Tag: employees

EntertainHR: 9 to 5—Don’t Mess with Dolly

Summertime is nearing, and one of my favorite summer traditions after a long week is to make a big bowl of popcorn, get myself and my dog cozy on the couch, and turn on an old movie. Recently, I rewatched 9 to 5, a classic screwball comedy that will have you rolling on the floor […]

Mental Health in the Workplace

In recent years, mental health has become a central topic in workplace discussions, reflecting a broader shift toward well-being and employee support. Organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of mental health and are implementing innovative programs to help employees manage stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Emergence of Mental Health Awareness With the rise […]

Empathy Unleashed: The Secret Weapon for 2024’s Workplace Renaissance  

In 2023, the job market experienced a swift downturn characterized by a wave of widespread layoffs. Not only did more than 100,000 tech workers lose employment, but so did hundreds of thousands of workers in other industries. By the end of the year, the loss was tremendous. Although eight million jobs were added, around 900,000 […]

DOL Weighs-In (Again) With Final Rule on Independent Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule (the “Final Rule”) in January of this year, which took effect March 11, 2024, and changed how the DOL analyzes whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Employers that misclassify individuals as independent […]

Cyber Hygiene: The Key To Closing Digital Skills Gaps

HR leaders and decision-makers of today have to remain abreast of skills gaps within their organizations. With emerging and evolving technologies like artificial intelligence growing increasingly commonplace, adapting to new demands is key, but HR leaders must ensure that worker skills do not become obsolete as their employment skill set demands change. One of the […]

How to Leverage AI as a Competitive Differentiator for Your Staffing Firm

A recent survey exploring the top trends in the staffing industry found that 38% of staffing leaders feel that decreased demand for staffing services is the top challenge facing HR firms in 2024, with the slump hindering business growth in a time of economic uncertainty. This concerning statistic, in conjunction with a global talent shortage—a […]

4 Reasons You Might Be Struggling with Recruitment

If you’ve worked in recruitment for any length of time, you know the difficulties of finding top talent. There are few things more frustrating than having open positions with nobody to fill them. It holds up important business procedures, wastes money, and causes immense stress at all levels of the company. It’s like you’ve turned […]

Strategies for Career Advancement in the AI-Powered Landscape

The rapid pace of technological innovation—including artificial intelligence (AI)—is reshaping the way we work. As a result, traditional roles are undergoing significant transformations, and new opportunities are emerging at an unprecedented rate. Across industries like healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and transportation, entirely new approaches to problem-solving, decision-making, and process optimization are taking root with AI. This […]

Faces of HR: Britta Mühlenberg—Building Bridges Between People and Potential

Britta Mühlenberg, COO at Acrolinx, isn’t your typical HR leader. Her path to the C-suite started not with textbooks but with a deep-seated desire to connect with people on a global scale. This wanderlust, coupled with a fascination with human behavior, led her to an unexpected first step: the world of hospitality. “University confirmed my […]

Understanding the New Overtime Rules for Salaried Workers

The Biden administration has recently announced significant changes to overtime eligibility, which are set to broaden the scope of who qualifies among salaried workers. These adjustments may be pivotal for HR professionals and managers, as they will impact numerous aspects of workplace management. Overview of the New Rules Under the new regulations, the salary threshold […]