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The Value of EAPs in Tempestuous Times

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:00

Recently, I had two different clients call about employees who had told coworkers they were contemplating suicide. I also heard from two different clients about workplace fights attributed directly to political conversations that got out of hand. Road rage incidents involving shootings appear to be growing commonplace, as are other violent...

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How to Use LMS Software to Pinpoint Compliance Training Gaps

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:00

When you hear the phrase “compliance training,” odds are you immediately feel a rush of boredom. Perhaps you get visions of an all-day seminar and the sting of a costly bill for an instructor, a facility, and materials—even though employees will walk away having gained relatively little insight. Compliance training gets a bad rap because...

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In 2019, Resolve to Make Fitness Easy for Employees

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:00

The dawning of a new year is the perfect time to make a fresh start, and chances are, many people in your office are using this opportunity to renew their commitment to fitness and a healthy lifestyle. They want to drop a few pounds, get stronger, or finally run the marathon they’ve been talking about. […] The post In 2019, Resolve to Make...

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Achieving Diversity and Culture Fit Possible Through Expert Recruiting

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:00

Most employers are eager to tout the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and they also want to create a workplace where people are comfortable with the organization’s values and feel like they fit in with their coworkers. But sometimes the notion of hiring for culture fit means management looking for employees who look […] The...

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An Impactful Way to Help Stressed Employees

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:00

Over the past decade, the stresses on the U.S. workforce have gradually grown. Stress among the workforce is currently at historically high levels, driven by a range of factors—from the pressure to learn new skills to demands for greater productivity. In our latest employee experience study, we asked 6,000 full-time workers around the world how...

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Superstar Doesn’t Catch a Pass on His Bad Behavior

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:00

Employers should take a page out of the Kansas City Chiefs’ playbook regarding how to handle employee misconduct, particularly with respect to a high-value or high-profile employee. The Chiefs’ decision to release Kareem Hunt was undoubtedly difficult and likely unpopular with some fans. From an employment perspective, however, it was...

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Increase in Positive Drug Tests are a Security Concern

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:00

Drug use among employees is a broad concern for any organization, and with wide acceptance of medical marijuana and the legalization or decriminalization of recreational marijuana in many states, security (and HR) personnel can have difficulty navigating these changes. While pubic attitudes regarding marijuana use are shifting, serious concerns...

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Improving Your Workplace Violence Policy

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:00

Company HR and security professionals began to focus on workplace violence prevention using policies and training as far back as the early ’90s, when the issue was often described as something that happened either rarely, only at the U.S. Postal Service, or both. Early policies included language that prohibited weapons in the workplace and at...

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Dear Mark: #MeToo Movement Gets It Wrong on Arbitration

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:00

The following is an open letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Dear Mark: One of your sisters at the Bar (the State Bar of Arizona, that is) here. I have been meaning to write you for months. I saw your name, right there at the top of page 3, on the letter signed by […] The post Dear Mark: #MeToo Movement Gets It Wrong on...

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Hey, HR Pros: The Bird Box Method Won’t Work for You

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00

At this point, millions have watched the movie “Bird Box” on Netflix. If you’re like me, your principal motivation for seeing the film was so you would not feel left out, or totally confused, when you scrolled through the dozens of Bird Box memes saturating social media. As a parent, I found the meme of […] The post Hey, HR Pros: The...

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Religious Bias at Work: How You Pray is Not Your Employer’s Business

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00

Last year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), issued a directive related to federal contractors’ compliance with Executive Order 11246. In conjunction with a variety of federal statutes, Executive Order 11246 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from...

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Take Action from the Top, Don’t Delegate Remedy to Victim

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00

Seven is an important number for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If it files seven harassment lawsuits in a week, it then bundles them up into a national press release. It has done so in June and August last year. The seven June lawsuits all involved sexual harassment, one of them same-sex and racial […] The post Take...

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Hiring in 2019? Here’s How to Attract the Best and Brightest

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00

With the new year in full swing, many companies may be looking to fill recently allotted roles. Hiring competition is expected to be fierce among employers—just last November, the increase in new jobs added to the market was double the number of people entering the labor force each month. In an economy that currently favors […] The post...

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Employers’ New Year Resolutions for 2019 are Building Candidate Pools and Improving Candidate Experience

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00

iCIMS, the leading best-in-class talent acquisition solution, recently asked its clients what their top priorities are for 2019. Not surprisingly, they found that employers are facing some alarming talent shortages and as a result, feeling under huge pressure to differentiate themselves with candidates. Click here to learn more about employers’...

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Why Career Growth Deserves a Promotion

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:00

So much has been volatile for the American worker since the Great Recession—but one constant has been the size of annual merit increases. For many years, merit increase budgets have continued to hover just under 3%, despite an improving economy, low unemployment, tax reform savings, and fierce competition for talent. Employers face competing cost...

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6 Things HR Must Consider for Comprehensive Employee Wellness Programs

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:00

According to Deloitte research, the corporate wellness market is projected to be worth $11.3 billion by 2021, and two-thirds of organizations inside the United States already claim that well-being programs are a critical part of their employment brand and culture. If you’re a human resources (HR) professional, expect employee health and wellness...

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L&D Strategy: Increase Your Sales with These 4 Elements

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:00

Organizations typically spend more money on their sales training programs each year than they do on any other type of training program—sometimes millions of dollars more. Yet somehow, despite their proclivity to spend more money on training programs and resources for their sales workers (sometimes up to 20% more than other workers), the average...

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Pros and Cons of Encouraging Your Employees to Take MOOCs

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:00

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) that are administered on platforms like EdX and Udemy have grown in popularity and standing in the past few years, and many employers are starting to rely on them to teach their own employees in the workplace and are beginning to view them more favorably overall. Furthermore, 73% of employers […] The post...

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One Position You Won’t Have to Recruit for in 2019: CFO

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:00

While employers across the country are gearing up to attract talent in the coming year, one position that won’t require any recruiting is that of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). A new survey, released by Robert Half Management Resources, finds that almost half of all respondents say their company doesn’t have a succession plan in place...

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Attorneys Analyze Key ERISA Legal Challenges to Watch in Courts in the Year Ahead

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 04:00

Several troublesome issues faced by Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) plan sponsors, service providers, and attorneys are likely to be resolved in court cases this year. These lawsuits, and the way they are settled, could potentially have widespread effects on plan participants and the retirement plan community for years to...

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