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Roundup: This Week's Popular HR News From Around The Web
HR News Roundup: Did you miss our PPACA webinar? It's online. Also, how to recognize employee disengagement, bizarre case of pregnancy discrimination, hiring trends, the worst office party gaffes and more.... this week's top human resources news stories from around the web.
Healthcare Benefits Keep Evolving
Employers are keeping their healthcare costs down, in part by continuing to shift more costs to their employees. Private healthcare exchanges represent the next step in this approach.
Right-To-Work or Wrong To Work
I have to say it’s been fun to have a front row seat in the Right-To-Work debate that raged on in Michigan this past week! Even President Obama made an appearance in Michigan and was probably the only one to put this debate into it’s proper context – he said Right-To-Work legislation is not about economics, it’s about politics – and for once in his life he was right.
E-Verify Legislation Map
E-Verify Legislation Map presents a detailed and up-to-date summary of
all active and proposed E-Verify laws at the city, county, state and
federal level. Prepared and updated by Tracker's legal staff, this
interactive map can help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of
employment verification requirements.
‘You can’t work on Sundays – you’re pregnant’
Pregnancy discrimination cases don’t get much stranger than this. A Peoria, AZ, restaurant has agreed to pay $15,000 to settle a pregnancy bias lawsuit after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claimed the employer wouldn’t let pregnant women work on Sundays.
A template for handling tricky workplace investigation interviews
You may have a lot of experience interviewing candidates for open positions, but interviewing employees as part of a workplace investigation is another animal entirely. Bernard J. Bobber of Foley & Lardner LLP recently laid out a guide for HR pros to follow when they need to interview a staff member following an employee complaint.
What Bad Hires Really Cost Companies (Hint: It’s More Than Just Morale)
Bad hires cost some companies as much as $50,000, new survey reveals. According to a new CareerBuilder study, 69 percent of employers reported that their companies have been adversely affected by a bad hire this year, with 41 percent of those businesses estimating the cost to be over $25,000, and 24 percent said a bad hire cost them more than $50,000.
Worst Office Party Gaffes
Are you heading out to an office holiday party this week or next? If so, this note is for you. This note is especially targeted to readers who may head out this weekend or this next week to the potentially fun and exciting office holiday party. Potentially, I say, because the stories readers share about the behavior at their office parties are enough to make your hair stand on end.
Roundup: This Week's Popular HR News From Around The Web
HR News Roundup: This week we're hosting our second PPACA, What Employers Need to Know webcast, should employees be forced to get a flu vaccine, HR Hot Topics for 2013 and the worst communication mistakes you can make and more.... this week's top human resources news stories from around the web.
PPACA Webinar What Employers Need To Know
is excited to announce our latest educational webinar covering what
employers need to know for Year-end W-2 Reporting & Compliance with
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The live
webcasts will cover what you need to know from a compliance and
Some Hospital Employees Dismissed, Suspended After Refusing Mandatory Flu Shots
Despite resistance from some employees, more state hospitals this year are making flu shots mandatory for all workers, and some have even suspended or dismissed a handful who have not complied. This year, 19 of the 29 acute care hospitals in the state require that all employees get flu vaccinations. It's a sharp increase from last year, when there were only five. State health officials did not name the hospitals. There has been dissent from some employees.
Worry Less About New Hires and More About Training
Many businesses are now in a position where they’re worrying less about economic woes and more about how to expand their current portfolios, but to do that, a lot of them are turning to outside hiring practices to try and get fresh perspectives. The problem here is that many of the most talented employees have already been scooped up by other companies – with the unemployment rate dropping and many businesses sharing this expansionary mindset, plenty of employers have already scoured the system.
HR 2013 and Beyond—Hot Topics
In yesterday’s Advisor, panelists at the Advanced Employment Issues Symposium in Las Vegas covered sweeping developments at DOL and EEOC Today, the compensation-related issues, plus an introduction to the unique “50x50” (50 Employment Laws in 50 States).
4 Powerful Words Employees Need to Hear There are lots of ways to make a positive impact on your staff. But the best involves four simple words. Four simple words, used correctly and with the right intent, can make a powerful impact on your business, your life, and other people.
Why Workers Don’t Use Vacation Time
A survey by Harris Interactive, Inc., found that by the end of 2012 Americans will leave an average of 9.2 vacation days unused, up from 6.2 days in 2011. According to a survey by Expedia, here are the top five reasons why U.S. employees don’t use all of their vacation time:
Ho Ho Ho? Employers Should Be Careful of Holiday Parties
Even cold-hearted employment lawyers enjoy end of year festivities. At the same time, we worry that our clients will experience employee claims and HR hangovers that last well into 2013. Here are a few simple tips to avoid problems.
How to Properly Recognize Employees During the Holidays During the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen several media articles and blog posts on this topic. None are worth pointing back to as the advice is the same stuff I’m sure you’ve all read again and again, year after year. So what do I advise instead?
The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career “How do you signal to the world you’re leadership material?” asks Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) in New York. “You don’t get a shot at being a leader unless you signal right.”
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Roundup: This Week's Popular HR News From Around The Web
HR News Roundup: This week we're hosting a PPACA, What Employers Need to Know webcast, should parents get preference over the holidays, are employees shopping online at work, one employer can't find enough workers, so they're flying in from another state and more.... this week's top human resources news stories from around the web.
PPACA Webinar What Employers Need To Know CMS is excited to announce our latest educational webinar covering what employers need to know for Year-end W-2 Reporting & Compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The live webcasts will cover what you need to know from a compliance and reporting standpoint.
Tips for employing veterans with PTSD You would like to consider returning military service members for jobs with your company, but are admittedly a little nervous about the risks of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) among veterans in the civilian workplace. What do you need to know?
Menard to fly Wis. workers in to staff ND store Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. says it will hire workers from its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota to staff a store in Minot, which is near the state's booming oil patch and has more jobs than takers.
Start-up Job Hoppers on the Decline The rate of employee turnover at young businesses has decreased over the past decade. Over the last decade, "workforce churning"--the process of employers replacing employees or employees voluntarily quitting--substantially dropped, according to a new study by the Kauffman Foundation.
Should parents get preference for the holidays? Do you have to work on Christmas day? While we tend to think of it as a big vacation day for everyone, many, many people are still punching the clock. Hospitals, pharmacies, gas stations, airlines, restaurants, movie theaters and call centers all have people working while the rest of us are opening presents.
We Subject Employees to Abuse Regardless of Gender, Race, or Age Most employers want to be an employer of choice, says Segal, and this is not the way to go about it. Segal, who is one of SHRM's most popular speakers, is a partner in the Philadelphia office of law firm Duane Morris LLP. His remarks came at a recent SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition.
‘Tis the season: Employees holiday shopping on your time CyberMonday may have come and gone, but brace yourself: At least half of your employees plan to shop online during work hours between now and Christmas. According to a recent survey from CareerBuilder, 49% of employees said they’d be doing their shopping from their desks this year. That’s on par with the last several years, CareerBuilder said.
How to Deal With Chronic Complainers You know that person who always has something to whine about? Super annoying, right? Working with a constant complainer can be a challenge for a variety of reasons. And if you’re not careful, the situation could go from an irritation to a serious career killer.
2012 Sees Modest Gains for HR Staff and Budgets In its annual HR survey, Bloomberg BNA reported that human resources departments showed positive signs of recovery in 2012, though these gains are not expected to overcome the cuts undergone during and after the recession. For two consecutive years, beginning in 2010, HR departments were more likely to cut staff than increase them, but 2012 saw staffing gains outpace reductions by 10 percent.
HR: Play to Your Strengths to Boost Compliance HR has a role to play in establishing an organization’s compliance program and culture, according to workplace law experts. Breaking down cross-functional silos, building credibility by knowing relevant laws and drawing on existing competencies are the strengths and tools HR needs to use.
Sage HRMS December Webinars Including The Benefits of Compliance to HR Organizations, Paperless Payroll with Sage Payroll PayCard, Sage HRMS HR Actions, Why Integrated Talent Management Matters, Automate the Performance Appraisal Process, iRecruit for Sage HRMS and Introduction to Sage HRMS.
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