• Does your organization have the necessary skills to compete in rapidly evolving markets?

    March 31, 2016 | HR News

    By Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky You’ve heard the saying “fighting the last war”. It refers to preparing to compete using familiar techniques, against competitors you’ve faced before, in the same markets or industries, only to discover that the rules have changed. Modern business competition is changing rapidly, and to compete effectively, you need to End excerpt

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  • Exhausted at work … the new workplace epidemic? (Infographic)

    March 31, 2016 | HR News

    It’s time for a wake-up call! Nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. workers say they work while tired, with nearly one-third (31%) saying they do so very often, according to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps. Work may not be the only issue keeping people up at night, but it’s critical for managers to take End excerpt

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  • The emotional side of employee relocation

    March 31, 2016 | HR News

    By Sara Boehm, CEO and Founder of Essential Engagement Services Hundreds of thousands of U.S. employees relocate every year for work, and billions of dollars are spent by companies to move them. In fact, according to the Worldwide ERC, $12.8 billion is spent annually on corporate relocation, with costs of upwards of $100,000 to transfer End excerpt

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  • Coaching: A tool self-aware leaders use to get results

    March 29, 2016 | HR News

    By Doug Upchurch, learning innovation strategist, Insights Learning and Development Of the many ways leaders get results, coaching their employees can often be overlooked as the most efficient way to get from point A to point B. In fact, American Management Association (AMA) reported in a global study of successful coaching practices, only half of End excerpt

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  • Leveraging strengths to build the organization of tomorrow: An appreciative approach to strategic planning

    March 29, 2016 | HR News

    By Deedee Myers, PhD, MSc, PCC For more information on strategic planning, attend Strategic Planning for HR: How to Utilize SWOT and SOAR to Ensure Long-Term Business Success on April 5, 2016. You’ll discover how to conduct a SWOT analysis and how to use SOAR for identifying strategic business goals and much more! Strategic planning End excerpt

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  • California: Does pregnant employee have a discrimination claim?

    March 29, 2016 | HR News

    By Beth Kahn and Timothy J. Toohey, Morris Polich & Purdy LLP A California employer fired a pregnant employee for violating its policy on reporting missing customer deposits. On appeal, the California Court of Appeal considered whether the employee had a claim for pregnancy discrimination and whether the employer had a legitimate reason for terminating End excerpt

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  • Fit for your firm: Weaving wellness programs into open enrollment season

    March 21, 2016 | HR News

    By Heidi Bowman, senior vice president and general manager, Weight Watchers Health Solutions Guiding your employees through the health-plan process is undeniably important. However, we have found that when planning for open enrollment season, many companies tend to overlook a vital spoke in their hub—wellness programs. While, Educating employees on the benefits of a yearlong End excerpt

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  • HSAs and HRAs—Which is faring better in the health plan market? New survey breaks out the data

    March 21, 2016 | HR News

    Which is faring better in today’s health insurance market—health reimbursement arrangements or health savings accounts? To find out, United Benefits Advisors (UBA) surveyed more than 10,000 employers representing more than 5 million total lives for its special report, 2015 Health Plan Survey, “HSAs and HRAs: How They’re Doing. UBA broke out the survey data on End excerpt

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  • College degrees not keeping up with demand in critical areas, says survey

    March 21, 2016 | HR News

    Nearly two-thirds (63%) of employers reported that they are concerned about the growing skills gap in the U.S1. A new analysis—of college degree completions versus job demand—from CareerBuilder and Emsi shows that the next generation of workers won’t be able to fill the void. According to a national Harris Poll survey of more than 2,300 End excerpt

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  • Your employee handbook may defeat a breach of contract claim

    March 16, 2016 | HR News

    By Howard Fetner The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently ruled that anemployee handbook that contains a clear and prominent disclaimer defeats an employee’s breach of contract claim. Facts From May 9, 2005, to August 31, 2010, Erica Delgado worked as a patient care assistant at Raritan End excerpt

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