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Is HR Obsolete?

It’s been more than two years since Japan’s SoftBank announced it would staff one of its mobile phone stores entirely by Pepper, a humanoid robot taking over pretty much all customer care functions. If humans are no longer needed to manage something like this, what role will human resources have in this new future and will it even be necessary?

How Bosses Waste Their Employees’ Time

Managers are often oblivious to the impact of their words and actions. Here’s how they can open their eyes.

When we talk about video communications from a human resources standpoint, we understand that the end result should be an on-brand, informative, useful product for employees. But if your employees never use these resources, what good are they? Here’s how you can draw eyeballs to your videos.

Organizations must consider the value of mobile optimized recruitment strategies, or risk losing out on top talent. That is the advice of global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions.

General Motors on Monday inked a deal with Detroit-based hospital system Henry Ford Health System to provide a new direct-to-employer healthcare option to 24,000 of its salaried employees and their dependents in Southeast Michigan.

Emoticons at the office are not all harmless fun. Avoid these pitfalls to prevent mixed messages—or something much more damaging.

How Many Top 10 Mutual Funds are in Your 401(k) Plan?

Do you ever wonder if the investment funds in your 401(k) plan are some of the very best? If employees are doing their part and saving as much as they can, shouldn't they have access to above average investment funds to grow your savings as much as possible?

As an HR professional, you already know the importance of human capital in the workplace. You may have even started to see the shift of referring to human resources as human capital management. Human capital is undoubtedly important, but there’s an even more important “capital” that might not be on your radar: social capital.

This week marks the third anniversary of Hamilton: An American Musical’s Broadway opening. It’s been a remarkable run. Hamilton now has productions in New York, Chicago, and London, with a traveling company that is touring the U.S., opening most nights to sold-out houses of diehard HamilFans.

Do diminishing sales and customer satisfaction scores trace back to your online corporate training program? In this blog post, we’ll highlight seven training gaps that are holding your business back, as well as tips on how to bridge them with e-learning and through the learning management system (LMS).

Let’s be honest, often times, the first thing job seekers turn to when looking for a new role is Google Search.

As corporate purse strings tighten in the post-recession era and the need for ROI is seemingly ever-increasing, it’s not uncommon for workloads to expand without the corresponding increase in talent. And studies are finding that this is simply not good, either for short-term burnout or long-term health.

Tiny video cameras have flagged up communication glitches between Scottish emergency doctors — including an occasion when one almost cut open the wrong side of a patient’s chest.

The Truth About Digital Distraction in the Workplace

Workplace productivity has been a top issue for human resources professionals since the inception of work. Every organization strives to maximize the return on labor and minimize wasted hours. Technological advances have aided that pursuit in many ways, but they have also complicated an age-old problem.

While women overall caught up on April 10 this year, black women were still working—until August 7—just to catch up.

More companies are scouring job candidates’ online personas for racist and other red-flag comments. That hasn’t kept social-media trails from morphing into hiring minefields.

Financial Wellness Engagement Remains Low

There is no doubt, employers and employees both say financial wellness programs are proving successful in engaging workers and providing ROI, however, a disconnect on what matters most in fiscal health could create a few hiccups in crafting a winning strategy.

In yesterday’s Advisor we began to explore five training tips for getting your employees up to speed with the Internet of Things (IoT). Today we’ll look at a few more tips.

Your internal information hub requires support—including ample funding—from top-tier bosses. It also demands clear protocols and content that employees need and want.

Security Should be Part of Your Company’s Culture

Technology has historically moved the dial on where, how and when work is done. In the past, smartphones brought on a new level of mobility and flexibility. Now, voice technology, artificial intelligence and blockchain are revolutionizing the modern workplace. But as digital innovation progresses, the cultural shift around digital security must evolve equally as fast.

Do You Know Your Accrued PTO Liability?

In the last decade, companies of all sizes have transitioned to PTO banks, which combine vacation days, personal days, and even holidays into one lump of time that employees can use for any reason.

When Joanna Stein Weiner joined Pure Insurance as director of compensation and benefits last year, one of her immediate goals was to examine the property insurance company’s benefits and understand what offerings were most important to the company’s 600 employees.

If you’re tapped out of ideas, find fresh, relevant topics by diving into Google Trends, Feedly, Quora, and Answer the Public.

Here's how to create a highly engaged employee experience and thus retain the best employees.

This dirty half-dozen utterances can undermine staffers’ trust in the process—and in you as a leader. Along with these taboos are alternatives to help foster dialogue and ease the transition.

From credit card debt to saving for retirement and paying for children’s education expenses, stress over finances is taking a major toll on employees — and it’s also taking a major toll on the workplace as a result.

WhatsApp teased that its messaging app would add a long-awaited group video calling feature several weeks ago, and it's finally here.

According to U.S. Census data, the average size of medical debt fell nearly 40 percent from patients age 27 to 64 in 2016.

There’s no question worker engagement in benefits remains a struggle for employers. As the market expands and options increase, employees are shutting down when it comes to benefit understanding and usage.

Fun fact: the average business today uses over 300 applications to run the enterprise. Employees shift between these apps every two to three minutes, and according to McKinsey, spend almost 50 percent of their time searching for information and managing communications.

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