This social media policy sure seems shaky, don’t you think?

It seems policy makers for the town of South Pittsburg, TN, may not have been paying attention.  Overly-restrictive social media policies have been getting shredded recently, mostly by the National Labor...
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Absenteeism could be eating up 22% of your total payroll costs

Everybody’s aware of the disruptive effect of employee absenteeism. But how much does absenteeism really cost?   Employee absences have a moderate to large impact on productivity and revenue, according...
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Brace for new OT rules now, says former DOL admin

The FLSA’s new “white-collar” exemptions that are expected to drastically expand who’s entitled to overtime pay are expected to be released very soon — and a former DOL administrator...
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What were they thinking? Charity used the homeless as unpaid labor

Here’s a story that could kill your holiday spirit: A charity for the homeless has been sending its clients to work the concession stands at Tampa Bay Buccaneers football games — for no pay.  According...
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Top 5 Applicant Tracking Software – Get Reviews, Free Demos & Price Quotes

The recruitment process can be arduous for both employers and candidates. From sourcing candidates to tracking current applicants and ultimately hiring the ideal candidate, an ATS will reduce the time...
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NLRB’s ‘ambush’ election rule: 12 things all employers need to know now

Here’s a choice for you: Pore over the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) 700-page new “ambush” election rule — or read our less-than-700-word breakdown of what it actually...
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Employees feeling extra stress during the holidays, study says

Hey, this holiday stress stuff is real.   Whether it’s financial woes, family feuds, or simply balancing seasonal pressures with the rest of life, the holidays are stressful for almost everyone and...
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Workplace rules for holiday gift-giving

It’s the gifting season, and that means everybody’s got to wrestle with the question of whether or not to give superiors and co-workers a holiday present. But what’s appropriate and what’s not?...
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4 Key Trends to Watch for in mLearning Technologies

As employees are becoming increasingly reliant on their mobile devices, learning and development teams are investing in mobile learning technologies and content to improve learning outcomes, save time...
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4 tips to calculate full-time employees under Obamacare rules

Employers have 11 months to nail down just how many full-time employees they have before Obamacare’s employer mandate kicks in. The problem is, the law’s formula is tricky. To help with the math, 15-year...
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