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3 Ways in Which Millennials Are Shaping a New Working World
Whether HR professionals and executives realize it or not, the workplace is changing. Baby Boomers are slowly beginning their exit from the workforce and millennials are filling the vacancies. In fact, research from the Pew Research Center indicates that millennials are now the largest age group in the U.S. labor force.
3 Ways to Build Your Own Leadership Position
Today’s workforce is saturated with commentary of how to be a good leader, but nobody gives you a road map showcasing what it takes to become that leader. With a 2014 Bersin by Deloitte survey revealing that leadership is the highest-priority issue businesses face, it’s important to know what it takes to become the leader you want to be.
Save Your Employees: Unload on Information Overload
Between mobile devices and work computers, employees are rarely out of reach. A study by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers found that the average person checks their phone 150 times a day. That’s right, 150 times a day! This convenient proximity to technology can often make employees feel like they’re never getting anything accomplished, let along escape from work during their time off.
3 Untold Secrets to Employee Engagement
For many years, employers’ main focus was largely customer satisfaction; however, the day has arrived where employee satisfaction is now equally important. By increasing visibility and transparency, social media has turned company cultures inside-out. Corporate decisions, once kept in the dark, are being disclosed and heretofore—unknown issues, like disengagement, have found the light.
Ready or Not, FMLA Standards are Changing
In late February, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to revise specific conditions in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The new rule modifies the definition of a “spouse,” extending federal job-protected leave benefits to eligible workers in legal, same-sex marriages.
Get Your Act Together: Protection for Well-Earned Dollars
To anyone with a trained eye on the ebb and flow of government policies, it is easy to see that government regulations frequently are steered to affect corporate policy. Whether through mandated retirement savings accounts or “minimum-wage warriors,” the government wields legislative power to cause change in organizations.
Illinois Sets Precedence with IRA Payroll Deduction Law
Recently, Illinois became the first state to break ground on what could be the next big trend affecting organizations and their employees preparing for retirement. Signed into law on Jan. 4, the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act requires companies to automatically enroll their employees in – or give them access to –personal Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) funded through payroll deductions.
2 Reasons Companies Resist Internships … and 2 Reasons Why They Shouldn’t
As spring inches closer and closer, HR teams can expect another round of resumes submitted for internships. Along with the flood comes the debate of whether you should be hiring interns at all.
IRS Issues Notice 2015-2 Guidance on Transit Benefits
Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2015-2, containing new guidelines to assist employers in making retroactive adjustments for 2014’s employer-provided excludable transit benefits.
5 New Year’s Resolutions for HR Departments
Many New Year’s resolutions circling the office are the same as last year’s, but several resolutions exist that HR professionals can employ to have significant impacts on your organization.
The Tax Increase Prevention Act Has Taken Effect
It is time to collect! President Barack Obama has signed HR 5771, aka the Tax Increase Prevention Act, into law. The highly anticipated legislation renews more than 50 expired tax breaks, allowing businesses, commuters and more to collect with tax season around the corner. For many in the corporate world, the excitement centers on the Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit.
3 Ways to Increase Staff Morale at Your Restaurant
Anyone who has worked in the restaurant industry knows it is not always a picnic. I speak from experience! At the age of 14, I had to get a job and start paying all of my bills, minus room and board (thankfully, the bills were few because $5.25 an hour only goes so far). Surprisingly enough, running up and down a food line adding more lettuce and pickles was not as fun as it sounds. To succeed in such an industry takes many things, but one you simply cannot leave behind is enthusiasm.