You Want to Be a Great Workplace. So Now What?

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You Want to Be a Great Workplace. So Now What?

It is true that becoming a “great workplace” doesn’t happen overnight. But instead of getting overwhelmed by a seemingly endless list of programs and offerings (and money...being “great” must cost so much money!) that so called “great workplaces” should all have, let’s take a look at what it means really to be “great”—with a few practical bite-sized pieces that you might be able to tackle at your organization right now sprinkled in for good measure.
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7 Considerations When Developing Your Training Budget

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7 Considerations When Developing Your Training Budget

Developing a budget for training or professional development for your employees can be a daunting task for many HR professionals. The average direct learning expenditure per employee is $1,273 according to the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) 2017 State of the Industry report. This report also found that the average amount of formal learning hours per employee is 34.1, not including informal learning such as on-the-job learning. Both of these figures are increases from previous years which reveals organizations are putting more effort and money into developing their workforce. Being clear about specific training needs and associated costs is critical for budget planning purposes. However, there are so many unknowns that occur during the year that trigger the need for a specific training that could throw off an entire budget.
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The Most Common Form I-9 Mistakes You Could Be Making

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The Most Common Form I-9 Mistakes Your Organization Could Be Making

Completing a Form I-9 is likely one of the most routine administrative tasks that an HR professional handles. After all, every time a new employee is hired, or when an employee’s employment authorization or documentation of employment authorization has expired, another Form I-9 must be completed. While it may be easy to get in a routine with completing these forms, there are a few mistakes that are commonly made, but easy to avoid.
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Navigating FMLA: Beyond Maternity Leave

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Navigating FMLA: Beyond Maternity Leave

Typically, when the term FMLA comes up, most people (that is, anyone NOT employed in the field of Human Resources) immediately think of maternity leave. While FMLA obviously does kick in for maternity leave, according to ERC’s research, when it comes to administering FMLA, pregnancy/maternity leave is really the least of HR’s worries. Instead, for most HR practitioners, the challenge lies in the administration of FMLA for serious health conditions and/or other circumstances outside of pregnancy and child birth.
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The Slash Generation: Millennials in the Workplace Mix it Up

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The Slash Generation: Millennials in the Workplace Mix it Up

We tend to see a lot of negative connotations and stereotypes surrounding “Millennials” in the workplace. Even though they aren’t the newest generation to enter the workforce, there is still a lot to be assumed about their work ethic and lifestyle choices from their coworkers. Recently there is a new term to describe this generation that is rather fitting. Due to their unconventional and multi-faceted career paths, Millennials have been defined as the “Slash Generation”. Not every Millennial identifies with having a ‘slash’ career, but it is becoming a very prominent trend among this generation.
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