HERE0:3

Opinion - 199/205 -

Obesity as a disability needs legal scrutiny
www.bizjournals.com

The American Medical Association has said that obesity is a disease, but it’s unclear whether the condition can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, lawyers say. The severity of an overweight person’s condition will likely factor into whether he or she can be considered disabled, they say.

Save
Why employers shouldn’t drop health benefits
www.businessweek.com

Despite the controversy over the Affordable Care Act, 82% of employers say they plan to still offer health care coverage, a Challenger, Gray & Christmas survey says. “Companies that opt to drop employee health insurance in 2014 may soon find out just how valuable a retention tool those benefits are,” said CEO John Challenger.

Save
Employers seek “soft skills” in new hires
jobs.aol.com

More companies are looking beyond the transcript and interview to find the best college graduates to hire. Using assessments and role-playing, employers are looking for those with “soft skills” such as an ability to work well in teams, write and speak clearly and adapt quickly to business and technology changes.

Save
How not to scare your employees to death
www.sltrib.com

I could give you a big list of things that send employees into the survival-focused fight-flight-freeze part of their brains — what I call their”Critter State.” They include unrealistic deadlines, lack of transparency, intolerance for failure and more. To me, though, the most interesting mistakes are those that leaders have no idea they’re making.

Save
Is HR Missing The Mark On Mobile?
www.forbes.com

There are 4.5 billion mobile phone subscriptions in emerging markets, and worldwide mobile subscribers are expected to reach eight billion by the end of 2016, led by rapid mobile adoption in China and India. Portio Research indicates that by 2016 Africa and Middle East will overtake Europe as the second […]

Save
What firms need to understand about HR technology
www.timsackett.com

Hundreds of companies displayed HR technology at SHRM this year, but many professionals attending the conference didn’t understand what HR technology is capable of, Tim Sackett writes. Contrary to vendors’ claims, technology does not make HR easier, more effective or less expensive, Sackett writes.

Save
What It Takes to Be a Boss Every Employee Loves
www.entrepreneur.com

Letting employees know you’re invested in them makes a huge difference in their attitude. Here are four easy ways to build morale in the office.

Save
The Myth of the Cool Office
www.theatlanticwire.com

Don’t be fooled by the perks at all those Silicon Valley (and Alley) offices — it’s all just part of a subtle plot to control office culture. Let’s take a look, by way of a couple recent trend stories and startup proclamations, at how the so-called “escalation of perks” keeps employees in line all over the tech world […]

Save
5 Monster Management Lessons From Pixar
www.fastcocreate.com

First-time Pixar feature director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae learned from the best–that company’s founder John Lasseter–and applied what they gleaned to the years-long process of making Monsters University.

Save
Consider letting employees own stock
www.usatoday.com

To reward employees who help make a business successful, consider employee stock-ownership plans or employee stock-purchase plans, Steve Strauss writes. “Studies show that employees who have a financial stake in the business are more conscientious, harder working and happier,” he writes.

Save
Does your organization need a LeBron James?
www.tlnt.com

BThe impact of Miami Heat superstar LeBron James on his team demonstrates that not all new hires and job openings should factor equally in your talent strategy, John Sullivan writes. Certain “hires are so impactful that they may improve your employer brand overnight, as well as injecting tremendous energy and new ideas into your organization,” […]

Save
4 Rules to Better Onboarding
www.hiredaily.com

Good employees can be hard to come by, and when you find that perfect candidate you want to make sure they are as happy finding you as you are finding them. There have been many an interviewer who has experienced their fair share of frustration in trying to achieve a smooth employee onboarding experience once […]

Save
Employee Morale at Apple Sucks Right Now
blogs.barrons.com

Morale at Apple is tanking thanks to a falling stock price. Are the rats running to Valley employers like Google, HP, Twitter and Facebook?

Save
9 Signs You’re In Out-Of-Office Hell
www.fastcompany.com

The summer is in full swing and everybody’s going on vacation. Too bad their out of office messages are so awful.

Save