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  • 5 Tips For Using Recognition to Make Your “B” Players Soar
    Posted by Cord Himelstein on 24 aprile 2017 at 15:47

    Companies used to embrace the idea of showering top performers with praise and rewards as a way to boost productivity. The thinking was that since these employees want to be here, they will work harder with more encouragement. However it can become difficult to encourage incentive goals for employees who are so aware... […]

  • They Don’t Trust the Boss, But They’ll Rent a Room to a Stranger
    Posted by Steffen Maier on 24 aprile 2017 at 15:21

    How important is trust for an organization? In a survey by Interaction Associates, over 80% of employees said being effective in their work requires a high degree of trust in their co-workers (85%), boss (82%) and direct reports (81%). For any organization to grow, innovate and succeed, having trust is key. Yet, a... […]

  • Your ‘Open Door’ Policy May be Sending the Wrong Message
    Posted by Mel Kleiman on 24 aprile 2017 at 13:30

    While probably well-meaning, the phrase “My door is always open” tells your people: You expect them to take the initiative and meet you on your territory, You assume they will figure out what information you want to them to bring you, Although it’s seldom the case, you’ll be available to hear them out... […]

  • Why Talking ‘Passion’ Can Make All the Difference
    Posted by Matt Zimmer on 21 aprile 2017 at 16:18

    “Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures,” iconic American writer Joseph Campbell said. That’s true at the organization level as well. A passionate, engaged workforce can push your company out of the mire of mediocrity. There’s no time to waste. Left to his own devices, a harried middle... […]

  • What SMBs Can do to Keep Employee Records Safe
    Posted by Szilveszter Szebeni on 21 aprile 2017 at 14:11

    My company provides cloud storage for secure file management in small and medium-sized businesses. Since employee involvement is key in data protection, we wanted to help business professionals to understand the level of confidentiality of the information contained in standard office documents. With that goal, we created a self-assessment tool with data protection tips. More than 500 professionals... […]

  • The HR Skills You’ll Need In the Age of AI
    Posted by Ji-A Min on 21 aprile 2017 at 13:47

    In a recent TLNT article on the dawning age of AI and automation, TLNT Editor John Zappe states, As an HR leader you need to start thinking about the potential impact (because) human resource professionals are directly accountable for the well-being of the organization and the individuals in it. Research predicts up to... […]

  • Survey Says: Companies Shifting Focus to Employee Experience
    Posted by China Gorman on 20 aprile 2017 at 15:33

    I came across this fascinating white paper from SilkRoad the other day. The Big Shift Puts Employees First: HR Transforms from Processes and Transactions to Employee Experiences, is the 2017 contribution to their annual State of Talent reports. This shines a light on how the HR tech conversation has switched from tech to... […]

  • How to Get Buy-In For Your Ideas
    Posted by Karlyn Borysenko on 20 aprile 2017 at 14:00

    Notice how some great ideas never made it past the initial concept, while other mediocre ideas seem to sail through with leadership on board? Sometimes, how you sell your ideas to decision makers to get buy-in is just as important as what you’re selling. Know your decision makers Most people who end up... […]

  • Company Uses Facial Recognition to Assess Learning
    Posted by David Creelman on 20 aprile 2017 at 13:00

    Hong Kong-based Pathship had an interesting idea about learning that led to an even more interesting idea about analytics. The learning idea was that, with today’s technology, one can efficiently match up knowledge seekers to knowledge providers (e.g. novices to experts) for one-on-one conversations. Because we now live in a world where embedded... […]

  • Being a ‘Selfless Giver’ Can Be Bad for You
    Posted by Derek Irvine on 19 aprile 2017 at 15:52

    Recognize This! – Givers find energy when they give in self-protective and personally meaningful ways, and when they are recognized and reminded of how their contributions matter. It’s not just about giving and taking anymore. Recent research by Adam Grant and Reb Rebele shows that the type of giving matters – specifically whether... […]

  • 15 Careers with Millions of Openings on LinkedIn
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 24 aprile 2017 at 11:31

    Do you need a new job? Can’t take one more day with your horrible boss and whiny co-workers, but you can’t find a single job available? Well, you’re not looking at the right thing. If you’re working in one of these fields, there’s definitely something available for you. If you aren’t in these fields and […] The post 15 Careers with Millions of Openings on LinkedIn appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Help! My Co-Founders Have Turned Into Jerks
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 20 aprile 2017 at 10:23

    We four friends started an advertising company. I was given the role of business development manager. I love the job but during the course of time, the two partners who are better skilled became the self-proclaimed CEO and CMO suddenly. Then started the unfair treatment. They made us two feel like employees and often insult […] The post Help! My Co-Founders Have Turned Into Jerks appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Congress Thinks About Doing Away with Mandatory Overtime Payments
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 18 aprile 2017 at 11:33

    Right now, if a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week (or more than 8 hours in one day, in California) you have to pay them time and a half for the extra hours. So, if an employee earns $10 an hour and works, 45 hours in one week, she receives $400 […] The post Congress Thinks About Doing Away with Mandatory Overtime Payments appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • McDonald’s New Application Method Will Make Your Teen Want to Apply
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 11 aprile 2017 at 10:56

    Who wants jobs as a fast food restaurant? Teenagers and young adults, of course. Where do you find teenagers? Well, if my teen is any indication, on Snapchat. The vast majority of Snapchat’s 158 million users are between the ages of 13-34, with the largest group of those being 18-24. Just the age range for […] The post McDonald’s New Application Method Will Make Your Teen Want to Apply appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Reddit Users Prove Team Work and Group Projects Can Be Amazing
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 10 aprile 2017 at 13:52

      Credit: Reddit In school, group projects were always a disaster. One control freak, two slackers, and you, who just wanted a good grade. (I’m assuming that Inc. readers were the good students.) But what if there were a group art project and no boss? Reddit found out and it turns out that it’s awesome. […] The post Reddit Users Prove Team Work and Group Projects Can Be Amazing appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Women Ask for Lower Salaries. It’s Hard to Fix.
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 10 aprile 2017 at 10:55

    Women tend to ask for lower salaries than men do. So, what if we gave women the information on average pay for the position?  Wouldn’t that solve the problem? You’d think it would, and I’ve long advocated for salary openness. Knowing what the average was for the position would certainly help you craft a salary, […] The post Women Ask for Lower Salaries. It’s Hard to Fix. appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Swiss Saturday: Lesenacht
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 8 aprile 2017 at 11:33

    This week my 8 year old went to a sleepover. With 27 other children. In the school library. I admit I’m kind of jealous. It was Lesenacht–Reading Night. The kids brought their sleeping bags, pillows and a bag full of books. Oh, they also brought flashlights and the teachers took them outside for a game […] The post Swiss Saturday: Lesenacht appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Who Comes First — Clients or Employees?
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 7 aprile 2017 at 09:37

    We’ve all heard the saying, “The customer is always right.” Sure, without your clients, you have no business — but without employees, you have no one to serve your paying customers. Without them you don’t have a business, either. So, who comes first, especially in a dispute? Your clients or your employees? A lot of […] The post Who Comes First — Clients or Employees? appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Seventh Circuit Court Says Sexual Orientation Is a Protected Class
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 6 aprile 2017 at 10:58

    The Seventh Circuit court issued a landmark ruling that stated that sexual orientation falls under “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Supreme Court has not yet ruled on this, so the ruling only technically applies to people within the states of Illinois, Indiana, and […] The post Seventh Circuit Court Says Sexual Orientation Is a Protected Class appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • The Seven Step Path to Problem Solving
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 5 aprile 2017 at 12:37

    It’s April, so there’s probably a pretty good chance you’ve given up on your new year’s resolutions. But, there’s no law that says January 1 is the only day to set life changing goals. Personally, I think spring is a great time to make new goals–it’s starting to get warm, and stay light later, and […] The post The Seven Step Path to Problem Solving appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • EEOC Says CHRO, Lawyer Were Fired for Doing their Jobs
    Posted by Jack Robinson on 24 aprile 2017 at 16:14

    The American Dental Association illegally fired both its CHRO and chief legal counsel after they alerted the association board about employment discrimination occurring at the Chicago-based trade group, says the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency on Friday announced a $1.95 million settlement with the association to resolve charges that the group illegally retaliated against … Continue reading EEOC Says CHRO, Lawyer Were Fired for Doing their Jobs &rarr […]

  • Studying Sleep at Goodyear
    Posted by Mark McGraw on 21 aprile 2017 at 12:00

    According to Dr. Brent Pawlecki, the goal of his Thursday morning presentation here at Human Resource Executive‘s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference (held April 19 – 21 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas) was to “make the case for why sleep is important” to employees’ health. Making that case was also part … Continue reading Studying Sleep at Goodyear &rarr […]

  • Another Casualty at Fox News
    Posted by Jack Robinson on 20 aprile 2017 at 15:24

    Board members at 21st Century Fox this week took dramatic steps to end what was shaping up to be an epic HR train wreck at the media giant. On Tuesday they dismissed Bill O’Reilly, popular host of “The O’Reilly Factor,” the  top-rated show on its top-rated cable outlet, the Fox News Channel. News stories recently … Continue reading Another Casualty at Fox News &rarr […]

  • Trump Takes on H1-B Visas
    Posted by Michael J. O'Brien on 18 aprile 2017 at 17:05

    President Trump is expected to sign a new executive order today “aimed at making it harder for technology companies to recruit low-wage workers from foreign countries and undercut Americans looking for jobs,” according to the New York Times. The order is expected to be signed during the president’s visit to a Wisconsin toolmaker today, and is a … Continue reading Trump Takes on H1-B Visas &rarr […]

  • Another Strange Turn at Fox News
    Posted by Jack Robinson on 17 aprile 2017 at 13:00

    The news hasn’t been kind to Fox News lately. As a messy sexual harassment scandal began unfurling last year, the television network and its corporate parent, 21st Century Fox, were battered with unflattering headlines. Besieged with employee  suits alleging a systemic culture of sexual harassment and retaliation, the company had to spend $20 million last … Continue reading Another Strange Turn at Fox News &rarr […]

 

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