Contender or Pretender? It’s a recurring segment in sports media, and a fun talking point amongst fans, where the debate is whether a team is “for real,” particularly early in the season. Read on to see how contender or pretender can be applied to candidates and employees, alike.
Delegation is one of the key responsibilities of any manager. Managers are put in their positions not, necessarily, because they have the greatest level of technical skill, but because they are seen as people who can lead, organize, and leverage the skills of those in their departments and teams. This necessarily requires delegation—the act of […]
With growing income inequality and fears of losing low-skilled jobs to automation and new technologies like artificial intelligence, there have been increasing calls throughout the country for a “living wage.”
When flu season rolls around, there is a near constant fear of getting sick. Whether it’s from the germs that young children bring home with them from school or the sniffing coworker in the next office or cubicle, the flu is known for its contagious amplifying effect. And when it comes to work, the flu […]
Continuing from yesterday’s post, here are five more prominent learning and development (L&D), training, and HR trends you’ll want to keep in mind for 2019.
I am often asked to recraft a company’s parental leave policy, usually in response to an employee seeking leave for the impending arrival of a new family member that falls outside the company’s current medical disability policy (e.g., an adoption). The employer wants to be generous and provide adoptive parents the same leave it provides […]
Today we are joined by Laurie Warren, MSN, and founder of Warren Wellness LLC to answer some questions about stress in the workplace. Laurie will be leading a session at TalentCon19 in San Antonio, TX on March 13, 2019, entitled “Fostering Stress Resilience to Unlock Workforce Potential.”
Employees will be able to contribute up to $2,700 to a health flexible spending account (FSA) in 2019, a $50 increase from the 2018 amount, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Revenue Procedure 2018-57.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we discussed the idea that using artificial intelligence (AI) or big data in the recruiting process doesn’t eliminate problems with discrimination and bias. Perhaps counter intuitively, these methods can actually emphasize bias if we’re not careful, because the machine doesn’t know any better. It can only assess the (often imperfect) traits it […]
Minimum wage increases will affect states and cities across the country on July 1, 2019.