Multiemployer Pension Plan Funding Nears Peak Since 2008 Crash, Study Says

HR Daily Advisor

Multiemployer retirement plans’ funding in the first half of 2017 neared its best position since the market collapse of 2008, according to a new study by the actuarial consulting firm Milliman.

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Talent management and ISO 9001:2008 Clause 8

Saba

Do you think HR has nothing to do with ISO 9001:2008? Using a talent management system can help you meet the requirements and certifications set out in ISO 9001:2008, improve your company’s operations, align individual and organizational goals, and boost customer satisfaction

From 2008 to 2018: 8 Ways HR Has Evolved to Put People First

RiseSmart

From the 2008 recession to major technological advances, the events over the past decade shape how we work today. The world of work has changed drastically over the past 10 years—so it’s no surprise that the role of HR has evolved too. A few distinct global HR trends have fundamentally changed how HR practitioners approach strategic implementation of people processes

Aurico Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Aurico

On May 31, 2013, Aurico earned the ISO 9001:2008 Certification through an ANAB accredited certification body, AudIT³, LLC. Hopkinson stated “I concluded that Aurico had established and maintained a management system in line with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, and demonstrated to me that it had the ability to systematically achieve the requirements for the service it provides, in line with the scope of its activities and in accordance with its policy and objectives.

HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

First I must say how much I’ve enjoyed your blog – it helped me a lot when I applied for a new job last year. Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! My question is, I see references to roles such as ‘HR Generalist’ and ‘HR Business Partner’, and I’m sure there are more I haven’t found yet. Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me.

Slow Hiring

Evil HR Lady

I am applying for an internship. I understand that the job is low priority to them, as it is indeed an internship, not full-time. But the hiring process is very slow. I believe I had a successful phone interview with a member of their HR, then was told that HR was awaiting a response from upper management regarding the position. The wait has now been a month long. I have been in contact with my interviewer and she welcomes me to call back and check on my status, but the status is unchanging.

Thoughts about Talent Management

Working Girl

Fail

Evil HR Lady

This has nothing to do with HR, but it would be so phenomenally horrible if it happened to you. But it would also be really funny

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Fail

Evil HR Lady

This has nothing to do with HR, but it would be so phenomenally horrible if it happened to you. But it would also be really funny

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Make The Most of Your Assets

ReviewSNAP

Employee''s are a company''s biggest and most important asset typically consuming around 70% of a company''s overall budget. This is exactly why you want to make the most of your assets (employee''s).

How Sending My Child to School Taught Me About Why People Hate HR

Evil HR Lady

I'm a fan of transparency, efficiency and as little paperwork as possible. It seems the school system tries to be opaque, mind-numbingly slow and filled with paper.

Drinking at Lunch

Evil HR Lady

I am a Project Manager who was reprimanded for going out to a restaurant for lunch with several employees. One of them had a beer and upon returning to the office he commented to the newly appointed (inexperienced and unqualified) "Executive Assistant" what she missed for not going with us. I don't believe the company is liable if we are hourly paid employees during a lunch not paid by the company and not related to work in any way.

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I'm back

Evil HR Lady

I'm back home. I know you missed me. (Or Or at least my trolls missed me! I know they wanted to pounce on me for something and I wasn't writing anything! Sob.) We had a marvelous time. Although, I will warn you that red-eye flights sound good in theory (the kids will sleep!),

I'm back

Evil HR Lady

I'm back home. I know you missed me. (Or Or at least my trolls missed me! I know they wanted to pounce on me for something and I wasn't writing anything! Sob.) We had a marvelous time. Although, I will warn you that red-eye flights sound good in theory (the kids will sleep!),

I Wonder Why The Other Mothers At The Park Are Avoiding Me

Evil HR Lady

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ReviewSNAP Affiliate Program

ReviewSNAP

Are you looking to earn a significant passive income? Look no further! ReviewSNAP has launched it''s affiliate program and you now have the chance to make up to $200 per sale. ReviewSNAP is subscription based and we offer a 10% affiliate fee for all new sales as well as 10% for all renewals.

Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Josh Bersin

Today Softscape settled the lawsuit filed by SuccessFactors in March of 2008. This lawsuit, which we wrote about in a prior blog post, revolved around a contentious sales presentation which was. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Public Service Announcement

Evil HR Lady

This is completely off topic, and I apologize for it. On Monday, one of my friends was killed in a car crash. Her parents, who were with her, are in critical condition and the doctors don't expect her mother to survive. My friend was 46. An 18 year old girl ran a stop sign and t-boned them. She walked away with minor injuries. She was also text messaging while driving. Please don't do that.

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Not HR Related, But I've Had This Conversation Before

Evil HR Lady

I suspect some of you have had this conversation as well. Via Volokh Conspiracy

Me

Evil HR Lady

I got tagged by William the Coroner. I normally don't play tag, but he said I was "hysterical." I am assuming he means that as "funny" and not as "some freaky crazy lady". Since I'm a sucker for compliments, I'll play his silly game, which is to list 6 habits/quirks/things about me and tag others.

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Employee Retention Needs Similar Across the Globe

Nobscot

According to an article in MIT Sloan Management Review Fall 2008, some companies in India are experiencing turnover rates of young professionals of up to 50% per year. Employee Retention is not just a North American challenge. In some global markets, the rate of employee turnover is reaching close to unsustainable levels. Can you imagine 100% turnover every 24 months?India''s India''s initial approach to

Making it Harder to Get Hired

Evil HR Lady

People like to get their knickers all twisted up over discriminatory hiring practices. And for the record, it's not illegal to discriminate in hiring; it's only illegal to discriminate based on certain protected classes. Certainly you can discriminate against idiots, if you would like. You can also discriminate against smart people, which I have known some bosses to do on the misguided theory that they'll look smarter if all their underlings are dumb. But, that's an other topic.)

Why Do You Want This Job?

Evil HR Lady

I am a graduate looking for jobs. I frequently attend interviews and I am asked “ Why do you want to join this job?” I actually couldn’t reply anything. In the same way I got a interview call from another company in India. They have a opening for software engineer job. They have asked me to update my details and have to write “Reason why I am interested in this job” in 300 words. Could you please help me out in this. Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but no. I can't help you.

Unfair Discipline

Evil HR Lady

I was issued a written warning for failure to use the proper channels to report a complaint, referencing a policy from the handbook. This stems from a private conversation I had with another manager regarding how my boss/hostile environment is making me sick. The other manager was concerned and reported to HR (or as some would say "threw me under the bus").

A Friendly Warning from the Grim Reaper

Evil HR Lady

I may have hinted a few times that I know a thing or two about layoffs. This would be true. In fact, if you see me coming, it's best to start packing up your things right now because it will save us all hassle later on. This, actually, is not true. Your manager would be terminating you, not me, so feel free to chat with me and share your Christmas candy.) So, here's the deal. You may get laid off. Yes, I know, you are a stellar performer and your boss loves you and blah, blah, blah. Humor me.

Policy Problem

Evil HR Lady

I had asked one of our HR ladies via e-mail 3 different times to supply me with the tuition reimbursement policy our company has. After waiting over 6 months I went to our companies intranet site and searched "tuition reimbursement". I found the policy and sent her the link since she obliviously didn't know where to find it. A few minutes after finding it I received an e-mail from our evil HR. Manager asking where I found it and that it because it was not to be available to the public.

Not at all Strange

Evil HR Lady

I get a weekly e-mail from BLR called HR Strange But True. It's usually some fluff about resumes or such. Interesting, but nothing to blog about. Until the last e-mail. They proclaim that "Sexists Get Paid More!" This, is a "strange" phenomenon. They have not thought it through. First of all, let's get rid of the inflammatory language. Sexists connotes someone who thinks women aren't capable of competing with men. That's not what the study says at all.

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Making it Harder to Get Hired

Evil HR Lady

People like to get their knickers all twisted up over discriminatory hiring practices. And for the record, it's not illegal to discriminate in hiring; it's only illegal to discriminate based on certain protected classes. Certainly you can discriminate against idiots, if you would like. You can also discriminate against smart people, which I have known some bosses to do on the misguided theory that they'll look smarter if all their underlings are dumb. But, that's an other topic.)

No More College Requirement?

Evil HR Lady

Having a Bachelor's degree is generally a requirement for a professional job. Sure, there are people who have such jobs without one, but I don't recommend it as the way to go. But, what does having one really mean? Charles Murray argues, in the Wall Street Journal, that it's not necessary, and in fact absurd: Imagine that America had no system of post-secondary education, and you were a member of a task force assigned to create one from scratch.

After Talent Management: Enter People Management

Josh Bersin

Business and HR leaders have been focused on integrated talent management for the last three years now, and it is clear that talent management concepts, strategy, and solutions have started to. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Enhancements Made to ReviewSNAP

ReviewSNAP

This module is expected to be released by early July 2008. Hello ReviewSNAP Friends, We are excited to announce two upcoming enhancements to the ReviewSNAP™ performance management system. The first is the addition of a summary statistics module that will allow you to view basic statistics about each employee’s performance review history, each department’s performance review history and your overall company’s performance review history.

Hire/Fire Authority

Evil HR Lady

Not sure if this one is quite your ball of wax, but I'm looking for a way to say, as a positive statement, that I have had the authority/reponsibility of firing as well as hiring on my resume. Is there a better term to use? Ahh, excellent question. See, now I'm much less crabby since I no longer have 10.5 pounds of baby pummeling my ribcage.) Having supervisory experience can mean a broad range of things and certainly not all supervisors have hire/fire authority.

How HR Should Respond to Glassdoor

Nobscot

Glassdoor, like the earlier Vault.com, allows employees to anonymously rank and rant on their employers publicly.Even in today''s world of transparency and social media, this is one area that companies would be wise to take an immediate stance against and prohibit the use of posting on this site. The employers being targeted, particularly Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, should create a firm policy

Five Reasons to Focus on Recruiting in 2009

Josh Bersin

Here we are entering the worst recession in more than 30 years, reading about layoffs, downsizing, and restructuring in almost every industry. So why would I start our 2009 research with a discussion. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

A Holiday Inspiration

Nobscot

One delightful and unexpected outcome of Nobscot''s Charity Holiday gift is how it inspired one of our employees and her family to change the way they celebrate the holidays this year.I am very enthused to share this guest post from Ashley DiFlorio.My name is Ashley DiFlorio. My mother, Laura works for Nobscot Corporation. We sat around the dinner table one night and my Mom was explaining how

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Ten HR Ideas to Beat the Year End Blahs

Nobscot

For many people, the end of the year brings on a nasty case of the blues. According to Monique Rissen Harrisberg of The Stress Clinic, "Most nervous break-downs, burn – outs, illness and depression occur just before Christmas."This This can spill over into the workplace and create a slowed down, negative environment just when you are looking for a fresh, bright start for the new year.The good news is

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Laid Off with No PTO

Evil HR Lady

My husband was fired March 25 without notice. They were "restructuring". My husband was due to start his vacation the day after - on March 26. Nothing like trying to figure out if you qualify for food stamps to get you in that vacation mode!! My question is - He had 200 hrs. of PTO and now they say "It is not our policy to pay PTO". Is there any recourse to get that PTO??!! If you live in California, my understanding is yes, they have to give it to you. If you live elsewhere--well, no.