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  • How Engaged Employees Print Money
    Posted by From DisruptHR on 29 marzo 2017 at 15:57

    Why care about employee engagement? HR people might say, “Well, it’s part of our mission and our values that our employees feel safe and loved.” That’s all fine and good, agrees Elizabeth Friedland. But the other, and arguably more important reason (at least to the marketplace), says Friedland, director of communications for Appirio,... […]

  • HR Roundtable: How HR Can Encourage Encouragement
    Posted by Steve Browne on 29 marzo 2017 at 15:24

    We decided to start the HR Roundtable (of Cincinnati) off in 2017 on a positive note. The topic was “Encouragement At Work” and we were going to explore how to make this more of the norm versus an exception. Since we skipped meeting in January, people were eager to reconvene and get into... […]

  • Communication Failure May Be Keeping Workers From Wellness Programs
    Posted by Joel Cheesman on 29 marzo 2017 at 14:48

    A new study hopes to settle the debate regarding workplace health promotion and whether or not it’s good for employers to get involved with employees’ wellness. Turns out, good or bad, there’s a communication breakdown. Around two-thirds of workers surveyed are happy to have their employer get involved in their health, but less than half... […]

  • Collaboration is the Culture of Success
    Posted by Ron Thomas on 28 marzo 2017 at 15:50

    No matter how far reaching a leader’s vision or how brilliant the company’s strategy may be, little will be realized if not supported by the organization’s culture. Analyzing the team’s lack of success a few years ago, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers took management to task saying, “I think we have... […]

  • 5 Steps to a Safer Workplace and Lower Premiums
    Posted by Ryan Hanley on 28 marzo 2017 at 14:43

    In the workplace, accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. It doesn’t matter if employees sit at their cubicles all day and don’t use heavy equipment: In every single work environment, there is a risk of on-the-job injury or illness. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, there were about... […]

  • No Bosses, No Managers and Desks On Wheels
    Posted by OpenWork on 28 marzo 2017 at 14:25

    This series profiles people whose ideas have the power to transform the workplace. Several are company leaders who have put their ideas into practice. Others are thought leaders influencing the way we work. This is the final installment. Links to previous articles are at the end of this post. This series originally appeared... […]

  • How To Plan A Great Take Your Children to Work Day
    Posted by David Almeda on 27 marzo 2017 at 15:44

    Kronos celebrated its 10th annual Take Your Child To Work Day event last year, a week before the official national day. This year’s Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day is April 27, and again we’re celebrating nine days before – which will become more relevant in a moment. Over the past... […]

  • Training Managers to Talk about Pay is a Blind Spot
    Posted by Mykkah Herner on 27 marzo 2017 at 15:14

    One of the most frustrating statements for employees to hear from their managers is this: “HR wouldn’t let me do it and I don’t really know why.” And unfortunately, when it comes to pay, many managers either aren’t accountable or don’t understand how pay was determined. Managers are generally faced with playing a... […]

  • Are You Meeting Expectations Yourself?
    Posted by Mel Kleiman on 27 marzo 2017 at 13:45

    You only need a simple, three point scale to evaluate job applicants as well as the performance of your present employees: “Will not meet expectations” or “Is not meeting expectations” “Will meet expectations” or “Is meeting expectations” “Will exceed expectations” or “Is exceeding expectations” Before you can do this though, you need a... […]

  • It’s Not the Data, But What You Do With It That Matters
    Posted by Jennifer Burnett on 24 marzo 2017 at 16:40

    Picture this: It’s a Friday morning, and five senior executives walk into a conference room to meet with the CEO — Operations, Sales, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. The Operations VP starts with a dashboard clearly indicating improved operational efficiency, productivity gains and cost savings for the quarter, as well as projections for... […]

  • When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Company’s Door
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 29 marzo 2017 at 18:02

    Is everyone in your US office legal to work in the United States? Are you sure? Could you survive an audit of your documentation? This is called an I9 audit. Is it possible that Immigration officials could show up at your door and ask to see your documentation? Yes, and Ashley Kaplan, Senior Employment Law […] The post When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Company’s Door appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Adapting to Gig Employment: Is It Right for Your Organization?
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 28 marzo 2017 at 20:36

    According to A Vision for the Economy of 2040, a report published by The Roosevelt Institute and the Kauffman Foundation, gig employment will make the American economy of 2040 “scarcely recognizable.” According to Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce, published in 2014, 34 percent of American workers are already working gig […] The post Adapting to Gig Employment: Is It Right for Your Organization? appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Similarities Between Athletes and HR
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 27 marzo 2017 at 08:48

      The similarities between athletes and HR leaders might seem far fetched to some, but whatever their surface differences may be, they are both trying to inspire and achieve greatness. Those of us within the HR industry have experienced the thrill of victory after successfully persuading the C-suite to embark on a new initiative, and […] The post Similarities Between Athletes and HR appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Why You Should Stop Harassing Cracker Barrel about Brad’s Wife
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 25 marzo 2017 at 09:52

    Nanette Byrd, better known as Brad’s wife, lost her job at Cracker Barrel. People lose their job every day, but what makes this case special is that this has become internet famous, with a petition (with over 20,0000 signatures) demanding answers as to why Nanette Byrd lost her job after 11 years. If you’re tempted […] The post Why You Should Stop Harassing Cracker Barrel about Brad’s Wife appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Is Hiring Students Worth the Investment?
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 24 marzo 2017 at 16:48

    Hiring students to work at your restaurant seems pretty normal. However, employing younger staff members comes with both benefits and drawbacks. Is it the right decision for your restaurant? Here are a few considerations to keep in mind. Think about Training Time If you hire students to work at your restaurant, it will likely be […] The post Is Hiring Students Worth the Investment? appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • I Quit My Job: Can I Get Unemployment?
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 22 marzo 2017 at 13:52

    Unemployment insurance is designed to provide you money between jobs when you lose your job through no fault of your own, but is there ever a case where you can receive unemployment payments even when you resigned? Yes there are. There are not very many (and they vary by state–remember unemployment is a state decision, […] The post I Quit My Job: Can I Get Unemployment? appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Ways to Get a Better Office Environment for Women and Men
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 22 marzo 2017 at 11:11

    We talk a lot about  making the workplace better for women, but the reality is, we should make the workplace better for everyone. Women and men do (generally) have different needs and wants in the workplace, but what benefits one group can benefit others. Over at The Balance, I identify 5 different things businesses can […] The post Ways to Get a Better Office Environment for Women and Men appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 21 marzo 2017 at 12:06

    You’ve probably heard about the company in Maine that will end up shelling out around $10 million due to the lack of an Oxford comma. The New York Times explains it as follows: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: […] The post The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • This Kickstarter Solves the Boring Meeting Fidgeting Problem
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 20 marzo 2017 at 15:09

    Meetings are a fact of business life. Sure, a lot of things can be accomplished via email, IM or Slack, but sometimes you have to meet face to face or over video conference. These are good things–face to face can bring a lot of advantages and convey information more clearly than via text message. (After […] The post This Kickstarter Solves the Boring Meeting Fidgeting Problem appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Trump Wants to Create 5 Million Apprenticeships in 5 Years (Because Marc Benioff Told Him to Do It)
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 18 marzo 2017 at 08:56

    President Trump met this week with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. One of the things President Trump talked about was Germany’s successful apprenticeship program. We often think about apprenticeship programs as being something you do for a blue collar job, which is true but Germany’s apprenticeship (and the apprenticeship programs of other European countries) aren’t focused […] The post Trump Wants to Create 5 Million Apprenticeships in 5 Years (Because Marc Benioff Told Him to Do It) appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Of RIFs and FMLA Requests
    Posted by Mark McGraw on 29 marzo 2017 at 15:12

    Every HR professional knows that FMLA requests can get tricky, and that non-compliance can get costly. A recent court ruling shows there might be a price to pay even when an employee doesn’t explicitly make an FMLA request. According to Crain v. Schlumberger Technology, Gregory Crain worked for 10 years as a regional sales manager … Continue reading Of RIFs and FMLA Requests &rarr […]

  • Trump Nixes ‘Blacklisting’ Rule
    Posted by Michael J. O'Brien on 28 marzo 2017 at 17:43

    The Trump regulation rollback parade rolled over a few more Obama-era rules on Monday, including the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule. (As colleague Mark McGraw noted in a previous post on the uncertain fate of the rule Obama signed in 2014, the regulation was put on hold by an October 2016 court order determining that it … Continue reading Trump Nixes ‘Blacklisting’ Rule &rarr […]

  • A Call for Digital Mindfulness
    Posted by Kristen Frasch on 27 marzo 2017 at 13:00

    Is social media ruining our lives? I guess ComPsych would say so — gone unchecked, that is. That’s why the Chicago-based employee-assistance-program-services provider is offering a new training course to its more than 33,000 organizations covering more than 89 million people worldwide focused on tackling the problem. The course is designed to enhance people’s “digital mindfulness,” … Continue reading A Call for Digital Mindfulness &rarr […]

  • Farewell to OSHA Rule
    Posted by David Shadovitz on 24 marzo 2017 at 18:07

    Looks like another Obama-era rule is about to bite the dust any day now—this time involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On Thursday, the Senate voted 50 to 48 (two Republican senators abstained) to eliminate an Obama-administration rule that required companies to retain their records of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths for five years … Continue reading Farewell to OSHA Rule &rarr […]

  • The End of Telecommuting?
    Posted by Andrew McIlvaine on 23 marzo 2017 at 15:39

    “Disrupt” is a catchy term in business these days, especially in the technology industry. Now one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent technology companies is disrupting what had become a common method of working for many of its employees: Thousands of IBM employees who telecommute are being called back to the office, and those … Continue reading The End of Telecommuting? &rarr […]

 

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