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The Race to Close the Tech Skills Gap

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 04:00

A total of 11.8 million Americans held jobs in the tech industry in 2018, up 2.3% from the previous year. To put this in perspective, if that pace holds true, the number of U.S. tech professionals will grow 13.1% over the next decade, amounting to 8.6 million new jobs. In order to satisfy the skills […] The post The Race to Close the Tech...

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8 Modern Personality Assessment Tools for Your HR Team

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 04:00

Today’s Human Resources (HR) professionals know it’s not enough to hire people based only on the skills they have; these potential candidates also need personalities that align with the company culture and the nature of the work. Keeping that in mind, although there are thousands of assessments to choose from—some significantly more accurate...

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Will Cultural Fit Land a Job Over Skill Set?

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 04:00

In any tight labor market, talent spotting and the hunt for the perfect employee are always challenging. Companies must go above and beyond to not only find the right fit from a cultural and skills standpoint, but they must also ensure that the checks and balances are in place to retain top-performing employees. We must […] The post Will...

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Do Beets Have Leaves, and Other Thoughts on Works for Hire

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 04:00

Say what you will about Elon Musk, but the man doesn’t shrink from a challenge. He’s an uber-ambitious serial entrepreneur who’s pushed to market fully electric sports cars, commercialized space travel, and a host of other ideas. However, Fox Business reported that he may have picked a fight last week with one person no one […] The post...

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Practical Methods for Implementing Diversity During Hiring

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 04:00

There is well-documented research about the value of a diverse workforce, from driving innovation through input from multiple perspectives and backgrounds, to overall organizational success. Companies often initiate programs to support diversity or communicate diversity as a company value. One of the first processes to consider when analyzing the...

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Trends in States Mandating Sick Leave Policies

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 04:00

Paid maternity and family leave has been championed as the next big leap for the U.S.’s workforce, but it’s not the only place we should seek progress. Shockingly, one out of every four employees in the U.S. doesn’t have paid sick leave—a fact that reveals problems that are not being adequately addressed. Taking a sick […] The post...

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Steps for Using Noncore Staff More Strategically

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 04:00

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of leveraging noncore staff more efficiently. Most companies use administrative assistance or specialized teams, such as communications or marketing, to focus on activities that are noncore, depending on the industry (i.e., for a PR or marketing company, communications and marketing may very well be...

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The Misplaced Fear of Training a Replacement

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 04:00

In organizations in any country across all industries, there has been a fear of teaching a subordinate or a junior staff member the ins and outs of one’s job. This apprehension is based predominantly on a fear that the person being trained will take the job of the person doing the training. “Why should I […] The post The Misplaced...

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The Role of the Workplace Strategist

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 04:00

From physical work space design to technology inside and outside a company’s walls, savvy employers are doing everything they can to create a modern, employee-centric workplace to recruit and retain top talent. Attracting talent is about much more than just the money—it is about providing the environment and amenities that modern workers...

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Pros and Cons of Total Compensation Statements

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 04:00

A total compensation statement is something many employers opt to provide to employees to quantify and communicate the monetary value of their full compensation package. Also known as a total rewards statement or a “hidden paycheck,” a total compensation statement would include base pay plus bonuses/incentives, and also could include the...

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Why You Should Upskill Your Employees Right Now

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 04:00

According to one study, 90% of employees believe employers are mainly responsible for upskilling their staff, but according to another study, 80% of employees believe that staying upskilled is their own responsibility. Regardless of which party is ultimately deemed “responsible,” upskilling employees does still seem to be necessary for most...

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How Smart Managers Deal with Toxic Employees

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 04:00

Toxic employees cost you money, time, and retention. The longer a bad apple stays in your company, the more your culture (and your team) will suffer. Here’s how to remove the bad apple, gracefully, before it ever gets that far. Avoiding toxic hires is tough. People put on their best faces to get jobs and […] The post How Smart Managers...

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Q&A: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in 2019

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 04:00

Diversity and inclusion are critical to the cultural and fiscal health of any organization, and there are multiple studies that show the advantages of active diversity and inclusion practices. But how many organizations are benefiting from such advantages? A recent Willis Towers Watson report on diversity and inclusion helps characterize the...

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Importance of Leveraging Ancillary Function Staff

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 04:00

In any company, there are certain activities that are core to the mission and purpose of the organization. There also are noncore or ancillary activities that are, essentially, in place to facilitate the smooth and efficient completion of the core functions. For example, the core functions of an auto parts manufacturing company may be to...

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Thank You for Participating

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 23:00

Thank you for participating in the HR Challenge! Unfortunately, we have discontinued the HR Challenge. However, to stay up-to-date on all things “HR” please make sure you are subscribed to the HR Daily Advisor e-mail list. The post Thank You for Participating appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

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Do You Provide Disability Insurance?

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 04:00

Does your organization provide short- and long-term disability insurance for employees? If not, is this something the organization has considered adding to your benefit package? Typically, disability insurance provides at least partial income (often around 60%) to an employee in the event they become temporarily or permanently disabled and unable...

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Judge Says First Installment of Component 2 Data Due September 30

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 04:00

Employers finally have an answer to when they must comply with a new requirement regarding their annual EEO-1 reports. In an April 25 ruling, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has until September 30 to collect 2018 compensation and hours-worked data—what’s being called...

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Accommodation Options for Overweight Employees

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 04:00

With the majority of Americans being classified as either overweight or obese, it stands to reason that the vast majority of employers will have many overweight individuals as employees. While most of the time this is not something of consideration, some overweight individuals may benefit from employer assistance to ensure their working environment...

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Discipline Options to Avoid Termination

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 04:00

What should an employer do to manage an employee who is performing inconsistently but is more often a good employee? Or what about times when an employee is causing a problem but may not even realize it? What about otherwise high-performing employees who do things like show up late or have a lot of errors […] The post Discipline Options to...

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How to Avoid Misclassifying Unpaid Interns This Summer—and All Year Long

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:00

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) revised test for determining whether interns are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) just turned one, and the summer hiring season is fast approaching. Misclassification can be costly for employers. Let’s make sure you understand and are correctly applying the DOL’s revised test...

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