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The Satisfaction Factor
While workers' job-satisfaction rates inched up this past year, they are still way behind previous highs. Here's what HR can do to increase satisfaction for employees everywhere.
Oct 28, 2015
Telecommuting, by the Numbers
While public sentiment about telecommuting tends to be largely positive, the science based on its ultimate outcomes shows a more complex picture of the policy as a tool that requires the right strategy for each organization.
Oct 26, 2015
Hitting the Mark
New research from Bersin by Deloitte connects "high-impact" employee-goal-setting practices with improved business outcomes.
Jan 8, 2015
Controlling Costs in China
Though a few steps can help trim costs, experts say tracking return on investment for the inevitable costs of relocating employees to China yields the strongest bottom-line results.
Jan 5, 2015
The Pressure of Being 'Everyone's Ideal'
A new study suggests that the old adage about loneliness at the top may apply more to women business leaders than their male counterparts.
Dec 3, 2014
Addressing 'Egregious' Online Behavior
While examples have been plentiful of National Labor Relations Board decisions erring on the side of free-speech protections in social-media posts, a new board ruling shows some worker discussions on online platforms may be explicit enough to justify action on an employer's part.
Nov 19, 2014
Screens Under Scrutiny
Many companies employ online personality tests as a way to determine if candidates possess certain job-specific traits. But do some of them violate the ADA and discriminate against those with disabilities?
Oct 27, 2014
The Trouble with Medical-History Requests
Asking an employee for access to his or her family's medical history is difficult to justify in court, legal experts say, just as a new lawsuit puts the issue of "overbroad" medical inquiries in the spotlight.
Oct 8, 2014
Wellness Gone Wild
A new front on the legal battleground is opening up: when a company's wellness program is accused of overstepping its legal boundaries.
Sep 11, 2014
Certifying Career Readiness
To help provide better qualified job candidates, an organization that's worked with high-school students for three decades has joined with 10 companies to create a new certification program that organizers are calling a "true differentiator."
Aug 13, 2014
Reaping a Return from Boomerangs
New academic research highlights some of the thinking -- and precautions -- involved in taking on returning employees, something experts say is a growing hiring trend.
Jul 24, 2014
Standing Up for Productivity
The next move toward affecting change in sedentary work environments could very well be the "stand-up" meeting, which new research shows may benefit collaboration and, indirectly, work performance.
Jul 3, 2014
Does Flextime Penalize Night Owls?
Though many studies and surveys show that flextime is among the most popular workplace flexibility programs -- and one that appears to drive productivity -- a new look at when an employee chooses to work reveals a potential bias toward early birds.
Jun 23, 2014
Refocusing at the NBGH
As Brian Marcotte steps into his new role as president and CEO at the National Business Group on Health, he is urging HR leaders to look beyond the immediate effects of the Affordable Care Act.
May 22, 2014
Goodbye, No-Gossip Policies?
As the NLRB targets employee-communications policies that are overly broad or potentially ambiguous, experts say no-gossip policies are the next to come under similar scrutiny.
May 13, 2014
More Than Money?
New reports highlight the need for HR leaders to shift their thinking on how to gauge return on investment for wellness programs.
Apr 30, 2014
Balancing Empathy and Burnout
New insights on manager interactions with employees highlight the delicate balance between managers who are aloof and those who care so much they burn out.
Apr 10, 2014
Taking a New Route
After California recently enacted a law mandating that larger employers in San Francisco offer commuter benefits, legal experts say other metro areas may not be far behind.
Mar 31, 2014
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