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How HR Can Upskill Executive Teams with AI-Based Coaching Resources

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:00

Until recently, the value of coaching services has not been measurable, and finding a compatible coach for an executive also felt like a challenging task. With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), finding the right coach, measuring progress, and seeing executives using the services are much easier and finally enable HR departments to measure...

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The Best HR Managers Have These Things in Common

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:00

Effective Human Resource departments are not necessarily noticed when operations go well. Some of the best HR managers can influence corporate culture without having a direct hand in the daily goings-on. That doesn’t mean that HR managers and personnel aren’t involved; it simply means their positive influence can be hard to observe. They have a...

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Dreamers’ Nightmare Leaves Them Stuck On Ground

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:00

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained a flight attendant for Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines in Houston after a recent return flight from Mexico. Selene Saavedra Roman is a 28-year-old Texas A&M graduate who grew up in Dallas and is a “Dreamer.” That is, she is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient....

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Files Class/Collective Action Over Unequal Pay

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:00

We first covered the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s (WNT) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination charge against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) in this article. Nearly three years later—and appropriately on International Women’s Day—28 WNT players have filed a proposed class and collective action...

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Can She Bring Those Dragons Anywhere?

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:00

Would a bring-your-dragon-to-work day ever fly? The ADA weighs in. Warning: Contains Game of Thrones spoilers Game of Thrones’ Queen Daenerys Targaryen is the Mother of Dragons. During the eight seasons of the HBO series, which concludes on Sunday, she has often been accompanied by one or more of the large, fire-breathing beasts in a...

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Gender Bias: The Résumé Edition

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:00

One of the first steps during a job hunt is to submit a résumé—with your name at the top in big, bold letters. While your work experience and education are the qualities you hope will stand out, there is still a possibility that hiring managers hold on to some biases and mentally rate candidates based […] The post Gender Bias: The...

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DOL Extends Comment Period on Joint Employment Rule

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:00

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new deadline—June 25, 2019—for submitting comments on its proposed rule on joint employment. The DOL announced the extension on May 13. The original deadline was June 10. The DOL is seeking comments from employers and other interested parties on its proposed rule that aims to revise...

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Even Employees With Disabilities Must Comply With Your Policies

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00

Question:  An employee who was working restricted duty as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was arrested and isn’t able to come to work until further notice. Can we fire the employee now for attendance reasons, or do we have to wait until he is out of jail? The answer to your […] The post Even Employees With...

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How to Limit Distractions at Work

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00

Distractions not only cause us to take longer to complete tasks but also decrease our quality of work once it’s completed. However, there are ways we can help mitigate and minimize these distractions, and The New York Times best-selling author Joseph Grenny suggests five. 1. Monitor Emotions Grenny recalls an experiment he conducted with college...

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Confusion Clouds Two More IRS Adjustments to Determination Letters for Individually Designed Plans

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) starting September 1 will accept determination letter applications for a few more categories of individually designed plans, it announced in Revenue Procedure (Rev. Proc.) 2019-20, released May 1. Once the change is effective, determination letter requests can be made for “merged plans,” which have had other...

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How New Tech Can Prevent 5 Top HR Process Disasters

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00

From recruiting your organization’s next superstar to ensuring all employee payrolls are accurate, the Human Resources (HR) department adds unparalleled value—but these pros are often bombarded with high-touch, time-consuming, and manual processes. While replacing every broken process within HR overnight isn’t an option, implementing new...

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7 Reasons You Need a Global HR Tech Strategy

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 04:00

Adoption of human resource management technologies has skyrocketed over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing down. The Human Resources Management (HRM) tech market is expected to hit $30 billion over the next 5 years, growing at an over 10% compound annual growth rate, as demand for automation and tools to help […] The post 7...

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How to Offer the Right Benefits Advice to Clients

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 04:00

Human resource professionals need to consider company characteristics when offering benefits consultancy to clients. Depending on a company’s size, makeup, and market, there are many benefits offerings that you can piece together to create the best package for each one of your clients’ needs. In this article, we outline how to advise your...

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#MeToo Mustn’t Ignore That Men Can Be On Receiving End of Harassment

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 04:00

We are all too familiar with the #MeToo movement and the countless stories that are a reminder of the continuing prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace. The movement has done much to bring to light the pervasiveness of previously unreported claims during the decades since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […] The post #MeToo...

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4 Ways to Take the Bias Out of Performance Reviews

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 04:00

Researchers at Stanford University have recently found that despite a lack of gender differences in objective performance metrics (e.g., grades, fitness scores, or class standing) and decades of equal opportunity efforts, the language used to describe women hurts their advancement opportunities. It’s not just that women are more often ascribed...

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Flight Risk Models: How to Avoid Analysis Paralysis and Take Action

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:00

Flight risk models have gained in popularity and can certainly be useful as these models boast the ability to predict which employees will stay and which will leave. The caveat is that a flight risk model alone is a tool, not an approach. And the key to success is to act on the data at […] The post Flight Risk Models: How to Avoid Analysis...

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EEOC Regains Quorum, But Key Vacancies, Questions Remain

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:00

The Senate’s confirmation of Janet Dhillon to take a seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) means the agency has a quorum—for now—but the five-member commission still has two vacancies, and the term of one of the current members expires on July 1. Dhillon, an attorney whose career has included executive positions with...

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Creating a Bereavement Leave Policy for Your Company

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:00

In a previous article, we addressed the benefits of having a bereavement leave policy. Here we examine how to craft the right type of bereavement policy for your workplace. What type of bereavement leave should you offer and how much? Who will be eligible for leave? How should employees notify you of their need for […] The post Creating a...

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5 Preparations to Help You Become the Best HR Manager

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:00

As an HR manager, you’ll be many things to many people. Keeper of records and secrets. Translator of cold and distant (and important to be followed) policies. Easer of tensions among employees and between leadership and their reports. You’ll be a safe place for team members to discuss concerns and voice complaints; a beacon who […] The...

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Could ‘Workism’ Be Killing Your Culture?

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:00

It’s no question that for most of us, what we do and where we do it are key elements of our identity. After all, if we’re working 40 hours per week, that means about half of our waking lives is spent working, and for many professionals, it’s much more—not to mention the amount of time […] The post Could ‘Workism’ Be Killing Your...

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