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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mar 31, 2014
Linking Culture to Accident Reporting
When it comes to timely and compliant accident reporting, unwritten communication -- a company's culture and supervisors' behaviors -- may speak louder than any documented policy or procedure, according to new research.
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Mar 20, 2014
Bridging the Leadership-Skills Gap
Competing business priorities have taken some focus away from leadership development at many organizations, just at a time when effective leadership is more crucial than ever.
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Feb 19, 2014
Gray Matter(s)
New research offers a glimpse into the brain's responses to differing leadership styles, but before HR can use such information to affect positive change, executives must first embrace the concept.
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Feb 4, 2014
EAPs Not Covered By ACA Umbrella
At least through the end of the year, many employee-assistance programs are now considered exempt from regulations under the Affordable Care Act, thanks to a set of proposed rules set forth by three federal agencies. Experts say the move should free employers to continue offering an important add-on benefit.
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Jan 23, 2014
Getting Gay-Friendlier
A new ranking from the Human Rights Campaign shows a record number of companies -- including 299 of the Fortune 500 -- are extending equality to LGBT employees.
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Jan 9, 2014
Making the Most of an EVP
Few companies are using employee-value propositions as a valuable tool for recruitment, retention, engagement and even financial growth, a new survey finds.
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Dec 3, 2013
Learning from the World's Best
A job-swapping program in which workers temporarily trade lives -- including their home and car -- is just one of the innovative programs that could help land your company on the World's Best Multinational Workplaces list.
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Nov 7, 2013
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