Are Your Company’s Cultural Practices Truly Competitive?

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As companies across the U.S. throw their hats into the ring for a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list this month, you may be turning a curious lens toward your own company’s cultural practices. Do you know whether they measure up as ones that would be considered “great?”…

Senators Introduce Legislation Targeting Worker Misclassification

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By Ilyse Wolens Schuman Two weeks after the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation cautioning that “most workers are employees,” Senators Bob Casey, D-PA, and Al Franken, D-MN), introduced a bill targeting worker misclassification. The Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 would make a number of amendments to the Fair Labor…

The Four Big Reasons Why 99% of People Quit Their Jobs

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There’s a million ways to lose your job  — layoffs, company closes, smacking an employee on the butt. You name it and someone has lost their job over it! The reality is, though, that most people leave their jobs on their own terms and it has nothing to do with more money or…

HR Basics: The Four Benefits of Conducting Exit Interviews

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Exit interviews are often overlooked, but they can be very valuable to your business. It’s a time to learn and reflect on your company as a whole and also learn about individuals and how they interact with one another. Sometimes you will confirm that your company is heading in the right direction and…

The Limits to Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

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By Eric B. Meyer Many of us, including me, have a loved one or friend who has suffered through mental illness. With proper treatment, counseling and support, the symptoms may be controllable. However, sometimes medication and treatment aren’t enough. Mental illness, which generally qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act,…