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3 Ways to Inspire a More Inclusive Work Space

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:00

If your organization is sincerely interested in creating an inclusive workplace for its employees and stakeholders, it’s time to analyze and reevaluate your physical work spaces. Source: g-stockstudio / iStock / Getty Having more inclusive and inviting work spaces can improve employee productivity rates and levels of happiness, decrease turnover...

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Protecting Data from Departing Employees (or Why I Love Auditing and Access Restrictions)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:00

Countless formal and informal studies show that most employees retain at least some company data when they leave a job. The reasons vary from the benign (such as when an employee inadvertently keeps a work flash drive) to the more malicious (such as in the case of an employee’s deliberate theft of company trade secrets for use at a new job)....

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4 Consequences of a Poorly Inspired Company Culture

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:00

In 2017, a whopping 80% of businesses claimed that they were planning to improve their corporate cultures, most likely in an attempt to better engage their employees and promote better cohesion across their organizations.But, as studies have discovered, having an established company culture isn’t all it’s cracked up to be if it isn’t...

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The 5 Biggest Productivity Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:00

Productivity, at its basis, signifies the rate of output per unit of input. The phrase echoes an era where people were seen as elements in a production line, measured by the amount of time it would take them to produce a single item. But in today’s knowledge-based economy, this measure of productivity no longer holds true, making it increasingly...

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Benefits of Cross-Training Employees for Succession Planning

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:00

Most organizations don’t have a succession plan or a cross-training program in effect right now. And they are missing out on all the many benefits that can come with cross-training employees to succeed within their organization; listed below are a few of them. Source: PeopleImages / E+ / Getty Employees See a Real Career Path at Your...

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The CHRO’s Evolving Role in the Employee Experience

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:00

When I talk to HR leaders, they often mention how frustrated their employees are by how difficult it is to get timely answers to simple questions about corporate policies, benefits, workplace amenities, and other everyday issues. Source: KatarzynaBialasiewicz / iStock / Getty In the past, addressing these concerns might have taken a backseat to...

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Maryland’s Sexual Harassment Reporting Law Takes Effect October 1

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:00

Maryland’s new law designed to prevent employers from asking employees to waive their future right to report sexual harassment is set to go into effect on October 1. Source: AndreyPopov / iStock / Getty Under the law, “Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018” (HB 1596), Maryland employers with 50 or more employees will be...

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Crisis Management: Be Proactive

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:00

In part 1 of this article we began to explore why meeting a crisis head-on is the best approach. Today we’ll look at what general strategies you can use to meet the challenge. Source: erhui1979 / DigitalVision Vectors / Getty I have the qualities; now what do I do? Glad you asked! You are an HR Warrior by running into the building. But...

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When Is Sexual Abuse an “Accident?”

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:00

A student alleged that she was sexually abused by a construction worker at her school and sued the construction company for negligently hiring, retaining, and supervising the worker. The company submitted the claim to its insurance company under a commercial general liability policy. The carrier successfully challenged the company’s request...

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The Top 10 Coaching Mistakes

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:12

Everyone makes mistakes, even leaders and coaches. I am uniquely qualified to write this article, as I have made every one of these mistakes, some, embarrassingly, more than once. Here are 10 coaching mistakes and how you can avoid repeating them: rudall30 / iStock / Getty Images Plus Working too hard. Most leaders I know are smart, resourceful,...

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NLRB Takes Next Step Toward Employer-Friendly Rule on Joint Employment

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:00

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is on track to settle once and for all the question of what constitutes joint employment, and the standard being pursued is seen as a win for employers that use a franchise business model as well as those using temporary staffing agencies. Source: erhui1979 / DigitalVision Vectors / Getty The Board made...

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Putting Out Fires: Engaging with Crises Is Critical for HR Development

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:00

HR needs to run toward crises and problems. We can help solve big and small crises. When we solve these crises, we add value to the organization, build trust with leaders, and help employees. Do you see the HR symbol in the sky? Yes, the leaders need us! Source: ronniechua / iStock / Getty Firefighters run into buildings when most people are...

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Brett Kavanaugh: How Will LGBTQ-Based Antidiscrimination Policies Fare?

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:00

The confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh have finished (pending new hearings surrounding sexual misconduct allegations), and they have been filled with political strife already. I recently sat down with Mark Phillis, an attorney at Littler Mendelson, to discuss some of the fears that the LGBTQ community has about the future of workplace...

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Five Ways to Identify Future Leaders in Entry-Level Candidates

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:00

People know a great leader when they see one. Yet, if you ask 10 people to describe the characteristics of a strong leader, you’ll probably get 10 different answers. True leadership is an evolutionary process in which successes and occasional failures have helped develop leadership abilities in equal measure. No two leaders have the exact same...

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How to Incorporate Forgiveness in Business

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

In the HR field, communications training remains a hot topic. Best sellers such as Difficult Conversations and Crucial Conversations enjoy Kindle bookmarks and repeated readings. But a closer look reveals that communication training is simply a bandage covering a deeper issue that could be solved by one thing: forgiveness. Source: eggeeggjiew /...

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Addicted but Working? What Employers Must Consider in Midst of Opioid Crisis

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

One of the many disturbing aspects of the opioid epidemic is its effect on employment. Various researchers have found evidence that addiction causes people to lose their jobs, and they often give up trying to stay employed. But other research points to indications that many addicted workers manage to hold onto their jobs. Source: wildpixel /...

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When Can You Intervene in an Employee Substance Abuse Issue?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

In part 1 of this article we began to explore some of the laws and approaches surrounding employees with potential substance abuse problems. Today we will look at some examples of employees with substance abuse problems as well as some training and guidance tips. Source: StephM2506 / iStock / Getty The Drunk Employee Example, Part 1 Imagine (or,...

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23 Tips to Boost Employee Adoption of Consumer Directed Health Plans and Health Savings Accounts

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

It’s no surprise that research has found employees tend to delay or disengage from decisions they view as difficult and complex. In the 1980s, the struggle among employees was 401(k) adoption, even though it was the most practical retirement financial tool in the market. These days, the challenge is centered on consumer directed health plans...

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Solving the Talent Crunch

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

The HR Daily Advisor recently sat down with Zoe Harte, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Innovation at Upwork to discuss the current hiring crisis and what can be done about it. Source: metamorworks / iStock / Getty HR Daily Advisor: Many HR professionals report they are struggling with finding the right person for the right...

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Comment Deadline Near on Proposed Changes to OSHA’s e-Recordkeeping Rule

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:37

Employers have through September 28 to submit comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposal to amend its controversial Obama-era e-recordkeeping rule. Source: Getty Images In July, OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the rule intended to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and...

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