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

Employee attendance problems are probably the most common reason for disciplinary action and discharge. Yet many employers pay surprisingly little attention to their attendance policies. vicky_81 / iStock / Getty Images Plus I often see policies consisting of generic, vaguely worded language that looks like it has been cut and pasted without much thought to the content. That’s too bad because...

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...

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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
21. August, 09:00 Uhr

Warning: Contains spoilers for Amazon Studios’ The Boys. Within the past week or so, I started to watch an Amazon Studios television series called The Boys. Based on a comic book series of the same name, The Boys posits a world in which superheroes—referred to as “supes”—exist and are in the employ of global conglomerate Vought International. Source: Malchev / shutterstock The centerpiece of...

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

Although over three-quarters of organizations have reported the importance of high-quality leadership development programs and recognize that it’s important to invest in developing leaders for their organizations at all levels, not many do. Source: Jirsak / Shutterstock Organizations don’t always know how to measure the impact of their leadership development programs. And if they can’t measure...

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

In part 1 of this article series, I was discussing the upcoming EEO-1 Component 2 deadline of September 30 with experts Mark Adams and Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP. Today, we continue that discussion by examining what happens if you find that you had submitted errors in your Component 1 while preparing your Component 2 and what happens if you just don’t file at all. To listen to the entire...

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 /...

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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...

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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...

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23. August, 09:00 Uhr

Meet Camille J. Bryant, an HR executive who was recently added to the Board of Directors at Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS). WOS is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to connecting individuals from underserved populations with transformative career opportunities. Bryant brings over 14 years of HR experience to her new board position—a unique opportunity for an HR professional and...

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

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...

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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...

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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
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
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, 09:00 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...

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23. August, 09:00 Uhr

Meal period and wage statement claims continue to haunt California employers. Most of you know you must factor nondiscretionary bonuses into the regular rate of pay when you calculate overtime. However, such bonuses also need to be factored into the regular pay rate when the 1-hour meal period premium is calculated. In the following case, Walmart correctly factored the bonus payments into the...

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

Healthy competition in the workplace can increase productivity and encourage innovative thinking. However, a critical aspect of sustaining an optimal work environment is to focus on creating collaborative learning opportunities that employees actually seek out and enjoy. Source: GaudiLab / Shutterstock The need to build a culture of learning can be overlooked or relegated to annual training...

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

Navigating the nuances of hiring and firing employees can be tricky business. You may make a mistake and be exposed to liability. You may do everything right yet still be sued. Employers have the option to deal with the risks by purchasing an insurance product called employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). Like any insurance product, EPLI contains distinct advantages and...

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
23. August, 09:00 Uhr

If new candidates come into your workplace and see how unhappy your current staff is, they’ll decline your job offer in a heartbeat, finds new research from Hibob—a people management platform. Even in a tight labor market, a high salary is not enough as 69% of candidates will reconsider an offer if current employees do not seem happy in their roles. Source: Unique Vision / Shutterstock The...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
22. August, 09:02 Uhr

When dealing with a labor shortage, employers will pull out all the stops to attract and retain top talent. Yet, some employers are treating the hiring market like it’s the pre-2008 recession era and continuing to use outdated hiring practices like having a long hiring process, non-mobile-friendly job applications, and more—and then they wonder why they can’t fill the void. francescoch / iStock...

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

The debate over the cost/value proposition of a higher education isn’t new. As tuition and student debt have skyrocketed in recent years, students and parents question the worth of a pricey bachelor’s degree. Source: Kisialiou Yury / Shutterstock It’s commonly believed that there is an oversupply of college graduates and a shortage of technical or trade workers. Meanwhile, college grads spend...

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

How do you assess what skills your employees need to be trained on? What about figuring out what skills already exist in the organization and what will be needed in the future? Source: Tashatuvango / Shutterstock This is where skills mapping comes in. Skills mapping refers to creating a visual representation of the skills needed to perform well in any given role and comparing that with the...

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