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5 Common HR Horrors to Avoid

Extensis

Quick look: Scary movies, sweet treats, and costumes are fun. HR mistakes are not. Unfortunately, the adage, “you don’t know what you don’t know,” rings true for many SMB employers. From compliance mishaps to ghosting remote employees, here are five common HR horrors and how partnering with a PEO can help businesses avoid these terrors. Ghouls and goblins aren’t the only ones serving up scares this spooky season.

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5 Strategies for Supporting Senior Care Workers

Payactiv

The prevalence of cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, as well as a considerable rise in the geriatric population, is increasing the demand for senior care services. Working in this sector takes a special kind of person. Depending on the health of the individual receiving care, senior care roles can include everything from monitoring and administering medication, transporting elderly patients to medical appointments, preparing special meals, to bathing, and changing diapers.

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What’s the Ideal Length for a Cover Letter? —Plus Tips to Get Yours There

The Muse

The ideal length of a cover letter according to research and experts—plus tips for writing an effective cover letter at that length.

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open thread – October 28-29, 2022

Ask a Manager

This post, open thread – October 28-29, 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 he

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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A Practical Guide to Continuous Feedback at Work

Betterworks

We know employees crave continuous feedback but often don’t receive it. In fact, the Betterworks 2022 State of Performance Enablement report found that one-third of surveyed employees have two or fewer check-ins annually with a direct manager for coaching, feedback, and goal progression. Another 10% said they rarely or never receive this kind of feedback.

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Why have we still not normalised periods in the workplace?

HR Zone

Employees The role of men in normalising menstruation.

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Many California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Provisions Take Effect January 1. Are You Ready?

HRWatchdog

Originally passed in 2018 and effective in 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a comprehensive privacy law aimed at enhancing California residents’ privacy rights and consumer protection. And to ensure those privacy rights and protections, the act requires covered businesses to follow strict privacy requirements regarding personal information they collect about consumers, such as requiring these businesses to notify consumers about the kinds of personal information it collects ab

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weekend open thread – October 29-30, 2022

Ask a Manager

This post, weekend open thread – October 29-30, 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: Everything I Know About Love , by Dolly Alderton.

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We’re at the Start of a Human Revolution

Thrive Global

Welcome to the Human Revolution. We’re in a period of profound transformation. Everything about the way we work, and the place of work in our lives, is being questioned, challenged and redefined. As old norms and assumptions fall away, the Human Revolution has the potential to be just as consequential as the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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Cost of Surety Bonds

Embroker

In 2019, the North American surety market was valued at US$ 8,573.43 million and projected to reach US$ 25.18 billion by 2027, according to The Insight Partners. New businesses open every day despite the latest recession and inflation, and the insurance and surety industries will continue to play a vital role in protecting companies’ interests and financial stability.

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Effective Ways to Creating an Employee Engagement Action Plan that Works

HR Cloud

Would you believe—a successful employee engagement action plan results in converting your employees into brand advocates? Employee engagement in today's dynamic world has evolved as a key factor of corporate growth. High levels of employee engagement assure their growth, promote their job satisfaction, and boost corporate success and stakeholders’ profitability.

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Why have we not still not normalised periods in the workplace?

HR Zone

Employees The role of men in normalising menstruation.

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How Can Oracle HCM Recruiters Opt For Blind Resume Screening?

RChilli

In any recruitment approach, unconscious bias can quickly sabotage the hiring quality. This is until you automate the conventional resume screening practices and let RChilli resume parser in Oracle HCM encourage blind screening and accurately parse candidate data.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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The types of staff absence and how to manage them

myhrtoolkit

Managing employee absence can be a difficult field to tackle and this article, by Toby Pochron of Freeths LLP, is here to help break down each type of common absences.

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How To Identify And Manage Quiet Quitting

Forbes Coaches Council

A culture of open and honest communication can prevent emotional resignation on the job.

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How to Reduce Employee Turnover: 3 Steps for Keeping Your Top Talent

Terryberry

With unemployment near historic lows, employees have the gift of choice these days. They’re able to leave unfulfilling jobs with the confidence that they’ll find a better one. And while this is great news for employees, employers everywhere are wondering how to reduce employee turnover. In fact, 4.4 million employees quit their jobs in February of this year alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Love Is The Key To Transformational Leadership

Forbes Coaches Council

Selfless leadership isn’t possible without love, and neither is sustainable leadership.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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Cultivate The Art Of Curiosity For More Joy In Your Life

Thrive Global

The world is changing fast. It simply isn’t possible to know all the things anymore. There is too much. One response to all this change might be to shut down from the overwhelm and cling to the ways of the past. And indeed, you can always take the path of the known and familiar. But what you’ll find is repetition, redundancy and, potentially, boredom.

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Four Tips To Help Entrepreneurs Sell First And Build Later

Forbes Coaches Council

It’s smart to do the hard work of planning up front and save the building for later. But how does that work?

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What Is a Payroll Calendar — And How Do You Make One?

Zenefits

Payroll calendars are an essential business tool. Your employees expect to be paid for work performed. But do they know: When their timecards are due? Exactly when they are getting paid? What timeframe their paycheck covers? Payroll calendars can enlighten them on these questions. What is a payroll calendar? A payroll calendar is a yearly document outlining important payroll dates.

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Cranefly: Threat Actor Uses Previously Unseen Techniques and Tools in Stealthy Campaign

Symantec

Group uses novel method of reading commands from legitimate IIS logs.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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Free Small Business and HR Compliance Calendar: November 2022

Zenefits

November is just around the corner! Open enrollment, Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday, and holiday sales prep are just some of the events to have on your radar this month. Download our November Small Business and HR Compliance Calendar which includes plenty of holidays, compliance reminders, social media events, and other dates to know. November 1.

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How to Use Performance Improvement Plan Template

HR Digest

The purpose of The HR Digest’s Performance Improvement Plan Sample is to help you bridge serious gaps in an employee’s work performance and address other areas of concern. You can may the PIP template below to create personalized and actionable steps to help employees make progress at work. Use this article to learn – what is a performance improvement plan – how does it work – what is it important – and, what to include in a performance improvement plan template.

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Leading Through Layoffs: How to Support Remaining Employees with a Listening EAR (Empathy, Action, Reprioritization)

Newmeasures

Many of my clients have made, or are facing, the tough decision to downsize. My clients’ experience reflects the current state of the labor market. Forbes reports that layoffs are up 46% from August and 68% compared to the same time last year. Layoffs are often a recourse to downturns in profitability and critical business threats but could be perceived by employees as a breach of their trust.

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9 Tips For Becoming A Software Developer

New to HR

If you’ve always dreamed of following your passion, becoming a software developer is the way. It’s never been a better time to be a developer, The post 9 Tips For Becoming A Software Developer appeared first on New To HR.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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Second Chance Hiring: Minimal Risk, Many Rewards

Accurate Background

Second-chance hiring refers to a growing trend among employers to hire people with criminal records—offering them a “second chance” in the recognition that people change, learn and grow over time and can excel if someone just offers a hand up. Many employers are doing just that. It’s a source of applicants that is often overlooked but that may represent value to employers in an increasingly tight labor market.

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Managing Downsizing: 4 Insightful Tips for Employee Layoffs

Pollack Peacebuilding

Businesses make the decision to downsize staff for many different reasons such as economic decline, mergers and cost-cutting. When companies need to reduce expenses, there’s a good chance cutting staff is considered and may be implemented. One of the least pleasant parts of a career in management is being responsible for laying off staff. While it’s not easy to have difficult conversations or let an employee go when performance has been poor, it can be even harder to let hardworking, productive

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OSHA: Updated Injury Tracking Application

HR Workplace Services

Click here to view the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s guidance on tracking and reporting workplace injuries and illnesses … . The post OSHA: Updated Injury Tracking Application appeared first on HRWS.

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