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How to avoid manager dependency

It goes without saying that managers need to be able to support and help those that they lead. Problems arise when leaders find it hard to release control and team members take advantage of the situation to shirk responsibility. Over time, this can lead to ‘manager dependency’. ...
Mar 28



With No Clear Role Models, This Female NCAA Commissioner Made Her Own

Meet Val Ackerman, commissioner of the Big East.
 

March Madness is descending on planet Earth, sending millions of Americans to their brackets and making millions of bosses wondering why nothing is getting done.
Last year, a 3-point buzzer beater secured Villanova’s championship victory over North Carolina in a game widely considered to be one of the craziest endings in the history of the tournament. ...
Mar 23



Looking to hire in 2017? Prepare for a fight

Get ready: It looks like the competition for talent in 2017 will be pretty fierce. 
 
About 40% of HR pros and hiring managers surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder said they plan to hire full-time employees in 2017. ...
Mar 13



What Companies Can Do When Work and Religion Conflict

Since 2007, the number of complaints for religious discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has risen significantly. It’s not hard to see why: An increase in immigrants of diverse faiths, greater workforce diversity, and the globalization of business all play a role in more workers from different religious backgrounds meeting on the job. ...
Mar 9



Time management is ruining our lives

The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a writer and self-avowed geek named Merlin Mann. Their biggest professional problem was e-mail, the digital blight that was colonising more and more of their hours, squeezing out time for more important work, or for having a life. ...
Feb 27



7 Essential Tips Every Business Should Know To Retain Generation Z

Generation Z refers to the group of people born between the mid to late 1990s and the 2010s. They are typically a generation that relies heavily on the use of digital technology as well as social media communication. If we are to hire and retain them, then we must engage them on their own terms. ...
Feb 21



5 Things Black Women In Human Resources Want You to Know About Winning At Work

Insightful tips you need on everything from resume building to navigating office culture.


When it comes to enhancing your professional skills at the start of your career and navigating your way throughout the workplace, who better to get game-changing advice from than other women with experience in human resources?
We spoke to five different Black women at various companies and they shared their top tips on resume building, enrolling in benefits and how to navigate in the work place. ...
Feb 17



Reintroduced Legislation Focuses on H-1B Visa Reforms

Will the visa lottery be scrapped in favor of a preference scheme?
 
Lawmakers from both parties are reintroducing immigration-related bills to limit the use of H-1B visas for skilled foreign guest workers.
 
Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., reintroduced a bill that would eliminate the H-1B visa lottery system in which visa petitions are granted at random and, in its place, create a preference system awarding priority to foreign students who are educated in the U. ...
Feb 8



LGBT worker protection stays under Trump

Federal protections for the rights of LGBT workers will continue to be enforced under President Donald Trump, the White House has promised.
 
The policy continues the 2014 executive order signed by his predecessor, barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. ...
Feb 3



10 Ways to Appeal to the Next Wave of Workers: Generation Z

Flexible scheduling and open feedback loops build trust with incoming employees. Companies shouldn't be surprised if older workers appreciate those changes, too.
 
Generation Z encompasses more than one-quarter of America’s population, making this cohort larger than baby boomers or millennials. ...
Jan 31