Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – February 2015

HR Bartender

I must admit I’m looking forward to the Internet blowing up (figuratively, not literally) on March 14, 2015. The Chief Happiness Officer blog is reporting that March 31, 2015 is International Quit Your Crappy Job Day.

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Corporate Culture: Small Changes Create Big Results – #RethinkTheDailyGrind

HR Bartender

They believe the workday can be much more than the daily grind. spoke about the company’s programs that encourage employee innovation. If you want employees to be engaged with their work, they must trust their manager and the organization. It thrives on employee collaboration.

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The Wonders of a 6-Hour Workday

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor we discussed the history of the 8-hour workday and some beliefs about how it might be modified with great success. Today we’ll look at the potential benefits of the 6-hour workday. Potential Benefits to a Shortened Workday. Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Workday Community Voices: Q&A with Bruce O’Neel, Vice President of Total Rewards and HR Operations, CSG International


In this week’s Workday Community Voices, O’Neel shares insights and lessons learned from more than 20 years as an HR leader, on topics such as maintaining a strong culture through growth, how HR contributes to business direction and strategy, and what he’s learned about people.

5 Ways to Satisfiy Employees on the Cheap

OmegaHR Solutions

Choose a fun theme like “flower power” or “zombies” and encourage your employees to decorate their desks for the week. It’s important to show your employees that you care and that you know they’re not just a cog in the business machine.

Top workplace trends for 2015: Part 2


Now that we've covered the employee-related changes, we'll take a look at those affecting technology and the workplace. Social media becomes an even stronger tool for attracting talented employees. In 2015, this corporate social responsibility will become the norm.

#Employee Feedback Is The Killer App #HR


A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention have become a top priority. Why is there such a wide variation in employee engagement and retention?

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Another View of HR ‘Big Data’

HR Schoolhouse

The article relates how VMware is using Workday to predict when and/if certain employees are in danger of leaving the organization. Workday’s Insight Applications, summarized here , are rolling out in 2015 and are designed to predict future business outcomes. Businesses can input decades of historical staff data into Workday to inform and customize the system’s recommendations. This will only make employees less trusting of their employers.”. “A

Talent Attraction, Satisfaction & Productivity – Social & Tech DO Matter #EWS2015

Women of HR

Editor’s Note: Women of HR has partnered with Spherion on a series of sponsored posts to bring you highlights and commentary from their 2015 Emerging Workforce Study , which contains a great deal of interesting data and statistics about future trends in the workforce and our workplaces. 54% of workers indicate they spend anywhere from less than an hour up to 6 hours in a typical workday using social media tools or mobile applications to get their job done.

WIRTW #375 (the “post-it” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Employment Matters Blog Conflating abuse and incivility in the academic workplace — via Minding the Workplace OSHA Extends Enforcement Date for Confined Spaces in Construction Standard — via OSHA Law Blog An Injured Employee Tests Positive for Drugs… Now What? —

Associate Relations departments are crucial for an effective workplace


The Associate Relations department is one of the most critical within an organization, as it is responsible for facilitating positive relationships and overall employee management. They manage the employee assistance program.

WIRTW #385 (the “there’s no such thing as a free lunch…” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

It’s asking its salaried employees to work weekends. Here’s the offending email (via Gawker ): From: URBNcommunity Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 12:01 PM Subject: A Call For URBN Volunteers! Now There's An App For That — via Workplace Diva Cybersecurity – Sometimes The Problem Is You — via Above the Law HR & Employee Relations Thank You, Working Mother Magazine. The employee does NOT get to choose!

Did the 6th Circuit just guarantee jury trials in off-the-clock wage/hour cases?

Ohio Employer's Law

Yet, this is exactly the problem that employers face when defending wage and hour cases in which the employee alleges work performed off-the-clock. The employer says that the time clock defines the paid limits of the workday, while the employee says that s/he should be compensated for work performed outside the parameters of those clock-ins and clock-outs. Sadly, the 6th Circuit ruled in the employee’s favor. One of the most difficult things to do is prove a negative.

Court Provides New Guidance on What to Expect When You’re Expecting (or Breastfeeding)

HR Daily Advisor

Just as parenting guidance continues to evolve, so too does guidance from the court on issues relating to pregnancy and breastfeeding in the workplace. Hannah had her baby on February 4, 2015, and came back to work on April 8. Employment Law IHRA INMWA pregnancy pregnant employees

Will HR Close the Great Divide?


One only has to look at the current number of mobile devices, the number of tweets conducted daily, or the growth in cloud-based companies ($77B in 2010, $181B in 2015 via Gartner ), to see the speed at which large companies are being disrupted by more nimble upstarts.