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May 27, 2014 – 227 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
With all of the latest advances in technology, suppose an announcement was made today touting a new device that is guaranteed to protect the workplace from the dangers of workplace violence, including the unthinkable potential of a deadly incident. Full Story 
May 21, 2014 – 368 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
Do you ever wonder why some meetings seem to last so long? Is it because discussions are allowed to veer off track? Is it the result of disorganization or a lack of preparation? It is these and similar situations that lead participants to question whether their time involved in meetings is well spent. Although organizations readily recognize the value of time as a resource and place it under a microscope in examining productivity and processes, its use can easily be overlooked in the context of day-to-day meetings. Full Story 
May 19, 2014 – 346 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
The popularity of social media continues to grow as evidenced by ongoing publicity highlighting its benefits and widespread use. Employers are increasingly jumping onboard to ensure that their organizations maintain a competitive edge. While there is an awareness of the numerous benefits derived from the use of social media, employment-related downsides may be less fully understood. Full Story 
May 15, 2014 – 347 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
Conflicts occur within all organizations. Their results can be positive or negative, depending on whether our interactions with one another are respectful or confrontational. Applying a consistent and constructive approach to conflict prevention and resolution can influence these interactions and have a positive impact on individuals and the overall organization. Full Story 
May 14, 2014 – 402 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
As employers express cautious optimism that the economic downturn is showing signs of recovery, it becomes more likely that they will begin to make plans for hiring. At the point when preparations are initiated, it will be timely for organizations to assess programs to attract and retain employees. One initial focus would be to look at orientation and onboarding efforts, recognizing that the manner in which employees are acclimated to the organization can positively influence their perspectives and commitment moving forward. Full Story 
May 13, 2014 – 438 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
As employers assess their organizations and make plans for the year ahead, one area to be considered is the effectiveness of supervision in interacting with employees. Although there is a need to focus on all members of management, particular attention should be given to employees’ immediate supervisors. Full Story 
May 6, 2014 – 337 views
Kelly Haab-Tallitsch
The IRS released Notice 2014-19 earlier this month, answering many of the open questions on the application of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor to qualified retirement plans. Although the IRS provided initial guidance on the impact on employee benefit plans shortly after the Court found the Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, many details specific to retirement plans were still outstanding. Full Story 
April 29, 2014 – 219 views
HR Resource
The advent of mobile technology has brought along repercussions that have changed the way people work in a professional environment. Some organizations allow BYOD ( bring your own device) as they let the employees train and work using their own mobile devices. Mobile devices have become instrumental in providing a round-the-clock connectivity which is beneficial for a progressive organization banking on a virtual workspace. This new trend has seen many employers providing their employees with mobile devices as it has been observed to improve their productivity. Full Story