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  • EEOC Settles First Sexual Orientation Lawsuit
    Posted by Eric B. Meyer on 29 giugno 2016 at 10:00

    In early March, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first lawsuits, in which it alleged that employer had violated Title VII by discriminating based on sexual orientation. Late last week, one of those lawsuits settled. (A second, against Scott Medical Health Center, is pending.) Dani Kass from Law360 reports here that the EEOC... […]

  • Six Myths of Employee Engagement
    Posted by Magi Graziano on 29 giugno 2016 at 08:24

    With today’s global ability to produce carbon copy technology and business models, people truly are a company’s only competitive advantage. Businesses that want to accentuate and optimize their competitive talent advantage focus on employee engagement strategies that improve overall workforce productivity and return on staffing investments. A major disruption to employee engagement is... […]

  • Understanding Your Employees Is the Key to Offering Personalized Benefits Programs
    Posted by Chris Bruce on 29 giugno 2016 at 08:01

    HR professionals today are challenged with developing a long-term reward strategy that suits the individual requirements of each employee. According to my company’s research — 2015 Global Employee Benefits Watch — employees’ expectations of their companies are shifting. When it comes to finance, health and protection, employees expect a level of cover and... […]

  • Target Your Prospects With Programmatic Ad Buys
    Posted by David Creelman on 28 giugno 2016 at 09:48

    Deciding where to place a job ad is an important decision; it’s based on how best to get your ad in front of good candidates. For example, if you were looking for a medical technician in Arizona, you’d traditionally place the posting on job boards used by Arizona-based medical technicians. All advertising used... […]

  • When Wanting To Be Liked Is A Problem
    Posted by Peter B. Stark and Mary C. Kelly on 28 giugno 2016 at 09:29

    A desire to be liked and accepted is deeply ingrained in just about everyone. It is a human trait that often drives the actions and decisions people make on a daily basis. In leadership, this innate driver is a problem. Some leaders’ desire to be liked is strong enough to override their need... […]

  • Find Your Instrument and Pursue Your Dream
    Posted by Ron Thomas on 28 giugno 2016 at 08:01

    I believe everybody has their own instrument, but maybe they just never took the time to find it. As I looked up from the TV, I saw a 9-year-old piano prodigy who has two Ted talks under his belt. He is known as The Little Piano Man. This young man is wise beyond... […]

  • When Your Leader is Struggling, Here’s What You Can Do
    Posted by Carol Anderson on 27 giugno 2016 at 10:22

    I am unhappy with my boss… He doesn’t give me feedback…. When she gives me feedback, it’s really vague and unhelpful… He doesn’t do what he says he’s going to do… She doesn’t tell me what is expected of me…. He [insert your personal complaint here]. I have been hearing this a lot... […]

  • Hiring Wisdom: Sometimes You Should ‘Just Do It’
    Posted by Mel Kleiman on 27 giugno 2016 at 09:30

    I have not spent a lot of time thinking about the Nike slogan over the years, but, as I was reading about its history, I was reminded that sometimes you really do need to “just do it.” Although it may not be perfect, if you wait for perfect, it most likely will never get done.... […]

  • 6 Steps to Bringing Your Performance Management Into the 21st Century
    Posted by Patrick Willer on 27 giugno 2016 at 09:19

    The purpose of a business is to create customers. Sharper performance results in more and happier customers Thus, we aim to optimize performance, hence the business term: Performance Management. Sounds simple, but of course it isn’t. Humans have a lust for control and have developed quite a few mental concepts to ‘control’ performance... […]

  • Whom Does Your Company Serve?
    Posted by Derek Irvine on 24 giugno 2016 at 09:16

    Recognize This! –Organizations need to provide strong links among stakeholders to ensure that all can benefit from the business. The Marketplace radio program is running a feature on “The Price of Profits” looking broadly at the purpose of organizations. In a recent installment in that series, the host opens with this question: “Whom... […]

  • Death to the Feedback Sandwich
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 29 giugno 2016 at 11:43

    I got an email from a colleague the other day at the place I volunteer. We have parallel roles — she heads up one organization, and I head up another. The first paragraph was filled with praise about how she admired my work and my parenting (really). As I read this, I knew what was […]

  • Job Deception, Low Pay, and More
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 28 giugno 2016 at 11:26

    Hello! I have read your posts for years now and finally decided I had a problem worth your time. I am a Sr.Supervisor in Supply Chain with 16 direct reports spread out over two departments. When I interviewed and negotiated it was for the job over one of the two departments with 8 direct report. […]

  • Congratulations, You’re Now The Boss: How to Take Over an Existing Team
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 27 giugno 2016 at 10:06

    When you land a new job, there’s a ton to learn. You not only need to learn the business, but you also need to learn how best to use your team. You may get lucky and walk into a perfectly performing team, but chances are, you’re going to have to make some changes. To make […]

  • The Surprising Most Satisfying Job
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 24 giugno 2016 at 10:59

    Do you want a job that you love? That is likely to bring you satisfaction? Then you’ll want to pursue the job that is most likely to bring you great satisfaction. Unfortunately, it won’t bring you a paycheck. Homemaker came out on top of life satisfaction survey conducted by LV Insurancecompany in the United Kingdom. […]

  • What’s Behind LinkedIn’s Big Compensation Problem
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 23 giugno 2016 at 10:58

    Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion was big news, but The New York Times has theorized a non-public reason for the sale: LinkedIn’s compensation problems. It seems that LinkedIn gave a huge percentage of its compensation in stock. While many people enjoy this-if the company you work for does well, you can have a […]

  • Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 22 giugno 2016 at 10:56

    We talk a lot about questions hiring managers and recruiters should ask, but we never talk about the questions that the job candidates actually want to be asked. If you want to find the best people for your open positions, try some of these questions: “What makes you angry?” It made me think about how […]

  • Can I Get out of a Relocation Repayment?
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 21 giugno 2016 at 11:05

    I assumed a position with my company. However, after my arrival, I have been handed a completely different job altogether – as have many others. Moreover, upon my arrival most employees left in the first few weeks on the job because they’d been promised better positions – my top person was told he would assume […]

  • My Coworkers Won’t Smile Back
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 20 giugno 2016 at 11:54

    I started a new job eager and attempted to smile and greet everyone. These greetings were usually not returned and, a year later, they are accompanied by dirty looks and eye rolls. I’ve also overheard co-workers gossip and complain about how ineffective I am. I did check in to see if there were any issues […]

  • Small Business Growth Doesn’t Have to Mean Growing Benefits Costs
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 17 giugno 2016 at 11:15

    Small business growth is simultaneously exciting and scary. Watching your revenues increase and your staff grow can feel like the ultimate validation — proof that your hard work is paying off. But as your business and workforce grow you will need to take a closer look at your health and dental plans. Figuring out how […]

  • From Student to Employee: How Work is Different From School
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 16 giugno 2016 at 11:13

    College is supposed to prepare you for work. Well, not really. It was originally designed to broaden your minds and blah, blah, blah, but it’s a necessary step on a path to most white collar jobs. So congratulations on that degree. And now it’s time to get to work. You may well be completely unprepared […]

  • DOL Reacts to Ruling on Home Care Rule
    Posted by Michael J. O'Brien on 28 giugno 2016 at 17:24

    In case you missed it, the Supreme Court announced yesterday its decision not to hear a challenge to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Home Care Final Rule. The case, Home Care Association of America v. Weil, sought to challenge the DOL’s right to define the Fair Labor Standards Act “companionship exemption,” a category of worker […]

  • Retirement Planning: The Gender Gap Persists
    Posted by Mark McGraw on 27 giugno 2016 at 14:03

    A quick search of our website, using the terms “women” and “retirement,” brings back an article from August 2008 that describes retirement planning as “a nightmare for many women.” In said piece, former HRE freelancer Marlene Prost shed light on female employees’ well-founded worries about outliving their retirement savings, and urged HR leaders to “step […]

  • It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day!
    Posted by Michael J. O'Brien on 24 giugno 2016 at 15:44

    Today marks the 18th annual celebration of Take Your Dog To Work Day and, fittingly enough, a new survey sheds (pun clearly intended) some light on the topic to show the benefits reaped by organizations that allow their workers to bring their four-footed friends into the workplace. Of course, it may seem like a shaggy-dog story […]

  • 3M Displaces Google Among Millennials
    Posted by Andrew McIlvaine on 23 giugno 2016 at 15:50

    The maker of the Post-it Note has displaced the world’s best-known technology company atop the list of organizations that millennials most want to work for. 3M, which in addition to the aforementioned product makes Scotch tape, packaging products, laminating systems and a whole host of other things you can actually touch or hold in your […]

  • Battle Over Certifications Rages On
    Posted by David Shadovitz on 22 giugno 2016 at 18:30

    As might be expected, the Society for Human Resource Management made sure its HR-certification effort, announced roughly two years ago, received a healthy dose of air time this week at its SHRM 2016 conference in Washington. At a press briefing on the opening day of the event, for example, Alexander Alonso, senior vice president for knowledge […]



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