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    Non-STEM Graduates More Concerned About The Future

    Posted by Mary McGinley on May 17, 2019

    It may come as a surprise to organizations looking for new talent just entering into the workforce are confident they will be receiving one or more offers of employment once they graduate college. This is especially true if they have a degree in STEM fields … Read More »

    Employees Not Asking For Training To Avoid Looking Incompetent

    Posted by Mary McGinley on May 10, 2019

    In today’s competitive workforce, it’s important to have the skills that employers and organizations are looking for. This means keeping skillsets current and relevant to meet current and future challenges on the job. According to a recent article appearing on the HR Dive website, approximately … Read More »

    Standard Performance Reviews Actually Hurt Workers Improvement Chances

    Posted by Mary McGinley on May 3, 2019

    The dreaded performance review may now have additional reasons for apprehension from workers and managers alike. According to an article appearing on the HR Dive website, Deloitte issued a report indicating standard performance reviews that focus on past performance rather than how workers can achieve … Read More »

    A&E Tire Give $60,000 And Apology Letter In Settlement For Discrimination Lawsuit

    Posted by Mary McGinley on April 26, 2019

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against A&E Tire over claims of discrimination against a potential applicant for his gender identity.   According to a story by HR Dive’s Lisa Burden appearing on its website, the company has agreed to settle the case … Read More »

    Supervisors Possessing Conflict Management Skills Can Help Mitigate Office Stress

    Posted by Mary McGinley on April 19, 2019

    People can be inspired to do good work just by simply having a good manager or supervisor. One defining characteristic for a good boss is one who has a good moral principle for both work and personal behavior. According to an article by Valerie Bolden-Barrett … Read More »

    PwC Uses App To Help Upskill Company

    Posted by Mary McGinley on April 11, 2019

    The professional services network PwC, formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, was looking for a way to prepare its workforce of some 50,000 employees for the rapid changes in technology. They knew that to be able to help their workers meet the challenges of the almost constant … Read More »

    Over 2 Billion Hours Of Unpaid Overtime Reported In The UK

    Posted by Mary McGinley on April 5, 2019

    The UK’s trade union organization or TUC discovered that employees across Great Britain worked more than ÂŁ32 billion (nearly USD $42 billion) in unpaid overtime in 2018. According to an article appearing on the Personnel Today website, this equates to approximately 5 million UK workers … Read More »

    Human Resource Professionals Try To Decide How To Handle Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

    Posted by Mary McGinley on March 29, 2019

    The majority of states across the US have approved the legalization of the use of cannabis in some form, or they are preparing to do so in the near future.  In an article by Joanne Deschenaux which appeared on the SHRM website, that still-contentious issue … Read More »

    Controlling Website Access For Employees

    Posted by Mary McGinley on March 15, 2019

    For some businesses, it is standard practice to block employee access to some websites. Almost every business owner hopes that the employee is contentious enough to spend time at work actually working rather than goofing off online. Saige Driver, Media Strategist at Business.com, recently reported … Read More »

    AI May Make HR More Meaningful

    Posted by Mary McGinley on March 8, 2019

    While some HR professionals are apprehensive about the changes that AI will bring to their profession, a recent article appearing on the Employee Benefits News (EBN) website suggests that some of those fears may be unfounded. There is no doubt that AI is changing the … Read More »

    Finding The Sweet Spot For Parental Leave

    Posted by Mary McGinley on March 1, 2019

    Giving new parents and caregivers adequate time for family leave is an important part of any employee benefits package. Some companies, of course, are more generous than others when it comes time to take care of family needs. It can be a balancing act for … Read More »

    Getting Disengaged Workers Back Into The Game

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 22, 2019

    Work teams are an integral and important part of nearly every organization. It can be a delicate balance to get a group of people to work together. In a recent article appearing on the Busines2Community website, author, Natalie Baumgartner, cited a Gallup survey which found … Read More »

    Modernize Or Perish!

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 15, 2019

    Over the past decade, the digital revolution has changed every aspect of our modern day lives. In the workforce, digitization is leading the way for HR professionals in terms of recruitment, benefits management, and the overall operations of organizations. In an article which appeared on … Read More »

    Is Employee Safety On Your Mind When Bad Weather Strikes?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 8, 2019

    The recent polar vortex put millions of people in danger through snow, ice, and record cold with life-threatening windchill factors. Going outside was not only difficult, in locations throughout the Midwest like Chicago, Minneapolis and other states in the Great Plains, but frostbite was occurring … Read More »

    Are You Using Employee Data Responsibly?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 1, 2019

    Our personal information is more valuable than at any other time in history. The lines between what employees keep private and what is public are closely scrutinized by employers. How employees’ personal data is used has become an increasing cause for concern. According to a … Read More »

    Will AI Benefit HR?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 25, 2019

    By now, most HR professionals realize what a game changer, artificial intelligence or AI is to the industry across the board. In an article appearing on the UK’s HR News website, guest blogger, Julie Provino wonders what all of the increased automation will mean for … Read More »

    Progress Made For Paying Government Workers After The Shutdown

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 18, 2019

    While there seems to be no end in sight for the partial government shutdown, some of the furloughed workers seem to have gotten a bit of good news. According to an article which appeared on the Government Executive website, President Trump signed into law on … Read More »

    Big Changes Coming To Employer-Provided Health Insurance

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 11, 2019

    Workers and their families could see some big, yet positive changes coming to their employer-provided health insurance in 2019.   A recent article appearing on the SHRM website indicates some big key benefits that may end up being rather positive. Because the increase in healthcare … Read More »

    Do You Have A Wellness Plan At Your Workplace?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 4, 2019

    Corporate wellness programs are big business in the U.S. In the interests of keeping workers happy and healthy, according to recent surveys, companies are spending billions every year in offering benefits which include gym memberships, yoga classes, and healthy offerings on the menu in their … Read More »

    Rudolph: A Story About Implicit Bias In Hiring

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 28, 2018

    Not everyone would think of the favorite holiday tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as being a tale illustrating implicit bias. Somehow, however, Verrill Dana writing managed to show just why it works it might be a rather fitting example written for JD Spura.com. Like … Read More »

    How To Lead In Human Resources

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 20, 2018

    Every HR professional strives to be effective in their job and to their respective organization. But what does it take to be a leader in the world of human resources?  The staff of Human Resources Director Magazine -Australia recently outlined a few ideas on the … Read More »

    Children’s Toy Leads To #MeToo Complaints In Iowa Government

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 14, 2018

    Not everyone agrees that jokes and horseplay at work is “harmless” – especially if there are sexual innuendos attached to it. In the era of the #MeToo movement and increased scrutiny regarding workplace sexual harassment, such humor, though it might seem harmless, actually can cause … Read More »

    HR Professional Underprepared To Address Opioid Addictions

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 7, 2018

    Recent government studies have shown that opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. When in pain, people naturally will go to the doctor for a prescription when they are and in pain. If this class of medications is taken for just a … Read More »

    Managers Might Not Be As Good As They Think, According To New HR Study

    Posted by Mary McGinley on November 30, 2018

    When someone reaches the level of being a manager within their organization, it’s only natural for them to assume that they are also going to be good coaches for members of their team. According to an article appearing on the HR Dive website, a recent … Read More »

    Why HR Outsourcing Works

    Posted by Mary McGinley on November 23, 2018

    Due to the ever-changing HR landscape, many companies have found that outsourcing their HR needs is the best way for them to go. There are a number of factors that leaders of an organization should ask themselves before deciding to outsource their human resource tasks. … Read More »

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