HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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May 17, 2014—May 18, 2014

Inc. magazine: “Happiness Won’t Stop Employees From Leaving”
http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/employee-happiness-does-not-equal-loyalty.html

Apparently, now is the time of year for employee satisfaction surveys. Once again, it seems that money is key to happy employees. Compensation is driving job searches, and all the company t-shirts won’t make a difference.

HR Morning: “8 Smart Ways to Sharpen Your Hiring Approach”
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How do you recognize your employees?

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When a child is sick or there’s an ache you can’t explain, the first person you’ll talk to is a nurse. Once a year, we have the opportunity to recognize the front line of healthcare (after mom, of course). Nurses are transforming healthcare one patient at a time, working harrowing hours as the backbone of the medical industry.

How do we honor our nurses? We celebrate National Nurses Week in May of every year and spend a week showing our appreciation ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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May 10, 2014—May 11, 2014

BusinessWeek: “Advice for Small Businesses Considering Dropping Their Healthcare Coverage”
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-08/advice-for-small-businesses-considering-dropping-health-coverage#r=hpt-fs

This Q & A piece presents truly helpful information about healthcare and specific scenarios from business owners looking at their options.

TLNT: “Survey: 60% of Workers Say Pay Is Very Important to Job Satisfaction”
http://www.tlnt.com/2014/05/08/survey-60-of-workers-say-pay-is-very-important-to-job-satisfaction

For years, other motivators lead the job satisfaction surveys, but finally money is the primary need for employees. It might be low raises for several years, ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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May 3, 2014—May 4, 2014

Inc. magazine: “What Are You Willing to Be Bad At?
http://www.inc.com/laura-montini/a-clear-way-to-visualize-your-company-s-competitive-advantage.html-

While this article’s focus is on finding the competitive advantage for your company, the message is universal. In order to excel, you have to sacrifice somewhere as time and resources are limited. Choice makes greatness possible.

boomerbustBusinessWeek: “Debunking the Myth of  a Boom in Boomer Entrepreneurs Continue Reading →

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Where does the truth lie? Gestures and Honesty in Hiring

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Are your candidates who they say they are? Certain gestures may force honesty, once again reiterating the need for behavioral analysis as part of the approach to the interviewing process.

“Embodied cognition” is the idea that how we behave or position our bodies can influence the way we think, and the way we think can influence the way we behave. In recent studies, psychologists found that certain gestures that aligned with our cultural experience created a more ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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April 26, 2014—April 27, 2014

Inc. magazine: “7 Meaningful Ways to Gauge Employee Happiness”
http://www.inc.com/ilan-mochari/improve-employee-retention.html

Are your employees happy? When was the last time you asked them? This article, in addition to presenting questions to ask, also prods employers to ask more frequently, in a low pressure manner, to get more authentic results. 

Wall Street Journal: “Companies Are Putting Managers In A Bind”
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303603904579492922544936240

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What happened with Whole Foods?

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Right now, many business owners and HR professionals are asking the same question: What happened to Whole Foods, and how does it affect me?

The Case

whole foodsOn Feb. 7, Whole Foods was sued in a class-action lawsuit that alleged their hiring practices violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. “According to the suit, Whole Foods obtained thousands of consumer reports without having obtained facially valid FCRA authorization forms and failed to meet FCRA requirements ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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April 19, 2014—April 20, 2014

California Federal Court Ruling May Have Validated Employee’s Right to Steal
http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/2014/04/drug-store-may-have-violated-t.html

The Ninth Circuit Court of California reviewed a case in which an employee was fired for eating a bag of chips at Walgreens during her shift without paying. She was fired, and the EEOC argued that because she was diabetic, she should not have been (she said she took the chips because her blood sugar was low and later paid ...

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