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Understanding The Family Leave Options for New Dads

What your spouse needs to know

 
Fifty years ago, family leave (or paternity leave) was a foreign concept. Why would a father need to take time off after his baby was born when new mothers stayed home? And don't even think about two fathers raising a child as a couple, back in the 1950's. ...




Long work hours may hurt your health

Being at work more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds.
 
 
Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health -- and that's especially true for women, new research says. ...




Work-Life Balance Apps for Busy Professionals

Technology places power at our fingertips, offering an entire world in a simple device. While these gadgets can be distracting, when used appropriately, they can also help you take control of your time and prioritize what matters.
It's important to maintain a healthy balance between our work and our personal lives. ...




5 Tips to Successfully Manage 'Friends and Family' Hires

Unemployment is at its lowest rate in almost 20 years nationwide and at an all-time low in many areas of the country. This is making hiring in today’s environment tough, especially for small or startup firms.Paychex’s chief executive, Martin Mucci, noted to the Washington Post, for example, that smaller businesses need to “step up their game if they want to find people in an ever-decreasing pool. ...




Landmark Supreme Court ruling gives HR a powerful tool to prevent pay lawsuits

Employers everywhere will likely rush to get their employees to sign the type of employment agreement the High Court just ruled has great power to protect businesses from costly wage-and-hour lawsuits.
 
By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court just ruled for the first time that employees cannot band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws like the FLSA if they sign employee agreements to arbitrate claims. ...




It's About Employees' 'Work Identity,' Not Generation or Personality Type

CHICAGO—Classifying employees by generation, personality type or other broad categories—rather than by where they are in the career cycle—may not be the ideal way to get the best out of them or ensure they're happy and motivated in their jobs, according to an HR expert who spoke Tuesday at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition. ...




Instant Feedback Tools Can Boost Engagement, Productivity

But don’t expect these apps to fix a poor workplace culture
Praise from peers and bosses is a significant motivator, but most employees feel unappreciated and unrecognized. Making it easier for colleagues to provide feedback—positive and critical—can boost engagement and help employees connect their work to the company's values. ...




Great Corporate Strategies Thrive on the Right Amount of Tension

After expending considerable effort on formulating a strategy, most executives would like to see their company’s strategic plans fully executed. Deviations from the strategic plan are often assumed to be detrimental to corporate performance. However, compliance with the strategy doesn’t necessarily correlate directly to performance. ...




The risky hiring shortcut nearly half of HR pros are taking

Study after study confirms that an alarming number of applicants are blatantly lying on their resumes, and a new study reveals many of these folks are likely to get away with it. 
 
That’s because 48% of HR professionals admit to not always checking an employee’s qualifications, according to a recent study by Adzuna, a job ad search engine company. ...




How to Comply with Bans on Queries About a Candidate's Salary History

Basing new-hire salaries on local market value, retraining recruiters and hiring managers on screening and interviewing, and conducting internal wage audits are a few of the ways employers can get ahead of the trend of prohibiting inquiries into candidates' previous salary, experts say. ...