"Millennial Myths Debunked" and other #HR News for February 19, 2015

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Millennial Myths Debunked

Younger workers want many of the same things older employees do, IBM study finds

By Dana Wilkie  2/19/2015

The fundamental distinction between Millennials and older employees is their digital proficiency. But when it comes to career goals, employee engagement, preferred leadership styles and recognition, Millennials share many of the same attitudes as Generation X and Baby Boomer employees.

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Promotions See Uptick, but Not Related Pay Increases

Employers promoted 9% of their employees during the past year; accompanying raises held steady

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  2/19/2015

The percentage of employees receiving a promotion on an annual basis increased to 9 percent in 2014, up from 7 percent in 2010, according to a February 2015 Promotional Guidelines survey report from WorldatWork.

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OSHA Cites Company for Dangerous Robots

By Roy Maurer  2/19/2015

An Auburn, Maine, textile manufacturer was hit with $108,800 in penalties for exposing workers to unguarded machinery that included robots, which could have resulted in lacerations, amputations and other injuries.

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Some Executives Doubtful Succession Plans Really Work

By Bill Leonard  2/18/2015 

Corporate succession plans are designed to develop and promote business leadership. But what happens if an organization’s leaders don’t have any faith in the succession process to begin with?

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Jennifer Hudson to entertain at 2015 SHRM Annual Conference

By SHRM Online staff  2/18/2015 

Grammy- and Academy Award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson will perform June 30 at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas.

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Pa.: Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Law Passed

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Calif.; Employee’s Violation of Company Policy Justified Firing While on Leave

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