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Are You Still Waiting to Fill That Vacancy?

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:00

In part 1 of this article, we noted that employers are often struggling to fill vacancies. Either there are too few applicants or too few that are truly qualified. We started listing some of the various reasons why job vacancies may go unfilled or take a long time to fill. In today’s Advisor, we’ll continue […] The post Are You Still...

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Optimizing Focus and Performance with Employee Monitoring

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:00

Gone are the days when monitoring an employee’s performance was only about assessing the output or results they produced. Organizations today are increasingly focusing on the input side as well—how an employee does what he or she does, how much time is spend on what the job, and how much time is taken up by […] The post Optimizing Focus...

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3 Important Facts About Smart Learning Environments

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:00

Smart learning environments are set to become the future of modern-day workplaces—and sooner than you think. These environments will become even more important to explore as you prepare your employees for the fourth industrial revolution. Here’s what you need to know about smart learning environments inside the workplace right now. Required...

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The Mueller Team Worked Without Cell Phones

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:00

I was intrigued by one aspect of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 election—and it has nothing to do with President Donald Trump. What caught my attention was a reference in The New York Times about his interesting approach to mobile devices. “Mueller’s team investigating Russia’s...

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Why Can’t You Fill that Vacancy?

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:00

Employers today are finding that some roles remain stubbornly hard to fill or difficult to keep filled. Sometimes it’s a lack of applicants. Sometimes the applicants aren’t qualified. Sometimes the applicant makes it through the process, only to turn down the offer or ghost the employer. Such frustrations are commonplace, and they’re driving...

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Supreme Court to Bring Clarity to Gay, Transgender Protections in Workplace

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:00

Employers can look forward to learning whether sexual orientation and gender identity are covered under federal antidiscrimination law, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up three cases that will provide clarity on the issue. The Court announced on April 22 that it would take the cases—two of which deal with whether […] The...

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Why a Bad Hire Is Bad for Your Bottom Line

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:00

Anyone tasked with making hiring decisions for a company knows that it’s a tedious and often difficult process. Whenever a bad decision is made in the hiring process, it’s not only a challenge and time-consuming issue, but it quickly becomes an expensive mistake. Knowing that one decision can cost the company a lot of money […] The post...

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Three Steps to Utilizing Data Analytics to Inform HR Strategy and Shape Culture

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:00

HR leaders have access to a mountain of impactful data-driven insights and according to the Paychex Pulse of HR Survey, most (83%) rely on such analytics to make more informed decisions. However, having access to data is very different than leveraging it to gain meaningful insights to formulate a competitive HR strategy. Developing and executing...

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Why Observable Behavior Alone is Not Enough: A Study on Predictive Behavior in Hiring

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:00

DISC is one of the most valid and reliable instruments of its kind, originating back to Dr. Marston’s work in 1928. It is estimated that over 30 million DISC assessments are used or sold yearly across the globe. However, it is not enough to only understand or apply DISC theory for critical hiring, training, conflict […] The post Why...

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Workin’ Moms: Unapologetically Exploring Maternity Issues

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:00

While searching for my next round of binge-worthy treadmill fare on Netflix, I came across Workin’ Moms. The Canadian sitcom is in its third season, but its first season was released in the United States on Netflix last month. Workin’ Moms follows four Toronto moms, with four completely different life situations, bound together by a...

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Employee Experience Equals Customer Experience

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 04:00

“It’s not an accident that the best places to work are also the places that make the most money.” Gordon Bethune, former CEO of Continental Airlines, gave this iconic quote to The New York Times in 2001 after spearheading a company renaissance. Continental had just emerged from bankruptcy when he took the helm in 1994, […] The post...

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Retain Top Talent with Employee Recognition Programs

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 04:00

If you’re one of the many employers across the country who struggle to recruit top talent, you may want to look at your rewards and recognition programs to see if you can retain your current workforce. As we know, it can be pretty expensive to replace these workers and even more so in a tight […] The post Retain Top Talent with Employee...

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Mental Toughness: Driving Success both On the Field and In the Field

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 04:00

What is the difference between the most successful professional athletes and those who fall short? In assessing thousands of professional (MLB, NBA, NHL) and NCAA Division 1 athletes, Caliper has found that physical ability, while obviously necessary, is not sufficient in predicting athletic success at the highest levels. Professional scouts have...

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Managing the Far-Reaching Effects of Opioids in the Workplace

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 04:00

How much do you really know about the hidden costs of opioid use? The National Safety Council (NSC) recently conducted a survey that indicates 75% of U.S. employers have been directly impacted by opioids, but a startling statistic is that only 17% feel extremely well prepared to deal with the issue. The survey results also […] The post...

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In the Aftermath of Protests, Google Ends All Forced Arbitration

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 04:00

In November 2018, tens of thousands of Google employees around the world walked out in protest over the company’s handling of sexual harassment claims, among other grievances. It was reported that the protests were largely led by women, and protesters carried signs with slogans like “I reported and he got promoted,” Worker’s Rights are...

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Should Learning a Second Language Be a Part of Training?

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 04:00

In today’s globalized world of business and commerce, most corporations and enterprises are internationally based, along with nearly 60% to 70% of small businesses, which should be no surprise because e-commerce practices and the Internet make it easier than ever to connect with other business entities and internationally based customers. But...

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What Does Gen-Z Want from Work?

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 04:00

A recent study from InsideOut Development took a look at what Gen Z expects of their jobs and their supervisors. Findings show that Gen Z workers have high expectations when it comes to earnings, promotions, and management opportunities, but still worry about making decisions, not being “good enough” and their ability to repay student loans....

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Should You Offer Employees More than the Required Minimum Wage?

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 04:00

Currently, as per federal law, employers are required to pay employees at least $7.25 per hour, although many state laws (and some cities and counties) have different minimum wage requirements. However, many federal lawmakers and citizens want to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour because they claim that workers making less than...

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4 Steps to Create an Effective Workplace Political Expression Policy

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 04:00

Discussions about politics can feel ubiquitous. People share their political opinions on social media, announce their political leanings in public, and are comfortable discussing politics at work. But, political discussions can disrupt workplace harmony. In fact, a Clutch survey found that nearly one-third of employees believe their company’s...

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Still No Word on When EEO-1 Component 2 Data Must Be Submitted

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 04:00

Employers are still on hold as they wait to find out when they must submit pay and hours-worked data as part of their annual EEO-1 reports. An April 16 hearing before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ended with Judge Tanya S. Chutkan instructing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the […] The post Still...

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