The Key to Engagement is Community: 6 Steps to Transform Your Workforce

HR Hero Line - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:47

A recent Gallup poll found that 70% of U.S. employees are disengaged at work. Worse, 18% of employees are actively disengaged, a mindset that can undermine teamwork and goals. Disengagement can take a toll on the workplace, customer relations, and profits. While countless sources offer magic bullets, there’s only one factor that truly results in...

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Bespoke Benefits: The Future of Employee Engagement

EntertainHR - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:31

If you’ve ever lived in a small town or are over the age of 30, you’ll likely remember a time when your options for entertainment or products at the grocery store were limited. In today’s world, it’s all about bespoke, or personalization. No two people are alike and customizable preferences have become a way of […] The post Bespoke...

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Bespoke Benefits: The Future of Employee Engagement

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:31

If you’ve ever lived in a small town or are over the age of 30, you’ll likely remember a time when your options for entertainment or products at the grocery store were limited. In today’s world, it’s all about bespoke, or personalization. No two people are alike and customizable preferences have become a way of life from a new pair of kicks...

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Bespoke Benefits: The Future of Employee Engagement

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:31

If you’ve ever lived in a small town or are over the age of 30, you’ll likely remember a time when your options for entertainment or products at the grocery store were limited. In today’s world, it’s all about bespoke, or personalization. No two people are alike and customizable preferences have become a way of life from a new pair of kicks...

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Bespoke Benefits: The Future of Employee Engagement

HR Hero Line - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:31

If you’ve ever lived in a small town or are over the age of 30, you’ll likely remember a time when your options for entertainment or products at the grocery store were limited. In today’s world, it’s all about bespoke, or personalization. No two people are alike and customizable preferences have become a way of life from a new pair of kicks...

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Opioid Crisis: What Is Needed Most from HR?

EntertainHR - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:00

When it comes to dealing with opioid addiction in the workplace, it’s not always immediately clear what’s needed most from HR: Is it compassion? A dose of tough love? A strategic focus on the hard facts? However, when you start peeling back the layers of the issue, the answer emerges. Opioid abuse statistics are unavoidable, […] The post...

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Opioid Crisis: What Is Needed Most from HR?

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:00

When it comes to dealing with opioid addiction in the workplace, it’s not always immediately clear what’s needed most from HR: Is it compassion? A dose of tough love? A strategic focus on the hard facts? However, when you start peeling back the layers of the issue, the answer emerges. Opioid abuse statistics are unavoidable, but they bear...

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Opioid Crisis: What Is Needed Most from HR?

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:00

When it comes to dealing with opioid addiction in the workplace, it’s not always immediately clear what’s needed most from HR: Is it compassion? A dose of tough love? A strategic focus on the hard facts? However, when you start peeling back the layers of the issue, the answer emerges. Opioid abuse statistics are unavoidable, but they bear...

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Opioid Crisis: What Is Needed Most from HR?

HR Hero Line - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:00

When it comes to dealing with opioid addiction in the workplace, it’s not always immediately clear what’s needed most from HR: Is it compassion? A dose of tough love? A strategic focus on the hard facts? However, when you start peeling back the layers of the issue, the answer emerges. Opioid abuse statistics are unavoidable, but they bear...

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Technology Gender Gap: Report Finds Only 10% of Tech Executives are Female

HR Hero Line - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:48

A new report—recently released Entelo, a recruiting automation platform that modernizes hiring—found staggering gaps between the numbers and roles of women in tech vs. men, gaps that were consistent across the country. Further, the data showed a 50% drop in representation from women when comparing entry-level to executive roles within the...

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Sex Sting Creates a Hornet’s Nest for South Dakota Employer

HR Hero Line - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:37

An employee was netted in a sex sting after he arranged for an escort while he was off duty. Instead of finding love, he found himself suspended from his job—and eventually terminated. Was the employee entitled to unemployment benefits? Employee Stung by ‘Love’ “Simon” began working as an applications analyst for Rapid City...

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Only 5% of Office Romances are Disclosed to HR, Finds New Survey

HR Hero Line - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:22

While some may feel that office romance is a taboo topic, 41% of employees have engaged in intimate coworker relationships, according to a new survey, released by Namely. The survey also uncovered that less than 5% of employees who engaged in an office romance confided in HR—even if company policy required formal disclosure. Namely’s Love @...

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Integrating Health and Safety into Wellness Programs Can Lead to Greater Employee Wellbeing

HR Hero Line - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:13

HR Daily Advisor recently reported that workplace wellness programs may be missing the mark and a new report from the Campbell Institute drives this point further home. cacaroot / iStock / Getty Images Plus While many organizations today are focused on wellbeing programs that tackle smoking cessation, weight loss, or nutrition—not bad programs in...

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Get the Most of Your Workforce by Modernizing Time Management

HR Hero Line - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 04:43

A 1,000-person business has a total of 2 million employee hours to use or waste. Companies tend to meticulously manage and optimize money, resources, and materials, but fail to similarly optimize and manage their time. To get the most out of their workforce, businesses need to find ways to optimize the processes surrounding their most valuable...

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Fringe Benefits Affected by the TCJA: Meals, Achievement Awards, and Other Expenses

HR Hero Line - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:55

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on December 22, 2017, brought the most sweeping overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) since 1986. Most of the changes took effect January 1, 2018. In part one of this article, we discussed the TCJA’s impact on employer provided fringe benefits, in regard to transportation and moving...

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IRS Clarifies HSA Preventive Care Rule, Provides Transition Relief

HR Hero Line - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:55

Male sterilization and male contraceptives are not considered “preventive care” for health savings account (HSA) purposes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed in Notice 2018-12. However, the March 5 notice also provided transition relief for applicable fully insured plans at least through the end of 2019. utah778 / iStock / Getty...

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Equal Pay Act Case Gets New Life from 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

HR Hero Line - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 05:41

In 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia—reversed a decision to grant summary judgment—meaning the trial court had found there was no case to move forward—in favor of a governmental entity. Instead, the appeals court...

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Employee Experience Designer: The New Role of HR

HR Hero Line - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 04:36

The role of HR is undergoing a transformation. Where HR traditionally focused on compliance and risk management, over the past few decades, with the growth of culture-forward companies, it’s evolved to encompass the entire experience. HR managers are now, arguably, also designers and keepers of company culture. Raised by an engineer and a...

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How the Best Places to Work Use Family-Friendly Benefits to Maximize Potential

HR Hero Line - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 04:00

In a competitive job market, employers are always looking for a leg up on the competition. So it’s no surprise that when Fortune and Great Place to Work release their annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For business leaders, people operations pros and job seekers all dive in with great interest. One key takeaway from this year’s...

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Supreme Court May Have to Decide Fate of DOL Fiduciary Rule

HR Hero Line - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 06:38

The future of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule could land on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court now that a federal appeals court has vacated the rule, including the expanded definition of “investment advice fiduciary” and associated exemptions. NiroDesign / iStock / Getty Images Plus The 2-1 decision, announced March 15 by the...

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