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    How Long Is Too Long To Respond To A Job Offer?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 19, 2019

    While most employment experts recommend that workers take the time to review a job offer, taking too long can cause the offer to be withdrawn. How long is too long when considering a job offer? According to an article by Samantha Chang appearing on the … Read More »

    Hairstyle Anti-Discrimination Law Passed In California

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 12, 2019

    Men and women who have wanted to wear their natural hairstyles at school and on the job are now protected from discrimination in California, thanks to a new law that was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. Mike Luery of KCRA Channel 3 reports that the … Read More »

    Be Wary Of FMLA Fraud

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 5, 2019

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave was put into place to help workers take care of themselves and their families in the case of catastrophic or serious medical need. Unfortunately, however, there will always be those who are tempted to take unfair advantage … Read More »

    Separating Performance Reviews And Development Reviews May Help Improve Performance

    Posted by Mary McGinley on June 28, 2019

    No one likes performance reviews. Managers and HR professionals mostly don’t like doing them, and employees tend to be nervous, defensive, and on edge about receiving them. Performance reviews, however, do have an important purpose. Reviews are crucial tools to help create a successful organization … Read More »

    Study Finds Salary Information More Accessible Than Expected

    Posted by Mary McGinley on June 21, 2019

    What one employee makes compared to what another coworker or employee makes has long been considered a matter of strict confidentiality. Finding out what a colleague receives in terms of take-home pay, bonuses, and other benefits can cause tension between workers and companies. According to … Read More »

    Complaints And Protests At Work Rise After #MeToo Movement

    Posted by Mary McGinley on June 14, 2019

    After the #MeToo Movement began, almost immediately there were repercussions across the employment landscape. A little over a year ago, some hiring managers said that they would think twice before hiring women for open positions for fear of complaints being lodged against themselves or other … Read More »

    HR At The Big Table

    Posted by Mary McGinley on June 7, 2019

    In the past, the HR department was viewed as an internal organization that handled functions such as personnel requisitions, hiring and firing, onboarding and training, and payroll and benefits. Today’ job market has placed HR professionals at the forefront of filling open positions with qualified … Read More »

    Setting Employee Expectations Starts From The First Interview

    Posted by Mary McGinley on May 31, 2019

    Human resource professionals are on the frontlines of screening and interviewing potential candidates for their organization. According to a recent article appearing on the HR Technologist website, the hiring process, as well as the onboarding process, can play a crucial role in whether that employee … Read More »

    Take Care When Digitizing Employee Data

    Posted by Mary McGinley on May 24, 2019

    As employers and their organizations are hurtling toward digitizing as much as their businesses as possible, extra care should be taken to ensure that the data doesn’t fall into the hands of cybercriminals. Priya Sunit recently reported on the Human Resources Online website that a … Read More »

    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 »

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