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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. ...




Violence Prevention Programs

Violence prevention programs should establish goals and objectives, as well as methods to reach those ends. The goals and objectives, of course, differ based on the size, complexity, and type of work done in the particular workplace for which the policy is being developed, and should be readily adaptable to different situations within that workplace. ...




Poll: Young Americans overwhelmingly favor LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young people in America overwhelmingly support LGBT rights when it comes to policies on employment, health care and adoption, according to a new survey.
 
The GenForward survey of Americans ages 18-30 found that support for those policies has increased over the past two years, especially among young whites. ...