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HR by machine and productivity updates: The weekend roundup

Happy Thanksgiving! Now, we’ve got to get there. The productivity conversation continues this week, and there is more of an impetus than ever for HR to become more productive, not busy. Can you hire as well as a machine, because in low skilled jobs, an algorithm hires...

Productivity updates: The weekend roundup

Productivity is all the rage right now, but should we take it with a grain of salt? Can one force productivity, or find the right app to create a life that is more productive? As we enter into the holiday season, it’s time to consider how to maintain your level of...

Performance reviews and open enrollment: The weekend roundup

Q3 is always a busy time for HR. With performance reviews and open enrollment, HR people are shuffling from one activity to another. This week, we’ve got tips on how to manage performance reviews and open enrollment as well as a piece for a bit of encouragement....

Employment law, 2016 trends reports—The weekend roundup

It’s Nov. 2, and the courts and legislature has been busy. This week, numerous articles have been released relating to employment, from analyses of New York’s new Ban the Box laws to new iterations on joint employment. Additionally, the 2016 employment trends reports...

Keeping HR in the know: The weekend roundup

Last week, Buffer admitted they’d lost half their social referral traffic in the past 12 months. One of the reasons they postulated was because of content overload—there’s simply too much for them to read. So, today a law firm published a list of top HR blogs, and we...

Performance Reviews: The Weekend Round Up

Performance reviews: everyone dreads them, and most of us try to sandwich the annual review somewhere between the start of the school year and the holidays. So, if you have a spate of reviews coming up, you’re not alone. But, increasingly, companies are dropping...

Do you have a hostile work environment? The weekend roundup

TLNT: Court Finds It Only Takes One Incident To Have A Hostile Work Environment How can you control every employee and make a safe working environment if this is so? It’s not possible, and in this case, the courts recognize the impossible. Even though one (allegedly...

Texas and joint employment: The Weekend Roundup

With the constant change in employment law, HR needs a bit of help to keep track of it all. This week, Lexology offers a cheat sheet for Texas employers while The National Law Review examines a case that may impact how joint employment companies manage their workers....

Is your next intrapreneur waiting in the wings? The Weekend Roundup

Intrapreneur: it’s the new thing that everyone want to be when they grow up. Less frightening that an entrepreneur, and yet more empowered than a line employee; for many, it’s the best of both worlds. But, how do you hire and nurture these intraprenuers? Entrepreneur:...

Vacation plans and the American worker: the weekend roundup

Labor Day was a week ago, and summer vacation season is drawing to a close. But, did you take your vacation time? If not, there are good reasons to schedule a ski trip. While a select few companies can offer limited vacations, the truth is, almost half of Americans...

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