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    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 »

    AI Recruitment Tools Are Becoming More Common To Save Time

    Posted by Mary McGinley on November 16, 2018

    A chief challenge for companies today is to find the right candidate for a job. According to a recent article appearing on the Raconteur website, Jeffery Ng, chief scientist, says that more and more HR professionals are turning to artificial intelligence or AI. Researchers have … Read More »

    The Cost Of The Flu To Businesses

    Posted by Mary McGinley on November 9, 2018

    Almost no one likes the prospect of getting a shot – even if it’s to keep you from getting sick. Every year, employers face the headache of trying to convince their workers just how important it is to get their yearly flu vaccine. For some, … Read More »

    Do Women Need More Help To Make It In Tech?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on October 26, 2018

    Many women dream of finding a dream career in tech. Even with recent pushes to get more women and girls interested in jobs in STEM fields, according to a recent survey conducted of 6,898 women from around the world, women have found that there are … Read More »

    Bosses, Stop Taking Credit For Your Subordinate’s Work!

    Posted by Mary McGinley on October 19, 2018

    The problem of bosses or superiors taking credit for the work of their subordinates or teams is far more common than many would think. There are few things worse for workers than to have come up with a solution to a problem or submit an … Read More »

    Reducing The Stress Of Performance Reviews

    Posted by Mary McGinley on October 12, 2018

    It seems that no matter how good someone is at their job, almost everyone feels the stress of the performance review. There are several ways, however, that managers and organizations can reduce the stress for workers receiving the reviews and those who are giving them. … Read More »

    How Workplaces Are Handling Hot-Button Issues

    Posted by Mary McGinley on October 5, 2018

    According to an article by George Nelson on The Business Journal’s website, HR and legal departments for companies around the country are working to policies regarding sexual harassment and legalized marijuana. Because of the #MeToo movement, issues surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace have been … Read More »

    Watch Out For Internal Spoofed Emails

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 28, 2018

    The FBI recently issued a warning to employees and HR departments about spoofed emails which may appear to come from inside their company. In an article appearing on the WAFB website, the latest rash of scams from cybercriminals is going after the pay of workers … Read More »

    Are You Ready For Your Interviewees?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 21, 2018

    Every job seeker knows that it’s a good idea to be at their best every time they go in for an interview. What HR professionals may not know, however, is that candidates are probably evaluating the person who is conducting the interview and the company … Read More »

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