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

According to GlobalWebIndex, an average internet user has more than 5 social media accounts. Popular sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter offer recruiters a perfect platform to connect with top choice candidates—most of whom are never accessible on traditional sources like job boards. No wonder, most employers have made social media a part of their recruitment process but not all are doing...

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12. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

In times of low unemployment, employers are especially wary of losing good employees to other opportunities. Almost as risky is facing a situation in which the best employees lose their motivation and, thus, become less productive; eventually, they may also look for other jobs. Source: kitzcorner / iStock / Getty Here are some of the things employers do that may cause good employees to lose...

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17. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

To bundle healthcare benefits or to unbundle? That was an issue that the city of Fort Collins had not yet grappled with by 2016, though it had the flexibility, with a self-funded program, to go either way. By choosing “unbundled” for its pharmacy benefits, the city saved a bundle—more than $1 million a year in costs. Source: Lightspring / shutterstock Just as importantly for the longer term,...

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11. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

Remote work is here to stay, which is good news for everyone. Being able to ditch the traditional brick-and-mortar office to work from home, the beach, or a coffee shop is a dream come true for the modern workforce. And as it turns out, it benefits employers, too, by helping to save costs. Source: De Repente / Shutterstock Running a remote business and managing remote employees can be scary,...

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10. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

As someone who has worked continuously since I was legally able, I’ve had my fair share of terrible bosses—and I’m sure that you have, too. I struggled with the worst one long before I had ever heard of the concept of a hostile work environment or the damaging effects of bad company culture. My solution was to tough it out for a year when the organization went out of business. For employees,...

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12. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

What employment lessons can be found in the Game of Thrones finale? Today’s Entertain HR is pleased to explore lessons from conflicts of authority to harboring secrets. Spoiler alert: This article contains many Game of Thrones spoilers. You have been warned! Source: New Vision / shutterstock From advice on bringing your dragon to work to hashing out the consequences of serving more than one...

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10. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

In part one of this article, we discussed the Enron and Theranos debacles with Scott Young, Managing Director of CultureIQ Solutions. Here, we will conclude that discussion and learn how competitiveness, forced results, and a lack of transparency all played a role in these disasters. Source: Lolostock / shutterstock HR Daily Advisor: In the case of Enron, competitiveness was overly encouraged...

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11. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

While “artificial intelligence” (AI) seems to have replaced “big data” as the overused buzzword in corporate America, the ability to access, aggregate, and assimilate data to aid in better decision-making remains a much more realistic imperative for organizations to tackle. In the new world of digital HR, the deluge of available people-related data has provided an opportunity to better...

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

Does your organization utilize artificial intelligence (AI) in the recruitment process? There are many ways to do so, from recruitment bots to the automation of many of the initial applicant screening steps and much more. Source: gmast3r / iStock / Getty Here are some examples of how AI is being used in recruiting: Chatbots can be set up to answer applicant questions before they’ve even...

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

At the heart of every organization is its culture—its personality and identity. Today, people are putting more importance on company culture than ever before. Deloitte recently found that 94% of executives and 88% of employees consider a distinct workplace culture important to organizational success. Source: Trueffelpix / shutterstock According to a study by the Human Capital Institute and the...

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

Disney has very strategic reasons for cross-training its employees, but the practice could apply to any organization looking to improve its workplace culture. Cross-training at the Disney company is more than a discipline—it’s a mandate. Cast members, as Disney’s employees are called, are regularly moved around the company. They shift teams, units, divisions, parks, and even locations. Unlike...

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13. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

If you have been long looking for ways to optimize workflow and still haven’t implemented workforce planning, you are missing out on plenty of opportunities. It is a key element in every business’s success formula. This term refers to a process that allows a company to align its priorities and needs with those of its employees. By fulfilling them, an organization can take its functioning to an...

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

May 25 marked 13 years since Enron’s CEO and founder were convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges after the Texas energy giant imploded, wiping out $1.2 billion in shareholder equity. And June 15 will mark 1 year since Theranos’s CEO and COO were indicted in a scheme that defrauded investors to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. Source: Krista Kennell / shutterstock Today, we are...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
06. Juni, 09:21 Uhr

New Mexico will join the list of states with “ban the box” legislation when a new law takes effect on June 14. AndreyPopov / iStock / Getty Images Plus Since 2010, New Mexico has prohibited state agencies from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal convictions at the earliest stage of the hiring process. The new law makes that ban applicable to private-sector employers. Although the law...

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13. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

Engagement plays a key role in managing and retaining employees of all ages. As our new research indicates, real-time feedback, socially engaging experiences, and mobile access play a key role in influencing engagement with Millennial, Gen Z, and Baby Boomer members of the workforce. And all of this can be managed more effectively with the well-informed and age-appropriate use of...

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17. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

A common criticism of the gig economy is that companies treat those working in it less favorably than traditional employees due to their status as independent contractors. Editorial credit: Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock.com The classification is important for a couple of reasons. For one, contractors are treated differently for tax purposes. They receive a 1099 from companies they work for at...

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

When a federal jury in a retaliation case hands a $1.5 million verdict to a Phoenix police sergeant, the case gets my attention. The April 10, 2019, verdict made headlines in the Arizona Republic, where the lawyer for Sergeant Jeffrey Green extolled the “big and worthwhile victory.” Source: kokouu / E+ / Getty Green has worked for the Phoenix Police Department since 1994, and he is still...

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

Nearly one in five people in the United States lives with a mental illness, but there is still a strong stigma around discussing mental health at work. The month of May being dedicated as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States helps, but we still have a long way to go in combating the public discourse surrounding the issue, which often deters people from speaking up and seeking...

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17. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

Culture begins to emerge at the foundation of your company. In fact, many entrepreneurs will tell you it’s important to define it from day 1 before you even open your doors. But once your company starts to grow, the individuals bringing their unique and diverse perspectives to work each day drive your organization’s culture. jacoblund / iStock / Getty Images Plus Simply defining your culture...

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

Americans are prepared to work hard—and they dream of being part of a winning team. These were the findings of a recent survey we conducted at Kimble. Around 7 in 10 U.S. workers said they would rather put in 50 hours a week for a growing company than 40 hours a week for a stagnant one. Source: bernardbodo / iStock / Getty This was a test question, intended to gauge how much people think it...

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

Halfway through the current administration, it’s unlikely there will be much significant employment legislation passed between now and the next election. With the Democrats controlling the House of Representatives, it doesn’t really matter what laws the president proposes and the Senate passes. There won’t be any consensus on major legislative policy initiatives. Source: Bill Chizek /...

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

Today, takeout or groceries can be at your doorstep minutes after ordering. Burger King is delivering food to those caught in L.A. traffic jams. Nearly everything in our lives has adjusted to “Smartphone Time” and can be had instantly with a swipe. Source: TippaPatt / shutterstock One of the last holdouts to this lifestyle was our money. Stubborn payment rules and systems meant that we had to...

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

The past few years have seen excellent strides toward diversity across organizations in the United States. However, many issues remain. For example, Amazon’s recruiting algorithm was taken offline last year because it was accidentally creating bias. And, while many organizations are aware of the need for diversity, some don’t seem equipped to act. Source: kentoh / shutterstock I recently had...

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

After several months of uncertainty, we now know that employers will be required to submit Component 2 data (i.e., employee wage and hour data) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019. Not only that, but they will be required to submit 2017 and 2018 Component 2 data, which means 2 years of historical workforce information. The EEOC anticipates it will open...

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

There are three certain things in life—death, work, and taxes. And work is usually stressful. Currently, 3 in 5 workers (61%) feel burned out in their current job,[1] and nearly a third (31%) report high levels of stress at work.[2] That’s why, from the moment I hire someone, I make sure he or she knows that I respect his or her work/life balance and do not expect him or her to work nights and...

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

Administering different types of paid and unpaid leave can be tricky, especially because so many of them overlap. There are legal ramifications to getting it right in many cases, but there are also risks to employee morale and turnover if you get it wrong. This goes for paid time off (PTO), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and all other forms of leave an organization may offer. Many of...

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

It’s easy to forget that every employee hired into your organization was once a candidate applying for a new job opportunity. These applicants chose your company over hundreds of others in the hopes of starting a new career journey. And it’s a jobseeker’s market today. Source: ESB Professional / shutterstock According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of Americans filing for...

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

continued is a company with a unique setup. A leading provider of online continuing education and career opportunities for health professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, the company does not have a central office. All employees work remotely. Source: nd3000 / shutterstock That might sound great if your office is next to someone who...

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

As I stared at the half-full 200-count bottle of gummy vitamins sitting in front of my computer monitor, I read a recent Time Magazine article that examined whether the supplements actually “work.” Unfortunately, the short answer is “no.” Fortunately, I didn’t let that stop me from figuring out how the vitamins can provide us with potent insights for creating strong and useful employee...

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

Employer-sponsored private-sector defined benefit (DB) plans have been on the decline for many years as U.S. employers have shifted to defined contribution (DC) retirement plans. Just 17% of private-sector employees had only a DB plan or both a DB and DC plan as of March 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile, 51% are enrolled in a DC plan. (Thirty-two percent have...

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