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Women's Equality Day: State of Women's Equality in the Workplace

The wage gap is by far the most visible and talked about issue when it comes to equal status for women in the workplace. But it's hardly the only one. Though they make up nearly half the workforce, women hold only 4% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies, and just 16% of senior management roles. ...




Michelle Obama Calls for Work Environment that Values Women, Families

PHOENIX—Former First Lady Michelle Obama called on women to love themselves and lift each other up, to "demand to be valued." "We have to demand that the workplace support us," she told the WorkHuman 2017 conference on June 1. "There's lots of cultural and internal work that we have to do. ...




Avoiding “game over”: incorporating gamification successfully into recruitment and assessment

The concept of gamification: the application of games dynamics and design techniques to an activity to enhance motivation, is becoming increasingly popular across many areas of corporate life. HR is no exception. In 2014, Gartner noted that human resources is a particular growth area: “while customer-focused applications [of gamification] continue to be developed, there has been faster growth in employee-focused applications”. ...




Pay equity analysis software could aid compliance, talent acquisition

ADP releases pay analytics cloud software to help employers comply with new EEOC rules. But with the rules likely to be quashed, ADP is also marketing it for competitive hiring.
When ADP was developing its new pay equity analysis software, the payroll giant targeted employers looking to comply.. ...




High Volume Recruiting Tips

High-volume recruiters need as many applicants as possible, so they constantly deal with a large influx of applications under tight deadlines. Like Trump, they also need to stay organized. Some recruiters use homegrown methods or spreadsheets to organize their hiring efforts. ...




From Boomers to Millennials, here are workers’ top 6 benefit needs

Depending on which demographic they fall into (Baby Boomer, Gen-X, Millennial, etc.), employees have vastly different benefit needs. So why do so many employers offer a one-sized-fits-all benefits package?  At the 2017 Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference in Phoenix, AZ, President and CEO of Cowden Associates Inc. ...




Why Pot Policies are the New Must-Have for Contractors

Sure, marijuana is legal in many states now. But that doesn’t mean it’s okay to come to work high. Here’s what experts recommend.
Along with alcohol and tobacco, contracting employers have a new legal drug to contend with — and experts say many seem unsure, at best, how to deal with it. ...




6 types of financial planners: Which one is right for you?

Selecting a financial planner is a decision you should take seriously.
Picking the right financial planner is incredibly important. You're selecting the person who will be in charge of your money and who (you hope) will make that money grow over the years. ...




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’. ...




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. ...