HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Job Candidates are "Cheating" with ChatGPT and It's Fabulous

Why not use every tool available?

HR/Benefits MINDA ZETLIN

Is This the Real Reason Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft Are Having Layoffs?

Are 51,000 people losing their jobs because their employers want to shift the balance of power?

HR/Benefits MARCEL SCHWANTES

11 Worst Examples of Office Jargon And What You Should Say Instead

Time to replace office jargon that are not only outdated – they're annoying.

HR/Benefits KELLY MAIN

The Brilliant Reason Google Doesn't Require Cover Letters

What a cover letter really says about an applicant's candidacy.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Maternity Leave Is Not 'Sitting Around on Your Ass'

While you might feel angry that you have to pick up the slack while your co-worker is out on maternity leave, it's a bad idea to tell them.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

The 10 Most Terrible LinkedIn Posts of 2022

LinkedIn is supposed to be about networking. Sometimes, it goes off the rails.

HR/Benefits NICK HOBSON

Google's Plan to Lay Off 10,000 'Poor Performing' Employees Is Based on a Big Lie

Can performance reviews really do the trick?

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

5 Holiday Party Disasters that Could Have Been Prevented

There's just one weird trick that will keep your holiday party fun and in control.

HR/Benefits JESSICA STILLMAN

Microsoft Hired 50,000 People During the Pandemic. Here's the No. 1 Lesson CEO Satya Nadella Learned About Remote Onboarding

Integrating new members into a remote team? Microsoft's CEO says one factor matters most for successful remote onboarding.

HR/Benefits MINDA ZETLIN

Need to Fire Someone? Here's the Most Important Thing You Must Get Right

There's one thing the employee is sure to remember about your conversation.

HR/Benefits ALISON DAVIS

Make This Change to Dramatically Improve Employee Communication

You don't need fancy technology. Or a complicated program. Just do this.

HR/Benefits ERIK SHERMAN

You Might Be Boring Your Employees and Killing Your Business

Engaged and interested people do better work. Why make it harder for them?

HR/Benefits KELLY MAIN

Amazon's New Employee Benefit Is Oddly Genius. It's a Master Class in How to Keep Entry-Level Staff Happy

It's not about increasing salary or offering gimmicky perks.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Why You Secretly Love Dress Codes

Spaghetti straps and bare feet? Is that what you want in your office and on your airplane?

HR/Benefits MINDA ZETLIN

TikTok Star Goes Viral Asking Strangers About Their Salaries. (Here's Why That's a Good Thing)

Hannah Williams' Salary Transparent Street has more than 15 million likes.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Shopify Does Something No Business Should Ever Do: Fire via Email

Layoffs are part of business, but that doesn't mean you can treat them casually.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

The Truth Behind 'No One Wants to Work Anymore'

Is it just that Gen Z is lazy? Well, great-great grandpa said that in 1894 too, so it's probably not a new phenomenon.

HR/Benefits JESSICA STILLMAN

A VC Firm Created More Than 50 Free Guides to All Aspects of Startup HR

It's Christmas in July for founders looking for free expert advice on hiring and managing talent.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Why You Should Let Your Employees Take Three-Week Vacations

American vacation culture is terrible and people are burning out.

HR/Benefits MARCEL SCHWANTES

3 Strategies for Supporting Family Caregivers at Work

More than 6 million people who were not working in March 2022 said it was because they were caring for someone else.

HR/Benefits ENTREPRENEURS' ORGANIZATION

3 Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Top Talent

As the hiring crisis drags on, it's time to consider what business owners might be doing wrong – and make it right.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

The Candidate Walked Out: Why You Need Salary Ranges Upfront

Candidates are bolder now and you better be prepared.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Why DoorDash Asks for Sexual Orientation on Applications

You can't report on what you don't know.

HR/Benefits MANDY GILBERT

5 Non-Financial Employee Perks That Make a Difference

Can't afford to give your all-star employees raises and bonuses? Here's why benefits directed at company culture can have an impact on morale and retention.

HR/Benefits ROXANNE PETRAEUS

How to Protect Your Company From Layoff Misconduct

In times of stress, employees feel pressured to bend the rules. Here's how to protect them--and your business.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Elon Musk's 40 Hours in Office Requirement Is Brilliant

Will he lose some employees? Of course. Is the right thing? Yes.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

The NLRB Attacks Activision's Social Media Policy

Activision has had a lot of negative press, but this seems to go too far.

HR/Benefits CAREY SMITH

Why Stock Options Aren't Actually Beneficial to Employees (and What to Offer Instead)

Startups get enamored of stock options and neglect their risks for employees. There's a better choice.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

No Degree, No Job? Why You Need to End This Requirement

This ridiculous rule reduces your applicant pool and deprives your business of great employees.

HR/Benefits JASON ATEN

In 1 Sentence, Microsoft's CEO Just Explained How to Attract and Keep Top Talent. It's the Best I've Seen Yet

Microsoft is giving employees the ultimate form of appreciation--a bigger paycheck.

HR/Benefits MARCEL SCHWANTES

79 Percent of Employees Want Greater Pay Transparency, New Research Shows

A new study reveals pay transparency is a point of differentiation for job seekers and younger generations.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

If Your Employees Are Working In the Office, You Should Be There, Too

You're most likely not supporting or leading your in-person team as effectively from home.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

A Company Yanked a Job Offer Because of ADHD Meds. The EEOC Sued

Prescription medication needs a pass--almost always.

HR/Benefits DONNEBRA MCCLENDON

Want Engaged Employees? Invest in their Financial Wellness

More than half of employees say they'd be attracted to a company that cares about financial wellness versus their current employer, research shows.

HR/Benefits REBECCA DECZYNSKI

Should Mother's Day Be a Company Holiday? According to Kendra Scott, Absolutely

For the first time, this year, the eponymous jewelry brand is giving its employees paid time off the day after Mother's Day. Its founder is urging other companies to follow suit.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

We Only Hire Gen Z! Oops, Sorry, It Was a Joke

Tommy Flaim tried to be funny by saying he only hired young adults, but now claims it was just a joke.

HR/Benefits MELISSA ANGELL

Workplace Distractions Abound as Employees Return to the Office. Don't Break the 'Headphone Rule'

It doesn't hurt to remind employees of in-office etiquette.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Leaked Documents: Amazon to Ban "Slave," "Living Wage," and "Unfair"

Leaked documents obtained by The Intercept show Amazon on legally shaky grounds.

HR/Benefits MELISSA ANGELL

The Latest Benefit Companies Hope Will Attract Top Talent? Civic Engagement Days

This benefit goes beyond giving workers time off to vote.

HR/Benefits CASSIE WHITLOCK

How You Can Fulfill Your Employees' Expectations of Returning to the Office

You have big decisions to make today as you prepare for how people will want to work tomorrow.

HR/Benefits HOWARD TULLMAN

Let the Newbies Know the Truth

Too many youngsters are entering the workforce with delusions of their own grandeur. It is vitally important that they're checked into reality before you hire them.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

If Chris Rock and Will Smith Were Your Employees: What HR Thinks

I asked HR managers how they would react. Their answers will help you make similar decisions.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Applebees Exec: High Gas Prices Mean We Can Pay Lower Wages

When your employees struggle financially, you probably shouldn't celebrate it.

HR/Benefits KIRSTEN HOCHBERG

The Single Most Important Technique You Can Use to Retain Employees

Yes, people leave managers, not companies. But they tend to stay if managers ask the right questions.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Discrimination in Hiring Is Always Bad. But It Might Not Always Be Illegal

Hey you, y'all, yinz, you guys, you can you refuse to hire someone for their accent. But it's a slippery slope.

HR/Benefits SARAH RICE

Why Offices Really Do Matter

And why, if your company is experiencing push-back, you have a culture problem.

HR/Benefits MARCEL SCHWANTES

70 Percent of Employees Are Saying 'No Thanks' to a Promotion. Here's What They Want Instead

Workers have redefined what success means in the remote and hybrid work era.

HR/Benefits ALISON GREEN

My New Employee Argues When He's Wrong

And three other tricky workplace dilemmas.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

72 Percent of Workers Regret Resigning--and It's Not Their Fault

Leaving your old job for your new dream job can be a nightmare because employers lie.

HR/Benefits ALISON GREEN

My Employee Only Does Well After I Warn Her About Her Work

And three other tricky workplace dilemmas.

HR/Benefits ALISON GREEN

I Get Angry When Employees Make Mistakes

Reacting to mistakes harshly is a mistake in itself.

HR/Benefits MARCEL SCHWANTES

New Report: What Employees Have Said They Both Want and Need, Backed by Research

A new study uncovers how employers can best attract and retain workers as labor shortages continue into 2022.

HR/Benefits PHILLIP KANE

What the Latest Data Tells Us About the Great Resignation

People are looking for leaders who provide meaningful work.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

Why You Should Consider Paying Candidates to Interview

Paul Taylor, Executive Director of Food Share in Toronto pays candidates. You might want to follow his lead.

HR/Benefits MELISSA ANGELL

Smart Businesses Are Paying Attention to Antiwork Forums

Workers have been ranting on Reddit about how poorly their jobs treat them. Rather than dismiss them as complainers, some employers and managers are trying to figure out how to improve job satisfaction.

HR/Benefits ALISON GREEN

My Employee Keeps Pretending To Quit

And three other tricky workplace dilemmas.

HR/Benefits ALISON GREEN

My Employee Takes Out Her Stress On Colleagues

My conversations with her haven't helped. What's next?

HR/Benefits JIM SCHLECKSER

External Shock Is a Reason for Turnover

There are things you can do to help keep your team intact.

HR/Benefits MINDA ZETLIN

Here's the Problem With Hybrid Work, According to Real-Estate Startup Zillow

'Hybrid represents an old-school way of thinking,' says Zillow VP Meghan Reibstein.

HR/Benefits ALISON GREEN

What Great Bosses Say in Response to 'I'm Sorry' From a Late Employee

And three other tricky workplace dilemmas.

HR/Benefits JESSICA STILLMAN

Could the Solution to The Great Resignation Be as Simple as Gratitude? A New Study Suggests Yes

Beyond fair pay and a healthy culture, the magic ingredient for keeping your people could be a simple thank you.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

A Trip To Disney World Proves It: You Can't Fix Burnout with Perks

Parents, desperate to get every drop of fun out of their dollars, tried the perk method. It fails.

HR/Benefits REBECCA DECZYNSKI

Better Pay Is Great for Retention. But What if Quarterly (or Even Annual) Salary Reviews Are a Nonstarter?

The labor crunch has prompted some businesses to make biannual or even quarterly pay reviews, while others are leaning on more on bonuses to keep employees from looking elsewhere.

HR/Benefits BRIT MORSE

4 Ways to Encourage Employees to Return to the Office

Make sure to lead with empathy during a time of tension, such as asking people to come back to work.

HR/Benefits SUZANNE LUCAS

A Court Says United Airline's Unpaid Leave Policy for Religious Objectors Does 'Irreparable Harm'

The airline didn't fire its unvaccinated workers with religious objections; it put them on unpaid leave. The Fifth Circuit says that may not fly.

HR/Benefits ALISON GREEN

My Team Keeps Coming To Work Hungover

A manager wonders how to intervene with a team of heavy partiers.


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