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The Most Effective Ways to Show Employee Appreciation

on Dec 4, 2019 9:15:00 AM By | Lorena Martinez | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Appreciation
“Let me know when your whole life goes up in smoke. Means it's time for a promotion.” This is the advice Nigel gives Andy in a scene from the 2006 movie, “The Devil Wears Prada.”
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Protected Activity or Terminable Misconduct?

on Nov 27, 2019 10:15:00 AM By | Connie Bertram | 0 Comments | termination HR Department Protections whistleblower
It has become almost routine for employees pursuing whistleblower and other employment-related claims against their employer to engage in "self-help discovery," using their access to files and databases to collect and gather, in violation of company policy, documents and data relating to their claims. The company often becomes aware of this type of misconduct during internal investigations, when a forensic review of the complainant's computer or statements by witnesses reveal that the complainant has collected or is collecting evidence. Or, the misconduct may not become evident until after the employee has filed a charge or a lawsuit, when confidential company documents are referenced in the charge or complaint or the employer undertakes discovery.
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Employee Benefits: Make Them Easy to Buy and Use

on Nov 20, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Sharlyn Lauby | 0 Comments | Education Benefits HR Department
One of my favorite phrases is “make it easy to buy and easy to use”. I learned it years ago in the hospitality industry. If you want to upsell a restaurant guest, make it easy for them to buy the premium product and use it. Basically, as the guest, I simply want to pay and enjoy.
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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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