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New Hampshire Employers, Are You Ready for Potential Paid Family Leave Law?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 06:00

Recently, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed (by a narrow five-vote margin) House Bill 628, which would create a voluntary family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) program. The post New Hampshire Employers, Are You Ready for Potential Paid Family Leave Law? appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

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Survey Highlights Differences Between Worker, Retiree Perceptions about Retirement Income

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:02

A new survey illustrates key differences between what workers perceive their most significant sources of income will be in retirement and which sources retirees have found to be the most significant. The Employee Benefits Research Institute’s 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey explores the retirement outlook of both workers and retirees....

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How to Leverage Technology to Change the Way You Recruit

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:00

The best companies are made up of the best people. However, attracting and retaining top talent is still one of the biggest challenges businesses face today. First impressions matter, and the biggest mistake hiring managers can make is to ignore the importance of how they recruit. In today’s world of social media and company review […] The...

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Benefits Workers Want Most

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:00

As an HR professional, it’s your job to make sure the benefits your company offers are competitive and desirable. It’s not just about hiring the best and brightest—it’s about retaining the great people you already have! Knowing what sorts of benefits are most valued by employees today can help you make confident plans for the […] The...

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Turning Cultural Differences into Workplace Assets

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:00

We humans are social creatures who have a compulsion to connect with other humans. Paradoxically, that same need deeply divides us from others as we choose to identify with those in our own tribes. Our tendency toward tribalism is increasingly creating a society segregated by ideological enclaves. From our social organizations, to our places of...

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Benefits Litigation: Humana Case May Point to Oncoming Wave

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 06:00

Things are happening, and they portend an explosion of benefits litigation. Yes, this once-sleepy corner of the employment law forest is buzzing with news, and it came on March 1 from our very own U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—in an en banc decision, which means all the appeals court...

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6 Principles of Successful Storytelling

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 04:33

To tell stories successfully, we need to understand a little about why stories connect and a lot about how to build that connection through listening and storytelling. It’s important to emphasize that in our method at Narativ, a communication consultancy that specializes in storytelling in a business context, listening is of equal importance to...

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Ask the Expert: Managing Benefits for Employees with Fluctuating Hours

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 04:27

Question: How should we handle new employees if their hours aren’t what we had planned. For example – if we hired someone for full-time and offered them insurance after their waiting period, but then realize a few months later that that person was not working 30 hours per week. Since there is no look back […] The post Ask the Expert: ...

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How to Build a Genuine Company Culture

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 04:12

The business world cherishes the idea finding solutions to problems. Leaders often believe that their businesses, like their products, will function optimally if they just ‘solve’ for the right issue. This mentality backfires when you’re dealing with culture. The invisible norms, behaviors, and institutions guiding your team defy that...

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West Virginia Employers Now Allowed to Recover Costs of Unreturned Property

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 04:00

Changes to the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act mean employers have a new option for recovering the cost of items not returned by employees upon separation of employment. Before House Bill 2546, which went into effect on May 15, restrictions on deductions from paychecks limited an employer’s options when a departing employee didn’t...

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Risk Analysis, Management Among Major Problems Found in HIPAA Audits

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:38

Security risk analysis and risk management were among the most acute compliance problems found by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in its recent desk audits of covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In 2016 and 2017, HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) conducted “desk...

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Data Hygiene and the Future of Recruiting

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:00

It’s no secret—recent hiring surges have led to a more competitive job market. And, as a result, recruiters and hiring managers are now operating within what is referred to as a “candidate-driven market.” This means high-quality candidates can be selective about which interviews they take and, ultimately, which company they work for....

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Pros and Cons of Allowing Pets at Work

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:00

Does your organization allow employees to bring their pets into the workplace? Is it something you would even consider? Some would argue that because most cats and dogs sleep the majority of the day anyway, and their mere presence can be calming and reassuring for their owners and others, this may be a way to […] The post Pros and Cons of...

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HR Keys for Creating Effective Unconscious Bias Training and Essential Follow-Up Tools

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:00

Starbucks employees all over the country are set to examine unconscious bias in training classes later this month, but the incident that led to the company’s decision to conduct the training has sparked discussions among many more employers. Video from April showing two black men in handcuffs being escorted from a Philadelphia Starbucks coffee...

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Should You Offer a Signing Bonus?

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:00

Whether you call it a hiring bonus, a signing bonus, or a sign-on bonus, the idea is the same: It’s a bonus offered to a job applicant to entice him or her to accept the position. It could be a flat dollar amount, or it may be a percent of the new salary, typically anywhere […] The post Should You Offer a Signing Bonus? appeared first on HR...

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The Ra-Ra-Reckoning of Entertainment‘s Biggest Cheerleaders: Is It Sexist or Just Part of the Job?

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:27

“He looked at me and said ‘I hope you get raped!’ That’s the kind of stuff we’d have yelled at us. Even from our fans, once they get drunk, they yell things, and you’re like, ‘Really?’ It’s part of the job. It comes with it. You’re supposed to take it.” —Longtime Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader As […] The post The...

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4 Facts about Medicare that All Employers Should Know

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 06:00

Medicare is a government-funded health insurance program for elderly and disabled individuals.  Employers that offer group health insurance plans to their employees have an interest in learning how employees’ entitlement to Medicare benefits can affect the administration of those plans. This article discusses the coordination of benefits between...

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Supreme Court Ends ‘Mark of the Beast’ Litigation

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 05:40

For the last 3 years, we have been providing regular updates on the continuing litigation saga in the “mark of the beast” case. The case has finally ended. Here’s a recap. History of the Case In 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Beverly Butcher, who resigned from his...

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Problem or No Problem: Candidate Issues to Reconsider

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 04:00

With a tight job market, many employers are finding it more and more difficult to hire top talent. There are fewer job applicants for the average vacancy. There’s a greater likelihood that the ideal candidate will have multiple offers to choose from. One way to increase the number of potential candidates is to review the […] The post...

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Keeping Hiring Fresh: From Group Interviews to Informal Events

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 04:00

In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that interviews can sometimes be a bottleneck in the hiring process. We started an outline of some alternatives to either bypass or improve the in-person interview. Let’s take a look at a few more options here: Questionnaire-based, written interview. Another alternative is to provide a full interview in written...

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