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The Complexity Conundrum: Why Can’t HR Just Make Things Simple?

The Complexity Conundrum: Why Can’t HR Just Make Things Simple? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why HR Departments continue to make complex processes? In reality, all of us want things to be simple. But, when you look at our organizations, they are filled with …
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Substance Abuse in Organizations Survey!!! 

Substance Abuse in Organizations Survey!!!  | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it

Survey Now Available — This survey is targeted to Human Resource Professionals and Organizational Leaders familiar with their organizational policies.  Survey examines experiences, policies, and issues including testing, the opioid crisis, and new issues like pornography and digital addictions in the workplace

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Employee denied job because manager 'wanted a Korean' can continue with suit

Employee denied job because manager 'wanted a Korean' can continue with suit | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
An appeals court determined that the employee had presented direct evidence showing she faced discrimination based on her race and retaliation for complaining to HR.
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A Principal's Reflections: Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections: Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it

We are only going to see unprecedented innovations at exponential rates involving technology.  You can’t run or hide from it. The revolution, or evolution depending on your respective lens, of our world, will transform everything as we know it. We must adapt, but more importantly, prepare our learners for a bold new world that is totally unpredictable. 

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This article came to me from futurist Joel Barker.  His comment:  "Interesting integration but no evidence of "exploratory" skills."

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Employee Retention Is Everyone's Responsibility - #HR Bartender

Employee Retention Is Everyone's Responsibility - #HR Bartender | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Employee retention and recruiting are top priority today. But who owns them? Every employee shares responsibility for employee retention. It takes training.
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Employee Retention Should Be a Talent Acquisition Responsibility

Employee Retention Should Be a Talent Acquisition Responsibility | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
People are companies’ most valuable asset. This is something we all have known for a long time, but yet companies talk more than they actually do about
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6 Things to Welcome a New Employee Managers Can Do

6 Things to Welcome a New Employee Managers Can Do | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
While HR might handle the paperwork, there are some things only a manager can do to welcome a new employee and set them up for success. See what they are.
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12 Warning Signs Your Best Employee Is About To Quit

12 Warning Signs Your Best Employee Is About To Quit | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Here are 12 not-so-obvious warning signs you may not think about that indicate one of your employees is about to quit. It could save you a bundle in costs.
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Are You an Accidental Soul-Sucking CEO?

Are You an Accidental Soul-Sucking CEO? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
I have to admit it.  I am, frankly, quite baffled. For the last 20 years, and all around the world, we CEOs have invested untold millions into the question: “What does it take to have an engaged workplace culture?” We’ve bought books, retained consultants, rolled out surveys, looked deep into the hearts and minds of …
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Using CliftonStrengths to Bridge Generational Gaps at Work

Using CliftonStrengths to Bridge Generational Gaps at Work | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Learn how a strengths-based approach helps teams adjust and succeed when management shifts create generational divides.
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Amazon drops opposition to proposal to consider women, minorities for board

Amazon drops opposition to proposal to consider women, minorities for board | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
The Amazon board's initial recommendation against a proposal that would have required the Rooney Rule to increase diversity was criticized by black and Hispanic lawmakers
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Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy' | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
"We look for three things when we hire people. We look for intelligence, we look for initiative or energy, and we look for integrity. And if they don't have the latter, the first two will kill you, because if you're going to get someone without integrity, you want them lazy and dumb."

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A good message for people on both sides of the hiring equation

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The Ugly Truth About Online Assessment Testing –

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Hiring managers should ensure online applications are an effective resource to finding qualified candidates, not a barrier that eliminates potential talent.
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Why Fair Scheduling Laws Will Be The New Minimum Wage Battle

Why Fair Scheduling Laws Will Be The New Minimum Wage Battle | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
A new fight in Connecticut shows that passing legislation to require employers to set worker schedules two weeks in advance and end the practice of “on-call” will be an uphill battle–but one that will hugely benefit workers.
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Marijuana in the workplace: Balancing competing obligations

Marijuana in the workplace: Balancing competing obligations | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
How can you reconcile conflicting laws and keep your workplace both safe and compliant?
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Recruiters overrate these job skills, screwing over everyone

Recruiters overrate these job skills, screwing over everyone | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Predicting performance takes more (and better) data than recruiters think. Without it, these false positives lead to hiring choices all parties live to regret.
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Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They've Departed

Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They've Departed | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
We want to do nice things for employees, but that sometimes backfires. This HR Bartender reader paid for things then the employee left. Any reimbursement?
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Excellent discussion of a complicated set of issues!

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Employees Looking for a New Job Want to Be Caught

Employees Looking for a New Job Want to Be Caught | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Employee engagement levels continue to remain dismally low across the globe, and a surprisingly high number of us are looking for new jobs. If you’re one of those seeking greener pastures, there's a curious fact of brain science you need
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Why Are Fewer Teens Working Summer Jobs?

Why Are Fewer Teens Working Summer Jobs? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Unemployment is lower than it’s been in 18 years and summer hiring is expected to be strong, but more teens are opting not to work, according to labor market research.
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Do Fewer Babies in the U.S. Now Mean Fewer Workers in the Future?

Do Fewer Babies in the U.S. Now Mean Fewer Workers in the Future? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Experts question whether declining U.S. birth rates will mean fewer workers in the future.
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EEOC investigating Intel layoffs for age discrimination

EEOC investigating Intel layoffs for age discrimination | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
The Seattle office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is looking into whether the 10,000 global job cuts the company made discriminated against employees based on age,
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Strengths-Based Cultures Are Vital to the Future of Work

Strengths-Based Cultures Are Vital to the Future of Work | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Learn why strengths-based cultures are critical as businesses around the world adopt more flexible, internally fluid organizational structures.
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Blockchain: The Future of HR?

Blockchain: The Future of HR? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Blockchain is best known as the infrastructure behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that makes financial transactions safe without a bank or other middleman. But the technology could soon change the way human resources leaders handle all sensitive data. That has big implications for HR, said Jeff Mike, vice president and HR research leader for Bersin by Deloitte. “The reaso
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Employees Say Time-Tracking Systems Chip Away at Their Paychecks

Employees Say Time-Tracking Systems Chip Away at Their Paychecks | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Thousands of hourly workers at companies like American Airlines and Kroger Co. say employers are saving millions of dollars using time-tracking systems that automatically deduct pay for breaks and meals.
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WSJ "Paywall" story but it's an important issue -- for those with WSJ subscriptions, good detail.

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Supreme Court OKs Arbitration Agreements Waiving Employees’ Right to Join a Class Action

Supreme Court OKs Arbitration Agreements Waiving Employees’ Right to Join a Class Action | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Employers won a major victory when the Supreme Court upheld class-action waivers in arbitration agreements.
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Turn a New Company Policy from Negative to Positive

Turn a New Company Policy from Negative to Positive | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Not every new company policy will be a hit with employees. But you can turn that around. Communication and setting expectations are primary keys to success.
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California Court’s Worker Classification Ruling Has Broad Implications for Gig Workers

California Court’s Worker Classification Ruling Has Broad Implications for Gig Workers | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
A three-part test announced Monday by the California Supreme Court has far-reaching implications for who in the state can be classified as an independent contractor. The 7-0 decision in a case brought by drivers working for a delivery company squarely
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