DOL Finalizes Independent Contractor Rule, But More Change May Be on the Way

The announcement of a new final rule addressing when workers can legally be classified as independent contractors emphasizes the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) intent to bring clarity to the issue, but with a change in administration near, the future of the rule is up in the air. The final rule, announced January 6, is slated to

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How to Drive Business Innovation from Within HR on We’re Only Human

“Human resources is ripe for innovation right now. Innovation is definitely a place of great opportunity within human capital. We should be constantly looking out for how we can leverage what others have done in other areas and apply it to human resources functions.” Karin Wagner, Senior Director of Talent Transformation at UnitedHealth Group We’re Only

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Take A Fresh Look at Your Inner Circle

At the beginning of each year, I reflect on how best to set myself up for success over the coming months to achieve my personal and professional goals. Some things I think about are: Is my physical work environment supporting me? What can I do to make it more compatible with productivity? What daily habits

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Love the Way You Look on Zoom with Kim Foley

A strong Zoom presence isn’t just for superstars or pundits who appear on TV. Anyone who wants to communicate their ideas clearly in this now ubiquitous video format could benefit from a few Zoom tips and tricks. For expert advice, I brought in Kim Foley, author of “Virtual Meetings With Power and Presence: The Ultimate

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When MVPs become unmotivated employees: What’s the fix?

Inspiring unmotivated employees can be a challenge for managers. It can be an even bigger task – and more urgent – when one of your best contributors stops performing. If an employee your organization relies on to consistently deliver results, improve processes, delight customers or motivate others is suddenly flagging, it’s time to act. Intervening

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13 Questions You Should Ask to Understand Whether a Company Cares About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Let’s be candid here. If you ask a hiring manager (or any one of your interviewers) whether their company has diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) policies or procedures in place, you’re likely to receive a legalistic, by-the-books “Of course!” response.  Just because a company says something is true, that doesn’t mean it is in practice. So,

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Making Remote Internships Work: 4 Tips for Success

Consider two statements. First, no matter what happens in 2021, remote work is here to stay. Second, successful companies know that in order to build resilient, renewable talent pipelines, they need to have strong internship programs. Put those two truths together, and we find ourselves facing a clear challenge: Is it possible for remote internship programs

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