Job Posting Semantics Are Important

If you’re not aware, there is a community for eLearning professionals called the eLearning Guild. They provide education, research, a job board and much more. I’m mentioning this for a couple of reasons. First, if you’re trying to learn more about eLearning, this could be a place for you to do so. Second, if you’re looking…

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The EEOC held a ‘top secret’* meeting with business groups yesterday and I’ve got all the details.

By U.S. Government – Extracted from PDF file here., Public Domain, Link And by ‘top secret,’ I mean ‘public’ where anyone can attend. I didn’t attend because I don’t trust the blogmobile with the valet, among other reasons. Fortunately for us, however, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was kind enough to summarize this “Industry Leaders…

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Legislative Update: New FLSA Overtime Changes Proposed

One of the essential components of our human resources role is compliance. Some people might say it’s not very sexy, but that doesn’t matter, because it’s important. And as much as the business doesn’t like hearing about compliance matters, they really don’t like hearing when the company isn’t in compliance. So, when major legislation changes are on…

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The Root of the Productivity Gap

For as long as I can remember, organizations have been trying to find ways to increase the productivity of employees.  A number of tactics have been used including measurement and tracking, incentives, engagement plans, self-imposed targets and more.  But for as many tactics as leaders use, there are as many failures to moving the productivity needle.  I recently…

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Hiring Is A Science and An Art

Guest post by Lisette Howlett:When we think about leadership and leadership development we rarely think about hiring and recruitment.  Yet one of the most important contributions of a great leader is creating, and sustaining, the organisation for success both now and the future.  Hiring talent, for now and the future, is fundamental to this ambition. …

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New Jersey just banned NDAs in discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment settlements

Image Credit: Pixabay.com (https://pixabay.com/photos/secret-hidden-message-1142327/) Well, it appears as though I may need to update my PowerPoint for a local New Jersey SHRM conference at which I am presenting tomorrow. Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law this bill, which makes any non-disclosure provisions in an employment contract or settlement agreement which have the…

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11 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference Attendees – #SHRM19

If you’re in the human resources profession, then you know the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference is fast approaching. This year’s event will be held June 23-26, 2019 in one of my favorite places, Las Vegas. This is a must-go event for me and I’m not just saying that because it’s in Vegas….

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