2018

    FlexJobs surveyed 500 digital nomads to find out more about this rising group of contingent workers and found their typical profile to be a married female Gen Xer with a BA degree or higher, and working 40 hours a week in a writing, education and training, or administrative career. She's also li...

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    US EMPLOYERS TWEAK TOTAL REWARDS STRATEGIES IN TUNE WITH FLEXIBILITY, WELL-BEING TRENDS

    Oct 29, 2018

    Most of the 275 U.S. employers in a global Willis Towers Watson (WTW) study are revising their total rewards programs in order to remain competitive in recruiting, the firm said. However, the survey showed that only half (49%) of respondents know which total rewards programs employees value, while 4...

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    RESOURCE ACTIONS: THE BENEFITS OF TIME OFF TO VOTE

    Oct 26, 2018

    Kathryn Moody: I was home in Indiana for about five days this past week, and I heard enough political ads to last me a good many months. It's definitely that time of year again. Katie Clarey: Yes, our mailbox can hardly shut after our mailwoman delivers all the candidates' fliers and pamphle...

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    WHAT RECRUITERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 'TOTAL TALENT ACQUISITION

    Oct 25, 2018

    Long in use in the U.K. and Europe, "total talent acquisition" is a fairly new concept in the U.S. market, but the practice is gaining momentum. Total talent acquisition incorporates a company’s talent strategy with its overall business strategy to advance consistency in hiring every...

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    RECRUITMENT SCAMS ON THE RISE IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY HIRING

    Oct 25, 2018

    North American residents have flagged more than 3,000 employment scams to the Better Business Bureau's Scam Tracker since January, according to the Better Business Bureau. More than $3 million have been lost as a result. Last year, only 1,700 scams were reported between January and October and o...

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    UBER TO LAUNCH ON-DEMAND STAFFING SERVICE

    Oct 23, 2018

    Global ride-hailing enterprise Uber says it plans to develop a short-term staffing service for its business partners, TechCrunch reported. Citing the Financial Times as the first source to report on Uber Works, the new services, TechCrunch said the company will provide on-demand 1099 independent con...

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    SEASONAL HIRING MAGNIFIES RETAIL TRAINING CHALLENGES

    Oct 23, 2018

    Half of retailers report that employee training and engagement is a top challenge, according to a Retail TouchPoints (RTP) report. And "the pressures of the holiday season undoubtedly magnify these challenges even further," the trade publication said. With the holiday shopping season loomi...

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    PAY IS RISING FOR SEASONAL HOLIDAY WORKERS

    Oct 23, 2018

    Faced with higher minimum wages and a shortage of seasonal workers, many U.S. employers are offering significantly more pay to secure help for the 2018 holiday crunch. Snag, an online employment platform focusing on hourly work, found that pay for seasonal retail, restaurant and hospitality workers ...

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    ONBOARDING AND PERSONAL SKILLS TRAINING GO DIGITAL

    Oct 23, 2018

    The onboarding process is the most critical time period of an employee journey. Improving this process enhances the productivity of a company, its brand reputation, and, through these, its business results. Many companies have attempted to enrich the onboarding experience of new employees through vi...

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    DEMAND FOR HIGH-TECH SKILLS RISES AS TALENT SEARCH GETS TOUGHER

    Oct 22, 2018

    The demand for highly skilled tech workers rose, but so did the difficulty in finding them, the results of a new Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) survey found. According to the CTA's second annual Future of Work survey, 92% of respondents said they will need more employees with techni...

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    THINK TANK KNOCKS LICENSING FOR LOWER INCOME JOBS IN NEW PAPER

    Oct 19, 2018

    Federal, state and local governments mandate licensing for some low- to medium-income occupations, but the effectiveness of such requirements is questionable, public policy organization Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) argues in a new paper. Employees in many fields typically acquire l...

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    UPS TO HIRE 40K EMPLOYEES IN ONE DAY

    Oct 18, 2018

    UPS said it plans to hire 40,000 new employees Friday, dubbing the Black Friday preparation "UPS Brown Friday." The company plans to hire 100,000 seasonal workers to meet holiday shipping demands, and it says the "one-day hiring blitz" is part of that effort. UPS is holding nearl...

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    CISCO TO OFFER $20K BENEFIT FOR ADOPTION, EGG STORAGE

    Oct 18, 2018

    Technology conglomerate Cisco Systems has announced three new family-friendly benefits for employees: egg storage reimbursement, surrogacy reimbursement and genetic testing. Released in time for open enrollment, the benefits aim to support well-being for its more than 70,000 global employees, accord...

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    SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?' SALARY, WORK-LIFE BALANCE AND JOB LOCATION HELP EMPLOYEES DECIDE

    Oct 17, 2018

    Of job seekers who respond directly to recruiter's messages, about half do so because the message itself interested them, according to a new report from Ceridian on a survey of more than 1,500 respondents. A third will respond because the company's reputation entices them to reply, and anoth...

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    ALLOWING WORKERS TO VOTE MID-SHIFT BOLSTERS WELL-BEING, ENGAGEMENT

    Oct 17, 2018

    A new O.C. Tanner study found a connection between allowing workers time off to vote and providing them the flexibility that can bolster their well-being and engagement in the workplace. After more than 1,000 workers were polled, 62% said their employers give them flexibility to go vote during ...

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    A QUARTER OF TECH EMPLOYEES ON BLIND SAY THEIR COMPANY CONDUCTS 'UNREASONABLE' MONITORING

    Oct 16, 2018

    In a true-or-false survey of 6,707 anonymous app users by Blind, 25.8% said their company "goes to unreasonable lengths to monitor employees." Booking.com employees represented the highest percentage of respondents at any one company answering "true" at 54.12%, followed by Intel ...

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    NAVIGATING THE RISE OF CORPORATE ACTIVISM

    Oct 16, 2018

    You'd be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't been following the conversation around Nike's recent 'Just Do It' campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. It's the latest in a string of developments that have captivated the world's attention regarding social justice and free...

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    L&D IN THE AGE OF 'NETFLIXATION

    Oct 15, 2018

    When it comes to learning technology, the offerings are robust almost too robust, according to some. And experts agree that the "human element" cannot be ignored. HR Dive talked to three learning and technology experts for their perspective on this quickly expanding field: Shane McFeely, a...

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    STUDY: STANDING DESKS CUT FATIGUE AND BOOST ENGAGEMENT

    Oct 15, 2018

    Employees who worked at standing desks were more engaged and less tired than those who sat during most of the workday, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, the BBC reported. Seventy-seven of the 146 mostly sedentary National Health Service (NHS) employees were given hei...

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    D&I INITIATIVES CRITICAL AS MANUFACTURERS SEEK TO FILL OPEN ROLES

    Oct 12, 2018

    Employers in the manufacturing industry are expanding their diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs to make fundamental cultural changes and boost business performance, according to a new report issued by PwC and the Manufacturing Institute (MI), a social component of the National Association of ...

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    WALMART GRANTS $4M TO SUPPORT WORKFORCE EDUCATION

    Oct 12, 2018

    Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are giving $4 million in grants to three organizations working to increase workforce training, according to a company press release. Walmart is also expanding its education benefit, announced in May, to U.S. e-commerce associates. The funding, announced Wednesday, ...

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    AMAZON MAY BE THE GRINCH OF HOLIDAY HIRING THIS YEAR

    Oct 11, 2018

    Amazon is upping its minimum wage to $15 an hour and making a competitive value proposition to retail workers at a time when competitors are seeking thousands of those same workers for the holidays, CNN Business reports. Target announced plans earlier this year to increase its minimum wage to $12 an...

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    WHY MAINE EMPLOYERS ARE SOURCING FORMER ADDICTS

    Oct 11, 2018

    Maine employers are looking for labor among an unlikely group: those recovering from addiction. According to the Portland Press Herald, the Southern Maine Workforce Initiative holds job fairs targeting Mainers recovering from substance abuse. The initiative hosted a job fair Oct. 9. More than 25 bus...

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    A GROUP-FOCUSED CULTURE SERVES EMPLOYEES BETTER THAN A HIGHLY-INDIVIDUALIZED WORKPLACE

    Oct 10, 2018

    According to new research from the University of Alabama, employees favor a culture that benefits everyone over one that caters to their personal preferences. The study of more than 700 workers, representing a range of occupations, found that a fair, supportive and stable culture appealed to most of...

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    WASHINGTON, DC, BECOMES THE NEWEST BATTLEGROUND OVER TIPPED WAGES

    Oct 10, 2018

    Last week, Washington, DC lawmakers voted to block Initiative 77, a measure approved by voters in June that would raise wages for tipped workers. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has expressed opposition to the measure in the past, can either veto or sign the bill. Vox reports that the law requires business...

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    HOW TO MINE EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL DATA TO JUMPSTART LEARNING PROGRAMS

    Oct 09, 2018

    HR is beginning to realize the value of the massive amounts of data in their possession and they're finding ways to mine for treasure hidden within. Applicant tracking systems now do more than hire for a single opening; they provide a bank of potential applicants for future vacancies. Today'...

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    HALF OF ORGANIZATIONS USE AI TO CUT DOWN ON INITIAL PHASES OF RECRUITMENT, SURVEY SAYS

    Oct 09, 2018

    As it continues to bolster the candidate experience, artificial intelligence (AI) is proving its worth as a hiring tool, but employers are cautious to adopt the technology, according to a new research report, State of AI in Talent Acquisition, by Montage, a hiring technology platform. Half of firms ...

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    PALTRY PAY RAISES? THE MONEY MAY BE GOING TO BENEFITS

    Oct 09, 2018

    To hire good workers and keep them happy, U.S. employers appear to be relying on benefits, such as bonuses and vacation time, more than on salary increases. Aon, the human resources consulting firm, noted in its annual survey of company pay practices that there has been "a continuing dramatic s...

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    THE SOLUTION TO A HIGH QUIT RATE IS RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE

    Oct 08, 2018

    Let’s face it: It’s an employee market. The low unemployment rate may be good for the economy, but it presents a challenge for employers that need to fill positions. That means the war for talent in full force, with employers using every tool they have to attract applicants. What's m...

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    LABOR MARKET TO ADD 8M JOBS IN NEXT 5 YEARS, BUT MID-WAGE JOBS LOSE OUT

    Oct 08, 2018

    The labor market is expected to add more than 8 million jobs between 2018 to 2023, but most won't be in the middle-wage category, a new CareerBuilder report found. Just one-fourth of the predicted job growth will include openings that fuel employment for middle-wage earners. CareerBuilder define...

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    STUDY: SHRINKING TALENT POOL HAS RECRUITERS SHIFTING STRATEGIES

    Oct 05, 2018

    Nearly 70% of business leaders participating in a new global survey said the current talent pool is shrinking. As a result, the competition for talent has increased, forcing employers to change their recruiting strategies. The Cielo Talent Acquisition 360 study, which polled more than 1,100 C-Level ...

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    HOW BIG TECH WILL FARE UNDER CALIFORNIA'S NEW BOARD GENDER DIVERSITY LAW

    Oct 05, 2018

    Many women found their voice in 2018, but some are still searching for their seats. Representation of women in leadership roles, in technology and businesses at large, is not proportionate to the workforce. Only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. When an institution fails to change from the inside ou...

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    25% OF SMALL BUSINESSES ARE STILL TRACKING FINANCES BY HAND

    Oct 04, 2018

    A quarter of small businesses still use paper and pencils to do their accounting, according to a new survey by Clutch, a business-to-business research, ratings and reviews company. Slightly more than half of small businesses use an accounting software to manage their finances. The survey also found ...

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    OVERQUALIFIED OR OVER THE HILL? THE PITFALLS OF EXPERIENCE RANGES

    Oct 04, 2018

    While some employers' job listings note a required minimum years of experience, others have taken to capping the desired experience range, asking, for example, for someone with three to five years' experience. But are such caps a not-so-subtle way of dissuading older candidates form applying...

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    HR'S BLIND SPOTS INCLUDE A MISALIGNED IDENTITY AND FAULTY COMMUNICATION

    Oct 04, 2018

    HR has blind spots when it comes to some emerging workplace issues, according to a new report released by HR.com and Ipsos. The 2018 League Blindspot Report, a U.S. survey of almost 600 HR professionals and nearly 300 employees, uncovered issues that the report said HR must note to move organization...

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    FATIGUE HITS MOST WORKERS IN HIGH-RISK JOBS, RAISING WORKPLACE SAFETY CONCERNS

    Oct 03, 2018

    A new National Safety Council (NSC) survey found that most workers (69%), feel tired at work, which increases the risk of on-the-job accidents and injuries. Employees most at risk are those performing shift work in safety-critical industries like manufacturing, utilities, construction and transporta...

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    WOMEN COMPLETE MORE WORK THAN MEN, REPORT SAYS

    Oct 03, 2018

    Not only do women complete more work on average, according to a new Hive report, but they are assigned 55% of all work, compared to 45% assigned to men. Based on a sampling of 3,000 men and women, The State of the Workplace Gender Report examined how women and men act and communicate at work. The re...

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    5 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT PEOPLE ANALYTICS

    Oct 02, 2018

    People analytics is on the rise. In this article, I want to go over five common misconceptions that keep coming back. I want to demystify these false ideas and I saved the biggest one for last! Let's dive right in. Misconception 1: People analytics predictions are accurate. One of the main chall...

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    ONE COMPANY'S QUEST TO RETHINK THE APPRENTICESHIP

    Oct 02, 2018

    Zurich Insurance Group went to William Rainey Harper College with a request: help it train 100 apprentices the next generation of insurance industry professionals by 2020. Apprenticeship programs are changing the way businesses source and acquire talent, and many are creating these programs with the...

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    WORDS DESCRIBING WOMEN MAKE THEM APPEAR LESS QUALIFIED FOR JOBS THAN MEN, STUDY FINDS

    Oct 02, 2018

    A study of gender-biased language in resumes and recommendation letters found that the way supervisors describe women and the way women describe themselves often discredit their professional capabilities, the Harvard Business Review reported. According to the study's results, the words used to d...

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    HOLIDAY HIRING MARKET CHALLENGES EMPLOYERS

    Oct 01, 2018

    The tight labor market is driving employers to hire more seasonal workers, recruit them earlier and raise their wages, according to a new Snag survey of 1,000 U.S. companies in the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries. The 2018 Annual Holiday Hiring Survey indicates that employers, especial...

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    JOB SEEKERS ARE DRIVING CHANGE WITH DEMANDS

    Oct 01, 2018

    With the talent market tightening, job seekers have heightened their expectations for the candidate experience. A new survey from CareerBuilder and SilkRoad found that the majority of employees (68%) said they believe the way employers treat job seekers reflects the way they treat employees. Twenty ...

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    HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS REINVENTING HUMAN RESOURCES

    Sep 30, 2018

    “To AI or not to AI”, a play on Shakespeare age-old adage, is making waves into today’s’ teched-up world as many industries are looking into AI solutions for their businesses, especially when it comes to human resources. Due to the 'Hollywood' driven concept of AI, ma...

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    THE TIGHT LABOR MARKET IS SPEEDING UP TIME-TO-HIRE, STUDY SAYS

    Sep 28, 2018

    Almost 60% of recently hired employees in a new Clutch survey, Statistics on the Average Job Search in 2018, landed their new jobs within two months of the job search. Clutch, a business-to-business analyst and marketing firm, said the tight labor market is forcing recruiters to speed up the time-to...

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    LINKEDIN TALENT INSIGHTS HARNESSES DATA TO LEAD RECRUITERS TO TALENT

    Sep 27, 2018

    A new service from LinkedIn promises to provide business with the data they need to spot industry trends and grow their businesses. LinkedIn Talent Insights is a new feature that capitalizes on the wealth of data the platform has at its disposal to reveal market conditions in real time, as well as f...

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    WELLS FARGO TO REDUCE LABOR FORCE BY 10% BY 2021

    Sep 27, 2018

    Pointing to customer preferences that have changed market conditions, Wells Fargo announced it will reduce its workforce by up to 10% over the next three years, cutting as many as 26,000 jobs across the country. The company will use layoffs and attrition to reach their labor reduction goals by 2021....

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    VERIZON LAUNCHES EARLY-RETIREMENT PROGRAM TO TRIM WORKFORCE

    Sep 25, 2018

    Verizon Communications Inc., looking to trim its workforce, has offered early-retirement packages to thousands of staffers, including all of its management employees as part of a broader cost-cutting effort. The largest U.S. wireless carrier by subscribers on Monday offered voluntary severance packa...

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    IT STAFFING FIRM TO PAY $350K FOR VISA VIOLATIONS

    Sep 20, 2018

    People Tech Group Inc., an information technology staffing firm, will pay 12 employees almost $310,000 after the U.S. Department of Labor said it violated the labor provisions of the H-1B visa program by paying its guest workers below the required wages, and sometimes not paying them at all. The Red...

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    JOB OPENINGS SIGNAL STRONGER-THAN-USUAL HOLIDAY HIRING IN 2018

    Sep 20, 2018

    This year's seasonal hiring outlook is kicking off with a "strong start," according to an analysis by Challenger, Gray & Christmas’ Holiday Hiring Outlook. The firm said retailers across business segments are preparing for the holiday rush through more seasonal job openings i...

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    YEARLY PERFORMANCE REVIEWS WON'T PROVIDE THE FEEDBACK CULTURE HR LEADERS WANT, STUDY SAYS

    Sep 19, 2018

    The traditional annual performance review is misaligned with HR leaders' performance management goals, a new Betterworks study found. According to the 2018 State of Continuous Performance Management Survey, conversations about aligning business goals, check-ins on progress and periodic feedback ...

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    REPORT CALLS FOR SYSTEMATIC REFORM OF NEW YORK CITY’S WORKFORCE AGENDA

    Sep 19, 2018

    To better help low-income workers gain the skills and knowledge needed to secure quality jobs, public and private workforce development initiatives in New York City must improve not only what they do but how they work together, a report from the Workforce Professionals Training Institute's Workf...

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    UNIVERSITY OF OREGON CODING BOOTCAMP TO TRAIN ADULT LEARNERS, WORKERS IN PORTLAND

    Sep 18, 2018

    The University of Oregon is partnering with Trilogy Education to create a bootcamp for adult learners and working professionals interested in web development. The 24-week University of Oregon Coding Boot Camp will be a part-time, non-credit program geared toward adult learners and working profession...

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    COURSE PROMISES TO TRAIN MANAGERS TO 'THINK LIKE A LAWYER

    Sep 18, 2018

    Vanderbilt Law School has created an online program designed to help executives and managers gain fluency in the legal principles, language and processes that business leaders need to understand, it announced Sept. 13. V-Legal is a series of three courses that teaches participants to "think lik...

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    HOW TO REDUCE EMPLOYEE TURNOVER THROUGH ROBUST RETENTION STRATEGIES

    Sep 17, 2018

    Roughly 42 million U.S. employees, or more than one in four workers, will leave their jobs this year to go work for another company, according to the recently released 2018 Retention Report: Truth and Trends in Turnover. It doesn't have to be this way. "More than three in four employees (77...

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    5 WAYS GREAT MANAGERS DRIVE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    Sep 17, 2018

    Just about every company has at least one: that exceptional manager, the one that everyone on the team likes and respects. Their team not only performs well, but also genuinely enjoys working together. Those who work for them are motivated, creative and productive in other words, engaged. Improving ...

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    HOW TO ONBOARD A GIG EMPLOYEE

    Sep 14, 2018

    While the gig economy is changing the workforce, it is not changing the fundamentals of good recruitment. Regardless of their status as a traditional full-time employee or a contractor in the gig economy, workers still need an effective onboarding process. Contract and freelance work is no longer a ...

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    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION THWARTED BY INSUFFICIENT TALENT

    Sep 06, 2018

    New research from Nintex reveals that a third of companies follow a digital transformation policy for only one year or less, according to The State of Intelligent Process Automation Study. The report also found that 64% of the companies studied had plans in place for three years or less. Companies t...

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    5 WAYS TO SHOW PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS THAT YOUR COMPANY SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH

    Sep 06, 2018

    Mental health is the next frontier of the diversity and inclusion movement. A 2017 report by Deloitte found improving attitudes toward mental health generally and greater willingness to work with someone with a mental health condition. In fact, 91% of respondents said we need to adopt a more toleran...

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    APPLICANTS SAY IT'S OK FOR THEM TO 'GHOST' EMPLOYERS BUT NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND

    Sep 05, 2018

    More than 40% of 507 recent full-time hires said it's reasonable for job seekers to "ghost," or fail to communicate with, employers, in a new Clutch survey, "What Causes Workplace Ghosting?" But more than 35% of respondents think it's "very unreasonable" for emp...

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    3 WAYS TO MAKE TECH WORK FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES

    Sep 04, 2018

    An irresistible product or a bulletproof business model is no longer enough to sustain business growth in today’s fast-paced economy. Companies need a competitive edge and the best way to achieve it is to assemble a top-notch team to execute on a vision and run autonomously. For many organizat...

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    TREAT CANDIDATES LIKE CUSTOMERS, STUDY RECOMMENDS

    Sep 04, 2018

    When hiring managers neglect to respond to job applications or are opaque about compensation, job candidates' later decisions to purchase may be influenced. In Add to Cart: Candidates are Consumers, Too The Impact of Candidate Experience on Buying Behaviors, more than half of respondents (54%) s...

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    TO 'FUTURE PROOF' ITS WORKFORCE, PWC TRAINS WORKERS ON BLOCKCHAIN, DRONES

    Sep 04, 2018

    To "future proof" its workforce, PwC will be replacing the workload of 1,000 employees with "digital-heavy client work and projects and weekly classes on everything from cleansing data and blockchain to 3D Printing and drones," Digiday reports. The two-year Digital Accelerators p...

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    TRUMP CANCELS 2019 PAY RAISES FOR FEDERAL WORKERS

    Aug 31, 2018

    President Donald Trump said on Aug. 30 that he will invoke his emergency authority to freeze pay for civilian federal workers next year, citing strained federal budgets and the need to link workers' pay to their performance. Under current law, federal employees were set to receive a 2.1 percent ...

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    WHAT HR NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    Aug 31, 2018

    You might have heard by now that the annual performance review process has fallen out of favor. But what does that mean in practice? The classic lawyer answer applies: It depends on your company culture, your technology and your management team. Employers are inundated with options, but many are shi...

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    US FIRMS ARE IGNORING INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

    Aug 31, 2018

    U.S. and Canadian companies don't prioritize internal communication as much as European companies do, according to 2018 State of the Sector on Internal Communication, a new report from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG). Just 43% of survey respondents in the North American report were dedicated...

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    HALF OF EMPLOYEES LIKE THEIR JOBS, BUT WANT MORE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Aug 31, 2018

    More than half (51%) of workers said they are satisfied with their current jobs, but gave their employers' development opportunities a poor grade in a Labor Day report from The Conference Board. In addition to a lack of or poorly designed development opportunities, respondents rated the least sa...

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    GENERAL MILLS' PAID LEAVE UPDATES AIM TO SUPPORT 'ALL LIFE STAGES

    Aug 31, 2018

    Food industry giant General Mills announced Wednesday its expansion of paid leave benefits for workers with the goal of supporting employees "at all life stages," according to a statement. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the company will offer 18 to 20 weeks of maternity leave; 12 weeks of paterna...

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    RECRUITERS TRY INTRANETS, SOCIAL MEDIA ADS AS TALENT MARKET THINS

    Aug 30, 2018

    In an online Monster survey of 400 recruiters, 62% of respondents said their jobs are harder today than they were just a year ago. Monster said the results demonstrate a continued trend: Recruiting is getting more difficult. A majority (67%) of recruiters said their jobs are more difficult today tha...

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    WALMART CLOSING IN ON GOAL OF HIRING 250K VETS

    Aug 30, 2018

    Walmart has hired more than 200,000 military veterans since the launch of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in 2013, the company announced last week. The program guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran separated from service since it was announced on Memorial Day...

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    4.8M INDEPENDENT WORKERS LABEL THEMSELVES AS 'DIGITAL NOMADS'

    Aug 30, 2018

    Digital nomads are growing in number and redefining the way work gets done. According to MBO Partners' 2018 State of Independence in America, 4.8 million independent workers label themselves as "digital nomads," technology enabled workers who travel across the globe, sometimes relocati...

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    PAPA JOHN'S CEO ANNOUNCES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TRAINING AFTER MONTHS OF CONTROVERSY

    Aug 29, 2018

    Papa John's CEO, Steve Ritchie, announced company-wide diversity and inclusion (D&I) training, saying in a letter that the restaurant chain stands for "equity, fairness, respect and opportunity." The letter comes a month after company founder John Schnatter was overheard using the ...

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    ENTRY-LEVEL CANDIDATES AREN'T LANDING JOBS FOR LACK OF SOFT SKILLS

    Aug 29, 2018

    Entry-level candidates need better communication skills, according to data that SkillSurvey extracted from 1,000 job reference reports. The reference-checking firm's analytics team studied references from past employers and professors on candidates for common entry-level positions in finance, nu...

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    GAP INC. TO EXPAND JOB TRAINING PROGRAM FOR UNDERSERVED TEENS, YOUNG ADULTS

    Aug 28, 2018

    Gap Inc. has announced plans to expand its This Way Ahead skills and job-training program to 53 cities in 2018. The expansion will be achieved in part through a new partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, which will extend the program to 22 U.S. cities and 60 cities by the end of 2020....

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    HOW TO LAUNCH AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

    Aug 28, 2018

    Trending in training today is an idea that has been around for centuries: apprenticeships. But today's programs are quite different from their predecessors, which were often informal, low-paying and focused on a small number of skilled trades. Now, we're seeing them pop up in some of the mos...

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    STUDY: MILLENNIALS, CONTRACTORS ARE CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF 'WORKPLACE'

    Aug 28, 2018

    In a new report by Intermedia, 71% of professionals surveyed said mobile apps give them timely updates, allowing them peace of mind, and 66% said apps help them work more efficiently. The cloud communications and collaboration firm said that with millennials being the largest segment of the workforc...

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    THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL WHEN IT COMES TO PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

    Aug 27, 2018

    he anxiety-inducing annual performance review, so dreaded by managers and employees alike, is still the feedback process of choice at the majority of companies. But why? An increasing number of employers say the traditional review with its emphasis on past performance isn't relevant in today'...

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    FROM ANTIQUATED TO AUTOMATED: HOW TECH IS RESHAPING PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    Aug 27, 2018

    Performance reviews, long the backbone of performance management, are shifting. They're becoming more frequent and more flexible, and that shift is in no small part thanks to technology. But this also means that employers have a lot of options from which to choose. The key, experts say, is caref...

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    IRS APPROVES EMPLOYER'S 401(K) INCENTIVE FOR STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS

    Aug 24, 2018

    The IRS made public a private letter ruling last Friday in which it allowed an unnamed employer to amend its 401(k) plan to contribute to the retirement accounts of employees making payments on their student loans. To participate in the program, employees must make student loan payments of at least ...

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    EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS DISAGREE ON BEING ‘TOO OLD’ TO WORK

    Aug 24, 2018

    Many employees plan to work past age 65, but will their employers help them to do so? In many cases perhaps not, as employers and workers don't agree about how friendly the workplace is to older employees, according to a new study from the nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TC...

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    LIFESTYLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS ADD AN OPTION TO THE BENEFITS MIX

    Aug 24, 2018

    HR professionals know employees like account-based benefits such as health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). But most haven't heard about at least not yet lifestyle spending accounts (LSAs). Like the more familiar employer-sp...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING TO ATTRACT CANDIDATES WITH PAY, BENEFITS

    Aug 23, 2018

    Small business owners say they're having trouble filling roles, and most (45%) say the skills gap is to blame, according to new research from CNBC and Survey Monkey. Specifically, applicants' "lack of education" is causing major hiring issues, they said. But more than a quarter (28...

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    YET ANOTHER OPEN OFFICE STUDY PROCLAIMS THE BENEFITS OF THE FORMAT

    Aug 23, 2018

    Workers in open-bench office layouts experienced more physical activity and, as a result, less stress than those in closed-in offices and cubicles, according to new research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The study examined three office designs: 1) private office (completely e...

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    'MANAGEMENT' IS THE MOST IN-DEMAND SKILL AT TOP COMPANIES

    Aug 22, 2018

    "Management" topped the list of the most in-demand skills at Fortune 500 companies, according to a study by Emsi, economic data advisors to higher-education and business leaders. Emsi pulled data from online job postings to figure out which skills were most mentioned and then compared each...

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    JOB SEEKERS AREN'T WILLING TO RELOCATE FOR A NEW OPPORTUNITY

    Aug 21, 2018

    Fewer workers are willing to box up their homes and move for a new job, according to a survey of 1,000 job seekers in "Historical Analysis: Fewer Job Seekers Relocating for New Positions," by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. In the first six months of 2018, only 10% of job seekers re...

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    HOW L&D CAN PROVIDE THE ONE THING NEW MANAGERS NEED

    Aug 21, 2018

    Managers are key to the success of any business as they have the responsibility to oversee people, engagement and work product. Strong mangers not only assure work is being completed correctly and safely, but also promote a sense of purpose and pride that can translate to productivity, retention and...

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    MERCER: WAGE INCREASES PROJECTED TO REMAIN FLAT IN 2019

    Aug 21, 2018

    Despite the stiffening competition for talent in a tight labor market, average merit salary increases aren't expected to reach beyond 2.9% in 2019, according to a new compensation report by Mercer. From a poll of more than 1,500 companies, Mercer projected that wages will remain flat, with only ...

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    IT MANAGERS SAY WRONG SKILLS, INTERPERSONAL ISSUES ARE SIGNS OF BAD HIRES

    Aug 20, 2018

    Nearly all IT hiring managers (95%) in a new Robert Half Technology (RHT) survey admitted making a bad hire at some point, and 38% said the bad hires stem from bringing in people with the wrong skills. Other reasons for the bad hire were interpersonal issues (29%) and a poor corporate culture fit (2...

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    HOW LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS IMPACT EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING

    Aug 20, 2018

    Healthy, energetic and focused employees are both more effective and more engaged than tired, stressed and distracted employees. Much of the onus lies on the employee to maintain and improve personal well-being by eating healthy foods, being active and getting enough sleep each night, but the respon...

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    SURVEY: 70% OF TECH EMPLOYEES DON'T TRUST HR

    Aug 17, 2018

    More than 70% of employees surveyed in tech do not trust HR, according to a new Blind survey. Only 26% of respondents said they do trust HR, and another 4% said their companies have no HR department. The survey, which Blind conducted through its mobile app, collected responses from more than 11,000 ...

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    YOU'VE MADE A BAD HIRE WHAT HAPPENS NOW

    Aug 16, 2018

    Sooner or later, even the most seasoned HR professionals will admit it: they've made a bad hire. For some reason, a person will fizzle out on the job, even though his or her stellar credentials promised a perfect fit with your company. Whether this is an entry-level person or a senior executive,...

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    WOMEN IN FINANCIAL SERVICES FACE HARSHER BARRIERS THAN IN OTHER INDUSTRIES

    Aug 15, 2018

    The financial services industry is falling behind others in promoting the upward mobility of female employees, according to the results of a new PwC study. The firm polled 290 professional women in the industry as part of a broader global study of 3,627 women across several sectors. More than half o...

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    BLURRED LINES BETWEEN WORK AND HOME HARM WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

    Aug 15, 2018

    The mere expectation that employees may need to work from home harms them and their families, according to a study by Virginia Tech University Professor William Becker. The study, "Killing me softly: electronic communications monitoring and employee and significant-other well-being," found...

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    HOW AUTOMATION CAN HELP BUSINESSES FOCUS ON HUMAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Aug 14, 2018

    People drive success for companies and their customers even in today's technology-driven world. Meanwhile, employees across industries increasingly demand more than a paycheck from their employers especially as millennials enter executive suites and Generation Z start their careers to cement a t...

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    KRONOS THE LATEST TECH COMPANY TO OFFER HCM, ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION

    Aug 10, 2018

    Kronos announced its Workforce Dimensions Technology Partner Program, which will allow tech partners to build applications that connect with and streamline with Kronos technology the latest big HCM company to allow integrations across its platform. According to Kronos, by embedding Workforce Dimensi...

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    NEARLY HALF OF HR MANAGERS IN SURVEY HAVE WITNESSED DEMOTIONS

    Aug 10, 2018

    Nearly half of HR managers in a new OfficeTeam survey said they have seen an employee demoted. Results from an accompanying survey of workers showed one in 10 had reported being demoted. The survey queried more than 300 U.S. HR managers and more than 1,000 U.S. workers. The No. 1 reason given for a ...

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    MOST EMPLOYEES LIKE A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE, BUT COMMUNICATION STRUGGLES REMAIN

    Aug 10, 2018

    A multigenerational workforce fosters innovation and problem-solving, according to 87% of workers in a new Randstad U.S. survey. The Randstad Workmonitor Q2 2018 report also found that even more workers (90%) said they prefer having colleagues of various ages and think a multigenerational workplace ...

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    WORLDATWORK: WOMEN AND MEN DISAGREE ON WHAT'S FAIR IN PAY AND REWARDS

    Aug 09, 2018

    While men place importance on seniority or tenure and outside pay comparisons, women think that internal pay comparisons and work duties are more important, a new WorldatWork report found. Women tend to be more concerned about rewards fairness than men, the organization said. The study also found th...

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    'THE TIME IS NOW': WHY AND HOW TO START A PAY AUDIT TODAY

    Aug 09, 2018

    WASHINGTON Employers should seriously consider conducting a pay audit and soon, experts suggested at the National Employment Law Institute's 42nd annual Employment Law Update in Washington, D.C. As employers make headlines for closing their race and gender pay gaps and others find themselves def...

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    EMPLOYEES ANSWER CANDIDATES' FAQS USING NEW VIDEO RECRUITMENT TOOL

    Aug 09, 2018

    Altru, a recruiting software platform, has created a new way to put a human touch on hiring, TechCrunch reports. The company's platform allows current employees to answer candidates' questions in videos posted on a company website. Altru recently announced that it raised $1.3 million in vent...

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    US EMPLOYERS OPTING TO ELIMINATE JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Aug 09, 2018

    Some employers are rethinking degree and experience requirements for certain positions in some cases dropping those requirements altogether. The Wall Street Journal reports. The report cited a Burning Glass Technologies analysis of select job sites showing the percentage of job postings that require...

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    READY, SET, SKATE: SONIC ADDS A DASH OF COMPETITION TO EMPLOYEE TRAINING

    Aug 07, 2018

    When it comes to training remote teams, the challenge for L&D professionals is more than just getting information distributed evenly across national or global locations. Sure, that training has to be tailored to the correct roles and delivered in a timely way. But what if it could also be a moti...

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    WHEN EMPLOYEES LEAVE: CONDUCT COMPREHENSIVE EXIT INTERVIEWS

    Aug 07, 2018

    The exit interview can be a useful way for employers to protect their property, identify any morale or culture problems, and limit the risk of lawsuits being filed later. Here are some of the benefits of conducting a meaningful exit interview with departing employees. The exit interview is a perfect...

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    HOW MANY OPEN REQS SHOULD IN-HOUSE RECRUITERS HAVE

    Aug 06, 2018

    Individual in-house recruiters carry requisition loads spanning between a single-digit number to well over 100. What is the right amount? Well, it depends on a variety of factors, including the position and industry they are recruiting for, the resources available to them and their additional respon...

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    SALARY IS MOST IMPORTANT PART OF JOB AD

    Aug 06, 2018

    Putting salary ranges in job advertisements may give employers a competitive advantage when trying to attract candidates. That's because most job seekers look first at a position's compensation and benefits when scanning a job posting, then at the job's required qualifications and duties...

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    HOW TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR COMPANY FOR THE CONTINGENT WORKFORCE

    Aug 03, 2018

    The gig economy is here to stay. More than a third of the American labor force is composed of contingent workers, and that number is growing. Freelancers are expected to make up the majority of the workforce within the next 10 years, according to an Upwork and Freelancers Union study. That proportio...

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    NOT ROCKET SCIENCE: FOR EXECS TO CARE ABOUT ONBOARDING, THERE MUST BE A REVENUE CONNECTION

    Aug 03, 2018

    I’m pretty interested in onboarding best practices. Might seem weird to you, because I’ve never worked in HR and isn’t onboarding specifically the domain of HR? That’s how it’s commonly viewed, yes, but in reality everyone needs to own it. More on that later. I’ve...

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    THE CASE FOR EXTENDING THE 3-DAY BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

    Aug 02, 2018

    Although most workplaces (94%) offer paid bereavement leave, up from 83% in 2016, studies by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), employers are finding that three days aren't enough for many workers to process and grieve after the devastating loss of a child, spouse or...

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    WORKSPACES DESIGNED TO SUIT FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES TOP EMPLOYEES' LISTS

    Aug 02, 2018

    Workplace design allowing for flexibility is crucial to productivity, innovation and collaboration, according to a majority of office professionals in a new Capital One 2018 Work Environment Survey. Among the 3,500 office professionals polled, 85% believe flexible workplace design is important and 8...

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    LYFT, PATAGONIA JOIN INITIATIVE TO GIVE WORKERS TIME OFF TO VOTE

    Aug 01, 2018

    Voting in the 2018 midterm elections could be a lot easier for workers compared to past elections thanks to ElectionDay.org, a non-partisan project of Vote.org that has joined a coalition of more than 140 employers, including Lyft, Dropbox, Patagonia and Asana. Participants signed on to give their w...

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    DISNEY'S UNIONIZED WORKERS WIN WAGE HIKE TO $15 AN HOUR

    Aug 01, 2018

    Disney's unionized workers won a big boost in hourly wages after a long labor dispute at the entertainment behemoth's Anaheim location, CNN Money reported. The three-year agreement immediately raises the workers' current $11 an hourly minimum wage by 20%, to $13.25. Starting Jan. 1, 2019...

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    'GHOSTING' BEHAVIOR BAFFLES HR PROS, HIRING MANAGERS

    Jul 31, 2018

    Ever had a great job candidate who didn't respond to your calls, texts and e-mails about a job offer? Had a new hire who never showed up to work? Or had an employee walk off without a word, never to be heard from again? You were "ghosted." Such behavior has left many HR professionals a...

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    TOP LEARNING PROGRAMS COMBINE INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING AND DIGITAL COURSES

    Jul 31, 2018

    The best approach to learning in the workplace may be a mix of online and instructor-led coursework, according to recent information provided by Gallup. The focus on professional development, either as an enticement to recruit, a necessity to upskill or a benefit to retain employees has never been h...

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    WHY SHARING KNOWLEDGE IN THE OFFICE SHOULD NOT BE A TABOO

    Jul 31, 2018

    Your employees hold a wealth of knowledge. Whether it's historical, customer-related, best practices, new trends or what's upcoming, they, and the information they possess, are the key to success. But if they don't share the knowledge they have with each other, with management or even wi...

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    EMPLOYERS EXPLORE REPAYING STUDENT LOAN DEBT

    Jul 30, 2018

    The competition to attract and retain talent is fierce. The unemployment rate is at a near-historic low, and companies are offering sign-on bonuses, flexible hours and a range of other perks to fill even entry-level jobs. Yet one benefit that job hunters and young employees say they want isn't b...

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    GLASSDOOR: SALARY REIGNS AS THE TOP JOB ATTRACTION, BUT BENEFITS AND PERKS STILL MATTER

    Jul 30, 2018

    Money is still the number-one motivator for 67% of job seekers and employees looking elsewhere for career opportunities, according to a new Glassdoor study. The survey of 1,100 workers and job seekers, conducted by Harris Poll for Glassdoor, also found that offering good benefits and perks attracts ...

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    RISING RETIREMENTS MEAN SUCCESSION PLANS AREN'T JUST FOR THE C-SUITE

    Jul 27, 2018

    The majority of employers in a new Challenger, Gray and Christmas survey (64%) said that they are currently hiring, but the firm said talent shortages mean these employers could be forced to shelve expansion plans or close down entirely. Survey results showed that a quarter of respondents are focuse...

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    WAGES OF JOB HOPPERS ARE UP IN RESPONSE TO TIGHT LABOR MARKET

    Jul 27, 2018

    U.S. workers' wages grew on average 3% over last year, according to the latest version of the ADP Research Institute Workforce Vitality Report. The increase amounts to $0.80 per hour, raising the average hourly wage to $27.46, driven by strong wage gains in June for employees in the professional...

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    HOW USING A ‘STAR PROFILE’ LED TO AN HR SUCCESS STORY

    Jul 26, 2018

    Several years ago, one of my clients in the health care industry decided to create a new position: vice president of human resources. The company had grown to such a size that its executive committee felt the need for a senior HR leader. After conducting a nationwide search, the committee narrowed t...

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    SMALL AND MIDSIZED BUSINESSES STRUGGLE TO MEET CANDIDATE EXPECTATIONS

    Jul 26, 2018

    Recruiting and retention are among the top three business issues facing small and midsized businesses, according to a survey of 100 corporate clients conducted by Missouri-based Enterprise Bank and Trust. Among clients with less than $1 million in annual revenue, 83% cited finding the right people a...

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    HOW TEACHING EMPLOYEES TO FIND THEIR PURPOSE CAN LEAD TO BETTER ENGAGEMENT

    Jul 24, 2018

    Corporate social responsibility may be gaining popularity, with more businesses looking to align with the needs of the workforce, the community and the greater good. Top talent looks for companies that represent their goals and values and when that talent can recognize their own personal purpose whi...

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    FED EMPLOYEES SAY CULTURE OF INNOVATION NEEDED FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Jul 24, 2018

    At 90%, almost all of the 500 federal employees surveyed in a new report said they believe that security and privacy issues are road blocks in technological innovation. Global consulting services company ICF's Federal Digital Trends: Landing the Next Moonshot found that more than half of the res...

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    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TO OFFER 20-WEEK LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

    Jul 24, 2018

    Planned for delivery through the school's CorpU online platform, the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business is rolling out a 20-week program designed to provide managers with needed tools to execute "high-impact leadership principles," including positive leadership, talen...

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    WHY THE MOST PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE DON'T ALWAYS MAKE THE BEST MANAGERS

    Jul 23, 2018

    When a company needs a supervisor for a team, senior leaders often anoint the team's most productive performer. Some of these stars succeed in their new role as manager; many others do not. And when they fail, they tend to leave the organization, costing the company double: Not only has the team...

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    EMPOWERING OUR FUTURE TALENT

    Jul 23, 2018

    ManpowerGroup Academy’s RTDM Model aligns the needs of employers with the capability of talent, through tailored training and development programmes. Business models are being disrupted! The macroeconomic forces ManpowerGroup identified a decade ago shifting demographics, greater individual ch...

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    WHAT EMPLOYEE SPEECH IS PROTECTED IN THE WORKPLACE

    Jul 23, 2018

    Employees don't have a constitutional right to free speech at work, but employers still need to be aware of federal and state laws that do protect workers' speech in certain situations. The First Amendment guarantees citizens the protection of free speech from intrusion by the federal govern...

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    MORE THAN A QUARTER OF WORKERS ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A NEW JOB

    Jul 20, 2018

    One to two years is the right length of time to stay in a job before looking for another, half of the respondents in a new survey from Accounting Principals and Ajilon said. In a joint poll of 1,000 professionals in sales and management, the firms found that a quarter of respondents are actively loo...

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    COUNTEROFFERS DON'T GET EMPLOYEES TO STAY, AFTER ALL

    Jul 19, 2018

    Employees whose companies pay them to stay are gone within two years, the results of a Robert Half (RH) survey show. Researchers in the new online survey concluded that paying departing workers to stay is just a stop-gap strategy that doesn't get to the real reason they want to leave or keep the...

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    WORKERS DEMAND COMPANIES END BUSINESS WITH IMMIGRATION AGENCIES

    Jul 19, 2018

    Technology workers from some of the most well-known companies in the United States have been pressuring their leadership to stop working with the federal government's immigration enforcement agencies. The workers say the agencies are carrying out immoral policies contrary to the companies' m...

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    WHY ISN’T RECRUITING UNDER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, AS OPPOSED TO HR

    Jul 17, 2018

    There is a study in The Wall Street Journalinterviewing about 900 executives, and 90% of them said that the soft skills are just as, if not more, important than the technical skills. And 89% said they’re having trouble finding people with these soft skills, with the emotional intelligence to b...

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    EXPERTS: MANUFACTURERS NEED TO ADOPT CONTINUOUS TRAINING TO SURVIVE

    Jul 17, 2018

    Manufacturers need to embrace continuous training, according to a report in trade publication Advanced Manufacturing. Executives in the industry say the field is facing a serious skills gap — and it's not going away. While skilled professionals exist in older forms of manufacturing, it can...

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    COACHING THE COACHES: GIVING MANAGERS THE TOOLS TO LEAD

    Jul 17, 2018

    ront-line managers have their hands full. In addition to their own work load, they’re responsible for managing teams, keeping them motivated and on task, all with an eye toward career development. But a majority of managers feel they haven’t been given sufficient training to do their job...

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    EMPLOYERS STRUGGLING TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES THEY BELIEVE MILLENNIALS, GEN ZERS WANT

    Jul 12, 2018

    Employers say they're struggling to attract and retain millennial and Gen Z workers, in part because they can't provide the incentives they believe these demographics want. More than 1,000 senior-level HR professionals responded to a survey by Allegis on the state of millennials and Gen Z in...

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    DIGITIZATION DRIVES JOB SATISFACTION, BUT FEW EMPLOYERS ARE DIGITAL-READY

    Jul 12, 2018

    Digital tools and career development drive job satisfaction, a new Randstad US study shows. Based on responses from 800 company leaders and 3,000 workers, Workplace 2025: The Post-Digital Frontier revealed that employee engagement is influenced by digitization and opportunities for growth, but that ...

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    HOW HR CAN HELP RESTORE INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION

    Jul 12, 2018

    In this tight job market, HR professionals are grappling with the unending quest for talent―but not just any talent. Quality standards must be met, and they demand candidates with excellent, targeted skills. Among the capabilities hardest to find: interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate ...

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    ENTRY-LEVEL-EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS COULD BE HURTING YOUR HIRING

    Jul 12, 2018

    There are more jobs available in the United States than people officially considered unemployed, yet the underemployment rate among recent college graduates those ages 22-27 who are either unemployed or in jobs that don't require their education and skills remains at over 40 percent, according t...

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    HOW HIRING MANAGERS CAN KEEP SOCIAL MEDIA SCREENINGS SENSIBLE

    Jul 11, 2018

    Social media screening is increasingly a part of the recruitment process, but employers must be careful not to allow hiring managers to do such screenings without proper guidance or a framework, Eric B. Meyer, partner at FisherBroyles LLP and author of The Employer Handbook blog, said during a sessi...

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    WHAT DOES THE SUPREME COURT’S UNION-DUES RULING MEAN FOR HR?

    Jul 09, 2018

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has banned mandatory union fees in the public sector, HR professionals working for certain government employers will need to update their payroll practices. "States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees," Jus...

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    IT’S TIME TO BE MORE HONEST ABOUT WHY YOU NEED A SPECIFIC HIRE

    Jul 06, 2018

    I realize that job role is often unclear at most companies, and the hiring process is usually fairly broken, but I think it would make sense if we were a bit more honest about what exactly we expect from new hires. Now, this is confusing to a lot of people. We hear about companies like Facebook and ...

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    RACIAL JUSTICE LEADERS DRAFT REPORT FOR STARBUCKS ON MAKING LASTING CULTURAL CHANGE

    Jul 06, 2018

    Racial justice leaders drafted a report advising Starbucks on overcoming racial discrimination and building a culture of inclusion. The report, "Toward a Vision for Racial Equity & Inclusion at Starbucks: Review and Recommendations" by Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Edu...

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    WELCOME, GENERATION Z: HERE’S YOUR BENEFITS PACKAGE

    Jul 06, 2018

    t is no secret that student loan debt is a significant burden for many new graduates. Eight in 10 workers with student loans say they would value working for a firm that provides extra dollars for student loan debt repayment, CNBC reported, but only 4 percent of organizations offer student loan repa...

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    CONSISTENT JOBS GROWTH IS BRINGING PEOPLE BACK INTO THE LABOR FORCE

    Jul 06, 2018

    "Given the talk about labor shortages, it is great to see this increase in labor force participation," said Cathy Barrera, the chief economist for ZipRecruiter, an online employment marketplace based in Santa Monica, Calif. "While the unemployment rate did uptick, it is due to more in...

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    EMPOWERING EMPLOYEES TO BE AUTHENTIC BRAND AMBASSADORS

    Jul 06, 2018

    The labor market is tight, and top talent has unlimited choices for whom they work. This is especially true for millennials, whose experiences growing up have made them leery of corporate promises. The cost of losing an employee ranges anywhere from tens of thousands of dollars to two times their an...

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    PAY EQUITY SUIT SAYS JONES DAY 'OPERATES AS A FRATERNITY'

    Jul 06, 2018

    Global law firm Jones Day has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that it pays female attorneys less than male attorneys (Wendy Moore et al. v. Jones Day, et al., (California Superior Court, County of San Francisco, June 19, 2018)). Wendy Moore, a partner at the firm for more than four years, alleged t...

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    GROUPON SEEKS TO ENGAGE THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION

    Jul 05, 2018

    Since its humble first coupon offering a two-for-one pizza deal from a little-known restaurant called Motel Bar Groupon has partnered with over 1 million merchants, offering deals to consumers on activities, travel, goods and services. And it has grown from a few dozen employees to over 6,000 employ...

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    EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR WORKING WITH PROBLEM EMPLOYEES

    Jul 03, 2018

    Problem employees. Difficult staffers. Workers who need behavior modification and attitude adjustments. However they're described, problem employees are the dread of every manager, and they require special skill and attention. As the experts attest, there's no silver bullet solution, no read...

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    CROWDSOURCE YOUR EMPLOYEES BEFORE INVESTING IN LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

    Jul 03, 2018

    You want to invest in learning and development (L&D) that resonates with your employees? Ask your employees for ideas. That's what Boeing did, crowdsourcing and surveying its 141,322 employees. They weighed in on the voluntary poll with more than 40,000 ideas about how the world's larges...

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    THE MAJORITY OF HR LEADERS (AND WORKERS) WOULD TRUST ORDERS FROM A BOT

    Jul 03, 2018

    The vast majority (93%) of respondents in a new Oracle and Future Workplace study said they would trust orders from a robot. But while the 1,320 HR leaders and employees in the study understand technology's advantages, organizations have been slow to prepare employees for using AI in the workpla...

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    GOOGLE’S SMALL-BUSINESS ATS GETS AI UPGRADES

    Jul 02, 2018

    Google announced that users of Hire its applicant tracking system (ATS) built for small and midsize employers using Google's suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration apps will be able to work faster with the addition of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. The system has incorpo...

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    COMPANIES NEED TO CAPITALISE MORE ON ENTHUSIASM FOR DATA AMONGST THE WORKFORCE

    Jun 29, 2018

    A major global report has revealed a lack of confidence in data is limiting corporate success in the emerging era of robotics and automation. The global research launched by Qlik, has revealed an escalating skills gap preventing business decision-makers asking the right questions of data and machine...

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    VIEWPOINT: CROWDSOURCE DIGITAL SKILLS ON-DEMAND WITH TALENT-AS-A-SERVICE

    Jun 29, 2018

    When it comes to finding talent, many companies still operate an old-world model, relying on traditional HR practices to get the right candidate hired permanently for the business. However, changing times necessitate a new approach. Getting access to and unleashing the motivation and discretionary e...

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    DESPITE TIGHT LABOR MARKET, OLDER WORKERS SAY AGE REMAINS A BARRIER TO JOBS

    Jun 29, 2018

    Even as employers wrestle with low unemployment, older workers are still reporting difficulty getting hired, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). What's more, only 3% report having made a formal complaint to someone in the workplace or to a government agency, the...

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    AMEX HR LEADER REVEALS KEY TO GREAT LEADERSHIP

    Jun 28, 2018

    Nada George, VP, HR - New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia & the Philippines, learnt the value of education and a strong work ethic from her immigrant parents. This was formerly recognised when she won a prize that she didn’t even know existed in her final year at school. “It was for bui...

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    JOB LISTING HEATMAP REVEALS WHAT ATTRACTS CANDIDATES

    Jun 28, 2018

    When job seekers scroll through job descriptions, their eyes flick through paragraphs of information as they try to pinpoint one key figure: a salary. A newly released heatmap from LinkedIn Talent gives employers the data they need to write a concise job posting that will convince promising applican...

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    WHY-AND WHEN-TO CONSIDER RELOCATION

    Jun 28, 2018

    Whether it's new hires or transplanted existing employees, businesses that look to relocate employees face a variety of challenges in ensuring a successful move for both employee and company. As employers look to extend their reach to larger markets, even internationally, moving employees across...

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    VIEWPOINT: WHY AREN’T MORE MEN WORKING?

    Jun 27, 2018

    Editor's Note: SHRM has partnered with The New York Times to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies. With unemployment at 3.8 percent, its lowest level in many years, the labor market seems healthy. But that number hides a perplexing anomaly: The percentage of men who are ne...

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    WE LIVE IN A PLATFORM ECONOMY NOW, AND THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING

    Jun 27, 2018

    When you think about “old-school elements of business that went away, subsequently scaring executives,” you’re really talking about platform thinking. Business used to be about resources you controlled and market power/position. That’s almost entirely not the case anymore. Bu...

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    7 HR QUESTIONS (AND ANSWERS) ABOUT EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

    Jun 26, 2018

    Employment background checks are an essential step in the candidate selection process—they identify risks and validate claims made by prospective new hires. But background screening can seem daunting to employers new to the process and mysterious even to regular users. Here are seven frequentl...

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    FOLLOWING NATIONAL TREND, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES DECLINES

    Jun 25, 2018

    As the overall unemployment rate dipped to 4.2% last year, the rate for individuals with disabilities also declined to 9.2%, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some highlights from the 2017 data show that nearly half of all individuals with a disability were ag...

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    WHERE'S THE WAGE GROWTH?

    Jun 25, 2018

    The wage gains that economists expect in a tight labor market still haven't emerged, recent pay data show, and there's no shortage of reasons as to why not. "The rise in consumer prices over the last year has effectively wiped out any wage increases for nonsupervisory workers," The...

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    SUCCESSION PLANNING IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK

    Jun 21, 2018

    Succession planning shouldn't be used just for executive positions. Organizations should be developing replacements for anyone whose sudden departure could disrupt the business, a former executive turned consultant told HR professionals on Wednesday at a concurrent session at the SHRM 2018 Annua...

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    IMPROVE RECRUITING RESULTS BY MINING THE DATA YOU ALREADY HAVE

    Jun 21, 2018

    With a tight applicant market, it may be tempting to take swift, drastic measures. But it can be worthwhile to take a step back, and consider some key metrics before taking action. Mining available data to determine applicant conversion rates can show where in your recruitment pipeline you’re ...

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    HOW TO MANAGE A REMOTE TEAM EFFECTIVELY

    Jun 21, 2018

    When it comes to managing remote teams, the keys to success are largely the same as managing any team, writes Anu Mannathikuzhiyil, client advocate at G&A Partners. Despite the many technological advances making communication with people across the globe instantaneous and easier than ever before...

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    COULD “EBAY MEETS RECRUITING” FIX HEALTHCARE RECRUITING?

    Jun 20, 2018

    One of our bosses over at RD, Noel, was a long-time healthcare recruiter and he can speak to you for days about the issues within that sector of the industry. So can Matt Tant, who founded Relode. He’s also a former member of the San Diego Chargers. The origin story. Matt got into healthcare r...

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    HOW DO YOU ACTUALLY BUILD A LEADERSHIP PIPELINE?

    Jun 20, 2018

    A leadership pipeline is pretty important for any organization for a number of different reasons. Probably foremost among them? Even though it’s quite likely your senior leaders are terrified of retirement, they will be gone someday either by retirement, death, or defection to another company....

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    ASK A LAWYER: SHOULD HR BE DISCIPLINED FOR METING OUT THE WRONG LEVEL OF PUNISHMENT?

    Jun 20, 2018

    HR leaders are the custodians of discipline. They mete it out, they offer constructive criticism and ensure problems don’t repeat themselves. But what happens when you misjudge the level of discipline and land themselves in hot water? We spoke to Stephen Wolpert, Partner at Whitten & Lubli...

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    IT'S ABOUT EMPLOYEES' 'WORK IDENTITY,' NOT GENERATION OR PERSONALITY TYPE

    Jun 19, 2018

    Classifying employees by generation, personality type or other broad categories—rather than by where they are in the career cycle may not be the ideal way to get the best out of them or ensure they're happy and motivated in their jobs, according to an HR expert who spoke Tuesday at the SHR...

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    EMPLOYERS SHOULD PLAN FOR STRONGER PAY EQUITY LAWS

    Jun 19, 2018

    Pay equity laws have been around for a long time, but the recent focus on closing the gender pay gap has caused many state and local lawmakers to review and strengthen their laws. It started at the federal level with the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The purpose of the act was to pay men and women the same...

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    DOES PROBATIONARY EMPLOYMENT GIVE HR RIGHT TO TERMINATE?

    Jun 18, 2018

    This one is right up there with “two weeks’ notice” and “three strikes you’re out”. Some employers are baffled to learn that they do not have an absolute right to terminate an employee within the first three months of employment. One employer on Prince Edward Isla...

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    TOP 5 PRIORITIES FOR THE HR DEPARTMENT OF ONE

    Jun 18, 2018

    The HR department is responsible for so much more than just hiring and firing, and the solo HR practitioner is often pulled in so many directions that it's hard to keep up with changing priorities in the profession, said Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, president of OnCore Management Solutions in Ta...

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    REVIEW I-9 FORMS IN LIGHT OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Jun 18, 2018

    The federal government is increasing its immigration enforcement activities, which means it is more important than ever for HR professionals to ensure that they're properly completing and retaining I-9 forms and related documents. There are three circumstances in which immigration agents may kno...

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    HOW MANAGERS CAUSE FMLA LAWSUITS — AND 10 WAYS TO GET THEM TO STOP

    Jun 18, 2018

    Managers are a leading cause of employment law violations, experts say, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is no exception. They create violations by wearing their hearts on their sleeves and failing to enforce workplace policies, speakers told attendees at the Society for Human Resource Ma...

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    STAFFING AGENCIES REPORT RECORD NUMBER OF CONTRACT, TEMP WORKERS

    Jun 14, 2018

    U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.10 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2018, according to the American Staffing Association (ASA). That number is the highest since ASA starting tracking it in 1992. An increase of 1.2% in Q1 2018 over the same time...

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    SUPREME COURT WON'T RULE ON REST BREAK PAY

    Jun 12, 2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to address the compensability of short rest breaks, failing to resolve alleged disagreement between the federal appellate courts and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) (American Future Systems, Inc., d/b/a Progressive Business Publications, et al., 16-2685, cert. ...

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    EMPLOYEES FEEL MANAGERS AREN'T HELPING THEM DEVELOP SKILLS, SURVEY SHOWS

    Jun 12, 2018

    Only four out of ten employees believe their manager is helping them develop the skills they need to perform their work, according to new Gartner findings; fewer still believe they’re being readied for the future. In a survey of more than 7,000 employees in 25 industries, Gartner identified th...

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    CAN TECH DRIVE ENGAGEMENT?

    Jun 11, 2018

    Employers are searching for the magic formula that will increase employee engagement. Among the tools companies are considering are software platforms and applications designed to increase communication, collaboration and, ultimately, engagement. But can technology actually increase engagement or is...

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    ELEVATE YOUR TECHNICAL SOURCING GAME: A GUIDE FOR TECHNICAL RECRUITERS

    Jun 11, 2018

    Technical recruiting is perhaps more complicated than it’s ever been at any point in the legitimate global history of sourcing and recruiting. First, you have the rise of the tech stack. There are dozens upon dozens of places to find candidates and hundreds of ways to organize your information...

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    FOR REAL ENGAGEMENT, SHOW EMPLOYEES WHERE THEY FIT IN

    Jun 11, 2018

    With poor employee engagement tied to turnover and low productivity, companies are searching for ways to help workers feel they belong in an organization. From offering team activities to creating workspaces that mimic a home environment, organizations are working to ensure that employees feel they&...

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    SOURCING PARTIES VEST EMPLOYEES IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

    Jun 08, 2018

    Nellie Peshkov, vice president of talent acquisition at Netflix, said these words during LinkedIn's Talent Connect conference for recruiters in 2016, referring to "sourcing parties," where recruiters, hiring managers and company employees meet over lunch or after work to strategize on ...

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    HOW TO SOLIDIFY COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE WITH TECHNOLOGY

    Jun 08, 2018

    Attracting and retaining the best talent is a top priority for all organizations, so the best companies invest in advanced HR technologies to engage and support their people. Considering the high cost of replacing even a single valuable employee up to twice their annual salary it’s imperative ...

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    SURVEYMONKEY'S LATEST WEAPON IN THE WAR FOR TALENT BENEFITS FOR GIG WORKERS

    Jun 07, 2018

    As the war for talent leads employers to adopt creative recruiting tactics, some have begun offering benefits previously reserved for employees. At SurveyMonkey, this means offering benefits to contractors and vendors' employees. The company, the SaaS that brought online surveys into the mainstr...

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    3 TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE RECRUITING ON A LIMITED BUDGET

    Jun 07, 2018

    Veronika Henderson wears many hats in her role as a corporate recruiter. She spends her days creating job descriptions, posting jobs, sourcing, interviewing, screening, negotiating, closing candidates and onboarding new hires. She also must find time to work on branding, overseeing vendor relationsh...

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    DOES AN 'EXPERIENCE RANGE' READ AS AGE DISCRIMINATION?

    Jun 07, 2018

    An employee can continue with his claim that an upper limit on work experience may amount to age discrimination, a federal district court judge determined, denying a motion for summary judgment filed by STMicroelectronics, Inc. Charles Owen worked for STM as a temp in 2008 for about one year, fillin...

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    FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES ARE TOP PRIORITY FOR EMPLOYEES WITH CAREGIVING RESPONSIBILITIES

    Jun 06, 2018

    Employees with caregiving responsibilities most desire flexible schedules, according to recent survey results from Unum. Employer-paid leave and the ability to work from home followed. Most say they're caring for a parent or in-law, with spouse and adult child accounting for other top responses,...

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    NLRB WILL PUBLISH JOINT-EMPLOYMENT RULE 'BY THIS SUMMER'

    Jun 06, 2018

    In a letter to three Democratic U.S. senators, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring announced Tuesday that the independent federal agency will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the joint employment "certainly by this summer." "Internal preparations ar...

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    BOEING COMMITS $100M FOR EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

    Jun 05, 2018

    Boeing will spend $100 million on new workforce development programs, the company announced, as part of its promise to invest $300 million in an employee gift-match programs and its charitable giving focus on education, the community, and veterans and military personnel. Boeing crowdsourced employee...

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    EMPLOYERS MUST PREPARE OSHA FORM 300A FOR ELECTRONIC FILING

    Jun 05, 2018

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require all covered employers to electronically submit OSHA Form 300A by July 1 including employers in states with their own plans that haven't adopted the federal electronic record-keeping rule. This reflects a change in position by ...

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    DESPITE STRONG WORKFORCE PRESENCE, ASIAN-AMERICANS ARE LEAST LIKELY TO SEE PROMOTIONS

    Jun 04, 2018

    Asian-Americans are the "most successful U.S. demographic," according to a Harvard Business Review (HBR) report, but that success isn't translating into senior management roles. According to a 2017 report by Ascend, a nonprofit, titled "The Illusion of Asian Success," Asian-A...

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    EMPLOYERS SHOULDN'T RUSH TO ADOPT ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS IN LIGHT OF 'EPIC,' EXPERTS SAY

    Jun 04, 2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in a 5-4, party-line decision that an employer can require that workers arbitrate disputes individually, waiving their right to class or collective actions. The controversial, but not wholly unexpected, ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis is widely considered a...

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    ADDRESS-PAY-COMPRESSION-OR-RISK-EMPLOYEE-FLIGHT

    Jun 01, 2018

    Preventing pay compression between tenured employees and new hires and between managers and their direct reports can keep experienced employees motivated and productive and less likely to leave, according to findings from a recent report by pay consultancy Pearl Meyer. Pay compression occurs when ne...

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    WHAT HR TECH TRENDS WILL WE BE DISCUSSING IN SUMMER 2019?

    Jun 01, 2018

    In stark contrast to the outdated stereotype of bureaucratic administration, today’s HR teams are creative, innovative, and technologically savvy. They’re working in cross-functional teams, rethinking leadership and management models, and demanding vendor solutions that optimize producti...

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    YOUNGER WORKERS ARE LESS LIKELY TO BELIEVE THEY ARE PAID FAIRLY

    May 31, 2018

    Just under half (48%) of younger Millennials (ages 26 to 30) said they felt they were fairly paid, compared with 50% of older millennials (ages 31 to 35) and 54% of Generation Z (ages 18 to 25), according to a new study from Comparably emailed to HR Dive. Workers in their 40s and 50s comprised the g...

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    CAN A BRANDED EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE IMPROVE TALENT ACQUISITION?

    May 31, 2018

    A top priority for North American employers, according to a survey, is branding the employee experience. Research by Blu Ivy group revealed 58% of those polled are looking to create a brand strategy that enhances employee engagement and improves the employee experience. Half of those surveyed said t...

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    MORE THAN 80% OF WORKERS ARE OPEN TO NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES

    May 30, 2018

    A perfect storm of factors — new generations of workers, technological advancements like artificial intelligence (AI), and reassessment of what constitutes a "qualified" candidate — have transformed the hiring process from linear to a continuous cycle of engagement, according t...

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    AN EMPLOYMENT UPHEAVAL MAY BE IN STORE, WITH AUTOMATION CHARTING THE COURSE

    May 30, 2018

    It's predicted that automation will have a huge effect on the future of work, disrupting how U.S. companies recruit, hire and train workers, Axios reports. And without a national policy on automation's impact on jobs, or the duration of flat wages and future joblessness, businesses and munic...

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    THIRD-PARTY ASSISTANCE CAN GIVE MIDSIZE COMPANIES A BOOST IN COMPETITION FOR TALENT

    May 29, 2018

    Integrated managed services programs (MSPs) are giving midsize companies a leg up in competing for talent against big employers, according to a Randstad Sourceright white paper. MSPs are carried out by third-party teams that operate in-house to help midsize companies grow. MSPs provide resources tha...

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    EMPLOYEES SAY THEY'RE READY TO WELCOME ROBOT CO-WORKERS

    May 29, 2018

    A majority of workers are not only unafraid of robot colleagues, they welcome them, according to a survey from Epicor Software Corporation. That may be good news for employers looking to automate work in the wake of the skills gap, Epicor noted. A majority of the respondents, 54%, believe automated ...

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    MOST EMPLOYEES UPDATE THEIR PASSWORDS BUT LACK FORMAL CYBERSECURITY TRAINING

    May 25, 2018

    Nearly half (47%) of employees don't formally acknowledge their employer's cybersecurity policy, according to a report from consulting firm Clutch. In a survey of 1,000 full-time employees, workers said they most frequently interact with company security policies via password update notices ...

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    VIEWPOINT COACHING YOUR EMPLOYEES TO FINISH STRONG AS THEY NEAR RETIREMENT

    May 25, 2018

    Baby Boomers are beginning to retire in large numbers. AARP says 10,000 people a day are retiring from work. Most companies have no formal program to aid these employees in this transition. Although we often have extensive onboarding programs, little to nothing is done when an employee is ending his...

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    EMPLOYERS KEEP ‘GREEN’ COMMUTING PERKS DESPITE LOST TAX ADVANTAGES

    May 25, 2018

    To paraphrase one of former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Tip O'Neill's favorite sayings, "All commuting policy, like all politics, is local." The December passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made profound changes in the federal tax code, and some of those changes include ...

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    IS YOUR RECRUITMENT TEAM READY FOR AI?

    May 24, 2018

    Artificial intelligence is so mainstream it’s, in some cases, completely invisible. From routine answers to intricate solutions, AI helps many navigate work and for human resource professionals, AI is taking over numerous tasks, from the mundane to the complex. But while many recruiters say th...

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    RECRUITERS, HIRING MANAGERS IN THE TECH INDUSTRY STILL EXPERIENCE STRATEGIC DIFFERENCES

    May 24, 2018

    A new survey from HackerRank suggests a disconnect between tech recruiters and the hiring managers they assist. While the majority (76.2%) of both recruiters and managers in the survey felt either "good" or "excellent" about the relationship between the two roles, the report reve...

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    HOW TO LINK HR STRATEGY TO BUSINESS STRATEGY

    May 23, 2018

    We’ve entered a new age of HR. One that requires a deeper understanding of business metrics, analysis, and statistics – skills that some HR professionals might not be all too familiar with. So, in this emerging world of numbers, how do HR leaders stand their ground and connect with their...

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    THREE MISTAKES EMPLOYERS MAKE WHEN FIRING A WORKER

    May 23, 2018

    Firing an employee is never an enjoyable conversation, even if the termination is the best outcome for both parties. With many HR leaders focusing on how to retain the talent they have, sometimes they can overlook best practice when it comes to letting employees go. So, what are the biggest mistakes...

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    HRMS VENDORS FOCUS ON THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

    May 22, 2018

    The human resource management system (HRMS) has long been the nerve center of HR operations, providing a single source of information for employee records, payroll and benefits administration, talent management applications and workforce analytics. But in the past few years, these core platforms hav...

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    MORE THAN A QUARTER OF GLASSDOOR APPLICATIONS ARE FOR JOBS OUTSIDE THE APPLICANT'S METRO AREA

    May 22, 2018

    More than a quarter of job seekers look for work in cities outside their metro areas, according to a new Glassdoor study. In the online study of 668,000 applicants, Glassdoor examined real-time job search patterns and the jobs, cities, and companies promoting job seekers to relocate. The study found...

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    CHICK-FIL-A UPS FUNDING FOR EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    May 22, 2018

    Chick-Fil-A has increased funding for its employee scholarship program to $14.5 million for 2018, a $5.7 million increase over last year. The employer said it will award scholarships of either $2,500 or $25,000 to more than 5,700 employees who are beginning or continuing their higher education. Scho...

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    SOCIAL MEDIA USE AT WORK RAISES PRODUCTIVITY BUT LOWERS RETENTION

    May 21, 2018

    Social media isn't the big worker distraction employers think it is, but it is taking a toll on retention, a new study from Harvard Business Review (HBR) shows. Employees who use social media for work are more productive than those who don't, but they're also exposed to job opportunities...

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    INDEED EMPLOYERS WANT MORE INTERNS, BUT STUDENT INTEREST LAGS

    May 21, 2018

    More organizations are seeking interns this summer compared with recent years but searches for internships are down, according to job postings data from Indeed. The global job search engine's labor market research shows that the number of summer internship postings this spring is substantially h...

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    WHAT HR LEADERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ONBOARDING

    May 18, 2018

    There's nothing like first-day jitters. HR, as it happens, can do quite a bit to make that first day memorable in both good and bad ways. What was once "new employee orientation," a quick tour with piles of paperwork and swift introductions, is now "onboarding," a longer proc...

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    REFLECTING NATIONAL TREND, ENTRY-LEVEL SALARIES REMAIN MOSTLY FLAT

    May 17, 2018

    Talent may be in high demand, but those graduating college in the next few weeks won't see much of a bump in wages over last year's graduates, a study from Korn Ferry shows. The report shows wages will increase, on average, to a little over $50,000, up only 2.9% from 2017. The company analyz...

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    LINKEDIN LAUNCHES 'HOW YOU MATCH' FEATURE TO SPEED UP TIME-TO-HIRE

    May 17, 2018

    A new feature on LinkedIn lets job seekers and employers know just how well they will match up at the time of application. "How You Match" examines the candidate’s profile and lets them know if they meet the job’s requirements or if there are gaps. The feature works in real tim...

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    HIRING MANAGERS' WISH LIST FOR NEW GRADS WORK ETHIC, COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    May 17, 2018

    Hiring managers want recent graduates to have a strong work ethic and good communication skills, according to new research from Adzuna. In addition, employers say they're looking for candidates with real-world experience, problem-solving skills, leadership abilities, creativity, strong public sp...

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    JOB PROSPECTS FOR COLLEGE GRADS IMPROVE, BUT PAY DISPARITIES EMERGE

    May 16, 2018

    Job prospects for college graduates are finally seeing an uptick, after 10 years of unfavorable employment conditions following the 2007 recession, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reports. But in gathering demographic data on young adults ages 21 to 24, EPI found that the economy still has a lon...

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    INSUFFICIENT PAY, LIMITED CAREER PATHS WEIGH HEAVILY IN THE DECISION TO JOB HOP

    May 16, 2018

    Talent retention is still a major problem for HR professionals, especially at a time in which employees can change jobs with unprecedented ease, according to a new Randstad report that analyzed the views of 175,000 global respondents. Nearly half (45%) of the respondents reported having either chang...

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    TO IMPROVE DIVERSITY, EMPLOYERS NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO INTERSECTIONAL INVISIBILITY

    May 15, 2018

    Black female corporate executives had to develop a greater self-awareness of when they were visible or invisible in their organizations in order to advance their careers, says Harvard Business Review (HBR), citing research results from interviews with 59 women between 2007 and 2014. Researchers foun...

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    THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE IT’S FAR BIGGER THAN HR

    May 15, 2018

    Right now, there is an enormous interest in improving the employee experience. Companies are struggling to improve productivity, employees are concerned about stress and well-being, and the world of work has become more complicated and confusing than ever. We just studied this topic in the Deloitte ...

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    WHY MORE WORKPLACES ARE SIMPLIFYING THEIR EMPLOYEE DRESS CODES

    May 14, 2018

    What, exactly, constitutes a “tank top”? Can sandals ever qualify as business casual attire? How short is too short? What to do about that tattoo? If you’ve been in HR any length of time, you know that dress code questions are an ongoing source of confusion and concern, especially ...

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    50% OF EMPLOYEES LEAVE BECAUSE OF THEIR MANAGERS: 3 THINGS THAT’LL GET THEM TO STAY

    May 11, 2018

    Fewer than one-third of employees in the U.S. are engaged in their work, and a recent study links that low number directly to managers. Gallup’s latest study surveyed over 7,000 employees to examine how their managers’ behavior impacts engagement, and ultimately, whether or not workers j...

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    THE GROWTH DIVIDE HR/OPS AND EMPLOYEES ARE FAR APART ON REVIEWS AND ENGAGEMENT

    May 11, 2018

    A new study called The Growth Divide suggests that companies aren’t exactly cultivating growth when it comes to employee satisfaction with performance review processes. The title, Growth Divide, refers to a gap between what business leaders believe is necessary to compete, grow market share an...

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    EMPLOYERS INCREASINGLY RELYING ON TECH, BRANDING TO ATTRACT TALENT

    May 10, 2018

    Most employers (75%) are working to upgrade their recruiting processes, adopting strategies to simplify and accelerate hiring, according to Randstad's Sourceright's Talent Trends Quarterly. The survey also revealed that almost half of employers (46%) are investing in technology, including AI...

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    LEVERAGE EMPLOYER BRANDING TO ATTRACT TOP INTERN TALENT

    May 10, 2018

    While Indeed reported that internship posts are up for 2018, surpassing the last two years, searches for intern opportunities haven’t followed, meaning employers could face some stiff competition for interns this year. But as competition heats up, employers with a strong brand presence in the ...

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    WHAT DOES GLASSDOOR’S ACQUISITION MEAN FOR HR

    May 10, 2018

    The parent company of Indeed has purchased Glassdoor an announcement making a big splash across the recruiting industry, but not expected to affect talent acquisition professionals very much, at least in the short term. Pricing for employers is expected to continue to go up for both services, but th...

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    WORKERS ARE WILLING TO SACRIFICE PAY FOR BETTER RETIREMENT BENEFITS, BUT NOT FOR HEALTHCARE

    May 09, 2018

    Most U.S. workers are willing to swap their pay for greater retirement benefits, but far fewer would trade off pay for better healthcare coverage, a Willis Towers Watson (WTW) survey emailed to HR Dive shows. The "2017 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey" found that 66% of respondents would m...

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    FIDELITY FIRES SOME 200 WORKERS FOR MISUSE OF REIMBURSEMENT BENEFIT

    May 09, 2018

    Fidelity Investments is in the news for letting go more than 200 workers who allegedly claimed employee-purchase program reimbursements they were not entitled to, according to reports. Here's a selection of online articles that look at what happened at Fidelity and that examine ways employees ca...

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    MOST GLOBAL CHROS SAY DIGITALIZATION WILL DEFINE THEIR JOBS

    May 08, 2018

    Nearly one-third of U.S. CHROs said their primary role is to digitalize their workplace, according to a global survey of 500 HR executives commissioned by ServiceNow. More than half of the CHROs polled (56%) said their future role would be creating a "digital, consumerized employee experience,&...

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    HOW HR CAN MASTER THE ART AND SCIENCE OF STAY INTERVIEWS

    May 07, 2018

    Why are you here? It's not an existential question to ask employees, but a practical one why do you stay in this job? Asking this question is an important yet often overlooked aspect of retention. Exit interviews gather useful information about why an employee is leaving, but it's typically ...

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    UNEMPLOYMENT DIPS BELOW 4%; WAGES INCH UP

    May 07, 2018

    The unemployment rate has dipped to 3.9%, following a six-month low of 4.1%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. The unemployed population is down slightly to 6.3 million and little change occurred in the labor force participation rate, 62.8%. Job gains were seen in professional and b...

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    UNCLEAR GOALS, LONG COMMUTES AND BAD BOSSES ARE TOP EMPLOYEE STRESSORS

    May 07, 2018

    "Unclear goals" topped the list of causes of workplace stress, according to 41% of employees in a study by Comparably, a provider of compensation and culture data. A "commute" and a "bad boss" were tied for the second greatest cause of stress, followed by "difficul...

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    NEW HIRES ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO LEAVE EMPLOYERS THAT MISHANDLE THE ONBOARDING PROCESS

    May 03, 2018

    Organizations with poorly-handled onboarding are twice as likely to cause new hires to seek new opportunities "in the near future," according to a survey by machine-learning software vendor Digitate. While businesses do invest in HR technology software and recruiting staff to meet their ne...

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    CONGRESS HOLDS HEARING ON PROPOSED NLRA AMENDMENTS

    May 02, 2018

    The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) should be amended by the Employee Rights Act to ensure secret-ballot elections and require recertification elections, workers testified before the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions on April 26. In addition, the reporting requirement...

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    HR CAN'T FORGET PEOPLE ARE CENTRAL TO THE FUTURE OF WORK

    Apr 26, 2018

    As organizations prepare for the Future of Work, they must not forget about the "human operating system," a new Mercer report concludes. The 2018 Global Talent Trends Study – Unlocking Growth in the Human Age shows that HR is pivotal in leading organizations' adoption of new tech...

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    DISNEY OFFERING $3K HIRING BONUSES TO SEASONAL WORKERS

    Apr 26, 2018

    To compete in an ever-tightening hiring market specifically, seasonal hiring in the Orlando area Disney is upping its hiring bonus for full- and part-time workers, the Orlando Sentinel reports. New hires may receive up to $3,000 to fill the 3,500 openings the park anticipates. For full or part-time ...

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    5 FIRST STEPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR DIVERSITY RECRUITING EFFORTS

    Apr 26, 2018

    There's no shortage of studies showing that diversity improves workplace morale, innovation and more; in other words, it improves employers' bottom lines. And the marketplace has spoken, too: customers want to buy from companies that boast a diverse workforce. It makes sense then that one of...

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    BETTER BRAND AWARENESS LEADS TO BETTER RECRUITMENT POTENTIAL

    Apr 19, 2018

    A new survey from Glassdoor reveals candidates are 40% more likely to put in an application if they are familiar with the company brand. Glassdoor polled 750 HR and hiring decision makers and found 60% of companies say their own brand awareness is either a challenge or significant barrier to hiring ...

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    EMPLOYERS OPT FOR TELEWORK, LOWER PREREQS TO FIND TALENT

    Apr 19, 2018

    With labor shortages expected to reach unprecedented levels by 2019, a new report by The Conference Board outlines what companies are doing to increase applicant flow, including allowing more teleworking and lowering prerequisites for some jobs. The report notes that the original trend of upskilling...

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    NEW TECH BRINGS NEW RISKS, BUT EMPLOYERS CAN FIND BALANCE

    Apr 18, 2018

    Tech innovations bring newfound risks, but there are steps employers can take to find an appropriate risk-reward balance, PwC says in a new report, Managing risks and growth in the age of innovation. Following a survey of senior risk executives, PwC concluded that 60% manage innovation risk very eff...

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    BERNIEPORTAL ANNOUNCES ATS PRODUCT IN BID FOR ALL-IN-ONE HR MARKET PRESENCE

    Apr 18, 2018

    BerniePortal, the HR and benefits platform built by Bernard Health, has announced the launch of an applicant tracking system (ATS), BerniePortal Jobs. The ATS product will target small- and mid-size employers, the company said in a blog post. Through it, employers will be able to post and share new ...

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    BUSINESS LEADERS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH DEMANDS OF INDIVIDUALS AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WORKPLACE

    Apr 18, 2018

    Organisations are struggling to keep pace with work shifts including skills gaps, the development of artificial intelligence, the demands of employees and new social expectations, according to the latest Human Capital Trends report from Deloitte. In its 2018 edition, The Rise of the Social Enterpris...

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    EMPLOYERS ASSIGNING MORE OVERTIME HOURS TO MAKE UP FOR SKILLS GAP

    Apr 17, 2018

    Average weekly overtime hours dipped slightly from February to March 2018, a dataset from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows. But employers, especially in the construction, mining and logging industries, are assigning workers extra hours to make up for labor shortages, The Wall Street J...

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    DOL ANNOUNCES $7.5M IN GRANTS FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING REFORM

    Apr 17, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the availability of $7.5 million in grants to eliminate or streamline occupational licensing requirements and increase portability. The money, available to states, post-secondary institutions, and others, will be used to address what DOL calls unneces...

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    ADIDAS CHRO: PUTTING HR BACK IN THE BOARDROOM

    Apr 17, 2018

    With over 60,000 employees worldwide, global sports brand Adidas is a household name – with an impressive people strategy to match. With the appointment of Karen Parkin to chief human resources officer, she has changed the basics of the HR system and placed the function back on the board after...

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    TALENT ACQUISITION REMAINS A BARRIER TO PREPARING FOR THE 'FUTURE OF WORK'

    Apr 16, 2018

    A new report from technology firm Catalant found that 63% of companies have a "future of work" plan but need to rethink how talent is acquired and the functions to make it succeed. The report, "Reimagining Work 20/20," says survey respondents' top three challenges are trainin...

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    GOOGLE TO DRAFT ETHICS RULES AFTER DEFENSE CONTRACT ANGERS EMPLOYEES

    Apr 16, 2018

    Google will draw up ethics principles following employees' objections to a company project for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), reports Fortune. The Maven project entailed using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze drone videos to identify objects under surveillance. Google denies being ...

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    ONE SILICON VALLEY HR LEADER'S TAKE ON THE PAY EQUITY PROBLEM

    Apr 13, 2018

    Acknowledging the presence of a gender pay gap in your workforce is just the beginning of solving the problem, Zenefits Chief People Officer Beth Steinberg told HR Dive in an interview on April 10, observed as Equal Pay Day by businesses and organizations in the U.S. Steinberg said that buy-in from ...

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    REGULAR COMMUNICATION DURING THE HIRING PROCESS IS ESSENTIAL, FEDS SAY

    Apr 12, 2018

    Regular communication with job applicants is key to maintaining the engagement and interest of candidates, particularly in cases where the hiring process involves multiple steps or when there is a risk of losing the applicant to a competing employment offer, an official from the U.S. Office of Perso...

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    EMPLOYERS OFFERING MORE PERKS TO ATTRACT TALENT FROM ABROAD

    Apr 12, 2018

    Employers are addressing the high demand for global talent by investing in competitive perks for foreign national hires, a new study shows. Chicago-based immigration services provider Envoy surveyed 401 HR professionals and hiring managers in late 2017 about their immigration processes and challenge...

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    LINKEDIN LAUNCHES VIDEO FOR EMPLOYER PAGES

    Apr 12, 2018

    Employers can now post videos on their LinkedIn pages, the company has announced. With "Company Page" video, employers will be better able to communicate their cultures to candidates, among other things, LinkedIn said in its announcement. A video is five times more likely to start a conver...

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    YOUNG WORKERS THINK JOB-HOPPING HELPS THEIR CAREERS, BUT EXECS AREN'T SO SURE

    Apr 11, 2018

    Sixty-four percent of professionals think job hopping helps their careers, a 22% increase from four years ago, according to a report from Robert Half. Executives, however, don't necessarily agree. Forty-four percent of CFOs responding to a recent survey said they're not likely to hire chroni...

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    EMPLOYEES WANT REAL-TIME REVIEWS, STUDY SHOWS

    Apr 11, 2018

    While 94% of executives "remain confident" in their current review processes, a new study shows that 61% of employees feel the traditional performance review is outdated. Some feel it's too generic (22%), too infrequent (6%) and frequently incomplete (62%), according to The Growth Divi...

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    ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION GAINS A FOOTHOLD IN HR

    Apr 10, 2018

    You've heard of artificial intelligence and machine learning. But there's another technology that's also producing impressive labor-saving efficiencies, reducing costs and improving data management for HR. Robotic process automation (RPA) is performing rules-based, highly transactional p...

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    HOW MARKETING INFLUENCES TALENT AND HELPS MEET HIRING GOALS

    Apr 10, 2018

    Recruiters and hiring managers are typically seen as the prime stakeholders in talent acquisition, but another important collaborator the marketing department also plays an integral role in hiring. Marketing does more than drum up new business. The function influences talent every day by driving con...

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    JOB GROWTH SLOWS, BUT WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES MAKE NOTEWORTHY EMPLOYMENT GAINS

    Apr 09, 2018

    Job gains in March inched up to 103,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. And for the sixth consecutive month, the unemployment rate remained at 4.1%, accounting for 6.6 million jobless people. The underemployment rate was back to its lowest level since the end of 2006, at 8.0%. R...

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    STUDY: MORE EMPLOYEES ARE USING HSAS, VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

    Apr 09, 2018

    Employees are choosing health savings accounts (HSAs) and voluntary benefits in greater numbers, a new report from Benefitfocus, Inc. shows. According to the "State of Employee Benefits 2018 – Regional Edition" report, participation in HSAs among eligible employees grew by more than ...

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    U.S. ECONOMY ADDS OVER 100K JOBS, WAGES STILL LAG

    Apr 06, 2018

    Job growth hit a speed bump in March but is continuing to trend in a positive direction, with a net gain of 103,000 new jobs added, according to the latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The labor market hit a high of 326,000 jobs added in February and has hovered aroun...

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    GOOGLE EMPLOYEES WANT COMPANY TO CLAMP DOWN ON CYBERBULLYING

    Apr 05, 2018

    A group of about 100 Google employees concerned about cyberbullying in their workplace want their employer to "tighten rules of conduct for internal forums and hire staff to enforce them," Reuters news service reported recently. The group is proposing that Alphabet Inc., parent company to ...

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    NIKE 'FAILING TO GAIN TRACTION' IN DIVERSITY HIRES

    Apr 05, 2018

    Nike has "has failed to gain traction” in its ongoing effort to hire and promote women and minorities, according to CNBC, which reviewed a memo sent to Nike employees by Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources Monique Matheson. "Yesterday, we shared updates on pay and for ...

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    THE MORE CANDIDATES KNOW ABOUT THEIR ORGANIZATION, THE LONGER THEY STAY ON THE JOB

    Apr 04, 2018

    The more job applicants know about a company and its job opening, the longer they stay onboard once hired, a Glassdoor study concludes. The job recruiting site says that the average employee's stay is just above four years and has been on the decline since 2014.  Employers can raise their r...

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    SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS ENJOY THEIR WORK MORE THAN EMPLOYEES

    Apr 04, 2018

    Self-employed workers are happier than people who work for others, despite the long work hours and job insecurity they experience, according to research by business experts at the University of Sheffield and the University of Exeter. Researchers found self-employed people to be more engaged with the...

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    COACH TO YOUR TEAM'S STRENGTHS TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    Apr 04, 2018

    Each day, pollsters at the Gallup company monitor the upticks and downticks of America's pulse. They track large-scale indicators like the country's unemployment rate, the citizenry's economic confidence, and the president's approval rating. But among these tracked statistics at Gall...

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    NEARLY HALF OF HR DIRECTORS ARE CONSIDERING SWITCHING CAREERS, INDEED SAYS

    Apr 03, 2018

    Career switching is hardly unusual theses days, but there are professions people aren't likely to leave, say researchers in the Hiring Lab at Indeed. By analyzing the job postings people click on, Indeed says it can calculate the percentage of clicks outside of a job category or field.HR directo...

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    PERSONAL HAPPINESS TECH AS AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT

    Apr 03, 2018

    Designing apps to make people happy is an expensive game: In 2017, venture capitalists invested more than $150 million in mental wellness tech. There's now no shortage of personal software including happiness trackers and mindfulness-based dating apps meant to make you feel better about life. Bu...

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    EMPLOYERS SPLIT ON ASKING ABOUT SALARY HISTORY

    Apr 02, 2018

    There is a nearly even split between organizations that prohibit asking candidates about their salary histories nationwide and those that do so only where laws are in place, according to data released March 20 by WorldatWork, the total rewards association. The survey of 838 compensation and benefits...

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    WAS YOUR EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN SELECTED FOR AN AUDIT? DON’T PANIC!

    Apr 02, 2018

    Each year, a number of employee benefit plans are audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) for compliance with statutes and regulations for which these agencies have enforcement authority. The agencies are particularly focused on compliance issues that pose the gre...

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    8 ASPECTS OF GDPR COMPLIANCE: A BRIEF GUIDE FOR HR FUNCTIONS

    Mar 30, 2018

    With only a few weeks to go until the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes directly applicable on May 25, 2018, many organizations are entering a crucial period as they seek to upgrade their privacy and data protection standards to meet new and enhanced legal require...

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    THE EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT INTERVIEWER: A SMARTER QUESTIONING STRATEGY

    Mar 30, 2018

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is typically described as someone's ability to read other people's signals and respond appropriately to them, as well as recognize and understand their own emotions so they can influence the emotions of others. What is a better opportunity there to demonstrate EI ...

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    GOOGLE HIRE TO RECONNECT RECRUITERS WITH FORMER APPLICANTS

    Mar 29, 2018

    For recruiters who are looking for the candidates they almost hired, Google claims to have a solution. The tech pioneer's Hire platform will soon introduce "candidate discovery" to reconnect recruiters with candidates they previously interviewed for current job openings. According to G...

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    MOST EMPLOYEES ARE DISTRACTED AT WORK, BUT THEY WON'T ASK FOR HELP

    Mar 28, 2018

    Distraction at work is a problem for 69% of full-time employees, according to a new survey by Udemy. The group's findings, presented in Udemy In Depth: 2018 Workplace Distraction Report, also revealed that although 70% of the respondents believe training could help them become more focused on th...

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    GLOBAL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT REBOUNDED IN 2017, TYING AN ALL-TIME HIGH

    Mar 27, 2018

    Employee engagement levels bounced back to an all-time high rate of 65% in 2017, up two percentage points from 2016, according to an Aon report. The "2018 Global Employee Engagement Trends Report" analyzed data from five million employees at 1,000 organizations worldwide. Aon found that re...

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    MORE COMPANIES ARE URGING WORKERS TO RALLY FOR POLICIES, CANDIDATES

    Mar 27, 2018

    More companies are urging workers to serve as a voice for the policies and political candidates the employers support, reports the Washington Post. According to a new book, Politics at Work: How Companies Turn their Workers into Lobbyists, by Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, employers are increasingly ur...

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    FIXING POOR ENGAGEMENT STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING ITS CAUSE

    Mar 26, 2018

    When Jessica Cancel, SHRM-SCP, joined the Pace Center for Girls in 2011 as director of HR and administration, the Florida nonprofit's Jacksonville headquarters was suffering from a 60 percent turnover rate. The reasons were quick to identify: Even basic back-office processes ran erratically. Pay...

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    REPORT: IBM USED ARBITRATION TO SKIRT ADEA REQUIREMENTS

    Mar 26, 2018

    IBM has exhibited a pattern of laying off mostly older workers and replacing them with younger, less expensive workers, ProPublica reports. Following an investigation, the outlet determined that IBM believed it found a way around Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) requirements. The law gene...

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    LINKEDIN'S TOP COMPANIES SHOW THE POWER OF EMPLOYER BRAND

    Mar 23, 2018

    Amazon leads LinkedIn's list of the top 50 companies to work for in 2018. Based on the actions of LinkedIn’s more than 546 million users, it says it chose companies that are respected brands and innovators. The top companies were judged on four main pillars, LinkedIn said: interest in the ...

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    WORKDAY PARTNERS WITH SLACK TO PROVIDE WORKERS REAL-TIME ACCESS TO HR

    Mar 23, 2018

    HCM platform Workday announced a partnership with the work chat platform Slack on Wednesday, bringing together their individual expertise to reach employees during a time of "profound change" in the way people work, the Workday announcement said. According to Slack, the partnership will al...

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    NEW LINKEDIN FEATURE LETS JOB SEEKERS GET ONLINE REFERRALS FROM CONNECTIONS

    Mar 22, 2018

    LinkedIn is rolling out a new feature that lets job searchers ask their connections for a referral, reports TechCrunch. "Ask for a Referral” places a button next to job postings that applicants can click on to ask people they know at the hiring organizations for a referral. According to T...

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    70% OF EMPLOYERS ARE GDPR-READY, BUT CONCERNS ABOUT HIRING REMAIN

    Mar 22, 2018

    Organizations have until May 25 to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and most of those affected (70%) said they're ready, a new study shows. But the research from recruiting software firm Lever also found that 61% are concerned about how the regulati...

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    PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR ALL H-1B CAP CASES DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

    Mar 21, 2018

    Employers intending to file cap-subject petitions for H-1B guest workers this year will have to go without an expedited processing option until Sept. 10.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all cap-subject petitions durin...

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    HR NEEDS TO ‘STEP UP ITS GAME’ TO DRIVE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Mar 21, 2018

    Human resources professionals are focused on helping their companies gain value from the digital transformation of their workplace despite flat to decreasing budgets and headcounts, according to a new report from consulting firm The Hackett Group. While most HR executives recognize the potential of ...

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    PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS KEEPING PACE WITH APPRAISAL TRENDS

    Mar 20, 2018

    As organizations around the world have transformed their performance management practices from annual reviews to systems with more frequent check-ins, many of the technology platforms supporting the appraisal process have followed suit with their own innovations.Reinvented performance management sys...

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    TACO BELL TO EXPAND EMPLOYEE EDUCATION PILOT THAT UPPED RETENTION BY 34%

    Mar 20, 2018

    Taco Bell has announced a program to offer educational support to its 210,000 team members nationwide. Provided through Guild Education, the offering came in response to employee demand, the company says; educational support was identified as one of the top three benefits employees requested.Staff c...

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    INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE RE-ENTERING THE WORKFORCE AFTER YEARS OF DECLINE

    Mar 19, 2018

    Individuals with disabilities were leaving the workforce in numbers so great and for so long that economists thought the trend might never end, the New York Times reports. But it finally appears to be reversing after reaching a peak four years ago, according to the paper. The number of prime working...

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    STAFFING EXECUTIVE FACES FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR UNDERREPORTING PAYROLL IN TAX SCHEME

    Mar 19, 2018

    An executive at a temporary employment agency in Massachusetts pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Boston to willfully failing to collect and pay employment taxes, the US Department of Justice announced. The executive, Huong Le, also known as Lynn Le, faces up to five years in prison and possi...

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    STUDY: ORGANIZATIONS THAT VALUE EMOTION HAVE HAPPIER EMPLOYEES

    Mar 16, 2018

    Organizations that value outward expressions of emotion, positive or negative, have happier employees, according to a new academic research paper from Germany, reports Futurity.org. The research suggests that, when people are faced with a difficult customer, for example, neutralizing emotions is mor...

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    HR DEPARTMENTS THAT FOCUS ON BRANDING RECEIVE MORE RECRUITMENT FUNDING

    Mar 15, 2018

    In a survey that polled over 500 companies, Beamer's "State of Recruitment Marketing 2018" verifies what many companies believe: employer branding is critical to successful recruitment. Not surprisingly, 77% of respondents believe recruitment marketing is a priority for this year. To a...

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    US WORKERS SEEING HOW THEIR PAY STACKS UP AGAINST THEIR CEOS' FOR THE FIRST TIME

    Mar 15, 2018

    Employees are seeing how much their company’s CEO earns compared to their own wages for the first time, The Wall Street Journal reports. The wage disclosures are mandated by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which requires publicly held companies to file pay disclosures with the U.S. Security and Excha...

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    H-2B VISA SHORTAGE HAS EMPLOYERS SCRAMBLING TO FIND SUMMER HELP

    Mar 14, 2018

    Foreign seasonal workers keep many industries humming, but the current state of the H-2B visa program may leave many business owners without the peak-season help they need this summer, reports the Denver Post. With the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's switch to a lottery system for the sec...

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    TELECOMMUTING BECOMES A MORE REASONABLE ADA ACCOMMODATION EVERY YEAR

    Mar 14, 2018

    The Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA) broad language leaves plenty of room for advancements in technology; offering a nonexhaustive list of potential accommodations, its drafters likely were aware that they could not predict the accommodations that would be possible in the future. Instead,...

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    ASTELLAS ANNOUNCES KEY LEADERSHIP CHANGES IN LEGAL, HUMAN RESOURCES

    Mar 13, 2018

    Astellas today announced three senior-level changes in its global Legal and Human Resources organizations.Roderick (Rod) Christmon is promoted to executive director, Medical & Development, leading the Human Resources team for the global function. "Since joining Astellas in 2008, Rod has mad...

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    SOCIAL ENGINEERING MEANS CYBERSECURITY DEPENDS ON HUMAN RESOURCES

    Mar 13, 2018

    Some believe that our increasing reliance on technology has lessened the importance of humans in today’s workplace, but just the opposite is true. Although technology can help us work more efficiently, humans remain the central motor that drives all endeavors forward. This means human resource...

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    US GAINS 313K JOBS IN FEBRUARY, THE LARGEST NUMBER SINCE JULY 2016

    Mar 12, 2018

    The U.S. economy gained 313,000 jobs in February, up from the revised 239,000 jobs gained in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the most since July 2016. The construction industry accounted for the biggest gains, adding 61,000 jobs, followed by retail (50,000), professio...

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    INFOSYS HIRES 2,500 AMERICANS TO FILL TECH JOBS ONCE HELD BY VISA HOLDERS

    Mar 12, 2018

    Infosys, India's second largest IT services firm, re-announced its 2017 hiring of 2,500 American tech workers during a recent dedication ceremony of its Technology and Innovation Hub in Indianapolis. The company says its hiring of U.S. workers during the past year as part of its ongoing commitme...

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    10 THINGS CANDIDATES DO TO CREATE A BIG FIRST IMPRESSION

    Mar 09, 2018

    Whether it takes 7 seconds or 17 minutes to make a first impression, people always seem astonished at what idiosyncrasy causes the gut reaction. Recruiters know this: That reaction may be positive or negative, but it pays to know how others perceive you. After more than 30 years of personal coaching...

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    IS THIS A FIX FOR HIRING AND LABOR MARKET DISCRIMINATION?

    Mar 08, 2018

    Labor market discrimination is rampant. Every research that’s done, at least here in the Netherlands where I live, tells the same story. And even though the Netherlands is very egalitarian, open, and multi-cultural, our unconscious bias when it comes to selecting candidates makes all the diffe...

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    5 EMPLOYER BRANDING MYTHS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK

    Mar 08, 2018

    As you may already know, your competitive advantage relies on the job satisfaction and productivity of the employees who work for your organization. Companies that develop reputations for being great places to work have strong employer branding. Unfortunately, many organizations believe that success...

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    SHORTENING TIME-TO-HIRE IS A PRIORITY FOR GROWING COMPANIES

    Mar 08, 2018

    Reducing the time it takes to hire candidates is a top priority for growing companies, according to Spark Hire's 2018 Growth Hiring Trends in the United States. The group surveyed 500 talent acquisition professionals. A quarter of companies surveyed expect growth in their workforce for 2018 and ...

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    HEY RECRUITERS — HERE’S WHY INTERNS ARE WORTH ANOTHER LOOK

    Mar 07, 2018

    These conditions have left employers feverishly looking for qualified candidates to recruit, hire and retain, and they’re upping the ante to do it. Some companies are willing to raise wages to attract talent. Others are offering employees one-time bonuses and stock awards, expanding their bene...

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    ERIC TERMUENDE, CO-FOUNDER OF NOW INNOVATIONS CANADA

    Mar 06, 2018

    We spoke to Eric Termuende, acclaimed author, speaker and founder of Now Innovations Canada, who took us through the perks Millennials really crave in the modern workplace – and regaled us with the importance of setting tech aside from to time.
    A universal best culture does not exist, w...

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    MORE WOMEN ARE STUDYING COMPUTER SCIENCE, BUT WILL THE TECH INDUSTRY MAKE ROOM?

    Mar 06, 2018

    There's an upswing in the number of women going after computer science careers, a new report by HackerRank, a tech company specializing in programming, shows. In a study of 14,000 software developers, of which 2,000 were women, the age at which the genders learn to code is closing. The 2018 Wome...

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    APP OVERLOAD MAY COST EMPLOYERS 32 DAYS OF PRODUCTIVITY EACH YEAR

    Mar 06, 2018

    Apps designed to streamline workflow and raise productivity are instead causing chaos for workers, a new report from RingCentral, Inc., says. Including communication applications for texts, phone calls, team messaging, web meetings and video conferencing, employees are using on average four apps, an...

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    HR SUPPORTS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, BUT LACKS THE RESOURCES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

    Mar 05, 2018

    HR leaders want to help their organizations undergo the digital transformation, but lower budgets, HR staff decreases and gaps in other resources could keep the change from happening, according to a new report from The Hackett Group. Although more than 90% of HR executives believe that technology wi...

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    5 STEPS TO USING RPO TO MAKE YOUR RECRUITERS MORE EFFECTIVE

    Mar 05, 2018

    After long consideration, you have decided to engage in a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partnership. There were probably a few events or challenges that pushed your company to decide an RPO was the best next course of action. A highly candidate-driven market, rapidly emerging recruitment tec...

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    NEW FACEBOOK TOOL AIMS FOR LOCAL HIRING MARKETS

    Mar 01, 2018

    Facebook is highlighting their new recruiting tool that focuses on locally sourced hires. Citing a statistic that local businesses create more than 60% of all new jobs, Facebook aims to help communities, business and job-seekers connect via the platform they likely use on a daily basis. Since initia...

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    APPLE TO LAUNCH PRIMARY CARE CLINICS FOR EMPLOYEES, CNBC REPORTS

    Feb 28, 2018

    Apple is planning to open a group of health clinics for its employees this spring, CNBC reported. The preliminary rollout is scheduled to include two primary care clinics for employees at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clara County, California, according to the report. The company has aro...

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    MIHRM PARTNERS WITH THREAD ADVISORY FOR HR ADVISORY SERVICES

    Feb 28, 2018

    Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) and Thread Advisory in Malaysia have signed an MoU to partner in providing advisory services to organizations on advancing their human capital agenda.
    In a development shared exclusively with Human Resources, the MoU has been signed by ...

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    FIFTH OF EMPLOYEES THINK THE STATED CORE VALUES AND VISION OF THEIR COMPANY DO NOT REFLECT REALITY

    Feb 27, 2018

    Over a quarter (27 percent) of employees in the UK feel their organization’s vision or values have too much corporate jargon and almost one in five (18 percent) say they don’t reflect what the company is actually like, claims a new survey. Research by Runway found that more than half (52...

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    THE 20% RULE: HOW WILL THE UNIONS ACCESS YOUR EMPLOYEE DATA?

    Feb 27, 2018

    Bill 148 has employers in something of a whirl, introducing and enforcing a whole host of new legal obligations relating to employees. And while many employers are caught up in the intricacies of the minimum wage hike and the new paid personal emergency leave days, there’s one issue that seems...

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    WHY HR NEEDS TO LEAD WITH ADVOCACY

    Feb 26, 2018

    Right now, Washington legislators and lobbyists are drafting proposals that will affect every American worker and family. HR professionals understand better than anyone how laws impact the real world of work today and tomorrow. That is why no major piece of U.S. legislation should be written without...

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    SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT ACCEPTS TWG’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED

    Feb 26, 2018

    The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has accepted the Tripartite Workgroup’s (TWG) recommendations which helps address common challenges faced by the self-employed persons (SEPs). Comprising officials from MOM, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and the Singapore National Employers Federatio...

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    MORE EMPLOYERS ARE OFFERING AUTO-ENROLLMENT 401K PLANS TO ENCOURAGE SAVING

    Feb 26, 2018

    U.S. employers are upgrading their defined contribution (DC) plans, most of which are 401ks, according to a Willis Towers Watson (WTW) survey. WTW found that more employers are adding automatic enrollment and Roth plan features to their 401(k) plans, increasing their contributions, reducing the numb...

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    10 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO HELP DIG DEEPER INTO A CANDIDATE’S PERSONALITY

    Feb 23, 2018

    There are plenty of fantastic interview questions that you can ask to find the perfect candidate. Some questions are tougher while others are more cliché. But as an HR head just like most things you definitely have your favourite. Inc.com reached out to HR professionals to find out which ques...

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    THE 3 THINGS CANDIDATES LOOK AT WHEN CONSIDERING A JOB OFFER

    Feb 23, 2018

    Beyond the paycheck, vacation time is what workers are looking for, revealed a new Accountemps survey. Asking more than 2,700 workers for their most important factor when considering a job offer, it found that 26% looked at vacation time while corporate culture (24%) and career advancement potential...

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    THE UK NEEDS A NEW APPROACH TO LOW PAY, EQUALITY AND FLEXIBLE WORKING

    Feb 22, 2018

    The Trump administration’s long-planned cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency proposed at 33.7 percent over enacted 2017 levels in the fiscal 2019 budget released on Feb. 12 would render the agency’s staff and support functions “the smallest since the mid-1970s when EPA was f...

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    THE BEST EMPLOYER BRANDING CONSULTANTS IN MALAYSIA

    Feb 21, 2018

    At last year’s HR Vendors of the Year awards in Malaysia, ICONIX Consulting was named the Best Employer Branding Consultant with a gold award.The HR Vendors of the Year awards, organised by Human Resources, is a long-running annual report that recognises the best solution providers in Asia &nd...

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    8 SMART TIME HACKS FOR HIGH-VOLUME RECRUITERS

    Feb 21, 2018

    Don’t expect a slowdown in the pace of your frenzied, high-volume recruiting position. Get used to it. It’s just the nature of the beast. Trying to fill 100 open positions may seem unmanageable at times, but don’t back down. Quality candidates exist. Hunting them down and bringing ...

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    CULTURE FIT: IT’S THE CRITICAL QUALITY HIRING PROS SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR

    Feb 20, 2018

    When it comes to hiring, there are lots of qualities that recruiters and hiring managers look for, but in my experience, there’s really just one that’s a real game changer. Although hiring skills are important, in the end it all comes down to one critical component  culture fit. How...

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    6 THINGS FOR HR DIRECTORS TO KNOW ABOUT SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

    Feb 20, 2018

    Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat, delivered the Budget for financial year 2018 in Parliament yesterday, citing the major shifts society is facing today shift in global economic weight towards Asia, emergence of new technologies, and ageing. Against the backdrop of these major shifts, Minister He...

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    CAREER DEVELOPMENT CAN BE AN INVALUABLE RETENTION TOOL — BUT ONLY IF DONE RIGHT

    Feb 20, 2018

    When workers don't have a clear path to advancement, they leave, recent research shows. And with the current tight labor market, retention is more important than ever. Few employers, however, seem to be able to capitalize on this opportunity. If fact, when employees advance in their careers, onl...

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    HOW TO SAVE TIME & MONEY ON HIRING THE RIGHT EMPLOYEES FOR YOUR TEAM

    Feb 19, 2018

    No matter how much you spend on various aspects of your company or keep up with the latest technology and trends, your business will only be as good as your employees. All your staff, from the lowest rung to the highest rank, represent a facet of your business to your clients or customers and to the...

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    EMPLOYERS SUPPORT POST-BREXIT IMMIGRATION SYSTEM THAT TACKLES SKILLS AND LABOUR SHORTAGES

    Feb 19, 2018

    Demand for labour is likely to remain relatively strong in the near-term which is one of the main reasons why employers support a national approach to tackling the UK’s skill and labour shortages post-Brexit, in comparison with a regional or sectoral one. According to the latest quarterly Labo...

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    FOUR KEY RECRUITING TAKEAWAYS FROM #HRTX DC

    Feb 16, 2018

    Last week was kinda a blur for me. Which usually isn’t a good thing. But last week it was because we hosted a talent acquisition un-conference (more on that in a sec) at our Brazen headquarters in D.C called #HRTX. And the event was so engaging, no, so inspiring, that the day went by in a flas...

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    HOME DEPOT ROLLS OUT INTERVIEW SELF-SCHEDULING TO FILL MORE THAN 80K OPENINGS

    Feb 15, 2018

    Home Depot will allow applicants for more than 80,000 jobs to self-schedule their in-person interviews, according to a company statement. The company's new self-scheduling tool can be used on any device and is available 24/7 to job seekers who submit an application.Candidate numbers are up 50% s...

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    UNCOMMON.CO IS LATEST AI SOLUTION TO ENTER RECRUITING SPACE

    Feb 15, 2018

    AI startup Uncommon.co hopes to change poor recruiting ROI with the launch of a new platform, Uncommon IQ, which is based on an algorithm that analyzes “career paths, experience, skill level and job interest," according a press release emailed to HR Dive. The company has just come out of ...

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    BECOMING A 5 MINUTE DIGITAL MARKETER: WHY SAYING YOU HAVE NO TIME IS BS

    Feb 15, 2018

    Digital marketing is a big topic and can be overwhelming for many recruiters due to the amount of information and choices available. It is a simple fact of life that none of us have enough time, or resources available, and we would gladly take an extra 12 hours to get everything done that we are tol...

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    15 NETWORKING TIPS FOR THE BUSY HR PROFESSIONAL

    Feb 13, 2018

    We at Human Resources have been organizing bespoke events for the HR community in Asia for more than a decade now, and we find that for many of us, networking doesn’t come naturally, instead of giving way to social anxiety.However, the truth is that networking events offer the hard-working HR ...

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    HR GIVES MANAGERS A 'NO CONFIDENCE' VOTE ON EXPLAINING PAY TO WORKERS

    Feb 13, 2018

    Most managers (85%) claim they know how to explain pay decisions to employees, but a new PayScale study found that only 37% of organizations agree. And that's a problem, PayScale says, because effective conversations about pay can build trust, increase retention and drive engagement. There's...

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    MILLENNIALS AND GEN Z STILL PREFER LIVE TRAINING, STUDY FINDS

    Feb 13, 2018

    Bucking stereotypes about younger generations, instructor-led training remains workers' top preference for employee learning, a Wainhouse Research study reveals. Instructor-led training barely edged out short-clip videos for those up to age 49, while the over-50 crowd put coaching and mentoring ...

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    A GUY CAN DREAM, CAN’T HE? HERE’S MY IDEAL TALENT ACQUISITION PROCESS

    Feb 09, 2018

    It occurred to me recently that we look at the recruitment process in pieces and rarely as a whole. I can’t find any articles about what the dream process looks like, how long it takes, what tools it utilizes, and, how do you do it anyway? I might not be able to answer this for everyone, but I...

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    IS HR LOSING INFLUENCE ON THE C-SUITE?

    Feb 08, 2018

    Executives have serious concerns about HR departments that are unprepared for a digitally driven workforce, according to a new study, the Global Leadership Forecast 2018: 25 Research Insights to Fuel Your People Strategy, by Development Dimensions International (DDI), The Conference Board and EY. Th...

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    HALF OF EMPLOYERS PLAN TO ADDRESS THE SKILLS GAP BY IMPROVING THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

    Feb 05, 2018

    While labor and skill shortages continue to challenge employers, 51% of employers plan to increase their investments in on-site benefits and innovative technologies this year to improve productivity and retain top talent, a report by Randstad Sourceright shows. Beating the competition for talent in ...

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    HIRING FOR ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS TO REMAIN STRONG IN 2018

    Jan 30, 2018

    Last year was the highest level of entry-level hiring on record, according to CollegeGrad.com. And while total 2018 hiring estimates are down slightly, many employers will hire more entry level hires than in 2017, the site determined through its annual hiring survey. Hiring hasn't caught up to s...

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    WORKERS WANT A RAISE — A $6K RAISE, TO BE EXACT

    Jan 30, 2018

    Only 19% of U.S. workers are satisfied with their current salaries, an Indeed survey reveals. And when asked to share how much more they would need to feel comfortable, more than half (60%) said it would take extra $6,000 per year. Three in five survey respondents said they want a raise simply becau...

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    HR IS TAKING A MORE HUMAN-CENTERED APPROACH IN 2018

    Jan 25, 2018

    HR leaders are adopting more human-centered approaches to resolve culture, recruitment and retention issues, according to a new report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Globoforce. The report polled 738 HR leaders. The "2018 SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Report&qu...

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    RECONSIDER RECRUITING TACTICS TO FIND OLDER WORKERS

    Jan 25, 2018

    Employers value the older workers they have on staff but often overlook older applicants to fill full-time positions they have open, observed Heather Tinsley-Fix, a senior advisor at AARP. She was among panelists at the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) third SHRM Live virtual...

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    EARN PDCS AS A TEST-DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER

    Jan 25, 2018

    BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): The SHRM Certification team needs you! I'm not bluffing when I say that certified HR professionals are the most dedicated, passionate group of volunteers I've ever encountered in my decades-long career. Are you looking for a way to give back to the HR community a...

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    ONLY FEW STATES REQUIRE EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE ADVANCE NOTICE OF NONCOMPETES

    Jan 25, 2018

    Two recent cases reaffirm that Minnesota remains among the small, but growing, list of states that require employers to provide advance notice of any noncompete to a potential future employee prior to the commencement of employment.In both Safety Center, Inc. v. Stier, (Nov. 6, 2017) and AutoUpLink ...

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    RESKILLING CRISIS' EMERGING AS 1.4M US JOBS FACE TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTION

    Jan 23, 2018

    Rising technologies and socio-economic forces are expected to disrupt 1.4 million jobs in the U.S. between now and 2026, according to report from the World Economic Forum, which is meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland. The report analyzed 1,000 U.S. jobs, which account for 96% of national employm...

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    TRAINING PROGRAMS GIVE EX-PRISONERS A CHANCE AT LANDING A JOB

    Jan 23, 2018

    Training organizations are helping ex-convicts get past the stigma attached to having a criminal past and preparing them for the workforce, writes Fortune .Examples abound: Richard Bronson, a former Wall Street broker and ex-felon, has launched a for-profit recruiting firm specializing in finding wo...

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    ADP ACQUIRES WORKMARKET, EXTENDING PAY SERVICES TO CONTINGENT WORKERS

    Jan 23, 2018

    ADP has purchased WorkMarket, a workforce management startup, extending its payroll service to contract workers, freelancers and consultants. The acquisition makes ADP among the first human capital management (HCM) companies with the ability to manage freelancers and report insights across the spect...

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    AMAZON BANS SALARY HISTORY INQUIRIES

    Jan 19, 2018

    Amazon has forbidden hiring managers from asking job applicants about their pay history, Buzzfeed reports. The policy took effect Jan. 1 and is in direct response to the 13 salary history bans adopted at the state and local level. "Amazon is taking a proactive stance to be consistent for all ca...

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    YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE LEAVING BECAUSE THEY'RE BORED

    Jan 19, 2018

    The top reason professionals in a Korn Ferry survey are looking for a new job in 2018 is boredom. One-third (33%) of respondents selected "I'm bored, need new challenge" as their motivation for moving on. The survey queried 4,900 professionals. Boredom even beat out higher pay in the s...

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    BETTER PAY IS TOP REASON WORKERS ARE QUITTING JOBS

    Jan 18, 2018

    The percentage of workers voluntarily quitting their jobs is at an all-time high, and the top reason they’re doing so is for more pay. So says a survey by Glassdoor, the workplace review website. The survey, Understanding the Impact of Quality Candidates, questioned 750 hiring decision-makers ...

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    STAFFING FIRMS REMAIN OPTIMISTIC FOR 2018

    Jan 18, 2018

    A new report by Bullhorn reveals that 75% of staffing and recruiting firms anticipate an increase in revenue in 2018 over 2017. Similar to optimism in 2017, respondents believe 2018 will be successful despite concerns about automation, politics, digital staffing platforms and more. The 2018 North Am...

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    THE BEST TECH WORKPLACES NOTED FOR INCLUSIVITY, RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUALITY

    Jan 18, 2018

    The best workplaces in technology are those that foster inclusiveness and allow workers to be themselves, according to Great Place to Workand FORTUNE's "Best Workplaces in Technology" list. The 2018 Best Workplaces in Technology list showcases tech companies whose cultures makes worker...

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    THE BEST TECH WORKPLACES NOTED FOR INCLUSIVITY, RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUALITY

    Jan 18, 2018

    The best workplaces in technology are those that foster inclusiveness and allow workers to be themselves, according to Great Place to Workand FORTUNE's "Best Workplaces in Technology" list. The 2018 Best Workplaces in Technology list showcases tech companies whose cultures makes worker...

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    76% OF HR LEADERS SAY THEIR ONBOARDING PROCESSES GO UNDERUTILIZED

    Jan 17, 2018

    More than two-thirds of HR leaders (76%) say onboarding processes are underutilized at their organization, according to a joint study from Kronos and the Human Capital Institute. Results also showed that a typical onboarding experience focuses heavily on administrative paperwork for new hires, rathe...

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    TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN 2018, HR NEEDS SUPPORT FROM CORPORATE LEADERSHIP

    Jan 17, 2018

    The last few months of 2017 saw a seemingly never-ending string of high profile sex harassment allegations against high-level corporate figures. Many of the stories involved household names and recognizable brands. Many of them also had common elements: sordid and salacious allegations making a spla...

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    ATD: MENTORING PROGRAMS BOOST RETENTION, ENGAGEMENT RATES

    Jan 12, 2018

    Formal mentoring programs not only improve employees' professional development, but they also help achieve business goals, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) says in a new report. ATD surveyed 969 talent development professionals, 29% of whom had formal mentoring programs. Another 37% ...

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    FEEDBACK TO AND FROM CANDIDATES WILL IMPROVE YOUR HIRING PROCESS

    Jan 12, 2018

    Feedback—not just from candidates to HR about the company's hiring process, but also from recruiters to candidates—will help employers refine their candidate experience, and ultimately, polish up their employer brand. Giving feedback to candidates, starting when they apply for a role...

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    MEN AND WOMEN IN STEM DISAGREE OVER WORKPLACE GENDER INEQUALITY

    Jan 11, 2018

    Women are more apt to feel hostility in in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions than men, according to a Pew Social Trends survey by Pew Research Center. The study reveals that sexual harassment and discrimination may be more prevalent in the STEM fields, and that ...

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    THE BIG SECRET TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    Jan 11, 2018

    No matter what, Gallup and all the other top firms consistently report that only 30-35% of employees are ever engaged. Year after year we wake up to the news that only one-third of employees in America actually enjoy going to work; it’s the new norm for the 21st century. Am I the only one who ...

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    RECRUITERS ARE MOVING ON FROM THE TRADITIONAL INTERVIEW

    Jan 10, 2018

    Employers are moving away from the traditional interview, according to LinkedIn's "2018 Global Recruiting Trends" report. A majority (63%) of talent and hiring managers surveyed said the traditional interview process is ineffective in determining a candidate’s soft skills. When i...

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    VIEWPOINT: 5 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR ANTI-HARASSMENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

    Jan 09, 2018

    As employers revisit their anti-harassment policies, they also should finetune their complaint procedures. Without a robust complaint procedure that employees trust, an anti-harassment policy is not worth the paper on which it is written. Complaint procedures should not be limited to employees who h...

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    EFFECTIVE TRAINING IS MORE THAN JUST BUSINESS — IT'S PERSONAL

    Jan 09, 2018

    Time, energy and capital spent on training is a constant for many companies. Continuous upskilling results in an organization of engaged, high performing staff — something every company wants. For business to grow, employees must follow suit. Companies that prioritize development know they&rsq...

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    DOL SCRAPS 6-FACTOR UNPAID INTERN TEST

    Jan 08, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor is doing away with its six-factor test for determining whether workers are unpaid interns or employees entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it announced Jan. 5.Instead, it will adopt the “primary beneficiary” test that several f...

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    U.S. EMPLOYERS REVEAL STRONGEST EARLY-YEAR HIRING PLANS SINCE 2001

    Jan 08, 2018

    Companies in the United States reported the strongest first-quarter hiring outlook since 2001, according to ManpowerGroup's latest employment forecast for 2018.The survey of over 11,500 U.S. employers found that 21 percent plan to increase staff in the first quarter, 5 percent plan to decrease s...

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    HR SHARES ITS OWN PERFORMANCE GOALS FOR 2018

    Jan 08, 2018

    What do you plan to do to improve HR performance in the New Year? HR leaders share their goals for 2018, including strengthening employee engagement, improving the management of people, revamping performance reviews, focusing on professional development for emerging HR leaders, and being a more envi...

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    VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS INCREASE CANDIDATE ENGAGEMENT, SAVE TIME AND MONEY

    Jan 08, 2018

    The advantages to hosting online job fairs and hiring events are many. Both employers and job seekers save time and money from not having to set up and attend the events in person, attendance is not limited by geographic boundaries and the initial stages of recruitment are accelerated. Ed Barrientos...

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    YOUR CAREER Q&A: DEFENSIVE AND OFFENSIVE TACTICS FOR CAREER SUCCESS

    Jan 02, 2018

    This column receives many questions throughout the year about specific issues related to career management. Recently, we've touched on job security and progressing in your profession. This week we'll address some ways to develop both defensive and offensive career strategies. Few people acti...

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    DO YOU CONDUCT EXIT INTERVIEWS?

    Jan 02, 2018

    The exit interview is often overlooked, recruiters and hiring managers are wired to focus on new talent instead of extracting lessons from those that are leaving. However, an exit interview can help you gain valuable insights into your company you hadn’t thought of before. In fact, the Center ...

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    MARIJUANA, TURNOFFS AND E-NOTES: WHAT RECRUITERS WERE READING IN 2017

    Dec 29, 2017

    Illustrating the wide variety of issues that talent acquisition professionals face, some of the most-read articles on SHRM Online this year were about screening for marijuana, candidate turnoffs and tough jobs to fill. Recruiters, sourcers and hiring managers will face these same issues in 2018.
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    ATTRACT TALENT BY TELLING YOUR EMPLOYEES’ STORIES

    Dec 28, 2017

    Featuring video testimonials from employees talking about their work experience has become an employer branding best practice for many reasons: It's more engaging and authentic than written narratives and offers a valuable, if limited, preview for job seekers."We all love a good story, and ...

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    ONTARIO EMPLOYEE WHO QUIT WASN’T ENTITLED TO BONUS PAYMENT

    Dec 28, 2017

    An employee who quit his job was not entitled to a bonus payout, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled, finding that the language of the bonus plan requiring "active employment" as a condition to receive a payout did not violate Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA).Section 11 of the ES...

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    TIM SACKETT PEERS INTO THE FUTURE: TALENT ACQUISITION TRENDS AND PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

    Dec 28, 2017

    There's a difference between trends and predictions: A trend is something we believe will continue based on the information we have. A prediction is something we think might happen based on the information we have, combined with our experience. In HR and talent acquisition we have a ton of infor...

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    JOB SEEKERS INTERESTED IN BLOCKCHAIN, MARIJUANA EMPLOYMENT IN 2017

    Dec 27, 2017

    US. job seekers showed a strong interest in working with blockchain technology, in hurricane cleanup and for the budding cannabis industry in 2017, but the largest spike in growth over the year was for the search term "no experience required," according to global job search engine Indeed. ...

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    ASA STAFFING INDEX HOLDS AT 99 IN DECEMBER

    Dec 27, 2017

    Staffing employment for the week of Dec. 11–17 softened to 99.66, but it remained above a value of 99 in eight of the past nine weeks, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.28% lower than the prior week, with survey respondents attributing the de...

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    SUPREME COURT OF CANADA EXPANDS WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION PROTECTION

    Dec 26, 2017

    As stories of workplace harassment and discrimination permeate the news and social media accounts, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has expanded the scope of provincial human rights legislation to impose liability on co-workers—even when those co-workers have different employers. In British C...

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    MEXICO: NEW GUIDELINES ON ONLINE SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYERS TO SELF-REPORT COMPLIANCE

    Dec 26, 2017

    On Dec. 12, 2017, Mexico's Labor Ministry (known as "STPS" for its acronym in Spanish) published in the Official Gazette of the Federation operating guidelines for its new online compliance system for employers to report their compliance with the labor law in three key areas: (a) gener...

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    7 HR TECH TRENDS THAT DEFINED 2017

    Dec 22, 2017

    In today’s tough talent market, employers are going back to basics — and looking to tech to not only improve on those basics, but futureproof the company against the incoming automation flux. From legacy platforms to microchip technology, the HR tech market has continued its swift expans...

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    EMPLOYEE RELATIONS IN 2017: IT’S COMPLICATED

    Dec 21, 2017

    Employees are people, and with individual personalities and needs come unique challenges. HR professionals this year faced new limits on disciplining workers, dealing with people drunk on the job, and new employees who hid body art during an interview, then revealed it the first day at work. Check o...

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    DIVERSITY, AI AND BRANDING REMAIN TOP RECRUITING TRENDS

    Dec 21, 2017

    Diversity, employer branding and AI will remain among the top evolving trends in recruiting in 2018, according to Ceridian. Passive hiring is likely to increase in the coming year, as well, the company says. Talent acquisition will focus more on diversity initiatives, with companies looking to elimi...

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    BLOCKCHAIN: WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS HR USING IT?

    Dec 21, 2017

    If you’ve never heard the term "blockchain," you’re not alone. If you have but don’t know what it means, you’re also in good company. Blockchain isn’t the newest tech (Bitcoin relies on it), but it's becoming more mainstream. It has the potential to disrup...

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    GETTING THE PIP PROCESS RIGHT: TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS

    Dec 21, 2017

    An employee continues to make mistakes that cost the company money. You meet with her and place her on a performance improvement plan (PIP). After the 60-day PIP period ends, you conclude that her performance did not improve adequately and terminate her employment. The employee files a complaint wit...

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    WHY YOU SHOULD BE INVESTING MORE TIME AND MONEY IN RECRUITING

    Dec 20, 2017

    There’s no doubt that talented employees are the backbone of any company. But a lot of businesses don’t seem to make having experienced recruiters a top priority. Evil HR Lady Suzanne Lucas breaks down why companies are making a mistake by not having their top talent find new top talent....

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO RESCIND WORK PERMITS FOR SPOUSES OF H-1B WORKERS

    Dec 20, 2017

    The spouses of H-1B visa holders with H-4 visas will lose their work authorization under a regulatory change expected to be issued by the Trump administration in early 2018.The proposed rule terminating employment authorization for tens of thousands of H-4 workers is scheduled for February, accordin...

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    CONTRACT WORKERS TEND TO BE EXPERIENCED, HIGHLY EDUCATED AND AMBITIOUS

    Dec 20, 2017

    A new LinkedIn study, in collaboration with the Adecco Group, found that the flexible workforce is skilled, highly educated and ambitious. The results from "Flexible Working: A Career and Lifestyle Pathway" show that 91% of contractors are in their mid-to-late careers and tend to move into...

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    TO FACE A CHANGING BUSINESS WORLD, MANAGERS NEED BETTER TRAINING

    Dec 19, 2017

    The role of managers in the American workplace has shifted dramatically. Gone are the days that managers watch over employees, assessing their every move and correcting every mistake. Today’s manager has to do more to meet the needs and expectations of a talented, independent workforce. They m...

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    3 THINGS CEOS NEED FROM HR

    Dec 19, 2017

    Managing the HR department can be stressful, especially if a significant amount of inquiries and complaints come your way each day. And when you’re dealing with so much at once, it’s easy to lose sight of what your CEO needs. But that’s risky, as your job may depend on it. After al...

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    CEOS SAY TOP JOB CANDIDATES KNOW WHAT COMPANIES ARE ALL ABOUT

    Dec 19, 2017

    A strong majority (88%) of U.S. and U.K. CEOs surveyed by Glassdoor say their most desired quality for top job candidates is an understanding of what their company is about. That sentiment is also reflected by CEOs of companies selected in the job site's 2018 Best Places to Work list.
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    TECH COMPANIES GO BACK TO COLLEGE, DESIGN THEIR OWN COURSES FOR STUDENTS

    Dec 19, 2017

    Frustrated by both the skills gap and talent scarcity, Microsoft and other companies are designing their own college courses and degree programs, Wired reports. Eastern Washington University, for example, is now offering a bachelor's degree program in data analytics designed by Microsoft. <...

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    HOW TO IMPROVE THE ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION OF YOUNG HOURLY WORKERS

    Dec 19, 2017

    Editor's Note: SHRM has partnered with Harvard Business Review to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies. In this article, the authors outline how HR and management can increase engagement with young hourly employees. What would you do if the majority of your entry-level, ho...

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    HR JOB MOVES OF THE WEEK FROM MONDELĒZ, LAZADA AND MORE

    Dec 15, 2017

    Nate Ong takes on new role at Mondelēz in Singapore Previously based in Malaysia, Nate Ong has taken up a new role at Mondelēz International as regional HR manager, ISC Corporate Functions for AMEA in Singapore. He has worked with Mondelēz since 2015, most recently as regional organisation pillar le...

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    DOL’S PROPOSED TIP-SHARING RULE SPARKS HEATED DEBATE

    Dec 13, 2017

    The U.S Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on Dec. 5 that would allow "back-of-the-house" restaurant workers—such as cooks and dishwashers—and other nontipped hospitality workers to share in gratuities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). ...

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    4 KEY COMPENSATION TRENDS IN 2017

    Dec 13, 2017

    From the rising share of compensation that's tied to achieving performance goals to prohibitions on asking about salary history, these articles on pay topics were some of the most-read all year on SHRM Online. They describe developments that will have a continuing impact in 2018. With salary inc...

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    WORKER CONFIDENCE ROSE IN Q3 2017, BUT CONFIDENCE IN LEADERSHIP FELL

    Dec 12, 2017

    The third quarter (Q3) of 2017 saw a resurgence in U.S. workers' confidence, after a year of record low scores, according to a survey from talent and outsourcing firm Yoh and HRO Today Magazine. The national Worker Confidence Index gauges workers' confidence based on the perception that they...

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    ANALYSTS: PREPARE FOR GIG ECONOMY'S DISRUPTIONS TO US LABOR MARKET, WAGE GROWTH

    Dec 11, 2017

    A strong November jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is partly due to the gig economy, a Randstad Souceright analysis says. The global talent solutions firm said 61% of employers plan to switch up to one-third of their full-time permanent positions to contingent jobs, while 5...

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    EMPLOYEES AFRAID OF FLEXIBILITY? 6 WAYS TO ENJOY THE ADVANTAGES OF REMOTE WORK

    Dec 11, 2017

    Unless you work for IBM, which bucked current work trends by calling most of its 160,000 offsite employees back to their cubicles, I probably don’t need to convince you of the benefits of remote work. There’s higher employee engagement and retention; reduced carbon footprint, thanks to c...

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    STEM JOBS CONTINUE THEIR EXPLOSIVE GROWTH, BUT EMPLOYERS ALSO WANT SOFT SKILLS

    Dec 08, 2017

    LinkedIn’s 2017 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report shows that the biggest job growth on the horizon is in tech professions. Big data engineers, data scientists, machine learning engineers and other tech specialists will be in demand, according to the company's five-year study.  Although data s...

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    CAREERBUILDER: 74% OF EMPLOYERS ADMIT HIRING THE WRONG CANDIDATE

    Dec 08, 2017

    A new CareerBuilder survey found that 74% of employers admit having hired the wrong person for an opening. The cost to employers was $14,900 for every hiring error last year. Harris Poll conducted the online survey of 2,257 full-time hiring managers and HR professionals and 3,697 full-time workers f...

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    EMPLOYERS NOT DOING ENOUGH TO HELP STAFF REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL SAYS HR

    Dec 08, 2017

    It appears to have been a challenging year for HR professionals, as a new survey suggests nearly three quarters (72 percent) of participants in a recent survey feel slightly or significantly more over-stretched in their role compared to last year.

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    OVER HALF OF WORKERS SAY MORE PRODUCTIVE WORKING FROM HOME THAN CHILLY OFFICE

    Dec 07, 2017

    Chilly offices mean that over half (57 percent) of office workers say they’d be more productive working from home when the weather gets colder. Their main reason is that too many workplaces (50 percent) do not handle weather complaints effectively. According to Office Genie’s survey of 1...

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    JOB SEEKERS WANT TO KEEP THEIR JOB SEARCH TO THEMSELVES

    Dec 07, 2017

    Looking for a new job is a clandestine affair, according to research conducted by Indeed, the world's largest job search engine. Two-thirds of 10,000 job seekers surveyed by the Austin, Texas-based site said they worry that others will find out they are looking for a change in employment. The st...

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    VIEWPOINT: WHY YOUR EMPLOYEES NEED TO HEAR CRITICAL FEEDBACK

    Dec 07, 2017

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    For more than a decade, corporate hallways have echoed with the encouraging words of the strengths movement—enhancing employee strengths as a prima...

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    AT YEAR'S END, DON'T FORGET TO UPDATE YOUR JOB DESCRIPTIONS

    Dec 07, 2017

    The year is coming to a close and many companies are looking to be prepped and ready for 2018. HR professionals are getting files in order, organizing calendars and clearing off desktops. Now is also a great time of year to look at probably the most overlooked recruitment, hiring, evaluating and sup...

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    TECH INDUSTRY POWERS WRESTLE FOR AI TALENT AT HIRING EVENT OF THE YEAR

    Dec 07, 2017

    At what’s being touted as the AI hiring event of the year, the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference in Long Beach, California has employers vying for talent in a finite pool of candidates, Business Insider reports. The goal: to power their firms to the next level of machine ...

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    FOR THE MOST IN-DEMAND JOBS, EMPLOYERS WANT 'WORK-READY' CANDIDATES

    Dec 07, 2017

    A new report that identifies 10 emerging careers also found that, in addition to degrees, employers are requiring that candidates for these jobs demonstrate "work readiness." The University of California San Diego Extension's Emerging Careers for 2017 report focused on careers with les...

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    BENEFIT LEADERS FORESEE GREATER EMPLOYEE CHOICES

    Dec 07, 2017

    Workers' ability to create a personalized benefit package—with greater flexibility to alter their selections outside of an annual open enrollment period—is coming, corporate benefit leaders predict. They shared their forecasts during a panel discussion at the American Benefits Counci...

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    WORKERS WANT A CLEAR 'EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION,' BUT THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS

    Dec 06, 2017

    Alight Solutions’ Workforce Mindset study found that 83% of employees think that having a clear employee value proposition is important, but only 34% know how to describe it to their current employer. (Willis Towers Watson describes it as the employment deal that defines what an employer expec...

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    61% OF EMPLOYEES SAY WELL-BEING PROGRAMS DON'T FIT THEIR NEEDS

    Dec 06, 2017

    Most employees (61%) in a Willis Towers Watson (WTW) survey said their employers' well-being initiatives don't meet their needs. The "2017 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey" also found that 81% of employers believe they do, while only 66% of employees agree.

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    NLRB OFFICIAL SIGNALS CHANGES ON JOINT EMPLOYMENT, WORKPLACE CONDUCT RULES

    Dec 06, 2017

    In a memo to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) staff, the agency's newly installed general counsel invited regional directors to escalate cases on, among other things, joint employment and disrespectful conduct — two areas in which the Board adopted employee-friendly stances during the...

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    EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ISSUES? GET MANAGERS ENGAGED

    Dec 06, 2017

    Most companies spend a great amount of time and money to make sure employees are fully committed each day to giving their all to help the organization succeed. But polls show that employee engagement has hardly budged in the past 15 years. Programs and annual engagement surveys aren't the answer...

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    UK WORKERS LOW OPINION OF COLLEAGUES REDUCES CHANCES OF GOOD TEAMWORK

    Dec 05, 2017

    British workers believe that just 68 percent of their colleagues are good at their job, and nearly a quarter of staff (23 percent) would describe their colleagues as ‘lazy’ new research suggests. The more senior position people attain, the lower opinion they have of their colleagues: acc...

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    MANAGERS AND EMPLOYEES AREN'T ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIPS, STUDY SAY

    Dec 05, 2017

    Managers and employees don't always see their relationship the same way, according to Ultimate Software, provider of human capital management solutions. The firm released results of a survey it conducted with the Center for Generational Kinetics showing complicated differences between the views ...

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    US COULD INCREASE NUMBER OF APPRENTICES BY 'EIGHTFOLD,' STUDY SAYS

    Dec 05, 2017

    The number of U.S. apprenticeship occupations could increase three-fold, according to research by Harvard Business School’s Project on Managing the Future of Work and labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies — potentially expanding the number of actual apprentices by "...

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    PREPARING FOR THE BRAIN DRAIN: HOW TO CAPTURE YOUR BOOMERS' KNOWLEDGE BEFORE THEY RETIRE

    Dec 05, 2017

    Baby boomers have come of age and are leaving the workforce in droves. The first wave of the generation hit age 65 in 2011; by 2029, all boomers will be retirement age. For the next 20 years, an estimated 10,000 boomers will retire every day. In high-level spots, the news is particularly dire: 56% o...

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    WHY BUILDING A 'CULTURE OF HEALTH' CAN IMPROVE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    Dec 05, 2017

    The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) says that employees place workplace values and culture above a paycheck. HERO's report identifies 24 elements, discerned from case studies, employer surveys and a literature review, that companies can use to build an effective workplace culture...

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    EMPLOYER PAYS $25K FOR FIRING WORKER WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER

    Dec 05, 2017

    Home healthcare company AccentCare, Inc., has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a disability discrimination claim filed by a worker with bipolar disorder, says the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC). The EEOC alleged that the Dallas-based facility fired an IT analyst a day after she