Posts by jspuhler

Time on the Clock: Understanding New Overtime Rules

In May, the Obama Administration announced a long-expected update to federal overtime regulations.  Sending ripples throughout the workforce, the rule revisions have a broad impact on how work is performed—and who is doing it. The final rule  was announced following a public comment period between July and September, 2015.  During that time, more than 270,000…

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The Difference Between “Top” & the “Right” Talent

A tight talent pool presses human resource managers and recruiters to fill positions created by vacancies and skills gaps.  Is there a difference between “top” talent and the “right” talent for your company? As former recruiters, we understand the need for speed and structure during the hiring cycle. Our recruiting and staffing software is designed…

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Emotional Intelligence: Humans & Machines?

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Emotional Intelligence: Differentiator for Humans & Machines? How can humans adapt to make the best use of machines—and remain employed? We talked earlier about the future of work and the likelihood that automation and algorithms may sharply reduce the job pool of the future. The use of automation in human capital management allows HR the opportunity…

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Human Games:  Can We Beat the Bots?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are reshaping the workplace and the economy.  Can humans successfully compete? As the worldview envisioned by futurists and science fiction writers in the 1950’s and 60’s takes shape, a global economy still shaken by the Great Recession is riding the rails straight into what some call the “Second Machine Age”…

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Hottest Thing Going—Summer Fridays

When the temperature rises, productivity goes down.  Summer Fridays are a hot entry for companies looking for new engagement opportunities. There was a time when companies carefully tracked holiday and vacation time.  Today, while back office software products can do just that, smart human resource managers are looking at how to use time to improve…

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