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October 2018

On October 17, @shrmnextchat chatted with Michelle Kohlhof (@MKohlHR), director of human resources with ExecuTech Strategic Consulting about Preparing for Open Enrollment Success.  

If you missed this excellent chat filled with great tips and advice for an efficient and successful open enrollment, you can read all the tweets here:

 

October 17, 2018

 

 

An interesting piece of research on publicly available WiFi access in England led to a question that made me pause. Should employees be paid for commuting time?

October 17, 2018

 

 

Flexibility to meet the dual demands of work and family life is a necessary component of the 21st Century workplace. October was designated as National Work and Family Month by the U.S. Senate in 2003, highlighting the increasing demands on employees as they try to achieve the effective work-life fit.

October 16, 2018

 

A new workweek is upon us. I’m sure it’s going to be filled with both challenges and opportunities. If you’re like most people, you probably feel that the challenges far outweigh the opportunities. That may not be the case, but it gives you the illusion that you’re going to be better at your job because you feel that solving problems is why you exist.

October 15, 2018
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Open enrollment is one of the most important times of the year for organizations; however, complex and ongoing changes to health care and retirement plans can create confusion that leads to poor choices. With proper planning, employers can develop communication strategies to help employees make the best selections for their wellness and future financial security.

Communication

October 15, 2018

 

Looking to get ahead in your career? Start by being nice to your coworkers, says leadership researcher Christine Porath. In this science-backed talk, she shares surprising insights about the costs of rudeness and shows how little acts of respect can boost your professional success -- and your company's bottom line.

October 15, 2018

 

 

Important reminder that, effective today, October 15, 2018, under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), employers must engage in a “cooperative dialogue” with applicants or employees in New York City with regard to reasonable accommodations in four (4) circumstances. More specifically, an employer must engage in the “cooperative dialogue” with:  

October 15, 2018
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October 10, 2018

On October 10, @shrmnextchat chatted with Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, AWI-CH, is a highly sought after human resource expert witness, attorney, investigator and trainer about #MeToo: One Year Later.  

If you missed this excellent chat you can read all the tweets here:

October 10, 2018

 

This was first published as the “Ask HR” column in USA TODAY.


 


(Photo: Mark Ralston, AFP/Getty Images)

A year ago, high-profile allegations of sexual harassment set off the #MeToo movement. Since then, the shockwaves have disrupted workplaces across the country.

October 9, 2018

 

The SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference (#SHRMDiv) is fast approaching and I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to attend the conference as a SHRM Blog Contributor. Although this will be my first #SHRMDiv experience, I have to admit that I am already impressed by the excellent selection of topics and speakers.

October 9, 2018

 

SHRMLead just finished, it was a wonderful two days in Boston meeting great HR professionals and speakers.

The weather was chilly, the food was delicious, and the conversations flowed. I’m thankful to receive the chance to attend SHRMLead, along with Carlos and Claire, as part of the SHRMLead Bloggers Trio!

October 9, 2018
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All I can say is… 2018 has been my year! Before this year, I had only been to company conferences. Between #SHRM18 and #SHRMlead, my perspective on networking and professional development has completely changed. I’ve been missing out on so much all of these years!

October 9, 2018
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Delegation is an important activity for leaders. If managers want to be successful, they must learn how to delegate effectively. Here’s the reason why: managers will never be able to move up within the organization, take an uninterrupted vacation, participate in a special project, or enjoy a day of training if they are unable to  delegate. Every time they leave their office, they will be pestered, emailed, texted, and voice mailed all day long.

October 9, 2018

 

This week I attended the SHRM Leadership Development Forum in Boston. It was a GREAT experience!

I have perhaps never been to a conference that made interacting with, and getting to know the PEOPLE attending it so easy. I’m not sure if it was the setup, the topics, the speakers, or simply the extraordinary humans involved, but I loved getting to interact with new friends and old throughout my trip:

October 8, 2018
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For any M&A transaction, the new line-up of leadership is critical to the success of the future of the company and its culture. As reported in the Global Leadership Forecast 2018 study conducted by the EY organization, with DDI and the Conference Board, many company executives doubt they have the bench strength to meet their future business goals.

October 7, 2018

On October 3, @shrmnextchat chatted with  Mark Fogel, CEO of HC3 and senior adjunct professor at Adelphi Graduate School of Business about Boomers, HR and an Aging Workforce.  

If you missed this excellent chat filled with advice for both older workers and employers, you can read all the tweets here:

 

 

October 3, 2018

 

 

About 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail. Despite that poor record — and signs that the failure is often a part of poor talent integration — HR is still rarely involved in most transactions and their processes up front. The world needs a new way to make deals succeed, and increased contributions from HR could provide that leverage.

October 3, 2018

 

 

In order to conduct a compliant criminal background check, employers ordinarily must comply not only with the federal Fair Credit Reporting (FCRA) Act, but also state and local laws.  This includes not only ban the box laws, but also laws that impose additional restrictions and requirements beyond when a criminal background check can occur.

October 2, 2018

 

 

 

The workforce is getting older, leading to a “silver tsunami” in our workplaces as the number of workers ages 55 and older will rise from 32.4 million in 2012 to almost 44 million in 2022. This has huge implications for both workers and employers.

October 1, 2018