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The Flexibility Bias
A new study shows workplace bias against those who use flexible-work arrangements -- often for child-care needs -- may increase employee dissatisfaction even among those who don't have children. But can HR help to eradicate such bias within an organization?
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Apr 17, 2014
Fostering a Culture of Compassion
Recent research finds that a culture of companionate love in the workplace reduces employees' withdrawal from work, among other positive outcomes.
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Apr 16, 2014
Lessons from the Big Boys
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Apr 4, 2014
Employee Engagement Starts During Recruitment
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Apr 4, 2014
Are Employers Being 'Ambushed'?
Proposed NLRB union-organizing rules are being called 'game changers' by both sides in the debate, and for very different reasons.
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Mar 24, 2014
HBLC Opens in Vegas
From a history lesson on the origins of employee benefits to updates on how Washington's latest legislative efforts involving the Affordable Care Act may affect both employers and employees, the opening day of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference offered something for everyone.
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Mar 18, 2014
RPO's Value Proposition
Recruitment-process-outsourcing clients weigh in on what they value most from the provider community.
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Mar 7, 2014
What's the Holdup with Hiring?
A recent Glassdoor poll finds the average interview process took close to 23 days in 2013, compared to approximately 12 days in 2009. While thoroughly vetting candidates is a must, experts say the risk of frustrating candidates and damaging the corporate brand increases greatly when the company drags its feet in filling positions -- or even if applicants perceive as much.
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Mar 3, 2014
Learning from 'Big HR Tech'
Two recent events, one sponsored by IBM and the other by Oracle, offer some valuable take-aways not just for Fortune 1000 companies (the target market of these technology giants), but for small and mid-sized organizations as well.
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Feb 19, 2014
Time to Focus on Your Best Performers
Your highest-performing employees may be just the ones most likely considering leaving your organization for another opportunity, especially because those with the strongest skills are generally also those in the highest demand. Keeping those employees should be paramount for your organization's success.
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Feb 14, 2014 Feb 11, 2014
Repairing the Reference Process Feb 11, 2014
IBM Joins the Shifting Talent-Management War
IBM is using its acquisition of Kenexa to enter the talent- management war just as it seems to be shifting to unified systems. Without a core HRMS, the new IBM Kenexa Talent Suite will go to market with some very flashy technology (including parts of Watson) and a distinctly modern notion of what "integrated" applications mean.
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Feb 4, 2014
Is Obesity a Serious Medical Condition?
Question: Is obesity considered a serious medical condition under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Also, is it a condition that would have to provide a reasonable accommodation for? We have an employee who is morbidly obese, has asked for us to provide him with a bariatric sized chair (that costs a couple thousand dollars), and to place him in a ground floor office so that he does not have to take the stairs though we have very limited ground floor office space.
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Jan 13, 2014
Mandatory Retirement Incentive Programs
Question: We are considering instituting a mandatory retirement incentive program at our company, but don't want to run afoul of the law in doing so. Can you please explain who we are permitted to include in a mandatory retirement program and who has to be excluded? We are in New York state.
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Dec 30, 2013
Culture Change is in the Air
A recent study finds 96 percent of respondents indicating their companies need some form of culture change. While culture may be difficult to define as a concept, experts say leaders -- including HR -- must still identify the critical behaviors they wish to see employees exhibit, and reward workers who exemplify those behaviors.
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Dec 26, 2013
Review-Revamp Slowdown
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Dec 9, 2013
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