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When Technology Meets Benefits

Whether employees love or detest the technology around them, there’s no getting around its continued influence on workplace policies. Considering that employee benefits at many organizations remains a paper-based, pencil-pushing operation, enormous opportunities for technological advancement — not to mention…


5MM: Lowering the Minimum Wage

In this week’s edition of 5 Minutes of Management, Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell discuss St. Louis lowering it's minimum wage. They also talk about CEO activism and the importance it has among different generations. For more…

HR Administration


Social Media Disclosure Is So 2008

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana It’s been eight long years since Bozeman, Montana, set the internet on fire by requiring that job applicants for municipal positions turn over passwords to their…


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…



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

Your 'About Us' Page Is About What?

While reading a contributor’s story about technology and benefits, the author referred to a company I didn’t recognize. Given the thousands of companies occupying the vast space we call HR technology, that’s not unusual. I’ll usually add a short phrase…