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Small Businesses Attracting Talent with Better Benefits, Study Says

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Larger organizations have already been using the lure of better benefits to attract candidates. A new study shows that small businesses are joining the fray of the talent war by rolling out the best benefits they can muster. juststock / iStock / Getty Images Plus The physical, health, and financial security of 60 million Americans is linked to...

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Workplace Violence: OSHA Enforces General Duty Violations in Health Care

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An OSHA standard to mitigate workplace violence in healthcare facilities does not appear to be on the horizon, but this is not because OSHA is not aware of the main provisions that would be included in such a standard. In fact, it is not uncommon for OSHA to issue citations against healthcare employers whose employees are attacked, harmed,...

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Interactive Process Requires More Than Just Lip Service, But When is Enough Enough?

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state laws prohibit discriminating against a qualified employee or job applicant on the basis of an actual or perceived disability. The ADA requires you to engage in the interactive process with an employee who has requested an accommodation to determine if it will permit the individual to...

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Separating Extravagant Perks from Those that Yield High ROIs

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Many employers think that they need to offer things like table tennis in large and custom-designed breakrooms, organic juice bars, bring-your-dog-to-work days, and free lunch every other day—especially when it comes to hiring younger employees—to retain employees and keep them happy. Source: gustavofranzao / iStock / Getty But research is...

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4 Tips for Coaching New Managers

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According to statistics compiled in a post published on LinkedIn® Learning, three out of four employees report that their bosses are the worst and most stressful part of their jobs, with 65% of employees saying they’d take a new boss over a pay raise. And a whopping 85% of executives aren’t confident in their leadership pipelines.In addition,...

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The Value of Extending Learning Beyond University Campuses into the Workplace

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:00

With 68% of employees preferring to learn at work, companies have a responsibility to cultivate workplace learning. As they explore the best way to implement an environment of self-improvement, the concept of creating a centralized, comprehensive learning and development (L&D) program is gaining traction. patpitchaya / iStock / Getty Images...

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After Hurricane Michael, Here Are Flood Water Recommendations from the CDC

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:00

Michael, the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the Florida panhandle, hit with 145 mph sustained winds, more than enough to cause major wind damage. The central pressure of the storm fell rapidly and was down to 933 millibars, just shy of the most intense hurricanes on record to make landfall in the U.S. This rapid intensification was...

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Veteran Tech Start-Up Is Disrupting Engagement in the Military, Civilian, and Business Communities

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:00

Did you hear about the tech start-up that is accelerating how career seekers and veteran entrepreneurs engage with the civilian sector? It is creating unprecedented opportunities for thousands of U.S. servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses looking to start a new career after military service. Niyazz / iStock / Getty Images Plus Founded by...

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Almost Royal: How Not To Conduct An Interview

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:00

The BBC’s faux reality show, Almost Royal, follows the lives of British aristocrat siblings, Poppy and Georgie Carlton as they tour the United States with their father’s ashes in tow. After their father’s untimely demise from a shooting accident, this brother-sister duo travel across the Atlantic to tour the country that their father loved in...

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Three Companies, Three Disability-Related Charges from the EEOC

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:00

What do a shipping company, a manufacturer, and an oil and gas company have in common? They were all found to have violated disability discrimination policies and were held accountable by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Source: designer491 / iStock / Getty UPS Delivers an ADA Violation, to Themselves On July 27, 2018, a federal judge...

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The Optimistic Coach

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:34

Great coaches see the best in those they coach; however, I’ve noticed that their positive attitude extends toward the world and the future—an attitude that is infectious. They are unabashed purveyors of hope, an all-too-rare commodity in today’s world. Gearstd / iStock / Getty Images Plus In the midst of the turbulent and fast-changing...

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How to Flip the Script on Traditional Mentoring Programs

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:00

It’s no surprise that 77% of employees are more likely to stay in a job if they are in a mentoring relationship. For that reason, mentoring programs have become more formalized and recognized as a critical component to many successful organizations in the last decade.  Employees are more engaged, productive, and connected. Yet, with the...

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The Future of Blockchain in the Payroll Industry

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:00

Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the payroll industry in the next few years, but there is still a lot to learn about how it can and should be used. Paychex’s Frank Fiorille breaks down the basics of blockchain, its uses in the payroll industry, as well as benefits and risks. Source: phive2015 / iStock / Getty Though blockchain has been...

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Halloween Costumes at the Office: Keep It Tasteful to Avoid Spooking Employees

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:00

Although warnings about Halloween costumes at work aren’t as common as the warnings about office holiday parties, what originally starts out as amusing can quickly turn into awkward or offensive. If someone is offended when a coworker shows up at work in an inappropriate costume, you can reduce the employment-related problems if you handle...

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New Research Shows Companies Willing to Hire and Develop Employees Without College Degrees

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:00

New research shows that the majority of organizations are happy to hire employees without college degrees and then develop them. Companies reveal that a college diploma may not always be required for new hires in accounting and finance, especially when it comes to functional areas such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit and...

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How Much Time Are Employees Wasting on the Internet?

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:39

There’s little doubt that the Internet has greatly contributed to workplace efficiency and productivity over the last couple decades. E-mail has made real-time, written communication far easier than ever before, and new technologies have provided the ability to share computer screens and hold virtual face-to-face meetings—not to mention the...

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What Are the Downsides of Cross-Training Employees?

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:37

Cross-training—having employees perform a variety of activities in different roles in different departments across the company—is often advocated within companies as a best practice for a number of reasons. Source: NoSystem images / E+ / Getty Cecillia Barr, writing for BFS Capital, offers the following benefits: Stability: Having multiple...

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Research Shows Strong Job Satisfaction, Benefits

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:14

2017 saw job satisfaction among U.S. employees fall. However, the American workforce might be out of its funk! According to new research, there is strong evidence that both workers and their employers have renewed feelings of workplace optimism and satisfaction. However, despite many reasons to be positive, employees and employers continue to have...

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Where Do Employees Get Their Kix?

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 04:00

Labor Day could be called the first widely provided employee perk. A New York City march in 1882 brought 10,000 people out to demand a day off in honor of labor. Labor Day became a national holiday 12 years later. Since then, study after study has tried to determine what makes employees happy. The answer to that question has changed frequently...

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Want to Hire Veterans? Help Them Be Better Jobseekers

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 04:00

Much has been said about the problems veterans have transitioning to civilian employment. It’s no wonder, according to a veteran whose civilian job involves linking new veterans with private sector employers. He explains that often the differences between military and civilian life make veterans “lousy jobseekers.” Source: flySnow / iStock /...

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