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Research, Software

Closing the Gap: Achieving Gender Equality in Tech Leadership

May 24, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Our founder and CEO, J Schwan, approached me a few years ago to discuss a big opportunity: Solstice needed its first chief operating officer. Our ranks had swelled from 46 to over 250 since I joined, and I was incredibly […]


Research, Software

Future Friday: Workers pretty optimistic about their future

May 24, 2019

Via: Omega HR Solutions

That headline may be somewhat surprising to you. It was to me. I have gotten used to reading the doom-and-gloom of may dystopian writers. However, a major survey by the Harvard Business School and Boston Consulting Group, as reported in […]


Research, Software

7 Truly Terrible Offices on Film and What They Teach Us

May 23, 2019

Via: HR Hero

“Third prize is you’re fired!” snaps Alec Baldwin in a bitter (and almost literal) punchline aimed at a cowering sales team. Baldwin’s character in 1992’s Glengarry Glen Ross is a bad boss who makes already devalued employees feel even worse—a […]


Communication, Research, Software

How to Restore Employee Trust After a Very Public Company Scandal

May 22, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Company scandals like those Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, and Facebook have experienced cost millions of dollars every year—sometimes billions of dollars. Public company scandals obviously test public and consumer trust, but they also test the resolve and trust of employees. If […]


Research, Software

Why You Shouldn’t Discipline Employees for Social Media Posts

May 22, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Question: To what extent can I use what I find on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, in disciplining employees? The answer to your question depends on various factors, including the posts’ contents, whether and to what extent they […]


Research, Software

Why the Wage Gap Solution Is Transparency, Not Legislation

May 21, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Earlier this year, the U.S. House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act to further the cause of gender wage parity. Now, I’m not against government regulation, but I’m skeptical of change that’s enforced from the top down because lawmakers can’t mandate […]


Research, Software

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness, but Maybe Volunteering Does

May 20, 2019

Via: HR Hero

According to a recent study, 27% of U.S. travelers are planning to volunteer on a trip this year. Volunteerism, thankfully, is becoming a stronger trend, and in the case of potential employees in the Millennial generation, who, as a group, […]


Research, Software

Best practices for crafting a PTO policy — and getting workers to use it

May 17, 2019

Via: HR Dive

It’s become a trope in popular discussions about the modern world: people are overworked. This bears out not just anecdotally but also in the maxims espoused by successful business figures. Take for instance the example of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, […]


Research, Software

Looking to Hire Veterans? Knock Down Barriers Hiding in Recruiting Practices

May 17, 2019

Via: HR Hero

With Memorial Day coming up at the end of May, thoughts turn to honoring those who sacrificed their lives in military service. But it’s also a time to recognize the value former military servicemembers can bring to the civilian workforce. […]


Research, Software

Supply chain transparency boosts employee loyalty, motivation, report says

May 16, 2019

Via: HR Dive

ICAR’s report focused on supply chain transparency, but such efforts can have similar benefits when applied to other aspects of business. A company’s brand can hinge on its reputation and commitment to transparency. Layoffs, for example, should be approached openly, […]