Wed.Jun 22, 2022

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5 Surprising Ways to Improve Employee Engagement


Everything you need to know about employee engagement. For a more comprehensive guide on employee engagement, check out our “employee engagement explained” page. Read Here. By Christian Nielson – Chief Revenue Officer at DecisionWise, 10+ years consulting experience. It’s no secret that improving employee engagement is essential to a company’s success.

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Recruiting for Hospitality Workers? How Recruitment Software Can Help to Fill Your Rosters Faster


Hospitality, one of the most dynamic hiring sectors in the business world, has been on “pause mode” for more than two years due to the spread of COVID-19. Although the pandemic brought the industry to its knees in many markets, hospitality sector businesses from India to Iceland and beyond are ready to recruit again. Hospitality workers are in demand because health and safety restrictions – linked to COVID-19 – have been lifted by various governments enabling bar, restaurant, and hot


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How a Positive Learning Culture Can Impact Attrition and Attraction


Click on any workforce-related article these days and you’ll likely see a mention of the “Great Resignation” or the “U.S. staffing shortage.” Workers realize they deserve more — more support, more money and more career advancement opportunities — and they aren’t willing to settle. . A majority of Gen Z U.S. workers ranked learning new skills as the third-most important driver when evaluating new job opportunities, behind health insurance and disability benefits, reads a 2021 Gallup survey.

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What Is Upskilling and Reskilling?

Intoo USA

An employee’s position within an organization will naturally evolve as the company grows. For example, the duties of their role may shift due to receiving a promotion, or because of industry-related technological advances. No matter the reason, it’s important for companies to be prepared to teach new skills to their workforce. This article will provide employers with a thorough explanation of why upskilling and reskilling their teams is vital to their companies’ success.

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Prevent Toxic Work Culture and Protect Your Peoples’ Physical and Mental Health

The U.S. Surgeon General's warning about the role of the workplace on mental and physical health states that employers have an opportunity to turn workplaces into “engines of mental health and wellbeing”. Discover what it takes to foster workplace wellbeing and how to prevent a “toxic work culture”.

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Why Elon Musk is wrong about remote work


Does the SpaceX CEO’s leaked announcement seem less than down-to-earth when it comes to current global employment trends? Achievers Workforce Institute weighs in with up-to-the-minute, science-driven employee experience research. The pandemic may have incited economic and employment uncertainty, but one thing is for sure: it dramatically altered how the world works.

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How to Calculate Business Risk: The Risk Archetype Quiz


How to calculate business risk is one thing. What is business risk is entirely another. That’s where the trouble starts with trying to figure out how to calculate business risk. Where does the self stop, and the work begin? Is inflation a business risk? Of course it is. But what about climate change? War? Even your employees? As the lines between work and the self, home, and the office have merged, so have the concerns and risks associated with both.

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15 Hacks For Pessimists To Switch To A More Positive Point Of View

Forbes Coaches Council

Our minds are designed to identify potential dangers and pitfalls, but when you’re always looking at the worst-case scenario, that innate skepticism can harden into cynicism and a bleak outlook that is hard to lose.

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The Next Generational Clash in the Workplace: Corporate Activism


Organizations looking to coast into a quiet summer of normalcy may end up getting burned. In just the past 90 days, we have seen the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida, the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, and dozens of mass shooting incidents. Now, as we await a decision from the Supreme Court on the fate of Roe vs. Wade, many organizations and their leaders are left wondering how, or even if, they should respond to the political issues of the day.

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update: coworker keeps interrupting my work and told me it’s “good practice” to keep myself focused

Ask a Manager

This post, update: coworker keeps interrupting my work and told me it’s “good practice” to keep myself focused , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager and I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. There will be more posts than usual this week, so keep checking back throughout the day.

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The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey

The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey, conducted by Sapient Insights Group, is now open for participation through July 1, 2023. Your voice is the future of HR technology! This survey is valuable for anyone supporting their organization's HR systems and practices, interested in sharing their vendor experiences, and giving back to the HR community. All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results.

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Cannabis Legalization Map: Is Weed Legal in Your State? 


By the time you read this article, our cannabis legalization map could very well be wrong. (Don’t worry! We’ll update it as fast as we can!). But with several medical-marijuana states currently eyeing legislation to legalize adult recreational cannabis use, the map of states where cannabis is fully legal could change dramatically overnight. In fact, a few states, including Delaware, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania are this close to allowing regulated sales of cannabis to all adults ov

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update: I walked in on a coworker making out with our married colleague — do I say something?

Ask a Manager

This post, update: I walked in on a coworker making out with our married colleague — do I say something? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager! All this week and next, I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer who walked in on a coworker making out with a married colleague and was wondering whether to something?

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What HR Can Learn From Lizzo


Lizzo recently received back-lash from her fans and disability advocates for using an offensive and ableist lyric in her new song “Grrrls”. The singer immediately responded to the situation.

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coworkers complained that I’m not fast enough, coordinating a work trip with my spouse’s trip, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, coworkers complained that I’m not fast enough, coordinating a work trip with my spouse’s trip, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. My coworkers complained I’m not working fast enough. I work from home in data entry, and recently had a 1:1 with my boss, who I quite like.

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Ace Your I-9 Compliance: How HR Can Navigate the End of I-9 Virtual Review

Speaker: David Secunda, Co-Founder and CEO of WorkBright

Did your company inspect I-9 documents virtually? Hot off the press from ICE, you have until August 30th, 2023 to document a physical inspection of those documents! If you’re not sure what exactly this means for your organization or are struggling to physically review I-9 documents with remote employees, join WorkBright for a 60 minute deep-dive and Q&A on the end of I-9 virtual review.

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What electronic record-keeping software best fits your needs?

Business Management Daily

Keeping track of paperwork can be a challenge, It’s easy to misplace a file or even spill coffee on a document on your desk. If you don’t have that document backed up in an electronic format, you may have just lost important company or employee data. If your desk is still cluttered with paper files or documents, it’s probably time to consider switching to electronic records management (ERM).

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How the New Standard Mileage Rate Will Affect SMBs


Quick look: Due to rising gas prices and other economic factors, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the standard mileage rate for eligible business trips will increase to 62.5 cents per mile beginning July 1, 2022. Here’s what small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need to know about the upcoming change and how to ensure their mileage deductions are properly tracked this tax year.

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How to make better HR decisions

TLNT: The Business of HR

It’s staggering to think that data suggests the average human being makes somewhere in the order of 35,000 decisions every single day.

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My Great Balancing Failure


There are some things in my life that are so elusive that I’ve recently found myself giving up on any realistic opportunity to achieve them. One of the most elusive, and perhaps the one I’m most in need of is… …balance. There are many different types of balance of course: work, church, exercise, volunteering, friendships, significant-other relationships, family time, hobbies, and on and on.

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Employer Guide: End of I-9 Virtual Review

Attention employers! If you virtually inspected I-9 work authorization documents during the COVID pandemic, you are required to physically inspect those documents before August 30th, 2023! WorkBright has consolidated all the information you need to properly manage this unprecedented scenario in an end of I-9 Virtual Review guide. They've got you covered on: Understanding whether this applies to your organization Deadlines for virtual review and physical inspections Overview of the reconciliation

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How To Embrace The Reverse Supply Chain

Forbes Coaches Council

In times of economic downturn, when consumers are price-sensitive and companies are wrestling with supply chain issues, consider how your company can use products already sold in the marketplace.

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3 Blog Posts To Professionally Reboot Yourself

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

How do you professionally reboot yourself? Especially when there seems to be no time available for being yourself. Instead, you find yourself continuously doing and giving to others. What you really would love is to continuously be on the receiving end of something more positive than just a paycheck. As you enjoy some time off over the summer, I offer three blog posts to create a brief mental oasis for yourselves.

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“The First State” Becomes the 11th: Delaware Paid Family Leave Coming Soon

Patriot Software

With the passage of the Healthy Delaware Families Act (the Act), Delaware became the 11th state to guarantee paid parental, medical, and military leave for employees. Delaware paid family leave (PFL) touches the lives of both employees and their employers. While the Act won’t go into effect until 2025, there are a number of things […] READ MORE.

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Manage Remote Labor Force with Expense Solution


Work from home has become the new normal amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Many organizations are still hiring remote workers to boost flexibility, save overhead expenses, and foster creativity with global labor force. There are several benefits for managers and employees, but this will bring new challenges as well, such as various time zones, living costs, tax laws, and so much more.

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The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing HR Operations: How to Select Your New HR Software

Speaker: Patrick Sayers, President of Newcastle Research

Are you tired of struggling with outdated HR software? Are you interested in unlocking your organization’s productivity potential? It’s no secret that with tech-dependent remote work on the rise, it's more important than ever to successfully implement an HR platform that can provide actionable insights to help you hit all your key workforce KPIs. But with so much variation, how can you find the most optimal HR software platform for your team?

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What Participants Really Want to Know About Psychological Safety


What We’ve Learned from The Participant Experience. Psychological safety is a hot topic, and it is quickly gaining importance as a much-needed component of training in organizations. At FlashPoint, our experience with this program has been an exciting whirlwind of new terms, activities, and perspectives. Now that we have conducted multiple sessions with different clients, we thought it would be helpful to share the participant perspective on the content so you can understand how this program can

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How to successfully implement an ATS


Take the following steps to help eliminate potential obstacles as you introduce an applicant tracking system into your hiring process: Document why you are implementing an ATS in the first place. Before you implement an ATS, define your purpose, scope, and intent in doing so. Explaining the functionality of the ATS system and outlining how it can help streamline tasks can encourage your HR team to see the advantages of going through the implementation process.

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Challenge Your Workplace Practices for Future Success | BerniePortal


The new normal for a post-pandemic workplace has yet to be defined, and organizations seem to be split on the best path forward. One such example is how some organizations believe that remote work is the future while others believe that in-office work reigns supreme. This uncertainty and constant change can cause confusion in knowing what will work and what won't.

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Summer Schedule Flexibility for Employees


With the arrival of hot weather, many businesses switch to flexible hours, also known as summer hours, to allow their employees to work a reduced workweek, whether on-site or remotely. While some may argue that flexible hours reduce productivity, summer hours can be a great solution to keep employees from getting distracted about the upcoming weekend or fretting about what their children are up to while alone at home.

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Report: Insights on Global Fertility at Work

Fertility is not only a global healthcare concern, but also an important workplace issue. To better understand how fertility impacts the workplace, Carrot Fertility surveyed 5,000 people across the U.S., UK, Canada, India, and Mexico. Carrot asked questions to get a sense of how people around the world feel about fertility topics at work and how they want to be supported in their fertility and family-forming journeys.