Men Think Women Leaders Are Represented Equally, But Only 10% of Women Actually Hold Leadership Positions

HR Hero Line - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 06:19

2018 is shaping up to be the year of gender equality, with Iceland leading the transformation by requiring all companies to enforce equal pay for all workers. However, a recent study shows that these strides are being hindered in the United States because employees have gotten used to the status quo and don’t feel there is any urgency for...

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Improving Employee Engagement with HR Technology: A Look at Tech Focused Strategies

HR Hero Line - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:20

With employee engagement being such a covered topic due to the benefits it provides to strategy development and overall business improvement, you would think that statistics in this area would be booming – unfortunately, that’s not the case. If we take a look back prior to 2012, a global decrease in employee productivity was estimated to have...

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EEOC Training Programs Help Employers Fight Sexual Harassment

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

The recent high-profile sexual harassment accusations leading to public humiliation and terminations has highlighted the need for companies to properly train their supervisors and employees on what is and is not harassment. Just as these allegations are appearing on the front pages of newspapers, on October 4, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity...

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Why You Should Be Offering Frequent Performance Feedback

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

A large part of Human Resources (HR) is ensuring that a company runs smoothly at all times. Since there are a lot of working parts in any single company, there is also a lot that needs to be addressed, kept track of, and engaged with for prime performance results. Your employees are what keeps the company going, but HR keeps the employees...

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Tax Law Fueling Changes to Employer Benefits and Compensation Programs

HR Hero Line - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:27

The new tax reform law is fueling changes to corporate America’s employee benefits, compensation, total rewards, and executive pay programs, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking, and solutions company. The survey of 333 large and midsize employers reveals nearly half (49%) of the respondents are considering...

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Getting Back to Basics with Stay Interviews

HR Hero Line - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:00

As an HR professional, you have probably had your fair share of exit interviews. While they are designed to get valuable input from employees that are transitioning out of the company, the results can often be skewed. Employees are either afraid of future backlash and are overly positive, or have an ax to grind and take the opportunity to do so....

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Are Your Interviews Safe from Age Discrimination?

HR Hero Line - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 05:00

In yesterday’s Advisor, we took at look at some ways to avoid age discrimination in job posts and in the job application. Now let’s continue by looking at ways to avoid age discrimination during the interview. Source: Tom Merton / OJO Images / Getty Images Plus Avoiding Age Discrimination: Tips for the Interview Here are some tips for avoiding...

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Does That Law Apply to Me? Sick Leave Laws Raise Questions for Out-of-State Employers

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 07:00

Maryland is now the ninth state to have enacted a paid sick leave law. Effective February 11, 2018, the Healthy Working Families Act became law as the result of a veto override, which understandably means there are still a few details related to the law’s enforcement and implementation to be ironed out. In fact, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan...

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Federal Court Won’t Let Plan Make Service Provider Defendant in Fiduciary Suit

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 06:03

The spotlight that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has shined on fiduciary duties for retirement plans has heightened awareness among plan sponsors and their third-party administrators (TPAs). But the proposed rule hasn’t necessarily made some plan sponsors more willing to accept the responsibility of the role. designer491 / iStock / Getty...

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Avoiding Age Discrimination in the Recruiting Process

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 05:00

Age discrimination often happens inadvertently. After all, most of us don’t set out to intentionally exclude older workers. We can rationally recognize that older workers are just as valuable as any other worker, and may often bring years (even decades) of experience and knowledge. Yet, age discrimination—both intentional and...

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Modifying the Workplace for Older Employees

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 05:00

As our population demographics change over the years, employers are finding themselves with a workforce that is ever-changing in composition. While those in the Millennial cohort are finding their feet in the workplace and advancing into more senior roles, there are plenty of Generation Xers and Baby Boomers who plan to stay in the workforce for...

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The Everchanging World of Performance Management

HR Hero Line - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 05:00

The days of formal in person meetings between managers and employees discussing performance management are largely over. With the introduction of new technologies, global competition, and changing consumer demands, that process no longer seems to ensure high employee performance. New demands mean new opportunities. Today, talent managers and human...

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Philly Off-Duty Employee Did WHAT? Some Tips So Employer Doesn’t Step in It, Too

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:50

For the first time since 1960, the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions. Inspired play from backup quarterback Nick Foles and some gutsy moves from coach Doug Pederson propelled the Eagles past the favored Patriots in one of the better games I’ve seen in quite some time. I’m far from a Philly fan, but I have to say I’m happy for...

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When Is a Discrimination Complaint against a Manager an Act of Harassment?

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 07:00

What if a manager accused of unlawful discrimination based on employees’ religion asserts that the complaint itself is an act of harassment? You owe duties all around, and you may not be able to perform one duty without risking a violation of the other. See how one employer successfully avoided that minefield. Survey Says . . . My Manager...

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Engagement Guru and HRDA 2018 Keynoter Predicts Top 10 Workplace Trends

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 07:00

2018 is here and with a new year, comes new workplace predictions. As luck or prescient knowledge would have it, seven of the 10 workplace predictions I made last year turned out to be correct. AndreyPopov / iStock / Getty Images Plus While I am happy with that outcome, I hope to do even better in 2018. Here are my top 10 predictions for the 2018...

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Are Workplace Wellness Programs a Waste of Time and Money?

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:52

“Workplace wellness programs cover over 50 million workers and are intended to reduce medical spending, increase productivity, and improve well-being. Yet, limited evidence exists to support these claims,” conclude three university researchers in a newly published study. Ildo Frazao / iStock / Getty Images Plus Damon Jones (University of...

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What’s the Key to Talent Retention? Human-Centered Approaches, Says SHRM/Globoforce Report

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:49

HR leaders are using human-centered approaches in the workplace, which may help resolve retention, recruitment, and culture management challenges, according to a new report released by Globoforce®, a provider of social recognition and continuous performance development solutions, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The report...

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How to Hire Teams

HR Hero Line - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 05:00

Did you catch the Advisor articles about hiring entire teams? If not, you can catch up here for part 1 and here for part 2. In that article, we talked about some of the benefits of hiring entire teams instead of individuals. These benefits include: An entire team may be able to integrate more quickly into the organization. Hiring an entire team...

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3 Trends That Will Shape HR in 2018

HR Hero Line - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:59

Much attention is paid to cultures that contribute to the crash and burn of companies, while successful organizations highlight leadership and discuss the culture that allowed them to outpace the competition. Moving forward, C-suite leadership will talk about company culture at board meetings, hire visionary HR leaders who can evolve culture for...

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72% of HR Managers Think the Monday After the Super Bowl Should Be a Work Holiday

HR Hero Line - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:54

A new survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam may just “bowl” you over. According to 72% of HR managers, the day after the professional football championship game should be a paid national holiday from work. Source: artisteer / iStock / Getty That may not be a bad idea considering more than one-quarter of employees (27%) admitted...

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