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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…


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,…



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

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…


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…


2017 Game Changer: John Palmer

John Palmer was a longtime AT&T employee who became the company’s first chief learning officer in 2016 as CEO Randall Stephenson laid out plans to digitize a business that was entrenched in a legacy as a telephone company. Palmer, 39,…

Workplace Culture