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Culture Is More Important Than MoneyRead the rest of this entry »
It's not enough just to pay competitively. Today's workers place at least as much -- and often more -- importance on a company's culture than on comp and benefits.
"Job seekers want to be paid fairly but they too want to work for a company whose values align with their own and whose mission they can fully get behind," said Christian Sutherland-Wong, president and COO of Glassdoor, which recently released the ...
What's Charisma Got to Do With Competence?Read the rest of this entry »
Anyone who's actually read The Peter Principle will tell you that just because someone is incredibly good at their current job does not mean they will be good when promoted up the career ladder. As Google's Project Oxygen demonstrated, technical prowess was the least important of the 8 traits that make for effective managers.
Now comes a book that tells us that 50 years after the principle was first announced ...
All Employers Now Liable Under NY State's Broadened Discrimination and Harassment LawsRead the rest of this entry »
The New York States legislature last week adopted a series of changes to New York's anti-harassment and discrimination laws. Expected to be approved by the Governor, the amendments expand the protections of employees to all businesses regardless of size and removes a defense to harassment claims long relied on by employers.
An alert issued Monday by the Seyfarth Shaw law firm details the changes cautioning employers that some of the ...
How Many HR Pros Does a Growing Company Need? More Than You ThinkRead the rest of this entry »
Sooner or later -- and it should be sooner, not later -- every growing startup needs to have an HR professional on staff. We explained in a post last fall how to know when it's time to bring that role in-house. Today, we'll talk about how to know how large an HR staff is necessary for your company -- startup or not.
And, pardon us if we sound like a lawyer, but the ...
Employers Scrambling to Comply With New Jersey Pay LawRead the rest of this entry »
In the year since New Jersey passed one of the toughest -- if not the toughest -- equal pay laws in the nation, employers have scrambled to comply.
The New Jersey Law Journal calls the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, "Unprecedented in breadth and scope in pay disparity claims." It makes it unlawful to pay members of a protected class (as defined by New Jersey, which is substantially broader than ...
June Is a Good TIme for a Mid-Year Performance HuddleRead the rest of this entry »
The trend in performance reviews is not to do them. Instead, leading organizations are replacing the traditional annual review with a "continuous performance management" program.
The idea behind these programs is that rather than wait until year end to review performance, managers more regularly meet with their direct reports to provide feedback -- positive, as well as negative -- discuss and set goals, and engage in a two-way development discussion ...
Employment Data Suggests Tighter Labor Market AheadRead the rest of this entry »
The employment numbers in the latest government reports paint a picture of a continuing tough labor market for employers.
Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the number of job openings stood at 7.49 million at the end of March, the most since the government began tracking openings in 2000. Meanwhile, from a report the week prior, the number of unemployed fell to 5.8 million, yielding an ...
Autism @ Work Is Showing the Value of NeurodiversityRead the rest of this entry »
As the worker shortage grows ever more dire, companies are beginning to discover the untapped, yet talented group of workers on the autism spectrum.
The Autism @ Work network is still small, but it has several large partners. Microsoft, EY, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase and SAP have all hired autistic workers. Dell started with three hires last summer and, according to a Reuters report, will double that number this summer.
SAP, one ...
Doing This At Home Can Hurt Your CareerRead the rest of this entry »
It should go without saying (but, alas, it doesn't) that paying more attention to your mobile device than to your family is bad for the relationship. Turns out, it's also bad for your career.
A team of researchers interviewed 344 employed couples who use their phone or other device at home for work. They found that trouble erupts when one partner uses the device during what's supposed to be family ...
It's the Soft Skills That Decide Who Gets HiredRead the rest of this entry »
"Hard skills will get you the interview — soft skills will get you the job," starts an article on the increasing focus recruiters and hiring managers are placing on communication, teamwork and the personality traits summarized as emotional intelligence.
Published on the Society of Human Resource Management website, the article explains the importance of soft skills as a hiring differentiator from the perspective of five recruiters. "In these discussions, two ...