HR News & Trends

Benefits, Compensation, HR News & Trends

Will California Bill Help Eliminate Low-Ball Job Offers?

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Asking the salary history of job applicants may become a banned question, but employers could be required to publish hiring rates and stick to them.

This innovative intended regulatory intervention in recruiting practices is a pay equity initiative by (of course) the state of California.

Assembly Bill 1017 (by Nora Campos, D-San Jose), the pay equity law proposed in February 2015, would ban employment advertising that demands salary history from job applicants, and, it would require the minimum applicable hiring rate to be both published and paid or exceeded. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Legal Issues

Oregon Social Media Workplace Law: Just a Solution in Search of a Problem

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By Eric B. Meyer

Forcing job applicants to disclose social media logins and passwords as a condition of employment is so 2013 — kinda like this crappy blog.

So, the State of Oregon is this close to becoming the first state to expand its social media workplace privacy law to forbid employers from requiring their employees or job applicants to have personal social media accounts as a condition of employment.

You can read a copy of the bill here. Read more…

HR News & Trends

The Zappos Experiment Eliminating Managers? They’re Having Some Issues

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I’ll believe in holacracy when CEOs start giving up their titles and submit themselves to it.

Don’t know what holacracy is? Holacracy.com says it is “a new way of running an organization that removes power from a management hierarchy and distributes it across clear roles, which can then be executed autonomously, without a micromanaging boss.”

Lord knows we can do a lot better without micromanaging bosses, and I’ve worked for a number of them, but I’m always leery of a definition like this one that seems to believe that a “micromanaging boss” is part and parcel of the management process. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Survey: Hiring Managers Doing More Candidate Trolling on Social Media

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By Eric B. Meyer

I read different surveys about social media and hiring and the numbers vary greatly.

For every survey that indicates that employers are not using social media to vet candidates, you get the one I read last night from CareerBuilder.com, which reports that “52 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, up significantly from 43 percent last year and 39 percent in 2013.” Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

Although It’s Better, U.S. Employers Are Still Struggling to Fill Vacancies

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ManpowerGroup’s 10th annual Talent Shortage Survey is out, and it reveals that 32 percent of U.S. employers report difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages.

This marks a decrease of 8 percent, down from 40 percent in 2014. Globally, the percentage of employers experiencing difficulties continued to rise, increasing from 36 percent in 2014 to 38 percent this year. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

A Hard Lesson For Starbucks About Customers, Employees, Social Media

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By Eric B. Meyer

Raise your hand if you don’t own a smartphone.

According to Pew Internet Project research, 64 percent of American adults own smartphones. And that’s just the adults.

So, it should come as no surprise that, in the brief amount of time it takes someone to pull a phone of a pocket, bring it to life, pull up a camera app, and hit record — five seconds maybe — anything you (or your employees) do in public can be stored and shared. Read more…

HR Management, HR News & Trends

Six Trends in Talent Management You Simply Can’t Ignore

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It’s no secret that business leaders are challenged by an extremely dynamic business environment in which they must work their corporate magic.

Characterized by technological innovation, blurring boundaries among industries, shifts in customer behavior, scarcity of talent, and huge variations in growth across regions, the business landscape requires all of us to contribute our best effort every day in order to have a fighting chance at success. Read more…

HR News & Trends

Talent Management and Leadership Nuggets from TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit

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Editor’s Note: Frequent TLNT contributor Howard Mavity, who is also a partner at the law firm Fisher & Phillips, attended TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit in Atlanta last week. Here are a few of his thoughts. 

By Howard Mavity

After 31 years as a labor lawyer, I don’t often feel like an amateur, but that’s how I felt listening to Day One’s HR and academic presenters at TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit last week.

We overuse the term “Thought Leaders,” but the expression fit the speakers. All of them dug deeply into HR and Talent topics without coming unmoored from practical application. I’ll write more as time permits, but today I want to share a few “nuggets.” Read more…

HR News & Trends, Legal Issues

Labor Dept. Sends Proposed OT Exemptions For White House Review

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By Tammy McCutchen

Back in March 2014, President Obama ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to revise the “white collar” overtime exemption regulations.

Declaring “Americans have spent too long working more and getting less in return,” the President ordered the revision of the overtime exemption regulations with a goal of making millions more workers eligible for overtime pay.

This week, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the proposed changes to the overtime regulations to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Leadership

Study Finds Link Between Talent, Leadership and Financial Performance

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The relationship between talent and financial performance has been an “intuitive” given to enlightened leaders for a long time.

Thanks to recent work by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) it’s no longer intuitive. The data are in and they are convincing. Boston Consulting Group released its Global Leadership and Talent Index survey of 1,263 CEOs and HR directors of global companies in 85 countries.

The results are compelling to say the least. Read more…