Fri.Sep 13, 2019

Time to Ditch the Probationary Period

Affinity HR Group

I recently received a call from a client asking what his rights were to fire an employee who was still in her probationary period. It was a good question which I answered with my own question: Why do you have a probationary period in the first place?

How To Improve Employee Financial Wellness


Blog › What Employers Can Do How To Improve Employee Financial Wellness By Insights Team on September 13, 2019 According to a Federal Reserve report, the majority of workers without savings lack access to basic financial products and services.

HSA vs 401k: The Benefits to Employers and Employees


Did you know that there is a rising trend within workforce benefits that includes supplementing traditional employee retirement options such as 401k, 403(b) SEP and more with a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

3 HR Trends On The Horizon That Will Transform The Industry


As an HR professional, you’re undoubtedly aware that your ability to consistently hit your target performance goals and be successful is tied to a number of key variables—and chief among them is your ability to stay on top of the. Recruitment Industry Trends AI recruiting hr trends

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Most Important Developments in HR for 9/13


The bots aren’t coming for our jobs anytime soon, but another kind of revolution needs to take place as a result of automation, according to a new report by MIT.

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Putting rewards to work in your M&A deal

Bersin with Deloitte

Posted by Stacey Philpot and Joan Goodwin on September 1 3 , 2019. Many companies are using mergers & acquisitions (M&As) to help drive corporate change and meet business objectives, but total rewards do not typically keep pace with this overarching M&A purpose.

Social Round-Up: 3-2-1.Action!


The moment you have planned for all year is almost here: Open Enrollment. It's time to put your hard work into action. Social Round-Up


15 Strategies To Effectively Combine SEO And Social Media Campaigns

Forbes Leadership Strategy

SEO and social media are both ultimately about marketing your business. Here are some strategies for combining the two so you can can leverage the power of both systems

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Create a Better Safety Culture Throughout the Employee Life Cycle

Select International

Many companies have safety programs in place, but as organizations continue to set higher safety goals, safety professionals can expand on the systems they have in place to develop an even stronger safety culture and continuously safer workplace. The key to a good safety culture is the people.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

The 4 Levels Of Self-Development

Forbes Leadership Strategy

If you want to aim high, you have to go deep. Self-awareness is key to personal development and this article helps you to understand the different levels of self-development


EEOC is Not Seeking Renewal of EEO-1 Component 2

Berkshire Associates

In an interesting twist in the ongoing saga about the collection of employee pay data by the federal government, the EEOC announced in a Federal Register Notice that it will not seek renewal of Component 2 of the EEO-1 Report under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).

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9 Productivity Tips To Help Marketing Pros Work Smarter

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Ideas to help you tackle workflow challenges and keep up with the daily grind

The Benefits Of Cultural Diversity In The Workplace

Forbes Coaches Council

Business today is increasingly global, and that's not likely to change anytime soon

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Are The Abducted By Daesh Yazidi Women And Girls In Iran?

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Little, if any, progress has been made to locate and liberate them. This is especially surprising, both in Syria and Iraq, as Daesh has lost its ‘caliphate’. Nonetheless, the abducted women and girls were nowhere to be found. Many families have lost hope of seeing the women and girls alive


What Can Football Teach Us About HR?

HR Workplace Services

Professional athletes have never been shy about posting their thoughts on social media. Over the last couple of months we’ve seen a top NFL player and even an active coach, bring new light on its impact.

weekend free-for-all – September 14-15, 2019

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. This one is truly no work and no school.). Book recommendation of the week: The Lager Queen of Minnesota , by J. Ryan Stadal.

Safety First: Ensuring the Safety of Your Construction Team


Construction sites can be dangerous places. Whether you are working alongside a busy highway or constructing a residential or commercial building, there are lots of people and all sorts of heavy equipment around. In most places, job-related accidents and injuries are nuisances.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Why Your Agency Needs a Quarterly All-Hands Meeting

Business2Community Leadership

See why you need a regular All-Hands meeting at your agency! Holding an agency All-Hands meeting in the near future… or wondering if you should start having them? All-Hands meetings can be a great way to build agency unity and get everyone on the same page.

Three Ways To Handle Criticism Without Losing Your Cool

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Being criticized is no fun. But the best leaders are steady in the face of criticism


Take the Survey: Berkshire Partners With on State of Pay Equity Research

Berkshire Associates

Berkshire has partnered with to conduct. The State of Pay Equity Survey. We are inviting our clients and other HR professionals to participate and take the. survey. All participants receive a free copy of the industry report before it is released to the public.

10 Tips All Solopreneurs Should Follow When Tackling Human Resources

Forbes Leadership Strategy

HR manager is just one of the many hats a solopreneur has to wear when managing their company. Follow these tips from Forbes Human Resources Council experts and make sure you're doing what it takes to be successful

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Mindfulness: Improving The Culture Of Service In The Hospitality Industry

Forbes Coaches Council

Rather than adopting a rigorous program, it’s often best to start small and demonstrate results

Inspire Your Female Leaders To Ascend To The Top

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Women must gain a better understanding of what drives value, and we only need to look at our corporations and organizations for the answers

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How to Be Found by Recruiters on LinkedIn


LinkedIn has been changing the recruiting industry. Whether you are passively or actively looking for a job, this is a great social platform for recruiters to find you. Well, that is if they can find you. . To ensure that you are using LinkedIn to the fullest, be sure to follow these tips: .

U.S. Businesses Embrace Inclusive Capitalism - But Do They Know What This Means?

Forbes Leadership Strategy

This summer, some of the world’s biggest companies quietly abandoned one of the key tenets of US capitalism for the last half century or so – the primacy of shareholders, or the idea that companies primarily exist to serve the needs of shareholders

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.