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Good case practices, Workplace wellness

How to Create a More Creative Workplace Through Flexibility, Diversity, and Inclusion

September 23, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Why is it that some companies thrive when faced with change while others falter? How is it that companies that have been around for decades can suddenly lose market share to new ventures seemingly overnight? The answer often boils down […]


Research, Software

DOL’s Proposed Rule Examines Classification of Independent Contractors

September 23, 2020

Via: HR Hero

On September 22, 2020, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding rules for employers to follow when classifying a worker as an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act […]


Communication, Software

Clear Communication: Using Summaries for Long Reports

September 22, 2020

Via: HR Hero

In a previous post, we discussed the use of color coding in reports as a means of drawing attention to key pieces of information and illustrating trends in data at a high level. Another useful way to demonstrate key points […]


Good case practices, Workplace wellness

Outside Stresses That Impact Work Performance

September 22, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Employers know that workplace stress can lead to burnout, a situation best avoided! But stressors outside of the workplace can also cause problems within the workplace. Employers should be aware of the common life stressors that could significantly impact employee […]


Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

What to Do if an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

September 21, 2020

Via: HR Hero

We’re all well aware of the risks of contracting COVID-19 by now. But work must go on, and when it does, there’s an additional risk of employees contracting the virus. Should this happen, it’s irrelevant whether they contracted it at […]


Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

Want to Make Remote Workforce Permanent? Be Careful

September 16, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The COVID-19 pandemic may have permanently changed the future of work. From banking to insurance and the legal industry, employers have embraced remote work for employees. Before March 2020, many companies allowed only a select few people to work remotely—typically […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Compliance Training: General Knowledge for All Staff

September 15, 2020

Via: HR Hero

In a previous post, we discussed the potentially disastrous consequences of companies’ failing to adhere to the compliance requirements impacting their business by looking at several high-profile examples. The challenge for most companies faced with regulatory and compliance obligations is […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Presidential Election: Raising the Minimum Wage

September 15, 2020

Via: SHRM

Whether or not to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour is one of many employment issues at stake in the 2020 presidential election. Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15 […]


Good case practices, Workplace wellness

Examples of Costly Compliance Violations by Employees

September 14, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The word “compliance” makes many employees cringe. The term conjures up images of onerous and seemingly superfluous internal rules and regulations. But companies don’t implement compliance requirements for no reason. Developing those requirements is often time-consuming and expensive. Profit-focused private […]


Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

What HR Pros Must Know About the Newest Healthcare Crisis: Postpartum Depression

September 14, 2020

Via: HR Hero

As many as 20% of employees experiencing pregnancy and childbirth will also endure the debilitating—and potentially life-threatening—impact of postpartum depression (PPD). Even more concerning is that the 2020 pandemic is amplifying the challenges of PPD as new parents try to […]