Fri.Jan 18, 2019

Can an employer require proof of religion for time off requests?


Background scenario: George requested time off but was denied by his manager due to scheduling demands. Shortly afterwards, George explained to his manager that he intended to be part of a religious celebration that day, and that denying him time off would be religious discrimination. His manager had never heard George talk about his religion previously and questioned its legitimacy.

The Benefits of Asking for Performance Feedback More Frequently


The vast majority of employees don’t receive enough feedback from their managers and peers. Only 19% of Millennial workers say they receive routine feedback, and 17% say the feedback that they do receive is meaningful. This is a major issue when you consider that most companies only conduct performance reviews once a year or less— Gallup found that nearly half of employees are reviewed annually while an additional 26% say their performance is reviewed less than once per year.


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Future Friday: Nine Critical Skills for the Future of HR, once more

OmegaHR Solutions

The nine critical steps of the future of HR. In doing some reading about the workforce of the future I was reminded of this post I wrote in 2014. I think it is still very relevant. . In 2011 Thomas Frey wrote an article about Eight Critical Skills for the Future. He applied these to the world in general. It was an interesting article and naturally, I started thinking in terms of human resources. I have borrowed and expanded this list and specifically applied it to the HR department.

Helping Unemployed/Underemployed People Is Part of Your Job.

The HR Capitalist

If you're like me in the world of HR and recruiting, you get asked for career help as a normal rite of passage. For me, it's tough because there's only so much you can do to help people find opportunities outside of the company you work for. That process can make you jaded in the world of HR. People think you're more connected than you are, and as a result, you're going to get more of these inquiries than the average person.

The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

Candidate Experience Matters


Imagine that you’ve just been a casualty of the latest round of layoffs at your company. It’s been a while since you have conducted a job search, but after several rounds of applications and initial interviews, you receive an offer from two potential employers: Employee Engagement employee retention talent job satisfaction employee recognition communication Employee Experience candidate experience workforce engagement candidates

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Diversity and Inclusion Fatigue: The Hidden Barriers to a Successful D&I Program


Many companies want to make diversity and inclusion a priority within their organization, but few know how to successfully to do so. Those that attempt to implement D&I programs eventually face fatigue in their efforts and often end up neglecting either the diversity or the inclusion aspects of said program.

Podcast: Meet The Consultants – Beth Wilkins, Ph.D.


In this episode, Beth Wilkins shares how her education and career background has shaped her approach to creating transformative changes for organizations. Learn more about Beth’s background. The post Podcast: Meet The Consultants – Beth Wilkins, Ph.D. appeared first on DecisionWise. Podcast

Don’t forget the ‘human’ in Brexit HR implications


Friday, the 24th of June, 2016, wasn’t like the usual Fridays we’d had at work. The tech startup I worked for was successful, but still relatively small at 105 employees. What made it feel much larger was the 38 nationalities who worked alongside me in my daily work life. Fridays were traditionally about a longer lunch, an “all hands” meeting with the CEO and drinks, for those that wanted them, with their peers. This Friday wasn’t the same.

How to Build a Coaching Culture at Scale


Coaching/mentoring has historically been the least used but is the most effective training modality. This is important to keep in mind, as 40 percent of employees with poor training leave their jobs within the first year.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

How to Recruit Tech Professionals on GitHub and Stack Overflow?


GitHub and StackOverflow are incredible sources of tech professionals. Learning how to recruit on GitHub and StackOverflow is a must for every HR professional and recruiter who wants to find and hire great developers ! Read More. Recruiting

Spark an Appetite for Feedback in Your Culture


It is critical for a company’s culture to be supported by the HR cycle — but not defined by it. In a fireside chat at Reflektive’s inaugural Illuminate conference by people leaders, for people leaders, Sean Duffy and Jo Dennis of Omada Health — the leader in digital behavioral medicine — discussed sparking an appetite for feedback in your culture. SEE ALSO: How to Improve Your Managers With Modern Performance Management.

Individual vs. Team Performance in the #FutureofWork


Kelly Monahan —. If you just look at the headlines, you may think the future of work has something to do with technology. Artificial intelligence, automation, and digital disruption dominate the future of work discussions in the news, at industry events, and across corporate boardrooms. But I would like to propose something more human to describe the future of work.

Servant-Leadership: Making Teams Great Through Great Managers


“Companies with Servant Leadership as a cornerstone of their business model perform more than 2x as well as other companies” — Dr. James Sipe and Dr. Don Frick, Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership. Mark Lipscomb from 23AndMe and Erin Faverty from PeopleTech Partners spoke on a panel, “Servant-Leadership: Making Teams Great Through Great Managers,” at Reflektive’s Illuminate conference by people leaders, for people leaders.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Extending a Reasonable Accommodation Requires Interactive Process


Reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability does not necessarily expire at the conclusion of the time period listed on a doctor’s note. A California credit union will pay over $27,000 in lost wages and emotional distress to a former employee after she was terminated for requesting an extension for a modified work schedule due to her disability.

What a Feedback Culture Really Looks Like


Data shows that employees seek coaching as the primary way to advance their careers, but creating a culture in which feedback is effectively given and received is easier said than done. Andrea Robb from Airbnb, Jacklyn Felix from Dollar Shave Club, Lindsey Ducroz from Frog Design, and Manny Hernandez from Livongo spoke on a panel, “What a Feedback Culture Really Looks” at Reflektive’s Illuminate , the conference by people leaders, for people leaders.

How to Properly Handle Termination in HR

Effortless HR

One of Human Resources (HR) main goals is to supply the company with highly qualified employees that will do their job effectively and with integrity. Sometimes, a poor hiring selection is made and someone needs to be let go. The way in which HR handles a termination can be just as important as the hiring process. There are measures to take to ensure a proper termination goes smoothly. Make a Plan.

How to Use Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits for Lyft Shared?

Commuter Benefit Solutions

Do you use your pre-tax commuter benefits to get to work and back? If you do, we are sure you would be happy to know that you can use your pre-tax benefits for Lyft Shared rides. Lyft Shared makes it easy to share a ride with your coworkers or with other commuters headed your way. Read below to learn how to start ridesharing and save time and money! Money Savings Commuter Benefit Solutions Difference Transportation News

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

The 9 Key Responsibilities of an Executive Assistant and What They Actually Mean


The 9 Key Responsibilities of an Executive Assistant and What They Actually Mean. What are the key responsibilities of an Executive Assistant (EA)? Sure, you could say “assisting executives,” but most people would love just a little more detail, especially people considering an EA career. What’s wrong with saying that Executive Assistants assist executives? Just consider the limitless responsibilities that could qualify as assisting an executive.

#WorkTrends: Why Social Media Has Failed Recruiting

TalentCulture - Recruiting

Imagine a world without hashtags, friend requests and cat videos. Pretty difficult, right? That’s how much social media has transformed our lives. However, there’s something social media hasn’t transformed: recruiting. Even though companies have more opportunities to reach qualified candidates than ever before, the results have not come anywhere close to fulfilling the potential of the power of social media.

13 Signs That You Should Walk Away From Your Startup Business

Forbes Coaches Council

When a startup business is faltering, it may be time to decide whether to carry on or walk away. Members of Forbes Coaches Council offer their insights on the signs that show it's time for an entrepreneur to cut their losses and move on from a startup

4 Benefits of Partnering with a Recruitment CRM for Your Hiring Efforts


When you think of a CRM, you likely picture technology specifically for managing interaction with current and prospective customers. But a CRM isn’t only for customer relationships and your team should also tap into a recruitment CRM to make your hiring efforts more efficient. At a time of record-low unemployment and an applicant-driven economy, it’s more important than ever before to build relationships with prospective employees, rather than treating hiring as a transactional process.

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!

Ask the attorney: Intermittent FMLA, compliance and hours reduction

Business Management Daily

Our employment law expert tackles intermittent FMLA, employee request to reduce hours and FMLA threshold compliance in this roundup of Ask the Attorney. The post Ask the attorney: Intermittent FMLA, compliance and hours reduction appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Employment Law FMLA Guidelines



Career lesson 18 is about to be the hardest for some of y’all. Listen. I understand why you may think you know it all, you just graduated with your degree. You passed all your classes and got A’s on all your projects. You studied all the HR legal cases and you memorized the “steps to recruiting” and maybe even competed in a SHRM Case Study competition. You probably don’t know everything about where you just started working though.

NGOs and NPOs: Investing in an ATS will help you deliver your mission


As a nonprofit organization, you are mission-driven; you care more about tirelessly delivering your mission than anything else. But software, at first glance, appears to have little effect on mission work or crucial fundraising efforts. So why spend precious funds on recruiting software? “We We can’t spend a lot on operational costs – such as recruiting – because our money must go directly towards delivering our mission.” I heard this countless times in my years of nonprofit work.

Attract the Best Candidates with Employer Branding


In a candidate-driven market , it’s extremely important to hone in on your employer brand to attract the best talent. Quality candidates seek out employers and organizations that fit their skill set and also their values. Companies with a strong employer brand often attract the best and brightest talent because they clearly communicate who they are, and what they stand for.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.