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For HR departments, training employees to fit within government regulations is crucial. New advancements in communications are making it possible to train remote workers and spread compliance messages to hundreds of employees at once.


At last month’s Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) 2018 conference, Ian Goldin, professor of globalisation and development at the University of Oxford, touched on how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are changing the workforce of the future. To find out more about how employers can prepare their workforce for this change, Human Resources spoke to professor Goldin on the sidelines of APAIE 2018. See what he has to say.

New York City may soon mandate sexual harassment training for many public and private workers under a package of legislation the City Council passed Wednesday.

Being able to tell misconduct apart from poor performance isn’t necessarily rocket science. But the differences often confuse managers, and that can cause missteps when they’re addressed.

MVC 2018: Staff Training Done Right

After experiencing poor and frustrating customer service at various businesses, restaurants and retail stores time and time again, David Haeussler, DVM, CEO of Animal Care Centers in Ohio, decided he wanted his veterinary practices to be different.

When you’re in a toxic office situation, it’s easy to blame the boss. Managers have gotten away with uncivil work environments in the name of ‘getting things done’ for decades, but with the rising tensions in the workforce and the winds of change blowing, incivility can cost organizations much more than hurt feelings. In many cases, the costs of incivility spreading throughout a corporate culture outweigh the benefits of ‘getting things done.’

To talk about how hyper-personalization of technology and management can help your company’s employee engagement, I think it’s important to define employee engagement.

A CEO is only as good as his or her employees, so bringing new ones into the fold is a crucial task for companies, as freshly hired staff begin assimilating with their new organization and operations.

There are a number of new technologies such as AI software, instant messaging, webinars and Cloud PBX solutions that are significantly contributing towards breaking down the historical barriers to inclusivity that still exist in global enterprise today.

State and local laws are HR’s biggest compliance concern right now, according to our recent reader poll. While the federal government works to reduce regulations on businesses, states and cities (and even counties) are increasingly enacting employee-friendly laws — with no signs of stopping.

Amid declining reimbursements, readmission penalties and a steady stream of “experimental” shared-savings payment arrangements, America’s hospitals must improve patient outcomes, and do it more cost effectively, or fall under the control of an acquirer that can.

Employee mentoring in the workplace is a good thing. It has been around for years, and employee mentoring will continue to be a big part of the future for many businesses. According to Mentorpitch.com, three out of four Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs in place. Many small and midsize companies are catching on to the concept, too.

It’s looking like 2018 will be the year of HR leadership

Fear not, recruiters and HR personnel! Robots, algorithms, and digital programs won’t be taking your job just yet. While employee onboarding videos and automated onboarding software is rapidly making an impact in the recruiting process, a balance must remain between automated solutions and a human touch.

At every company around the world, new employees are brought into the fold as the organization grows, changes and evolves. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 closed out with 6 million job openings and 5.6 million hires. That’s great, but what’s not so good are the results of inadequate corporate communications systems.

Benefits communications can be overwhelming and difficult for workers to understand. Benefits Open Enrollments may be a stressful and dreaded experience for some employees. As a result, they give their employers low marks when it comes to communicating benefit communications and open enrollment.

I moved to California in January 2017. I had worked for the international office of an East Coast university for several years and landed the Bay Area with hope for a change.

“Ninety-one percent of Millennials (born between 1977-1997) expect to stay in a job for less than three years, according to the Future Workplace ‘Multiple Generations @ Work’ survey of 1,189 employees and 150 managers.” - Forbes

HR training videos, as we all know have, in many workplaces, taken the place or offered a significant supplement to in-person employee orientations. What is the advantage to moving training to a video platform?

New employees can bring a fresh perspective to your corporate culture and contribute in their own way, if they are encouraged.

Recruitment and selection is never easy because it invariably involves trusting a new person to join your team and do the job before you know them. Psychometric testing can lessen the guesswork of hiring and onboarding new staff.

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