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Now is the time to re-engineer your business to separate yourself from the carriers and to formally serve your clients.

Corporate culture and its direct byproduct, employee engagement, play a critical role in organizational success. But just because a strong culture and engaged employees are important doesn’t mean they’re easy to attain.

Most hiring managers and recruiters want accurate, online methods for assessing talent that are as short as possible. But is that always a good thing?

Manufacturing, construction, service, hospitality, and other blue-collar industries are among those with large workforces unlikely to spend the workday sitting at a desk with ready access to email and for whom scheduling large group meetings to present employee benefits offerings and open enrollment procedures is next to impossible.

As previously reported, both New York State and New York City recently enacted laws requiring employers to step up their efforts to stop sexual harassment in the workplace. These laws differ, but both require prompt action by employers.

I know this from personal experience: All the hard work recruiters do to land great talent can get washed away if the new employee has a bad onboarding experience when they start their new job.

Despite a positive outlook on retirement readiness, some employees are saying they regret the weekend brunches and lunchtime spa trips.

Corporate culture has always been affected negatively and positively by how empowered the voice of the employee is in any organization. Recently, in the wake of the #metoo movement, we’ve seen harrowing examples of management gone wrong, and power running amok.

Jesse Jackson: Accidental CLO

Jesse Jackson, CLO of consumer and community banking at the multinational banking and financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co joined the bank’s management development program more than 25 years ago, starting as a teller and a banker. Jackson talks about his career path, how he became a CLO, and what he learned along the way.

Get your group away from the grind to unleash creativity, build meaningful relationships and share candid feedback.

These companies offer great benefits to part-time employees.

This isn't just a time to change your health insurance (but checking into your options for switching policies is always smart). Open enrollment gives you a chance to change other insurance coverage or opt-in to programs your employer offers that can save you more money.

We have spoken. What we want in the video conference calls of the future is…artificial intelligence. A recent industry survey of video conference users found that AI in communication is the way of the future and the most highly anticipated aspect of the technology’s evolution.

When it comes to building a healthy company, few attributes are more important than fostering a strong corporate culture. Your culture has a direct impact on the satisfaction of your employees, which in turn affects productivity, turnover, and other key factors that can make or break your profitability.

The Underlying Secret of How to Help People ‘Get Digital’

Laurence Smith, global head of digital transformation at SmartUp.io, argues that digital cannot be ‘taught’, it has to be ‘experienced’. Here’s what you can do.

You can write a lively, fluid story. Your copy’s never sloppy. So what? Here’s how to become irreplaceable in your workplace.

Simply having a health insurance plan available to your employees is no longer enough to ensure that they actually enroll. This can be incredibly frustrating for any business, as healthcare is part of any reputable company’s employee benefits package.

Recent revelations about poor leadership behaviour powered by the #metoo movement are highlighting that despite policies, procedures and culture, employees still do not feel totally safe to share their observations, concerns and stories of unacceptable or downright abusive treatment without fear of reprisal. That is not acceptable.

Approximately half, or 49%, of Singapore’s financial employers have had an employee resign during their probation period due to poor onboarding processes, with 27% losing the employee during their first month because of it, according to survey data from Robert Half.

An IRS decision allowing an unnamed company to offer a student loan repayment benefit as an element of its 401(k) plan could help clear the way for other employers to offer similar benefits.

Employee communication is all about getting the same messages out to the people who need information. It’s also about personalizing communications so that each employee gets the information they need to do their jobs well and make good decisions. Video communications is great, but what features separate some communications platforms from others?

The Blindspot in Employee Engagement

Life is everywhere and everything we experience is life. Work is just one place where life happens. Remember, work for employees is a relationship. The test of a good relationship is how you show up when things aren’t so good.

The longer people live, the more likely they are to face illnesses that necessitate custodial care either at home, in an assisted-living facility, or in a nursing home. So it stands to reason that there’s a resurgence of interest in long-term care and long-term disability insurance.

What you Need to Know about Knowing your Stuff

Drucker found many professionals failed because they spent more time on office politics than they did on knowing what they were supposed to know. It is unfortunately true that some otherwise skilled professionals don’t “know their stuff” to the extent that they should, and don’t seem much to care.

HR's Summer Reading List: 14 Must-Read Books

While summer is the ideal time to kick back and take a minute to recharge, it’s also a great time to back away from the daily grind and take a more comprehensive view of your job: Why do you do it? How could you do it better? What would make it more fulfilling?

Thanks to the efforts of plan sponsors, advisors, HR, and executives, companies can improve their 401(k) plans. Here are 5 industries where efforts succeeded.

A journalist from The Oregonian newspaper offers tips on how to report visually on complicated or hard-to-shoot subjects.

Information is key to the success of your business. It keeps your customers, partnerships, vendors, employees, and everyone else involved in your bottom line informed of events and happening within your company. The way you deliver your information will determine how it is perceived and received. Your company thrives on delivering information, and you want to ensure it is distributed in an effective manner that garners results. That’s where video communication comes in.

According to the Employment Law Alliance, almost half of American workers have experienced bullying at work. Common bullying tactics range from humiliation and sabotage, to threats and intimidation, all of which interfere with productivity and may create a toxic work environment for one or more employees. Many managers may be tempted to simply tell employees to work out their own differences and put their personal issues aside, but ignoring that bad apple can actually cost the company much more than minor inconvenience.

G&A Partners HR Advisor and Client Advocate Michelle Beck-Howard recently shared her tips on developing a succession plan strategy in an article for Upsize Magazine.

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