It’s no secret that social media has become part of most peoples’ daily routines in the last few years. With over 2.3 billion people worldwide engaged on at least one platform, and 69% of adults in the U.S. using Facebook, the odds are good that many people employed by your company use social media at some point in the day. In fact, depending on your industry, they may even be engaging on social media as part of their work.
After a protracted debate (and after over 15 years since the last update in pay requirements) the Department of Labor released its updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in September 2019. The new rule— which will go into effect on January 1, 2020— increases the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions, clarifies the role of bonuses, and raises the pay level required for the “highly compensated employees” exemption.
With Thanksgiving coming up later this week, the holiday season is in full swing. In offices around the country, this time of year comes with a mixed bag of personal and professional obligations, including holiday parties and end-of-year deadlines. With so much going on, it can be tough to stay aware of HR news. But not to worry: we’ve got you covered! Read on to see what’s happening in the world of work this month.
Many modern employers are focused on improving employee engagement metrics, and for good reason: high engagement is associated with greater productivity and higher morale. But when it comes to employee engagement, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. There’s a fine line between highly-engaged employees and those who are at risk of burning out.
Elementary school teachers and parents of young children have long been known to use sticker charts to incentivize positive behavior. They’re onto something that managers and employers should take note of: to increase morale and productivity, a little recognition goes a long way.