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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.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

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?

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

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.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

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?”.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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: .

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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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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Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

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.

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.