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What HR Pros Need to Learn From the Rest of the Company

Human resources occupies a unique role in any company. Unlike other departments, HR has a strong connection to every department, from seeing how each team contributes to overall business strategy to zeroing in on individual employee needs. The modern HR professional goes beyond the administrative call of duty and embraces a relationship to everyone in an organization. ...




6 Ways to Control Allergens at Work

For those in cold climates, the approach of spring is a welcome relief, unless you suffer from allergies. Sneezing, wheezing and runny eyes can make it tough to get through the work day, causing lost focus and productivity. The American Academy of Asthma and Immunology says 10 to 30 percent of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal airways caused by breathing in allergens). ...




Struggling with allergies on the job - Health - Allergies and asthma - Fall Allergy Guide

Life can get difficult when allergies bring on itchy eyes, stuffy noses and sneezing episodes. But just when you thought mornings couldn’t get any worse and enjoying the outdoors wasn’t that big of a loss, allergies show up again — at work. ...




How Should HR Respond to a Scandal?

HR professionals are typically responsible both for supporting the executive team and for advocating on behalf of employees. So what should HR do when a senior manager oversteps legal boundaries and the ramifications of his or her behavior affect the entire workforce?
 
Inappropriate and unlawful behavior happens. ...




Politics Is Killing Workplace Productivity

Feel like you can’t get anything done at work anymore? Blame the politicians.
The contentious political climate isn’t just infiltrating our personal relationships and social media feeds. It’s also creeping into the workplace and killing office productivity. ...




It's Time To Start Taking Naps At Work

Napping at work is officially a good idea. Generally napping on the job has been frowned upon in most workplaces, but the tides are beginning to turn on this topic, thanks to the introduction of EnergyPods, a pod designed to be used for naps at work.
 
I could have used an EnergyPod when I was pregnant and attempting to take a nap in my car over my lunch break. ...




3 Ways to Build a Diverse Team of Lifelong Employees

Homogenous companies, often unconsciously, are driving away the talent they need.
 

People, including me, who hold diversity and inclusion close to their hearts cringe when new research is published about the under-representation of women and ethnic minorities within the tech industry. ...




DOL’s Proposed Tip-Sharing Rule Sparks Heated Debate

Back-of-the-house workers, such as cooks, would be able to share in tip pools
The U.S Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on Dec. 5 that would allow "back-of-the-house" restaurant workers—such as cooks and dishwashers—and other nontipped hospitality workers to share in gratuities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). ...




The 3 Most Common -- and Costly -- Hiring Mistakes

The hiring process is a long and winding road. At any stage, a poor decision could result in a bad hire.
 

Most organizations are intimately familiar with their cost-to-hire metrics. With the job market in many sectors the most competitive it has been in years, human resources and hiring professionals understand the urgency that such intense competition creates. ...




AARON WALTON: Blazing Diverse Trails In Advertising And Fashion With Integrity And Innovation

“I’m amazing today, and you?” says the receptionist. How many times have you walked into an office where you have felt trans- formed just by the greeting? The atmosphere at Walton Isaacson, under the leadership of Co-Founders Aaron Walton, Cory Isaac- son, and the“Angelic Troublemakers”they hire, provides just that experience. ...