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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.


Growing up, both my father and mother worked. What may have been the exception when I was a kid has become the norm, where most young families are dual-income. Now 35 and married with a five-year-old son and a wife who also works full-time, mine is just such a family.

HR: Here’s How to Prep for the Future of Work

HR practitioners everywhere are trying to imagine what the next generation of the workforce will look like. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), automation and robotics keeping up with the future of work; can seem like a daunting task.

A Brief History of Diversity Training

An abridged guide to 50-plus years of diversity initiatives and how far (or not) we’ve come.

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near”. These famous words by Jack Welch should be plastered on the walls of communications departments across the country because the rate of change on the inside (internal communications) is happening at a much slower pace.

New Requirements to Combat Money Laundering

Banks will now be required to identify the owners of shell corporations.

Mentors also Benefit from Mentorship Programs

Millennials are flooding the workplace and now make up a majority of the entire workforce. And over 60% of them want and expect mentors or are already benefiting from having one. So, you’ll want to consider implementing a viable mentorship program to attract and retain top talent in the years to come.

With more employers embracing the bring-your-own-device approach, your in-house education offerings must be accessible on mobile devices. Don't be stuck in the past.

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.

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