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When Grief Hits Home at Work
HRE managing editor tells her story in hopes it might shed light on what HR and managers can do when one of their own suffers significant loss and struggles to work through it.
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Mar 10, 2017
6 Tips to Increase Employee Engagement
Here's how HR professionals can ensure engagement becomes a personal experience for employees while also creating a work environment that fosters highly engaged workers.
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Jan 20, 2017
Who is the Fifth Largest HCM Vendor?
ADP has long (and justifiably) complained about being the fourth after our Big Three HCM vendors. Are you surprised to learn that Kronos follows them as the fifth? After making its bones building and renting time clocks, that's a difficult transition to make, especially changing public perception. But in more than annual revenue, Kronos has finally done it, and here's how.
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Dec 6, 2016
Bias Seen in Paid Parental Benefits
A new survey finds an imbalance in how the genders are treated when it comes to employers' paid parental benefits. Experts suggest ways organizations can work toward a gender-neutral policy.
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Oct 27, 2016
Back on Track
Barry Melnkovic of Amtrak, this year's HR Executive of the Year, took a virtually broken HR function and got it firing on all cylinders again.
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Oct 10, 2016
Sick-Leave Laws Cause HR Headaches
When it comes to paid sick leave, there are no easy answers for multistate employers, which must contend with a growing number of inconsistent state and local mandates.
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Aug 23, 2016
Juggling Paternal Rights and Job Duties
A new report uncovers some challenges men face when trying to make use of their company's parental-leave policies. Experts say incentives and managerial training are powerful tools to get more male workers to make use of such leave programs.
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Jul 12, 2016

Time for Dad
A growing number of employers are offering paid paternal benefits to new dads and are finding the benefits go both ways.
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Feb 11, 2016
Taking Family-Leave Benefits to the Next Level
Employers are beginning to feel the pressure to reconsider their stance on paid family leave, following a number of highly visible announcements. But as those blazing a trail here remind us, HR leaders would be wise to tread carefully.
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Dec 18, 2015
The Push for Paid Paternity Leave
New fathers are seeking more time off to help care for their kids, and some employers are responding with broader parental leave policies that include paternity leave. If not properly applied, however, these policies can lead to costly legal battles.
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Oct 22, 2015
The Value of Work/Life
Family-friendly benefits may be competitive difference-makers. Employers that aren't improving such offerings may be falling behind in the talent-acquisition game.
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Oct 13, 2015
New Leave Laws for New Dads
Beginning in April, Massachusetts employers will be required to provide unpaid paternity leave to male employees. The question now, experts say, is not whether more states will follow suit, but whether employers and HR will eventually be obliged to offer paid leave to new fathers.
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Apr 1, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Focusing on Family-Caregiver Discrimination
While a steadily growing number of working Americans report they are caring for elderly and ailing parents, the number of employees claiming they were treated unequally because of their caregiver status rose by nearly 400 percent in recent years. What can HR do to ensure organizations avoid such discrimination claims?
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Feb 10, 2014
David Steps Up Its Game Against Goliath in Workforce Management
How would you like to compete against Kronos, the fourth largest HCM vendor right behind ADP, according to research firm IDC, and nearly as dominant in its field? Workforce Software (plus others) have successfully been doing it for years, and those two companies' recent back-to-back user conferences in Florida revealed a lot about the challenges each faces.
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Nov 12, 2013
A 'Very Uncomfortable' Request for FMLA Leave
We have a very uncomfortable situation at work. One of our employees has asked for FMLA paternity leave to take care of a newborn child whom he claims is his. The problem is, this employee did not give us any prior notice of the birth, and his wife (whom he lives with) is not the mother of this child. He has apparently fathered this child with one of the women whom he has been having an affair with. Can we ask this employee to provide us proof that he is, in fact, the father of this child as a requirement for granting him FMLA leave?
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Apr 10, 2013
Fathers Know Best
New dads today are expected to -- and want to -- play a bigger role in helping to raise their children. Yet some companies still haven't gotten the message.
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Oct 16, 2011
Father Time
Here in the United States, we don't make it easy for working dads (or moms) to spend time raising their families, certainly not compared to other industrialized countries -- such as Norway, which offers 46 weeks of fully paid leave to new parents, including 10 of those weeks set aside exclusively for new fathers. 
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Oct 16, 2011
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