Mon.Dec 24, 2018

4 Techniques to Incorporate Employee Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

Vantage Circle

Picture this scenario. An employee working in an organization needs to take the daily commute to his office. It takes nearly two hours for the onward journey. By the time he reaches his desk, he is already exhausted both mentally and physically.

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HSA Employer Contributions: What Organizations Need to Know


Contributing to employees’ Health Savings Accounts (HSA) is an added benefit that many employers are choosing to provide to their people.

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Fun Yet Corporate Office Christmas Party Ideas

HR Digest

Your office Christmas party ideas are essential in boosting the employees’ morale and their sense of belonging as they wind off the year for a fresh one. Of course, employees are more excited to witness the annual office holiday party; it’s always coming with new party ideas and most times graced with awards or recognition. Regardless of your budget, office Christmas party themes should be employee-focused and reflect a time to show appreciation in a grand style aside from all the fun.

Bravely Collaborate Across Our Differences

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Why do I ask you, dear readers, to bravely collaborate this holiday season? And every day, for that matter. After all, collaboration always gets filed under “nice to have soft skills.” The attitudes and behaviors we remember to use when convenient, yet not always.

Pepsi or Coke: The Talent Taste Test

HR Examiner

“I suspect most of us have experienced the challenge of a new hire who interviewed well but was a train wreck once they got into the job. Unfortunately, many organizations’ hiring processes are set up to enable this outcome. Think about it – an interview is basically a taste test.”

update: my coworker is constantly out and I have to cover for him — including canceling my own vacations

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer back in 2016 whose had to cover for her constantly-absent coworker, including canceling her own vacations ?

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Christmas open thread – December 25, 2018

Ask a Manager

It’s the Christmas open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything that you want to talk about — work-related, not work-related, doesn’t matter.


How to Overcome the Gender Payment Gap

Effortless HR

Women empowerment has become one of the pillars of feminism. While on the surface, it might seem like we live in a world of equality, a deeper look at the matter clearly indicates that the treatment and compensation for women, especially in professional environments, is not so equal after all.

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The Source: Weekly Roundup – December 24th, 2018


Thought Of The Week. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ” – John D. Rockefeller. Welcome to The Source, your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest HR and benefits news.

Best of TLNT 2018: 5 Workforce Issues You Need to Focus On This Year

TLNT: The Business of HR

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update: how can we best accommodate a deaf employee?

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer who was about to make a job offer to a candidate who was deaf and was wondering about the best accommodations to offer her ? (#5 5 at the link) Here’s the update. First let me say thank you to Alison for posting my question and thank you to the readers for all of your input. It was quite helpful. Now for the update.

Best of TLNT 2018: Here’s Your Guide to Holding Effective One-on-Ones

TLNT: The Business of HR

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updates: the office pee-er, the engagement ring, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. I think I know who the office pee-er is (#3 at the link). I wrote to you about the person that was peeing all over the women’s bathroom toilet and floor. I thought it was a certain woman, and asked for your opinion on whether I should say something.

How to Get Started With Compensation Design


Oftentimes when managers discuss pay with their employees, they encounter questions for which they may not have an answer.

Why You Should Consider Removing ‘Bachelor’s Degree’ from Your Job Requirements

Linkedin Talent Blog

It’s become rare to read a job description that doesn’t have “bachelor’s degree” in the requirements, even when the job doesn’t necessarily require college-level skills.

5 Inspiring Lessons I Learned in 2018 About Life

Thrive Global

Photo by Caleb Frith on Unsplash This year has been one of my most favorite years so far! I’d love to share some of the lessons learned in 2018 with you. But before I jump in, I’d like to share with you a couple of general patterns that I’ve noticed in the lives of others during this year.

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Understanding FMLA Rules for Employers


The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, commonly known as FMLA, was signed into law by President Clinton on February 5, 1993, and it took effect on August 5 of that year.

Look Back at 2018 & Plan to B.E.?—?W.I.L.D. in 2019

Thrive Global

Look Back at 2018 & Plan to B.E.?—?W.I.L.D. W.I.L.D. in 2019 Get on Track to Live Your Passionate Life We, humans, are funny creatures. We often spend way too much time berating ourselves for failures, no matter how minor, while ignoring our successes.

How to Work for More Than One Boss -- and Stay Sane

45 Things

Many workers now have multiple bosses – the one who heads a specific project, the one who oversees a department or the one who works in another country. But conflicting requests and competing deadlines can make working for multiple bosses a real challenge.

10 Dumb Mistakes Smart People Make When It Comes To Finding Their Purpose

Thrive Global

Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash Why is it so damn hard to figure out your purpose in life? You would think a world filled with options and opportunity would excite you. But sometimes having too many options can paralyze you. You might think to yourself: What if I make the wrong choices and waste a bunch of time? I want better for myself, but I just don’t know where to start. I know what I want, but I’ll get started and end up quitting like I always do.

Best of TLNT 2018: No One Works There Because You Have a Foosball Table

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Just to Say…

Thrive Global

As a Lyme Disease fighter, the world of medicine constantly necessitates that I advocate for myself. What if I didn’t have to if invisible illness could become more visible? I’ve learned a lot over the past few years: Patience. When situations remain for longer than expected and longer than I think is humanly possible to wait. Understanding. For when someone is trying to be empathetic but doesn’t quite know how to approach the subject. Resilience.

The 46 Things I Have Learned In 46 Years

Thrive Global

Each birthday marks a year full of lessons I can’t believe my birthday is almost here. I’ve learned a lot over four plus decades and thought I would pen a piece about the 46 things I have learned in 46 years. What other people think of you is none of your business. I wish I knew this in high school. But I’ve realized that the only opinion that counts is your own. Action is the X-factor. More than research and preparation and reading about a topic, action is the game-changer.