Expert’s Top Tips for Training a Retail Workforce for the Holiday Season


Retailers are also facing a tough time filling all the extra positions the holiday season generates. The National Retail Federation (NRF) President and CEO Matthew Shay estimates that retailers will hire 650,000 seasonal workers for the 2018 holiday period, up 10% from 2017.

Yes! 8.8 Million Workers are Getting a Raise!

Compensation Today

This is great news for the 8.8 million workers in CA and NY who can expect their current wages to rise over the next couple of years—a movement that’s long overdue since the fast food worker strikes in 2012. Historic update to the FMLA And that’s not all. Tess C.

Compliance Conundrum: 6 HR Compliance Concerns to Consider

HR Topics

There is so much to get done in a day – who really has time to keep up with all the HR compliance concerns? Employees can file a complaint with government agencies online in a few clicks. The areas below are those where we see the most litigation. Wage and Hour Laws.

HEY BIG COMPANY: Are Your Management Trainees Bristling At Being Salaried Employees?

The HR Capitalist

The time honored tradition of the management trainee position. You recognize the value. Someday my boys are going to grow up and they may land in a management training program right out of school. Because you and I know that's the way the world works.

Ready or Not, Here Comes Generation Z

Cornerstone On Demand

For managers still trying to figure out the Millennials, I have some disturbing news. With this addition to the workforce, we now have 18-year-olds and 80-somethings and all ages in-between seeking employment. The families of Generation Z come in all colors and sizes.

Interview Series – Career Experts – Austin Belcak from Cultivated Culture

Career Metis

Cultivated Culture aims to teach people how to land jobs they love without prior connections, without traditional experience, and without applying online. We’ve had 40,000+ people come through the community and land jobs at places like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Salesforce, etc.

Top 10 Most Impactful Mistakes For All HR Departments To Avoid


One of the biggest challenges facing HR departments across the world is how much the role of HR has been forced to adapt by the constantly changing business world. Overloading the human brain has negative consequences. But in HR the stakes can be far, far higher.

10 Things to Prepare For an Employee’s Last Day


Most employers prepare for an employee’s first day, but how many prepare for the last? While big firms typically have procedures in place for guiding employee termination, not every employer has a professional guiding the exit process. Square away time off.

The Power of Employee Recognition


Make no mistake, an organisation that fosters an environment that motivates employees and rewards positive behaviours will attract the best talent, maintain a strong, positive culture and retain the rockstars that outperform the competition. Mixing the right chemicals.

WIRTW #481 (the “proof of concept” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

When a commenter starts his thoughts with “Hey faggot,” you know you have one for the internet-troll hall of fame. This post generated the above-referenced comment on (which cross-posts my blog daily). The rest of this winning comment? Wage & Hour.

Products & Services


Google on the Move. Google leapt into the world of recruiting when it released Hire by Google, and it’s now working on a new feature focused on candidate discovery. Though the feature is still in beta, clients who currently use Hire by Google have access to candidate discovery.

Employers Can Make Work-Life Integration a Win-Win

Brandon Hall

From the time an employee gets up in the morning until the time she goes to bed, balancing work with the rest of life always lurks somewhere in her consciousness. For example, perfectionists may see no choice than to put more time into work to get the job done right.

A Question From Both Apple and Amazon: Does a Workplace Have To Be Perfect?

TLNT: The Business of HR

I recently blogged about the debate on CEO and employee pay ratios. I urged employers to seize the high ground and decide what their attitude is as to their “responsibility” to their employees. So employees weigh the good and the bad and decide that their clay footed idols are OK.

Decreasing the Gap

HRO Today

The UK’s gender pay gap reporting regulations, which require organisations with more than 250 employees to publish their pay gap data, have revealed the significant and entrenched gender inequality that exists in the workplace.

The Art of Building a Solid Human Capital Strategy


Your people are integral to the success of your company, so not having a sound strategy to help attract, retain and engage your employees is a big mis-step for any business. But, with unemployment rates sitting at historically low numbers, it’s getting tougher to find the people you need.

To Get More Out of Workers, Invest More In Them


When I ask business leaders whether they believe that their employees perform better when they are happier, healthier and more fulfilled, the answer is always yes. We want to matter and we also want the work we do to matter. These needs begin at the earliest stages of our lives.

Interview Series – Career Experts – Candace Moody from CareerSource Northeast Florida

Career Metis

CareerSource Northeast Florida is the regional workforce organization based in Jacksonville, Florida. Eventually, I got good at re-inventing myself, building a network from scratch, and researching the local job market. What is the most exciting part of working in this i ndustry?

WIRTW #484 (the “happy place” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Where do you take your mind when you’re just having a bad day, when you have to deal with that employee, when a client chews you out (I know, that never happens), or when you otherwise need a mental breather from the world and all of its evil and other craziness? via The Tim Sackett Project.

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Employee appreciation needs to be a year-round effort, not a one-off to-do to check off your corporate calendar. Here are some thoughts, from the archives, to make employee appreciation part of your corporate culture. The DOL’s Model FMLA Forms Expired Just Days Ago.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair band Great White. I’ll be the one without the motorcycle. via Work Place Coach Blog News. When Your Employees Post Passwords Online — via Krebs on Security. Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Last summer, The Beatles released a remix of my favorite song of theirs, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. It commemorates the 10th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles’ show, LOVE (an absolute must-do if you find yourself in Vegas). Should You “Facebook” the Jury?

Why Today’s Incentive Thinking Is Different


Ever since people started working for each other, supervisors have tried to figure out the best way to reach their performance goals and keep workers on task. As the Forbes Coaches Council puts it, “In decades past, motivating employees was all about raises, promotions, and bonuses.

7 ways a PEO can help you manage your employee-related to-dos


The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. You’re not sure what to do now to correct the situation and keep yourself out of legal hot water. A PEO can provide help on how to handle disciplinary situations and take the appropriate steps to correct them, including verbal counseling, coaching and proper written documentation.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018


Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall!

6 Steps You Need to Take Before Terminating an Employee for Poor Performance


But over the last few months, you’ve noticed that he is just not performing up to the standard you were expecting. Moreover, it’s best to give employees plenty of time to improve, and give them the tools needed to get there. Let’s start at the very beginning.

updates: my boss talks to me like I’m a baby, and more

Ask a Manager

month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. My boss talks to me like I’m a baby (#2 at the link). I thought I’d better provide an update because things took an interesting turn in the weeks after I published the letter. However, another manager was brought in to be my boss’ boss (let’s call her Sally) – just another layer of management between my boss and the CEO.

Ask The Industry: HR Predictions For 2019


Several new and exciting trends emerged while technology continued to grow in the areas of artificial intelligence, decision support and more. In this edition of ‘ Ask The Industry ’, we spoke with HR experts from across the nation on what their top predictions are for the upcoming year.

5 Ways to Invest in an Employee-Friendly Workplace

Get Hppy

Some employers couldn’t care less if their employees feel appreciated, or even if they make a living wage – even going so far as to encourage them to go on government assistance to make ends meet (*cough* Walmart *cough*). (Guest article by Zyana Morris).

Basketball, Broadcasting, and Lessons for the HR Professional: Highlights from the Annual SHRM Conference


Is th ere a more enthusiastic group than HR professionals faced with endless opportunities to learn and rub elbows with 15,555 of their closest friends and colleagues? Especially if the gathering is the SHRM 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition in beautiful Las Vegas! No one let the 109 degree heat slow them down. Sunday’s kickoff keynote speaker, Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, men’s basketball coach for Duke University, got everyone off to a high-energy start.

recruiter wants to prep my references, my employer is trying to guilt me into working for free, and more

Ask a Manager

My employer is trying to guilt me into volunteering extra hours for free. I am paid hourly as a non-exempt, part-time employee. No benefits and low hourly wage as funds are tight, but between a second part-time job and some help from my parents in rent subsidy and their health care, I’m doing all right. They sat me down in my first review and challenged my dedication to the cause. They said people who are successful put in MINIMUM 30-plus hours per week.

Join Paycor's HR & Compliance Webinar Summit on March 10


Paycor is gathering top HR industry experts on March 10, 2016 for the Spring HR and Compliance Web Summit , a free all-day online conference to share best practices and tips for managing employees. Wage and Hour Law: Preparing for the Department of Labor Overtime Changes.

PIC Reports: The Rise of A.I.


Part 1 in a 2 part series exploring the evolution of technology in the workplace. . Yes, I can quote lines from the movies and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve watched The Sarah Connor Chronicles at least twice ( one of my very first posts was about that show.).

How Much Does Pay Matter as Part of the Employee Experience?


It’s easy to assume that the promise of a high salary is what will help you recruit or retain your top talent. For example, research has found that minimum wage growth is one of the top 3 driving forces for why people leave their job.

12 ways your company can help new moms transition back to work


The addition of a new family member is a happy event, but also a stressful one. And this new human requires a whole different care regimen than the adults and older children in the household. The stress of leaving a baby after only a few weeks, coupled with a body that’s still recovering and the high cost of day care can make any new mother’s return to work nerve-wracking. But in the end, 43% of them end up leaving their jobs. Bring the baby to work.

Severance Snapshot: Severance and Outplacement Trends in the Banking and Financial Industry


Severance Snapshot: Severance and Outplacement Trends in the Banking and Financial Industry The RiseSmart Team Friday, May 29, 2015.

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