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How To Lead The Push For Diversity In The Workplace

A year ago, as the 2016 presidential election approached, our phone at Ask Big Questions was ringing off the hook. “What do we do?” our campus colleagues asked. “How can we help students talk about this really divisive election?”In response, we partnered with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge to create a new booklet of questions, Ask Big Questions: Civics Edition. ...




How to attract and retain a millennial workforce

There’s a bunch of things that survey after survey will tell you about what millennials want from an employer: great pay and benefits, flexible work arrangements, and international opportunities, to name a few.But not many employers can offer all or any of these perks – that’s the bad news. ...




Employers Make Disability Assumptions at Their Own Risk

$900,000 verdict for plaintiff upheld
At times, human resource professionals must base employment decisions on assumptions when needed information is unavailable. Care must be taken to avoid relying on assumptions, however, where a legal obligation requires an employer to attempt to gather information. ...




5 Ways to Create Gender Equality in Your Workplace

What is gender equality? Asking this question at a dinner party could bring the whole party to a screeching halt, as people start arguing about gender, pay equity, and why women do the majority of the child care. Your business can't fix the world's problems (and just what those problems are is debatable depending on whom you ask), but you can make your workplace a better place for everyone. ...




There’s No Such Thing as Big Data in HR

“Big data” has become such a ubiquitous phrase that every function of business now feels compelled to outline how they are going to use it to improve their operations. That’s also true for Human Resources (HR) departments, which is where most of a company’s money is spent, and where —  we’d like to believe — the real value lies. ...




State of paid parental leave: Who offers it and how much time do they give?

Much has been written about how generous paid parental leave will soon become a standard benefit at most companies. But how many firms are really offering it and how generous is the perk?That’s the question WorldatWork attempted to answer in a comprehensive and first of-its-kind study — titled the Survey of Paid Parental Leave in the United States. ...




New College Graduates Are in High Demand

Nearly three-fourths of U.S. employers plan to hire from the leading edge of Gen Z in 2017
The percentage of U.S. employers that plan to hire new college graduates is at a 10-year high, according to the results of a recent survey. The small pool of experienced workers who are available and the strong skills and intangibles that newly minted graduates offer are fueling the demand for these workers. ...




Ensure Your Team is Working Together for a Common Goal

Our newly inaugurated president is in the midst of selecting the team he will work with to achieve his vision for our country. And while, in his case, many of those selections will require congressional approval, they are nonetheless his choices.It’s an interesting process to watch. ...




Staff Turnover Is Draining Your Company

Your employees are your customers and the lifeblood of your business. Invest in their development so they'll keep putting their talent and training to work for you.
Reducing staff turnover keeps more money within your business and gives you fewer headaches. ...




How to Choose the Best Background-Screening Provider

The stakes for choosing a background-screening provider have always been high, but now that decision looms larger than ever. As laws governing background checks constantly shift, regulatory oversight expands and the ranks of applicants misrepresenting themselves grows, selecting a vendor to conduct background screens of your candidates assumes greater weight. ...