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ACA Compliance Got You Puzzled? Here’s What to Do Before Time’s Up

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:00

We’re now in the thick of the fourth reporting season for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and for many HR professionals, it’s still a tricky requirement. There always seems to be an ACA provision that’s changing, being debated, or even disappearing. Most recently, in late December 2018, right as ACA deadlines were approaching, a federal...

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What Is POWADA?

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:00

Age discrimination in employment is a problem the law seeks to address—specifically with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) from 1967. This seems all well and good, except that recent legal interpretations and assessments of that act have found that it leaves some vulnerabilities. In particular, in a recent court case, Gross v. FBL...

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Helping Employees Manage Conflict

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 05:00

Helping employees manage conflict successfully can be critical to maintaining positive employee morale in the workplace. And this task falls not just upon direct managers and supervisors, but also upon the entire HR team. HR professionals need to be able to provide both employees and managers/supervisors with tools, tips, and training to be able to...

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The Importance of Creating a Culture of Meaningful Work

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 05:00

We often hear that millennials want to do “meaningful work.” Generally, this is taken to refer to charity work or any role where the main outcome is something that will benefit society, the planet, animals, or something like that. Under this definition, a role such as building boxes for bats to nest in could be […] The post The Importance...

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What Is a Returnship?

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 05:00

In part 1 of this article, we explained what a “returnship” is. In short, it’s a recruiting program focused on individuals who are returning to the workforce after some form of extended absence. This may have been child-rearing or caregiving—two of the most common examples—but could be any number of other reasons as well. The...

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Effects of Overemployment Felt by Nearly Half of Employers

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 05:00

Experts and analysts have been talking about the low unemployment rate for quite some time while forecasting the consequent retention issues. A recent study by PayScale entitled Will They Stay or Will They Go? examined input from over 7,000 employees. What it found was that those issues are impacting organizations right now. Perhaps the most...

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Who’s Watching the Robert Kraft Situation Closest? NFL Players

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 05:00

You can be sure that, other than the inspirational underdog story of someone beating the odds or overcoming insurmountable obstacles, nothing garners more media attention than the fall of a prominent public figure. This is not a critique, but simply a fact of life, particularly in a social media driven society. As such, you’re likely...

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What Is GENDA?

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 05:00

First introduced 16 years ago in 2003, GENDA is short for Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act—a new law in the state of New York, which finally passed in January of 2019. In short, this act formally includes gender identity and gender expression as protected classes, protecting them from discrimination and harassment. This means it’s...

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Have You Heard of a Returnship?

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 05:00

Employers everywhere are finding that a robust economy and low unemployment means fewer applicants for any given role. It’s often difficult to find a well-qualified employee when a vacancy presents itself. As such, they’re thinking of creative ways to expand the talent pool and find candidates who are a good fit. One option is to […] The...

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Paycheck Fairness Act 101

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 05:00

Even with the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, paycheck inequality remains a problematic issue in today’s workplace. There are a lot of reasons behind this—some more objective and obvious, and some more subtle—but the fact remains that pay has not equalized despite that law passing more than 50 years ago. One issue […] The post...

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3 Stats About D&I in the Workplace that You Must Know

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 05:00

In the wake of the #MeToo movement and Starbuck’s mandatory unconscious bias training day, organizations have become more and more concerned with and focused on offering more diverse and inclusive work places and inclusive work spaces. Yet, when it comes to diversity and inclusion (D&I) inside the modern-day workplace, statistics show that...

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The Proven Psychology Behind Hiring (and Retaining) Top Talent

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 05:00

Identifying the so-called “soft psychological skills” of high performers can be challenging, especially when considering that many personality tests are outdated and don’t capture the emotional intelligence attributes of current and new (Millennial/Gen Z) workers in 2019. Those outdated tests told you that you have a “conscientious”...

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5 Steps to Take When Implementing a New Company Culture

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 05:00

According to research highlighted by Harvard Business Review, positive work cultures promote more productive, engaged, and happier employees. Also, according to one survey highlighted by Forbes, “corporate culture, however it is defined, makes a difference in companies’ performance and value.” Overall, implementing a positive company culture...

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Experts Say Opioid Crisis Results in More Increases in Insurance Claims

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:00

Today, we are joined by Julie Stich, CEBS, associate VP of content, at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She will be answering some questions about a recent report that it released called Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits: 2018 Survey Results. We at the HR Daily Advisor have published a number of articles...

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Hiring Landscape: 80% of Jobseekers See Value in Video Job Ads

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:00

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Finding top talent is a huge challenge for many employers across the country. However, if you begin to understand jobseekers and what they want, you may be better equipped to stand out among your peers. One way to do this is by keeping up with the […] The post Hiring Landscape: 80% of...

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Tips for Writing Job Descriptions That Will Attract the Best Candidates

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:00

Writing a good job description is a lot more complex and important than it might appear. Whether you are expecting to receive a flood of applicants or going to be searching for just a few candidates, an effective description can make your life so much easier. It’s a bit of an obscure skill and requires […] The post Tips for Writing Job...

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Want to Use Digital to Improve Your Team’s Learning? Here’s How to Start

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:00

Employees do their best when their learning programs are active, engaging, and integrated into their work. Yet, too many are not receiving the training they need. According to Deloitte, just 34% of employees are satisfied with their organization’s handling of skills training. Fortunately, emergent digital technology offers exciting...

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Improving Your Business Writing Skills as an HR Manager

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 05:00

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. Good Written Communication in Business Is Essential People...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace Documentation

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 05:00

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. But don’t document just to document—poor documentation is often worse than no documentation at all. Instead, document...

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

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 05:00

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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