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Improving Your Business Writing Skills as an HR Manager

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 04:00

Written communication is essential in all business roles, but they’re particularly important for HR managers. As an HR manager, you often represent your company, and so it is vital that your written communication is up to scratch and ready to wow people both internally and externally. mactrunk /iStock / Getty Images Plus Good Written...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace Documentation

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 04:00

As many of you know, proper documentation is critical in almost every aspect of managing your employees. In litigation, documentation can mean the difference between a defense verdict and a multimillion-dollar jury award. Casanowe / iStock / Getty Images Plus But don’t document just to document—poor documentation is often worse than no...

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What’s an Organizational Charrette and How Can It Enhance Your Business?

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 04:00

Developing a culture of true innovation and creativity within an organization is no easy task. Even if a leader advocates for their employees to be creative and pursue new ideas, organizations rarely allocate time and resources for those employees to be creative without risking the time they need for standard operations. To truly explore what...

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Insights into the Latest EEOC Developments

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 04:00

Every HR professional knows to tread carefully around the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Littler releases a report every year to explore the deep inner workings of the EEOC and what it all means. Today I am joined by Barry Hartstein to discuss their report, Annual Report on EEOC Developments—Fiscal Year 2018. HR Daily Advisor: I...

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How to Conduct an Internal Wage and Hour Audit

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:00

Employers often ask when their company should do an internal wage and hour audit. The best answer is usually, “Yesterday.” Source: designer491 / iStock / Getty Last year saw a record increase in the number of wage and hour claims filed against employers. In fact, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...

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6 Best Practices for 21st-Century Business Etiquette Training

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:00

Business etiquette is probably more important now than it was a few decades ago, and it is certainly far from irrelevant or elitist. Experts also agree that etiquette training needs to be tailored to a new generation of professionals right now. Continue reading to learn more about why and for 6 great tips on training employees on business...

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Take Good Health to Heart

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:00

Can jogging save a life? Maybe not all by itself, but running and other forms of cardiovascular exercise play an important role in improving overall quality of life and warding off some of the most common causes of death and disability in the United States. Consider that heart disease accounts for about a quarter of deaths each year in this...

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Training Your Employees to Work with Robots

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:00

According to research, 62% of executives stated that they needed to retrain or replace more than one-quarter of their workforce within the next 5 years because of automation and advanced robotics. Source: PhonlamaiPhoto / iStock / Getty Overall, it’s becoming imperative for companies across a multitude of industries and fields, such as mechanical...

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Millennials Need a Little Help with Money—How Employers Can Step In

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:00

Across the board, Americans are struggling with their finances. Student debt is continuing to skyrocket, the average retirement age is slowly climbing, and 65% of Americans have little or nothing in their savings accounts. For Millennials, the problem is only exacerbated—most plan to retire at 60, yet a staggering 66% have nothing saved for...

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Paid Family Leave: Evolving Rapidly in the U.S.

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:00

Paid family leave has become an important issue in the U.S. for both employees and employers. Recently I spoke with Breanna Scott, Director of Product & Service Management at The Standard to discuss paid family leave trends in 2019. Source: tupungato / iStock / Getty HR Daily Advisor: What is the current state of paid family leave? Breanna...

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Don’t Be the Biggest Loser by Sponsoring a Pay-To-Play Weight-Loss Challenge

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:00

Question: We are interested in having a Biggest Loser competition in the workplace, and employees who want to participate would have to pay an enrollment fee. All money will go to the winner. Are there any legal issues we may run into? Source: Cerebro_K / iStock / Getty Answer: Running a weight-loss competition isn’t a really good idea under...

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Ben Affleck’s Batman is Retiring His Cape: What About Your Employees?

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:00

I waded through a slew of this week’s entertainment, past a bunch of Kardashian-related bunk, and noticed an announcement that Ben Affleck is retiring from playing Batman. Of course, Batman, and his long-suffering pals Robin and Alfred, are fictional characters who never grow too old to work. Still, I could not help but imagine the Caped Crusader...

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M&As: Preparing Employees through Better Use of Technology

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:00

HR has a significant role to play in helping to ensure a merger is effective. Talent management and cultural issues have the power to support or derail virtually any corporate marriage. Employees are understandably wary when organizations announce a merger; left unchecked, suspicion, misinformation, and layoff fears can delay the anticipated...

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7 Tips to Maximize the New Employee Experience

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:00

Research over the last decade has made the case that employee engagement in an organization is highly correlated with success in achieving business goals. Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report found that companies with highly engaged employees experience 17% higher productivity, 20% higher sales, and 21% higher profitability, among many...

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Sponsors of Defined Contribution Plans Still Sharply Focused on Fees, Callan 2019 Survey Finds

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:00

For the third year in a row, respondents to the annual Callan Institute “Defined Contribution (DC) Trends Survey” specified reviewing their plan fees as a key area of focus and as the best way to improve their fiduciary position as plan sponsors. DNY59 / E+ / Getty Images Asked in the fall of 2018, 106 defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors,...

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7 Talent Management Trends Worth Watching

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:00

As the new year progresses, it’s a perfect time to reflect and reassess personally and professionally. Businesses use strategic planning and budgets to reflect that same thinking at an enterprise level. However, all too often those choices are rushed—and even forced—based on constraints and lack of time. More importantly, people tend to...

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The 411 on Gamification and Employee Assessments

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 04:00

In the last 4 years, gamification has grown more prevalent in the assessment industry. Part of this trend’s growth stems from the science, and another portion stems from cultural appeal. Source: Tashatuvango / shutterstock Rooms where a group of individuals are placed and given a time frame to “escape” by solving a variety of puzzles have...

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Legal Hiring in 2019: What Managers Need to Know

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 04:00

The start of a new year is a great time to hire new legal staff. If you’re like many law firms and corporate legal departments in the United States, that’s good news, as litigation and other specialty areas are driving organizations into hiring mode in the beginning of 2019. In a recent Robert Half Legal survey of more than 200 lawyers, 47% of...

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Working from Home Is the Work of the Future, Study Finds

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 04:00

How many of your employees work from home? A recent study by Amerisleep analyzed 1,001 remote employees across the United States. Among other things, this survey revealed both the sweeter and the more bitter sides of the increasingly popular remote lifestyle. Source: Traimak_Ivan / iStock / Getty The industry that remote employees choose greatly...

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A 2019 Refresher on Paying Tipped Employees

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 04:00

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to devote substantial resources to investigating certain low-wage industries each year. Among those regularly targeted are fast-food establishments and other restaurants, grocery stores, and construction companies. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) conducted 5,751 investigations of food-service...

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