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DOL Supports Industry-Certified Apprenticeship Programs

Employers are closer to being able to participate in industry-led, government-sanctioned apprenticeship programs separate from the federal and state registered apprenticeship system that many find cumbersome.

Elections Raise Specter of ‘Medicare for All’ vs. Employer Benefits

After the 2018 midterm congressional elections, will momentum grow for single-payer health care—such as by expanding Medicare so anyone can sign up ("Medicare for all"), as many progressives advocate? Given that possibility, employers are organizing to defend employer-sponsored health benefits.

Why Virtual-Reality Training for Employees Is Catching On

We learn by doing, so simulations that let us experience scenarios help us learn and remember better. Enter virtual reality training.

Despite Low Unemployment, Employers Don’t Plan to Boost Bonus Budgets

Although the incentive pay pie won’t be much bigger next year, variable pay such as bonuses can still motivate top performers.

How to Conduct Stay Interviews

Five questions make stay interviews effective. When you follow up each query with strong probing questions, you will get all the information needed to develop individualized engagement and retention plans that really work.

OSHA Proposes Change to Electronic Record-Keeping Rule

Worksites with 250 or more employees would not be required to electronically submit certain data to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under a proposal to roll back an Obama-era rule.

Deputies Denied Donning and Doffing Disbursement

Sheriffs did not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to compensate their deputies for time spent donning and doffing police gear or driving to and from work in marked patrol vehicles.

Appeals Court Rejects Claim of Retaliation for Taking Leave

An employee who claimed he was fired in retaliation for taking leave had his claims rejected by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which noted that the challenged discharge occurred too long after the leave request to be retaliatory.

Massachusetts Governor Signs Noncompete Law

Massachusetts employers must comply with new noncompete rules for agreements that are executed on or after Oct. 1. The legislation was nearly a decade in the making and was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Aug. 10. Here's what employers should know.

Infographic: Common Ways of Visualizing Data

Knowing your audience is key to shaping your message or story and you'll want to start by addressing exactly who the audience is, but there are several other things to take into consideration.

Why Even AI-Powered Factories Will Have Jobs for Humans

The greatest performance gains are achieved not when machines are used to replace employees, but when they are deployed to work alongside them. In such collaborative relationships, people help machines become better, and machines enable people to achieve step-level increases in performance.

For 2019, Employers Adjust Health Benefits as Costs Near $15,000 per Employee

With the cost of employer-sponsored health care benefits expected to approach $15,000 per employee next year, large U.S. employers continue to make changes to their plans. New survey findings reveal the most common medical and drug benefit trends for 2019 and beyond.

How to Conduct Stay Interviews

Supervisors who ask, listen, act and communicate honestly strengthen trust with their employees, the absolute most important supervisory skill for increasing engagement and retention.

Resume-Writing Essentials: Five Most Powerful Career Summaries

What can you write in your resume's career summary that will capture readers' interest, demonstrate that you have the requisite qualifications for each targeted job, and help you land an interview? Focus on those items and you'll find that it's easier to sell yourself to prospective employers.

Your Career Q&A: Make the Most of the Opportunity Your Boss Is Giving You

You've been chosen to take on an important challenge. That's a great compliment and recognition of your abilities! So it is up to you to take full responsibility and show that you can step up and deliver on such the initiative. Best-selling author Martin Yate recommends the following ideas to get you on the right path.

NLRB May Grant Employers More Leeway in Restricting E-Mail Usage

The National Labor Relations Board is considering overruling a case in which it held that employers could not forbid employees from using work e-mail systems for union purposes during nonwork time.

New York Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters

New York workplace labor and employment law poster chart.

How HR Can Enable People for the Future of Augmented Work

Jeanne Meister believes that HR should take the lead in shepherding artificial intelligence (AI) software into the workplace, transforming the human resources function and enhancing the employee experience.

Are Your Presentations Putting People to Sleep?

When crafting a presentation with data, the best place to start your planning is with the audience. Knowing your audience is key to shaping your message or story and you'll want to start by addressing exactly who the audience is, but there are several other things to take into consideration.

Why New Hires Quit Before They Start and How to Prevent It

It might’ve taken weeks, or maybe months, to lure and land the perfect candidate whose skills and experience check all the boxes. The person has accepted your job offer. But shortly before the start date, he or she has a change of heart and decides not to join your organization.

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