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4 Myths About HR, Debunked

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:00

Human Resources (HR) departments don’t always have a positive reputation. In fact, many employees hate them or avoid them at all costs and only view them as an occasional intermediary. This is likely due to pervasive myths about these departments. Below are four of them debunked. 1. HR Only Cares About Compliance and Enforcing Policies,...

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Want to Be the Best Company? You Must Recruit Diverse Talent

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:01

Having a diverse workforce is great for business, for a variety of reasons. Diverse talent can offer unique perspectives for problem-solving, brainstorming, and innovation. Not only that but jobseekers today crave working for employers that are just as diverse as they are.  Tasman Allen—Customer Business Lead and Head of Kraft Heinz’s...

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How Your Organization’s Managers Can Build Trust

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:00

Did you know that, according to research and data, 58% of people claim they trust strangers more than their bosses and that 58% of managers claim they never received any form of training to be managers or to help them be better managers? Most of your employees probably don’t trust their bosses. And it’s probably […] The post How Your...

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Does Your Organization Offer Paid Family Leave?

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:00

At SHRM’s 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, I got to sit down with paid family leave expert Breanna Scott, CSPO and Director of Business Relations at The Standard. We discussed the state of paid family leave today and what it will look like in 2020. Stalling Progress Scott told me that the major roadblock for […] The post Does Your...

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What Are the Real-World Concerns of an HR Department of 1?

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 04:03

Among organizations in and around the United States, 30% have only one HR professional. That’s according to SHRM’s president and CEO, who gave that figure during the opening keynote at the 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition. That represents a great number of individuals who single-handedly manage every HR aspect for their organization. At...

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Workers Want and EXPECT Tech Training to Help Their Careers

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 04:02

Training has become an integral part of attracting and retaining top talent, yet employers across the country are coming up short in their employee training programs. As more employers continue to implement technology and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to increase productivity, they must also offer adequate training so workers know how to...

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Pros and Cons to Internal Promotion vs. External Hiring

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 04:01

There are numerous factors hiring managers and other executives must take into account when making decisions for a new position. These include everything from defining a job description to creating a salary range and, of course, whether to bring in an external hire or promote an internal employee. This is typically one of the most […] The...

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More Companies Expanding Employee Monitoring

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 04:00

Nobody likes having an employer look over his or her shoulder all day, but many companies have a variety of methods and tools in place to monitor how employee time is spent. This monitoring isn’t simply about being a strict authoritarian organization. Employees spending time on non-work-related activities has a real financial impact on...

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What’s More Popular: Telecommuting or Office Working?

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 04:00

One way to attract talent to your organization is through unique perks and benefits. We’ve been hearing how workers would prefer to have flexible schedules and opportunities to work from home more often, but are these benefits actually preferred by all employees? The answer may surprise you! B2B research, ratings, and reviews firm—Clutch–has...

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Expanded Family Leave Entitlements Beginning to Go into Effect in New Jersey

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 08:14

More New Jersey employees are set to become eligible for paid family leave on Sunday (June 30). In February 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed an amendment into law that will increase entitlements under the state’s paid family leave and temporary disability statute. The change will eventually expand employees’ time off, provide higher wage...

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New Negligent Hiring Law Taking Effect in Iowa

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:04

A new Iowa state law limiting employers’ liability for negligent hiring is set to take effect July 1. House File (HF) 650 is seen as providing a second chance for individuals with past criminal offenses by limiting employers’ liability if something happens in the workplace involving an employee with a previous conviction. The new law...

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5 Ways AI Can Help HR Better Recruit

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00

Human Resources (HR) professionals are increasingly turning to technology to help them hire the right people quicker and easier. Tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) are helping HR administrators in a multitude of ways and transforming talent acquisition in the process. For instance, AI can help HR professionals assess the skills of...

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What to Do if You Hate Your Colleagues

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00

While some companies advertise their amazing, collegial, friendly workplaces, it’s fairly rare that everyone in an office becomes great friends—or even gets along well most of the time. We don’t go to work to make friends, of course—we go to work to get a job done. Still, there’s a difference between maintaining a cordial distance...

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How to Create an Employee Rewards and Recognition Policy

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00

Companies implement policies to define the rules of an organization and shape future decisions with a thought-out framework. They help employees make day-to-day decisions that lead to overall cohesion and success. These policies guide many aspects of running a business, from how employees are expected to behave to ways they should be rewarded. A...

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What Does a Quick-Start Guide for Managers Look Like?

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00

According to a 2014 report from Gallup, companies make the wrong choice in picking managers nearly 82% of the time. This has significant consequences for organizational productivity, as poor employee engagement is attributed to poor managers nearly 70% of the time. While the blame partly lies with management for its failure to bet on the...

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Nevada’s New Law on Independent Contractors Takes Effect July 1

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 12:52

Nevada’s new law on determining whether workers should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors takes effect July 1. For years, Nevada has maintained certain “tests” under which individuals may properly be classified as independent contractors rather than employees. Most of the tests focus on the extent to which the...

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Think Baby Boomers Are Retiring? Think Again

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 04:42

When it comes to generations in the workplace, a lot of focus has been on the Millennial and Gen Z age groups. Sure, they’re young and are taking up a majority of the workforce, but that doesn’t mean you should discount Baby Boomers and Gen X workers. You must also consider, when handling all these […] The post Think Baby Boomers Are...

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6 Proven Ways to Empower a Greater Employee Experience

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 04:00

A satisfied and happy staff contributes greatly to business growth. Your investment in employee empowerment to enhance the employee experience will pay off tenfold. Rigidity Leads to Division Many businesses impose rigid conditions on the amount of freedom staff is allowed. Employees are often bound by inflexible do’s and don’ts. In most cases,...

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Employers, Get Ready for Spike in Biometric Privacy Lawsuits

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 04:00

Since the introduction of biometric authentication technology, the number of employers using it to capture their employees’ biometric data has grown. Some employers require employees to clock in and out of work using their fingerprints. Others rely on facial recognition software and retina scans to accomplish the same. While the technology offers...

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Blockchain: Three Powerful Applications for HR

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 04:00

Blockchain has already disrupted the payments and insurance industry, but its effects on other business areas, such as HR, have the potential to be profound. Blockchain works as a secure, digital transaction technology that can be programmed to keep a record of virtually everything of value, making tampering with the records almost impossible....

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