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April 9, 2019

Amazon Launches HIPAA-Compliant Alexa Health Care Skills

By: Marlene Satter for Benefits Pro, Photo by Status Quack on Unsplash Amazon is venturing ever deeper into the health care field with six new HIPAA-compliant skills for its voice assistant Alexa. According to Venture Beat, the skills can perform such actions as assisting caregivers to deliver team updates and checking...

April 5, 2019

These Are the Best Leadership Traits for Success

By: Tom Starner for HR Executive, Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash When C-suite executives ponder the traits they will need to succeed in the months and years ahead, two critical areas rise to the top: societal impact and talent development. According to Deloitte’s second annual Success Personified in the Fourth...

April 4, 2019

Why An Employee Engagement Strategy Is Vital To Your Business

By: Susan Hunt Stevens for Forbes, Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash With unemployment at 4% and 71% of employees saying they're open to leaving their jobs, employee engagement has become a strategic imperative for leaders. Yet, based on a recent survey  my company conducted with 1,700-plus full-time U.S. employees , more than 60% of...

March 27, 2019

Starting Today, Cyberbullying in Michigan is a Crime

By: Briana Carlesimo for DynamicHR, Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash Thanks to Rep. Pete Lucido of Shelby Township, cyberbullying is officially considered a misdemeanor in Michigan. If found guilty, the crime is punishable by 93 days in jail or a fine of up to $500 - or even...

March 21, 2019

Holding Leaders Accountable for Employee Recognition

By: Carol Patton for Human Resource Executive, Photo by Ariel Besagar on Unsplash Twenty-five years after the publication of Bob Nelson’s best-seller 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, the author says some companies still fall short at employee recognition. But Nelson’s advice on how to change that may seem counter-intuitive. “Don’t do another...

March 19, 2019

7 Ways HRMS Can Transform Your HR Department

By: Andrew Ly for HR Morning, Photo by Fabian Irsara on Unsplash A typical day in HR is… anything but typical. Whether you’re dealing with an employee suddenly leaving or your CEO demanding results, you’re constantly on the move and putting out new fires. You’re busy, to say the least. And on...

March 12, 2019

Detroit Welcomes $30M Skilled Trades Training Center

By: Riia O'Donnell and Katie Clarey for HR Dive, Photo by Josh Garcia on Unsplash Dive Brief: The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters (MRCC) and Millwrights and its contractor partners announced the construction of a $30 million facility in Detroit to provide free skilled trades training to up to 1,500 students...

March 5, 2019

Creating a Culture of Recognition

By: Lisa Burden for HR Dive, Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash When employees are recognized for their work, employers can see gains in engagement, productivity and retention. But such efforts must be more than a one-time event; to really enjoy the benefits, employers need a culture of recognition, experts say. This has...

March 1, 2019

The Top 5 Ways You’re Burning Out Your Employees (and How to Stop)

By: Scott Mautz for Inc., Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash In today's scorching labor market, leaders can't afford to watch their best employees exit stage left. And yet leaders are often the ones creating the drama. It leads to greatly reduced energy levels and alarmingly increased disengagement levels--a.k.a. burnout. Research from Gallup indicates two-thirds of full-time employees...

February 28, 2019

Dems’ Medicare for All Bill Would Neuter Private Insurance

By: Sahil Kapur and John Tozzi for Benefits Pro, Photo by Al Drago/Bloomberg A leader of House Democrats’ progressive wing is proposing “Medicare for all” legislation that would replace almost all private health insurance, an idea that’s galvanizing the party’s liberal base and winning endorsements from many...