HR Management

Super Bowl Hangover: 10% of U.S. Workforce May Miss Work on Monday

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Some people will take any good reason to miss work. And, recovering from the Super Bowl is probably just as good a reason as any. According to a new survey commissioned in January by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by the Harris Poll, “an estimated 16.5 million employed U.S. adults may miss work the day…

Don’t Look Now, But Your Millennials Are Searching For Their Next Gig

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It’s not true that your Millennials are more likely to job hop than other generations, but they’re probably already looking for their next career move. And that’s as true for Millennials in senior and management positions, as for those in entry-level jobs. Deloitte, which surveyed thousands of Millennials worldwide, says two-thirds of them expect…

What Employers Need to Know About Dealing With the Zika Virus

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By Thomas Benjamin Huggett The Zika virus is receiving significant press coverage, including reports that it may cause birth defects if pregnant women are exposed. Employers may wonder if they have obligations to protect or accommodate employees under state and federal law, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Americans with…

Surprise: Unreported Hours Worked May Count Towards Employee’s FMLA Eligibility

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By Eric B. Meyer It takes 1,250 hours. An employee needs to have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to be eligible to take qualified leave. A few years ago, I blogged about a case involving a teacher…

Tech Insights: Turning Our Conception of a Job Ad Upside Down

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I had a chance to meet with Maury Hanigan of Sparc (formerly Match-Click) at Talent Tech Labs in New York.  Her company produces a solution for creating recruitment advertisements. I’ve written about this area before (GlideHR) and noted how badly written most job ads are. But whereas GlideHR aims to take terrible advertisements…

Gambling in the Workplace: It’s Anything But a Safe Bet

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By Roger L. Grandgenett II and Sandra C. Ketner So you didn’t win the Powerball jackpot? There are still plenty of opportunities to win big in the next few weeks as Super Bowl 50, March Madness, and even the Oscars quickly approach. Many employees will likely be solicited by their fellow co-workers or supervisors to…

This Is Not a Surprise: Managers Are Terrible at Developing Talent

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Managers are worse at developing their employees than at anything else they do. This was the conclusion of Korn Ferry Institute leadership development researcher Robert Eichinger, who found ‘the ability to grow talent’ was ranked 67th out of 67 different management competencies, despite decades of investment in various performance management initiatives. This is…

In Real Life HR, an Employee Who Punches a Fellow Employee Gets Fired

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The world of the NBA brings us the real live HR Game Show – What Would You Do? I know most of you could care less about professional basketball, and I promise, this post isn’t about basketball. In case you didn’t hear about it, last week All Star Blake Griffin of the Los…