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Can a Company Require a Long Drive and Not Pay for a Hotel?

I am not in this situation but a friend of mine is.  She works for a company as an outside sales executive.  She obviously is exempt from overtime.  When she took the job, she was told that her sales area would be in the city she lives...Show More Summary

The 4 Constituents in Today’s Blended Workforce

We’ve talked about how today’s workforces need three key constituents: regular full-time workers, regular part-time workers, and contingent workers (i.e. freelancers, contractors, consultants, etc.) Each group involves a unique recruiting as well as an engagement strategy. Show More Summary

TTATN 37: Travel Nursing Guaranteed Hours

Guaranteed hours in travel nursing aren't as simple as they sound. We cover the topic in detail so you aren't caught off guard! The post TTATN 37: Travel Nursing Guaranteed Hours appeared first on BluePipes Blog.

Mental Performance, Work-Life Balance, and the Rise to the Top – Maria Sharapova

“No matter what rock is in the way, no matter what storm is on the way, the water’s ultimately going to go down the river.” – Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) is one of the best tennis players in the world. She is the winner of five Grand Slam titles (two at the French Open […]

Are You a Leader or a Teacher (or Both)

Do you think of yourself as a leader, a mentor, a boss or a teacher? People who work outside of education don’t generally identify themselves as teachers. After all, teachers stand up in front of classrooms and give pop quizzes. What’s that got to do with the world of work? A lot, actually. Show More Summary

9 Ways Your Business Can Help Hurricane Harvey’s Houston Victims

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve been watching the Hurricane Harvey coverage, thanking your lucky stars that you don’t live in its path. However, for millions, their lives have just been turned upside down, and the problems haven’t stopped. Show More Summary

Attitude is Everything to Your Boss

CEOs tell me about the importance of managing your good attitude: “I can easily hire qualified people, but it’s not so easy to find people with a good outlook.” “I hire attitude. Skills can be learned. I’ll take good attitude any day.” “I can teach people the technical side of the business a lot easier … Read the Rest ?

How Organizations and Employees Can Start Focusing on Wellness

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Cubii, the world’s first smart under-desk elliptical machine. After their successful Kickstarter launch, Cubii is now available on QVC and at BestBuy, in addition to their website. To learn more about Cubii, visit mycubii.com.) An increasing number of companies are offering employee wellness programs. Show More Summary

3 Factors That Make Costco America’s Best Employer

Costco Wholesale moved in front of Google to earn the title of America’s best large employer this year. To determine America’s best employer each year, Statista and Forbes survey 30,000 workers at U.S. organizations, asking them questions about their work experience. Show More Summary

Defending Yourself Against False Sexual Harassment Charges

The workplace isn’t filled with angels, and sometimes the devils sexually harass other employees and sometimes they make false accusations. The reasons can range from a genuine misunderstanding to a well thought out lie in the attempt to undermine or destroy someone else’s career. Show More Summary

Employee Engagement Is the Key to Innovation – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Enjoy the post!) We’ve all seen the reports that engaged employees are more productive. Show More Summary

What is Candidate Experience - How RPO and Automation can help improve it

What is candidate experience? Candidate experience comprises the whole journey of a candidate from awareness about a company, specific roles that she/he is suitable for, the application process, and the communication with the recruiter,...Show More Summary

Setting Goals, Making Money, and Overcoming Tough Times — Phil Hellmuth

“The difference between your best and your worst? The perception of others. Block out the noise and you’ll stay on track.” –Phil Hellmuth Phil Hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) is an American professional poker player who has won a record fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets. He is the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 World […]

Microchips in Employees: Wave of the Future or Big Brother?

By now you’ve probably heard about the small Wisconsin based company that held a “chipping party” for its employees. No dips were involved, but just under half of the company’s 85 employees did line up to have a microchip about the size...Show More Summary

Why Is This Manager Riding Your ### In The (NFL) Workplace?

Capitalist Note: Please make it stop. This slow season on the sports front is killing me. Can football go ahead and get here so we have some meaningful programming? No, baseball doesn't count - sorry - at either the pro...

Why Be Concerned About Reference Checks

Reference checking is not standard. Smaller companies typically have neither the manpower nor the funds to do thorough reference checks, which could cost hundreds of dollars. Conversely, larger companies do reference checks but at varying levels of thoroughness. Show More Summary

Organizations Need to Intentionally Embrace Diversity

I’d like to believe that most businesses understand the advantages of having a diverse workplace. Organizations that have diversity realize new ideas and find different ways to solve problems. They benefit from exposure to different cultures and ways of life. Show More Summary

The Solar Eclipse Killed Work Productivity in America...

OK - that title's click bait, but wait, don't leave. First up, Reuters DID report that American employers saw at least $694 million in missing output from the roughly 20 minutes that outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas estimated workers...

When Considering Employee Experience, Don't Forget About Culture

I recently presented a webinar, Employee as Consumer: Building a Differentiated Experience Through the Lifecycle, with HR Daily Advisor and SilkRoad. We talked about the consumerization of HR, the creation of a meaningful employee experience throughout the lifecycle, and how...

Are ESPN’s Viewers Really this Dumb? Their Management Sure Thinks So

ESPN thought its viewers would be offended by a man named Robert Lee. No, not the Confederate General, whose statue was at the center of the recent Charlottesville protests. This is an Asian man who is a sportscaster. MSESPN pulled him...Show More Summary

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