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The HR I.Q. Test: June ’18

06/01/2018
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Tax stats show contingent workforce has exploded

05/29/2018
W-2 wage statements, issued to employees, have declined slightly since 2000, but the number of 1099s has increased dramatically.

Artificial intelligence amps up HR effectiveness

05/29/2018
Could a robot do your job? Probably not, says futurist and HR consultant Josh Bersin. But software that uses artificial intelligence to facilitate decision-making will probably soon affect how you do your work.

Was that a lack of training or common sense?

05/24/2018
Employees discharged for unprofessional conduct sometimes try to blame their problems on a lack of training. They argue that they had no way of knowing that their transgressions were inappropriate. That won’t work if common sense would have told a reasonable person that their conduct was wrong.

Don’t be the cause of bottlenecks

05/23/2018
Communication bottlenecks can bring your team’s progress to a screeching halt. Make sure that you aren’t responsible for slowing things down because of poor communication habits. Follow these tips.

Snapshot: Employees who thought their onboarding process was great

05/22/2018
Few employees rave about their first day on the job, first time meeting their coworkers and their first opportunities to share their talents.

By the numbers: Women in the U.S. workforce

05/17/2018
As women continue to speak out for equality in the workplace, employers that align compensation systems and their organizational cultures to support working mothers will attract top talent.

DOL efforts seek to train for skilled trades

05/17/2018
From digital tool and die makers to semiconductor technicians to old-school trades such as plumbers and electricians, people who know how to work with their hands as well as their heads are in short supply.

Did Starbucks fail at communicating policy?

05/17/2018
It’s likely that the Starbucks incidents reveal some form of discriminatory animus on the part of individual employees. But from a management and HR perspective, there is another layer.

Dress for success—even if standards have relaxed

05/15/2018
Climbing the corporate ladder still requires the right look, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests.