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NFL to hold January careers forum for women in Orlando

Buffalo Bills special teams and quality control coach Kathryn Smith works from the sideline during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Orchard Park, N.Y. In its report released Wednesday, Sept. 28,2 016, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the NFL its seventh consecutive A on racial hiring practices and a combined grade of B for hiring minorities and women. ...




What Happened to the Human Side of Your Recruiting?

A negative candidate experience can be costly because job-seekers are prone to share how they feel about their experience with others. CareerArc’s 2016 State of the Candidate Experience survey found that nearly 60 percent of its 826 respondents said they had had a poor candidate experience, and 72 percent had shared that experience online or with someone directly. ...




How Employers Nudge Workers to Save More for Retirement

Many companies are automatically enrolling workers in a 401(k) plan at a higher savings rate.
 
When they are properly funded, 401(k) plans can help you build a nest egg for retirement. But employees often fail to take action and start saving in the account. ...




Should You Open a 401(k) at a Short-Term Job?

There are many reasons you might consider a job to be temporary. Perhaps the position is not in your desired field, and you plan to move on as soon as you find a job that is a better match for your abilities. Or maybe you know you're planning to move to a new city within a few months. ...




5 Things to Have in Place Before Hiring Freelancers

Businesses are increasingly embracing freelancers, realizing the many benefits of using contract workers for their projects. With more than 20 million people expected to leave the workforce to become freelancers in the next five years, businesses will find themselves dealing with a talent shortage. ...




Avoid These 10 Email Mistakes!

Avoid These 10 Email Mistakes!
 
 
            Reading and replying to emails is a common part of every career professional’s day. Email is a quick and convenient way to stay connected with team members, coworkers, clients, bosses, and supervisors throughout the work day that helps you avoid face-to-face conversations or phone calls. ...




FLSA Overtime Rule Resources

Experts say HR should prepare to track the time employees spend using smartphones for work.
 
ORLANDO, Fla.—Several studies reveal that employees who use smartphones work longer hours. Little wonder.
 
Employees can access work after regular hours from home or on the weekends via e-mail, texting and a plethora of apps such as WhatsApp, Slack, Asana or Basecamp. ...




This is why you should #HireTrans at work

Alic, a pediatric oncology nurse, features in the #HireTrans campaign

 
A new social media campaign is urging employers to #HireTrans: encouraging them to recruit and support transgender staff.
 
The campaign has been launched by the Trans Employment Program at the SF LGBT Center in California – which is highlighting the experiences that trans, non-binary and queer communities have in the workplace and promoting the #HireTrans and #TransAtWork hashtags. ...




Businesses are more creative with anti-discrimination policies than those without

'Pro-LGBT individuals tend to be more creative than anti-LGBT individuals.'

 
The news from a recent study shows that businesses come up with more ideas when they anti-discrimination policies in place.
 
‘In our research we examine the effect of US state-level ENDAs (state-level employment nondiscrimination acts) on innovation,’ researchers Huasheng Gao and Wei Zhang write in the Harvard Business Review. ...




Working World May Change Thanks to Generation Z, Study Reveals

HR needs to prepare for these employees, who blend old-school values with digital-native expectations
 
Get ready, HR: Not only is Generation Z entering the workforce, it may change the way work gets done.
 
This according to a new survey report from global job board Monster, which reveals, among many other things, that innovations in digital communications and the ability to always be connected may change how everyone works. ...