Mon.Jul 22, 2019

Employee Relations: The four pillars you must know


You would hear big companies tell and take pride in the fact that the employees are their greatest assets. Owing to this statement, you would expect that there is a considerable investment in the creation of a conducive workspace that fosters a collaborative approach to work.

Hooked on ZZZ’s: Why Leaders Should Promote a ‘Work Hard, Sleep Hard’ Culture

marenated HR

By Hannah Wilson: Sleep. We all need it. Without a good night’s sleep, your productivity at work can drop. When you’re sleepy at work, your brain is less creative and struggles to retain information.

There’s No Lukewarm HR


I engaged in a conversation yesterday that went something like this: Person: “I see you work in HR…how’s that treat ya? Can be a tough job.” Me: “I’ve been in HR for 15 years. I love it.”

How to Do Diversity and Inclusion Training Right

Cornerstone On Demand

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.

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.

Bernie Sanders: Proving the Compensation Side of the People Business is Problematic.

The HR Capitalist

Let me start by saying this is not intended to be a political post. It is intended, however, to show the complexities of running a SMB (small to medium sized business). Need a case in point? Try Bernie Sanders.

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11 Ted Talks to Inspire Your Leadership and Management Teams


If you’re anything like me, you may have tuned into a few (hundred) Ted Talks for inspiration, education, and perspective when you feel like you’re running out of steam at work or life. I have a list. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

9th Circuit Asks California High Court When Independent-Contractor Test Applies

SHRM Resources

Does California’s stringent independent-contractor test apply retroactively or only to new misclassification claims? The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals withdrew its recent decision on the matter and asked the California Supreme Court to weigh in.


The Ultimate Guide to the Performance Appraisal

Digital HR Tech

Performance appraisals are a reoccurring phenomenon when it comes to managing employees.

Are Companies Going Too Far in their Tech Surveillance?


Meet “Chet.” ” When Chet woke up at 6:58am today to check his work email on his mobile phone, his employer noted it. On his way to work, Chet stopped by his favorite coffee shop and, while there, accessed the shop’s free Wi-Fi—his employer noted that, too.


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.

The “Real” Skills Gap

HR Examiner

“But talk to any frustrated employee and you will hear a different story. It’s a story of what behavior seems to be rewarded in the workplace, and it’s not the traditional skills highlighted in articles online.” ” - Mary Faulkner.

13 Truly Excellent Staff Appreciation Ideas


At Bonusly, you’ll never find us without a good staff appreciation idea. After all, recognition-rich cultures have been proven to improve engagement, reduce turnover, and even increase productivity. Jump straight to staff appreciation ideas.

A Career Choice is a Life Choice: Jessie Williams of Today’s TMJ4


In the latest installment of VIZI’s A Career Choice is a Life Choice series , we’re speaking with Jessie Williams, an executive producer at Today’s TMJ4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has spent her career working in journalism with a few moves in between.

Study: Long-Term Gains From Short-Term Exercise Programs


We know that exercise is an excellent way to stay healthy. We also know that regular movement, even in short spurts , can help physical and mental health. Now, a study shows that even a short-term exercise program can yield health benefits as much as four years later. Facts and Research

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.

The Top Five Recognition Programs to Influence Workplace Culture

MTM Recognition

Recognition as part of the workplace culture is more important than ever. According to the 2018 Deloitte Millennial Study , GenZ participants ranked a “ positive workplace culture ” as the largest factor when choosing to work for an organization.

The Lesser-Known Side Gigs of Famous Creatives {Infographic}

Take It Personel-ly

Did you know that Walt Disney was a model train enthusiast? Or that Emily Dickinson was an avid baker? In fact, many prominent creatives throughout history have had notable side gigs and hobbies that spurred on their creativity and provided a source of inspiration.

What is an HRIS? An HR Practitioner’s Guide

Analytics in HR

A Human Resources Information System, or HRIS, is the most used software in HR. In this article, we will give an overview of what an HRIS is, its main functionalities, and everything more you need to know to have a basic understanding of the HRIS. What is an HRIS. HRIS functionalities.

4 Tips for Including Vaping in Your No Smoking Policy at Work

EX Program

With the rising use of e-cigarettes—also called vaping—many HR managers and benefit consultants are playing catch-up to answer questions like: Are e-cigs as harmful as other tobacco products? Should these be handled in a no smoking policy at work?

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.

How Great Company Culture Helps the World

Great Place to Work

Calculating the True Cost to Hire Employees


Assessing the real cost to hire employees involves factoring in benefits, marketing and training expenses which can notably add to total employer costs

The Legal Industry is Starting to Collaborate -- Why Now and Why It Matters

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Collaboration--internally, with customers, others in the supply chain, and sometimes competitors-- is commonplace among digital businesses. Why is law slow to embrace collaboration? This article examines causes, identifies market transformation drivers,, and provides evidence of change

Oregon Passes Nation's Most Generous Paid Leave Law


With the number of paid leave laws passed in recent years, you’d be forgiven for thinking the passage of another would hardly be newsworthy. Consider this an exception. Earlier this month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed off on the country’s most generous paid family leave program.


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.

The 7 Personal Habits Of Successful People

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Which are the patterns or traits that define our likelihood to become successful? Human beings are all different, but successful people shared these seven common habits developed through a first conscious focus on all those things that we can not pay with gold, but that make us incredibly rich


What Is Washington Labor and Industries?

Patriot Software

If you’re an employer, you are responsible for handling payroll taxes for your employees. And on top of your payroll responsibilities, you might also need to get workers’ compensation coverage.

I feel guilty about getting a job in my competitive field when others are still struggling

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I recently landed an excellent job in a wildly competitive field, and I am so excited to start. However, I got the job pretty much by being in the right place at the right time and having a good deal of luck / privilege behind me. I was lucky to have the resources to get the degrees I needed, lucky to stumble onto an entry-level opening during an off season when few others were looking, and lucky to find a unicorn of a job posting right as I completed my last degree.

How To Win Friends And Influence People With A Podcast

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Making the world a better place through podcasts is a theme of Kristin Sunanta Walker’s work

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.