3 Things Employees Look for in a Workplace

  Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.com The things that employees look for in a workplace has changed and evolved over the past few years. This can make it challenging for some employers to keep up. If you take a look at the latest trends, you might be easily overwhelmed …

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Future Friday Redo: Do flexible work schedules require flexible services?

I have been working on a presentation on flexible work schedules for a conference in November. It made me think of this post from earlier in the year. I read about a very interesting study done by Prof. Seán Ó Riain from Maynooth University, Ireland, on changes that have occurred in the workplace since 1995. …

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Future Friday: The Workflex in the 21st Century Act

Yesterday I participated in a #NextChat for SHRM that was hosted by the legislative team of SHRM. We talked about a lot of issues, and believe me, there are a lot of issues that HR pros think should be addressed with Congress. One of the areas discussed is the WorkFlex in the 21st Century Act …

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The Workflex in the 21st Century Act: Workflex Options

Yesterday I covered the compensable time options of the Workflex Act, in other words, the paid time off option. However, the Act is more than just a PTO program, it also includes, in fact, requires, options to have employees have the ability to have some flexibility in their work schedules. Possible options All employers involved …

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What is the Workflex in the 21st Century Act?

We all know that workplace flexibility, family-friendly policies, and paid leave are at the forefront of many company and legislative discussions. Numerous articles condemn the lack of family-friendly policies in the US, see here and here. As a reaction, many states have, or are in the process of, passing local legislation requiring various levels of …

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Making you a better professional: Four great reads in HR

Today I am letting you know about four great posts from other writers. These posts will educated and inform you. They did me. Maybe we are offering something we don’t have to First up is Robin Shea. She wrote about a study that shows that flexibility in a work schedule may not be as important …

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Future Friday: The coming conflict between flextime and the FLSA

In early July the US Department of Labor announced changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act that will radically alter the number of workers who will no longer be considered exempt. As of the moment the projected minimum salary level is anticipated to be $50,440. (You can learn more here.) At the same time surveys …

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