Human Resources: 2017 Changes for Form I-9

HR Bartender

Back in 2013, Equifax Workforce Solutions helped us understand proposed changes to Form I-9. Fry] Form I-9 as well as the corresponding process that employers must go through, is intended to prove identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Fry] The new Form was published July 17, 2017, but employers have two months to transition to the new form. Employers will have until September 17, 2017 to begin using the new version of the Form I-9.

7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017

15Five

Here is what the experts are saying we can expect for employee engagement in 2017: 1) Employee Engagement Will Grow…Slowly. In 2013, engagement for the US workforce was under 30%. In their latest report, Predictions for 2017: Everything Is Becoming Digital , Bersin by Deloitte is focused on how technology continues to change our lives and workplaces.

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The Key to Workplace Wellness Isn’t What You Think

Reflektive

The importance of employee wellness in the workplace continues to rise. As a leader in HR, I’m frequently asked by employees if there is a budget for wellness offerings including massages, meditation apps, and yoga classes. Well-being perks are quickly becoming a standard employee expectation at most companies. So what can companies do to raise morale and the well-being of their employees? In 2013 my marriage fell apart.

HR in 2017 – a review

cipHR

Twelve months ago, we predicted five major trends that would affect HR and workplaces in 2017. With greater awareness and transparency about the importance of wellbeing in the office, more employers are reviewing their wellness practices. PR agency Forster Communications has developed its own holistic wellness programme, featuring a mental health toolkit to help employers encourage a culture in which good mental health thrives and employees who require assistance are supported.

2017 Year in Review

Kazoo

2017 was a great year for Kazoo. Kazoo customers reported that it delivered over 50% growth in user participation in learning and development, wellness and other corporate programs. 2017’s most interesting behavior bonus “Take a minute to look up at the sky” helped that company’s employees manage the stress that can come from a fast-paced work environment. Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of Best Company Cultures in 2017.

Bill Takes Aim at EEOC Wellness Rules

HR Daily Advisor

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) wellness program rules, which plan sponsors have criticized for adding a duplicative layer of regulation to earlier standards set by other agencies. The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. Employee wellness programs have long enjoyed bipartisan support because they result in lower health care costs and a healthier workforce,” Foxx said in a statement. Benefits ADA EEOC GINA wellness

Why the ROI of Learning Shouldn't Be a Question

Cornerstone On Demand

In fact, in Deloitte's latest Global Human Capital Trends report , executives identified learning as the second most important organizational trend in 2017, with 83 percent ranking it as important or very important. In 2013, we estimated that they were spending $300 billion, and by 2018, we predict that the investment will grow to $600 billion. The difference is that now it's happening in smaller cities as well.

Working From Home Promotes Healthy Lifestyles and Boosts Telecommuters’ Wellness

Thrive Global

based companies that offer remote work increased by 40 percent between 2013 and 2018 – the increase is 140-percent higher than 2005 totals. They can also adjust their own work environments with lighting and temperature settings that promote their personal well-beings.

Training – The pivotal, yet often overlooked piece of an HCM Technology Implementation

HRchitect

In order to avoid difficulties after system deployment, as well as risking failed adoption of the system, here are a few reasons why training is a vital part of an implementation: Avoids confusion and mistakes. This ensures you’re well versed in features that could help you to enhance the system to improve your organization’s processes. Written By: May Huffer. One of the main reasons a new HR technology system fails is not providing ample time for training.

IRS Releases Standard Mileage Rates, FAVR Allowances for 2017

HR Daily Advisor

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released its inflation-adjusted standard mileage allowances for 2017, as well as maximum vehicle value thresholds to be used in calculating fixed and variable rate (FAVR) allowances. The rate revisions reflect fluctuations in costs related to driving, such as gasoline and auto insurance, as well as changes in vehicles’ depreciation rate.

BLR’s 2017–2018 Pay Budget and Variable Pay Survey

HR Daily Advisor

How much of an increase in pay are your employees receiving in 2017? 2017 Merit Increases. across all employee types, 2.5-3% is the most commonly awarded amount among employers awarding merit increases in 2017. in 2013) of responding employers did not award merit increases in 2016. 2017 General Increases (Not Tied to Performance). General increases in 2017 are comparable to merit increases with 21% of employers (on average) awarding up to 2.5%

ACA changes for 2017 and what it means for HR

Unicorn HRO

Clauses and exemptions meant to ease transition are no longer available HR staff and employers need to be aware that many of the allowances and exemptions meant to ease the transition period are disappearing in 2017. Larger employers should know that Transition relief for Employer Shared Responsibility (those with 50 or more full-time workers) ends on January 1, 2017, and that employer coverage must be ACA compliant by this time.

Who Performs Better At Work, Introverts Or Extroverts?

15Five

They might simply prefer a small, intimate gathering with people they know well. A 2013 study of ambiverts, published in Psychological Science , looked at 340 call-center employees who answered a personality test to determine their type. Extroverts as well as introverts found alone time to be more restful than being in the company of others. Like most ways of being, introversion or extroversion ( properly, extraversion) is not absolute.

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3 Ways Technology Both Widens and Bridges the Generational Divide at Work

Cornerstone On Demand

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on March 24, 2017. In 2008, there were zero big data architects on LinkedIn; in 2013, there were 3,440. The median age of workers at successful tech companies is well below 35. What do an iOS developer, a social media intern, a UX designer and a big data architect have in common? Just ten years ago, their job titles were rare or didn't exist at all. Today, these titles are a dime a dozen for young professionals.

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The High Cost of Low Service

Ultimate Software

The study concluded that the majority of respondents agreed that customer service is as important as or more important than product functionality, but only 35% believe their current provider is doing well with partnership. That’s $20 billion per year more than in 2013—about a 51% increase in just three years.

Why Big Brands Are Funding Small Tech Startups

Cornerstone On Demand

Cornerstone is no stranger to the idea of incubators: We launched our own Innovation Fund in 2013, supporting next-generation cloud-based startups focused on helping people realize their potential. Samsung Funds Pioneers on the Tech Frontier The Samsung Accelerator, launched in 2013, is just one part of Samsung's larger Global Innovation Center , which focuses on discovering and supporting innovation outside of Samsung.

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How Does Mentoring Impact Employee Retention?

Get Hppy

In a report provided by the Hay Group, the turnover rate for the time period of 2013 to 2018 is anticipated to be 23 percent. A 2013 Vestrics study examined responses from more than 830 mentees and some 670 mentors participating in Sun Microsystem’s program. Organizations that embrace the “gift of mentoring” when done the right way will be well on their way to addressing the challenges of employee retention and high turnover rates.

New Tech Tools Key to Improving Engagement

Ultimate Software

The most recent “State of the American Workplace” report found that high engagement levels are directly associated with lower turnover, absenteeism, and even workplace theft, as well as higher productivity, profitability, and sales. in 2013, and 30.7% Employee engagement has been a hot topic for years, and its influence continues to make headlines. Gallup has been tracking U.S.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Enable Strategic HR

Cornerstone On Demand

And yet ironically, we need technology to help HR be more strategic, as well as more human. In 2013, Aberdeen reported that 54 percent of HR and recruiting departments relied on staffing plans that were mostly spreadsheet based.) Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science that uses machine learning algorithms that mimic cognitive functions; making machines more human-like.

The Science of Designing an Office for Collaboration

Cornerstone On Demand

And it worked: John Lasseter, Pixar's former Chief Creative Office said , "I've never seen a building that promoted collaboration and creativity as well as this one." A 2013 study at the University of Michigan found that researchers in the same building are 33 percent more likely to collaborate than coworkers who occupy different buildings, and those on the same floor are 57 percent more likely.

How to Use Social Media to Boost Employee Engagement

Cornerstone On Demand

In 2013, Gallup found that 89 percent of workers were either actively disengaged or not engaged — and there's only been a 2 percent improvement since then. What We've Learned About Employee Engagement Well, we've learned a few things about what doesn't work: We know, for example, that doing annual engagement surveys does not mean a company takes engagement seriously, and that "happy" employees are not the same as engaged and productive employees.

Mindfulness at Work: How Forcing Employees To “Slow Down” Actually Gives Them A Significant Edge

Workstride

Being part of a team that works well together makes people more dedicated to achieving their goals and more supportive of each other, all features of a workplace with good morale. Helping employees build resilience against stress benefits not only them, but the company as well. A study published in 2013 showed that employee mindfulness programs helped reduce turnover. Integrate Mindfulness In Your Employee Wellness Program.

Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)

Workplace Psychology

Two sociologists from University of Minnesota’s Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, Dr. Phyllis Moen and Dr. Erin Kelly ( Kelly is now at the MIT Sloan School of Management ), were the original researchers invited in 2006 to observe and study ROWE as it was being implemented at Best Buy (Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, 2015). Well-being scale. where; telecommuting or flexplace) that work is conducted (WorldatWork, 2005; Allen, 2013). 2013). 2013).

Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)

Workplace Psychology

Two sociologists from University of Minnesota’s Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, Dr. Phyllis Moen and Dr. Erin Kelly ( Kelly is now at the MIT Sloan School of Management ), were the original researchers invited in 2006 to observe and study ROWE as it was being implemented at Best Buy (Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, 2015). Well-being scale. where; telecommuting or flexplace) that work is conducted (WorldatWork, 2005; Allen, 2013). 2013). 2013).

a focus on people: kat cole and laszlo bock present at #shrm17

O.C. Tanner

This year, Kat Cole and Laszlo Bock are two of the four keynote speakers who will be sharing insights at the 2017 Annual SHRM Conference. Cole was ranked #40 in Fortune’s 40 under 40 top young business stars in 2013. In his book—described as a “playful manifesto”—he shares insights from Google as well as behavioral economics and psychology that focus on creativity, structure, and making work a part of a well-lived life.

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust at Total Rewards

WorkHuman

On the other hand, WorldatWork is opposed to the Pay Equity for All Act of 2017, which would prohibit employers from asking job applicants for their salary history before making a job or salary offer. The session focused on the total rewards implications of the merger between US Airways and American Airlines in 2013. Until all front-line employees were paid comparable salaries to Delta Airlines and United Airlines, Parker insisted that his compensation be lower as well.

The Connected Customer

EmployeeConnect

Savvy marketers are well-aware that the connected customer is just a point on the marketing continuum. Recognising the inherent limitations of ZMOT for modeling online decision making of Generation C, Solis introduced UMOT—Ultimate Moment of Truth two years later in 2013. It’s highly unlikely Ennion awoke that morning 2,000 years ago with the determined zeal to be game-changer.

Who Cares About The Employee Experience? - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

I mean most leaders and managers are either well into their strategic plans for 2017, or their plans were completed weeks ago. Is it aligned with your business objectives for 2017 and beyond? As you reflect on how well your employee experience is aligned with your strategic objectives for 2017, I would suggest that you take the time to examine three “Ps” which are found in every business or organization. (Article originally published here in Eremedia TLNT).

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Technology and Employee Burnout: Don’t Have Them Unplug. Teach Them to Lean In.

CONCERN: EAP

The constant presence of tech seems to correlate with another trend—the erosion of the average attention span—with a series of studies showing a decline from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2013. Consider putting your cell-phone out of sight in a drawer, pocket or purse as well. We live in a technological age. Devices connect employees continually, and their use (and overuse) can sometimes lead to unintended consequences, including overwork and burnout.

Technology and Employee Burnout: Don’t Have Them Unplug. Teach Them to Lean In.

CONCERN: EAP

The constant presence of tech seems to correlate with another trend—the erosion of the average attention span—with a series of studies showing a decline from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2013. Consider putting your cell-phone out of sight in a drawer, pocket or purse as well. We live in a technological age. Devices connect employees continually, and their use (and overuse) can sometimes lead to unintended consequences, including overwork and burnout.

We’re All Biased, But We Can Get Better

Ultimate Software

In 2013, she opened her own diversity-consulting business because she was “plain fed up,” she said, with people not seeing her as she truly is. Powered by Xander, our underlying “People First” artificial technology platform, UltiPro can tease out specific cultural themes, as well as deterrents and recommendations, for immediate action.

Mass Technology And Workplace Change: 5 Notable Trends

SuccessFactors

A 2013 article in the U.S. The gamification of the workforce encourages the kind of interaction well-known by video gamers, according to Forbes. Dallas, Denver and other locations may become well-known tech cities, and the workforce as well as the general public may become gamified. For more insight on how technology is changing the workplace, see Taking A Look At The Workplace Of 2017 And Beyond.

Pet Insurance as a Benefit – Why Your Company Should Consider It

TalentCulture

The number of companies offering our pet insurance as a voluntary benefit in 2017 has increased over 134% since 2013. So, for pet parents, it is imperative their pets are well taken care of. An article on Time.com discussed the growing trend of millennials who are buying homes because of their dogs (July 2017).

Customer Q&A: Zeel’s Take on Corporate Wellness

Zenefits

Zeel is the first and largest Massage On Demand® company in the world, and what we love most about them is their passion for wellness – both at the personal and corporate levels. We sat down with Zeel’s Director of Corporate Wellness, Veronica Bashbush, to talk massages, corporate wellness, and company culture. ST: What does corporate wellness mean to Zeel? It means staying well where you are, whether that’s at work, at home, or on the road.

4 Ideas for Building Connection at Work

Kazoo

Loneliness – the opposite of connection – has a clear negative impact on human health and well-being. A 2011 academic study by professors from California State University and Wharton School of business showed that loneliness at work has a “significant influence on employee work performance, both in direct tasks, as well as employee team member and team role effectiveness rated by both the employee’s work unit members and supervisor.”.

Growing Talent Development Firms: Grow or Die?

ATD Human Capital

Why change when everything else is going well? For an interesting perspective on the failure of success, see Ainsworth-Land’s 2013 TED Talk. Also, join me at ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition for my session: How to Build and Grow a Successful Talent Development Business

Build a Team of Personalities: One Consultant’s Approach to Improving Employee Engagement

Everwise

In the spring of 2013, Nathan Smith encountered a staffing crisis that would change his life: Three of his five-person nonprofit team left in a matter of months. During the next retreat, you say well you know this actually goes little bit deeper. Personality tests like DISC, Myers-Briggs, Caliper, and others are a standard part of the hiring and onboarding processes in many organizations , but their results aren’t widely shared and discussed.

Behavior Bonus: Performance Enablement

Kazoo

Goal: Boost participation in corporate wellness programs. BazaarVoice dramatically boosted performance in corporate wellness programs through Behavior Bonus, potentially reducing insurance costs. Founded in 2013, Kazoo grows company culture and improves bottom-line performance metrics through its robust engagement platform that delivers recognition, rewards, incentives, and team insights.

5 Key Ways to Relieve Job Stress with an Employee Experience Platform

Kazoo

Automatically boost participation in learning and wellness programs, or any other corporate program. With an Employee Experience Platform that enables regular peer-to-peer recognition, a manager can pull an employee’s activity report to see what they’ve been doing well. Founded in 2013, Kazoo grows company culture and improves bottom-line performance metrics through its robust engagement platform that delivers recognition, rewards, incentives, and team insights.

Court: HIPAA Violations are Grounds for Termination

HR Daily Advisor

On May 7, 2013, Michelle and a technician were assisting a physician who was performing an echocardiogram. Michelle was terminated on May 9, 2013, after an investigation concluded that she violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). On October 30, 2013, Michelle filed a lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court alleging that Norton wrongfully terminated her employment. 2015-CA-001958-MR, 2017 WL 3129194 (Ky. July 21, 2017).