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Benefits

  1. Posted in: BenefitsSupport Grows Among Businesses for Reproductive RightsVarying laws between states are causing companies to rethink their benefits. ...
  2. Posted in: BenefitsMental Health Parity Law Successes and Challenges2008's mental health parity act has heralded some positive trends, but there are still areas in need of improvement, experts say. ...
  3. health care costs; HSA retirement Posted in: BenefitsNew Report Shows Global Medical Trends for 2020A recently released report forecasts how much employer medical costs will rise around the globe and shares the major medical conditions and risk factors in… ...

Compensation

  1. restaurant industry employees, wage and hour compliance for employers Posted in: Compensation3 Steps to Navigating Effective Wage and Hour ComplianceRestaurant operators are particularly vulnerable without sufficient processes and auditable history in place to demonstrate compliance when challenged. ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: CompensationIs It Legal to Dock the Pay of Employees Who Skip a Political Rally Being Held in the Workplace?While it sounds terrible to withhold pay for employees who choose not to attend a political event during the work day, just because it’s terrible… ...
  3. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: CompensationWhy Was a Stadium Full of People in France Chanting ‘EQUAL PAY’?After a fourth World Cup win for the U.S. women's soccer team, there exists a great argument for the pay scale to be flipped, with… ...

HR Administration

  1. Posted in: HR AdministrationHow Can HR Help Businesses Survive Brexit?An international HR leader provides tips on how HR professionals can address Brexit right now, despite the current environment of uncertainty surrounding Brexit. ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: HR AdministrationWhen Alcohol Is Involved, the ADA Distinguishes Between ‘Having a Disability’ and ‘Disability-related Misconduct’Being under the influence of alcohol at work does not equal a disability, ever. ...
  3. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: HR AdministrationNo, FMLA Does Not Grant You License to Threaten Your Co-workersMany employees who engage in protected activity (such as taking FMLA leave) mis-perceive that their jobs are bulletproof. Nothing is further from the truth. ...

Legal

  1. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: LegalNLRB Asks for Help to Overturn Some Foul-Mouthed Bad DecisionsAllowing horrific racial or sexual harassment all in the name of “protecting” employees section 7 rights under the NLRA, is in question. ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: LegalWhen Common Sense Carries the DayThere's some comfort in knowing that the courts still can rule with common sense in mind. ...
  3. Posted in: LegalIs a Vacation During an FMLA Leave Inconsistent With an Employee’s Serious Health Condition?Don’t make a knee-jerk decision to fire an employee who does something recreational during his or her FMLA leave. ...

Recruitment

  1. Posted in: RecruitmentBackground Screening Gets Even HarderPatchwork regulations and gig economy workers are making the employment screening process a lot more complicated. ...
  2. cognitive diversity Posted in: RecruitmentThink Differently: 3 Ways to Build Cognitive Diversity in the WorkplaceA culture of innovation depends on diverse thinking and learning styles. Here are a few ways companies can effectively promote cognitive diversity. ...
  3. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: RecruitmentA Cautionary Tale on Why We Background Check EmployeesWe can learn from this terrible story by reviewing our own background checking and hiring processes. ...

Staffing Management

  1. staffing providers Posted in: Staffing ManagementTechnology and the Talent ShortageHow staffing agencies are adapting to the supply and demand gap. ...
  2. Posted in: Staffing ManagementRemote Employees: Out of Sight, Out of Their Minds?Roll out of bed whenever, dress as you like — the image of the remote employee is one who is healthy and happy, right? Well,… ...
  3. Posted in: Staffing ManagementWhy ‘Ban the Box’ Doesn’t Work for Employers or Employees'Ban the box' merely accomplishes moving the criminal background check from the application stage to the formal background check stage. Employers pre-disposed not to hire… ...

Training

  1. tuition reimbursement Posted in: TrainingDisrupting the Disruptors: How Incumbent Leaders Can Beat Challengers at Their Own GameWith a new leadership mindset that balances left-led analytical thinking with a right-led human centered compass, it’s possible for incumbents to disrupt the disruptors. ...
  2. Posted in: TrainingTraining for an Unnatural DisasterDespite the success of our active shooter drill, I still carry with me an apprehension that I’m not safe at work. ...
  3. training Posted in: Technology2019: The Year of Learning and DevelopmentExecutives and employees are clamoring for more training, and learning leaders are more than happy to oblige. ...

Technology

  1. communication with artificial intelligence Posted in: TechnologyEnsuring Equity in the Digital AgeAI is not a panacea. It should be a strategic complement to the human aspects of the hiring process. ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: TechnologySocial Media Accounts Are Not Telling You the Whole Story About Candidates and EmployeesA recent survey about social media background checks reveals that you cannot rely on them as your lone pre-hire check of employees. ...
  3. Posted in: TechnologyVenture Capital Funding Frenzy Over HR Technology on Record PaceWith investments predicted to reach $5 billion, this has been the biggest year yet for HR technology investments. But will anything really change? ...

Workplace Culture

  1. blog Posted in: The Game ChangersLove, Life and Career — Chasing the TrifectaA work-life balance of the trifecta is an important condition for living a happy and fulfilled professional and personal life. ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: Workplace CultureThe Supposed #MeToo Backlash Is Just Discrimination By Another NameThe risk of creating sexual segregation in the workplace is the reason to double down on efforts to root out and end sexual harassment and… ...
  3. blog Posted in: The Game ChangersWorkplaces Should Be Chasing Inclusion, Not DiversityA more diverse workforce is the natural outcome of having a more inclusive work environment. ...