Archive for Posts Tagged ‘Human Resources’

In Depth: The Future of Work Part 1 | TX Employee Benefits Advisors
Jul

2

2020

In Depth: The Future of Work Part 1 | TX Employee Benefits Advisors

The hardest thing about the future of work is defining the concept. The chief reason has to do with change. It’s constant with new technologies coming online at an increasing pace and changing the way people complete their work. If the data is to be believed, what HR knows about work is quickly disappearing. Korn Ferry predicts by 2030 a global human talent shortage of more than…

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Data Drop: The Latest Workforce Surveys for HR Professionals to Read | Texas Benefits Team
Jun

3

2020

Data Drop: The Latest Workforce Surveys for HR Professionals to Read | Texas Benefits Team

It’s an interesting time for the workforce as big changes are in store for everyone across the spectrum of the professional landscape. Every industry has been impacted COVID-19 and the continuous evolution of the situation, the economy and the workplace means that data and our understanding of all these things is shifting with it. More reliable than the data itself sometimes is people thirst for…

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Remote Work Challenges for HR | TX Employee Benefits Advisors
Mar

23

2020

Remote Work Challenges for HR | TX Employee Benefits Advisors

It’s been said the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has created the largest remote work experiment ever devised.  In fact, there are many recently documented cases where companies have asked at least some of their employees to work from home.  Three of those companies are Amazon, Twitter and Microsoft. Remote work, of course, is not something new.  In the past, remote work has been largely reserved…

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International Hiring Strategy | Houston Employee Benefits Agents
Jan

15

2020

International Hiring Strategy | Houston Employee Benefits Agents

In today’s business world, there is more pressure than ever to maintain a high rate of growth and reach new revenue goals. And growth usually means hiring. The work of HR is an important part of that work, especially where fast-growing companies are concerned. There are many reasons why going beyond borders and hiring talent internationally can help a company reach its objectives. Why International…

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What Diversity Looks Like in the Workplace | Houston Employee Benefits Group
Nov

13

2019

What Diversity Looks Like in the Workplace | Houston Employee Benefits Group

Diversity isn’t just a moral issue.  There is a business case that can be made for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  From recruitment to mentoring, human resources has a main role in the strategy. Defining Diversity What is diversity?  That’s a two pronged answer.  There is inherent diversity.  It involves traits a person is born with… gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation for instance.  Then there…

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AI in HR | Houston Benefits Advisors
Oct

2

2019

AI in HR | Houston Benefits Advisors

Artificial intelligence is pushing humans and machines closer together.  It’s exciting!  AI’s influences are being felt across the HR space… being used to automate business processes, enhance efficiency, and reduce bias among other things.  In fact, McKinsey’s latest forecast of AI’s impact on the global economy is that it will generate $13 trillion in economic activity across the globe by 2030. But, there is room…

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10 Tips to Excellent Company Culture | TX Benefits Advisors
Aug

28

2019

10 Tips to Excellent Company Culture | TX Benefits Advisors

When it comes to culture, companies have to walk the walk and talk the talk. HR professionals have all been there.  A potential new employee comes in for an interview.  Company representatives question the prospect and then ask if the candidate has any questions.  With surety, the first question uttered will be about the company’s culture.  The response has to be real and backed-up with…

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Top 5 Learning Metrics to Watch | Texas Benefits Team
Aug

14

2019

Top 5 Learning Metrics to Watch | Texas Benefits Team

How much job training equates to time wasted:  About 20%, according to one LinkedIn study.  That’s the percentage of learners who never apply their training to their job.  That same study says 67% of learners apply the lessons learned, but in the end, revert to previous habits.  Another study found 45% of training content is never applied. For HR professionals designing or monitoring the Return…

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Ask the Experts: Overtime and Paid Time Off | Houston Employee Benefits Advisors
Jul

17

2019

Ask the Experts: Overtime and Paid Time Off | Houston Employee Benefits Advisors

Question: Should we include holidays, PTO, vacation, or other leave taken during the workweek in calculating overtime premium pay under FLSA rules? Answer: No. Because holiday, PTO, and vacation hours are not actually hours worked they do not count towards overtime pay. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employer who requires or permits an employee to work overtime is generally required to pay…

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