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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. ...




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. ...




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. ...




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. ...




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. ...




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. ...




The seven deadly sins of compensation: are bonuses a waste of money?

There’s a chill in the air as the ‘comp season’ descends upon us once again.
 

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Most organisations are probably now already working on planning budgets, processing market data and kicking off the compensation review season but, in his best-selling book, ‘Bringing Out the Best in People,’ Aubrey Daniels said: “If you think of the bonus season as a way to make up for sins throughout the year, then don’t waste your money. ...




Women Are Gaining Ground in Philly’s C-Suites — but Where Are Women of Color?

Women are making it to the top of Philadelphia-area corporations, universities and healthcare systems—but they’re getting there slowly.
 
That’s according to the 2016 “Women on Boards” report released last week by the Forum of Executive Women and PwC. ...




When It Comes to Talent, Innovate, Don’t Inundate

Recruiters advised to be creative and more personable when approaching passive candidates online
t's no secret. If you're a recruiter, finding talent is hard.
Even though the ratio of unemployed people to recruiters is 202 to 1, said Steve Levy, principal of Recruiting Inferno Consulting in New York City, finding that elusive "purple squirrel"—what recruiters consider the flawless job candidate—remains difficult. ...




What Employers Will Worry About in 2017

The biggest priority, and concern, for business leaders in 2017 will be retaining employees in a competitive talent marketplace. In a new study by Future Workplace and Kronos, we found that 87% of employers said that improving retention is a critical priority for their organization. In addition, the U. ...