Job Growth Slows In April

Employers slowed their hiring in April, adding a seasonally adjusted 160,000 new non-farm jobs, the smallest increase since September. Economists had been expecting a much larger gain of about 200,000 jobs. The monthly U.S. Labor Department report released this morning also put the unemployment rate at 5 percent, unchanged from March, and not…

4 Promises Leaders Don’t Even Know They Make

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As a leader, your team expects a great deal of you. Their expectations constitute the promise of your leadership, but only 5-10% of leaders meet these expectations, according to Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results, by Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams. Employees judge their leaders’…

Here’s What You Need To Do To Get Ready For the New FLSA Rules

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The US Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, which are expected to double the minimum salary for overtime-exempt employees, are coming out any day now and will probably take effect 60 days after their publication. At the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual Employment Law & Legislative Conference in March,…

Leadership’s Effect on Recruiting

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There has long been an assumed link between the quality of leadership a company has and its ability to attract and retain great people. But why is that? Is it because a Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg simply attract talent? Or is there something else going on at a more systemic level? A…

Technology Brings Alive the Yin-Yang of Management

HR technology is usually about automation, however sometimes HR tech is used as a way to deliver content. I’ve written previously about Sustrana which has lovingly put everything leaders need to know to run corporate social responsibility projects in one place. Polarities Partnerships has done something similar in taking one of the most…