Community & Belonging In A New Distributed-First Workplace

https://storage.googleapis.com/hrblog-spotify-com.appspot.com/1/2021/12/AdobeStock_279840672-scaled.jpeg The future of work is the hottest topic in HR right now as many of us consider a more distributed-first workforce working in a hybrid mode. Central to getting this right for your people and your business, is determining how you build community & belonging in a new distributed-first workplace. Spotify’s Work From Anywhere […]

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Taco Bell to raise average minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024

https://www.hrdive.com/user_media/cache/ef/9e/ef9e88052758130fe74628631a5066b9.jpg Dive Brief: Taco Bell is raising its average minimum wage to $15 an hour at its company-owned restaurants by mid-2024, the company announced Tuesday.  The chain is also rolling out additional employee benefits, including complimentary therapy for corporate employees at restaurants and its headquarters. Taco Bell emphasized its education benefit as well, which provides free […]

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my boss shows up at parties she’s not invited to, I have to pick my own punishment, and more — Ask a Manager

https://www.askamanager.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bannersmfb.png I’m on vacation. Here are some past letters that I’m making new again, rather than leaving them to wilt in the archives. 1. I don’t invite my boss to our work parties but she keeps showing up My team likes to throw parties: once a month we have a sit-down lunch, once a quarter […]

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6 Innovative Solutions for Effective Outbound Marketing

https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/9910130275?profile=RESIZE_710x Outbound marketing is when a company actively markets its products to its ideal customers. Instead of waiting for customers to discover their products, they advertise directly to the customer. Outbound marketing includes telemarketing, email marketing, taking out ads in the newspaper, and using catalogs. New and improved blocking methods and high costs can hinder […]

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Department of Labor Updates 80/20 Tipped Worker Rule for 2022

https://www.zenefits.com/workest/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/1254820_Makeanimageoutofachart_790x444_2_121321.png A new ruling from the federal Department of Labor updates guidance for businesses whose employees rely on tips for some or all of their wages. In the past, employers were required to pay tipped employees minimum wage for every hour worked that didn’t produce tips, if those hours were in excess of 20% of […]

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7 staffing trends to watch in 2022

https://www.hrdive.com/user_media/cache/be/cd/becd8db2c4e23b6df71192316bd9be2c.jpg George Lessmeister is CEO and founder of LGC Hospitality, a national staffing firm headquartered in Indianapolis. Views are the author’s own. Ten million. That’s the number of workers United States businesses need to fill job openings. Yet, only 8.4 million people are seeking work, according to the most recent data. Everyone thought pandemic benefits ending […]

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A Vision for 2022 – NPAworldwide

https://npaworldwide.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Blog-Vision-2022.png Today’s guest blogger is Carola Chard of CMCC in Hong Kong. CMCC was established in 2009 as a specialist recruitment firm for the apparel, footwear, toys and consumer goods industry. Since 2017 the firm has expanded to include new technologies, financial and legal appointments. Carola is currently serving on the NPAworldwide board of directors. […]

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a creepy customer complained my employees aren’t friendly enough — Ask a Manager

https://www.askamanager.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bannersmfb.png It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the hospitality director whose creepy customer complained her employees weren’t friendly enough? Here’s the update. This incident gave me the opportunity for some personal reflection because I […]

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the “words of essence,” the secretly relocating employee, and more — Ask a Manager

https://www.askamanager.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bannersmfb.png It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. We start every meeting with “words of essence” and personality types It’s been almost a year since I first […]

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20 Creative Compensation Ideas That Avoid a Wage Increase

https://blog.accessperks.com/hubfs/AdobeStock_261634312%20-%20LOW%20inflation-1.jpg#keepProtocol Summary History tells us about the dangers of unchecked inflation, and how it reduces employee disposable income, diminishes their quality of life, and impacts your company’s profitability. The recent spike in the inflation index has a direct impact on your employee’s buying power, and will eventually lead to employees demanding higher wages. A creative, […]

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the thermostat wars, the stripping boss, and more — Ask a Manager

https://www.askamanager.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bannersmfb.png It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. Thermostat wars with a classist twist I took your advice and stood my ground, allowing the cleaning lady to […]

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should I tell my bosses they need to work more? — Ask a Manager

https://www.askamanager.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bannersmfb.png It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer wondering if they should tell their bosses to work more? Here’s the update. It feels like so long ago since I wrote in about […]

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Modern Hire’s Interview Scoring Update Focuses on Bias

https://recruitingdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/modern_hire-1.jpg Modern Hire added new features to its Automated Interview Scoring, the company’s on-demand tool that uses advanced AI models to evaluate candidate responses and provide recommended scores to hiring teams. With the latest release of AIS, clients receive Modern Hire’s proprietary Question Sets, verified across industries and jobs, plus ranked candidate recommendations. These features […]

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Looking back on the compliance twists and turns of 2021

https://www.hrdive.com/user_media/cache/13/48/1348948ec672763c2c5373b43b10b9f3.jpg When President Joe Biden took the presidential oath last January, employers and management-side attorneys predicted his words would usher in an era of employee friendliness. The events of 2021 brought that prediction to fruition, but employee friendliness was just one thread in the tapestry of trends the year wove. That tapestry featured many strands, […]

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employee wants to bring a fired coworker to the holiday party — Ask a Manager

https://www.askamanager.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bannersmfb.png employee wants to bring a fired coworker to the holiday party by Alison Green on December 14, 2021 A reader writes: We recently fired an employee, Doug, after a series of serious errors. We gave him extensive training and retraining, verbal and written feedback, and multiple warnings. We even simplified his work and left […]

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A culture of learning is crucial for hiring, retention, Penn prof says

https://www.hrdive.com/user_media/cache/08/72/0872b6c129a1fb63fff063bc7402f074.jpg Finding and retaining lifelong learners is a tall order, but one that may have a strong return on investment. Data shows that most turnover is voluntary, and most hiring is done to fill existing positions, according to research published in Harvard Business Review. But learning and talent pros can take several steps to reduce […]

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Retention plan to combat Great Resignation

https://hrexecutive.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Social.Retention.12.14.21.png Employers must get creative with retention and cater to the needs and wants of today’s workforce. The “Great Resignation” is showing no signs of stopping. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, 4.4 million people have quit their jobs in September—a record high. We’ve never seen […]

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8 Steps You’re Missing Before Booking Your Demo

https://vidcruiter.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/webinar-hero.jpg This information is taken from our webinar 8 Steps You’re Missing Before Booking Your Next HR Software Demo. Check out our webinar recording for even more helpful advice. You’re looking for a better HR solution. You’ve browsed online and you’re ready to learn more. To understand your options better, you’re thinking of booking a […]

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“I will confront you by Wednesday of this week” — Ask a Manager

https://www.askamanager.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bannersmfb.png Several years ago, a reader shared with us this epic email that was sent by their company’s boss after a holiday party gone terribly awry, and every year I reprint it during the holidays. This year,  the person who originally shared it sent in this “update” (or rather, additional details on the original situation). […]

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The Trouble With Recruiting Young People

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/blogging-us-west/1.JPG?profile=RESIZE_710x The future of a company depends on the future of its people. When new talent enters the workforce they are by definition inexperienced. The few top percent of university students will stand out – the ones who have already started a business, earned a research grant, or completed some other remarkable work – but […]

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Why some employers are scrapping the annual review

https://www.hrdive.com/user_media/cache/ce/58/ce5841c17aca515c2a121ffcae062ded.jpg Annual performance reviews — even the ones that go well — can be tense and awkward. Employees may come equipped with notes on their strengths and weaknesses, and perhaps grievances. Managers aim to dole out both constructive criticism and words of encouragement looking back over an entire year. The difficulty inherent in such reviews […]

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Inside Hootsuite’s mental health strategy

https://hrexecutive.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Social.Hootsuite.12.14.21.png Among its new wellness initiatives, the social media platform is offering a lottery for extravagant trips to those who use all their PTO by the end of 2021. When Tara Ataya joined Hootsuite in February 2020 as the firm’s vice president of people, she was only in the office for a couple weeks before […]

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Company Culture and Social Recognition

https://i1.wp.com/hr-gazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/man-g0f71846a0_1280.jpg?fit=1280%2C905&ssl=1 In business circles around the world, there’s always the common thread of creating a welcoming company culture and retaining valuable employees. Unfortunately, many organizations wildly miss the mark when it comes to creating a positive environment that makes workers want to stick around. Morale and flexibility are two key components for fixing this problem, […]

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HR Outsourcing: How To Keep Your HR Staff From Freaking Out

https://www.insperity.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/HR_outsourcing_How_to_keep_your_HR_staff_from_freaking_out-1200×630.jpg You’ve decided that HR outsourcing can help your business grow, and you’re ready to hire a professional employer organization (PEO). But your in-house HR team isn’t thrilled. Here’s what could be causing anxiety – and strategies to help you overcome it while building enthusiasm for the change. What’s behind the resistance to HR outsourcing? The […]

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Compensation budgets to rise slightly, but won’t keep pace with inflation, Mercer says

https://www.hrdive.com/user_media/cache/b6/09/b609c80526cc28dda1e4669b48b6113d.jpg Dive Brief: Employers’ compensation budgets are set to rise 3.3% for merit budgets and 3.5% for total budgets in 2022, a survey by HR consulting firm Mercer found — a slight increase from the 2.8% merit and 3% total increases that went into effect in 2021. The increases do not rise to the level […]

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What’s Next After The Great Resignation

https://hrexecutive.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Calm-370×200.png Join Ben Brooks on Jan. 13 to learn how HR can overcome complex challenges not only to attract & retain talent, but also to achieve organizational goals and execute strategy. Register here! Date & Time: Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:00 pm ET Speakers: Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO, PILOT Sponsored by: Description:  The past three […]

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Top employee benefit trends of 2021

https://hrexecutive.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Social.KathrynColumn.12.13.21.png Kathryn Mayer is HRE’s benefits editor and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. She has covered benefits for the better part of a decade, and her stories have won multiple awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award and honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the National Federation of […]

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HRchat with Craig Weber: Building Successful Teams

https://i0.wp.com/hr-gazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/bigstock-Development-Performance-Self-I-182303632.jpg?fit=1600%2C1068&ssl=1 Most of us yearn for more meaningful work. Sometimes we just need the right mindset and tools to take the leap. In HRchat episode 374, we talk about making smarter decisions and achieving higher performance. This episode has a kick because you’ll hear how to start learning “a veritable conversational martial art”. I’m […]

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Recruiting Tech Should Stop Imitating Amazon and Yelp – ERE

https://www.ere.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/01/bigstock-A-Close-Up-Image-Of-An-Astrona-314672344.jpg I heard it early on in my career: Recruiting is sales.  In some ways, that’s right. Part of your job might be contacting a lot of people. You could be told no frequently by people you hoped would say yes. Both recruiter and sales jobs require a great combination of interpersonal savvy, motivation, and […]

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