Posts byNoah Mahrer

Study Reveals A Lapse in Employee Knowledge on Manager Misconduct Reporting

A 2014 study on manager misconduct conducted by online hr software research site Software Advice in December reveals that over one third of employees either don’t have or don’t know the proper process for filing a complaint against their boss.The report also shows that sixty-eight percent of employees would express discomfort if faced with filing a formal complaint. The research
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Analytics Firm Sentinel Distinguished for Disruptive Introduction of Intellinote

Each year, Constellation Research hosts the SuperNova Awards, which acknowledges industry leaders who have overcome adversity by becoming early adopters of disruptive technology. One finalist selected for the “Future of Work” category is Sentinel Applied Analytics (SAA), a Washington D.C.-based firm specialized in extracting value from imperfect data in order to help “banks identify money
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Spidergap: Humanizing 360-Degree Feedback

As big data has become ubiquitous across all industries in the past decade, it seems that there are more tools than ever to analyze employee performance. However, as any decent manager will tell you, employees are unlikely to change their behavior based on pie charts and line graphs alone. To make a true impact on
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Craig Bryant and Kin HR: The Flashlight For Small Businesses

There are plenty of well developed and robust HR software tools on the market, but those worth paying attention to will always make the employee experience a priority. KinHR is an online platform launched in July 2013 that makes onboarding, time-off management, and dealing with employee contracts hassle-free by getting rid of spreadsheets and email
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Should E-Cigarettes Be Banned from the Workplace?

Traditional Cigarette and nicotine use has declined in the U.S. workforce over the past several decades, but the popularity of E-cigarettes–battery-powered devices which use an atomizer to vaporize nicotine-infused liquid–has been on the rise for several years. Unlike conventional tobacco products, very little is known about the long-term health risks associated with electronic cigarettes and
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Virgin Pulse: “What’s Good For Employees is Good for Business”

Virgin Pulse recently published a white paper available for free download titled “Breathing Life Into Wellness: How a Total Quality of life Approach Improves Productivity, Engagement, & Healthy Outcomes.” The white paper was written by Fran Melmed, the founder of Context Communication Counseling. “What is good for your employees is good for your business” proclaims
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The Best Companies For Work-Life Balance of 2014

This era of digital marketing and the “money never sleeps” mentality adopted by many managers and industry executives have caused many employees to feel that they have lost control over their personal lives. Certain industries may thrive on employees working to their fullest capacity, but many individuals may find themselves burnt out after only several
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Tips For Dealing With Entitled Employees

Last month, Ethics Coach and founder of Strategic Opportunities Group Gael O’Brien wrote an opinion piece for Entrepreneur.com discussing the frustrations involved with entitled employees. “A sense of entitlement is blind to culture,” says O’Brien. “People who are preoccupied with their own self-interest find ways to rationalize that they should get everything they want
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Boosting Employee Engagement in 2014

The employer/employee relationship has been transformed significantly over the past several years. An increase in competition for top talent acquisition, stressful work environments and constant interconnectedness have blurred the line between work life and home life, all of which present challenging opportunities for employers to strengthen employee engagement and workplace relationships. A study done earlier
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Likeability In The Workplace As A Path To Success

The relationship era of marketing and and management has shifted importance away from competence and toward workplace likeability. Likeable individuals have a better chance at being hired, an easier time getting help from others, and are given more opportunities for advancement. A 2005 study carried out by Harvard Business School’s Tiziana Casciaro and Duke University’s
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Speed Hiring: How To Acquire The Best Candidates

As a result of today’s digital telecommunication methods, outreach between job-seekers and hiring managers is more immediate than ever before, allowing for a much faster hiring process. While this expedited communication offers advantages to both staffing departments and job candidates, speed hiring has become a necessary, and often difficult to implement, technique used by recruiters
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How HR Can Innovate Through Intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurship occurs when employees at established firms are given the opportunity to work with one another to develop new ventures or increase workplace efficiency and profitability. A set of short profiles published by EY.com delves into the intrapreneurial methods and successes of 3M, Owens Corning, and Google’s “Innovaton Time Off,” a program dedicated to sponsoring
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Opinion: Companies Should Not be Able to Refuse Work to Smokers

Bans and regulations of tobacco use in the United States have long raised questions regarding personal freedom and the overall public good. One debate that has gained increasing attention over the last several years is whether companies should be able to fire or not hire employees due to their personal smoking habits. This issue reexamines
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myPitch: Sell Yourself in 30 Seconds or Less

No longer will job-seekers have to hire public speaking coaches or read dozens of self-help books in order to boost their confidence and make themselves more comfortable in interviews. Now, there’s an app for that. myPitch is an application developed for iOS and Android devices that helps job-seekers, business owners and college graduates express themselves
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Opinion: Managers Shouldn’t be Expected to Bridge Generation Gaps

Since older employees have begun to retire later in their careers, managers of today’s workforce face the new challenge of supervising workers from four or five different generations. Simultaneously appeasing and understanding multiple generations is not an easy task, and many managers simply are not equipped to tackle the challenge– nor should they be expected
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Women Own Social Media: What It Means for Companies and Professional Networking Services

An Infographic study published by Entrepreneur.com earlier this month revealed that women are far more active than men on almost every major social media site. The study, based on reports by Pew Research and Burst Media, shows that women make up a larger demographic on social media, are more likely to connect multiple times per
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Generation Z: How We Can Set Ourselves Up For a Golden Age of Entrepreneurship

As new millennials,  move into the job market (or back into their parents’ basements) and those on the tailend begin to find themselves in top management positions, industry leaders are focusing their gaze on Generation Z. Referring to those born from the mid 1990s through today, Gen Z is still too young to be given
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Wagepoint and the Future of Bitcoin Payroll

Wagepoint, a Toronto-based online payroll start-up, offers employers a simple, digitized way to pay their employees. Wagepoint gives workers more freedom in choosing the way in which they are compensated for their work. “We wanted to build a product that companies could not live without,” said Shrad Rao, Wagepoint’s CEO. Along with his co-founder Ryan
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