Benefit Trends to Watch in 2016 and Beyond
In Focus: What's Really Holding Women Back at Work?
Every day, it seems I come across a new article on how the tech world is struggling to bring diversity to its homogeneous community. It’s an issue that has led companies like Google, Apple and Intel to committing a combined $400M towards creating more opportunities for women and minorities. From the outside looking in, this sounds great.
Do you remember your first job? The skills and lessons you learned? The excitement of that first paycheck you earned? Those early work experiences helped develop your work ethic, grow you professionally and take the first steps along a career path. But today, millions of young people are missing out on this critical opportunity.
To-Do List in Response to Proposed Overtime Rule
The Rush Toward Paid Parental Leave: Why Now?
Colorado Ends 'Use It or Lose It' Vacation Pay Policies
Arkansas Localities Prevent LGBT Discrimination
State Employment Laws Every Virginia Employer Should Know
I am always fascinated by the way we communicate with one another. We have an abundance of words available to us that we could weave into beautiful sentences. Yet we choose to be lazy with our words or not use them at all. Even more fascinating than the words we use might be the way in which we choose to communicate.
Halliburton Revealed Overtime Errors to DOL, Socked with Huge Settlement
Drive Successful HR Technology Transformation
How to Prevent Data Breaches
Court Rules Pre-employment Drug Tests Not Medical Exams Under the ADA
Those of you who know me are enjoying this irony. I have a better appreciation the qualitative world over the quantitative environment. I am respectful of Math as it has taught me some valuable lessons. I would like to propose an addition of a Rule #4 to the standard order of operations.
Consider the consequences of adding and subtracting, and allow yourself permission to work from right to left.
Is a Four-Day Workweek the Answer?
In Focus: Student Loan Assistance
Supreme Court Will Hear Wide Range of Workplace Disputes
Potential Shutdown: Federal Contractors' Contingency Planning
Surging Popularity of E-Cigarettes Poses Issues for Employers
Appeals Courts Split on Contraceptive Mandate 'Opt-Out'
How Employers Can Negotiate the 'Money Talk' and Win
No Credit, No Problem: NYC's New Guidance Further Limits Employer Credit Checks
On September 23, @shrmnextchat chatted with Brynne Herbert (@brynnespeaks) of MoveGuides about Ensuring the Successful Global Relocation of Talent.
In case you missed it, here are all the informative tweets from the chat:
Attitude on Rehiring Boomerang Workers Changing
Benefit Contribution Limits Unlikely to Change Much for 2016
Is Motivation or Qualifications Most Important In a Candidate?
Retailers Should Prepare Now for Next Hot Season
The 10 Toughest Jobs to Fill in 2016
Smaller Hikes in Health Premium Rates Forecast for 2016
Are LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements Reliable?
Family Care-Giving Is Workplace Issue
SBA Criticizes Proposed Overtime Rule
Could you write a job description using 30 words? How about 30 hashtags?
In this post, I’ll make the case for incorporating Instagram into your recruiting efforts.
(Photo cred: @deschutesbeer)
To consider using Instagram for recruiting, recruiters have to clear one mental hurdle:
Job postings don’t have to be words anymore.
Are the Kim Davises of the World Protected by Law?
Mass.: First Workplace Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Filed
5 Keys to Balancing Technology in the Workplace
How an Employer May Be Liable to Its Nonemployees
NLRB's New Joint Employer Test May Impact OSHA
Millennials Delay Cutting Apron Strings after Recession
'Shark Tank' Presentation Opens IHRIM's 35th Annual Conference
Marijuana in the Workplace: A Hazy Issue for Employers
In Focus: UAW Moves Away from Two-Tier Wage System
SHRM Foundation Report a Primer for Change Management
Pope Francis: Don't Glorify Your Boss, Rest More, Pay Women Equitably
All Employers Need a Workplace Violence Plan
In Focus: Pregnancy Discrimination Alive and Well in Japan, U.S.
Guidance for Employers on UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting Requirements
Whistle-Blowing Policies Needed in Response to Ruling
What an amazing experience HR Tampa (#HRTampa) participants had during the recent SHRM "Day in the Beltway" in Washington, DC on September 9, 2015...an experience we will never forget!
Upon our arrival in DC, we were fortunate to walk through U.S. history by seeing the White House, the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building, visit the solemn War Memorials and experience the Martin Luther King Memorial, and many more.
Smart employers know that offering flexible work options—everything from telecommuting to job sharing to part time to compressed schedules to shift trading, etc.—can set you apart from other employers. If your organization is embracing new ways to reinvent work for employee AND business success, then step up and receive local and national recognition as a top employer.
Tackling a 'Macho' Mentality at Work
Reimagining Open Enrollment: A Six-Step Plan
Boudreau: HR Must Pick Up 'Glacial' Pace, Innovate
School Year Rings in Stress for Working Parents
California Lawmakers Wrap Up Session; Governor Has Bills to Sign
Bullying is an important topic and there’s a lot of attention being focused on the subject of bullying in the workplace. All I can say is it’s about time and hopefully together we will be able to do something to stop this destructive behavior.
In order to start a dialogue about bullying, we need to define it. Wikipedia defines bullying as “aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others.” They add that it can include verbal or physical harassment. It can also be directed at a person based upon race, religion, gender, sexuality or ability.
Rupert Morrison is the CEO of Concentra one of the fastest-growing analytics firms in the UK and the creators of acclaimed business transformation tool OrgVue. I asked Rupert about the evolution of organizational design and how data and analytics are changing the way companies are creating environments for performance to sustain a competitive edge.
Have you ever gone into a training seminar thinking “This is going to be a life changing!”? Well on that Wednesday morning in June at the Las Vegas SHRM Conference, I did not. The only thing on my mind at 7 a.m. was wishing I could afford the Starbucks on my per diem. Caffeinated or not, the MEGA session I attended would alter everything I would be doing for the next two months.
In 2005, Fast Company wrote a scathing review of the HR profession in an article titled, “Why We Hate HR.”
Fast-forward ten years to 2015 and, according to the Harvard Business Review article “Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It” by Peter Cappelli, everyone still hates HR.
Continued job growth in the health care, manufacturing and biosciences industries has helped to keep the unemployment rate low in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. State and local officials, however, have rolled out several grant programs to get even more people back to work.
Inner City and Native American Teens and Technology
California Legislature Completes its Work for 2015
In Focus: HSAs Prove Popular, But More So for High Earners
Back to School, Back to Stress
Major Shift in HR's Role Predicted
Unions May Use Electronic Signatures on Election Petitions
Employers Adopting Worksite Clinics Despite ACA Uncertainties
In Focus: Republicans Take Aim at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Ruling
Using Technology for Real-Time Employee Performance Reviews
New Research Spotlights HR Management Policies, Practices in U.S.
Pay Transparency Rule Does Not Apply to HR in All Situations
Cloud, mobile, and flexible all equal a collaborative way to work.
In Focus: Remembering Sept. 11, 2001
HR Departments of One Face Unique Legal Obstacles
Mass.: Employer's Timekeeping Failures Result in Trial of Overtime Claims
Building a Wellness Champion Network
If I asked 10 people to finish the sentence below, I bet many of them would answer in the manner shown in parenthesis:
“When the going gets tough, (the tough get going)”
Business Reacts to Order to Federal Contractors to Give Paid Sick Leave
From CEOs to Gen Y Dads, Finding Work-Life Balance is Critical
Are LinkedIn Parties Legal?
Chicago Police Officers' Overtime Lawsuit Has Wide Repercussions
Employers Should Prepare Now for ACA Subsidy Appeals
Noncash Rewards Most Effective When Tied to Values
Transition Relief Ending for Minimum-Value-Lite Plans
Why Litigate When You Can Mediate?
This City Has America's Highest Minimum Wage
Drones: More than Just a Buzzword for Business
Proposed Overtime Rule's Salary Threshold Is Too High
Obama Orders Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractor Employees
Over the past decade, researchers have had powerful insights into how we can work more effectively. But much of that research isn’t being applied in the workplace, says Ron Friedman, Ph.D., who spent years studying human motivation and teaching psychology at the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Friedman, @RonFriedman on Twitter, is the founder of ignite80, a consulting firm that helps leaders build thriving organizations.
The Kentucky Clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is going to jail. She has tried to justify her refusal to perform her job on the ground that to do so would violate her religious beliefs as protected by the Constitution.
Good thing employers do not have to deal with this kind of issue. Or do we?
Recruiting Difficulty Continues at Record Levels for HR Professionals
In September, hiring rates will be mixed as HR professionals continue to struggle with recruiting candidates for key positions, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2015.
SHRM: Proposals for 'Blacklisting' Executive Order Are Costly
You Don't Know Crystal, but She Knows You
Avoiding a Worker May Constitute Retaliation
Why Company Retreats Should Mix Fun and Work
'Big Data' Is Shaping Employers' Benefits Strategies
Most of you have heard the term “Internet of Things” or IoT. Wikipedia defines it as:
The very popular children’s book “Only One You” teaches the lesson of diversity and accepting others as unique individuals. So what does a children’s book have to do with immigration reform?
Well….at an early age children are taught that they are unique individuals, taken for who they are at face value. However, in today’s modern age of technology having to verify one’s identity is becoming a common practice.
Court Rules Employers Liable for Poor Cybersecurity
California Minimum Wage Bill Stalls in Legislature
What the Uber Lawsuit Could Mean for All HR Departments
Telecommuting Not a Reasonable Accommodation, Court Rules
Coping with Cognitive Declines at Work
Congratulations to all human resources professionals who recently passed the new SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
Many of the newly certified were so excited, they jumped onto Twitter to share their awesome accomplishment.
However, middle-wage jobs remain below pre-recession levels
The labor market’s ongoing recovery—often described as steady, if unspectacular—still has its share of skeptics who contend that too many of the new jobs fall into the low-paying, low-skill category. But several recent reports provide some evidence that the job market is getting much healthier overall.
Creating a winning team spirit
A company’s traditions are an investment that pays in human dividends. Banking on people more than products or technology to ultimately make a difference in the world is something that separates the mediocre from the extraordinary. A bold statement, to be sure, but what does it REALLY mean?
UAE Nets Highest Professional Migration Growth
Compensation Budgets Favor Variable Over Fixed Pay
UK: Employee Fairly Dismissed for Old Facebook Comments
From HR Magazine: No Salary Negotiations Allowed
Liar, Liar, Resume on Fire
Take a look at any of today’s headlines, and you will find HR issues that affect our employees, our organizations and the entire profession. The minimum wage debate continues to rage at the state, local and federal levels. The clash between new and traditional employment models is becoming sharper and more politicized (think: Uber vs. the taxi industry). And landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions on health care and marriage also have implications for us and the way we do our jobs.
Despite SHRM’s plea for more time to respond to the Department of Labor’s overtime proposal, the comment period on the proposed changes to the FLSA overtime rules is imminent….11:59pm EDT, September 4, to be exact!
Connectifier Web-Crawling Software Reduces Time to Hire
Proposed Overtime Rule Will Result in Fewer Managers
Employee Referrals Best Source for Hires, Still Vastly Underused
SHRM Survey: Social Media Remains a Popular Recruitment Tool
Supporting Transgender Employees
This is a Catch-22 situation if I’ve ever seen one:
I was helping a friend with his job search. He is trying to obtain an entry level HR position. A position he found indicated the minimum education required was a high school diploma but 5 – 8 years of experience was necessary. Neither of us understood the logic. We do not know how a high school student can get that level of experience by the time they graduate. Could you please explain why this is common on most entry level HR positions?