• 1/5 of HR mangers admit women at their companies earn less than men, says survey

    March 16, 2016 | HR News

    Today, gender equality in the workplace is top of mind for politicians, activists, business leaders and workers. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than half of workers (55%) do not believe men and women are paid equally for the same job, and a similar proportion (51%) do not feel men and women are given End excerpt

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  • Employees with low self-esteem, low self-control have negative effect on the workplace, says study

    March 16, 2016 | HR News

    Employees with low self-esteem and low self-control can exact a heavy toll on an organization, says a new study by a Clemson University professor, who suggests some ways human resources can help prevent these employees from having a negative effect on the workplace. Tom Zagenczyk, PhD, associate professor of management in the College of Business End excerpt

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  • HR merger and acquisition playbook

    March 16, 2016 | HR News

    By Barbara Mitchell Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were at an all-time high in 2015. There is some indication that they will slow down in 2016 because it is an election year, but probably not by much. However, just because there are a lot of mergers does not mean that they are successful. In fact, at End excerpt

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  • Form 1095-C: How to communicate the latest IRS changes to your employees

    March 15, 2016 | HR News

    By Jay Krishnan, director of Product Marketing, GuideSpark Whether in business or in life, change is inevitable, and how companies explain significant changes to their employees can have a lasting impact on their engagement. When it comes to important topics like their benefits, it can even impact their health and wellness. One of the key End excerpt

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  • The aging workforce and how employers can avoid age discrimination claims

    March 15, 2016 | HR News

    By Joan Farrell, JD, Senior Legal Editor Older workers continue to make up a significant portion of the U.S. workforce as many Baby Boomers opt to continue working past the traditional retirement age. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers aged 55 and over will make up over 25% of the U.S. workforce by End excerpt

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  • Improve employee engagement by holding managers more accountable

    March 15, 2016 | HR News

    By Hugh Tonks According to a Gallup study, managers account for up to 70% variance in employee engagement in the U.S. workforce. This is a staggering indictment of managers, considering the fact that engagement is such a widespread problem. Managers are hired to be leaders and to inspire their workforce. But in reality, a large End excerpt

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  • Third time is not the charm for California school district

    March 15, 2016 | HR News

    By Cathleen S. Yonahara, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP The following sexual harassment case was tried by a jury three times. The first time, the jury found in favor of the school district. The second time, a mistrial was declared before a verdict was rendered. The third time, the jury awarded the employee $199,399 for End excerpt

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  • Voluntary benefits help employees fill the healthcare coverage gap

    March 15, 2016 | HR News

    In its inaugural “State of Employee Benefits 2016” report, Benefitfocus found companies are altering their healthcare plan design to shift greater financial responsibility to employees via voluntary benefits, driving the need for a different approach to healthcare consumption. These benefits can be powerful tools in helping cover the costs associated with consumer-driven health care, says End excerpt

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  • U.S. employment taxes are less than half of what rest of world pays, says study

    March 15, 2016 | HR News

    Businesses in the United States are paying out 8.8% of their employees’ annual salaries in social security and other so-called employment “taxes,” according to a new study by Urbach Hacker Young International Limited (UHY). This is well below the global average of $6,141 or 20.5% of salary. According to a press release from UHY, the End excerpt

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  • The aging workforce and how employers can avoid age discrimination claims

    March 15, 2016 | HR News

    By Joan Farrell, JD, Senior Legal Editor Older workers continue to make up a significant portion of the U.S. workforce as many Baby Boomers opt to continue working past the traditional retirement age. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers aged 55 and over will make up over 25% of the U.S. workforce by End excerpt

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