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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. ...




Age and Experience Don't Matter. Mindset Does.

Since the 1960s people have talked about "the generation gap," the difference in ideas, opinions and behaviors that separates older from younger people.
 
The divide narrows or widens from time to time, but it’s always there, and at the moment it seems to be cutting through the workplace in a particularly complex way: Very soon, four generations will be working together or living under the same roof. ...




6 Tips For Hiring The Right Employee

Hiring the right employees can make or break your business. Employee recruitment is about managing stress, as you will constantly be judged on your selection, and you obviously cannot please everybody in your organization.
 
However, there are certain rules that you can use to hire the right employee for your business every time:
 
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Use Referral Bonuses to Find Top Entry-Level Talent

Many executives and HR professionals have mixed feelings about referral bonuses, i.e. rewarding employees who refer a candidate for an open position with a bonus or gift. For those in favor of the practice, referral bonuses serve as a cost-effective and efficient way to attract qualified candidates, but critics would argue that employee referral programs reinforce nepotism. ...