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SHRM: Abandon NLRB Proposal to Speed Up Unionization Elections

HR executive tells House committee that proposal is a burden for employers and creates a disadvantage for employees
 
WASHINGTON — A proposed rule by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to speed up union elections would limit employers’ ability to communicate with their employees and prevent employees from receiving the information they need to make informed decisions, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) told the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce today.

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Leadership and Gender Bias

 
This is the third in a series of four blogs on leadership. 
 
Randy is an executive.  Randy notices that Kim, a manager who is also a direct report, is struggling in terms of collaborating with members of the team.  Randy asks Kim to have dinner to get to know her better with the goal being to mentor her more effectively.
 
Randy is also in charge of a major project that, if successful, would have resulted in an increase in gross revenues by more than 10 percent. After the team spent literally hundreds of...
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How Saving for Retirement Could Get a Lot More Difficult

If you’re anything like me, you don’t spend too much time thinking about how much money is in your retirement account.  Yes, I know, I’m a tax and benefits lobbyist, so you’d think that I’d know what my balance is down to the penny!  But the truth is, like many employees, although I know that I’m contributing to my retirement account, I don’t fret about the details on a daily basis. That’s about to change, as pending tax reform could significantly impact not only the types of investment options available but whether employees will have access to a retirement account...

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Why You Should Be Assessing Candidates for Grit

As an analyst, much of your week is spent in conversation: Conversations with subject matter experts, conversations with solution providers and practitioners – even conversations with yourself. Usually these conversations provide much-needed context for trends you’re seeing in your research (for example, my forthcoming perspective on the state of talent acquisition today). My favorite conversations, however, are the ones that stop you in your tracks, and refuse to let go of you until you’ve thought them through.
 
Today’s chat with my colleague David Grebow, Brandon Hall Group’s principal learning analyst, was one such conversation. We were talking about...
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How Saving for Retirement Could Get a Lot More Difficult

If you’re anything like me, you don’t spend too much time thinking about how much money is in your retirement account.  Yes, I know, I’m a tax and benefits lobbyist, so you’d think that I’d know what my balance is down to the penny!  But the truth is, like many employees, although I know that I’m contributing to my retirement account, I don’t fret about the details on a daily basis. That’s about to change, as pending tax reform could significantly impact not only the types of investment options available but whether employees will have access to a retirement account...

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Living In The Cloud: Cool Tools To Help You Unplug

 
 
 
In our latest Cool Tools podcast Craig and I spoke with HireVue COO, Chip Luman, about ditching your laptop and working in the cloud. Chip is a frequent business traveler and has taken to using small devices on the road and keeping all his data stored in the cloud. This episode covers our top tips, apps, and strategies for being more lightweight in the air and on the ground.
 
Chip’s tips & tools:
 
Devices
 
iPhone, iPad, Zagg keyboard, Jambox, Bluetooth for the Jambox...
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#Nextchat: HR and Recruiting -- Contestants in an Amazing Race?

On the reality TV series “The Amazing Race” teams of of two people compete in a race around the world as they battle to arrive first at specific destinations and hope to avoid elimination from the competition by completing tasks that test their strength logic, courage and ability to negotiate. The interesting twist on the show is that the two people on each team have some sort of pre-existing personal relationship; spouses, friends, parent/child, etc. These relationships, with their accompanying histories and backstories, add depth to the inevitable drama that arises...

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Our Three Audiences

2013 was the year of catapulting HR into the boardroom. The emphasis on employee engagement has been an organizational driver for several years. We are now seeing rewards and recognition become part of the performance management suite. The most prominent question being pondered in 2014 is:
 
Who Drives Engagement?
  • Is it the employees in the trenches...who represent our culture...?
  • Is it the Unit Managers...who manage performance directives?
  • Is it the C-suite...whose words carry the most weight?
  • Is it HR...the conduit to organizational sustainability?

Answer: all of the above!

In...

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HR Motivators: Dolphin Barongo

Throughout 2014, WeKnowNext will be spotlighting inspirational HR professionals from around the world! 


 
HR Motivator:  Dolphin Barongo, Nairobi, Kenya  
 
In 2013, HR professional Dolphin Barongo faced a harrowing experience and relays how it made her appreciate her colleagues – and their wellbeing – even more. 
 
Last year was a normal year for me until July 22 when everything came tumbling down. I had crazy symptoms: blurred vision, loss of balance and nausea. I was diagnosed with “Glomus Jugulare” -- a tumor located deep at the...
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