Thu.Sep 14, 2017

Schedule Predictability Legislation Passes in Oregon: What It Could Mean for Your Business

nettime solutions

In August 2017, the Oregon governor signed schedule predictability legislation into law for workers in some retail, food service, and hospitality jobs. Senate Bill 828 was designed to prevent mandatory, last-minute schedule changes for on-call, low-wage workers.

Why Paid Parental Leave is Good for Business

Ceridian

With employee needs evolving in the changing world of work, employers are re-examining the definition of work-life balance – and with it, their policies. Parental leave policies have been an especially hot topic of discussion lately.

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Who Is Generation Z? 4 Big Ways They Will Be Different

HR Daily Advisor

Ready or not, the next generation of workers, Generation Z, is set to enter the workforce. Whether or not these workers will cause as much disruption as the Millennial generation remains to be seen.

What Does Your Network Look Like?

Talent Anarchy

Image courtesy SMR Foundation. Recently, Jason texted me the title of a conference session he was sitting in—Social Capital: Using ONA to Unleash Potential Across an Organization. He added, “this is a good sign.”

Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

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Shawn Achor’s Advice on Happiness & Shifting Your Perspective

Zenefits

Shawn Achor connects happiness with success as a highly celebrated speaker, respected researcher, and New York Times bestselling author. He inspires people to changes their perspectives – and their lives.

Built to Last: Top 5 reasons your HR initiatives fail

HRWest

Contributed by Amii Barnard-Bahn, JD, CHIC – presenter for the NCHRA Small Company Conference. We have all heard the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Attributed to business guru Peter Drucker and made famous by Mark Fields, CEO and President of Ford Motor Company.) But what does that mean for us as human resources professionals? It […]. The post Built to Last: Top 5 reasons your HR initiatives fail appeared first on HR West℠ 2018.

Getting Rid of Annual Reviews Isn’t the Answer

Reflektive

Your employees want feedback. You want to improve their performance and help them in their careers. And yet, both giving and receiving feedback appear to be universally loathed. It’s no longer news that annual reviews are unpopular. The headline of a 2013 Washington Post article summed up the then-new research: “Study finds that basically every single person hates performance reviews.”.

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did my employee quit or is she in a ditch somewhere?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My mom just called to ask for advice. She hired a new office manager, “Jane,” a few months ago. Yesterday Jane left for lunch and never came back. She had some performance issues, so my mom thinks she may have quit, but she’s also worried Jane might be in a ditch somewhere. Jane hasn’t answered the phone or text messages. I gave her advice about filing a missing person report, mailing the last paycheck, etc. (I’m

Managing Your Hiring Managers for Successful Recruiting

Are your hiring managers checked out in the recruiting process? Wish you could get them more involved and improve communication? Register for Newton’s upcoming webinar and learn a step by step action plan to keep them actively engaged in recruiting.

Minnesota Court Recognizes Workers’ Comp Retaliation Suit Filed by Undocumented Worker

HR Daily Advisor

On June 28, 2017, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that an undocumented worker asserted a valid retaliation claim after he was placed on unpaid leave for seeking workers’ compensation benefits. gk-6mt / iStock / Getty Images Plus. Background.

Showcasing Truly Diverse & Inclusive Organizations

Jeff Waldman

I recently published 3 blog posts about my take on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

2 Signs 1 on 1 Meetings are Taken Seriously

WideAngle

Every leader in an organization wants some form of consistency and accountability. We’ve been working with some major companies recently and rolling out WideAngle to hundreds of frontline and middle managers. It’s been incredibly rewarding and exciting.

Deadline Near: Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9

HRWatchdog

By September 18, employers must only use the new Form I-9 with the revision date of 07/7/17 N. This past July, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9.

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

Should Employees Receive an Auto Allowance – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

At first glance, this might seem like a unique situation. But employees sometimes get asked to use their personal vehicles to run errands or drop stuff off at another location all the time. Today’s reader note is about how employees should be paid for mileage.

What Research Says About Getting the Most from Your Leadership Pipeline

DDI

Research from DDI’s Leadership Databank shows which practices are proven to optimize your leadership pipeline

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How Automotive Job Roles are Evolving Across Dealerships

Hireology

When you think of a dealership, several traditional automotive job roles – including sales managers and service technicians – likely come to mind. But as reported in Automotive News , some dealerships are adding new roles to keep up with the ever-evolving retail automotive market.

Employee Engagement in Financial Services: 3 Engagement Program Must-Haves

EngagementMultiplier

Employee engagement was something that Ian White was familiar with in his role of MD at Beckett Investment Management Group because the firm provides employee benefit consulting to organizations across the UK.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

3 fears that stop companies from adopting a Responsive org structure

CultureAmp

Every workplace has a culture. You can be intentional about culture and how it’s nurtured and shaped, or leave culture to evolve naturally. It’s one of those situations where doing nothing is a decision - one with significant consequences. At Culture Amp, we made the decision to be intentional about our culture. We've invested in an organizational structure that allows us to be a more responsive company.

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Measuring a Healthy Return on Your Benefits Communication

HR Daily Advisor

Employees may be one of the largest expenses for a company, but talent is also a company’s greatest asset. And in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, more and more companies are looking to benefits packages to maintain their competitive advantage to attract and retain top employees.

Stand-Up Desks, Alternative Chairs, and Modern Ergonomics: Options for a Healthy Workplace

Paychex

Employee discomfort, illness, and even injury associated with poor ergonomics can cost your business money and productivity. Evaluate some options you can put in place to create a healthy workplace for your team

Case for Consistency: Treatment of Manager Prevents Dismissal of Age Bias Claim

HR Daily Advisor

A New Jersey federal court recently declined to dismiss an age discrimination lawsuit because an employer’s failure to discipline employees in a consistent manner could be construed as evidence of discrimination. hafakot / iStock / Getty Images Plus. Facts.

Breaking Down 2017 Labor Law Complexities

Workplace employment issues continue to make news as state and local governments propose labor law legislation at a frenzied pace. This free e-guide analyzes years of labor law posting data to provide you with a look at the complexity of labor law compliance for businesses of all sizes.

3 Tips to Overcome Fear of Change in the Workplace

Quantum Workplace

You’ve likely heard this saying many times before: “The only constant in life is change.” Yet if change is the one thing in life that’s inevitable, then why are we employees so horrible at dealing with it? One word: fear. Our fear of change in the workplace can inhibit our ability to embrace the new and better and focus our attention on something much more disengaging – the unknown.

4 Situations Where Firing an Employee Is the Right Call

POPin

One of the hardest tasks that a manager is responsible for is letting people go. No one wants to be the bearer of bad news, but firing employees who no longer serve the company is important for future growth and success. Being the one responsible for delivering this bad news puts you in a difficult situation, but it helps to recognize that you’re doing what’s best for the company in the long run.

Why evidence-based HR is critical to success and how to get started

All about Human Capital

I am huge fan of HR Data & Analytics and I have had the privilege of working with it for many years now. However, it is important to remember one thing; HR Analytics is only a mean to and end; one tool and one mean to better HR.

Five Lessons for the Modern Corporate Well-Being Program

TalentCulture

For many companies—depending on the industry—summer brings a welcome opportunity to loosen up our workdays and take some time off to enjoy fun activities along with an extra dose of sunshine and come back to work refreshed.

Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

employer wants my SAT scores, raffling off extra vacation days, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. Employer asked me for my SAT scores when I applied for a director-level role. This week I applied for a director-level role and the application asked me for my SAT scores. It has been about 15 years since I took them and I know the scoring has changed since then, but I gave a good estimate of what I remembered my scores being.

The Only Employee Communication Assessment You'll Ever Need

EmployeeChannel

As the budgeting cycle begins for most companies, it’s time to consider next year’s strategy and budget for employee engagement and communication. internal communications employee communication

EEOC Heads Back to the Drawing Board

benefitexpress

We've written before about the EEOC's limits on wellness programs. For a wellness plan to be considered truly "voluntary", the incentives for participating (and therefore the penalties for not participating) can't be so high that they would compel an unwilling participant to join. To be compliant with the ADA and GINA , plans that require participants to disclose family medical history or undergo a medical screening can't have an incentive that exceeds 30% of their health insurance premium.

5 Tips for engaging remote workers

Poppulo

Remote workers are notoriously difficult to engage.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.