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    HR Professionals Can Help Workers Gain Better Levels Of Health

    Posted by Mary McGinley on October 4, 2019

    Perhaps the role of guardian angel isn’t one that most of us would assign to those who work in the field of human resources. However, according to Terrance Ng, head of Human Resources at PetroChina International, because HR professionals are there to encourage workers to … Read More »

    Teachers Working Far Too Many Hours According To New Report

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 27, 2019

    Teachers are some of the hardest working people on earth, with most going far beyond what should be within their job description. Personnel Today reports that a recent series of studies conducted by University College in London found that most teachers work between 47 and … Read More »

    Keeping The Human Element In HR

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 6, 2019

    On August 22nd at the Seventh Annual Human Resources Online’s tech-driven conference in Asia, Evannah Chuah, Human Resources Director for Jewel Paymentech gave a presentation. In it, she reminded attendees that while tech is gaining ground in the field of human resources management, it’s also … Read More »

    Burnout Rates Above 90% According To New Survey

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 30, 2019

    There can be many reasons why today’s workers are experiencing burnout. According to a recent article by Valerie Bolden-Barrett on the HR Dive website, senior managers and workers disagree what the main reason for employee burnout comes down to. In a recent survey conducted by … Read More »

    Millennials Feel Comfortable Walking From Jobs That Are Too Stressful

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 23, 2019

    Today’s workers are becoming more health-conscious than ever and are looking to their employers to help them manage their wellness, but are companies keeping up with those expectations? According to a recent article appearing by Rita O’Donnell on the HR Dive website, companies are falling … Read More »

    Could Follow-Up Meetings Help With Employee Retention?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 16, 2019

    The message to within business organizations everywhere is that one-on-one meetings are not just something for managers; employees need and want them, too. Personnel Today’s Rolly Walker writes that according to a YouGov poll conducted recently, 80% of employees were disappointed in their managers. According … Read More »

    The Opioid Crisis And HR

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 9, 2019

    For several years the opioid crisis has been taking its toll across the entire country. Perhaps the people of Kentucky know this reality better than any other state. Kentuckians have seen what opioids can do to families, communities, and companies. According to an article appearing … Read More »

    Leadership Potential May Be The Reason You’re Getting Passed Over

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 2, 2019

    There are plenty of reasons why workers get passed over for a promotion. While it can be disheartening, according to Jerene with Human Resources Online, there could be a reason for it. In today’s job market where companies are searching for top talent, the number … Read More »

    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 »

    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 »

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