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New EEO-1 Form Requires Companies to Report Pay Data

EEOC wants employers with 100 or more employees to submit wage info starting March 2018
 
he Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Sept. 29 released an updated EEO-1 reporting form, which will require covered employers to provide employee pay data beginning in March 2018. ...




Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill

In a recent issue of The New Yorker, Atul Gawande, the gifted writer and accomplished doctor, published yet another of his must-read accounts of the health-care crisis and the innovators trying to change things for the better. One of the organizations he highlighted was a physician practice in Atlantic City, N. ...




3 keys to better management of workplace conflict

Conflict is not, by its nature, a bad thing. In a world without conflict, problems in the workplace wouldn’t be discovered or addressed, and innovation would grow stagnant.   
 
We get into trouble when conflict is poorly managed and is allowed to affect people personally. ...




3 manager mistakes costing employers top talent

In today’s job market, there are a lot of employers competing for the best talent — including those superstars who currently work for you. That makes it paramount that your managers do everything possible to retain your best workers. 
 
Some missteps that can drive talent away? These communication fumbles by your managers:
 
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5 Ways To Reinvent Your Recruiting Strategy

A client of mine is a multinational company with a vibrant, fast paced culture has been through the ringer lately. We talked about the talent issues they are dealing with, which were precipitated by losing two big accounts. The hit to income and profits distracted the CEO, and eventually, after months, led to a restructuring of the business to focus on different verticals. ...




Massachusetts Makes Asking About Salary History a Thing of the Past

How the law banning employers from asking about previous compensation could impact your job search.
 
Job seekers in Massachusetts will no longer have to disclose their salary history to prospective employers in order to be considered for a job, thanks to a new pay equity law signed this week. ...




6 Things You Should Unlearn to Succeed at Work

Don’t let these habits hold you back in your professional life.
 
Life has a way of instilling lessons in us that don't always apply in every context. That's especially true when it comes to work: You may have habits or ways of thinking that served you well in school or beyond, but which will actually hold you back in your professional life. ...




Ideal Qualities of a Chef

You're used to making meals for your family day in and day out, and you realize the life of a professional chef may be the life for you. How do you know for sure that you can handle it? If you flaunt any of these qualities, it's probable that you've got the chops to run the kitchen of a restaurant:
 

Multitasker: Used to balancing multiple things at once? Making lunch for your kids while mentally reminding yourself what provisions you need to get at the grocery store? Perhaps you should think about making food in a professional kitchen, where several elements of several meals need to come together all at once, and you're responsible for aptly communicating with the staff surrounding you. ...




Employee Retention – How to Retain Employees

Hiring employees is just a start to creating a strong work force. Next, you have to keep them. High employee turnover costs business owners in time and productivity. Try these tactics to retain your employees.
 
– Offer a competitive benefits package that fits your employees’ needs. ...




How Hiring Managers Can Win the War for Talent

Improve your hiring strategies to find the right candidate for the job.
 
The low unemployment level is great for the U.S. economy. However, if you are a manager trying to make a hire in a high-demand skill set, it has never been more difficult to attract and retain the talent you need for your team. ...