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Restaurants: an easy target for lawsuits

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Running a restaurant has always been tough and compliance with ever-changing laws has been challenging. In fact, activities related to compliance are often overshadowed by daily operational challenges – the key to survival. And even when compliance does receive enough attention, the restaurant faces lots of gotchas, ways for employees and lawyers to exploit the system. This made restaurants an easy target.

6 Ways an HR System Can Help The Traditional Hospitality Industry Gain A Competitive Edge

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Technology advancements within the last decade have brought huge competition within the hospitality industry. With companies such as Airbnb and HomeAway, a new mainstream threat has been placed on hospitality and the traditional getaway experience. These companies that advertise vacation home rentals are beginning to take over the market, forcing hotels to lower their nightly rates and ultimately losing money throughout the year.

4 HR Challenges That Can Be Improved Upon In The Retail Industry

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The retail industry is constantly changing. From the e-commerce revolution to the rapid increase in competitors such as Walmart and Amazon, retail has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. When it comes to retail, everything begins and ends with the customer experience, and yet many corporations are still struggling to develop their business processes around the customer journey.

6 Ways to know if you should change your HRMS

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A Human Resource Management System is a key part of any organization. With the ability to handle many business functions including: recruiting, onboarding, time and attendance, scheduling and performance management, many businesses have already integrated a system into their workflows.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

4 Ways Non-Profits Can Sustain Growth For Years To Come

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Non-profits are one of the most fastest growing industries in the US today. Many believe that this has to do with the rise of millennials joining the workforce and having the need to work for a “bigger cause” and “make a difference”. Regardless of the reason, there are many things that should be celebrated about this new interest in the non-profit sector such as more attention to important missions and more resources available than before.

Core Hr: Is Your Organization Ready?

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Human Resource Management Systems are powerful tools that help organizations manage employee records, select and recruit candidates from talent pools, improve accuracy with time and attendance and take back control of scheduling. But even with these benefits many organizations have yet to invest in an automated HR software because they simply don’t know when the time is right.

How HR Can Build A Stronger Workforce Within The Construction Industry

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Construction workers are trained to be prepared for unexpected challenges or problems on the job. They have been instructed on what to do if certain events occur that includes: who to call, the degrees of importance and what to do until help arrives. But what about the construction company itself? Have they made a strategy for their entire company on what to do for the business when certain challenges arise?

Workforce 2.0

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Welcome to the new workforce. They are mobile. They don’t want to see PCs. They are virtual. They expect technology to let them work the same way they would in the office. They still want to get involved and feel in on things, but they don’t need to see your physical eyes to perform. They are social. They break privacy barriers and share what they had for lunch with everyone in the world. They look at loyalty to their employer differently. They demand more.

Laws Of Modern Design

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The year is 2016 and companies are still talking about mobile. Yes, mobile is important. Yes, it’s functional. Yes, it needs to be done. But it’s old news. Smart phones are now 10 years old and tablets will soon reach the age of dinosaurs in technology years. Companies that still stress about mobile won’t be here tomorrow because they spend too much time thinking about today. In fact, many of these companies have a lot of catch up to do to even meet today’s requirements.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Managing Beyond Talent

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Think about a company. Its purpose is to make money and help the owners and investors execute the vision. It is definitely not a company’s purpose to employ people. People are a tool, not a goal. Just like company owners buy technology to perform certain tasks, they “buy” people to execute tasks technology can’t. Every department in the company is there to help the company achieve its financial goals.

HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

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It’s no secret. I love technology. In our small business, we rely on technology to extend our capabilities and provide an agile response to customer needs. That helps us remain competitive. But the more I learn about technology, I realize there’s still a lot to learn.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

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Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening.

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

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Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Recruiting Source Effectiveness: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. It’s not too late to sign up for Kronos’ Fall eSymposium for HR and Payroll professionals.

The New Employee – Employer Social Contract

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One of the workplace-related conversations that’s happening with more frequency is focused on how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing jobs.

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

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We talk about HR technology a lot on HR Bartender, but it occurred to me recently that’s there’s one area of HR technology we really haven’t discussed.

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Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

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Last year marked the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) , which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. In a survey from AARP, nearly 2 out of 3 workers have experienced some form of age discrimination or age bias.

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.

We Need STEM and We Need MESH

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I ran across an article recently on Medium titled “ Forget STEM, We Need MESH ”. It’s a thought provoking read. The author spends a fair amount of time kinda bashing the renewed emphasis on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

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I must admit today’s Time Well Spent. from our friends at Kronos is a little funny to me for two reasons. Living in Florida, we often run into these “ the weather is absolutely gorgeous days ” where we want to play hooky and go to the beach. And sometimes we actually do it.

Engagement or Connection: Why the Connected Workplace Might Be Better

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at MindManager , a division of Corel Corporation. MindManager helps individuals, teams, and enterprises do great work faster by simplifying the way they capture, organize, and share information.

Use the Right Technology Tool For the Job

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The word “hack” is often used instead of tips. For example, here’s a blog post on “ 100 Incredible Life Hacks that Make Life So Much Easier ”. The first one is “Tie a small piece of fabric to your luggage. Saves a lot of time to check if it’s your bag or not.”

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Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Working Smarter Means Organizations Need to Personalize Work

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(Editor’s Note: T oday’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

Recruiters: Hiring Veterans Made Easy

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With over 300,000 HR and business executive members, SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

10 Things I Am Packing In My #SHRM19 Conference Bag

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Last year, in addition to my annual post with tips for attending the Society for Human Resource (SHRM) Annual Conference , I wrote a post about some of the things that I carry with me during the event.

Professional Networking Today: Think On and Offline

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Building a professional network is important. We use our professional network for information, support, and sometimes assistance. It takes a long time to build a network and forever to maintain relationships. But building a professional network today isn’t the same as it was a decade ago.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

You Can’t Tell Your Employees to Unplug If You Don’t Do It Yourself

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Technology is a wonderful thing. It’s amazing what we can do today using technology. That being said, technology can also create challenges. And I’m not talking about whether our technology works or not (although that can be a problem).

Note to Managers: Just Ask

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I’ve been having a series of small breakthroughs in my home office. This might sound weird, but I work with three computer monitors. Yep, three. I worked with two for the longest time then someone suggested that I try three. I thought, “I don’t know. That seems pretty extravagant.” And it is.

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7 Career Lessons Learned from Attending a NASA Social

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Over the summer, Mr. Bartender and I attended NASA’s Ascent Abort flight test. The Ascent Abort flight test was a simulation designed to ensure that NASA can maintain astronaut safety in case of an emergency. The test flight was done as part of the preparations for next year’s Artemis launch.

Media Literacy Is a Business Competency

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Regardless of your politics, we’ve all been exposed to the notion of “ fake news ”. It might have been someone who shared an announcement that a celebrity has died, only to find out that it’s either not true or it happened four years ago.

When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

Is It Okay to Contact a Job Candidate Via Their Work Email – Ask #HR Bartender

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In today’s tough recruiting market, organizations are looking for every way possible to find qualified job candidates. Today’s reader note asks a straightforward question about doing that. Hi Sharlyn! Can I get your advice?