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Family Medical Leave Guidelines for Expectant Parents

FMLA Employee Benefit Basics for Pregnant and Adoptive Parents


Just discovered that you or your significant other are expecting a baby or adopting a child soon? Congratulations! You are about to enter parenthood -- one of the most exciting phases of any adult’s life. ...




Is It The Employer's Responsibility To Encourage Wellness In The Workplace?

In 2014, Lauren Ash launched Black Girl In Om (BGIO), a wellness community for women of color supported via pop-up events, a podcast, an online publication, weekly newsletters and a dedicated social media following. Originally started as a localized set of meditation and yoga classes in Chicago led by Ash, BGIO has grown exponentially in just a short period of time. ...




Diversity Through Literature

By 2050 the Census Bureau estimates that the US will be more racially and ethnically diverse than at any other time, becoming a majority-minority nation for the first time during this period.
Therefore, It is absolutely essential that our educational resources reflect the changing makeup of our classrooms to ensure that students feel welcomed and supported in an inclusive and diverse environment. ...




Healthy diet for office workers

Office workers tend to have a variety of dietary problems, including overweight and poor eating habits. Here are more diet tips for office workers to inspire better health.
Office workers tend to have a variety of dietary problems, including overweight and poor eating habits. Here are more diet tips for office workers (also read "Diet tips for office workers") to inspire you to do something about your diet and health. ...




Handling Misconduct Allegations Against the C-Suite: How HR Can Prepare Ahead of Time

CHICAGO—When high-level executives are accused of harassing others in their company, it can be tricky for HR to know how to handle the accusation—but it can help to plan ahead and choose the right type of investigator, two employment experts said Tuesday at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition. ...




Unhappiness at work may lead to ill health

Millennials, take heed: Job dissatisfaction in your 20s or 30s can undermine your health by mid-life, new research suggests.
 
Routine sleep trouble
 
But really rewarding work may pay health dividends.
 
"Those who are, on average, very satisfied versus satisfied tend to have better health in their 40s," said study lead author Jonathan Dirlam. ...




Handling the tricky questions in FMLA intermittent leave

It’s a given: Intermittent FMLA leave is a giant thorn in the side of HR people everywhere. But not all intermittent leave requests are equal. Here’s a look at some of the most common scenarios, and how to handle them.
 
The FMLA allows employers some flexibility in granting different kinds of intermittent leave. ...




7 Traits to Turn Good Managers Into Great Managers

At my core I believe that great managers have one job: to get the very best out of the people they manage. While that premise sounds simple, the execution is hard.
 
Throughout my career I have had the fortune of learning from and working alongside some great managers. ...




7 Traits of Supremely Productive Employees

High-performing employees are worth their weight in gold.
 

High-performing employees’ have outstanding skills that distinguish them from their mediocre colleagues in the workplace. With a willingness to go above and beyond what is written in their job description, high performers keep the work flowing smoothly. ...




You may be seeing your co-workers through ‘coffee goggles’

Heed the warning of your co-worker’s “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee” mug.
Drinking coffee before having a conversation with someone helps you focus and feel better about the person you’re talking to, according to a new study.
“We see coffee being served in many meetings but found very little research on how coffee might affect group dynamics,” Vasa Unnava, an author on the study, told psypost. ...