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Is protecting workers’ rights realistic given the challenges faced by employers?


Are workers’ rights out of step with today’s operating environment? For temporary staff, particularly in disciplines where high-level skills are in short supply, there is something of a trade-off. Generally, in return for a high rate of pay, high skills contractors and freelancers get few rights, with no job security, no say or influence, and no office politics.

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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. “Back in March of 2020 I lost my job due to the pandemic and it was rough. It took me over a year to feel comfortable to even apply for positions because of anxiety and fear that my parents would get sick due to them being in a high risk age group.

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Most Important Developments for 6/24


The M.I.D. , as we call it, is curated by our editorial team from more than 50 news sources. Like a lot of good ideas, this started as something I wanted for myself. If I can’t read everything, I at least want to stay abreast of the most important developments. This week in HR, employers absorbed the news that Roe V. Wade has been overturned; we saw an example of how to do layoffs right (JPMorgan) and how to do them wrong (Tesla); a bear market tested the values of tech companies, and HR contin

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Absence Management: Why You Should Be Doing It


Punctuality is a critical soft skill. Regardless of where an employee works or the nature of their job, it’s vital that they show up for work as scheduled. Otherwise, the impact can be severe for the employer. The good news is that you can mitigate this risk via absence management. What is absence management? According to Gartner , “Absence management is an employer’s approach — via policies, procedures or programs — to: Reduce employee absenteeism, Avoid workforce disruption,

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Prevent Toxic Work Culture and Protect Your Peoples’ Physical and Mental Health

The U.S. Surgeon General's warning about the role of the workplace on mental and physical health states that employers have an opportunity to turn workplaces into “engines of mental health and wellbeing”. Discover what it takes to foster workplace wellbeing and how to prevent a “toxic work culture”.

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June 24, 2022


Tidbits: Juneteenth and Equality. This rings true for us because we are a feedback company. We know that the hearer is just as important as the speaker. “No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.” ??Frederick Douglass. Acts of injustice weaken the victims, but they eventually destroy the perpetrators. .

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Creativity, Innovation, and Inclusion


Jump to section. Is neurodiversity the new normal? Advantages of neurodiversity in the workplace. Accommodations for neurodiverse employees. How do you manage a neurodivergent employee? How to build a neurodiverse workforce.

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I Think My Boss Wants Me to Quit. What Do I Do?

Evil HR Lady

I have been with my company for 25 years. I LOVED my job until about 18 months ago as the Division I worked for was sold. My job duties started to decrease, and I could no longer fill my day. I told my boss this in my review because I thrive in a fast-paced environment. Time went on, and a few tasks were added but still not enough. I asked if I could go to 32 hours per week as we are still considered full-time with benefits. .

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Can Automatic Time-tracking Software Be Tricked?


The workplace ecosystem has undergone a dramatic change as technology has steadily spread into offices in the past years. But the pace of change has been blinding of late. One of its outcomes of increased technology usage has been companies’ ability.

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Gathering Employee Feedback with Nurture’s Quick Surveys 

Semos Cloud

Category. All, Best Practices. Gathering Employee Feedback with Nurture’s Quick Surveys . Being able to exchange feedback is a prerequisite for healthy internal communications. Nurture’s Quick Survey feature enables managers and organization leaders to efficiently solicit feedback from employees upon completing a project. June 24, 2022. By Ivo Jurcic.

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The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey

The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey, conducted by Sapient Insights Group, is now open for participation through July 1, 2023. Your voice is the future of HR technology! This survey is valuable for anyone supporting their organization's HR systems and practices, interested in sharing their vendor experiences, and giving back to the HR community. All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results.

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What's new in Zoho People? May 2022

Zoho People

At Zoho People, our goal is to continually evolve our product by adding useful features that help HR community members automate repetitive tasks, minimize paperwork, and provide an exceptional working experience to their employees. We've introduced a new set of features and enhancements this month too. Here's what's new in Zoho People since May 2022: Enhancement to the timesheet settings.

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The Recent Evolution of Ban the Box/Fair Chance Laws

Sterling Check

Background Checks. Ban the Box and Fair Chance laws, while the specific requirements may vary, require that employers first consider a job candidate’s qualifications without the stigma of considering their criminal record history until after the application process, job interview, or conditional job offer. The policies are designed to address the possibility of discrimination by providing job applicants with a fair chance at employment regardless of their criminal history.

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Say Hello to BerniePortal’s Streamlined Payroll Feature


BerniePortal takes pride in solving problems that HR teams face daily and doing it efficiently. HR teams manage people—from welcoming them to the organization to tracking their benefits, time and attendance, and PTO to ensuring they are paid correctly. In our latest update, BerniePortal is excited to add Payroll to our comprehensive HR tools list. The Payroll feature of BerniePortal recognizes the importance of accurate and punctual paydays and simultaneously streamlines the process to save valu

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45 Employee Onboarding Survey Questions To Ask Your New Hires

Vantage Circle

If you are an HR manager in charge of employee onboarding , here is a small piece of advice for you. Don't make the mistake of overlooking the importance of onboarding surveys and their consequent onboarding survey questions. Even if HR managers do end up using onboarding surveys, the effectiveness of those surveys depends on the onboarding survey questions.

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Ace Your I-9 Compliance: How HR Can Navigate the End of I-9 Virtual Review

Speaker: David Secunda, Co-Founder and CEO of WorkBright

Did your company inspect I-9 documents virtually? Hot off the press from ICE, you have until August 30th, 2023 to document a physical inspection of those documents! If you’re not sure what exactly this means for your organization or are struggling to physically review I-9 documents with remote employees, join WorkBright for a 60 minute deep-dive and Q&A on the end of I-9 virtual review.

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How To Ask Your Manager To Support Your Professional Development

Forbes Coaches Council

Unless it is part of your contract, your company does not owe you financial or time support for your professional development. That said, there is a good chance they want to support you.

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weekend open thread – June 25-26, 2022

Ask a Manager

This post, weekend open thread – June 25-26, 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: The Latecomer , by Jean Hanff Korelitz.

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Helpful Feedback Or Harmful Critique? 14 Elements Of Constructive Criticism

Forbes Coaches Council

Sometimes, when professionals hear feedback on their behavior, actions or performance, it can be difficult to gauge the quality of the assessment and decide what to do with it.

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CRM Customization Features and the Measurable Benefits in Your Business


Today, several customer relationship management solutions offer you sufficient power to manage all use-case scenarios. And customization broadens the path to drive more value out of your CRM software by tailoring the solution to your specific business requirements. So, to make you understand how the system can help you obtain your objectives, here we present a few of the most commonly available CRM customization features along with the advantages you can obtain by using them. 1.

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Employer Guide: End of I-9 Virtual Review

Attention employers! If you virtually inspected I-9 work authorization documents during the COVID pandemic, you are required to physically inspect those documents before August 30th, 2023! WorkBright has consolidated all the information you need to properly manage this unprecedented scenario in an end of I-9 Virtual Review guide. They've got you covered on: Understanding whether this applies to your organization Deadlines for virtual review and physical inspections Overview of the reconciliation

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How Intake Meetings Can Help Your Recruiting Efforts


With remote work being as prevalent as it is, the recruiting process has been forced to go through some changes. Communication and cohesion within HR departments can falter much more easily when out of the office, but these are essential elements of any successful recruiting process. If too many communication shortcuts are taken during the recruitment process, things can go seriously wrong.

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Most interesting HR stories of the week

TLNT: The Business of HR

Amazon could ‘run out of people to hire’ by 2024. Churn of warehousing staff at retail giant, Amazon, is apparently so high (the company gets through its entire workforce, and then some, annually), that it could soon run out of people to hire within just a few years. This is according to a leaked internal memo , where an official warns “Amazon will deplete available labour in the US by 2024”.

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Hijacked On The Way To High Performance—And A Better Approach

Forbes Coaches Council

Human beings have a primal need to belong, and the presence or absence of belonging can have a real impact on our performance.

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Celebrating Pride Month – 16 nonprofits raising their voice for the LGBTQ+ community

Thrive Global

Every year in June, Pride Month celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people’s self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increasing visibility. The name “Pride” was given to the month-long festival to foster those feelings as the community comes together to celebrate and support LGBTQ+ rights campaigns. Pride began as a protest and evolved into a celebration.

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The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing HR Operations: How to Select Your New HR Software

Speaker: Patrick Sayers, President of Newcastle Research

Are you tired of struggling with outdated HR software? Are you interested in unlocking your organization’s productivity potential? It’s no secret that with tech-dependent remote work on the rise, it's more important than ever to successfully implement an HR platform that can provide actionable insights to help you hit all your key workforce KPIs. But with so much variation, how can you find the most optimal HR software platform for your team?

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Faculty Salaries Fell By Nearly 5% As Inflation Eats Into Living Costs

HR Digest

According to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), faculty salaries fell by nearly 5% in 2021-22 when wages were adjusted for inflation. The annual report was released by the association on June 22 which revealed the economic state of the noblest profession. The AAUP report highlighted the fact that faculty salaries fell by nearly 5% in 2021-22, as inflation soars to record highs.

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What are the biggest challenges in hiring payroll talent?

LACE Partners

In this week’s blog we were joined by Sam Field from Oakleaf Partnership and our very own Adam Morris to talk about talent in the payroll space. It’s a deep dive of the key takeaways from a recent podcast, where we discussed the skills required to succeed in the payroll space – and what challenges to hiring in the industry. . What are the biggest challenges in hiring payroll talent?

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open thread – June 24-25, 2022

Ask a Manager

This post, open thread – June 24-25, 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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5 Ways to Recognize Employees


Jump to section. What are impactful ways to recognize your colleagues? When can you provide recognition? How do you provide meaningful recognition? How can you make it easier to share recognition?

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Report: Insights on Global Fertility at Work

Fertility is not only a global healthcare concern, but also an important workplace issue. To better understand how fertility impacts the workplace, Carrot Fertility surveyed 5,000 people across the U.S., UK, Canada, India, and Mexico. Carrot asked questions to get a sense of how people around the world feel about fertility topics at work and how they want to be supported in their fertility and family-forming journeys.