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Age Diversity Efforts Ease Tension, Find Pluses of a Multigenerational Workforce

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:00

A tour through a typical workplace is likely to show employees fresh out of school working alongside workers their parents’ age or older. Researchers have long taken note of the wave of Millennial workers—and lately the even younger Gen Z workers—finding their way in the world of work long populated by Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, […] The...

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Why a Safe Workplace Is Just Good Business

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:00

Nearly 3 million on-the-job injuries occur each year. These injuries may often result in significant disruptions and costs to your company, as well as your employees and their families. While not all are considered serious, more than one-third of on-the-job injuries require time off work to facilitate recovery. Workplace injuries happen for a...

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8 Tech Hiring Trends You Need to Know in 2019

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:00

The nation’s unemployment rate is at a near record low, with more open jobs than candidates to take them. And technology is a sector with some of the fewest people available for all the vacant positions. This tight job market is great for IT workers, but it is stressful for hiring managers struggling to keep […] The post 8 Tech Hiring...

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New Orleans ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance Takes Effect March 1

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:00

New Orleans, Louisiana, is joining the ranks of cities and states “banning the box” from its job applications. The city’s new ordinance takes effect March 1 and prohibits the city and its contractors from asking job applicants about their criminal history on initial employment applications. The measure also mandates that criminal background...

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How to Extract Greater Value from Your Business Teams

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:00

A study published by Gallup found a direct correlation between employee engagement and company revenues. According to their report, actively disengaged employees cost American businesses anywhere between $450 to $550 billion in revenues each year. Increasing engagement contributes to greater productivity which, in turn, contributes to higher...

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Why Can’t I Wear My Nikes?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:00

Recently, a friend called me wondering if her employer could ban Nike apparel at work following the Colin Kaepernick “Just Do It” ad campaign controversy. In the midst of this much politicized time, a photo of a sign outside an unknown employer’s business informing employees of its new zero-tolerance policy banning any Nike...

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DOL Monetary Recoveries for Benefit Plans, Participants Increased by 45% in FY 2018

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:00

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) monetary recoveries on behalf of benefit programs and participants by its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) unit totaled more than $1.6 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2018, up 45 percent from the $1.1 billion recovered in FY 2017, statistics from the department showed. Of the $1.6 billion recovered, the...

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Consider How Relevance Can Improve Your Financial Wellness Program

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:00

The financial stress that’s pressuring today’s workers is affecting their overall health, and it doesn’t help employers much either. The good news is that the risks financial stress pose are increasingly being addressed through widespread implementation of financial wellness programs. The bad news, though, is that participation rates are...

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Dead in the Water: Below Deck Med Star Called Out for Fudging Resume

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:00

Unless you are lucky enough to live in SoCal or the Sunshine State, you likely have been hit with below-zero wind chills, freezing rain, and/or snowstorms. During the bitter cold months of winter, watching old episodes of Below Deck Mediterranean (or, as the cool kids say, Below Deck Med) reminds me that sunnier, warmer days […] The post Dead...

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Veteran Sexual Harassment Warrior Sees Cause for Optimism

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:00

Mary Jo O’Neill was among friends when she addressed members of the Phoenix chapter of Arizona Women Lawyers at a recent educational luncheon. O’Neill is an institution in the Arizona legal community. She has served since 2002 as the regional attorney for the Phoenix District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),...

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Study Reveals Top LGBTQ Friendly (and Unfriendly) Industries

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:00

New research has revealed those industries that are both the friendliest and the unfriendliest to LGBTQ employees. Read the results below. The research was conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) and the personal finance blog OverdraftApp.com. HRC’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index rated 947 companies in the US, based on their...

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On the Basis of Sex: Getting a ‘Statute’ is Even Better Than Getting a Golden ‘Statue’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 04:00

For movie lovers, February is known for the Academy Awards, the star-studded event where Oscars are handed out and the speeches drag on and on. This year, a documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work confronting sex discrimination, titled RBG, is up for Best Documentary. Whether the film wins or loses the Oscar, […] The...

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One-Third of Employees Don’t Want to Drink at Work Events—15% Drink Anyway

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 04:00

Even now, alcohol and work are heavily linked. New research shows that over one-third (35%) of employees do not want to drink. Sure, that’s a big chunk of employees, but they do not have to drink if they do not want to, right? Unfortunately, 15% of those who did not want to drink during work […] The post One-Third of Employees Don’t Want...

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New Bill Generating Talk About Higher Federal Minimum Wage

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 04:00

Prospects may not be bright for Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, but a recently introduced bill is generating discussion about the possibility of some kind of increase. On February 7, the House Committee on Education and Labor conducted a hearing on the Raise the Wage Act (HR 582), a […] The post New Bill Generating...

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EEOC Assesses Root Causes of Workplace Harassment

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 04:00

For the past three years, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) task force has focused on identifying the causes of workplace harassment as well as some possible remedies. Read on to learn how the agency is trying to channel those findings into “significant and sustainable change.” 9 Primary Factors The EEOC task force on...

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The Price of Success?

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:00

It has become an employee’s market, and jobseekers are being more forward about what they expect from employers. In the world of legal employment, that has translated to some tangible trends. One casualty may be the prehire arbitration agreement. Major law firms, including Orrick Herrington, Skadden Arps, Kirkland & Ellis, and Munger,...

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Three Reasons to Unmask Your Anonymous Employee Surveys

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:00

Organizations that continuously motivate employees reach their business goals faster than those that don’t. This makes developing an engaging, performance-based employee environment the primary aim of forward-thinking HR leaders. The number one characteristic of successful teams is trust. People need to feel psychological safety within their work...

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Best Practices for Training and Developing Employees with Autism

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:00

In 2017, a few major companies like Microsoft, SAP, and JP Morgan Chase decided to create the Autism at Work Employer Roundtable to swap best hiring and workplace practices for employees with autism. They did this because they wanted to help other companies see the high return on investment in hiring and training autistic employees, […] The...

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Hiring Diversity of Perspective

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:00

The more perspectives in a room, the greater the chance for innovation. There are many factors that go into creating a strong workforce, and diverse perspectives play a big role. According to Harvard Business Review (HBR), a more diverse team creates a smarter team. Diverse workforces reflect more of the world as a whole, which […] The post...

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6 Background Screening Options That You Should Use for Your Next Hire

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:00

Background screening is a step in the employment process that involves analyzing past and present details about a prospective employee before hiring. In the past, a background check was not necessary for the hiring process as companies were more concerned about the skills and qualifications of a potential employee. However, due to the drastic...

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