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6 Steps Your HR Team Can Take to Leave the Dark Ages

Automating payroll and outsourcing benefits frees HR staff to focus on recruiting and retaining talented employees.
The workplace continues to change as workers and clients use technology to communicate and manage operations. However, some HR departments still cling to outdated processes, arguing that it’s the way they’ve always done things. ...




Transgender in the Workplace: The Necessary Conversation

Whether you are already transgender or are in the process of transitioning, a conversation should be had with your employer.  Though there may be a fear of harassment, discrimination, or lack of acceptance, it is a conversation that can and must happen. ...




How to Do Internships the Right Way

CHICAGO—Internships are not meant to be free help. They are not meant to replace an employee. And they shouldn't be used for busy work.Internships are a great way for students to get real-world experience in a particular career and for employers to scope out potential new hires upon graduation. ...




3 things managers can’t say after FMLA requests

You know when employees request FMLA leave, those conversations have to stick to the facts about what the workers need and why. The problem is, a lot of managers don’t know that — and here’s proof some of their stray comments can cost you dearly in court. ...




Technology Becomes A Much-Needed Catalyst For Change In Workplace Equity

There’s a running joke among women at technology events: it’s the only place where there is a line for the men’s room and no line for the ladies’ room. GSMA, the organizers of Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC), are making a concerted effort to change all that. ...




Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) assembled a task force and charged it with putting together best practices for how employers can stymie workplace harassment. Its work is now done, and it just issued a report on its findings. 
 
The 16-member task force was comprised of academics, attorneys (from both the employer and employee side), members of employer and employee advocacy groups, and union representatives. ...




The key characteristics of ethical business culture

The business case for ethical culture and operations is clear – increased customer loyalty. There’s also evidence that employees feel a greater stake in company conformity and success when the business is run ethically. Organisational culture is key to the success of an ethically-driven organisation, but what parts of the culture, and why? HR directors need to know where to direct resources. ...




Efficient Millennial Employees: Crucial part of Global Workforce

Millennial workforce is a much-talked about topic among business leaders as they seem to be a promising group of employees. This assumption is based on a number of factors discussed frequently such as a modern way of education, energy to learn new skills, a quick adaptation of knowledge and a lot more. ...




Looking for STEM Workers? Turn to Seattle

Workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are in high demand. Recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that STEM jobs will grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM jobs between now and 2020.
 
And recruiters seeking STEM workers may want to look to Seattle to find them. ...




Job Switchers Seek New Challenges Above All

More pay at bottom of list of main reasons for changing jobs
 
The desire for a new challenge is the top reason workers switch jobs, according to a survey conducted by executive search firm Korn Ferry International.
 
Nearly three-quarters of 1,958 respondents (73 percent) cited the lack of a challenge in their current role as the main reason why they would look for a new job in 2017. ...