Category: Q&A

Check out this category for articles where we ask the questions, and industry experts provide the answers.

Can A.I. Really Build Effective Teams?

A.I. seems to be in the news all the time, whether it’s in movies and tv, controlling manufacturing, and even including human resources, training, and recruiting. We recently sat down with Phil Alexander, CEO and Founder of Nexus A.I., and Frank Cho, COO of Nexus A.I. Their company is dedicated to using A.I. to help […]

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Why Having No Remote Work Policy Isn’t a Great Idea

In yesterday’s Advisor we spoke with Upwork’s Zoe Harte, Senior Vice President of HR and Talent Innovation about the increasing trend towards remote workers. Today we’ll look at the rest of that interview, as well as an infographic of their survey results.

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Does Your Company Provide Soft Skills Training for IT?

IT’s role in an organization has changed over the last 5 or 10 years, but has HR kept up? Today I am joined by Casey Foss, CMO at West Monroe Partners about the role that soft skills have to play when it comes to IT.

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How Effective Are Your Workplace Wellness Programs?

Workplace wellness programs have great power to create healthy employees, improve employee engagement, and can lead to better employer engagement. Today we will look at the highlights of a new guide on workplace wellness. We are also joined by Hector De La Torre, Executive Director of Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) and Dr. Cristina […]

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The Opioid Crisis and the Workplace

The National Safety Council (NSC) has begun its nationwide road tour through areas of the United States that have been heavily hit by the opioid crisis. As part of that campaign, they have taken ownership of the Celebrating Lost Loved Ones map. Since the opioid crisis has taken its toll on businesses as well, from […]

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Ask the Expert: Is Need for Sleep Covered by the FMLA?

by Susan Hartmus Hiser, JD, The Murray Law Group, P.C. Question: Our attendance policy requires employees to call in all absences prior to the start of their shift, including absences due to approved intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Some employees have presented doctors’ notes exempting them from the call-in requirement […]

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Ask the Expert: Can We Adjust Time Cards for Waiting Time?

Question: My employer uses a “4 -minute rule,” meaning that our employees have an 8-minute window (4 before and 4 after their scheduled time to clock in) without changes being made to their time cards. We do this because there’s a line waiting to clock in. However, for those who are more than the 4 […]

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Ask the Expert: Can Our Employee Work as a ‘Contractor’ on Weekends?

Question: We are seeking clarification on hours worked for overtime pay. We have an employee who works as a “contractor” outside regular working hours, such as weekends. We are looking for guidance on when we will have to pay overtime; if allowing the employee to work as a “contractor” on the weekends will still count […]

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