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April 18, 2019

3 Steps to Better Communication

By: Erin Patton for SHRM, Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash  Is your communication consistent, clear, timely, simple and purposeful? This is how attendees at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference & Exposition described "effective communication" to speaker Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, president of consulting firm The...

April 17, 2019

How to Save for the Holidays as Early as Possible

By: Briana Carlesimo for DynamicHR, Photo by Eugene Zhyvchik on Unsplash It's never too early to start planning - and, let's be honest, the holidays always end up creeping up out of nowhere. One day, you're laying out by the pool, sipping on a lemonade, and the next you're...

April 16, 2019

3 Questions to Jumpstart Innovation at Any Company

By: Kathryn Moody for HR Dive, Photo by William Iven on Unsplash What do you do when you have "literally no humans to sell to"? You go back to the drawing board, Kat Cole said during her keynote at Workhuman 2019.  Kat Cole, now the COO and president of North America​...

April 11, 2019

Transform Your Recruiting Function With a PEO

By: PEO Compare, Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash We are in the midst of a war for talent that has revolutionized the way companies recruit, both internally and externally. Particularly in areas like IT, healthcare, and transportation, the shortage of qualified workers makes it difficult for companies to...

April 10, 2019

7 Ways to (Effectively) Address Mental Health in the Workplace

By: Jen Colletta for Human Resource Executive, Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash We are in the midst of a global mental-health crisis. In just the last decade, anxiety diagnoses have ballooned by 20 percent and depression by 15 percent, while a recent Harris Poll found more than three-quarters of U.S....

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...