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Proposed 2015 DOL Overtime Rule Changes: Primary Duty Test

HR Bartender

As you know, on July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its proposed changes to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Top BLS Trends & What They Mean for Your Small Business

ClearCompany HRM

The recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report noted some trends in the world of work. As the economy (still) slowly recovers from the recession, jobs are improving, salaries are rising, but unemployment is still staggering behind.

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Why "Ghosting" in Recruiting Needs to Stop

Cornerstone On Demand

After clicking submit on a job application, more than half of applicants sit and wait like abandoned lovers waiting for the phone to ring. Many companies seem to have adopted the foolish practice of “ghosting" when it comes to dealing with job applicants. What's ghosting you ask?

Picking the right Talent Acquisition System for your organization


Written by: Jonathan Lacroix Choosing the correct Talent Acquisition system can be challenging, especially for small and mid-sized companies. It often is going from a paper process with spreadsheets, to the cloud using a SaaS vendor.

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.

Who Owns Your Social Brand – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Back in 1997, Tom Peters wrote an article for Fast Company magazine titled “ The Brand Called You ”. It’s a good read and was the first time I recall hearing about personal branding. The logic being that companies build their business on brand reputation; individuals need to do the same.

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TED Talk Tuesday: What to Do With Big Data

Cornerstone On Demand

Last month, we announced a partnership with TED to bring curated TED Talks to Cornerstone Learning. Needless to say, we're ecstatic about the opportunity and believe they will serve as a powerful addition to learning programs around the world.

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Mandated Employer Retirement Plans: What They Mean for Small Businesses in California and Beyond


In 2012, California passed a law requiring companies with five or more employees to offer retirement plans. The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust Act is expected to be implemented by. Visit site for full story.

Healthy Business Competition

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “ Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” The book is available on Amazon in hard copy and Kindle , in the iTunes store, and directly from the publisher.”. Admittedly, I’m a very competitive person.

8 Quick Tips for Sourcing With Your Applicant Tracking System

ClearCompany HRM

Sourcing candidates is an art, and like all art forms, it’s as difficult as it is rewarding. How do you know which avenues are working, and which aren't? What’s the line between sticking with good sources and trying new ones?

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Here's Why Intuition Matters In Our Data-Driven Age

Cornerstone On Demand

"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal." " - Albert Einstein. With all due respect to one of the twentieth century's greatest minds, few among us would argue that technological progress has put us behind. (Do

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Build Competence Through Questions

All Things Workplace

Leaders do have to tell people exactly what to do when a person isn't yet competent--and confident--about the task or assignment. The whole "leader" thing isn't just about high-concept and vision). But how do you develop managers who are knowledgeable and committed?

Define Your Balance – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos is telling the story of today’s workforce – one person at a time – in their 1 in 100 million series.

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The Thin Line Between Leadership and Manipulation

Something Different

<> …So this evening I was reading a Sci-Fi/Political Thriller called Here Comes Earth by William Lee Gordon.

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.

Gender Diversity Among the Ranks of Leadership Pays Off

ATD Human Capital

Even though the number of women among the ranks of leadership is lacking, the business case for gender diversity has never been stronger. Let’s take a look at what’s holding women leaders back. Click here to read full version

Show & Tell and Social Learning Theory at Work


If you’re looking for a way to quickly bring new managers and leaders up to speed, psychologists say you might find inspiration in a surprising place. In fact, they suggest that you take a page from the pre-school playbook, and implement a version of Show & Tell in the workplace.

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5 Reasons Why Your Kid Will End Up Being a 40-Year Old Barista.

The HR Capitalist

Not sure why, but got a couple of notes yesterday on this post I did last year over at FOT. For those of you with kids who are home for the summer, you're seeing them on the couch vegging out. You're nervous that they're going to end up underemployed. This is re-post is for you. That title is harsh.

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Balancing Manager and Individual Responsibility for Employee Engagement


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Engagement is an individual choice on a perpetual continuum influenced by leaders and managers, especially. I’ve been asked a couple of times recently, “Do you think ‘ employee engagement ’ has become just another business buzzword?”.

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.

Low-Hanging Fruit for a Greener Workplace


Reducing the environmental impact of your workplace is good for the plant, and good for your employees. Employees appreciate management’s efforts to be community-minded, and they want to feel they are a valuable component in that effort.

I’ve Had Six Great Bosses in Four Years – Here’s What I’ve Learned From Each One (Part 2)

Something Different

<> …So on Tuesday I wrote the first part of a two part post exploring the big learnings I took from great bosses I’ve had throughout my career. Part one covered my first three bosses – today I want to talk about the last three: Manager #4: .

NO SOUP FOR YOU: LinkedIn Removes Immediate Ability To Export Your Contacts.

The HR Capitalist

Ah yes - LinkedIn. You love it, but does it love you? Like a jealous boy/girlfriend, yes - as long as you are loyal, including not doing things that look like you're getting ready to cheat.

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Changes Are Coming to U.S. Midsize Businesses – with Significant Impact for New York’s Finance Firms: Here is What You Need to Know to be Prepared


First of a two-part series on ACA and the finance industry Beginning January 1, 2016 every U.S. firm with 51-100 employees will be migrated to the “small group market” for healthcare benefits, as. Visit site for full story. Finance Human Resources for Finance ACA and the finance Industry Affordable Care Act Obamacare in New York

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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.

China Gorman on the Role of Trust in Changing Cultures and Creating Great Places to Work


by Andrea Gappmayer. Recognize This! Strong, supportive, successful company cultures are built on a strong foundation of trust, pride and camaraderie in relationships at work.

I’ve Had Six Great Bosses in Four Years – Here’s What I’ve Learned From Each One (Part 1)

Something Different

<> …So I’m relatively early in my HR career. Out of my undergraduate program in 2009, I completed my MBA and Master of Human Resource and Industrial Relations over a two year period.


Lead better meetings with these 16 questions

The People Equation

Does leading meetings frustrate you? Maybe you have someone in your meeting who has ideas— lots of them—who can’t seem to shut up. Or perhaps it’s the opposite issue: meeting participants are shutting down good discussion in the interest of “keeping things moving.”.

Your Company Has a Dress Code That Transcends The Actual Policy.

The HR Capitalist

You know it's true, right? It doesn't matter what your company's dress code is. People naturally filter in a type of caste system when it comes to how they dress. You can identify the type of employee by what they wear.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.