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How Soon Will You Lose Your Job To An AI Robot? ...Or Is That The Wrong Question?

We often read articles that pit man v machines — will the robots take our jobs, will AI take over and make us stupid — and yes, I’ve written some of these articles.
 
But as is so often true with predicting the future, the truth will likely not be an either or scenario, but rather shades of grey. ...




Will You Be in Compliance on December 1? How to Cope With FLSA Changes

Small businesses around the country are worried. Regulatory changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) take effect December 1, 2016, and everyone wants to know whether they will have to change the compensation of their salaried employees.
 
For many of us, the answer is “yes”—and it may be a painful transition. ...




If You Want to Hire Top Employees, Get Proactive

Taking a more proactive approach when hiring could be the key to attracting qualified candidates, new research finds.
 
A study from the staffing firm Robert Half revealed that nearly 70 percent of employees said that even if they weren't looking for a new job, they would consider an offer if an employer approached them about an open position. ...




5 Ways to Make Your Dream Job Happen

Don't keep your goals a secret, in politics or any field.
As told to Judith Ohikuare
Source: cosmopolitan.com
 

María Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, wanted a job that combined her biggest passions—politics, technology, and her Latino community. ...




Tips to form a workplace LGBT resource group

Experts recommend leadership engagement as a first step for any new LGBT employee group — and making sure the gravity of the work doesn’t outweigh the fun.

It’s important to most everyone to be valued for who they are in the workplace; for an LGBT employee, it can be a deciding factor in whether they stay with a company. ...




6 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance Today

Work is demanding ― you're expected to show up for a full day to complete your tasks, and sometimes, the expectation is set to be available 24/7, especially with the ubiquity of smart devices. Though it's commendable to excel at your career, when it bleeds into your personal life it can encroach on your mental and physical well-being. ...




Hire a Contractor or an Employee?

Independent contractors and employees are not the same, and it's important to understand the difference. Knowing this distinction will help you determine what your first hiring move will be and affect how you withhold a variety of taxes and avoid costly legal consequences. ...




The Surprising Truth About Older Workers

Here’s one: Their strengths can make them the most valuable people in the office
 
When Mark Simoneau finally landed a job interview last October, he had to borrow a car to get there. His rusty 16-year-old Mercury Grand Marquis needed a new transmission.
 
You might say Simoneau was rusty, too: He'd been either out of work or underemployed for four years. ...




4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot

Here are his tips to super-charge a new employee's first day:
 
1. Share a taste of the culture. The weeks between "You're hired!" and the employee's first day can be used to get the individual used to the company's culture and expectations. ...




Why you may want to consider a ‘napping room’

Employers spend vast amounts of time and resources combating costly chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and obesity — and rightly so. But there’s one health condition that’s largely ignored by health-management programs. — and it’s likely having a negative impact on your employees. ...