Fri.Feb 03, 2023

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Why Do My Employees Feel Picked On?

Evil HR Lady

I try to handle employee problems face-to-face and one-on-one. That’s what I was always taught — praise in public, punish in private. But the problem with this is that each of my employees feels singled out for their bad behavior. In their eyes, their coworkers never “get in trouble.” No one is getting in real trouble — no suspensions or terminations.

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Are You Ready for Paid Leave Oregon?

Alight | ReedGroup

We’re a short seven months from September 3, 2023, when employees can start submitting claims for Paid Leave Oregon benefits. Between now and then, there are plenty of actions employers should take to prepare. If you need a bit of a refresher on the program, check out our previous blog post here. Withholding Contributions As of January 1, 2023, employers should have begun withholding employee contributions for Paid Leave Oregon.


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How To Calculate Total Compensation


Total compensation reflects all that employees earn. While it certainly includes salary and wages, it also encompasses much more. Sometimes an employee’s salary only accounts for a portion of everything they make. Both employers and employees should be aware of total compensation packages so they can fairly evaluate employee pay. Employers must budget for all that’s included within an employee compensation package , and they must also compose competitive offers.

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Is it Size…or What HR Does with It?

Robin Schooling

In the US, small businesses (less than 500 employees) comprise 99.9% of businesses and account for slightly over 47% of private sector employment. Most of those small businesses, particularly once they hit the 25-40 employee count, have an in-house HR function; usually hovering somewhere around 1.4 full time HR staff per 100 employees (per research via Bloomberg BNA’s HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis report).

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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The Importance of Unlearning to Succeed at Work

HR Digest

Unlearning at work is a vital component of growth , and regardless of how we view it, it can’t be avoided. The workplace continues to change and evolve, therefore old methods of doing things are no longer solid and have become outdated. The workplace is constantly changing, and you need to be able to adapt if you want to stay competitive. But how do you keep up with the pace of change?

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AI-powered learning management System in 2023


Artificial intelligence (AI) has altered how we live, work, and learn throughout the world. AI-powered learning management systems (LMS) are increasingly commonplace in the educational sector as demand for tailored and efficient learning experiences rises. A learning management system (LMS) powered by AI can offer students personalised learning routes and personalised feedback, improving engagement and results.

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Everything you need to know about employee financial well-being

Zoho People

Today, more and more organizations are taking conscious steps to improve the well-being of their workforce. They've come to understand that this is crucial to helping employees be productive , engaged , happy , and satisfied. While most organizations focus on physical and mental well-being, one aspect that they tend to miss is financial well-being. But, what is financial well-being, and why does it matter to employers?

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10 Signs An Employee Is Ready For A Promotion

Forbes Coaches Council

One of the most important (and rewarding) aspects of being a leader is supporting employees in reaching their professional goals. But how do you know if they are ready for a promotion? And if they are ready, what new role should they take on?

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Top Company Perks that Won’t Break your Budget

Abel HR

According to Business News Daily, the average cost to hire someone is around $4,000. Indeed, retaining top talent is a high priority, but with high inflation, offering more salary and benefits isn’t always possible. The right perks might make or break your company, and here are a few low-cost ones you can implement immediately. #1. Telecommuting During the pandemic, more people than ever began working from home.

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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We asked ChatGPT about workplace wellness

Sonic Boom

We asked ChatGPT about workplace wellness ChatGPT, created by OpenAI, is the latest technology to go viral and rack up users quicker than TikTok and Spotify. It’s a glimpse into the “mind” of artificial intelligence (AI), allowing everyday people to test out its capabilities. While AI of any kind will never replace the brilliance of human interaction (see the last question in this interview), it is an important player in today’s world of marketing, healthcare, and, yes, workplace wel

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open thread – February 3-4, 2023

Ask a Manager

This post, open thread – February 3-4, 2023 , was written by Alison Green and published 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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The Post-Connected Enterprise


We may think we're in the era of the Connected Enterprise – when the reality is, today, work is more disconnected than ever.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

This post, it’s your Friday good news , was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s your Friday good news: I had just started my job hunt when I saw a posting for Dream Job at Dream Company — a position that never existed in my area until it recently got relocated here. I purchased your How to Get a Job: Secrets of A Hiring Manager ebook and got to work.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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Building A World-Changing Company Starts With One Key Ingredient: Trust

Forbes Coaches Council

At the core of that cultural resistance is trust. Without it, day-to-day operations suffer and longer-term strategic milestones are missed.

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weekend open thread – February 4-5, 2023

Ask a Manager

This post, weekend open thread – February 4-5, 2023 , was written by Alison Green and published 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: Lolly Willowes , by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

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10 Exciting Legal Jobs That Don't Require a Law Degree

The Muse

You don’t need to be a lawyer to work in law. Here are 10 great jobs and careers you can get without going to law school—plus pay info and job duties.

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3 Ways To Build Your Professional Network And Make Meaningful Connections

HR Tech Girl

Think back to the beginning of your working life. How did you find your first job? Was it through a friend or family member? Maybe you worked someplace you visited often or interned at a friend’s parent’s company. Whether you realised as a fresh-faced teenager or not, such opportunities were you relying on your professional network. If you’ve ever found a job through a friend, colleague, ex-colleague, peer, teacher or family member, you’ve utilized your professional network.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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This TikTok Employee Went After a New Role at the Company—and Got It

The Muse

Erica Carswell changed roles within TikTok less than a year after being hired—and she felt supported every step of the way.

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Five key HR technologies that should be on your shopping list

LACE Partners

With so many HR technologies in the marketplace for People functions it’s easy to become overwhelmed about how much technology you should have in your business and what technology will add value. We were recently asked to comment on some of the top HR technologies that every business should make sure it has, so wanted to deepdive that for our audiences.

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A Guide to Conducting a Training Needs Analysis + Free Template

Analytics in HR

Training needs analysis is a key tool in the arsenal of any L&D professional, trainer, or training consultant. It’s effective in determining learning and development areas you need to focus on to address performance gaps that get in the way of achieving organizational goals. In this article, we will explain what a training needs analysis is, provide a guide for conducting this analysis, and helpful examples.

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Safety In the Workplace: Active Shooter Training


One of the most fear-invoking things to hear on the news is that there is an active shooter in a school or business. Unfortunately, those stories have become more prevalent in recent years. Since active shooters have become a more significant concern, it’s essential that companies address the possibility of a threat head-on. To do this, organizations must start by creating appropriate policies and incorporating them into their employee manuals for everyone within the company.

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From Prevention to Survivorship: How HR Can Support Employees Facing Cancer Diagnoses

Explore the latest insights from the American Cancer Society's “Cancer Statistics 2024” report, which unveils multiple alarming trends in cancer data. Cancer is on the rise among young adults, and diagnoses for 6 of the 10 most common cancers are escalating. With over 2 million new cancer cases projected in the U.S. this year, employers face increased challenges when it comes to supporting employees.

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Modern Recruiting: DEI, Perks, HR Technology, and Untapped Talent Pools

Netchex HR Blog

Any HR department can confirm that it’s a hard time to find new talent. The ‘Great Resignation’ showed that a lot of workers re-evaluated their priorities during the pandemic. Many experienced workers decided to pursue a different work-life balance, either changing industries or scaling back the hours they were willing to work. Combined with a looming recession, companies need to minimize expenses through better recruiting practices and preventable turnover.

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Federal Hiring Outpaces Departures

SHRM Resources

Despite longtime predictions, a federal retirement tsunami has not hit the government. But competition for talent will likely become more difficult in coming years.

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San Francisco’s New Military Leave Pay


San Francisco employers with 100 or more employees should prepare to comply with yet another local ordinance that goes into effect on February 19, 2023 ! On January 20, 2023, San Francisco’s mayor approved a new ordinance called the Military Leave Pay Protection Act , which requires that covered private employers pay employees, who are military reservists and are called for military duty, the difference between their military salary and their civil salary as employees, for up to 30 days in a cal

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Companies need greater sustainability alignment — here’s how HR can help

HR Zone

Strategy How HR can help your sustainability alignment

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Automate Your Onboarding Process In 7 Steps

Efficient employee onboarding is more than a warm welcome—it's a catalyst for business growth. Automated onboarding transforms new hires into productive team members faster, fostering long-term satisfaction and talent retention. For HR, automation means replacing inefficient manual processes with streamlined, cost-effective operations. Our eBook reveals how automating employee onboarding delivers these benefits, reducing HR challenges and elevating new employee readiness.