HRExaminer v6.32

On August 28, 2015, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Jay Cross, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
We start this week with our feature on the Ashley Madison story. Read John Sumser’s article Ashley and the Ostrich and, Why You Should Not Check to See if Employees are on Ashley Madison, from Heather Bussing.

On Episode 108 of HRExaminer Radio John speaks with Crystal Miller, Chief Engagement Officer at Branded Strategies. On Episode 107, John talks with China Gorman, Chair of the WorkHuman Advisory Board at Globoforce.

On Episode 34 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss the Amazon Employee Backlash, CareerBuilder BDAS Analytics, Cornerstone OnDemand, and Ultimate Software’s 2nd quarter results. On Episode 33 the topics include: the SuccessFactors user conference, ADP Health Exchange, Commentary on growing HR Tech competition, and the LinkedIn SuccessFactors data integration.

Jay Cross shares an uplifting and instructional account about how he freed himself from depression. Don’t skip, I’ve Been Depressed, You? by Jay Cross.



 

Why You Should Not Check to See if Employees are on Ashley Madison

On August 26, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
“I’m not sure how we became such a tabloid society, especially about other people’s sex lives. But we still have the power to opt out.” – Heather Bussing
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HRExaminer v6.30

On August 7, 2015, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
You know Gerry Crispin, the smile, the hat, the thoughtful conversations. A lifelong student of staffing, John Sumser talks with Gerry about his start at Johnson and Johnson, his work at CareerXroads and the Candidate Experience Awards, right up to today’s effort with China Gorman to lead an HR delegation to Cuba this November. Listen to Gerry Crispin on HR Examiner Radio.

Heather Bussing has an analysis of the dispute in the U.S. about employee and contractor status in, Why the Government Wants Companies to Have Employees.

On Episode 31 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss new software from The Marcus Buckingham Company, The 24-month Job by Google Express and Adecco, and low wage jobs.

We wrap up this week’s edition with 5 Links: Law & Social Media from Heather Bussing. Enjoy.


 

Why the Government Wants Companies to Have Employees

On August 5, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
The dispute about whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor is not about employee protections. It’s about payroll taxes.
 

HRExaminer v6.29

Most candidates have never heard of an ATS and don’t understand the system behind the forms they are filling out while uploading their resume. Recently, Chris Havrilla took time out of her day as the VP of Global HR Technology at ADP to talk with a group of legal students about a new language they’d need to learn in order to land their first job as a lawyer. Read, How to Talk to an ATS.

Heather Bussing covers the subtle and not so subtle case of Discrimination v. Reality. After hearing Heather’s case, be sure to read what others are saying in, 5 Links: Unconscious Bias.

On Episode 30 of HR Tech Weekly: Oracle HCN Cloud 10, Ultimate Software ACA Employer Services, Accenture dumps performance reviews, and Zappos compensation and holacracy.

On HR Examiner Radio John Sumser talks with Rajeev Behera, Founding CEO of Reflektive, a real time feedback and performance management system.
 

5 Links: Unconscious Bias

This week, we talked about conscious bias in Discrimination v. Reality. Here are five links that talk about unconscious bias in hiring, leadership, algorithms, and culture.
 

Discrimination v. Reality

On July 30, 2015, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Heather Bussing
Creating an inclusive, diverse, and successful work place is not about getting every decision perfect. It’s about fairness, openness, and care.
 

HRExaminer v6.28

On July 24, 2015, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Paul Hebert, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Last week, Key Interval Research released its third major report this year. The Optimal HR Tech Stack is the first ever deep look at the technologies that compose the operating environment for today’s HR Practitioners. We asked 785 HR Practitioners about the software they used in each of thirteen distinct HR practice areas that serve as their Optimal HR Tech stack.

Accenture has announced they’ll stop doing employee performance reviews. Before the announcement Paul Hebert was preaching that very gospel. Read, Performance Reviews: The Process Doesn’t Suck - People Do.

Legal Editor Heather Bussing has five ways noncompete agreements can backfire against employers. Hint: Stop Using Noncompete Agreements.

On Episode 29 of HR Tech Weekly: Workday launches investment fund Workday Ventures, Amazon Prime Day, Blackhawk Network to Acquire Achievers Corp., Ceridian User Conference, and Gen M Suffers From Mobile Guilt (Shadow Tasking).

On HR Examiner Radio John Sumser talks with Eileen Klegg, Founder and Principal of Visual Insight.


 

Stop Using Noncompete Agreements

On July 22, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Employers like to make people sign noncompete agreements because they think they are protecting trade secrets. But it’s rare that any of those things are truly secret. Here are five ways noncompete agreements can backfire against employers.
 

HRExaminer v6.27

Legal Editor Heather Bussing looks at a case at Ford where they fired an employee for violating their sexual orientation policy while the employee claimed religious discrimination for being fired. Read, Religious Expression and Discrimination.

Susan LaMotte discusses the cost of HR policies that rely on leadership assumptions that are out of touch. Read, Susan LaMotte’s article, Don’t Assume: Find Out What It’s Really Like.

Legal Editor Heather Bussing explains the legal aspects of managing depressed employees in, Work and Depression.

On Episode 28 of HR Tech Weekly: Optimal Technical Stack Report KeyInterval Research, Job openings hit a new 14-year high, KPMG acquires Towers Watson’s Human Resource Service, Network Monkey, and Walmart uses crowdsourcing analytics competition platform Kaggle.

John Sumser wraps up this week with his discussion on HR Examiner Radio with the CEO of the Marcus Buckingham Company, Jason Averbook.


 
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