Articles tagged 'HR management'

HR Basics

A Termination Checklist to Automate the Offboarding Process

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Every manager experiences letting someone go at some point in their career.

Whether the reason is business related or performance related, it can fill even the most seasoned manager with feelings of dread.

The truth is, all organizations lose employees and the offboarding process needs to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Read more…

HR Insights, Talent Management

Why You Need to Choose Your Workplace Friends and Allies Wisely

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I once heard a saying that the workplace isn’t like college.

College is about doing well and getting ahead. Instead, the workplace is like high school – it’s all about who likes you and who doesn’t.

When we’re thinking about human interaction in the workplace and how it impacts performance, that’s a pretty apt analogy. If the folks with influence and power in your organization don’t like you, it’s going to be much harder for you to get things done or advance in your career.

But, I’ll add to it just slightly. Read more…

Benefits

4 Milestones in the Evolution of the Corporate Wellness Program

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We are witnessing the rapid evolution of the corporate wellness program.

Today, the use of technology platforms with a wellness program can serve as an effective tool to help build a workplace culture of health. Employers are increasingly looking at employee health from a whole-person view — recognizing its social, emotional, financial and environmental dimensions.

And industry players have grown from a vendor relationship to serving as trusted partners to their clients — providing the people, tools and processes to make ongoing healthy actions possible. Read more…

HR Management, Legal Issues

Will You Be Forced to Pay Overtime For Employee Smartphone Use?

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By Eric B. Meyer

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.

(I’m pretty sure that was from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

This week, in The Wall Street Journal, I read Lauren Weber’s article Can You Sue the Boss for Making You Answer Late-Night Email? And the answer is yes, provided that you are a non-exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the time you spend answering that email is more than a few minutes a week. Read more…

HR Insights, Leadership

Why Meddling Management Can Be Just as Bad as Micromanagement

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It’s long been established that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

Why then, do so many leaders beg to disagree?

If not, how to explain the prevalent leadership practice of inserting oneself (loudly and with much fanfare, in some cases) squarely between Point A and Point B, when there is absolutely no need to do such a thing and when doing such a thing is inefficient, cumbersome, and awkward? Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

5 Ways You Can Proactively Work to Improve Your Employee Retention

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.8 million people quit their jobs in March 2015, putting it back to pre-recession levels.

This is expected to accelerate as employees grow more confident in the economy amid a rising number of job openings.

That’s why employee retention should really worry companies, from a talent drain perspective and from a competitive standpoint. Read more…

Classic TLNT

The One Critical Skill That Most Managers Never Seem to Learn

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post.c

Let it go.

Since the beginning of time, those three words have never been repeated more frequently by more people or in more places than they have since the release of Frozen. Whatever else Elsa was singing about, however, she may as well have been delivering her primary message – let it go – to the modern manager.

Why is it that managers struggle to let things go? Read more…

Legal Issues, Talent Management

Are Sleepless and Fatigued Professionals Going to Cost You?

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By Howard Mavity

Big law firms, accounting houses, and especially hospitals, have long prided themselves on requiring young professionals to work extraordinary hours, and perversely, young professionals wear their sleep deprivation as a badge of honor.

Their seniors reason that they put in such absurd hours, so why should the youngsters be any different. Why indeed?

Perhaps because fatigued professionals may make mistakes? Or because they burn out early and the employer’s investment in them is lost? Read more…

HR Basics, Legal Issues

Should Employers Keep Time Records For Exempt Employees?

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By John E. Thompson

Should an employer keep records of the time worked by employees who qualify for a federal Fair Labor Standards Act minimum-wage and/or overtime exemption?

At the risk of giving the proverbial “lawyer’s answer,” it depends. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

One Answer to One of America’s Toughest Recruiting Problems

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Hey Tech Recruiters — your job is really hard, isn’t it?

Do you want to know a recruiting job that is about a hundred times harder than yours? Try recruiting Truck Drivers!

The truck driving recruiting industry is insane. It’s reported that right now there are 36,000 truck driver open position in the U.S.! Read more…