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How Top Tech Trends Are Transforming Work

on Nov 15, 2019, 1:42:05 PM By | Charles Coy | 0 Comments | AI 5G AR Trends Bots
When asked to consider how technology is transforming the world of work, an HR executive may point to advancements in applicant tracking systems, the growth of on-demand learning platforms and better employee analytics. These are just a few of the exciting new tools having a profound impact on HR, but what about the many broader technologies that are shaking up the status quo across industries?
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Six Tips for Achieving Work-Life Integration

on Oct 30, 2019, 9:47:00 AM By | O.C. Tanner | 0 Comments | Job Flexibility Work/Life Balance
Work-life balance is one of those things everyone talks about, but no one seems to achieve. It’s like an imaginary destination no one ever really reaches. Find out why work-life integration is a much better goal for many reasons, not the least of which is that we can actually hope to achieve it.
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Hiring Practices in a Candidate Driven Market

on Oct 23, 2019, 9:45:00 AM By | Strategic Human Resources, Inc. | 0 Comments | hiring Candidate Experience
Since the Great Recession in 2008 and especially over the last several years, the economy has moved from recovery mode to consistently maintaining strong growth.  The latest news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the national monthly unemployment rates have been remaining steady at 3.7%, while at the same time, job numbers continue to stay positive.  Many financial experts see that trend continuing for the foreseeable future.
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What Do Millennials Want at Work?

on Oct 16, 2019, 9:21:00 AM By | Claire Hastwell | 0 Comments | Benefits Millennials Family Leave
Our survey of millennial employees uncovered that just 44 percent of millennials in all U.S. businesses are having a positive experience at work–the lowest figure of any generation.
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Gig Workers: A Boon Or A Legal Bane For Businesses?

on Oct 9, 2019, 9:41:00 AM By | Susan Bassford Wilson | 0 Comments | Legal Gig Economy
The gig economy is the future of the workforce, right? Or is it an old concept with a modern twist?  After all, using workers on a “freelance” or “independent contractor” basis is not a new idea. Whether old or new, there are legal traps that businesses should be aware of and precautions they can take to minimize their liability.
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CCPA: Expansive Array of Consumer Rights Imposes Rigorous Compliance Burden

on Oct 2, 2019, 9:43:00 AM By | Damon W. Silver and Catherine R. Tucciarello | 0 Comments |
For years now, state laws have required subject organizations to provide notification to affected data subjects and, in some instances, to state agencies, consumer reporting agencies, and the media, when they experience a “breach” of certain categories of information.  And a growing number of states – including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, and, most recently, New York – have gone a step further, requiring subject organizations to develop and implement “reasonable safeguards” to secure the personal information they collect and use.  With the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), California is poised to establish the next frontier in U.S. privacy and data security law. 
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How Leaders Can Fix Feedback

on Sep 25, 2019, 10:30:00 AM By | Mervyn Dinnen | 0 Comments | Workplace Strategic Improvement
Feedback has a branding problem. The very notion of it worries people and raises our defenses. Our brains are often not ready to hear it or give it. Words and context are crucial as sometimes feedback can hurt or give offense, and often doesn’t seem very helpful. Ultimately much of this comes down to the individuals who are giving and hearing the feedback. This is one part of performance management that definitely needs a makeover.
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How to Improve Emotional Intelligence at Work

on Sep 18, 2019, 10:30:00 AM By | Stijn de Groef | 0 Comments | Workplace Strategic Improvement
Emotional intelligence is crucial in the modern workplace. It’s the secret to happier, more engaged employees who work better together. Which means it’s the secret to higher performing teams that drive fast n’ furious business growth.
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How To Unlock Remote Workforce Engagement

on Sep 11, 2019, 10:30:00 AM By | Shane Metcalf | 0 Comments | Workforce Remote Workspace
Working remotely has previously been an exception few companies were willing to make for their people. In fact, up until the early 70’s, telecommuting was unheard of. Office optics determined how you were perceived by your manager and co-workers, and being “absent” meant you were not contributing. But new companies are now rethinking their remote workforce policies along with other cultural and performance strategies. In 2019, the exception is now becoming the rule. 
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How to Leverage Insights from Exit Interviews

on Sep 4, 2019, 10:30:00 AM By | Allie Kelly | 0 Comments | HR Exit Interviews Policy
Exit interviews are important tools for HR because they provide insights into company operations and culture that would otherwise be impossible to get from current employees. To make the most of the process, HR stakeholders should develop consistent processes that aim to collect valuable, measurable data.
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