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How to manage per diem employees the right way

Genesis HR Solutions

In industries that require work to be done 24/7, or on-demand, per diem employees can be—and often are—the answer. What does per diem mean? Literally meaning “daily,” per diem employees work on an as-needed basis. In general, they work less often than full-time employees, have a flexible schedule, and do not receive benefits. The clear advantage of having per diem employees is the ability to call on one to cover your needs anytime.

How Unequal Pay Can Affect Your Business


Despite the federal Equal Pay Act and state laws concerning pay equity, unequal pay in the workplace remains the norm in many US businesses. While the focus on pay discrepancies usually centers on employees, unequal pay for women and minorities can also affect your business, resulting in low morale, high rates of staff turnover, difficulty hiring new talent, and litigation. SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management. Unequal Pay for Women.

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Is Your People Analytics Strategy Helping You Achieve HR Objectives?


Is data your most powerful weapon? Aligning analytics with HR objectives and strategies to solve problems is the ultimate goal of any comprehensive people analytics practice. But a number of barriers make this alignment difficult. Many companies currently operate in a middle ground, where the analytics strategy is loosely aligned to HR objectives; where some of the dots are being connected (e.g.

Is Your Manager a Millennial? Your Next One Might Be.

Ultimate Software

“Change.” As the saying goes, it truly is the only constant in our personal lives as well as our work. As time has gone by, we’ve all witnessed the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which work has been reshaped. And globalization, technology, and other cultural evolutions are rarely siloed to our homes and communities.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Why Do Companies Pay Cost of Living, Not What the Job is Worth? [Reader Question]


Another reader question today, this time on compensation. If you have questions you can always email and we’ll fit it into the queue if possible! Why do companies pay employees by cost of living of the city/country that the employee is working from rather than the cost/value of the work? Can employees game this system to earn more money? This is an interesting question, but the truth is it’s not either/or–it’s both.

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Improve employee retention with these 5 leadership ‘soft skills’

HR Morning

Employee retention strategies are cropping up everywhere. But even the “best of the best” strategies won’t help if managers don’t have the skills to positively engage their people one-on-one. The key to engaging and retaining good people relies on those soft skills that good managers know they need to constantly strive to get better at. Here are five leadership skills that are guaranteed to help you retain good employees. Soft skill 1: Listening.

Strategies for Startups to Attract Top Tech Talent


Hiring top tech talent is not impossible for startups. The key is to lean into what makes your business stand out and use your agility to your advantage. In this blog post, you will learn 5 great strategies to attract top tech talent to your startup. Read More. Recruitment Marketing

Six habits of highly engaged employees

PI Worldwide

Victor Lipman is a management trainer, author, and coach. His online courses on Udemy include “ How to Manage Difficult Employees ” and his book is The Type B Manager. He has more than 20 years of Fortune 500 management experience. He contributes regularly to Forbes and Psychology Today, and his work has appeared in Harvard Business Review. Employee engagement is one of those intangible concepts that has a different definition depending on the organization assessing it.

Google’s enforced arbitration decision could put pressure on other employers

HR Morning

Employees may find it easier to bring sexual harassment and workplace discrimination cases against employers, thanks to Google workers’ success in driving change at the tech giant. The company announced it has ended the practice of requiring workers to sign arbitration clauses in order to work for Google.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

A Comprehensive Guide to Employee Onboarding

Digital HR Tech

Employee onboarding is like the workplace honeymoon period. It’s the time when you, as an organization, start your loving, lasting relationship with your beloved spouse, your new employee. As such, the onboarding period is where the foundation of the employer-employee relationship is being laid. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at employee onboarding.

Employee wellbeing and why CEOs should lead by example


Organizational change can start at the bottom through individual employee behavior, but it will almost always fall short without support from the top. Employee wellbeing is an issue that CEOs must take seriously, and research is showing that they do. According to a survey from investment firm Norwest Venture Partners , that involved 200 CEOs/founders of privately held, venture- and growth equity-backed companies, 32% of CEOs work with a wellness coach.

Don’t Let Your Tech Make You Miss The Future

HR Examiner

“It’s all but impossible to predict the future. And even if a company does just so happen to design the perfect solution that should be a brilliant success, it still might not succeed.” ” – Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D. Have you ever heard of Esperanto ? In the late 1800s (as the world began to shrink due to innovations in transportation) people observed that language itself seemed to be the last remaining barrier preventing true understanding among global cultures.

Best 12 apps and plugins for writers in 2019

Take It Personel-ly

Writing is not an easy task. To become an excellent writer, you need a lot of practice and persistence. Whether it’s WordPress blog post, a news article or a novel, a writer spends many hours converting his ideas and inspiration into words. Nowadays, many apps and plugins are specifically designed for writers and bloggers. These […].


The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Burden of Empathy: A Woman’s Tale of Being a Victim and Witness of Harassment


I’ve spent most of my life completely ignorant to my white girl privilege. When I finally started to wake up, I was not prepared for the pain and shame I would feel. It’s not enough to say, “I didn’t know.” It was all around me, it was in the media and in the faces and lives of my friends of color, varying preferences, and gender identities. It’s not enough to say, “I didn’t practice discrimination or exclusion.”

my junior employee won’t stop sharing his “expertise”

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I run a seven-person government office. One of my direct reports is both not very experienced and not very good at his job, which requires extremely specific legal knowledge and a strong attention to detail. Despite this, he’s got an irritating habit of positioning himself as a subject matter expert around the office in small, unofficial, but rage-producing ways.

Skills Gap, Automation and Globalization Require Worker Development


Discussions of the relationship between the skills gap, education, automation and globalization took place at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington last month. US governors looked to the future. Most governors believe the economy is doing well and the recession is behind them. But that doesn’t mean they are complacent. Many governors at the conference expressed concerns about future skills gaps and the effects on the economy.

31 Amazing (and a Few Awful) Company Mission Statement Examples You Can Sink Your Teeth Into


I’ve often wondered… Why are so many well-known (not to mention the rest of the less-well-known) company mission statements so blatantly self-focused, self-serving, undifferentiated, and ultimately uninspiring for their customers or even the people who work there? It’s equally true for B2B and B2C organizations—most mission statements I see offer either lofty, generic platitudes or default to offering the best service, quality or price.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Curating Knowledge In a Meaningful Way

EverFi - HR

Congratulations to Mr. Novick, the winner of the EVERFI Digital Learning Week Giveaway contest! Nearly 4,000 teachers participated in the contest this year, and we are so excited to be able to award him a $1,000 DonorsChoose gift card. Winner: Michael Novick. School: The Computer School. State: New York. Subjects Taught: STEAM. Grades Taught: Grades 6 + 7. What is your favorite EVERFI course and why? What is your favorite activity or lesson in that course?

Tearing down the second wall in HR

Analytics in HR

If you read this article, chances are you work in HR and you have a more than average interest in data. If so, you are probably familiar with the ‘Wall of Boudreau’. For those of you who are not: the wall famously describes the struggle that organizations face in the transition from descriptive analytics to predictive analytics. Hitting the second wall in HR measurement.

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Why Our Professional Spiel falls short on Credibility and Buy In

One Millimeter Mindset

No matter where we sit around the business table, we sling our professional spiel. Our buzz words, our technical words, our “I’m part of The Club” words. In our minds, we showcase our expertise. However, in the minds of our audiences, teams and stakeholders, we just may be showing off. About how smart we are. And how smart they are not. Think about the experiential value of our professional spiel. Are we inclusive? Or, something else, entirely? Intentionally or not? .

Effectively applying the 80/20 rule in your business

Effortless HR

The current reality is that the market is awash with advice on how to run businesses. That leaves people scheming the surface for what is the easiest to implement without a thorough understanding of the principles. One such example is the 80/20 rule. The fundamental belief is that 80 percent of your output comes from 20 percent of all inputs. The law did not start as such but from Vilfredo Pareto.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

VeriStat: Premium Change and Competition in the Individual ACA Market


This is the sixth year in which individual health insurance plans have been offered under the Affordable Care Act. The early years of the market were characterized by significant fluctuations in carrier participation and premiums as players adjusted their strategies in response to the new environment. In this Veristat post, we examine the national trend in premiums from 2018 to 2019 in the individual market and the way in which county-level premium changes relate to carrier entry and exit.

Here are 4 Emerging Trends in HR Tech


Technology has revolutionized the way HR processes and services are developed, delivered, and evaluated. From sourcing, selecting, and hiring to organizational design, network, teams, and collaboration to employee experience and sentiment measures, innovative solutions have spread across every aspect of HR. To separate the noise from the news, we asked an assortment of HR tech experts to share their thoughts on the most important trends for HR leaders to be following as the year unfolds.

CIPHR is proud to be one of South East’s Best Companies


Buckinghamshire-based provider of HR software makes region’s ‘top 75’ list on first attempt. HR software provider CIPHR is proud to be named among the South East’s top employers, scooping a place on the region’s top 75 list of Best Companies for 2019. The ranking is even more special to CIPHR because it’s the first time the company has participated in the nationwide Best Companies programme.

Why You Need To Start Training Your Recruiting Teams for AI-Related Hiring

TalentCulture - Recruiting

AI is here to stay. You are going to need to hire AI talent no matter what your industry is — and now is the time to start preparing your organization to do that effectively and efficiently. It’s just not going to happen on its own. Once upon a time in recent history, businesses made the switch to PCs, email, networks, the Web — and experts in information technology became vital for any company. Now […].

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

my boss sent my client a flirty message from my email account

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a small company and the owner monitors my email while I’m on vacation to eliminate a backlog of tasks, which is helpful normally. However, I was recently on vacation (gone two working days only) and my boss composed an email about a project I was working on and signed my name at the bottom.

From the courtroom: What you can and can’t do with FMLA

Business Management Daily

FMLA isn't just about maternity leave and medical concerns - but it does have its limitations. As employers can see in these recent court cases, it's important to document decisions and know what you can, and cannot do when it comes to the FMLA. The post From the courtroom: What you can and can’t do with FMLA appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece FMLA Guidelines Human Resources

Technical or Talent Sourcer Job Description Template


The position of Sourcer, also called Talent Sourcer and Technical Sourcer, has a variety of iterations depending on the needs of your company, which make this role very unique for each organization. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR hr basics job description sourcer job description