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HR Is Getting ‘Intimate’ With Employees

Human resources is going back to the roots of an employee-centric workplace culture — and it’s about time. According to Tom Haak’s HR Trend Institute, one of the major HR trends for 2018 is a switch from please the boss to employee intimacy. This trend is arguably the most important one HR has made since switching from personnel administration to... The post HR Is Getting ‘Intimate’ With Employees appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

If You Weren’t Angry About Fired Saints Cheerleader Before, You Will Be Now

Remember Bailey Davis? She’s the New Orleans Saints cheerleader fired for violating the team’s social media policy. Her offense? This photo, which she posted to her personal Instagram. She’s already filed a civil rights complaint, and now she’s speaking out about her alleged discriminatory treatment and discriminatory policies in professional cheerleading in general.  She spoke to The Daily on April 18. This 25 minutes... The post If You Weren’t Angry About Fired Saints Cheerleader Before, You Will Be Now appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

VCs and HR Tech: The Love Affair Continues

The war for talent may be raging on, but that’s good news for HR tech startups. For yet another year, venture capitalists have poured money into deals to bootstrap the latest generation of vendors offering innovation software to support recruiting, talent management, onboarding and workforce management. By the end of 2017’s third quarter, venture investment in HR tech companies surpassed... The post VCs and HR Tech: The Love Affair Continues appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Sending All Employees to Racial Bias Training Unlikely to Solve Starbucks’ Problem

Once again, someone in an organization made a poor behavior choice whose harmful consequences were recorded and made public. This time it was coffee giant Starbucks, and once again, people are freaking out. Starbucks is freaking out so much, the company is investing millions of dollars to close 8,000 stores and send 175,000 employees to racial bias training the afternoon... The post Sending All Employees to Racial Bias Training Unlikely to Solve Starbucks’ Problem appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

2018 Workforce 100: Ranking the World’s Top Companies for HR

Salesforce.com, a constant honoree on this best-of-HR list for the past four years, finally nabbed the #1 spot in 2018’s Workforce 100 list. The post 2018 Workforce 100: Ranking the World’s Top Companies for HR appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Starbucks to Implement Unconscious Bias Training

Starbucks Coffee Co. announced it will close more than 8,000 stores the afternoon of May 29 for unconscious bias training. Starbucks stores will close for an afternoon for unconscious bias training. Photo by Michael Thomas for Starbucks Coffee Co. The announcement comes in the wake of protests following an incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks store where two black men were arrested for... The post Starbucks to Implement Unconscious Bias Training appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Livongo Acquisition of Retrofit Bolsters Consolidation Talk in Wellness Industry

Digital health company Livongo Health announced April 17 that it has acquired Chicago-based wellness company Retrofit. Mountain View, California-based Livongo’s focus as a company has been to empower people with chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension to live healthier lives, while Retrofit’s programs address overall health concerns through healthy nutrition, exercise and weight management programs. “This type of agreement... The post Livongo Acquisition of Retrofit Bolsters Consolidation Talk in Wellness Industry appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Art Therapy and Employee Stress

Stress relief can be facilitated through a number of channels, and participating in a creative activity is one of those ways. The post Art Therapy and Employee Stress appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Must You Pay Employees for FMLA-related Breaks During the Work Day?

Last week, the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division resumed its practice of publishing Opinion Letters. One of the first it published answers an interesting question about the intersection of the FLSA and the FMLA. Must an employer pay an employee for FMLA-approved breaks taken during the work day? I’ve taken some journalistic license and paraphrased the questions. The answers,... The post Must You Pay Employees for FMLA-related Breaks During the Work Day? appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Adecco Broadens Its HR Base With $412M General Assembly Acquisition

Adecco Group continued its push beyond the staffing-management world and into the broader HR spectrum with the April 16 acquisition of global education-technology startup General Assembly. The deal, valued at $412.5 million, according to a joint release, reflects the changing nature of talent management and development. It’s also another indication that the education technology market continues to sizzle. Degreed, the employee-training... The post Adecco Broadens Its HR Base With $412M General Assembly Acquisition appeared first on Workforce Magazine.
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