Leading in Turbulent Times

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This is a guest post by Richard Fagerlin. My wife and I have four boys: Christian, Preston, Jackson, and Lincoln. When they were little, the street in front of our house was completely off-limits. The risk was too great. But if they were still afraid to cross the street as thirteen-year-olds, or twenty-year-olds, we’d have… Read more »

Successfully Leading During Protests and Civil Unrest

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By Kevin Eikenberry The events of the past few days have been emotional for everyone. A glance at the news will leave you horrified, hurt, angry, sad, or one of many other emotions. I am not qualified to offer solutions to the anger, protests, and violence. Rather, I write to you as a fellow leader… Read more »

NLRB Joint Employer Rule Sets Employer-Friendly Standard for Joint Employer Determinations

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By Mark Kisicki and Erica Shafer Federal labor agencies have kicked their rule-making efforts into high gear. One month after the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule defining (and limiting) when one entity can be deemed the joint employer of another’s employees, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has followed suit. On February… Read more »

3 Ways to Tie Individual Goals to Business Goals

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By Diane Strohfus Businesses are facing a dilemma when it comes to goals: according to Gallup, employee productivity increases by 56 percent when managers are involved in helping their reports align their goals with the needs of the organization. Despite this, only 44 percent of those employees felt they could connect their goals to those of… Read more »

Meal Break Abuse – Is It Okay to Dock Pay?

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By Daniel Kaplan How many readers have confronted the following scenario: Employer provides a paid meal break to its employees (for ease of application, we are going to suggest the paid meal break is 30 minutes in length); Employees are relieved of all work duties and responsibilities during the break; Employees are free to leave… Read more »

January’s Free HRInsights Webinar – How to Keep Your Top Talent From Walking Out the Door

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Guest post by Silver Rose, president of Silver Rose Enterprises LLC To learn more, please join us on Tuesday January 21st at 1:00 EST (10:00 PST) for a Live Webinar with Silver Rose (How to Keep Your Top Talent From Walking Out the Door) This webinar is valid for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP… Read more »

Keep the Human in HR

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This is a guest post by Ira S. Wolfe, president of Success Performance Solutions. To learn more, please join us on Thursday, October 24th at 12:00 CDT for a Live Webinar with Ira S. Wolfe (Keeping the Human in HR – There’s No App for That!) This webinar is valid for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP… Read more »

Top 4 Reasons Why People Gossip at Work

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This is a guest post by Kris Boesch, CEO, and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. She is also the author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Kris has been featured as a workplace culture expert in Inc., Entrepreneur and… Read more »

Making Career Development a Habit

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This is a guest post by Julie Winkle Giulioni, one of Inc. Magazines top 100 leadership speakers. She is also the co-author of the bestseller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go. To learn more about developing and retaining your talent, please join us on Tuesday, April 9th for a Live Webinar where Julie will… Read more »

Is Using a Subcontractor Putting You at Risk?

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This is a guest post by Connie Wendt, VP of Compliance and Relations at ClearPath Workforce Management. To learn more about mitigating your risk, please join us on Tuesday, January 15th  12:00 pm CST / 1:00pm EST for a 1-hour live webinar where Connie will share her vast knowledge on the subject. This event will… Read more »