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Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation(s) !!

Something has been bothering me for some time now.  When did we realize that we have generations in the workplace?  Haven’t we ALWAYS had people from various generations in the workplace?
It truly is disappointing that we have taken to labeling people due to when they happen to have been born.  For instance, technically by my birth year, I am at the tail end of the Baby Boomers.  I more strongly identify with Generation X personally. But, I would have to say that, I have a touch of Millennial and whatever the newest generation is being called in me...

New bill in Congress will revamp FMLA to cover smaller employers

How about cutting the 50-employee requirement for covered employers in half? 
So, if you have 25 or more employees working within 75 miles of one another, they would be eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
And that's just part of the Family and Medical Leave Enhancement Act of 2014, which Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week.
Eligible employees would also be able to "participate in or attend an activity that is sponsored by a school or community organization and relates to...

#Nextchat: Workplace Bullying

If you’ve ever been bullied in the workplace, know that you're not alone. An estimated 53.5 million Americans report being bullied at work.

Workplace Bullying “occurs when an employee experiences a persistent pattern of mistreatment from others in the workplace that causes harm. Workplace bullying can include such tactics as verbal, nonverbal, psychological, physical abuse and humiliation. This type of aggression is particularly difficult because, unlike the typical forms of school bullying, workplace bullies often operate within the established rules and policies of their organization and their society.”



Unemployment's Long-Term Problem

Recent improvements in the job market have been overshadowed by the fact that millions of Americans remain out of work. Many of them haven’t had a job for months, or perhaps years. Congress is debating whether to extend unemployment insurance benefits that expired for more than 1 million workers in December 2013, and President Barack Obama unveiled in his January State of the Union address a new strategy that focuses on addressing the plight of the long-term unemployed (LTU).

So what do we know about the long-term unemployed?

On any given month, tens of thousands


A Job is Not Like a Relationship

Today is Valentine’s Day. It’s that one time a year where we buy cards, chocolates, flowers, cheesy teddy bears and pajamagrams for our loved ones and dazzle them with romance. It’s also the time of year when we see career articles comparing our jobs to a successful romantic relationship. They point out all the similarities a career and a relationship have. And while there are some similarities on the surface, a career is nothing like a relationship, or at least a relationship that matters to you.
Yes, you might have some superficial comparisons, but that is all they...

10 Ways to Reinvent Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

Whether you're a start up, small business or a "Fortune" organization, having a winning talent acquisition strategy and wonderful brand ambassadors can help you attract the right talent to your organization.

Latest social tools and technologies and new ways of finding talent through social recruiting, talent communities or through various recruiting platforms are always emerging. And talent attraction has become more competitive than ever. It's time for you to rethink your talent acquisition strategy in a way to attract top talent to your organization.

Here are a few points that can help reinvent your talent acquisition strategy!



#Nextchat RECAP: Romance, Lust and Litigation in the Workplace

On February 12, @WeKnowNext chatted with Jonathan Segal (@Jonathan_HR_Law) about Romance, Lust and Litigation in the Workplace.

In case you missed this informative and interesting chat, you can read all the great tweets here




What Coaching Youth Sports Has Taught Me About Business

We live in an interesting time... our personal and professional lives are more intertwined than ever. We can now research individuals as easily as we can the organizations for which they work. The line between work and life is ever-indiscernible. Smart organizations are designing in equal part to personalities as they are critical skills. We should celebrate all of it!
My weekdays are encompassed by adult conversations with human resources professionals. My weekends find me trying to relate to five year-old girls and eight year-old...

SHRM LINE (Leading Indicators of National Employment) Report: February 2014

In February hiring rates will rise and layoff rates will fall in the manufacturing and service sectors, compared with February 2013, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) report, released Feb. 6.

Approximately two in five manufacturers (47.4 percent) and service-sector companies (44.8 percent) will add jobs in February, though openings varied for the two sectors, according to the latest survey data. Overall, vacancies decreased in