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The Society for Human Resource Management's daily HR tips.




Reigniting after Burnout

It can be hard to help employees out of a situation where they feel burned out when you are struggling with the same feelings yourself. Get tips on recharging everyone's batteries -- yours and those of your team members. Article: How to Help Your Team with Burnout When You're Burned Out Yourself Webcast: Burnout: Indicators and Remdies You can find and subscribe to SHRM's HR Tips on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out...


Making HR Data Meaningful

The average HR department is awash in unprecedented amounts of data generated by its core HR information and talent management systems. But despite that wealth of data, many departments remain knowledge-poor due to a fundamental shortcoming: an inability to combine and correlate different HR datasets in ways that create improved workforce insights. Article: How to Correlate Disparate HR Data for Improved Talent Decisions Webcast: Where HR Data Makes a Difference You can find and subscribe...


The Job Candidate Experience

Improving a job candidate's experience—especially at the preapplication stage—is the top talent acquisition goal employers plan to focus on in 2019, according to new research. And today's SHRM webcast looks at another way to supercharge your recruitment initiatives -- your benefits package. Links for today: Article: Improving Candidate Experience Is Top Recruiting Goal for 2019 Webcast: Win the Talent War with Data-Driven Plan Design and Employee-Focused Benefits Communications You can...


Weekly News Roundup

Here is your weekly news wrap up from SHRM's HR Tips. Cited in today's program: #MeToo Has ‘Significant Impact’ on Harassment Filings New Legislation Aims for More Stringent Anti-Harassment Protections Bipartisan Retirement Plan Bills Have a Shot at Passage Winners of the 2019 SHRM 'HRaiku' Contest You can find and subscribe to SHRM's HR Tips on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out to listen on your...


Millennials: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Managing millennials is now a bona fide strategy challenge for HR offices. In this program, you'll hear one writer's theory on a major problem with keeping millennials happy: They hate to wait in line -- whether it's for food or meaningful career advancement. Enter the psychology of waiting, which can provide tips for keeping younger employees happy as their career develops. Why Millennials Hate Waiting and What HR Can Do About It7 Tips for Helping Millennial Employees Navigate a Leave of...


Time to Address Flat Pay

We're back after a few days of hiatus. In today's program, Resources in today's program: Over the past three decades, productivity levels quickly climbed while wages remained relatively flat, according to research released today by the Society for Human Resource Management. We've got a look at the findings and a webcast that can help you strategize your compensation approach. Article: Companies Should Boost Pay as Workers Produce More, SHRM Research Shows Report: The Pay-Productivity Gap:...


This Week's Headlines

Time for our weekly roundup of the big stories from HR News. This week's developments included new a new ACA ruling, reintroduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act, possible changes in how overtime is calculated and the poetry of HR. Articles cited in this episode: Justice Department Says ACA Should Be Struck Down Federal Judge Blocks Expanded Access to Association Health Plans House Approves Paycheck Fairness Act SHRM Certification's Third Annual HR Haiku Contest You can find and...



Gamification is emerging as a valuable technique that can change behavior and incentivize higher productivity. But workplace gamifying succeeds only when the game is thoughtfully designed to create many winners. Resources in today's program: Webcast: Gamification in the Talent Acquisition Space Article: Be Careful: Gamification at Work Can Go Very Wrong Viewpoint: Is Gamification Good for HR? You can find and subscribe to SHRM's HR Tips on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher,...


A Tough Market for Recruiters

You may need to rethink how you engage with and evaluate candidates. In a new study, 74 percent of recruiters say they believe hiring will become more competitive this year. Two-thirds of respondents indicate their biggest challenge in hiring is the lack of skilled, high-quality candidates. Branding, guarding reputation and using new communication channels are just some of the ways to overcome challenges. Resources in today's program: Webcast: Talent Attraction for Small and Mid-Sized HR...


The Latest HR News

On Mondays, SHRM HR Tips takes a look at news in the world of HR. Here is what we are reporting on this time: Facebook to Make Sweeping Discrimination Reform Premium Processing Will Be Available for This Year's H1-B Visas SHRM CEO Taylor Outlines 2019 Public-Policy Initiatives In Reversal, IRS Won’t Bar Lump-Sum Payouts for Pensioners Survey: Half of HR Pros' Workplaces Experienced Violence SHRM Toolkit: Understanding Workplace Violence Prevention and Response You can find and...


New Overtime Rules: A Bonus Loophole?

Employers continue to plan for the impact of new overtime rules proposed by the Trump administration. One possible way around the new salary requirements: a greater reliance on nondiscretionary bonuses. Resources for this program: Article: Small Bonuses May Count Toward Determining Who Is Exempt Webcast: 2019 Compensation Best Practices You can find and subscribe to SHRM's HR Tips on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out...


HR Bracketology: Basketball Pools in the Workplace

It's NCAA tournament time again. Not only have bracket pools become a cultural phenomenon, they are also a workplace issue -- when your employees either spend time managing and playing in pools, or resenting you for not letting them. Resources for this program: Article: Managing March Madness Hoopla at Work Webcast: WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work We'll be here all week -- well, at least Monday through Thursday. You can find and subscribe to...


Workplace Automation

Technology is already transforming traditional HR functions such as hiring, training and benefits administration. This automation expands the potential of, and expectations for, HR analytics. Resources for this program: HR Magazine Article: HR Needs to Stay Ahead of Automation Webcast: Adopting the Digital Workplace: How Pilot Flying J Enables the Deskless Worker To configure this Alexa News Briefing, please visit and activate the “SHRM HR Tips” Alexa skill. On smart...


Saving on (and for) Health Care

Looking for ways to cut your company's health care costs? One way many experts suggest is encouraging employees to take advantage of health savings accounts. Shortcuts to today's resources: Workers with High Deductibles Curb Health Care Spending Webcast: Getting Your Employees Excited About Using Their HSAs This program is available Monday through Thursday. You can subscribe to SHRM's HR Tips on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Alexa, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to...


Update: Overtime Exemption Salary Threshold Announced

The Trump administration has proposed a hike in the minimum annual salary for the exemption from to $35,308 dollars per year from $23,660 dollars. This may be a good time to start thinking about looking at how your employees are classified and what happens if they become overtime-eligible. Resources Mentioned in This Program: Proposed Overtime Rule Covers More Workers Federal Overtime Rule Proposal Revives Debate on Fair Salary Cutoff HR News home page Webcast: Training for...


When New Staffers Earn More than Their Colleagues

Has this happened to you before: One of your team members leave. After struggling to find a good replacement, that worker comes onboard with a salary that's higher than those with similar duties who are already on staff? Compensation specialists have a term for that phenomenon: pay compression. Find the resources mentioned in today's program: Article: What to Do When New Workers Out-Earn Current Staff Webcast: Compensation Best Practices To configure this Alexa News Briefing, please...


Overtime Exemptions

The Department of Labor is expected to announce a new proposed salary threshold for the white-collar exemptions from overtime pay. But meeting the salary cutoff is just one requirement for classifying workers as exempt. You should also take the time to review workers' job duties to ensure they satisfy the applicable exemption's criteria. Read more about the resources mentioned in today's program: Don’t Forget to Review Duties Tests for Overtime ExemptionsWebcast: Compliance Training New...


Getting More Value Out of Your Health Care Benefits

Take a look at the resources mentioned in today's program: 15 Ways Employers Can Reduce Health Care Spending That Aren’t Cost-SharingUsing Humor to Make Benefits Communications More Engaging and EffectiveNew programs in the SHRM HR Tips series are available Monday through Thursday mornings. You can subscribe to SHRM's HR Tips on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out to listen on your desktop and to find more...


EEOC Settles Religious Beliefs Complaint

A recent settlement agreement between the United Parcel Service (UPS) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) serves as a reminder that accommodating job applicants' religious beliefs supersedes an organization's appearance policy in most cases, even when the job's role is public-facing. Webcast Inclusion 2.0: Going from Words to Shared Understanding to Action Article Applicants’ Religious Beliefs Must Be Considered To configure this Alexa News Briefing, please visit...