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U.S. Study Reveals Rising Stress at Work Driven by Politics, Artificial Intelligence and Pressure to Master New Skills

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Workplace stress is on the rise, and American workers are actively addressing it by learning new skills, according to a recent Udemy report, “Workplace Confidential: The Real Story Behind Stress, Skills, and Success in America.

The survey, conducted on behalf of the global marketplace for learning and teaching online, found more than half (52%) of full-time employees in America feel more stressed today than they did one year ago. Additionally, 58% turn to company-sponsored skills training to combat this epidemic.

Read more and get the infographic here.

 

Tags:  company culture  employee wellness  workplace stress 

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Federal courts split over sexual orientation discrimination

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Monday, July 10, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 10, 2017

By Diane Buisman, Vigilant

A recent string of federal appeals court cases regarding sexual orientation discrimination has shone a light on an area of open interpretation under federal law. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, individuals are protected from discrimination based on sex, but the law doesn’t explicitly encompass protection based on sexual orientation. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has long interpreted Title VII’s protection to extend to individuals based on their sexual orientation, rationalizing that being discriminated against for failing to conform to traditional gender roles is a form of sex-based discrimination.

Continue reading this article on the new HR West Blog.

 

Tags:  discrimination  EEOC  employee  employment laws  workplace 

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Seeing Through The Smokescreen

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Join David Kovacovich at the NCHRA Compensation Conference, June 23rd in San Francisco, for a (what will prove to be) a lively session entitled, Trends, Best Practices and the Real World of Pay. Learn more and register here.

Dave’s mission is to educate HR Pros on business strategy, individual development and the ability to scale Human Capital Management technology to measure Employee Program success.

As I navigate my 10th year in the Human Capital Management space, I honestly don’t believe there has ever been a more exciting time in our industry!

Technology is vibrant and scale-able, workforce engagement has become of paramount strategic importance and new leadership minds are empowering HR Professionals to lead the charge in improving business process.

Read Dave's article on the new HR West Blog.

 

Tags:  compensation  employee engagement  human resources management 

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Compounding Our Pay Problems

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, June 8, 2017
Updated: Thursday, June 8, 2017

By Dan Walter, CECP, CEP – President and CEO of Performensation.

Compensation Conference NCHRA San Francisco, CaliforniaAre we really doing anything? We create salary structures and write job descriptions. We organization our data and provide reports up and down the organization. We do a lot, but how much of it is making us competitive in a tight talent market?

There’s the “annual increase” –sometimes we even call it a “merit increase.” According to one study, at the beginning of 2016 companies predicted their pay budgets would increase 3% and at the end of the year they reported the actual increase was 2.6%. Similar reports from several prior years had very similar results. The results match the expectations — year after year.

Continue reading on the new HR West Blog.

Meet Dan Walter at the NCHRA Compensation Conference at the Wells Fargo Annex Building in San Francisco on June 23rd.

 

Tags:  compensation  Compensation Conference  payroll 

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Tailoring Employee Benefits Packages is the Future of Retention

Posted By Laurie A. Pehar Borsh, Thursday, June 1, 2017
Updated: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Contributed by Joe Flanagan, Senior Career Advisor at Velvet Jobs – Outplacement Services

With a number of different individuals working within one organization, it makes sense to tailor your benefits packages to suit your employee’s needs.  And according to recent studies, it makes even more sense if you want to retain your staff long term. 

Today’s organizations are made up of numerous types of people, from different generations, backgrounds and lifestyles which all have a critical impact on the benefits packages they are searching for from their employer.

Read more on the New HR West Blog.

 

Tags:  employee benefits  employee retention  healthcare expenditures 

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