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Major Disruptions Will Soon Shape the Future of Benefits

Major disruptions in the benefits world are about to shape the future of the industry, according to a panel of experts at the 2017 EBN Benefits Forum & Expo in (mostly) sunny Boca Raton, Florida.
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9 Key Tips for Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

Religious accommodation questions often present unique challenges for employers who are faced with determining whether they should bend their time off or dress code rules to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs and practices. For example, a Muslim employee may request… continue

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5 Ways HR Can Promote Volunteerism in Hurricane Irma’s Wake

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and other recent natural disasters, many of us have been inspired by stories of everyday people pitching in their time and talents to help those in need.
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A 9/11 Look at Employee Political Extremism

As last month’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia showed, political extremism in the US is on the rise. After white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, some marchers were identified on social media and lost their jobs as a result.
This was far… continue

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Millennials: Value-Add to Your Workplace or Destroyers of Everything?

I have a confession to make: I’m a millennial. Now granted, I’m an “older” millennial that remembers playing the Oregon Trail computer game as a kid, but technically I am still a member of Generation Y. We’re also known by… continue

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How to Bungle an FMLA Policy in 10 Easy Steps

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around since 1993. And while there are a lot of requirements and regulations for employers to navigate, the basic obligations of the law are well known for the most part, and… continue

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HR Intel: Unemployed or Underemployed? That is the Question

Have you ever wondered how “unemployment” can be so low (4.3% nationally), but yet there seem to be so many complaints from people not being able to find jobs and from CEOs complaining that their companies can’t find enough candidates?… continue

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Back to School Means More Leave Issues for HR

It’s that special time of year again when children and teachers make the (sometimes reluctant) journey back to school. Vacations are over, the school buses are on their way, and parents and guardians are adjusting their schedules accordingly.
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Employee Engagement: Why It’s Not Working and What to Do About It

“Over a billion dollars in the US is being spent on employee engagement, so how come it’s not working?” That’s the big question David Lee asked his audience to begin his riveting XpertHR webinar, “Why Your Employees Just Aren’t That… continue

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7 Steps Illinois Employers Should Take Based on Key Developments

Illinois employers should take into account that several new developments have hit the Land of Lincoln that will have a significant impact on workplace policies, practices and procedures. What’s more, it’s not just the state of Illinois that has enacted… continue

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