• Check your health plan: EEOC says denying this coverage is now discriminatory

    Excluding a certain type of coverage from your company’s health plan has officially become risky business — even though it’s possible the same couldn’t have been said about this exclusion a few years ago. 
    What kind of coverage are we talking about? Coverage for gender transition or sex transformation procedures.
    In recent years, the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals have made front-page headlines. The EEOC has even made it a b
  • 5MM: Overtime Rule Is DOA

    Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell consider the workplace impact of a judge’s rejection of the Labor Department’s plan to beef up overtime rules for employers. They also discuss some swanky perks and take a quiz on employees’ favorite benefit.Tags: benefits, overtime rule, Remote Year, SHRMThe post 5MM: Overtime Rule Is DOA appeared first on Workforce Magazine.
  • Financial wellness: Here’s what employees want, need in 2017

    Recent research into individuals’ financial resolutions for 2017 can tell you whether your financial wellness initiatives are giving employees what they want. It can also tell you whether to expect employees to increase their retirement contributions next year. 
    Personal finance company LendEDU recently asked 1,001 Americans about their financial goals for 2017, as well as what their biggest concerns are. The results were published in LendEDU’s “Financial Resolution Survey
  • Skillsarena expands Customer Experience team

    Skillsarena, the Chelmsford-based online talent management solutions provider has announced the appointment of Michelle Leigh as its new Customer Experience Account Manager, effective immediately.Posted inAppointmentson09 Dec 2016
    Michelle will be working closely with Head of Customer Experience Vicki Mann, building and managing relationships with clients and offering advice, training and support.
    Commenting on the team expansion, Jason Pierce, Skillsarena Managing Director stated ‘I am de
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  • UK employers hold back on Christmas bonuses and gifts for staff this year

    Research from XpertHR about the Christmas and New Year working arrangements of 252 UK organisations has found that whilst the majority of companies are celebrating Christmas by hosting company-wide parties (50.8%) or departmental Christmas lunches (47.2%), there will be fewer Christmas gifts, bonuses awarded or additional time off for employees this year.Posted inNews archiveon09 Dec 2016
    Employers plan to spend an average of £93.33 and a median of £50 per employee on their Christmas
  • Using Content Marketing for Recruiting Benefit

    Marketing is the lifeblood of any company. Without proper and effective marketing methods, a company cannot generate new business; and without any new business, a company will not be able to keep afloatPosted inNews archiveon09 Dec 2016
    But there is another factor that is absolutely essential in keeping a business booming—filling it with the very best personnel. So if marketing is important for bringing in new customers, why not apply those same methods to bring in—and hold onto&mdas
  • Vacancy Filler Ranked in Deloitte Top 50 Tech Companies

    Vacancy Filler Ranked 27th Fastest Growing Technology Company in the UK in the 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 50Posted inNews archiveon09 Dec 2016
    Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software, based in Loughborough, has again this year been placed 27th in the Deloitte ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK.  Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over the last four years and Vacancy Filler grew 660% per cent during this period compared with 546% last year.  The
  • How to prevent your business becoming the victim of telecom fraud

    Telecoms fraud costs UK SMEs about £1billion a year according to a survey conducted by Incom (2012).Posted inNews archiveon09 Dec 2016
    These phone hackers are often skilled engineers, who focus solely on vulnerable telecommunications systems.  Organisations such as Ofcom, City of London, and Action Fraud advise that small businesses should take necessary precautions to prevent themselves from being targeted.
    Dave Millett, of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox, has the following ad
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  • Talking politics in the workplace can negatively affect employees

    2016 has been a year of electoral surprises, with the UK voting to leave the E.U. and the U.S. sending Donald Trump to the White House.Posted inStatistics and trendson09 Dec 20161 in 5 employees are negatively affected by political talk 65% avoid talking politics at work 32% of employees report that workplace hostility has increased because of political discussions at work
    2016 has been a year of electoral surprises, with the UK voting to leave the E.U. and the U.S. sending Donald Trum
  • What Switzerland can teach us about employee recruitment and retention - HR Dive

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  • Scheduling Reform Pushes Its Way into the Retail Industry

    Turnover in retail is reaching crisis proportions, according to a recent study.
    The holiday season means a lot of things to the retail industry, including an influx of hourly employees and irregular work schedules.
    Only 17 percent of employers in retail think their employees are motivated and engaged, according a study conducted by employee engagement platform WorkJam, which surveyed 250 retail managers in July 2016. And 62 percent of those managers said their employees have quit the store becau
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  • Ohio Set to Elevate Gun Ownership to a Protected Employment Class

    How do you get conservative lawmakers to agree to add a protected class to an employment discrimination law? Focus on protecting on gun ownership, apparently.
    Believe it or not, the right to conceal carry is about to join race, sex, age, religion, national origin and disability as a class against which employers cannot discriminate against their employees. Really. I’m not making this up. Senate Bill 199 and Sub. House Bill 48 would make it illegal for an employer to fire, refuse to hi
  • Study predicts who will succeed in expatriate roles

    A new report which identifies the personal characteristics of successful expatriates has been published by assessment specialist cut-e, to help multinational employers choose the right people for international assignments.Posted inNews archiveon08 Dec 2016
    Company Profilecut-eView profile »Called Predicting who will be a successful expatriate, the report follows a research study involving 35 organisations including expatriates as well as their managers, peers and subordinates in their home
  • UK workers show signs of confidence ahead of Brexit high court ruling appeal

    New research from job board Jobsite reveals UK employees appear to be optimistic about their career prospects following the initial shock of the referendum. The research comes as the Prime Minister looks to start her appeal against the High Court ruling.Posted inNews archiveon08 Dec 2016
    Company Profile JobsiteView profile » Jobsite findings show 80% of UK employees believe their salary could rise despite Brexit 75% of employees believe their work benefits will stay the same or improve nex
  • #MillionPoundJamie Is Hired

    Jamie Mudle, the focus of totaljobs’ #MillionPoundJamie campaign, lands job at high-end fashion retailer, FineryPosted inNews archiveon08 Dec 2016
    Company ProfileTotaljobsView profile »In September this year, totaljobs put £1 million behind young, unemployed jobseeker Jamie Mudle to find him a job he loves. Jamie was looking for help and support to identify where he was going wrong and to find a role to kick start his career - rather than landing ‘just another job’.
  • REC signs new deal with insurance broker Jelf

    The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is extending its partnership with Jelf for the next five years to provide REC members with a unique insurance offering.Posted inNews archiveon08 Dec 2016
    Jelf is an award-winning independent insurance broker with over 30 years’ experience in the recruitment sector. As part of the deal, the REC approved insurance partner will give REC members a minimum 10 per cent discount on equivalent insurance available to non-members. REC Chief E
  • Reconsider hiring practices in light of The International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016

    Diversity consultancy, The Clear Company, has urged businesses to consider the benefits of employing those with disabilities and how hiring processes risk alienating this talent pool in light of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 (IDPD).Posted inNews archiveon08 Dec 2016
    Company ProfileCIPDView profile »This Saturday (3rd December) marks the 24th annual United Nations IDPD which aims to create a more inclusive world for those living with a disability. This year’s
  • Opus named on The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 for the fourth year

    The Opus Professional Services Group celebrate yet again after receiving another nationally recognised and respected award as they are named on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 2016, which will be released on Sunday 4th December 2016.Posted inNews archiveon08 Dec 2016
    Company ProfileOpus RecruitmentView profile »Established in 2008, the global recruitment provider placed on the list at their earliest opportunity in 2012. They then went on to feature on the list again in 2013 followed by
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  • Bottom line: Here’s what DOL’s appeal of OT injunction means for rule, employers

    As expected, the DOL has appealed a Texas court’s injunction of the agency’s new overtime rule. Then, it asked for the appeals process to be expedited. So where does that leave employers and the rule itself? 
    The answer, as it was when the injunction was issued is: still in limbo.
    In addition, the prospects for the rule surviving the lawsuit against it by states and business groups remain not very good.
    Even if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit grants the DOL&rsquo
  • ACA ‘repeal and replace’ plans in motion for 2017: What should HR do?

    Republican House and Senate leaders have been energized by the election of a president likely to accept a proposal to repeal the Obamacare. As a result, they’re preparing to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) within the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s first term. 
    Reports coming out of Capitol Hill indicate that the repeal measures GOP congressional leaders are planning to introduce would most likely be modeled after a 2015 repeal bill that was vetoed by President Ob
  • 9 FMLA record keeping requirements employers need to know

    When an employee goes on FMLA leave, it can pay to double-check that your FMLA record keeping processes are up to snuff, should your FMLA administration/processes ever be called into question. 
    Employment law attorneys recommend periodic internal audits of all record keeping practices. That way, if there’s ever a dispute, you’ll be able to produce the required documentation — not to mention stay in compliance with federal laws.
    It’s especially important to be on top
  • 7 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Party Nightmare

    ’Tis the season for workplace holiday parties. It a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate all your organization has accomplished. It is also a time to avoid liability, hopefully. A lot can go wrong at a holiday party.
    For example, consider Shiner v. State Univ. of N.Y. (W.D.N.Y. 11/2/12).
    Lesley Shiner worked as a clerk at the University at Buffalo Dental School. Dr. Jude Fabiano was the school’s associate dean and Steve Colombo its director of clinical operations. Each year
  • Old School Diversity Doesn’t Work; New School Diversity Does

    If 2016 brought us anything, it’s the death of the status quo. If 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that those of us who have a progressive vision for the workplace — and humanity in general — must change our tactics. Evolutionary leaders committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusiveness in American workplaces aren’t exempt. Nothing less than a safe, abundant and mutually prosperous future is at stake.
    One tactic that needs to change is how we think, speak
  • How to Choose the Right Employee Survey Vendor

    Conducting an employee survey is an essential part of any engagement program. Therefore, poor survey planning, design, and execution can have significant impact on your overall engagement initiatives. Download this white paper and learn how finding the right employee survey partner can have a critical impact on your business.
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  • Culture that Works: How Getting Serious about Culture Unlocks New Performance

    If you think the concept of culture is too fuzzy, this book will give you a one-sentence definition. You will learn what values look like in tangible ways at successful companies. Then you’ll learn how to break cultural change down into bite-size chunks. If you think you can change process, you can change culture.
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  • People Moves: November 2016

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    Senior care company Hometeam named Elizabeth Schepp-Berman as chief people officer. Berman will oversee and expand the Hometeam HR department as well as shape hiring strategy for the company as it expands across the country. Berman will report directly to CEO and founder Josh Bruno. Greg  CunninghamU.S. Bank has promoted Greg Cunningham to vice president of global inclusion and diversity. Cunningham joined U.S. Bank in September 2015 as vice president of customer engagemen
  • Creating an Age-Friendly Workplace

    There are a number of things that employers can do to create a workplace that is friendly to older employees, according to Ruth Finkelstein, associate director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University.
    Every year the center and the New York Academy of Medicine select the winners of the Age Smart Employer Awards. The initiative, which is funded by the Sloan Foundation, recognizes employers for their age-friendly policies and practices. Past winners include clothing ret
  • Boomer Bust — Ageism in the Workplace

    Amy Hiles-Maynard knew that the odds were against her when she found herself job-hunting at age 62. So she pulled out all the stops.
    In addition to updating her resumé, Hiles-Maynard overhauled her social media pages with professional headshots and upbeat posts worded to convey youthful exuberance. She dyed her salt-and-pepper hair, revamped her wardrobe and scoured websites for older women that offered tips on acing job interviews and turning back the clock with clever makeup techniques.
  • HR Leaders: Data, Engagement and Attracting Talent Are in Key in 2017

    Data, employee engagement and attracting talent will propel successful companies in 2017.
    As 2017 approaches, robots — disappointing as it may be — are not a staple in every household or workplace. At least not in the way many had hoped. However, autonomic systems are popping up in places unheard of even a decade ago. What does this mean for HR leaders? Hold onto your hats, because data is the way of the future. And it will be here sooner than anyone can imagine.
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  • A $15 Minimum Wage is not Without Consequences

    Donald Trump’s presidency sparks an interesting dichotomy — a Republican that rode into office on a wave of populism, including fiscal populism. Officially, the President-elect favors a higher minimum wage: “On the minimum wage, Mr. Trump has voiced support for raising it to $10 at the federal level, but believes states should set the minimum wage as appropriate for their state.” 
    The “Fight for 15” movement is taking notice:
    Now, four years into their cr
  • Diversity Training in the Era of Trump

    A few people have emailed me since the election wanting me to write something scathing and heated about the outcome, but I didn’t for two reasons. One, the less I talk about that situation the better I feel. I have to live it, as do many Americans, and that’s more than enough. Two, politics has its connections, but not necessarily a place in this workplace diversity-themed blog.
    That changed when I ran across an NPR article detailing the drama diversity trainers are facing post-elect
  • Kevin Brady: Is mobile the future of recruiting?

    Posted inAdViewon05 Dec 2016There’s no getting away from the fact more people than ever before are using mobile and tablets to search for jobs. But what impact does this have on recruitment and what can be done to help facilitate this shift?First of all, it should go without saying that any job sites which aren’t optimised for mobile are shooting themselves in the foot. 2016 was, after all, the year in which the number of mobiles surpassed the number of human
  • Seeing Through Glassdoor’s New Tool

    Ah yes, Glassdoor. As people like to say when they’re in relationship of questionable health, it’s complicated.
    Glassdoor launched a new tool late this year called Know Your Worth, which is designed to help employees calculate their market value, or earning potential, based on characteristics of their current job, experience and the local job market.
    To use the new tool, an individual enters a few basic details, including their job title, employer, salary, other total comp figures, l
  • By The Numbers: November 2016

    Each month Workforce looks at important stats in the human resources sector. Here are the topics we’re keeping an eye on for July 2016. Comment below or editors@workforce.com. Follow Workforce on Twitter at @workforcenews.Tags: holiday party, perks, salary bonuses, time offThe post By The Numbers: November 2016 appeared first on Workforce Magazine.
  • UK Sees Standout Job Growth in the Run Up to Christmas

    …But Salaries and Application Rates Have Taken a KnockPosted inNews archiveon05 Dec 2016
    Company ProfileCV-Library.co.ukView profile »The UK job market continued to strengthen throughout November, with job growth increasing by 13.6% year-on-year and 3.2% month-on-month. This is according to the latest data from the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library.   Many cities and industries across the UK saw standout, above-average, job growth in November 2016, when c
  • USG People and Textkernel win Recruitment Tech Award 2016

    USG People and Textkernel have won the Recruitment Tech Award 2016, category Best Case. The award was granted at the Recruitment Tech Event in Utrecht on Thursday November 24th.Posted inNews archiveon05 Dec 2016
    Company ProfileTextkernelView profile »The jury praised the joint case from USG People and Textkernel because of its strong internal component: in order to work cross-brand, a cultural change has to be successfully realised within USG People and a
  • Brand Recruitment Crowned ‘Best SME Recruitment Agency’ at National Awards

    On Wednesday 23rd November, the Brand Recruitment team attended the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2016, held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in London. We’re extremely proud to say that Brand were crowned ‘Best SME Recruitment Agency’!Posted inNews archiveon05 Dec 2016
    Company ProfileBrand RecruitmentView profile » It is an accolade that we’re honoured to have received as it recognises us as a key player within the industry; both in terms of being a su
  • CIPD response to ONS migration statistics

    Commenting on today’s ONS labour market Statistics, Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, says:Posted inOpinionon05 Dec 2016
    Company ProfileCIPDView profile »“Today’s migration figures show that the supply of EU nationals to the UK labour market in the run-up to the referendum grew ever stronger.  However, the feedback from CIPD members suggests that the currency depreciation, among other factors, is al
  • What does the digital skills gap mean for online recruitment?

    With the UK’s digital skills gap ever-expanding and the number of people looking to enter a career in digital marketing (150,000 digital jobs are predicted by 2020), the future for online recruitment is looking pretty bleak, isn’t it?Posted inStatistics and trendson05 Dec 2016
    Well actually, online recruitment is likely to be the system that thrives the most out of all supply areas within the chain, because as we know, digital recruitment is innovative, adaptive and open to change na
  • Sector Report: Mobility Needs a Makeover

    Global relocation assignments can be a useful tool to prepare high-performing workers for leadership roles, but there is a troubling gap in the way these assignments are tied to broader talent management strategies. Only 10 percent of mobility professionals say their role is strategically aligned with the wider talent agenda in their organization and actively engaged in workforce planning and people effectiveness, according to a 2016 relocation trends report from Brookfield Global Relocation Ser
  • Prescribed Drugs Blur Policies

    There is no doubt that America is in the grips of a prescription drug crisis. You cannot turn on the news without seeing a story about the dangers of opioid addiction.
    And prescription medications, including dangerous opioids, provide risk for employers. The ADA’s reasonable accommodation obligations for employee medical conditions extends to the medication prescribed to employees to treat those conditions. Thus, an employer can be liable for failing to accommodate an employee’s use
  • 7 deadly sins your managers may be committing

    Managers get blamed for a lot of turnover and internal issues, but how much of that is really their fault? 
    Well, as it turns out, probably a lot of it, according to a study by Gallup that looked at employee engagement levels throughout 2.5 million work units. The study determined that managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores across different business units.
    Common and costly mistakes managers make probably have a lot to do with how and why
  • Top recruiting skills HR pros must develop today: How many do you have?

    Here are some questions HR professionals, who handle talent acquisition for their companies, should be able to answer with an affirmative “Yes!” 
    The following list was developed by the editorial team at HR Morning using insights from Manila Recruitment, a firm specializing in headhunting, executive search, expert and technical and IT recruitment.
    Do you have a mind for analyzing data?
    Can you identify potential talent and engage with those individuals before a job even bec
  • One to watch: Interesting new HR law to hit the books in San Jose

    Here’s an ordinance that HR pros nationwide will want to keep a close eye on. 
    Voters in San Jose, CA, just approved a ballot measure that’s unlike anything else in the country to date.
    It requires San Jose employers to offer work hours to part-time employees before hiring new employees.
    As The Mercury News reported last January, the thinking behind the ordinance is it’ll help more part-time workers qualify for work benefits, which tend to be offered to full-time
  • YourForce: The Optimas Edition

    In a business world chock-full of data, numbers take center stage. That’s increasingly true in HR, too, where numbers take many shapes: revenue per employee, time to fill jobs and cost of attrition to name a few.
    Here’s another important number: 21. That’s how many companies we’re recognizing this month as winners of the 2016 Workforce Optimas Awards.
    Since 1991, the Optimas have recognized the best and brightest in human resources. In this issue, you’ll see how thi
  • AESC Continue Global Partnership with Invenias

    The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants is delighted to announce its renewed partnership with Invenias, a global leader in cloud-based executive search solutions.Posted inPartnershipson02 Dec 2016
    This is the third year that AESC and Invenias will work together, having strengthened their relationship with the integration of AESC’s BlueSteps database and the Invenias platform last year. The integration facilitates a seamless transfer of confidential candidate informat
  • New festive game offers the ‘prize’ of a merrier Christmas

    A free online Christmas game, which challenges you to create a winter wonderland by clicking on smiling snowflakes, has the potential to make the festive season merrier for you, your family, your friends and your work colleagues. Posted inNews archiveon02 Dec 2016
    Company Profilecut-eView profile »Created by cut-e, the international talent and assessment specialist, the game shows a winter snow scene in which snowflakes fall from the top of the screen, either with smiling faces or frowns.
  • NHS Employers welcomes focus on leadership and workforce

    Responding to the Health Secretary’s speech at NHS Providers’ annual conference, Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers, said:Posted inNews archiveon02 Dec 2016
    “We welcome Mr Hunt's focus on leadership and our workforce.  Employers across the NHS are committed to improving the working environment for their people and recognise the importance of providing rewarding careers supported by greater flexibility and effective team-working.  The opportunities to devel

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