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    Do You Need HR Qualities In Your C-Suite?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 23, 2018

    The C-Suite for many organizations isn’t the same as it was even a few years ago. Many of the top executives at companies such as Dunkin’, NBC, Xerox and General Motors started out as human resource professionals, According to a recent article appearing on the … Read More »

    A Warning Against Too Much Automation

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 16, 2018

    Many companies are trying to automate as many jobs as possible in an effort to not only cut costs and improve efficiencies. However, even with the best intentions, sometimes not having a real person on hand to override automated services gone awry can present a … Read More »

    Scorecard System Demoralizing Employees At Whole Foods

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 8, 2018

    No one should ever have to be reduced to tears on the job. Unfortunately, however, some employees at Whole Foods Markets across the country are finding themselves crying in both stress and frustration over the company’s new inventory management system is becoming a regular occurrence. … Read More »

    HR Professional Caught Being Super-Unprofessional

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 2, 2018

    When applying for any positions, every applicant should be able to expect courteous treatment by the interviewer or HR manager put in charge of hiring. An unfortunate incident occurred recently in the Seattle area, which was a textbook example of the kind of communications that … Read More »

    Are You Staying Compliant This Tax Season?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 26, 2018

    No matter what kind of industry you are in, the beginning of a new year can be the perfect time to update and review your company’s current human resource documents and procedures. Doing an annual review of HR procedures, records and compliance are important in … Read More »

    Winter Absenteeism Could Be Due To Mental Health Issues

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 19, 2018

    The holidays are now over and people are getting back to their daily lives at work. HR professionals and managers know that’s this is the time of year when there’s a dramatic increase in the level of absenteeism. In an article by Ashlieh Wight that … Read More »

    Iceland Poised To Make Gender Pay Inequality Illegal

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 12, 2018

    Women in today’s workforce may find it a little easier to imagine a world where they can achieve equal pay under the law. That’s because last week Iceland enacted new legislation that says any company or governmental agency with more than 25 people on staff … Read More »

    Fewer Employers Asking About Pay To Remove Pay Gaps

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 5, 2018

    When going on an interview for a new job, it’s rare when the question about how much money you are currently making comes up. All of that may be changing, however, and it’s all in the name of closing the age-old problem of the wage … Read More »

    Resumes in 2018

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 29, 2017

    It can be a challenge to know how to create a resume that will put you ahead of the competition. According to a recent article appearing on the CNBC website,  it’s a good idea for those stepping out into the job market in 2018 to … Read More »

    Do You Know The Cost Of Losing a Good Hire?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 21, 2017

    Almost everyone either knows or has heard of a worker who would have been a bad fit for the organization or position that they were hired for. In a recent article that appeared on the Human Resources Online website, author Bridgett Hall drew on a … Read More »

    Hidden Diseases That Could Be Raising Employer Insurance Costs

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 15, 2017

    There is no question that health insurance and health insurance premiums are of a concern to everyone.   In an effort to help reduce costs across the board, companies have put many wellness initiatives in place in an effort to help their employees get a better … Read More »

    Many Minority Employees Feel That Their Careers Are Hampered By Discrimination

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 8, 2017

    It’s hard to believe that more than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, workers around the world still face discrimination in the workplace.  In the United States, being able to have a safe workplace that is free of discrimination or harassment … Read More »

    Talking To HR About Toxic Individuals

    Posted by Mary McGinley on November 24, 2017

    No one should ever have to endure a toxic work situation. When a team or even a boss makes work time nearly unbearable, the only option for some workers is to simply walk away. In an article appearing on the Huffington Post, Heather Spruill, HR … Read More »

    The High Cost of Incivility at Work

    Posted by Mary McGinley on November 17, 2017

    Not so long ago, the idea that the workplace was one of civility and politeness was a given. In recent years, however, the exact opposite behavior is rearing its very ugly head. The number of incidents of incivility and downright rudeness has become more prevalent. … Read More »

    Learning in the Workplace a Growing Problem for Executives

    Posted by Mary McGinley on November 8, 2017

    The pace of change in the workplace today comes at breakneck speed.  Both workers and the organizations they work for are constantly seeking to upgrade skills and their knowledge base. Many feel the need for a nearly constant effort in order to keep up and … Read More »

    The Newest Changes in HR Technology

    Posted by Mary McGinley on November 3, 2017

    Like most other areas of business, the world of human resources management has been greatly affected by advances in technology. In a recent article that appeared on the Benefits News website, technology writer Dan Stanley cited a report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers in the first part … Read More »

    LGBT Workers Still Quitting Over Workplace Bullying

    Posted by Mary McGinley on October 26, 2017

    According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder and Harris Poll, of the LGBT workers surveyed, 41% indicated that they were bullied enough on the job that it made them quit.   In a report written by Valerie Bolden-Barret on the HRDive Website, the survey was … Read More »

    The Problems of HR in Hollywood and Tech

    Posted by Mary McGinley on October 19, 2017

    Millions of women have stepped forward on social media to illustrate just how pervasive the problem is in modern society truly is. The watershed moment seems to have come after a long list of actresses and other women who are professionals within the film industry … Read More »

    AI Is Coming To HR

    Posted by Mary McGinley on October 6, 2017

    It seems that just about everyone is talking about artificial intelligence (AI) these days. According to a recent article by writer Shaun Sutner on the SearchHR Software website at the upcoming 20th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition, AI along with HR benefits automation is … Read More »

    Yelp Publishes List of Diversity Strategies for Tech Companies

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 29, 2017

    Throughout every sector of business, diversity is an issue. Increasing diversity as well as offering equitable pay is on the mind of both companies and their employees more than ever before. According to a recent article which appeared on the HR Dive website, technology company … Read More »

    IRS Continues Crackdown on Pre-Tax Benefits for Workplace Healthcare Premiums

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 22, 2017

    As the healthcare debate gets ready to heat up once again, the IRS has shut down any form or arrangement that would allow employees to pay pre-tax benefits such as healthcare premiums. These are sometimes marketed to employers as a legal way to avoid employment … Read More »

    How HR Is Handling DACA Crisis

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 13, 2017

    HR professionals are again on the front lines and have become a part of the growing national debate over immigration reform in the United States. President Trump recently announced to phase out over the next six months the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA … Read More »

    Obama Administration Overtime Rule Declared Invalid

    Posted by Mary McGinley on September 8, 2017

    On Friday of last week in the state of Texas, a federal struck down an Department of Labor final order issued under the Obama Administration regarding overtime and declared it to be invalid.  In an article that appeared on the SHRM website, the order would … Read More »

    HR and Disaster Recovery

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 28, 2017

    Not since 2008 has a major hurricane struck the state of Texas. Before Harvey made landfall, however, communities were coming together in preparation for the coming storm. Many of them made sure that their workers were safe and made continuity plans for the business should … Read More »

    Discrimination, The Workplace, and Violent Rallies

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 25, 2017

    A recent rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia by white nationalists and the violence that erupted has served to inspire public discussion about hate speech and discrimination as they relate to the work environment. According to a recent article that appeared at Marketplace.Org, several people who … Read More »

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