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HR Hero - Human Resources News
16. August, 09:00 Uhr

When it comes to training and development, few tools are more effective than a strong mentorship program. Mentors allow senior and experienced employees to share their insights, skills, and industry- and company-specific knowledge with newer or more junior staff members. The relationship, while typically focused on the development of the mentee, can also benefit the mentor in terms of having...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
15. August, 09:01 Uhr

Recruiting tools are meant to make your life easier, but if you aren’t using the right tools, you may be at a disadvantage. And, if your company is on a tight budget, finding the right tools to use creates a bigger challenge. Source: iQoncept / Shutterstock Fortunately, Michael “Batman” Cohen—Founder of Wayne Technologies and RecruitCon 2019 Nashville emcee and speaker—has provided us with a...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
15. August, 09:00 Uhr

Commuter benefits, as the name implies, are benefits offered to employees that have some relation to the costs and hassle of commuting to the workplace. Source: Matej Kastelic / Shutterstock They’re also known as transportation benefits or transit benefits. (Note: “Commuter benefits” most often references the specific benefits that are offered on a pretax basis, which we’ll discuss...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
13. August, 09:00 Uhr

Although many organizations struggle with giving employees enough opportunities for learning and development, there are problems on the other side of the coin, as well. Source: Travelerpix / Shutterstock When too many learning options and training activities are being pushed, employees may suffer what’s known as learning fatigue, which is the result of being overwhelmed by the volume of...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
15. August, 18:56 Uhr

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) August 14 decision on employers’ use of mandatory arbitration agreements provides clarity and helps companies conduct business “without having to walk on eggshells,” according to the lead attorney arguing the employer’s case before the Board. Source: MichaelJayBerlin / Shutterstock The Board’s decision in Cordua Restaurants, Inc., was the first NLRB...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
15. August, 09:00 Uhr

A new law in North Dakota slightly expands exceptions allowed under state law related to contractual noncompete provisions. Source: Hailshadow / iStock / Getty Even with the expanded exceptions, House Bill (HB) 1351, which took effect on August 1, doesn’t change the state law’s general prohibitions against noncompete provisions in contracts. Before the change, the law generally prohibited any...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
14. August, 09:01 Uhr

We are now nearly a decade into tech’s boom across the globe, and there are no definitive signs of a slowdown. While the winners in the space continue to hurdle toward dominance, we’re seeing them come under pressure for everything from privacy concerns to working conditions and even election meddling. Source: nukeaf / Shutterstock And while much of these pressures are justifiably directed from...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
16. August, 09:00 Uhr

With the rise of the digital economy and Industry 4.0, companies in every sector are gearing up to meet the demands of a quickly shifting technological playing field. The problem is, many industries are struggling to hire workers who have the skills needed to implement and operate these new technologies. Source: absolut / shutterstock Our own research found that only a fifth of people consider...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
12. August, 09:00 Uhr

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule making it easier for small businesses to offer retirement benefits jointly through Association Retirement Plans (ARPs). About 38 million private-sector employees in the United States do not have access to a retirement savings plan through their employers, according to the DOL. To address this problem, the rule (84 Fed. Reg. 37508, July 31,...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
14. August, 09:00 Uhr

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced a proposal to amend its rules by making employer-friendly changes that continue the Board’s efforts to reverse union gains made during the Obama administration. The Board published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the August 12 Federal Register that proposes three amendments: A proposal to replace the current blocking charge policy...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
12. August, 09:01 Uhr

Nursing jobs account for roughly 8% of job listings, finds new CareerArc research. This percentage is based on the vast number of job posts CareerArc distributes for its enterprise clients across a variety of industries, including health care, retail, hospitality, finance, technology, and more. For talent acquisition professionals who specialize in healthcare recruitment, we’ve got some tips...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
15. August, 09:00 Uhr

France has joined the United Kingdom in requiring employers to publicly report pay gaps between their male and female employees. But France is taking its commitment to pay equity to the next level. French employers that underpay women will be subject to fines beginning in 2019. Source: Prostock-studio / shutterstock In France, women reportedly earn 9% less than men holding the same jobs....

HR Hero - Human Resources News
12. August, 09:00 Uhr

Under normal circumstances, the HR department represents the interests of the company in dealing with employee complaints, including external inquiries such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges and lawsuits. HR investigates complaints, advises management, tries to resolve the complaints internally, and, if that isn’t successful, responds to external governmental and legal...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
14. August, 09:00 Uhr

Phish, an American rock band founded at the University of Vermont, has garnered critical acclaim for its musical improvisation skills and extended instrumental sessions during its live performances since its 1983 formation. Despite several hiatuses, the band has continued to enjoy a devoted fan base willing to travel extensively for live performances and eagerly trading concert recordings like...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
14. August, 09:00 Uhr

When is the best time to engage your employees? Many professionals believe that onboarding is the ideal time to show an employee that he or she is valued and an integral part of a larger whole. Source: fetullahozasian / shutterstock I recently interviewed Kim Becker, Talent Manager at MBX Systems, about a unique onboarding program that the company stumbled upon and perfected. All new hires are...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
14. August, 09:00 Uhr

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been busy sending employers an “educational” letter, but you would be wise to read between the lines. With U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raising the heat on worksite enforcement audits, you should learn more about the impact the agency’s so-called educational letters can have on your immigration compliance. Introducing the...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
13. August, 09:01 Uhr

In the Johnny Depp movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket’s father works in a toothpaste factory but is quickly replaced by robots that can do his job—screwing toothpaste caps onto tubes of toothpaste—at a fraction of the speed. Spoiler alert: At the end of the movie, Bucket’s father lands a job repairing the robots that had replaced him. Source: Victor Moussa /...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
12. August, 09:00 Uhr

When organizations lack good methods of communicating their employee engagement efforts, those efforts will not do them any good. Here to discuss employee engagement, with a focus on effectively communicating engagement efforts to employees, is expert Rum Ekhtiar, Founder and Partner of Rum & Co. HR Daily Advisor: Are employee engagement initiatives developed at headquarters resonating...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
13. August, 09:00 Uhr

The national unemployment rate is below 4%. So who’s complaining all of a sudden? Employers are. Where are employers going to find qualified workers to hire as their businesses grow? Recently, in the space of a week, I heard two different business owners lament the shortage of qualified job applicants in their respective industries. And yet when I suggested looking at veterans, those business...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
12. August, 09:00 Uhr

Training and development are key to success in a postindustrial economy, i.e., one that is more focused on providing services than producing goods and services. In an industrial economy, of course, it’s important for employees to be trained. Source: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock But major gains in productivity and value typically come from acquiring more and better tangible assets, such as...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
15. August, 09:00 Uhr

Organizations with the best products and people can be heavily hampered by poor leadership. Any HR manager who has been tasked with “fixing” an organization under such leadership knows how futile it can be without improvement at the top. Source: Pressmaster / shutterstock Today, we are discussing poor leadership with expert Paul Pellman, CEO at Kazoo. HR Daily Advisor: Is it better for a boss...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
16. August, 09:00 Uhr

They’re showing up in e-mail signatures and personal introductions—a quick listing of pronouns such as she/her/hers or they/them. Those small words sprinkled in conversation and written communication to take the place of the seemingly more important nouns is gaining in importance as employers address gender identity in the workplace. Although many don’t understand why pronouns deserve so much...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
15. August, 09:00 Uhr

Training is a key component for any business in any industry in any economy. But when it comes to our modern knowledge economy, effective employee training is simply essential. Unfortunately, according to a new report on the employee and customer experience from Sitel Group, a customer experience management company that explores the impact of employee learning and development, many employers...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
16. August, 09:00 Uhr

A new law going into effect on September 1 in Alabama addresses discrimination in pay based on race or sex as well as questions about pay history. The Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA) prohibits race or sex discrimination in pay if the work “requires equal skill, effort, education, experience and responsibility, and performance under similar working conditions” unless the difference is due...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
12. August, 16:47 Uhr

The Department of Labor (DOL) proposed overtime rule is being sent to the White House this week–as early as today–for final approval, according to a report by Bloomberg Law. The DOL announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on March 7, under which employees would have to earn at least $679 a week ($35,308 a year) in order to be exempt from overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
13. August, 09:00 Uhr

I have a retired friend who unretired himself for a part-time job. The job requires attention to detail. The office in which he works, however, plays music constantly. It just so happens the agreed-upon station plays the classics he grew up listening to, and now he can’t stand the sound of any of them. Editorial credit: Burdun Iliya / Shutterstock.com His solution—Bose Noise Masking...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
16. August, 09:00 Uhr

Welcome back to Faces of HR. In this space every Friday, we will profile one of your peers, learn about his or her experiences as and feelings about being an HR professional, what the person’s goals are, and how he or she hopes to accomplish those goals—and get to know a little about your peer as a person along the way! Today we’re learning about Jessica Micciche, Senior Vice President and...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
09. August, 09:00 Uhr

Q.) We want to give an important employee a raise to ensure she stays with us, but we don’t want to be unfair to other workers. Are there other ways to retain this employee without upsetting coworkers? A.) There are many reasons and many ways to sing your best employees’ praises aside from giving them a raise. Additionally, there is every reason to treat your top performers like top performers....

HR Hero - Human Resources News
09. August, 09:00 Uhr

A ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—has handed the state of Texas a win in its fight against Obama-era guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) related to the use of criminal record checks in hiring. Source: designer491 / iStock / Getty Images On August 6, the 5th Circuit upheld a Texas federal district...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
09. August, 09:00 Uhr

Welcome to Faces of HR—in this space every Friday, we will profile one of your peers: ask them about their experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting the HR and the workforce. The subject of our installment today is Stephanie Hernandez, PHR, HR Manager at Gowireless, a retail wireless and mobile phone company with over 700+ nationwide...

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