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How to Make Employee Engagement a Top Priority

The level at which a business can "engage" its employees is what determines its internal success. Yet, employee engagement has consistently averaged less than 33 percent over the past four years, according to a 2015 Gallup survey of more than 80,000 adults in the United States. ...




OT rule injunction: 5 things you may not (but should) know about it

Ever since a federal court judge in Texas issued an injunction, which froze the implementation of the DOL’s new overtime rule, info has come to light that employers — especially those who’ll wait to implement payroll changes until the smoke clears — need to know. ...




Lawsuit Alleging Hispanic Preference by Staffing Agency Proceeds

A class-action lawsuit alleging that an employment agency of unskilled laborers discriminated against black applicants in favor of Hispanic applicants may proceed despite timeliness questions, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently ruled. ...




En la Ciudad de México hay 500 mil personas con alguna discapacidad

El director general del Instituto para la Integración al Desarrollo de las Personas con Discapacidad de la Ciudad de México, Fidel Pérez de León, dijo que en la capital hay 500 mil personas discapacitadas, de los cuales 92 por ciento son mayores de 18 años de edad. ...




5 recruitment trends HR leaders are expecting in 2017

It’s never too early to start planning 2017's recruitment strategy. In the coming year, the competition for skilled talent will continue to heat up, a new wave of college grads will be seeking career opportunities, and recruiters will be tasked with connecting to more quality candidates using the best technology and social marketing efforts available. ...




Understand Culture, values to Reach, Keep Hispanic Workers

NEW ORLEANS—Companies that want to be an employer of choice for Hispanic workers need to understand the value this group places on family, their culture and their desire for self-improvement, according to Miguel Joey Aviles, founder and CEO of Virginia-based MJA International, a talent management consulting firm. ...




As tech industry grapples with diversity questions, Microsoft targets executives' pay

Microsoft Corp. has announced it will tie executive bonuses to workforce diversity goals as the tech industry continues to struggle to increase the number of women and minorities in the workplace.
 
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) instituted the new bonus rule after the company witnessed a decline in its number of female employees for the second consecutive year, down to 25. ...




Initiative to Hire Hispanics Produces Mixed Results

Following is the summary of a recent report by OPM on initiatives to increase the representation of Hispanics in the federal workplace, for many years the most under-represented demographic group when compared with the overall American workforce.
In compliance with Executive Order 13171, this report provides the most recent statistical data on Hispanic representation in the career Federal workforce. ...




Diversity in the Workplace

As you look around your office, is everyone just like you? Probably not. The demographics of the American workforce have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. In the 1950s, more than 60% of the American workforce consisted of white males. They were typically the sole breadwinners in the household, expected to retire by age 65 and spend their retirement years in leisure activities. ...




5 Ways to Foster a More Inclusive Culture

At Asana, we spend our days creating and sharing software that helps organizations manage projects and operate effectively across all arms of their businesses. In a nutshell, we empower workforces—including Uber, Pinterest, and our own team—to do great things together. ...