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8 Technological Solutions To Improve Employee Experience In 2022

Vantage Circle

Most HR professionals and business leaders can confidently say that investing in the employee experience. is well worth the effort. But how exactly do you improve the employee experience? Smart office technology is no longer a luxury but rather a need. Luckily, technology provides some of the best solutions to boost the employee experience at any workplace effectively.

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Massachusetts Court Rejects Ballot Measures to Make Gig Workers Independent Contractors

SHRM Resources

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected two proposed ballot initiatives that would have kept gig workers designated as independent contractors and given them.

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panel member doesn’t realize I’m an expert, favorite work potluck dishes, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, panel member doesn’t realize I’m an expert, favorite work potluck dishes, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. 1. Panel member thinks I need remedial resources when I’m actually an expert. I’m a young-looking professional who recently had to present to a panel of community members.

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The Complicated Joy of Juneteenth

BetterUp

Jump to section. The joy and responsibility of freedom for all. Not the color of my skin, but the content of my character. A legacy of resilience.

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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This Job Burnout Quiz Will Help You Understand What You’re Feeling

The Muse

How do you know if you’re burnt out—or headed there? Take this quiz, based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory, to understand your feelings and get the specific help you need.

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Work Sucks, But It’s Our Fault

TalentCulture

Burnout and dissatisfaction at work are nothing new. In fact, a recent Gallup study found that more than one-half of American workers feel disengaged at their jobs. Too often we […]. The post Work Sucks, But It’s Our Fault appeared first on TalentCulture.

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Comp Days and the Problems they Create

Evil HR Lady

We had a conference that required us to work weekends. I worked two weekends in a row, plus the week. So, I worked 19 days straight when it usually would be 15. (3 weeks, plus two weekends.) My boss said I could take four comp days, but they had to be within 30 days. . Can she do this? Is this legal? We’re missing one key bit of information about you: your status according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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How To Shift To A Web Based Performance Appraisal System?

Engagedly

Moving from traditional paper-based performance reviews to web based performance appraisal system can feel like a stressful experience. It is mainly because you are moving away from something that you know about to something that is new to you. The idea of floundering in the dark with a software you don’t know about and having others floundering with you is not appealing.

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What Small Businesses Must Know About eSignatures?

SutiHR

In this digital environment, 85% of corporate contracts are still printed, signed, and scanned manually. The paper-intensive workflow generates huge roadblocks in the effectiveness of your business. Plus, it can also hinder client experience. It has been observed that 35% of SMB leaders face problems with incomplete documents or the ones signed by the inappropriate person. eSignatures provide small businesses a simple solution for these problems.

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Women experience increased stress in male-dominated industries

BetterUp

Workplace experience can vary widely based on any number of factors. One worker’s love for conversation and friend-making may make her in-person, highly collaborative position a dream job. But that dream job may look more like a nightmare for an introvert who prefers to focus on independent projects from his home office.

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DEI In The Workplace – What is it and Why is it important?

Benefit Resource Inc.

With diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) being such a hot topic in today’s workforce it is important that companies not only focus on their employees’ backgrounds but also what they can do for the company. DEI begins with leaders who advocate for change. Then this trickles down into management positions so all team members feel valued despite differing opinions or experiences.

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12 Physical, Mental, and Financial Employee Wellness Ideas You Can Start Today

Terryberry

In a seemingly ever-changing work environment, one aspect that appears to be constant is employee wellness programs. While corporate wellness programs are not a new concept, they haven’t always been an $8 billion industry. But with increasing health care costs, higher employee turnover, and mental health challenges on the rise, one way employers are responding is by investing in wellness.

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The Best Ways to Support Working Dads

Extensis

Quick look: Over 90% of fathers with children under the age of 18 work – yet 20% of them fear their careers would be jeopardized by taking paternity leave. Supporting working dads not only contributes to the wellbeing of their families but can help fight the gender wage gap and assist businesses in attracting and retaining talent. Here’s what changes business leaders can make to best support the fathers in their organization.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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14 Leadership Tips For Employees Transitioning Into A Management Role

Forbes Coaches Council

When professionals rise to a higher level than their peer group, they need to take a thoughtful approach to ensure a smooth transition and maintain strong working relationships with the teammates and colleagues who will now be reporting to them.

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Charging employees for training? The CFPB wants to know

Business Management Daily

I’ve been through lots of employer training. There was the afternoon course over several weeks teaching new hires how to write according to the company’s style guide. (It went OK.) There was a one-day training on a new computer program in which the trainer very confidently said we could now chuck paper. (I was mildly rebuked for asking what was wrong with paper.

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What is a section 125 plan?

PeopleKeep

Many employers find it challenging to provide a budget-friendly and attractive benefits package. Although benefits costs are impacted by factors like healthcare costs, which are continually rising , a section 125 plan, or cafeteria plan, allows you to boost your employee benefits while staying in-budget with its significant tax savings. Employers wanting to compete for top talent can offer section 125 plans as a fringe benefit to help attract and retain employees.

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How To Improve Your Employee Feedback Structure: 13 Tips from HR

SHRM

What is one way HR can improve their employee feedback structure? To help your business improve its employee feedback structure, we asked HR leaders and CEOs this question for their best insights. From starting with expectations to making feedback an ongoing leadership requirement, there are several ideas that may help leadership teams improve on and maintain healthy employee feedback structures.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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weekend open thread – June 18-19, 2022

Ask a Manager

This post, weekend open thread – June 18-19, 2022 , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts. Book recommendation of the week: Counterfeit , by Kirstin Chen. Rules-follower Ava Wong gets swept up into her college friend’s luxury handbag counterfeit scheme.

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How Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Life

Thrive Global

The secret to success? According to Jim Curtis, Chief Revenue Officer, Head of Brand and Head Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), it starts with brushing your teeth with the opposite hand. Today’s wellness industry is saturated with different products, promises and celebrity-endorsed fads, but Jim wants to set the record straight.

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14 Ways Leaders Can Avoid Micromanaging Their Teams

Forbes Coaches Council

Sometimes, even leaders with the best intentions can end up managing people too closely without realizing it.

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Ways Indecision Is Destroying Your Career

HR Digest

I have met many people who always ask the question, “why am I so indecisive?” Indecision is a deal breaker when it comes to your career. As a worker, you will eventually need to start making proper decisions in your workplace. . It’s not always healthy to try to put the decision making in the hands of someone else, especially when you were specifically asked for one.

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From Prevention to Survivorship: How HR Can Support Employees Facing Cancer Diagnoses

Explore the latest insights from the American Cancer Society's “Cancer Statistics 2024” report, which unveils multiple alarming trends in cancer data. Cancer is on the rise among young adults, and diagnoses for 6 of the 10 most common cancers are escalating. With over 2 million new cancer cases projected in the U.S. this year, employers face increased challenges when it comes to supporting employees.

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CalSavers Small Business Deadline Is June 30

HRWatchdog

By June 30, 2022 , small businesses with five or more employees that don’t offer a qualified retirement plan must register with CalSavers — a retirement savings program for private-sector workers. As previously reported , CalSavers had a three-year phased rollout beginning in 2020. Large employers with more than 100 employees were required to register by September 30, 2020 , and after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the program , employers with more than 50 employees were required to r

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

This post, it’s your Friday good news , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s your Friday good news! 1. “I wrote in a little over a year ago about asking for a pay increase and title change based on work I had absorbed. You did not publish that but responded personally. I took that advice and got a 5% increase at the time with the seed planted that I could be further promoted at the beginning of this year.

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Most interesting HR stories of the week

TLNT: The Business of HR

Musk finally gets round to talking to Twitter employees… More than two months after billionaire Elon Musk, bought social media company, Twitter, he is to finally speak to staff this week. According to US News, Musk was scheduled speak to Twitter employees yesterday for the first time. According to an email from Twitter chief executive, Parag Agrawal, to staff, Musk will take questions directly from Twitter employees – many of whom have complained they have been left in the dark about their

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open thread – June 17-18, 2022

Ask a Manager

This post, open thread – June 17-18, 2022 , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on any work-related questions that you want to talk about (that includes school). If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to take your questions to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please do not repost it here,

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Automate Your Onboarding Process In 7 Steps

Efficient employee onboarding is more than a warm welcome—it's a catalyst for business growth. Automated onboarding transforms new hires into productive team members faster, fostering long-term satisfaction and talent retention. For HR, automation means replacing inefficient manual processes with streamlined, cost-effective operations. Our eBook reveals how automating employee onboarding delivers these benefits, reducing HR challenges and elevating new employee readiness.