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Mapping Out Maternity Leave

When I found out I was pregnant, I was elated. I couldn’t wait to tell friends, register for baby stuff I wouldn’t need, sign up for Amazon Prime diaper delivery, and start the so-called “nesting” phase. But then, anxiety about balancing…

Compensation

When Equal Pay is not 'Equal' Pay

The Equal Pay Act requires that an employer pay its male and female employees equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal, and substantial equality is measured by job content, not…

HR Administration

People Moves: July 2017

Shaun Francis  New-media company PureRED-Ferrara has named Shaun Francis as senior vice president of HR and talent. He will work closely across all levels of the organization to drive performance and the consistent delivery of company values. Most recently,…

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Recruitment

5MM: Talking Trump's Transgender Ban

In this week’s edition of 5 Minutes of Management, Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell talk diversity and inclusion in the workplace — particularly President Donald Trump’s recent ban on transgender people in the military. They also talk about…

Staffing Management

How Much Wasted Work Time Is Too Much?

According to a recent survey conducted by OfficeTeam, on average, employees spend eight hours per workweek on nonwork activities. What does this non-work time look like? Personal emails: 30 percent Social networks: 28 percent Sports sites: 8 percent Mobile games: 6 percent…

When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi

In the wake of Friday and Saturday’s horrific, evil events in Charlottesville, the the twitter account YesYoureRacist posted many riot photos and identified many of the rioters. And, as a result, some have lost their jobs. Yes, You're Racist @YesYoureRacist Replying to @YesYoureRacist UPDATE: Cole…

Technology

5MM: You’ve Been Microchipped!

In this week’s edition of 5 Minutes of Management, Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell discuss the pros and cons of a voluntary program at one Wisconsin company to insert microchips in its workforce. They also harken back to a time…

Training

2017 Game Changer: Anson Mathews

DP World, which operates marine and inland terminals and offers international maritime services, assigned Anson Mathews to its operations training center to serve as a consultant helping prepare the division for growth. In a company of 37,000 employees, he…

Workplace Culture

5MM: Googling Gender Diversity

In this week’s edition of 5 Minutes of Management, Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell discuss ongoing diversity saga in Silicon Valley and what 1st Amendment rights employees actually when speaking their mind. Additionally, recent jobs numbers and declining layoffs look good.…

Talent10x: What Goes Into a Company Re-Brand?

When a company re-brands, what happens? That’s the focus of this week’s episode of Talent10x, as Talent Economy's Frank Kalman and Workforce's Rick Bell interview Joe Weinlick, senior vice president of marketing of Nexxt — formally Beyond.com — about the company’s recent re-branding effort and what it meant…

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