Category: HR

mental

Mental Toughness: Driving Success both on the Field and in the Field

What is the difference between the most successful professional athletes and those who fall short? In assessing thousands of professional (MLB, NBA, NHL) and NCAA Division 1 athletes, Caliper has found that physical ability, while obviously necessary, is not sufficient in predicting athletic success at the highest levels.

culutre

4 Benefits of a People-Centric Workplace

Many organizations strive for success by centering their strategies and operations on their customers first, but some experts and research claim that such an approach won’t allow an organization to reach its full potential, especially if its company culture doesn’t focus on its employees and people first.

sameness

Too Much Sameness? Learn the Strengths of a Diverse Workforce

When employees share the same racial, ethnic, and religious heritage; come from the same educational background; hail from the same geographic area; experience the same kind of upbringing; and otherwise think alike, they may be on the same page while tackling work projects, but all that sameness can lead to missed opportunities.

Criminal

How the Fair Credit Reporting Act Affects Hiring and Firing

Employers that engage third-party agencies for assistance in conducting background checks on employees or job applicants or gathering information for workplace investigations must strictly adhere to the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) notice and authorization requirements.

age

Name, Sex, and (Not) DOB? Connecticut Bill Could Ban Asking About Age

In January, Connecticut joined the growing lists of states that have banned employers from asking about an applicant’s salary history. Now, during the state’s 2019 legislative session, a new bill is making the rounds that could ban Connecticut employers from inquiring about an applicant’s age.

wellness

Does Your Company Offer Wellness Programs to Attract Talent?

All across the nation, employers are scrambling to get on “Best Employer” lists—such as, Glassdoor’s annual 10 best places to work list, Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, and others. Not only do these lists showcase the “best of the best,” but they also show other employers what’s working to get talent in […]

new hire

Offering New Hires Probationary Periods

Probationary periods allow employers to see whether a new hire is capable of successfully fulfilling the duties of the job he or she is being hired for, but they can also be used as tools to weaponize at-will employment—in which employees can be terminated or quit at any time—if they aren’t implemented correctly.

talent

4 Telltale Signs Your Talent Acquisition Function Could Use a Facelift

It’s a candidate-driven market, so why aren’t you landing the top talent you need? Let’s face it, not every employer can be the “Googles” and the “Facebooks” of their industries, which leaves many employers settling for “second-best” talent after the “perfect fit” has chosen to go to their top employer of choice.  

minimum wage

Should You Offer More than the Required Minimum Wage?

Currently, as per federal law, employers are required to pay employees at least $7.25 per hour, although many state laws(and some cities and counties) have different minimum wage requirements. However, many federal lawmakers and citizens want to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour because they claim that workers making less than that are still living in poverty […]