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Don’t Be Afraid to Hire Someone Who’s Currently Unemployed

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It’s easier to get a new job when you already have a job. We all intuitively know this to be true, but why is that the case?

Dear ReWorker: When Salaried Employees Take Time Off for Medical Reasons, What Happens to Their Pay?

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Dear ReWorker, I have a new (two-months-employed) salaried exempt employee that has been taking between three and six hours a week to go to doctor’s appointments. He says that this will not continue forever and should soon stabilize to a monthly appointment.

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Change is Coming to Your Company—Here’s How to Prepare

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Every company, across industries, of all sizes, is exposed to disruption. According to research from NextGen Personal Finance, the accelerating pace of change is decreasing the average lifespan of most companies. Some predict 50% of the S&P 500 will be replaced in the next decade.

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: How High Wages Can Pay for Themselves

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Companies, and even governments, often try to hold down wages in an effort to reduce their labor costs. Following 9/11, when the airline industry experienced mass cancellations, almost all airlines—except for Southwest —not only had layoffs , but obtained large wage concessions from their workers.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Keep the Human in HR

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The future simply came too fast for HR. As new technology is increasingly introduced in the workplace, HR faces an existential moment—it’s time for HR departments to stand up and fight to keep the Human in HR. But that doesn't mean HR should resist technology adoption.

Recruiters, Adopt an Infinite Mindset In 2020

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According to author and TED speaker Simon Sinek, “a worthy rival inspires us to take on an attitude of improvement.” That’s part of what he calls the infinite mindset. This infinite mindset is what Sinek believes differentiates businesses that think ahead versus those that live in the past.

How to Do Diversity and Inclusion Training Right

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In April, at a Sephora store in Calabasas, California, a store associate allegedly called security to make sure a customer wasn't stealing. That customer was African American singer-songwriter Sza, who tweeted about the incident and accused Sephora of racial profiling.

Learning Corner with Jeff Pfeffer: It's Time We Talk About Mental Health at Work

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Mental health is finally getting more attention in the working world. In fact in January, the World Economic Forum held meetings in Davos that featured a dedicated mental health track. The goal? Raise awareness of mental health as a global challenge—outside and inside of the workplace.

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How To Include Your Remote Workers In Holiday Festivities

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Remote work is becoming increasingly popular, offering employees a flexible schedule and saving them time and money that is usually spent on commuting. Studies show that telecommuters are more productive than their office counterparts.

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2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Dear ReWorker: Is It Sexist to Promote a Male Employee Over Two Females?

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Dear ReWorker, I manage three analysts: one male and two females. All analysts have been working in the field for a similar amount of time, but one of the women is currently on maternity leave. The male analyst recently asked for a promotion to a senior analyst position.

Dear ReWorker: As a Middle Manager, How Can I Improve the Toxic Culture at my Company?

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Dear ReWorker, I took a new job in middle management. The company culture isn’t great, and my staff is unhappy. I can’t change policy, and I can’t fix the CEO. How can I make it a better place to work when I don’t have any real power?

Summer Salomonsen’s Top Learnings from the Grovo Acquisition

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Imagine how you might feel if your boss told you tomorrow that the company you worked for was being acquired. Generally, there’s a feeling of worry—even panic. You might initially think, “What does this mean for me? Will I get to keep my job?” For many, the first thought is: “I’m getting out of here.”

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Disrupt from Within: 3 Ways HR Can Spur Employee Innovation

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Stories of disruption typically fall somewhere in the tradition of David vs. Goliath. That is: A small, nimble and clever startup unseats an unsuspecting industry giant. Look no further than Netflix vs. Blockbuster, Airbnb vs. traditional hotel chains, or even Wikipedia vs. Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How To Reduce the Risk of Fraud at Your Office

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When we talk about fraud and embezzlement in business, famous criminals like Bernie Madoff and Jordan Belfort might come to mind. But it isn’t just banks and institutions on Wall Street that deal with financial fraud.

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ICYMI: Four HR Trends to Look for in 2020

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Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest HR trends and stories. To make sure you're updated, we're recapping the most popular trends, events and conversations every month in our " In Case You Missed It " series.

4 Ways HR Can Use Video to Improve the Candidate Experience

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The world loves video. Every day, half a billion people watch a video on Facebook. Meanwhile, YouTube reports 1 billion hours of video views daily. What's more, 400 hours of content are uploaded on YouTube every minute — that's 576,000 hours per day.

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The 5 Employment Laws Every Manager Must Know

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Employment law is complicated and can have big repercussions for your company if employees fail to adhere to it—either out of ignorance or neglect. A talent contractor for Comcast was just forced to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit over unpaid overtime—a violation of employment law.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

How to Use Vacation Time to Mitigate Burnout in the Workplace

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Feeling burned out at work is an all-too-common condition in the workplace today. Employees spend up to 2.6 hours a day checking their email, more than eight hours a day at work and 23 hours a week stuck in meetings.

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why It’s Important to Include Age in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

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At Stanford University, during the 2018-2019 academic year, virtually every meeting of the faculty senate included a report—or two—on the university’s diversity efforts. Yet ageism was never addressed—and continues to go unnoticed.

How to Prepare for Gen Z to Enter the Workplace

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The oldest members of Generation Z are entering the workforce. Members of this generation, born roughly between 1995 and 2010, have never lived without the Internet and are accustomed to constant technological change.

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The Four Major Factors That Crush Curiosity

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Imagine our world if the parents of Leonardo DaVinci, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs had told them to shut up and just do as they were told. And yet, parents, teachers and managers seem to do everything possible to crush curiosity.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

2 Tweaks to Your Job Posting That Will Attract the Best Candidates

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When you post a job on a job board or your company website, you’re hoping that the best people will apply. This saves you the work of digging for quality candidates or paying a headhunter to find one for you.

4 Ways to Prevent a Poor Candidate Experience

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Despite all the talk about HR technology and artificial intelligence improving candidate experience, the numbers say otherwise. In fact, candidate resentment has increased by 40% since 2016. But what, exactly, is the cause?

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In the Tech Trenches: How A Popular Brewery Maintains Its Award-Winning Culture

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Editor’s Note: Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing stories of businesses undergoing transformations thanks to different types of technologies, from learning platforms to compliance portals—with fun, animated flair! Check back often for our “In the Tech Trenches” animated case study series.

How Development Helps Government Organizations Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Talent

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Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce long term has been a challenge for a number of public sector organizations. Sometimes seen as having too much bureaucracy and lower-than-average salary offerings, many have been turned away from government work.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Take It From a Futurist: Break Down HR’s Biggest Misconceptions to Keep Your Business Thriving

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Charlene Li helps organizations and their leaders understand how to make sense of business complexity, leverage emerging technologies and prepare for potential challenges. Then, she helps them to figure out which first step to take toward success.

Demystifying Transformation: What We Mean When We Talk About Digital Transformation

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In HR, we talk about workplace transformation pretty regularly. But what does it actually mean? In this mini-series, we’ll give you some tips and tricks to help you understand each type of transformation—and how you can foster it across your organization.

Don't Fall Behind on Learning—Close the Skills Gap Today

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This article was originally published on Forbes.com. As technology evolves, the skills gap — the disparity between the skills employers need to succeed and those workers actually have — keeps getting wider.

Toward Gender Diversity: Men and Women are Equal, but not the Same

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The gender diversity discussion continues. It also appears that everyone, men and women, want to solve the inequality problem. I sincerely believe that we do; however, before we can solve this problem, we must first must define the problem.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Dear ReWorker: Can I Require Employees to Speak Only English in the Office?

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Dear ReWorker, I manage a group of employees at a company where English is our official business language. There are a few people that speak only English, while another group speaks English and Spanish.