How to Become a Stuntman

If burning alive and leaping from speeding cars give you a thrill, your future might hold a career as a stuntman. Facing everything from rough street fights to brazen free falls, you must have more than just the courage to take risks. You must start with a healthy passion for the film industry, as well as good health. For most, a career in stunt work requires schooling and many years of hard work to establish a position of financial security. There is a hierarchy within the industry, and you mus

Do You Have a Diversity Recruiting Plan?

In 2014, McKinsey researched hundreds of global companies, and released a report on diversity in the workplace. Some of the facts they discovered about the current state were shocking. Not only is lack of corporate diversity a problem; the situation is actually getting worse. This is especially surprising given that diversity often leads to a higher level of employee engagement and an increase in financial returns. So what's causing this problem and how can you facilitate a plan today? The

It's too Late if it's on Glassdoor

When a negative review shows up on forums and sites like Glassdoor, the chance to be proactive is long past.  A poor review of your company can often be a kiss of death from a talent acquisition and brand perspective. Setting up a listening culture at your company can catch these potential issues very early, and nip them in the bud.  This is one of the bigger benefits of employee engagement. The typical way most companies try to solve for this is by administering annual employee satisfaction a

5 Reasons Why You Should Listen to Your Employees

Listening to employees, you might think, is a no-brainer. But, when you look deeper, you probably will be surprised at how little of listening happens in today’s workplace. In a recent poll of professional workers in the U.S. and Canada, a whopping 64% of the 675 workers polled, agreed that “leaders making decisions without seeking input,” was their biggest problem.  This is one of the largest problems companies face in the workplace. The following are five reasons why listening to your employe

Top Reasons Why You Should Engage With Your Millennial Employees

Millennials are the largest generation at work right now, and by 2018, they will make up 50% of the workforce. Fittingly called “Generation Y,” they are entrepreneurial, innovative, and ambitious.  Knowing their characteristics, and understanding the best business tactics to connect and engage with them, can only help maximize your chances of retaining them at your company.  The Millennial workforce is comprised of people who are willing to work hard to get to the top, and will do so through yo

What Are My Rights and Responsibilities if I am Injured in The Workplace?

When you are injured in the workplace, it is imperative that you know you’re rights and responsibilities.  As a Texas employee, being well informed will ensure you protect yourself both legally and physically.  These tenets are equally important, and should be handled accordingly.  The following is a brief overview of the Texas workers’ compensation system. If you are unsure about any of the above rights or responsibilities involving your claim, it is always best to consult your workplace injur

The HR Vision Conference - Tips on Leadership in a Changing World

“What does it mean to be a leader TODAY where change is constant?” ~Janet Wood, EVP Talent and Leadership for SAP The HR Vision Conference was recently held in Amsterdam on June 2nd and 3rd, and explored this exact notion.  The conference featured innovative talks, cutting edge ideas, and major strategic issues from senior people both inside and outside of HR.  Some major themes in HR were touched upon in regards to the changing world we live in and how leadership comes from understanding these

Lessons from The Future Talent Conference

“Not everything that can be counted, counts” – Albert Einstein The Future Talent Conference held April 29th focused on the needs of talent and how HR works with management to meet them. It was a great success. Held at the Royal Opera House in London, speakers touched on many key notes and challenges HR departments face in the changing landscape of new talent. More than 400 senior HR professional were in attendance, as various concepts regarding management, policies, emotions, and productivity w

Is Technology the Future of Human Resources?

The absence of innovation, breeds stagnation. In other words, if you don’t start the race with the other runners, you’re left at the start line. In order to meet the needs and demands of employees, HR must modernize their approach. This can be achieved through various avenues such as: understanding the influx of a diverse workforce, data analysis, and implementation.In order to comprehend the drive towards technology in HR, we need to know “why”? It’s no secret the recession has kept many potent

DOL Audit: A Proactive Approach to Preparing Group Health Plans

Labor laws are changing and businesses must change too.  Traditionally, the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration’s (EBSA) main audit focus was on retirement plans, like 401(k). However, with passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in conjunction with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) there is an active increase in group health plan audits. Many small to mid-market employers assume they fly