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HR Hero - Human Resources News
19. Februar, 10:33 Uhr

A new survey has found that younger employees are significantly less likely to enroll in vision benefits plans or understand the importance of eye exams.  The Transitions Optical Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey, conducted among 1,300 employees, reveals that 84% of Baby Boomers, 80% of Gen X and 75% of Millennials report that they are enrolled in their company’s vision plan.  But...

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23. Mai, 09:00 Uhr

Apparently, I’m an X-ennial. Source: monkeybusinessimages / iStock / Getty Born right on the edge of the ’80s and just missing solid membership in either of two key generational groups—Generation X and the Millennials—I was an ’80s kid (Saturday morning cartoons!) and a ’90s kid (I love the Internet!) As a result, I feel unique kinship to and empathy for the needs, complaints, and concerns of...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
08. März, 10:30 Uhr

The field of People Science is transforming the way that HR is practiced in progressive companies, and changing the perception and expectations of HR along the way, by showing how the responsibilities of HR can be quantified, improved and most importantly, correlated with business results.  Any competent Chief People Officer will have their own set of key metrics to monitor as well as preferred...

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08. März, 11:31 Uhr

In part one of this article, we covered the roles and responsibilities of a plan fiduciary and evaluated the new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule’s impact, even though full implementation has been delayed—extended to July 1, 2019. In this article, we’ll cover the exception to the fiduciary rule, as well as some steps employers can take to ensure the new DOL fiduciary rule is being...

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08. März, 11:48 Uhr

The federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) gives many rights to employees who leave work to enter active military service. First and foremost, of course, is the right to reinstatement when they are released from active duty. But it’s not just reinstatement in the job the employee left, however. The employee is entitled to be reinstated into the position he...

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08. März, 11:38 Uhr

Most companies consider job descriptions to be a necessary evil. No one likes writing them, sure, and it takes a lot of time and energy to put an informative one together. But if you’ve got an open role, you need to have a job description—right? Not necessarily! Let’s take a step back and examine the assumption that job descriptions are a useful piece of the recruiting puzzle. In theory, a job...

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08. März, 11:33 Uhr

Following the lead of several other courts of appeals and the long-held position of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington—recently concluded that minimum wage compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is determined by dividing the total weekly earnings...

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15. März, 11:00 Uhr

Is your company using video in the recruiting process? If not, you may want to consider incorporating this technology into your recruiting strategies, as we are living in a digital age that is currently faced with a competitive candidate-driven market. Talent acquisition professionals are “mining for gold” it seems when searching for top talent. Really, there are two groups that you are looking...

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18. Oktober, 16:29 Uhr

Did you know that one-fifth of Americans recently reported that they work in a hostile environment? And disturbingly, that may not be as surprising to discover in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Source: nullplus / E+ / Getty According to legaldictionary.net, a hostile work environment occurs when there is “unwelcome or offensive behavior in the workplace, which causes one or more...

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30. Januar, 11:06 Uhr

The Washington Supreme Court recently held that job applicants have a claim under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) when a prospective employer refuses to hire them in retaliation for their opposition to discrimination by a different employer. Facts In 2006, the Waterville School District hired “Alfred” as a math teacher. While working there, he filed multiple grievances...

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31. Januar, 11:49 Uhr

Recently, Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island heard a claim from a female employee who says she was placed on a paid suspension after announcing that she was pregnant. Although the employer continued to pay the employee during a suspension, the court held that the suspension was punitive in nature, became part of her permanent employment...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
02. Mai, 12:16 Uhr

A CLO is a Chief Learning Officer and is often referred to as a Training Director, Head of Learning and Development, or something similar. Over 90% of CLOs have 10 years or more of corporate experience. Source: StockFinland / iStock / Getty CLOs are predominantly found in larger organizations, and also in the following industries: Education Management Professional Training Human...

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21. März, 10:28 Uhr

When a new hire joined a U.S. Fortune 500 company in 1998, there was about a 59% chance he or she would be offered a traditional or hybrid defined benefit (DB) pension. As of 2017, that likelihood dropped to 16% in the same group of employers, according to a new Willis Towers Watson (WTW) retrospective report on large DB plans. DNY59 / E+ / Getty Images The global benefits consulting firm’s...

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

A recent report highlights essential factors affecting the future of work, while exploring how a better workplace experience results in better employee engagement and company performance. The report also points to the increasing presence of robotic and artificial intelligence in the workplace and daily life, and outlines the ways that the development of individual and collective human...

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

Remember when employee slacking meant long conversations at the water cooler and frequent smoke breaks? Those were simpler times. Some studies suggest that digital distractions offer a whole new, more time-consuming and effective method of slacking in the modern workplace. But how damaging are such behaviors? Should they be stamped out entirely or maybe even permitted? Here to discuss the...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
10. Juli, 09:03 Uhr

Getting a company up and running is no small task! And having to compete with big-name companies to lure talent in the door is equally as difficult. However, we’ve got good news! It can be done, and we’ve got the proof. Image courtesy of Outdoorsy RV rental company, Outdoorsy, recently announced that it had recruited new executive leaders from big-name companies around the globe. These new...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
19. April, 11:00 Uhr

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) does far more than regulate the exchange of consumer credit information. You need to understand how it applies to employees and applicants in order to ensure compliance. Below is a general summary of your FCRA obligations. KittisakJirasittichai / iStock / Getty Images Plus ‘Consumer Reports’ and ‘Investigative Consumer Reports’ In the employment context, a...

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

Now that the U.S. Senate has confirmed attorney John Ring for a seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employers can expect the NLRB to continue trying to roll back some controversial rulings from the Obama-era Board—and ward off possible conflict-of-interest problems. Ring was confirmed on April 11 on a 50-48 vote. Then on April 12, an announcement from the White House said...

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

Much has been said about the problems veterans have transitioning to civilian employment. It’s no wonder, according to a veteran whose civilian job involves linking new veterans with private sector employers. He explains that often the differences between military and civilian life make veterans “lousy jobseekers.” Source: flySnow / iStock / Getty Images Plus The good news is that the...

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

Football, fútbol, or the beautiful game (a.k.a. soccer to those not in the know) is by far the world’s most popular sport. It is also the most passionate. Its greatest showcase, the World Cup, is about a month away. An estimated 103.4 million people watched last year’s Super Bowl. About 3.2 billion people watched the last World Cup final. According to a recent Gallup poll, the sport’s...

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

A recent study suggests that while automation will not be going away anytime soon, it will create new jobs that require new and different skills. Source: Dmitrii_Guzhanin / iStock / Getty Technology is rapidly transforming organizations and companies will need more people in the near-term to meet the demand stimulated by automation, not less, according to ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN). The new...

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29. Mai, 09:00 Uhr

In his recent book, Dying for a Paycheck, Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, explains how the modern workplace causes all kinds of problems. From chronic illnesses to stress, much about the modern workplace is bad for economies and societies and the success of companies—and, of course, for workers. Source: TadejZupancic / E+ / Getty In...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
06. März, 11:30 Uhr

It seems like I’m seeing more and more people with service animals—particularly “comfort animals” meant to ease anxiety or similar problems. Delta Airlines has had such a problem with comfort animals causing issues on its planes that it recently announced it was tightening its restrictions. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers must provide “reasonable accommodations” to...

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

A Monster survey reveals most U.S. workers are ready for some summer fun, but nearly 10% don’t plan to use any vacation at all—and that’s a mistake. Sergey_Peterman / iStock / Getty Images Plus Are you ready for a well-earned summer vacation? If so, good for you! You join the one-third of respondents to a recent Monster survey who said they plan on traveling this summer. And it’s important that...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
26. Februar, 10:53 Uhr

I try not to use the “Millennial” label. It feels wrong to generalize about groups that include millions of people and I can’t help but detect some age discrimination, even if subtle or unintentional, in pronouncements about behavioral differences in various age groups. Evolution took hundreds of thousands of years; I don’t think we’ve drastically changed in the past two decades. Yuri_Arcurs /...

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

Does your organization utilize employee engagement surveys? If it does, you are undoubtedly familiar with many reasons why they’re often cited as being critical to gauging the “temperature” or “mood” of the workplace. Indeed, there are many potential benefits to be gained but also some potential drawbacks. We’ll explore some of each now. Employee Engagement Surveys: Pros Here are some of the...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
06. April, 11:00 Uhr

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 enacted in February relaxed certain restrictions on hardship withdrawals from 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans (see, New Federal Budget Relaxes Hardship Withdrawals for Retirement Plan Participants), starting in 2019. But defined contribution (DC) retirement plan sponsors also should be aware that, in contrast, the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
20. April, 10:12 Uhr

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should modify its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) to expand its use by retirement plans seeking to self-correct errors, according to the American Retirement Association (ARA). Doing so would reduce the burden of newly increased Voluntary Correction Program (VCP) fees (see, IRS Adjusts Voluntary Correction Program User Fees Starting January...

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

New research suggests you should consider freelancers. A survey conducted by The Creative Group, a Robert Half company providing creative staffing services, finds that nearly four in 10 advertising and marketing executives (39 percent) say the freelance creative talent pool has grown stronger. In addition, more than half of survey respondents (58 percent) report that their company employs...

HR Hero - Human Resources News
22. März, 10:55 Uhr

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on December 22, 2017, brought the most sweeping overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) since 1986. Most of the changes took effect January 1, 2018. In part one of this article, we discussed the TCJA’s impact on employer provided fringe benefits, in regard to transportation and moving expenses. In this article, we’ll look at how the TCJA...

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