story feed 2017-08-18T18:24:01Z 2017-08-18T18:24:01Z A Legislative Victory for Employers 2017-08-17T11:17:13Z 2017-08-17T11:17:13Z By Jack Robinson A coalition of business groups can savor -- for now -- the demise of a proposal in Congress to cap long-established health-insurance tax exemptions worth billions of dollars annually to employers and employees. 2017-08-17T11:17:13Z Google's Firing Line 2017-08-16T11:45:51Z 2017-08-16T11:45:51Z By Carol Patton Experts weigh in on whether the tech giant made the right choice in firing the engineer who wrote what many considered to be an anti-diversity internal memo. 2017-08-16T11:45:51Z ACOs: The Next Wave? 2017-08-15T12:30:48Z 2017-08-15T12:30:48Z By Carol Patton Accountable care organizations -- groups of different healthcare providers that share the responsibility of providing care to patients -- have produced mixed results in the few years they have been on the market, experts say. But companies are nonetheless beginning to gravitate toward them, according to a new survey. 2017-08-15T12:30:48Z The Absolute Latest from Workday 2017-08-15T09:27:44Z 2017-08-15T09:27:44Z As part of my 17th annual Silicon Valley summer vendor tour, I spent Aug. 2 in briefings with a dozen Workday executives in Pleasanton, Calif. Some of what I learned will be in my annual "horse race" feature (now renamed "steeplechase") posting just before the HR Technology ConferenceŽ & Expo in October. Some of the company's latest strategy and developments are below. 2017-08-15T09:27:44Z Challenging the Transgender Ban 2017-08-14T12:43:39Z 2017-08-14T12:43:39Z By Anjali Patel The Trump administration's recent rollback of Obama-era sexual orientation and transgender policies has led to litigation claiming violations of due process and equal protection rights. 2017-08-14T12:43:39Z Salary History: To Ask or Not to Ask? 2017-08-10T11:01:09Z 2017-08-10T11:01:09Z By Mark McGraw A new Glassdoor survey finds many job candidates don't want to be asked about their pay in past positions, and some cities and states have passed laws prohibiting such queries. Legality aside, what sort of value does asking questions about salary history add to the hiring process? 2017-08-10T11:01:09Z Going Agile 2017-08-09T12:17:03Z 2017-08-09T12:17:03Z By Knowledge@Wharton The agile approach to management uses teams to work through a process designed to respond to unpredictability. This new concept, however, will require organizations to adopt a new set of people-management practices, experts say. 2017-08-09T12:17:03Z Digital Transformation and HR 2017-08-09T10:10:55Z 2017-08-09T10:10:55Z Recent advances in technology have made some HR tasks easier while making others infinitely more complex. So how will these digital transformations change organizations and the workplace? 2017-08-09T10:10:55Z In the Concealed-Carry Crosshairs 2017-08-08T12:22:42Z 2017-08-08T12:22:42Z By Julie Cook Ramirez As it has become easier for Americans to carry concealed weapons in public, employers must walk a fine line between protecting the workplace and respecting workers' Second Amendment rights. 2017-08-08T12:22:42Z NLRB Swings Right 2017-08-03T12:53:05Z 2017-08-03T12:53:05Z By Tom Starner The National Labor Relations Board, soon to be under GOP control, should deliver a measure of certainty and finality, according to pro-employer groups. But it won't happen overnight. 2017-08-03T12:53:05Z Getting Under Employees' Skin 2017-08-02T10:40:08Z 2017-08-02T10:40:08Z By Carol Patton A few innovative tech companies have begun implanting microchips into willing workers. Will this trend catch on in other industries and eventually replace the employee ID badge? 2017-08-02T10:40:08Z What Big Trends Mean for HR Tech 2017-08-01T09:14:03Z 2017-08-01T09:14:03Z The annual release of a "must-read" report holds some interesting findings for HR tech professionals in the areas of mobile devices, cloud computing and the use of gamification for learning and development. 2017-08-01T09:14:03Z When Trust Matters 2017-07-31T09:10:55Z 2017-07-31T09:10:55Z What should an HR executive do when their CEO or another top executive relies on a close friend and colleague who may be giving out ill-advised or misplaced advice? 2017-07-31T09:10:55Z A Primer on Leave Policies 2017-07-31T09:10:55Z 2017-07-31T09:10:55Z Question: I just started at a new company and they have many more leave policies than the small organization where I used to work. I'm really confused with how all these policies interact: short-term disability, long-term disability, FMLA leave, etc. Can you explain what each of these policies are and how they are typically implemented? Do they run together? Do employees get paid while on each of these leaves? 2017-07-31T09:10:55Z 'Ambush' Election Rule Under Fire 2017-07-31T09:10:55Z 2017-07-31T09:10:55Z By Mark McGraw A bill that would ultimately undo the "ambush" election rule seems poised to pass, which experts say would provide employers with more time to make the case against unionization. 2017-07-31T09:10:55Z A Metric Other Than Time 2017-07-27T09:54:44Z 2017-07-27T09:54:44Z By Andrew R. McIlvaine Companies are looking at factors other than time-to-fill when measuring recruitment's effectiveness. 2017-07-27T09:54:44Z 4 Ways HR Can Accomplish More with Less 2017-07-26T10:52:52Z 2017-07-26T10:52:52Z By Jewell Parkinson Here are four technology-related best practices that HR teams should keep in mind as they seek to accomplish more with less throughout the entirety of the employee lifecycle. 2017-07-26T10:52:52Z The Work Desk 2.0 2017-07-26T08:53:47Z 2017-07-26T08:53:47Z By Maura C. Ciccarelli A new crop of "smart" desks is making it even easier for employers to encourage healthy behaviors in the workplace. But will it work? 2017-07-26T08:53:47Z Bring Change to Mind 2017-07-25T15:30:00Z 2017-07-25T15:30:00Z Mental-health issues are a leading cause of employee health, productivity and absence issues. Employers are often the first line of assistance in helping workers and their dependents receive the care they need. 2017-07-25T15:30:00Z A Not-So-Quiet Problem: Noise! 2017-07-18T11:15:55Z 2017-07-18T11:15:55Z By Jack Robinson Big open spaces with lots of glass can result in a noisy workplace that's bad for productivity and morale. A warning sign that you have a problem: Everyone's wearing headphones. 2017-07-18T11:15:55Z