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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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    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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    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

    Editor's Note: SHRM has partnered with Chief Executive magazine to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies.

    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 di...

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    WHAT WOULD A NEW FLSA OVERTIME RULE LOOK LIKE?

    Dec 04, 2017

    Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has said on several occasions that the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) exempt salary threshold for white-collar workers needs to be raised, just not by as much as the blocked Obama administration-era rule would have required. So what would a new rule e...

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    DOL PROPOSES TO RESCIND FLSA TIP POOL REGULATIONS

    Dec 04, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) tomorrow will formally propose to rescind Obama-era regulations that limited employers' tip pooling arrangements, it said in a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Federal Register's public inspection page.

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    DOL DELAYS PARTS OF FIDUCIARY RULE, EXTENDS ENFORCEMENT RELIEF

    Dec 04, 2017

    Finalizing its earlier proposal, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) extended until July 1, 2019, the effective date for so-called "prohibited transaction exemptions" to the retirement plan fiduciary rule that went into effect on June 9, 2017. The exemptions pertain to how fiduciaries are c...

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    HOW HR CAN EARN THAT ELUSIVE SEAT AT THE C-SUITE TABLE

    Dec 04, 2017

    Human Resources plays a massive role in how a company is constructed. As a result, it deserves a seat at the executive table. But it’s not a seat that’s easily claimed. That’s why the recruiting experts at Peak Sales Recruiting have stepped up and put together a list of ways HR lea...

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    HAVING THE RIGHT PERSONALITY COULD LAND JOB APPLICANTS A HIGHER SALARY

    Dec 01, 2017

    Employees whose personality traits are finely aligned with those considered ideal for a job earn more than those whose personality traits are less aligned, according to a study published in Psychological Science, an Association for Psychological Science journal.

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    REPORT: AMAZON WORKERS COLLAPSED ON THE JOB AFTER 55-HOUR WORKWEEKS, HIGH TARGETS

    Dec 01, 2017

    Amazon warehouse workers in the UK fell asleep on the job or collapsed working 55-hour workweeks and trying to pack 120 items per hour, according to The Independent. Alan Selby, a journalist for Sunday Mirror, worked at the plant undercover for five weeks and photographed the over-exhausted employee...

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    EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ONLY CAPTURES A SMALL PART OF WHAT ‘WORK’ MEANS

    Dec 01, 2017

    The biggest driver of a positive employee experience at work is ‘meaningful’ work, claims a new survey. According to the findings of the latest edition of ‘The Employee Experience Index around the Globe’ survey from Globoforce’s WorkHuman Research Institute in partnersh...

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    RANDSTAD STAFFING RECRUITERS LOSE OVERTIME SUIT

    Nov 30, 2017

    Recruiters at Randstad Staffing are not entitled to overtime pay, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Three recruiters sued, alleging that they were due unpaid overtime and damages because they didn't fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) administrative exemption.

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    SALARY, EMPLOYER LOYALTY AND OFFICE LOCATION TOP JOB SEEKERS' WISH LISTS

    Nov 30, 2017

    A survey by Chicago-based Addison Group points to the top factors on candidates' wish lists when looking for a job. Not surprisingly, salary tops the list, but it's followed closely by employer loyalty and office location.

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    A NEW CHALLENGE: RECRUITING FOR JOBS THAT DON'T EXIST YET

    Nov 30, 2017

    Workplaces and jobs are changing faster than many businesses can keep up. Emerging technology opens the doors to new ways to do things better, faster and smarter.  All the while, we race to keep up with what’s new, what’s coming, and what is just so yesterday. Keeping our employees ...

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    MCKINSEY: AUTOMATION COULD TAKE OVER ONE-THIRD OF U.S. JOBS BY 2030

    Nov 30, 2017

    Automation could take over a third of U.S. and German jobs as soon as 2030, says Axios, citing a new McKinsey report. Some 800 million workers could be affected.

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    THE BEST PLACES TO WORK FOR PARENTS OFFER GENEROUS PAID LEAVE, WORK-LIFE BALANCE

    Nov 29, 2017

    Fortune, in partnership with Great Place to Work, announced the top 50 best workplaces for parents. The top employers offer generous parental leave, flexible work schedules, onsite daycare, fertility treatment and other family-focused benefits.

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    STUDY: ONLINE RATINGS ACCURATELY REFLECT EMPLOYERS' CULTURES

    Nov 29, 2017

    Despite a slight trend toward the negative in other areas, online ratings of a company's culture tend to be pretty accurate, according to Energage's annual Employee Engagement Survey, emailed to HR Dive.

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    6 UPDATES TO GET YOUR EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK READY FOR 2018

    Nov 29, 2017

    As HR leaders plan for 2018, one area that is essential to review and revamp is the employee handbook. With ever-changing regulations, trends and employee expectations, an outdated policy manual can leave companies vulnerable to miscommunication — and costly litigation.

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    WHAT ABOUT TEAMS?

    Nov 29, 2017

    Traditional assumptions about people, performance, and organizational design have been upended in today's workplace because agility, collaboration, and teamwork are required for organizational success. As a consequence, formal organizational charts, which promote a hierarchical, command-and-cont...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION EYES CHANGES TO WAGE AND HOUR ISSUES

    Nov 28, 2017

    While things got off to a slow start, the new administration is beginning to make good on its promises to rescind and revise various wage and hour requirements for employers. In several sessions at the American Bar Association’s recent Labor and Employment Law Conference, experts told attendee...

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    HR SAYS THANK-YOU NOTES CAN STILL WIN CANDIDATES THE JOB

    Nov 21, 2017

    A new Accountemps survey found that candidates' thank-you notes following an interview still matter. In a poll of 300 HR managers, 80% said they consider thank-you notes in selecting a candidate. However, only 24% of candidates send them, down from 51% ten years ago.

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    IS HR READY FOR BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY?

    Nov 21, 2017

    Recruiters would likely be thrilled by the arrival of a faster, more efficient way to verify the credentials of job candidates, a system that could save precious time and dollars in confirming the education, certifications, work experience or skills of applicants, particularly those in the gig econo...

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    HR PROS ARE INCREASINGLY TURNING TO DATA FOR RECRUITING, ENGAGEMENT

    Nov 17, 2017

    HR is planning to invest heavily in people and data, with 47% of professionals saying they will be more data-driven in 2022, according to a new survey by Paycor. Harris Poll surveyed 500 HR practitioners and C-suite executives in small to midsize companies nationwide for the study.

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    EMPLOYERS ARE DOING A POOR JOB OF DISCLOSING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE TO WORKERS

    Nov 17, 2017

    Most U.S. workers (75%) care about how well their company is performing but don't know enough about the true state of business affairs, according to a new study from Kimble Applications. Only 23% of workers queried have insight into their employer's financial performance. Poll results are ba...

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    READERS REACT TO ARTICLE ON GENERATION Z AT WORK

    Nov 13, 2017

    When SHRM Online reported on a new survey that found managers are wary about Generation Z, people across social media spoke out. Members of Generation Z—generally, people born between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s—are just beginning to enter the workforce. Older co-workers are unimpres...

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    PAY PERCEPTION MAY BE MORE IMPORTANT TO WORKERS THAN ACTUAL COMPENSATION

    Nov 07, 2017

    A new study from PayScale showed that how employees feel about their organization's approach to pay fairness and transparency had a higher impact on their job satisfaction than the amount they were paid. PayScale surveyed 501,796 workers on which aspects of their job contribute to their satisfac...

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    HR TECH MAY HAVE HELPED JOB NUMBERS REBOUND

    Nov 06, 2017

    October job numbers ticked up to 261,000 as joblessness dipped to 4.1%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment rose in food service and drinking establishments by 89,000, offsetting a 98,000 loss in jobs from September hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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    WORKERS AT 'SIMPLE' ORGANIZATIONS CHAMPION THEIR EMPLOYERS

    Nov 06, 2017

    At so-called simple organizations, 95% of employees are more likely to trust the leadership, according to a new Siegel+Gale survey. The branding firm polled 14,000 people in nine countries to understand the tie between "simple" organizations and employee engagement —  and how th...

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    AN END TO THE LEAVE LAW PATCHWORK? BILL WOULD LET EMPLOYERS OPT OUT OF STATE LAWS

    Nov 03, 2017

    A bill introduced in the House Nov. 2 would allow employers to opt out of complying with state and local leave laws, in favor of offering a single paid leave benefit and a flexible work option to their employees, according to one of its sponsors.

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    EMPLOYERS CONTINUE TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT AGE, MARITAL STATUS IN JOB INTERVIEWS

    Nov 03, 2017

    Americans report that they're being asked questions about age and marital status, among other things, in job interviews, according to ABC News. Thirty-five percent of the those in a recent poll had been asked about their age; the same percentage were asked about marital status, ABC News says.

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    M&A RETENTION AGREEMENTS HAVE GOTTEN SMARTER, MORE STRATEGIC, WTW SAYS

    Nov 02, 2017

    In Willis Towers Watson's (WTW) 2017 Global M&A Retention Study, 80% of the respondents said that talent retention agreements helped keep employees on board during their organization's acquisition or merger (M&A).

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    MISERABLE MODERN WORKERS: WHY ARE THEY SO UNHAPPY?

    Nov 02, 2017

    Today's workers are disengaged. They lack motivation. They're bored. They're stressed. They're burned out. Researchers at Gallup, Randstad and Mercer conducting survey after survey have come to these conclusions. In fact, these surveys seem to paint an increasingly bleak picture of l...

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    HR PROFESSIONALS THANKFUL FOR PEERS, LEARNING, MAKING A DIFFERENCE

    Nov 02, 2017

    Our request to readers to share what they are most thankful for as HR professionals prompted many heartfelt responses. Here is a sampling of what evokes SHRM certificants' feelings of gratitude.

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    CAN AN EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT EXCUSE BAD BEHAVIOR?

    Nov 01, 2017

    As sexual harassment allegations against top business executives make headlines, so do reports of multimillion-dollar severance payments to the accused executives and potential breach-of-contract claims. This may leave HR professionals asking what can be included in an executive employment agreement...

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    AS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS, WAGE & HOUR PROBLEMS BEGIN

    Nov 01, 2017

    On Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at 2:00 a.m., daylight saving time will end and in most states clocks will be set back one hour. As it does every year, this change presents a challenge for employers whose nonexempt employees are working during that time.

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    OPEN ENROLLMENT 2018 CHANGES LITTLE WITH ACA STILL IN PLACE

    Oct 31, 2017

    Open enrollment 2018 should pass with relatively less compliance headaches, says the Star Tribune, mainly since Republican lawmakers failed to undo much at all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers might be tweaking benefits to make them more attractive to job candidates in a tight labor marke...

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    4 INDIRECT METHODS FOR EVALUATING HR COMPETENCY PROFICIENCY

    Oct 30, 2017

    Though there are advantages to using direct methods of evaluating competencies—you may be communicating with employees and candidates, which can generate engagement—it is often valuable to use an indirect approach to verify perceptions gathered in other approaches.

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    LEAVE EMPLOYEES ALONE DURING FMLA TIME OFF

    Oct 30, 2017

    Human resource professionals and managers should not call an employee into work for any reason during Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off, employment law attorneys say. Occasional phone calls may be OK, but workplace investigations and even promotion discussions should be postponed until th...

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    REPORT: PAVING THE WAY FOR A NEW SALARY THRESHOLD, DOL WILL APPEAL OVERTIME INJUNCTION

    Oct 27, 2017

    According to Bloomberg BNA, sources "close to the litigation" say the U.S. Department of Labor will appeal a district court judge's permanent injunction that halted an updated Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime salary threshold.

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    DISENGAGED AND TIRED WORKERS DO 'SCARY' THINGS, RANDSTAD STUDY SAYS

    Oct 27, 2017

    In a new study, Randstad USA found that employees are feeling disengaged, uninspired and just plain tired. The company says this discontent is causing workers to do some "scary" things on the job, according to an email sent to HR Dive.

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    BOOSTING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT WITH AI AND MACHINE LEARNING

    Oct 27, 2017

    Employee engagement is a dynamic and fluid metric. It has a direct bearing on productivity and business goals, which is why it is on every business agenda today. In truth, annual surveys do not match up to the real result, because what an employee feels during the annual survey is not the same say, ...

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    MANY INDUSTRIES HAVE HIGH PERCEIVED DIVERSITY, BUT THE NUMBERS TELL A DIFFERENT STORY

    Oct 26, 2017

    In a new survey, Owler, a self-described community-based competitive insights platform, identified companies and industries with the highest perceived diversity rankings in the country. The San Mateo-based company polled 17,000 employees and other stakeholders.

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    STUDY: ADVISING WOMEN TO 'LEAN IN' MISSES THE MARK

    Oct 26, 2017

    Harvard Business Review (HBR) concluded from the results of a recent study that women's behavior doesn't keep them from advancing on the job — different treatment does. The conclusion is based on an experiment in which women and men at a company were tracked by digital communication an...

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    WHY 3 OUT OF 4 EMPLOYEES ARE LOOKING TO JUMP SHIP

    Oct 26, 2017

    A recent study showed that almost three out of four employees are so unhappy with their jobs they are looking for employment elsewhere. Mental Health America (MHA) and the Faas Foundation’s 2017 Mind The Workplace report found that 71% of the 17,000 U.S. workers surveyed want a company change....

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    DOL MOVES TO REVISE — OR RESCIND — FLSA TIP POOL REGS

    Oct 25, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has confirmed to HR Dive that it has begun a new rulemaking process for tip pool regulations, sending a proposal to the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.

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    ACROSS EVERY GENERATION, EMPLOYEES NEED TOTAL WELL-BEING SUPPORT

    Oct 25, 2017

    Wellness tech trio Welltok, meQuilibrium and Zipongo released a new survey on Americans’ physical, emotional and financial struggles, broken down by gender, age, income and region. The survey, Consumer Health POV 2017, polled 2,000 full-time workers nationwide.

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    HOW OFFICE POLITICS CORRUPT THE SEARCH FOR HIGH-POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES

    Oct 25, 2017

    Few topics have captivated talent management discussions more intensely than potential. The obsession with predicting who may be a future star or the next top leader has influenced academic research and human resources practices alike.

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    CAN EMPLOYEES BE FIRED FOR OFF-DUTY CONDUCT?

    Oct 24, 2017

    It's understandable for employers to be concerned about workers' off-duty activities that may affect job performance or the company's image—but employers must ensure that their policies don't violate state laws that protect employees' lawful conduct outside of work.

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    WORKERS ADMIT TO BEING BORED AN AVERAGE OF 10.5 HOURS A WEEK

    Oct 20, 2017

    According to a survey from OfficeTeam, professionals admit they're bored at work for about 10.5 hours a week. The Robert Half company polled 380 U.S. workers and 300 senior managers for the survey. The weekly hours amount to more than a full day a week and about 68 days a year.

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    SHOULD FLEXIBLE WORK BE THE DEFAULT OPTION FOR MOST JOBS?

    Oct 20, 2017

    Employment specialists recently convened in a webinar to evaluate the status of flexible and remote work and how to advance the flexible-work movement nationally.  The 1 Million for Work Flexibility (1MFWF) program was part of National Flex Day, which began five years ago to engage employers an...

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    BOSSES PLAY KEY ROLE IN EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING AND DEVELOPMENT, STUDY SAYS

    Oct 19, 2017

    Workers whose supervisors don’t support their career growth plan to leave their jobs next year, says a new survey from the American Psychological Association. Although half of them said they have the skills needed to do their jobs, they still want career growth.

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    STUDY: WHAT HR ACTUALLY DOES VS. WHAT EMPLOYEES EXPECT HR TO DO

    Oct 18, 2017

    Ask employees and HR pros what the Human Resources department actually does, and you’re liable to find some common beliefs and some major differences. That’s what a recent study by Paychex uncovered. The study polled both employees and HR specialists about the roles and responsibilities ...

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING EMPLOYEES TO BOUNCE BACK

    Oct 17, 2017

    Employees in a Resilience in the Workplace study reported positive outcomes, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and Harris Poll. More than 1,000 adults participated in the resilience training with 73% reporting their health improved as a result. Some said they had more energy, exercis...

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    SINGAPORE: NEW STANDARDS ON FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS ISSUED

    Oct 16, 2017

    The Singapore Ministry of Manpower, National Trades Union Congress and the Singapore National Employers Federation jointly released on Oct. 6, 2017, new Tripartite Standards on Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs).

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    WAGE AND HOUR SUITS REMAIN TOP CONCERN FOR HR AND IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

    Oct 12, 2017

    A new report by international law firm Proskauer found that 76% of professionals polled meet regularly with the heads of HR departments and other business units. The survey examined how in-house counsel can better collaborate with HR, partner with other business units and improve their own performan...

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    ETHICS CHIEF TO AGENCY HEADS: PROMOTE SAFE CULTURE FOR REPORTING MISCONDUCT

    Oct 12, 2017

    David Apol, the federal government's ethics chief, is "deeply concerned" that some government leaders have engaged in impermissible conduct, he wrote in a recent memo. The memo follows on the heels of several members of President Donald Trump's cabinet being questioned, and one res...

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    DOL IS STEPPING UP ‘MISSING PARTICIPANT’ PENSION PLAN AUDITS

    Oct 12, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is ramping up its audits of defined benefit pension plans with "missing" participants. This is putting pressure on plan administrators to locate former employees—or their beneficiaries—so that they can receive the benefits they're owed.

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    AFLAC: WORKERS HAVE A FALSE SENSE OF CONFIDENCE ABOUT THEIR BENEFITS

    Oct 10, 2017

    A new Aflac study found that employees are confident about their benefits plans even though many don't fully understand them. The 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report showed that 67% said they felt confident that they signed up for the right benefits.

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    MEANINGFUL WORK IS CRITICAL TO WORKER HAPPINESS, STUDY SAYS

    Oct 10, 2017

    Meaningful work topped the list of positive employee experiences in a study by Globoforce’s WorkHuman Research Institute and IBM’s Smarter Workforce Institute. The Employee Experience Index examined the relationship between employee experiences and workplace practices.

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    5 BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR PRIORITIES FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT 2018

    Oct 09, 2017

    Autumn is upon us. The air is cooler. The leaves are changing colors. Pumpkin versions of all of your favorite foods are in supermarkets. And for thousands of benefits administrators, it’s open enrollment season — the annual workplace ritual in which millions of employees select their 20...

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    ONTARIO: WITH WORKPLACE HARASSMENT, THE CUSTOMER ISN’T ALWAYS RIGHT

    Oct 09, 2017

    I worked in retail for several years, and I vividly remember my worst interactions with customers. The woman who thought a shirt was on sale and threw it in my face when I told her it wasn't. The couple who yelled a series of four-letter words at me when I told them they couldn't cut in line...

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    EMPLOYERS WORRY ABOUT WORKER REACTIONS TO NEW CEO PAY RATIO DISCLOSURES

    Oct 06, 2017

    Employers say they're worried about workers' reactions when they begin to report CEO-employee pay ratios next year, according to a Willis Towers Watson (WTW) poll. A new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requires publicly held companies to disclose CEO-to-worker pay ratios.

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    SHRM'S WHEN WORK WORKS PROJECT PROMOTES FLEXIBILITY

    Oct 05, 2017

    Balancing work and family responsibilities has become increasingly difficult in the modern workplace, as advanced technology, economic concerns and societal pressures make it hard for people to keep the concepts of job and home separate.

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    STUDY: 94% OF WORKERS ARE OPEN TO NON-TRADITIONAL WORK ARRANGEMENTS

    Oct 05, 2017

    Results from a new ManpowerGroup survey show that 94% of workers are open to non-traditional forms of work. The global workforce solutions company compiled data from more than 9,500 people in 12 countries.

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    EXECUTIVES SEEK HR PROS WITH CERTIFICATIONS, STUDY SHOWS

    Oct 05, 2017

    Employers are looking for HR professionals with certifications, new research shows. The study, published by Dow Jones Customer Intelligence in collaboration with HR Certification Institute (HRCI), says that 70% of business executives believe having a human resource department made up of all certifie...

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    HR LEADERS WANT PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS, BUT ONLY 1 IN 3 HAS ACCESS TO IT

    Oct 05, 2017

    Most HR professionals (95%) agree that predictive analytics would aid their hiring and development efforts, but only a third have access to the technology, according to a survey by OutMatch, a predictive analytics firm. The survey collected responses from 176 HR professionals representing 30 industr...

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    KIDS STEAL THE SHOW, LEND NEW MEANING TO 'WORK/LIFE BALANCE'

    Oct 04, 2017

    When 4-year-old Marion Yena Kelly swaggered into her father's home office "in a hippity-hoppity mood," crashing his Skype interview with the BBC in March, the pigtailed youngster in round pink glasses and yellow sweater turned her family into an Internet sensation. The resulting bloope...

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    ADP: WAGE GARNISHMENT PRIMARILY AFFECTS MALE MANUFACTURING WORKERS

    Oct 03, 2017

    Wage garnishment, the court-ordered extraction of money from workers' earnings to satisfy a debt, affects one in 14 Americans, according to a study from ADP Research Institute. Of those affected, 71% are men, typically between the ages of 35 to 55, who work for large manufacturers in the Midwest...

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    OLDER WORKERS — NOT MILLENNIALS — ARE DRIVING THE GIG ECONOMY

    Oct 03, 2017

    Around 79% of executives think hiring contractors will give them the agility they seek, according to research from Mavenlink, a cloud-based software provider. The study, The White-Collar Gig Economy: On-Demand Workforce Trends According to Today’s Business Leaders, suggests that there's a ...

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    THE IMPACT OF A MOBILE-FIRST HR STRATEGY ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    Oct 02, 2017

    In today’s fast-paced, hyper-digital world, adopting a mobile-first technology strategy has been a high priority for many industries including retail, travel, financial services and insurance. In the last few years, the HR/benefits space has gotten onboard with this growing trend. One of the d...

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    SALESFORCE DROPS $6M TO CLOSE ITS GENDER PAY GAP

    Sep 29, 2017

    Salesforce has made an interesting move to close its gender pay gap: it's simply putting up the difference in women and men's pay, says Quartz. Salesforce conducted an equal pay assessment in 2015 to see if women and men were paid the same wage and found that pay for both genders needed adju...

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    EMPLOYERS SEE VALUE IN TECHNOLOGY, BUT STRUGGLE TO KEEP UP

    Sep 28, 2017

    More employers recognize technology's value, according to a new Randstad Sourceright report; the number of employers who see how automation benefits hiring rose 6% over the past year. At the same time, employers in five industries are concerned that digital revolutions are happening too fast.

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    HOW TO COMPLY WITH PAYROLL RECORD-KEEPING REQUIREMENTS

    Sep 27, 2017

    Complex wage and hour laws are the source of both many headaches for HR and many class-action lawsuits from employees. Even when nonexempt employees are properly paid, businesses can still find themselves in hot water if they don't keep proper payroll records. Here are some tips for complying wi...

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    TARGET RAISES BASE WAGES, REVEALING PRESSURES ON RETAIL TO RETAIN TALENT

    Sep 27, 2017

    Big retailers are raising wages as they compete with each other to attract and retain workers, reports Quartz. Federal Reserve banks have been collecting anecdotal data showing that job-hopping is common in the current economy, with record-low unemployment and myriad job openings.

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    WORLD-CLASS HR DEPARTMENTS DO MORE BUT SPEND LESS, THANKS TO TECHNOLOGY

    Sep 27, 2017

    World-class HR organizations spend 25% less than average HR organizations and function with 30% less staff, but are more effective, according to a report from The Hackett Group. The consulting firm's benchmark analysis also found that, should an average company with $10 billion in revenue gain w...

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    NAVIGATING 5 GENERATIONS IN THE WORKFORCE

    Sep 25, 2017

    For the first time in history, five generations will soon be working side-by-side. This poses one of the biggest challenges facing HR teams today. How do HR leaders fairly accommodate five generations with health benefits, wellness programs, worksite perks and the like? The stark differences between...

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    AFRAID TO SPEAK YOUR MIND AT WORK? SO ARE MANY OF YOUR COLLEAGUES

    Sep 25, 2017

    At your weekly meeting, a manager asks for feedback on the speakers she hired for your organization's annual conference. You thought they were disorganized and dull. But your manager might take that criticism personally, so you keep your mouth shut.

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    EMPLOYEES FEEL VALUED WHEN THEY CAN ACCESS PAY, BENEFITS INFO ONLINE

    Sep 25, 2017

    In an American Payroll Association (APA) study, 82% of U.S. employees said they have access to an online self-service portal their employers provide. The 2017 Getting Paid In America survey revealed that workers appreciate being able to review their pay and benefits information online.

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    EMPLOYERS SPEND 70% MORE ON HEALTHCARE BENEFITS THAN RETIREMENT BENEFITS

    Sep 22, 2017

    A new Willis Towers Watson (WTW) study shows that employers spent on average 70% more on healthcare benefits than retirement benefits in 2015. Costs varied greatly by industry, with retirement benefits showing the most disparity.

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    MAJORITY OF EMPLOYERS FAIL TO SUPPORT WORKERS’ EFFORTS TO LEAD AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

    Sep 21, 2017

    The majority of UK employees (61 percent) do not feel encouraged by their employer to lead an active lifestyle, despite most managers agreeing that exercise positively impacts employees’ productivity (78 percent) and their ability to handle stress (82 percent) claims new research from AXA PPP ...

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    KORN FERRY: ONLY 27% OF EMPLOYERS READY TO RESKILL WORKERS FOR FUTURE TECH JOBS

    Sep 21, 2017

    A new Korn Ferry study shows that only 27% of employers polled were re-skilling workers for the new jobs automation would usher in to replace their old jobs. The study also showed that just 23% of employers said they have the skilled talent needed to navigate the Internet of Things (IoT).

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    CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE APPROVES BAN ON ASKING APPLICANTS ABOUT PAST SALARY

    Sep 21, 2017

    California employers could no longer ask job applicants about their salary history under legislation that is headed for Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Assembly Bill (A.B.) 168, authored by Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, would bar employers from requesting the pay history of a job a...

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    ASSESSING RECRUITMENT CONVERSION RATES CAN LEAD TO BETTER HIRES

    Sep 20, 2017

    Digging into your organization's recruitment conversion data will help you make better decisions, cut costs and improve efficiency. It's important that talent acquisition leaders measure not only the overall hiring process, but also each step of that process, said Nora Burns, a Denver-based ...

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    SHOCKING LEVEL OF DISSATISFACTION AMONGST WORKPLACE OCCUPANTS, FINDS LEESMAN

    Sep 20, 2017

    There is a shocking level of dissatisfaction among the workforce according to a new global report from Leesman, which looks at how a poorly planned workplace can have a negative impact on employees, and inhibit their ability to perform.

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    BEST WORKPLACES FOR WOMEN WORK BETTER FOR EVERYONE, STUDY SHOWS

    Sep 19, 2017

    Research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have released the results of the annual Best Workplaces for Women rankings. According to the organization, their findings show that where women are valued, other disenfranchised groups are, too. Where women thrive, non-whites, members...

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    EMPLOYEES GO ABOVE AND BEYOND WHEN INSPIRED BY COMPANY CULTURE

    Sep 19, 2017

    Research shows that when employees go beyond the call of duty, their work experience is more meaningful and their organizations operate more effectively, Harvard Business Review (HBR) reports. Workers who willingly perform beyond expectations by stepping up to assist coworkers, volunteer to take on ...

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    EMPLOYEES GO ABOVE AND BEYOND WHEN INSPIRED BY COMPANY CULTURE

    Sep 19, 2017

    Research shows that when employees go beyond the call of duty, their work experience is more meaningful and their organizations operate more effectively, Harvard Business Review (HBR) reports. Workers who willingly perform beyond expectations by stepping up to assist coworkers, volunteer to take on ...

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    WHY BANNING QUESTIONS ABOUT SALARY HISTORY MAY NOT IMPROVE PAY EQUITY

    Sep 18, 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 author discusses the relationship between salary history questions and the gender pay gap.

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    WHY ONE STARTUP JUST WANTS ITS MILLENNIAL EMPLOYEES TO MOVE ON

    Sep 18, 2017

    Jolt, a career development startup, is foregoing perks and big salaries to steer workers, largely tech industry millennials, into the right careers, Business Insider reports. Through its development program (called a "chartership"), Jolt employees work at the firm for two years before movi...

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    SLACK TACKLES MACHINE LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

    Sep 15, 2017

    Slack and ServiceNow have struck up a new partnership in order to create an app with machine-learning capability, Venture Beat reports. The partnership combines the technological expertise of both startups, says Venture Beat. Slack will launch an app this fall that provides ServiceNow with a Slack c...

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    WOMEN EXPERIENCE STEEPER ENGAGEMENT DROPS THAN MEN AFTER 2 YEARS ON THE JOB

    Sep 15, 2017

    A new Aon study shows that engagement for women dropped by 13% in the first two years on the job, but dropped only 9% for men during the same period. On the subject of fair pay, the study found a 16% drop in the number of women who felt they were fairly compensated by the end of year two, though tha...

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    TALENT ACQUISITION TECH IS EVOLVING

    Sep 15, 2017

    CHICAGO—The traditional technology configuration for recruiting and hiring at the enterprise level is changing from being solely an applicant tracking setup to one with more analytics, automation and marketing tools, said Tim Sackett, HR thought leader and president of HRU Technical Resources,...

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    ADZUNA COMMENT ON ONS LABOUR MARKET STATS- SEPTEMBER 2017

    Sep 14, 2017

    The ongoing Brexit battle and stringent salaries hitting a three-year low have, so far, had little impact on the volume of vacancies in the labour market. UK advertised roles continue to surge, with more than 1.2 million openings currently listed on Adzuna. “Despite slow wage growth, it is enc...

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    5 WAYS TO USE YOUR CSR PROGRAM TO ATTRACT MILLENNIALS

    Sep 12, 2017

    If your organization is seeking its next generation of executives, and hoping to attract the attention of the 86 million millennials that currently make up the largest population group on the planet, a strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) program is one of the most compelling tools for both ...

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    WAGES ARE UP FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS, ATD SAYS

    Sep 12, 2017

    The Association for Talent Development (ATD) has released their 2017 Talent Development Compensation, Benefits, and Job Seeker Report, which shows a gain in median annual salary for talent development specialists over last year's figures. The average salary for a talent development specialist wa...

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    SOFI'S WOMEN EMPLOYEES CLAIM COMPANY CULTURE MISTREATS THEM

    Sep 12, 2017

    Social Finance Inc. (SoFi), a fintech startup, may be mistreating its women employees, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). CEO Michael Cagney stepped down Monday evening, CNBC reports. Nearly a dozen SoFi employees, both current and past, told WSJ that the company's former ...

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    HOUSE REPUBLICANS WANT ALL EMPLOYERS TO USE E-VERIFY

    Sep 12, 2017

    Atrio of House Republicans reintroduced legislation that would require employers across the country to use E-Verify, the federal government's electronic system to verify new hires' work authorization. Employers in certain states and federal contractors already must use E-Verify, but for most...

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    4 TIPS FROM KIMBERLY-CLARK ON RECRUITING DIGITAL-NATIVE EMPLOYEES

    Sep 11, 2017

    Editor's Note: SHRM has partnered with Chief Executive to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies. In this article, the author discusses how a Wisconsin-based organization is recruiting digital-native workers. As digitization takes over nearly every vertical and puts new dema...

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    WHILE CANDIDATES WANT MORE REMOTE WORK, EMPLOYERS AREN'T ENTIRELY SOLD

    Sep 11, 2017

    As some employers try to rein in work-at-home options, job candidates continue to ask for remote work, Benefits Pro reports. The MRINetwork 2017 Recruiter Sentiment Study found that candidates applying for professional, managerial and executive positions want to perform at least some of their work f...

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    BLACK MEN EARN 70 CENTS FOR EVERY DOLLAR WHITE MEN EARN, NEW STUDY SHOWS

    Sep 11, 2017

    The pay gap between black and white Americans just got wider, Bloomberg reports. Age, education, job and geographical differences aside, black workers are now earning even less than their white counterparts, says Bloomberg, citing research from the San Francisco Federal Reserve. Black men's aver...

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    DRUG ADDICTION IS DRIVING 20% OF MEN OUT OF THE WORKFORCE

    Sep 08, 2017

    Drug addiction has driven one in five American men out of the workforce, Fortune reports. According to research from Princeton University economist Alan Krueger, the prescription painkiller and opioid epidemic hit Appalachia, the Northeast and the Midwest the hardest, claiming 33,000 lives in 2015 a...

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    DOJ ENDS DEFENSE OF CONTROVERSIAL OVERTIME RULE

    Sep 07, 2017

    The Justice Department (DOJ) said it won't defend the Labor Department's (DOL's) overtime rule, The Hill reported citing Bloomberg BNA. The overtime rule would have made an estimated 4 million additional workers eligible for overtime pay.

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    LONG-TIME EMPLOYEES LOSE TRUST WHEN EMPLOYERS KEEP POLICY ENFORCEMENT UNDER WRAPS

    Sep 07, 2017

    A new university study found that keeping policy enforcement proceedings a secret causes distrust among long-term employees. The University of California, Irvine study found that employees' trust diminishes over time when employers' proceedings involving policy breaches are kept under cover....

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    STUDY: 85% OF COMPANIES SAY WELLNESS PROGRAMS BOLSTER EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    Sep 06, 2017

    Virgin Pulse released a new study showing a direct impact of wellness programs bolstering employee engagement. The company, which cultivates good lifestyles through technology, polled thousands of HR professionals and wellness program participants. Highlights of the survey revealed that 42% of respo...

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    LOW EMPLOYMENT FIGURES FORCE EMPLOYERS TO TURN TO HIGH-TECH TOOLS FOR HIRING

    Sep 05, 2017

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' low unemployment numbers for August underscore why many employers are turning to high-tech methods to step up recruitment, according to Randstad Sourceright. The global HR provider firm finds that employers are already making a range of investments in technol...

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    WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE FEDERAL OVERTIME RULE?

    Sep 05, 2017

    Even though a federal judge has invalidated the Obama-era overtime rule that would have more than doubled the salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) "white collar" exemptions, that doesn't mean employers have to make any changes right now."Employers a...

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    HOW TO WORK WITH A BAD LISTENER

    Sep 05, 2017

    It's a challenge to work with people — peers, junior colleagues, or even bosses — who just don't listen. Whether your colleagues interrupt you, ramble on, seem distracted, or are always waiting for their turn to talk, the impact is the same: You don't feel heard, and the chan...

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    HONG KONG: APOLOGY LEGISLATION UNLOCKS THE POWER OF ‘SORRY’

    Sep 01, 2017

    By its very nature, the relationship between an employer and an employee is unique. Employment provides not only financial rewards, but can be a source of social status and a measure of self-worth. It is hardly surprising then, that when a dispute arises between an employer and an employee, emotions...

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    THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN? OVERTIME RULE IS 'INVALID,' COURT SAYS

    Aug 31, 2017

    A federal judge ruled Aug. 31 that the Obama administration's overtime rule is "invalid," completing what may prove to be the final step in the rule's slow demise. While an appeals court was busy debating the appropriateness of the injunction that initially halted the rule, a lower...

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    FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES DOWN OBAMA DOL'S OVERTIME RULE

    Aug 31, 2017

    A federal judge in Texas has struck down an Obama-era federal overtime rule that would have made more than 4 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime pay. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted summary judgment to more than 55 business groups that had challenged the Obama administr...

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    DHS MANDATES IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS FOR SOME IMMIGRANT WORKERS

    Aug 31, 2017

    Carrying out the Trump administration's immigration mandates, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will soon expand the pool of individuals required to undergo in-person interviews as part of the immigration process. The new requirement starts Oct. 1 and will apply to "employme...

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    ONLY 27% OF EMPLOYEES GIVE HR AN 'A' ON OPEN ENROLLMENT

    Aug 30, 2017

    HR earned a "C" grade or lower in open enrollment from 36% of employees according to a new survey by Namely. Although 57% of employees said their HR department prepared them "pretty well" for open enrollment, only 27% gave HR an "A." Namely is an HR platform for midsize...

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    CANADIAN, U.S. EMPLOYERS HOPE RENEWED NAFTA HELPS WORKERS CROSS BORDERS

    Aug 30, 2017

    As North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks begin, employers are calling for better rules governing how professionals and business travelers cross the Canada-U.S. border. "The NAFTA renegotiation presents an opportunity to improve the flow of skilled employees between the...

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    YOUR EMPLOYEE MESSES UP: HOW DO YOU RESPOND?

    Aug 29, 2017

    One of your workers blows a deadline for getting a report to a big-name client. Rectifying this error costs you time, causes you stress, embarrasses your department and hurts your organization's reputation.So how do you deal with the offending employee? With research into the mistake, empathy, a...

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    WORKERS SEEKING GREEN CARDS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO WAIVE INTERVIEWS

    Aug 29, 2017

    Foreign nationals working in the United States with employment-based visas will be required to sit for an in-person interview to adjust status to permanent residency beginning Oct. 1, likely lengthening the green card application process for workers.

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    VIEWPOINT: CAREFULLY CRAFT THE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SURVEY

    Aug 28, 2017

    Employee engagement surveys often are the first step toward increasing employee engagement. But the surveys will be ineffective without the support of senior management, which is essential for the survey results to spark needed changes. Ensure that employees' responses will remain confidential t...

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    STARTUP USING AI TO MATCH TECH TALENT WITH EMPLOYERS

    Aug 28, 2017

    The founders of Leap.ai say they developed an AI-based method of matching tech talent to dream jobs, according to Tech Crunch. Richard Liu and Yunkai Zhou, two former Google engineers, say their solution guarantees job applicants an interview with at least one "dream" employer. So far, 70%...

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    HIRING VOLUNTEERS? IT CAN BE AS CHALLENGING AS HIRING EMPLOYEES

    Aug 28, 2017

    Does your business or organization collaborate with volunteers to serve customers or handle other key functions? Particularly for most non-profit organizations, volunteers are essential. Many organizations make the mistake of thinking that, since volunteer positions are unpaid, there is no need to r...

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    TRANS EMPLOYEES ARE NOT GIVEN ENOUGH MANAGERIAL SUPPORT AT WORK SAYS ACAS

    Aug 25, 2017

    Poor awareness from employers about the challenges faced by trans employees can leave them feeling isolated at work, according to new research. A study commissioned by workplace experts Acas reveals that many employers are not up to speed with the law on gender reassignment discrimination, which pro...

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    EMPLOYER BRANDING AROUND THE WORLD

    Aug 24, 2017

    Ask any employee in any department anywhere how they feel about employer branding and they’ll probably agree it’s important. But when it comes to the question of who’s responsible, how to do it, and where to invest, things can get complicated. For companies just starting out, or th...

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    PEOPLE CLAIM TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE OUTSIDE THE TRADITIONAL OFFICE, CLAIMS REPORT

    Aug 23, 2017

    According to FlexJobs’ 6th annual survey of more than 5,000 respondents interested in flexible working, 66 percent of workers think they would be more productive telecommuting than working in a traditional office environment. Fewer interruptions from colleagues (76 percent), fewer distractions...

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    NEARLY HALF OF EMPLOYERS CONTINUE TO ASK ABOUT CRIMINAL HISTORY ON JOB APPLICATIONS

    Aug 23, 2017

    About half (48 percent) of employers that conduct pre-employment background checks still have a question on their application forms inquiring about applicants' criminal histories, despite the growing momentum to "ban the box" on job applications.Criminal records searches are used by 93...

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    EMPLOYERS CLAIM TO BE 'AGING-FRIENDLY,' BUT IN PRACTICE, MANY ARE NOT

    Aug 22, 2017

    Employee Benefits News (EBN) reports that while many employers claim to be "aging-friendly," only 39% actually are. Employers claim they want to offer workers of all ages flexible work schedules, training and tools to perform their jobs, but fall short of the goal when older workers are in...

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    BRAZIL: OVERVIEW OF RECENT LABOR REFORM

    Aug 21, 2017

    Labor reform in Brazil was approved on July 13, 2017, amending several articles of the Labor Code and Laws 6,019/1974 (temporary employment), 8,036/90 (severance fund) and 8,212/1991 (social contributions). The legislation still protects the constitutional rights of workers. However, it seeks to mod...

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    GERMANY: EMPLOYEE MONITORING RULED UNLAWFUL

    Aug 21, 2017

    On July 27, 2017, the German Federal Labor Court decided that a company's use of surveillance software to monitor computer use of its employees was in violation of Section 32 of the German Federal Data Protection Act and therefore data obtained through such software was inadmissible evidence. Th...

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    MINIMUM-WAGE BOOSTS ONLY ENCOURAGE MORE BOTS, RESEARCHERS SAY

    Aug 21, 2017

    Two economists said they've found new evidence that minimum-wage hikes force employers to automate low-skilled workers' jobs, reports CNBC. According to David Neumark of UC Irvine and Grace Lordan of the London School of Economics, the low-skilled workers hit hardest by unemployment are youn...

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    AMERICAN WORKERS HAVING TO PUT UP WITH DIFFICULT AND HOSTILE WORKING ENVIRONMENT, CLAIMS REPORT

    Aug 21, 2017

    The American workplace is physically and emotionally demanding, with workers frequently facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile working environment, according to a new study. The findings come from research conducted by investigat...

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    CLARIFY THE 'WHO,' 'WHY' AND 'WHAT' OF COLLABORATION

    Aug 17, 2017

    Creating a collaborative work environment begins with knowing what your organization wants to achieve, who should be part of the effort and why the company wants to achieve that goal. Collaboration can drive overall performance, such as increased revenue, and an ability to better execute business st...

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    FACING TALENT SHORTAGES, STATES MAY RESORT TO CANDIDATE POACHING

    Aug 17, 2017

    Wisconsin is trying to woo companies like Foxconn with generous tax breaks. However, the state is already facing labor shortages which means it must attract talent from elsewhere, perhaps nearby states that have higher unemployment rates like Ohio and Illinois, Bloomberg reports. Maine is already do...

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    HR PROS LACK CONFIDENCE IN SKILLS ASSESSMENTS, SHRM/MERCER STUDY SAYS

    Aug 17, 2017

    HR professionals don't have much confidence in their organizations' ability to assess entry-level candidates' skills, according to a new report from Mercer and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Entry-Level Applicant Job Skills Survey reports that only one-fifth of the mor...

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    HOW TO MANAGE WORKPLACE SAFETY ISSUES FOR REMOTE EMPLOYEES

    Aug 16, 2017

    Technology has made telecommuting easier to manage, but remote work arrangements present unique safety challenges—and employers must ensure they are complying with workplace rules even for employees who don't work onsite. Keeping remote employees safe can be challenging, mainly because the...

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    THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF HIRING PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES

    Aug 15, 2017

    The relatively low unemployment rate is spurring once-reluctant employers to rethink their position on hiring candidates with criminal histories.  A wide range of companies are opening their application processes to former prisoners and  state and local governments are removing obstacles t...

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    WELLNESS PROGRAMS INVOLVING EMPLOYEE SPOUSES MORE LIKELY TO SEE ENGAGEMENT

    Aug 11, 2017

    A study on the effect of spouses on employees' wellness found that 28% of workers were more likely to participate in life-coaching programs if their spouses also took part, Benefits Pro reports. The HERO Health and Well-being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer found that only ...

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    DOL TO DELAY REMAINING PARTS OF FIDUCIARY RULE UNTIL JULY 2019

    Aug 10, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) revealed via a brief filed in a Minnesota lawsuit that it has submitted a proposal to delay the remaining parts of the fiduciary rule by 18 months, until July 1, 2019. "It's a very clear attempt at death by delay," one expert told Investment News. Two...

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    WALMART ACADEMY RAISES QUESTIONS OVER WHO BENEFITS FROM TRAINING PROGRAMS

    Aug 10, 2017

    Training programs are at the heart of a Walmart rebranding effort focused on positioning the company as a worker-focused and community minded company, reports the New York Times. The retail giant's Walmart Academy has classrooms in 150 stores across the country where employees learn skills rangi...

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    STUDY: TOP PERFORMERS PRODUCE 61% OF THEIR DEPARTMENT'S WORK

    Aug 09, 2017

    High performers are called just that for a reason, according to a new study by VitalSmarts, a training platform. Employees in the study who scored nine out of 10 on a performance scale produced 61% of their departments' work. The study of 1,594 hiring managers and employees also found that high ...

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    THE 4 KEY PILLARS TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    Aug 09, 2017

    New research from YouEarnedIt shows that, of the 750 employees studied, only 10% rated their employee experience a 10 out of 10. The study lists four "key pillars" of employee engagement: Connection, meaning, impact and appreciation. Employees want to feel connected to their colleagues and...

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    EMPLOYER BRANDING 2.0: PRODUCE BETTER-ALIGNED CANDIDATES

    Aug 08, 2017

    Communicating employer brand to attract the right applicants has become one of the most discussed facets of talent acquisition over the last five years. Employer brand goes beyond recruitment advertising—especially if connected with the organization's consumer brand and overall HR strategy...

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    HR MANAGER ALLEGEDLY FIRED FOR OPPOSING DISCRIMINATION WILL GET HER DAY IN COURT

    Aug 08, 2017

    An HR manager alleging retaliation should have her claims heard by a jury, a federal district court judge has determined (Donald v. Plus4 Credit Union, No. 4:16-cv-00123 (S.D. Texas)).The manager was told to hire only white employees and also was instructed to fire a black employee because of his ra...

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    3% SALARY INCREASES PUT GREATER FOCUS ON VARIABLE PAY

    Aug 07, 2017

    With salary increase budgets expected to remain at 3 percent for both 2017 and 2018, employers are continuing to leverage variable pay to differentiate rewards for high-performers."With a tight job market and reported financial gains, we might have expected to see more growth in salaries,"...

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    LOOKING FOR AN APPLICANT WITH GREAT SOFT SKILLS? ASK THEIR CO-WORKERS

    Aug 04, 2017

    New research suggests that co-workers tend to emphasize interpersonal behaviors, like being helpful or compassionate, when providing references for job candidates, as opposed to managers, who are more likely to focus on experiences or completed tasks. SkillSurvey, a cloud-based reference checking, s...

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    WHEN A FOUL MOUTH MIGHT GET YOU FIRED—AND WHEN IT MIGHT NOT

    Aug 04, 2017

    In today's workplaces, which may seem more relaxed and casual than those of decades past, how acceptable is it to curse on the job? Certainly fired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci discovered that it wasn't acceptable after he used profanities to describe colleagues to ...

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    WORKPLACE FATALITIES DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT OLDER WORKERS

    Aug 03, 2017

    As overall workplace fatalities decline, older workers are dying at work at a higher rate than any other age group, reports the Washington Post, citing an Associated Press (AP) analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) findings. About 35% of on-the-job fatalities in 2015 involved workers 55 or ol...

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    61% OF US WORKERS THINK THE 9-TO-5 WORKDAY IS A DINOSAUR

    Aug 02, 2017

    In a CareerBuilder poll of 3,696 full-time U.S. employees, 61% of the respondents think the traditional 9-to-5 work schedule is outdated. Survey responses were analyzed by city, with the highest number of workers favoring flexible work schedules in Washington, D.C. (73%), Boston and Los Angeles (bot...

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    BUDGETED WAGE INCREASES MISSED MARK IN 2017, BUT REMAINED STEADY

    Aug 02, 2017

    Global budget increases missed a projected 3.1% this year, but remained constant overall, WorldatWork reports. The results of the annual salary budget increase survey show a four-year plateau of about 3% for the U.S., Canada and 17 other nations. WorldatWork officials think the stalled budget increa...

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    HIGH-PERFORMING EMPLOYEES TAKE MORE TIME OFF THAN LOW-PERFORMERS

    Aug 01, 2017

    A new report that dispels workplace myths found high-performing workers take the most vacation time of all employees. Namely's HR Mythbusters 2017 uncovered aspects of employee tenure, vacation time and turnover rates after analyzing data from 125,000 employees. High-performing employees take, o...

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    MORE EMPLOYEES ARE SPECIFICALLY SEARCHING FOR FLEXIBLE WORK, INDEED SAYS

    Jul 31, 2017

    Job searches for flexible work are up 32%, while major companies are reining in their remote staff, reports Hiring Lab, Indeed’s research unit. Indeed cites results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, which shows that the percentage of at-home workers grew from...

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    THE PARTNERS OF MEN WITH FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS HAVE HIGHER INCOMES

    Jul 31, 2017

    A new study suggests that the partners of men who have access to flexible working earn significantly more than those who have more rigid working cultures. The study of German couples, conducted by Dr Laura Langner at the University of Oxford’s Department of Sociology, explored changes in incom...

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    ‘JOINT-EMPLOYER’ BILL INTRODUCED TO PROTECT SMALL BUSINESSES

    Jul 28, 2017

    Some congressional representatives want to rewrite the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) 2015 definition of "joint employer" and introduced legislation on July 27 to do so. The Obama administration board's shift to an indirect-control test from a direct-control standard...

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    DOL: 58% OF PRIVATE EMPLOYERS NOW OFFER PAID SICK LEAVE

    Jul 28, 2017

    Access to paid sick leave has grown significantly, as more states and municipalities pass paid sick leave laws, ThinkAdvisor reports. The U.S. Department of Labor released data in a survey on health, life, retirement and paid-leave benefits that brokers, agents and retirement specialists can use for...

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    FLEXIBILITY, FAIRNESS, TRUST, EMPOWERMENT MAKE WORK HUMAN

    Jul 27, 2017

    The upside of all the changes taking place in the world of work is that the human element is now being celebrated. "The new organization looks like, feels like a living organism. Embrace that human element," said A. Sophie Wade, author of Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Wo...

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    IN THE MIDST OF THE SKILLS GAP, WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES CAN BE AN UNTAPPED LABOR POOL

    Jul 27, 2017

    The New York Post reports that the Brooklyn-based 106-year old company, Alphapointe, has a dedicated staff of employees who are mostly blind. The company handles manufacturing and assembly, along with warehousing and product fulfillment for city and state agencies. Additionally, the company has an i...

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    DOL ASKS IF MULTIPLE SALARY LEVELS FOR OVERTIME EXEMPTIONS ARE A GOOD IDEA

    Jul 26, 2017

    The Department of Labor (DOL) suggested more complex alternatives to the blocked overtime rule of the Obama administration in its July 25 request for information (RFI) on overtime. These alternatives include having multiple standard salary levels for white-collar exemptions from overtime, adjusted f...

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    EMPLOYEES, STRESSED BY BENEFITS DECISIONS, WANT MORE HELP

    Jul 26, 2017

    Recent surveys on how employees select benefits provide insights for improving open-enrollment communications and employee engagement. "Benefits enrollment is a time of confusion and stress for many employees," said Amanda Lannert, CEO of Jellyvision, a provider of benefits administration ...

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    HR DIRECTOR MAY BE PERSONALLY LIABLE IN FMLA SUIT

    Jul 26, 2017

    A federal district court has refused to dismiss a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) suit filed against an HR director, holding that the director could be individually liable in the case (Edelman v. Source Healthcare Analytics, Inc., No. 16-6280 (E.D. Pa. July 18, 2017). After taking leave for surg...

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    WHEN CREATING POSITIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES, BOSSES MATTER

    Jul 25, 2017

    When it comes to creating a competitive organization, employers need to hire good people and develop their talents through ongoing training. If this is the case, then why don't employees have enough support when it comes to their career growth? A Robert Half Finance and Accounting study indicate...

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    HOW TO TURN YOUR EMPLOYEES INTO BRAND ADVOCATES

    Jul 24, 2017

    Empowering employees to publicize and promote your organization's brand can give you a clear edge in the war for talent, experts agree.The recent trends toward marketing employer brand and leveraging social recruiting have opened up the possibilities of expanding engagement with passive talent a...

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    VIEWPOINT: THE TRUTH ABOUT MANAGERS AND HOW TO IMPROVE THEM

    Jul 24, 2017

    New managers typically don't know or have the fundamental skills to succeed. Let's change that.
    Managers have a terrible reputation. In a Monster.com survey, 32 percent of employees rated their boss as "horrible," and more than 50 percent rated their boss a 1 or 2 on a 1-5 s...

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    MANAGING LEAVE ISSUES: AN FMLA PRIMER FOR HR PROFESSIONALS

    Jul 21, 2017

    SHRM reports that of all the questions received by it on HR and related issues, the highest volume is FMLA questions. The good news for employers is that the DOL reports that the number of claims filed alleging FMLA violations decreased every year from 2011 to 2016. The primary violation is terminat...

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    WHEN HR GETS IT WRONG: MISCONDUCT WON’T CHANGE UNTIL THE CULTURE DOES

    Jul 20, 2017

    Recent headlines about sexual harassment and discrimination—at Fox News and Uber, for example—are stark reminders that HR departments aren't always successful at preventing misconduct at work. When it does arise, HR departments aren't necessarily responsive or quick with remedies...

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    MULTICULTURAL WOMEN BENEFIT FROM MALE ALLIES IN THE WORKPLACE

    Jul 19, 2017

    Having male allies in leadership positions at work makes a sizable impact on the career advancement of multicultural women, according to a report from the Working Mother Research Institute. A higher percentage of multicultural women with male allies received a promotion, a pay increase or a new assi...

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    EMPLOYERS ARE POURING MONEY INTO 401KS TO ENCOURAGE RETIREMENT

    Jul 19, 2017

    Employers are increasing their 401k contributions to get employees to save more for retirement, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Workers aren't saving enough for retirement so businesses, especially tech companies like Microsoft and Ultimate Software Group Inc., are boosting their contribu...

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    THE TOP 'BAD BOSS' BEHAVIOR? TAKING CREDIT FOR EMPLOYEES' WORK

    Jul 19, 2017

    According to a Bamboo HR survey, 44% of workers have left a job because of a bad boss. Survey respondents cited the top offending boss behavior as taking credit for a subordinate's idea.In addition, 31 percent of female respondents said they left due to “inappropriate” behavior, whil...

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    THE FIVE WORKFORCE HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESS LEADERS

    Jul 18, 2017

    What sets highly effective small and medium business leaders apart? Their workforces. I have been analyzing workforces for almost 20 years and have witnessed everything from the dramatic hits for leaders stuck in cul-de-sacs to the massive rewards for those who addressed workforce challenges headfir...

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    WHEN HR GETS IT WRONG: AVOIDING A BUNGLED INVESTIGATION

    Jul 18, 2017

    Imagine you are the chief human resources officer at a large university. You've heard the rumblings for months: Faculty members are upset that there aren't more instructors of color or more diverse curricula, so they're talking about a walkout. The black members of your football team are...

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    STANFORD STUDY: WORKING FROM HOME MAKES WORKERS MORE PRODUCTIVE, DEDICATED

    Jul 17, 2017

    People that work from home tend to be more productive and more dedicated, according to a study conducted by Stanford Graduate School of Business, reports QZ.com. The study involved workers at China's largest travel agency, Ctrip, for about two years. Half the workers worked primarily from home, ...

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    HOW TO RECRUIT FOR TECH TALENT WITH LIMITED RESOURCES

    Jul 17, 2017

    SEATTLE—Recruiting leaders at technology startups say they must prioritize their resources to remain competitive when they recruit for candidates against tech giants."We won't win if a candidate's pure motivation is cash," said Jason Buss, vice president of talent acquisition...

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    MORE COMPETITION FOR TALENT IS LEADING TO RISE IN WAGES

    Jul 14, 2017

    Nationwide studies reveal that the U.S. labor market remains bullish about hiring through the second half of the year, and a significant percentage of employers anticipate offering higher starting salaries for new employees. CareerBuilder's 2017 Midyear Job Forecast shows that 60 percent of empl...

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    STUDY: EMPLOYEES WANT MORE COMMUNICATION WITH HR

    Jul 13, 2017

    EmployeeChannel, Inc., provider of mobile apps for employee engagement and communication, just released a study showing that employees want more communication with HR. Office, remote and non-desktop workers — despite their differences — want a stronger HR connection.  Employees in t...

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    BECOMING A MORE ENGAGED HR PROFESSIONAL

    Jul 13, 2017

    Early in her career, Jessica Jenkinson took several administrative positions because she needed a paycheck. But she was resourceful enough to figure out ways to use those jobs to gain marketable skills and valuable self-knowledge. As a self-described "file freak," she is hyper-organized an...

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    REMOTE OR HOME WORKING MORE OF A PREFERENCE FOR BABY BOOMERS THAN MILLENNIALS

    Jul 12, 2017

    Perhaps it’s something to do with the housing issues many people from the younger generations now have to deal with; i.e. either live with parents or endure an overpriced house share, but those under 35 are reported to actually prefer working from the office to remote or home working. This dif...

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    DOL DEFENDS FIDUCIARY RULE, MINUS CLASS ACTION WAIVERS

    Jul 11, 2017

    Trump's U.S. Labor Dept. is defending the Obama administration's fiduciary rule in court, with one major exception, reports BenefitsPro. Business groups have argued that a provision in the rules restricting class-action waivers violates federal law. Previously, DOL had defended the provision...

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    LACKING WOMEN IN UPPER MANAGEMENT? ADOPT A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

    Jul 11, 2017

    Women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but they still only hold 3% of senior leadership positions at Fortune 500s, reports Huffington Post. It seems the closer women get to leadership roles, the fewer mentors and opportunities they have to learn leadership skills. The reasons for the dearth are m...

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    HOW TO BUILD THE BEST RECRUITING TECH STACK

    Jul 11, 2017

    SEATTLE—Technology, cloud computing and data continue to transform the talent acquisition space, and specialists need to stay ahead of the curve to attract talent, tech leaders said June 28 at the 2017 Talent 42 Tech Recruiting Conference. Talent acquisition specialists must create a technolog...

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    GROWTH OF ESP HR CHANGES FACE OF EMPLOYMENT LAW LANDSCAPE

    Jul 10, 2017

    Four leading employment law specialists have been recruited to service the firm’s ever-expanding nationwide client base. Sarah Dillon and Nina Robinson – both directors of the company and ex DAC Beachcroft and Ward Hadaway – are now joined by solicitors Lucy Gordon from DLA Piper a...

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    THAT WOULD BE GREAT: SENTIMENT ANALYSIS FOR HR AND RECRUITING

    Jul 07, 2017

    Despite our near obsessive fixation on “employee engagement,” this term remains largely amorphous and highly ambiguous, a subjective subject at best. Inherently, HR knows that an engaged workforce is more satisfied in their jobs, more productive at work, and generally stick around for lo...

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    EMPLOYEES WHO TRUST THEIR MANAGERS TEND TO TRUST COMPANY LEADERS

    Jul 07, 2017

    Harvard Business Review (HBR) reports that only 37% of the respondents in a recent survey rated their CEOs as "sufficiently credible." Trust in organizational leaders can determine whether employees stick around and perform well, HBR says. The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer global study show...

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    YOUNG WORKERS THINK THE ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW IS WELL PAST ITS PRIME

    Jul 07, 2017

    Businesses in the U.S. and Australia are rethinking the value of traditional performance appraisals partly because young people may not find value in them, Quartz reports. The criticism among managers is that the traditional assessment focuses on employee evaluation over development and looks back a...

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