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Reasonable Accommodations for Mental Illnesses

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 04:00

Most HR teams are aware of their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA). They understand that they’re required to utilize an interactive process when configuring reasonable accommodations for anyone who qualifies and that many conditions, including mental health...

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Productivity Flounders When Organizational Goals Don’t Align with Employee Goals

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 04:00

Every organization wants its employees to be as productive as possible. A lot of factors, however, can impact their productivity. Recent research by Gallup suggests that aligning employee goals with organizational goals can make a huge difference. The problem is, a lot of employees do not think that is possible. Here to discuss this conundrum...

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The Importance of Personalization in Recruiting

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 04:03

Leveraging automation in recruitment messaging can be a huge time- and energy-saver when done correctly. However, many HR leaders and recruiters don’t realize that automated messages can be personalized, too. It can be as simple as merging the candidate’s name, title, and current company strategically into messages and turning the focus onto...

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Creative Methods of Engaging Employees Can Save You Millions

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 04:00

It takes a holistic strategy to keep employees engaged, but social and mobile solutions are providing new ways to create a positive impact. Engagement is the word of the day; organizations want everyone from clients to industry influencers to stay engaged with their content and products. Behind the scenes, however, it’s important for engagement...

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Would Pay Transparency Have Helped Avoid U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Lawsuit?

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 04:00

In part one of this article series, I was discussing the pay inequality within the U.S. Women’s Soccer team with Tom Cunningham, Vice President of People at Pariveda and Charles Bendotti, Senior Vice President of People and Culture at Philip Morris International (PMI). To listen to the entire episode, click here. Jim: I think that […] The...

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Choosing a Streaming Service Is Almost as Complicated as Complying with State Law

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 04:00

“Just do it—cut the cord already.” For a couple of years now, I’ve dismissed outright this notion, often proffered to me by younger family members, friends, or coworkers. I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. It just didn’t make sense. Where would I go to get my weekly fix of zombie-bashing, end-of-the-world surviving madness?...

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What Training Skills Do Your Managers Need?

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 04:00

Managers are often expected to have some role in the training and development of their employees. After all, it’s the manager who oversees the work of his or her staff members. In addition, as the person responsible for the team’s performance, managers have a strong incentive to mold the performance of the individuals who compose […] The...

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Using Social Media to Recruit Talent? You Might Be Doing It Wrong

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:03

Social media is great for connecting with friends and family, staying up to date on the latest news and trends, and potentially recruiting talent … if you’re using it correctly. When it comes to using social media in the hiring process, it’s best to know the audience you’re trying to recruit. Fortunately, we’ve got you […] The post...

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How to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:00

Keeping employees engaged can help keep them satisfied and make them less likely to leave your organization. But although this is true for all employees, it might require different tactics for remote workers. Let’s look at some ways to keep remote employees engaged. Have regular check-ins with remote employees. Whether these occur via a video...

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How to Create an Agile Workplace and Get the Best from Your Team

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:00

The environment where employees work can have a huge effect on their morale, motivation, and performance. But when it comes to recruiting and retaining the best staff, an office’s physical design can also make a big difference for employers. Business app discovery specialist GetApp recently shared its advice on creating an agile workplace to fit...

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Discussing Equal Pay and the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:00

In a recent episode of HR Works Podcast, I discussed pay inequality between the men’s and the women’s U.S. soccer teams with guests Tom Cunningham, Vice President of People at Pariveda and Charles Bendotti, Senior Vice President of People and Culture at Philip Morris International. Jim: Hello, everyone, and welcome to HR Works, the podcast...

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The Ins and Outs of HR Working with Alumni Associations

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:00

Alumni associations are great organizations for HR professionals to work with long term for a multitude of reasons. Below are just a few ways HR professionals can, and should, work with these associations to remain efficient and effective. Recruit Specialized Talent If you’re an HR professional, you can, and should, rely on alumni associations at...

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Are You Wasting Time with Too Many Meetings?

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 04:00

We’ve previously written on the subject of superfluous internal reports and the excessive amount of time companies put into them. Meetings are also frequently accused of being wastes of time and inefficient. Indeed, many people may not realize how much time they spend in meetings. Meeting Time Adds Up An article in The Muse asks,...

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Should You Offer Telemedicine as a Benefit?

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 04:00

Employers looking to differentiate their benefit offerings are often searching for the latest trends in benefits for employees. One such trend is to offer telemedicine as a component of an overall healthcare benefit package. One of the biggest reasons people are reluctant to make appointments with their doctor for nonemergency care is how much time...

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The Difference Between Awareness and Action in Training

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 04:00

Training is often about conveying knowledge from one person or group to another, and that is reflected in the evaluation techniques often used when training—for example, written tests to discern the amount of knowledge retained. But these methods may miss the mark, because acquiring information is only a part of training employees. In fact,...

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Your Employees Are Ignoring Your HR E-Mails: Here Is How to Fix It

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 04:00

If you’ve ever felt like employees just aren’t reading the e-mails you send them, you might be right. New research shows that three out of five employees ignore e-mails while at work, and two out of five ignore e-mails from HR! A recent communications preferences survey by SlickText reveals 60.8% of respondents occasionally or often...

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5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Who Will Train Your Workforce

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:00

Effective employee training can make the difference between a mediocre or failed company and a stellar organization. The American economy is increasingly service-based, meaning that human capital is the most important resource a company has at its disposal—rather than factories and equipment—to create value for the marketplace. So, hiring top...

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Understanding Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:00

While many organizations have pledged to be more inclusive and diverse, and 2019 has experienced all-time historic lows for national unemployment rates in the United States, 85% of college grads who fall on the autism spectrum are still unemployed. These workers also find themselves severely underemployed, often only being offered part-time or...

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Overselling with Job Descriptions Leads to Disappointment, Turnover

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:00

You think you hired the best candidate for the job. The new hire comes to work with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for a new career. But after 6 months, that candidate is walking out the door, seeking other opportunities. Where did it all go wrong? More often than not, the breakdown is in your […] The post Overselling with Job Descriptions...

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How To Get a Diversity and Inclusion Program Off the Ground: A Cost-Effective Approach

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:00

As a member of the LGBTQ community, Jennifer Brown knows as well as anyone how important organizational diversity and inclusion efforts can be. That’s part of why her consulting organization focuses on training leadership and organizations on how best to implement diversity and inclusion strategies. In a recent interview with Brown, we discussed...

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