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Getting an Earful: Using Earbuds, Headphones, and AirPods at Work

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 04:00

I have a retired friend who unretired himself for a part-time job. The job requires attention to detail. The office in which he works, however, plays music constantly. It just so happens the agreed-upon station plays the classics he grew up listening to, and now he can’t stand the sound of any of them. His […] The post Getting an...

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Report: New DOL Overtime Rule Heading to White House for Final Review

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:47

The Department of Labor (DOL) proposed overtime rule is being sent to the White House this week–as early as today–for final approval, according to a report by Bloomberg Law. The DOL announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on March 7, under which employees would have to earn at least $679 a week ($35,308 a year) […] The post...

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Healthcare Hiring: Expert Shares 3 Tips for Successful Recruitment

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 04:01

Nursing jobs account for roughly 8% of job listings, finds new CareerArc research. This percentage is based on the vast number of job posts CareerArc distributes for its enterprise clients across a variety of industries, including health care, retail, hospitality, finance, technology, and more. For talent acquisition professionals who specialize in...

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Q&A: Effectively Communicating Employee Engagement Efforts

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 04:00

When organizations lack good methods of communicating their employee engagement efforts, those efforts will not do them any good. Here to discuss employee engagement, with a focus on effectively communicating engagement efforts to employees, is expert Rum Ekhtiar, Founder and Partner of Rum & Co. HR Daily Advisor: Are employee engagement...

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Final Rule Allows Small Employers to Band Together to Offer Retirement Benefits

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 04:00

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule making it easier for small businesses to offer retirement benefits jointly through Association Retirement Plans (ARPs). About 38 million private-sector employees in the United States do not have access to a retirement savings plan through their employers, according to the DOL. To address this...

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Are Your L&D Professionals Doing These 4 Things?

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 04:00

Training and development are key to success in a postindustrial economy, i.e., one that is more focused on providing services than producing goods and services. In an industrial economy, of course, it’s important for employees to be trained. But major gains in productivity and value typically come from acquiring more and better tangible assets,...

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HR Pro Caught in Loyalty Dilemma Sues for Retaliation

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 04:00

Under normal circumstances, the HR department represents the interests of the company in dealing with employee complaints, including external inquiries such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges and lawsuits. HR investigates complaints, advises management, tries to resolve the complaints internally, and, if that isn’t...

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Hiring Help: Outsourcing the Talent Acquisition Function

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:01

Are you an HR department of one or a small business that doesn’t have the time to source and hire top talent? Have you considered outsourcing this function to help fill vacancies faster? If so, you may be confused by all the options available to you. Fortunately, Tara Cassady, Executive Vice President of Americas client […] The post Hiring...

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Industry Peer, Inspired eLearning, Wins 4 ‘Communicator Awards’

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:00

Communication is essential in any organization—hence the motivation behind the Communicator Awards, which bills itself as “the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.” But these awards aren’t just specific to the marketing arena. As the results of the 25th annual Communicator...

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Ruling Deflates EEOC Guidance on Hiring Bans Based on Criminal Record

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:00

A ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—has handed the state of Texas a win in its fight against Obama-era guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) related to the use of criminal record checks in hiring. On August 6, the 5th Circuit upheld a Texas federal...

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Stephanie Hernandez on Recruiting with AI and Working in the Retail Industry

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:00

Welcome to Faces of HR—in this space every Friday, we will profile one of your peers: ask them about their experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting the HR and the workforce. The subject of our installment today is Stephanie Hernandez, PHR, HR Manager at Gowireless, a retail wireless and...

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Flaying Stranger Things at the Office

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:00

I’m happy to report that one of my favorite shows, Stranger Things, didn’t disappoint with Season 3. I’m even prouder to report that I now have both my sons absolutely hooked on the show. Spoiler alert: this article is loaded with spoilers! Season 3 gives us a summertime adventure with the crew from Hawkins, Indiana. Thankfully, the...

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Ask the Expert: How to Reward High Achiever without Upsetting Coworkers?

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:00

Q.) We want to give an important employee a raise to ensure she stays with us, but we don’t want to be unfair to other workers. Are there other ways to retain this employee without upsetting coworkers? A.) There are many reasons and many ways to sing your best employees’ praises aside from giving them a raise. […] The post Ask...

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New Nebraska Law Protects Employees When They Discuss Pay

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 08:22

A new law going into effect at the end of this month prohibits Nebraska employers from requiring employees not to disclose their wages as a condition of further employment. Legislative Bill 217 prohibits Nebraska employers from discharging or otherwise retaliating against employees who have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed specific wage or...

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Q&A: Useful Methods for Identifying High-Potential Employees

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 04:00

Identifying and nurturing high-potential employees are critical for any successful organization to operate. But how? That’s been the question for some time, and truth be told, it’s not always easy. We recently discussed this tricky topic with expert Darleen DeRosa, PhD and Managing Partner at OnPoint Consulting. HR Daily Advisor: What mistake...

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Sexual Harassment Versus Gender Discrimination: What’s the Difference?

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 04:00

The words “sex” and “gender” are often used interchangeably, but there are important distinctions, especially when it comes to employers staying out of legal trouble for sexual harassment or gender discrimination. Although there are overlapping issues involved with sexual harassment and gender discrimination, they’re separate problems....

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What Should HR Look for in Meetings with Upper Management?

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 04:00

In part one of this article series, I was discussing getting through to leadership as an HR professional with expert guest Ed Muzio. Today, I continue that discussion specifically about to what extent HR professionals should know business metrics and what they should listen for in meetings with upper management. To listen to the entire...

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3 Great Reasons You Should Join Our Talent Acquisition & Retention Summit

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 04:00

Time is running out to save your seat! Why should you act today? Here are three great reasons: 1) Attendance is FREE (yes, including your hotel accommodations!); 2) You’ll get personalized attention tailored to your individual recruiting needs; and 3) You’ll have the chance to talk about background screening practices with John McTighe, EVP of...

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Don’t Fear the Side Gig

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 04:00

As you’re scrolling through your e-mail, you notice a LinkedIn notification that one of your top performers has added a new job. Before you send out the bat signal to the recruitment team, you should read this article. Don’t Jump the Gun It’s common to feel threatened when your top talent is flirting with what […] The post...

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How Talent Leaders Can Improve the Hiring Manager-Recruiter Relationship

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 04:02

There are many steps in the recruitment process and many factors that contribute to its success. But the foundation is largely built on one thing: a strong relationship between hiring managers and recruiters. This tandem must work closely together to source, engage, interview, and hire the talent that will take your organization into the future....

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