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    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 »

    Job Perks Younger Workers Are Looking For

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 14, 2018

    If you ask, most workers will tell you that they are no fan of working in a cubicle. In a recent story appearing on Human Resources Online writer Anthony Wong, it’s modern office design that veers away from 40 hours in a cubicle that appeals … Read More »

    Signs Your HR Department Is In Trouble

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 6, 2018

    Among today’s workforce, there is a growing cynicism about whose needs Human Resource Departments really serve. According to an article which appeared on the Psychology Today website, many workers don’t follow the advice of career advisors by going to HR because they believe that by … Read More »

    Companies Struggle To Meet GDPR Standards

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 31, 2018

    As of May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR went into effect. This regulation required all businesses to be able to ensure data protection by design and default for those doing business in or with countries within the European Union. According to … Read More »

    Be Careful Of Assuming Availability

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 24, 2018

    In a world where more than 50% of workers feel as if they cannot disconnect even on their downtime, it is no wonder that companies and countries are taking a hard look at their phone policies. So while our smart devices make it possible to … Read More »

    When HR Is The Source Of Harassment, It’s Hard To Get Help

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 17, 2018

    Facing harassment on the job is hard enough. However, when it is the people in charge of an organization, the result can be nothing short of a nightmare. No matter whether it is in a corporate environment or the halls of government, harassment and conspiring … Read More »

    The Importance Of Safe Spaces At Work

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 10, 2018

    Workers generally feel that they need to be able to go to someone in the workplace for ‘safe space’.  It is especially important when that worker feels that there are unresolved issues between themselves and a manager. Harassment cases are just one example where these … Read More »

    When Was The Last Time You Revisited Your Employee Handbook?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 26, 2018

    When is the last time your organization took a look at the company handbook? The workplace is a constantly changing arena, and making sure your company’s handbook is up to date and in compliance with the nation’s labor laws is important. In an article penned … Read More »

    Employers Need To Safeguard Employee Information From Cyberattacks

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 20, 2018

    In today’s tech-dependent world, it is no longer a question of if a data breach will happen in an organization, but a question of when. In an article by regular blog contributor on the Workforce.com website, Jon Hyman asserts that employers by law may or … Read More »

    Keeping Focus While Writing Job Descriptions

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 13, 2018

    Any HR manager or executive with a job opening realizes that there is a huge amount of competition for highly skilled talent.  Filling open positions with people who meet the requirements needed for the job can prove to be a challenge. The first step is … Read More »

    50th Anniversary Of The ADEA

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 6, 2018

    This June marks the 50th anniversary of the federal government’s passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (the ADEA). Jon Hyman, senior partner of Cleveland based Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis and contributor at Workforce.com wrote a recent article about a report issued by the … Read More »

    How To Discover Bias In Your Organization

    Posted by Mary McGinley on June 29, 2018

    In the time before a Philadelphia Starbucks manager called police on two black men for trespassing while they waited to be joined by a friend, few conversations about bias took place. The entire incident was caught on video and caused Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson to … Read More »

    Are Technology Advances Causing More Worker Stress?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on June 22, 2018

    The advancement of technology moving at a near breakneck pace has been the norm both inside and outside of the workforce for decades. According to a recent study reported on the Workforce.com website, it is this constant advancement in the workplace that has caused anxiety … Read More »

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