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Career Expert Explains How to Recruit Top Talent in Mid-2019

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 04:02

We are at the halfway point of 2019—can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday that we were predicting the hottest jobs of the year, and now we’re already into July! Time flies when you’re sourcing and recruiting top talent. Earlier this year, Sudarshan Sampath, Director of Research at Payscale, predicted that the highest-demand...

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4 Reasons Why Your Employees’ Assessments Should Be on Mobile

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 04:00

Whether they’re completing self-assessments, personality assessments, learning and development (L&D) assessments, performance assessments, or some other type of assessment, employees should be encouraged and able to complete their assessments online and via mobile devices. Here are four main reasons why. 1. They Are More Convenient Over half...

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What to Do when ICE Arrives at Your Workplace

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 04:00

On Sunday July 14, immigration authorities began conducting raids targeting  undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country, which will center on these 10 U.S. cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. We therefore thought it would be a good time to...

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Life Happens: How to Defuse Personal Dramas at Work

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 04:00

Question: We have received several complaints from employees about two coworkers who are having a hard time keeping their personal lives out of the workplace. The employees claim it is affecting their ability to concentrate and feel comfortable at work. One is going through a divorce and supposedly cries to his coworkers. The other is […] The...

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How High-Growth Companies Can Compete with Big Brands to Attract and Retain Talent

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:02

Employee attraction and retention are important to consider when formulating a strategy that aids the growth of your company. In the tight labor market, they are becoming challenging to tackle. With the ongoing influx of new generations to the workforce, companies of all sizes are trying to approach employee retention with perks that are especially...

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White-Collar Applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:00

Virtual reality (VR) was once thought of by many as a tool primarily for recreation, entertainment, and gaming. But as the technology has improved and the marketplace has become more familiar and comfortable with it, the potential value of VR and the related augmented reality (AR) to the broader economy has become more apparent. Perhaps...

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Employee Focus: How to Help Employees Return from Parental Leave

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:00

Employees returning from parental leave, whether that’s maternity/paternity leave or Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, often have a unique set of needs to ease their transition back into working full-time. This is important for employers to be cognizant of, not the least of which is to reduce the incidence of employees leaving the...

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Prime Day Walkout: An Exercise in Collective Action or a Publicity Stunt?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:00

Amazon recently made headlines for two reasons: First, it expanded its Prime Day, a special sale on many Amazon products for Amazon Prime members, to 2 days for the first time. Although that may be good news for customers, it means even more work for Amazon’s employees, many of whom have been complaining of poor […] The post Prime Day...

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Facebook Post Lands HR Manager in Hot Water

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:00

Building on its reassertion that Title VII doesn’t cover sexual orientation, the federal appeals court in New Orleans recently ruled there is no protection for employees who complain about perceived sexual orientation bias either. An HR manager who posted her opinions on Facebook about a man trying on a dress—and was subsequently fired for...

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It’s Time to Disown Traditional Training

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 04:01

The workplace has changed drastically over the last decade. New technologies allow us to be more flexible about where we work, and the rise of the gig economy has created an extended workforce of freelancers, sales representatives, and other roles that don’t fall directly within the company setting. With these changes, one would assume that...

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BLS Reports Little Change in Unemployment at 3.7%

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 04:00

As we hit the halfway mark of 2019, one thing remains consistent: unemployment numbers continue to hover just below 4%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released the June jobs report, which shows that the unemployment rate slightly increased from 3.6% in May to 3.7% this past month. In a press release, the BLS […] The post BLS Reports...

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No, Henny Penny, the Sky Isn’t Falling: EEO-1 Pay Data Portal Goes Live Soon

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 04:00

Back in March, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., set off a firestorm in the employer community when she reinstated the so-called EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting rule. The rule was implemented by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during the final year of the Obama administration, but just before it was to take […] The...

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Employers Likely to Notice Change After Acosta’s Departure From DOL

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 04:00

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta’s announcement that he is leaving his post amid controversy over his role in a lenient plea deal for multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein is likely to bring a change in tone to the agency. Acosta’s resignation will be effective a week after his July 12 announcement. He had faced...

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Pension Buyout Transactions Soared to Highest Levels in 30+ Years

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 04:00

Total sales of U.S. single-premium defined benefit (DB) pension buyout products soared above $4.7 billion in the first quarter, the highest pension risk transfer (PRT) sales in that period in more than 30 years, according to data from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. That level is more than triple the value of the previous first-quarter...

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Should You Encourage Workcations?

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 04:00

It’s long been known that U.S. workers take fewer vacation days than their international counterparts. Fewer vacation days are typically offered by U.S. employers, and of those offered, many go unused. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is the U.S. work culture in which employees often fear falling behind or […] The...

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5 Traits of Highly Successful Recruiters

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 04:03

Today’s candidate-driven employment market requires innovative, creative, and efficient work. Are you holding yourself back by using outdated recruiting habits? The post 5 Traits of Highly Successful Recruiters appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

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Are You Prepared for Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace?

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 04:02

On June 25, 2019, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, joining the growing list of states and cities that have legalized some form of marijuana use. At this point, it might be easier to just count the states that still ban marijuana in all forms, but one fact remains: It’s still illegal […] The post Are You...

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Student Loan Repayment Programs: The New Workplace Commodity

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 04:01

Although Millennials are most often cited for being slammed with crippling debt, actually, one in five adult Americans carry student loan debt, according to NBC News. This means your company’s newly graduated intern or your vice president could be one of those people. Student loan debt doesn’t discriminate by age, race, sexual orientation,...

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5 Keys to Attract and Retain Top Engineers

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 04:00

An Allegis Group survey uncovered a remarkable statistic—100% of companies that hire engineers cited “attracting top talent” as an issue for their organization. Even given today’s tight talent market, this is significantly higher than the 84% of employers hiring for other positions. How do hiring managers navigate this challenging...

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Hey, HR, Your Lonely Employees Are Dying on the Inside

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 04:00

At SHRM’s 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, I was fortunate to have attended a session called “Workplace Loneliness Is Killing Us,” given by Stuart Chittenden. He is the Founder and Principal at Squishtalks, an organization that designs and delivers training programs based on principals of communication. The talk was ironically...

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