Text and App Recruiting Are the Now, and the Future Too

HR Hero Line - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:07

We recently had a chance to sit down with Erik Kostelnik, Founder and CEO of TextRecruit, and Susan Vitale, Chief Marketing Officer of iCIMS, to discuss text and app-based recruiting and communication. Our conversation comes in light of iCIMS’s recent acquisition of TextRecruit. Source: z_wei / iStock / Getty HR Daily Advisor: In your...

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Be ‘Agile’ or Fail: The Top Challenge for HR Teams in 2018

HR Hero Line - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:00

We all have that colleague who overuses buzz words such as: synergy, deep dive, and low-hanging fruit. Yet, every now and again, a buzz word arises that actually impacts your business. BeachcottagePhotography / E+ / Getty Images In 2018, that word is going to be “Agile” and Human Resource (HR) teams will be responsible for making it a reality...

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New Study Reveals 6 Leadership Megatrends Changing the Workplace

HR Hero Line - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:58

With all the buzz around sexual harassment, many would assume that it would be the number one thing bothering the C-suite. However, a new study shows that’s not the case.   The biggest worry on executives’ minds, around the world, isn’t recession, global competition, or labor relations. It’s not even cyber-security. New data...

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Repeated Breaches Result in $3.5M HIPAA Settlement

HR Hero Line - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:23

A major renal care provider agreed to $3.5 million to resolve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security allegations arising from a series of data breaches at five different facilities over a 5-month span in 2012. eyjafjallajokull / iStock / Getty Images Plus In January 2013 Fresenius Medical Care North America...

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What Is Positive Discipline?

HR Hero Line - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:00

Facing the prospect of disciplining an employee, many managers would rather … not. Having difficult conversations like this is one of the more frustrating and cumbersome (and, let’s face it, sometimes awkward) tasks a manager faces. And for HR managers, who may be tasked with employee discipline (directly or by assisting) or with training...

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Got Burnt-Out Employees? Here Are 5 Ways to Win Back the Overworked Workforce

HR Hero Line - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:00

According to a survey administered by Kronos and Future Workplace, 46% of Human Resource (HR) professional respondents (at organizations with 100 to over 2,500 employees) blame burnout for up to half of their staff quitting each year. The top three reasons for this burnout include compensation, unreasonable workload and too much overtime or...

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Leap of Faith: Trusting Your Employees Enough to Go Virtual

HR Hero Line - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:00

There’s a sea change taking place in the workforce that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Sure, you’ve heard of the “gig economy.” You’re probably familiar with the idea that Millennials—who crave autonomy and value jobs that give them a sense of purpose—are overturning traditional notions of the employer-employee...

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U.S. Pension Fund Assets Grew by 12.7% in 2017, Says New Study

HR Hero Line - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:04

Global institutional pension fund assets in the 22 major markets grew to $41.3 trillion at year-end 2017, according to latest figures in the Thinking Ahead Institute’s Global Pension Assets Study, representing the highest figure since the report began in 1997. Bill Oxford / iStock / Getty Images Plus The total value of assets grew by $4.8...

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Disparate Treatment Versus Disparate Impact

HR Hero Line - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:00

When trying to be sure the organization does not have any discriminatory policies or actions, HR professionals have a big task. One area many organizations get tripped up on is unintentional discrimination. At the end of the day, discrimination is still discrimination, even if it’s not intentional—and as such, the Equal Employment Opportunity...

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Hiring Refugees Boosts Diversity and Makes Your Company Stronger

HR Hero Line - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:00

Yesterday we published our interview with Gideon Maltz, executive director of Tent—an organization dedicated to aiding the men, women, and children of the world who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Today we’ll explore some of the common issues with refugees, and how to address them. Source: narvikk / E+ / Getty Images...

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How to Create an Effective Learning Strategy Inside Your Organization (Part Two)

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:00

To get the most out of your training and development programs, it is necessary to have an effective learning strategy. In part one of this article, we discussed the importance of conducting a training needs analysis as well as identifying the organization’s capabilities.  Here, we’ll identify what effective training looks like and...

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Back to the Future: Making Sense of the Election Timing Rules for Cafeteria Plans

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:59

When H. G. Wells wrote The Time Machine in 1895, he struck a chord with mankind’s dream of going back in time. Interestingly, some employees may have the same dream regarding health and welfare benefits, in the form of retroactive elections. Like the Wells masterpiece, though, an employer’s ability to allow retroactive pretax elections is a...

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4 Ways to Engage Your High Performer Without Giving a Promotion

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:47

So often I hear companies talk about what they’re going to do next to develop a great performer within their company. The most common solution is to promote the employee to a manager. It sounds logical. The employee has been with the company “long enough.” The employee has exceeded expectations in their role. Of course they should be a...

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ERISA Class Actions Settlements Cost Employers Nearly $1 Billion in 2017

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:29

Class action settlements and court decisions related to 401(k) retirement plans in 2017 significantly affected the direction of ERISA litigation, according to the newest edition of an annual law firm report on workplace class action lawsuits. designer491 / iStock / Getty Images Plus The aggregate value of settlements dealing with ERISA litigation,...

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Hiring Refugees Makes Good Sense

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:00

The HR Daily Advisor would like to welcome Gideon Maltz, executive director of Tent—an organization dedicated to aiding the men, women, and children of the world who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Tent recently released a guide to hiring refugees in the United States. Source: FatCamera / E+ / Getty HR Daily Advisor: You...

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Why Can’t We Be Friends: Would Lyle Case Decision Be Same Today?

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:56

What if I told you that the California Supreme Court has ruled that under certain circumstances, an employee being exposed to lewd conduct in the workplace – including sexual discussions, sexually explicit pictures, and colleagues pantomiming masturbation – is not enough to sustain an actionable sexual harassment claim? In light of the recent...

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Embrace the Speed of Change

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:57

We live in a world that is changing rapidly. It’s a reality that we all recognize and must accept. Driven by rapid advances in technology, we’re living in a world in which information is at our fingertips 24/7, we’re constantly connected to the world around us, and a task that once took hours or days can be done with a push of a...

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Additional Guidance Now Available for Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:53

As we previously reported, just over 1 month ago Maryland became the ninth state to enact a paid sick leave law when Governor Larry Hogan’s previous veto of the law was overridden. Despite some legislative efforts to delay the rapid, and somewhat unplanned, approach of its effective date, the law took effect as planned on February 11,...

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How to Create an Effective Learning Strategy Inside Your Organization (Part One)

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:00

With all the research and data that exists today, it is hard to deny the benefits of having a learning and development (L&D) discipline within an organization. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that most leaders in mid- to large-size organizations include learning and talent development initiatives in their overall business strategy....

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$608 in Unpaid Overtime Cost Texas Employer $41,333 in Attorneys’ Fees

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:21

By the way, the amount of attorneys’ fees in the headline is not the amount the employer paid its lawyers. Oh, no—that’s the amount it had to pay the employee’s lawyers for suing to recover the $608 in unpaid overtime. To make the disparity even stranger, the employee lost two of his three claims at trial. Read on to solve this...

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