Human Resources News & Insights

What 84% of employers are doing during OT rule stalemate

Do we forge ahead with the changes we put in place to comply with the new rule or do we simply revert back to what we were doing before the DOL’s overtime changes?  

So how many people does it really take to identify the best job candidate?

A lot of employers have multiple people interviewing job candidates. But is that really the right way to go about hiring people? Here’s the answer employers have been seeking. 

Why organizations need a program to promote peer recognition in the workplace

Well, whaddya know? It is actually better to give than to receive.  

Professional development positively effects engagement and retention, study says

Just how big a role does professional development play in employee engagement and retention? A recent study provides us with some new insight. 

A big mistake many hiring managers make in interviews

Research shows many of those involved in the hiring process are making a critical mistake when they meet with job candidates for the first time. 

Eyebrow-raising stats that will drive workers to wellness

There are some pretty shocking stats out there that could be used to spark more participation in employer wellness programs. 

One phrase that will help any manager deliver better feedback

The most important part of being in a leadership position is providing great feedback. And there’s a phrase that’s been scientifically proven to help you — and your managers — provide better feedback. 

Bias alert: Obese people are regarded as less competent than their peers

There’s new confirmation of something we may not like to admit about ourselves: Many of us are biased against obese people in the workplace.  

How much time is too much time with the boss?

No doubt, strong employee-boss relationships help drive a successful business. And employees who regularly spend time with their manager benefit from strong communication, collaboration and insight. But here’s the million-dollar question: 

Now your office thermostat setting may be discriminatory

In HR, we’re constantly preaching that everyone should be treated equally. So why, then, are women constantly freezing in the office wearing parkas and Snuggies, while men can relax in polo shirts?