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6 Tips for a Successful Culture and Digital Transformation

5 hours 37 min ago

Digital transformation is at the top of every organization’s agenda. Every department from marketing to customer success is being pushed to become data-driven. But is HR keeping up? This summer’s edition of HR Tech Meetup addressed a major challenge many HR departments are facing, but few are actually prepared for.  Speakers Gerrit...

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State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

5 hours 37 min ago

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state or municipality has a minimum wage that is higher...

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Big Changes in Retail Hiring Says Report

5 hours 37 min ago

The world of retail hiring, especially during the holidays is changing according to a recent survey by iCIMS. For example, there retail has more job opportunities but fewer applicants to fill those positions. Check out the infograhpic below. The post Big Changes in Retail Hiring Says Report appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

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Defining Gender: Employers May See Fallout from Possible Federal Policy Change

5 hours 38 min ago

Reports of a leaked memo detailing Trump administration plans to adopt a narrow definition of sex—a change that could erase discrimination protections for transgender people—raises questions about the impact of a new federal policy on the workplace. Source: tzahiV / iStock / Getty The issue came to light in October in a New York Times (Times)...

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Increasing Trend Independent Contractors Not Slowing Down

5 hours 38 min ago

A recent survey by Upwork called “Freelancing in America: 2018” confirms a a trend towards workers moving increasingly into freelance and contract work. Today we are joined by Stephane Kasriel, President and CEO of Upwork, to discuss the results. HR Daily Advisor: Employers in general and HR professionals specifically are critically...

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Iowa Employers Need to Be Ready for Medical Marijuana

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:00

Medical marijuana manufacturers and dispensaries in Iowa must be ready to put their products on sale by December 1, meaning you need to understand the implications of the state’s medical marijuana law on your drug-free-workplace policies. tvirbickis / iStock / Getty Images Plus Marijuana for medical use was passed by the Iowa Legislature in...

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DOL Proposes Allowing Vendor’s 401(k) Automatic Account Transfers

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:00

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) took steps toward allowing automatic small-balance 401(k) plan transfers to a new employer’s plan in a job change by proposing to exempt a vendor’s auto-portability program from some prohibited-transaction restrictions. The vendor requesting the DOL approval, Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH), helps employees...

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Why Employee Health is Your Company’s Business

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:00

With healthcare spending expected to rise on average 5.5% annually until the year 2026[i], supporting employee health is now every company’s business. Source: fcafotodigital / E+ / Getty With evidence growing on the positive relationship between diet and health, more people than ever are starting to take matters into their own hands, and plates....

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Jobseekers Do Not ‘Like’ Allegedly Biased Facebook Advertisements

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:00

Recruiting top talent to your organization can be a difficult task. Between the historically low unemployment rate and the cottage industry of jobs websites out there, it can be challenging to locate strong candidates and persuade them to join your business. In an effort to spread their message as widely as possible, an increasing number of...

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#MeToo, #TimesUp and Low Unemployment Fueling Winds of Change

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:00

A new report by Globoforce called “Social Impact in the Human Workplace” examined whether the combination of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and low unemployment are creating power shifts in the workplace. The results show that indeed power is shifting in the workplace. Source: ronstik / iStock / Getty The survey’s findings reveal...

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Contender of Pretender? Identifying Both in Sports and at Work

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:00

Contender or Pretender? It’s a recurring segment in sports media, and a fun talking point amongst fans, where the debate is whether a team is “for real,” particularly early in the season. Read on to see how contender or pretender can be applied to employees. Source: rudall30 / iStock / Getty Take the NFL. After two weeks, the Tampa Bay...

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How Can You Hire for Personality if You Don’t Meet the Candidate?

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:00

Today we are pleased to present an excerpt from Dan Schawbel’s book, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connections in the Age of Isolation. With recruiting technology rapidly replacing in-person interviews, hiring managers are beginning to miss something very important: the personality of the candidate. Without further ado, here is that...

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Workstations and Working Out: Can They Coexist?

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:00

Most likely, while reading this article, you’re sitting in front of a computer, and more than likely, you’ve been positioned in the same spot for more than several minutes. A 2013 Ergotron survey found that Americans spend 13 hours of each day sitting. Combined with an average eight hours of sleep, that amounts to 21 hours of sitting or lying...

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What Does a Dream Job Look Like to Americans?

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:00

In a country where you’re told you can be anything you want to be, what does the ultimate dream job even look like to the average American? Are most dream jobs ones in which you’re the boss—or do a majority of Americans have the cliché standbys of being a lawyer, a doctor or a teacher? Source: SunnyGraph / iStock / Getty In order find out,...

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EEOC, Employees Continue to See Success in Disability Cases

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:00

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has quietly maintained its focus on disability discrimination. Since July 1, 2018, the agency has filed 19 lawsuits alleging various violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has collected more than $6 million in settlements. Leave policies. A major area of focus for the EEOC is...

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10 Things America’s Healthiest Employers Have in Common

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:00

Health, fitness wellness—whatever you want to call it—is a major focus in the United States, with health-related trends increasing significantly as Americans become passionate about staying fit and eating well. Ildo Frazao / iStock / Getty Images Plus Ironically, at the same time that obesity rates are rising—over one-third of adults and 17%...

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Gamifying Employee Engagement

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:00

Renowned game designer Jane McGonigal describes gamers as super empowered, hopeful individuals, attributes that she believes can be channeled into real-world contexts. The business world today really needs a lot of super empowered and hopeful employees, given that 85% of them are currently either lacking in engagement or actively disengaged. And...

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Two More Reasons HSAs Are Essential for a Healthy Retirement

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:00

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) can be used to save for both current and future health expenses, demonstrating their value as a tool for physical and financial health today and in retirement. In addition to the triple tax advantage and investment capability that was discussed in yesterday’s article, here are reasons three and four to consider...

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New North Carolina Law Aims to Help Employers Relying On Certificates of Relief

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:00

A new North Carolina law offering protections against negligent hiring and retention claims is set to take effect December 1. Source: designer491 / iStock / Getty The law is designed to help shield employers from certain claims filed in connection with their hiring or retention of employees with criminal records. The law provides that an employer...

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How to Combat Transphobia in the Workplace

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 04:00

According to one report by the National Center for Transgender Equality, 90% of the 6,450 transgender and gender-nonconforming people who were surveyed reported “experiencing harassment or mistreatment on the job or took actions to avoid it.” And a whopping 47% of the individuals surveyed reported being fired, not hired, or denied a promotion...

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