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Paid Family Leave Updates for 2018 for New York

Happy New Year! If you're a parent to be in 2018 and work in New York, you're probably extra merry as new parental leave legislation now guarantees you paid leave to bond with your soon-to-be bundle of joy. On Jan. 1, 2018, the New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits Law went into effect, requiring employers to provide paid family leave to eligible employees. To be eligible, an employee must: work at least...

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3 Tips to Deal With Gender Bias During Interviews

When you interview for a job, you assume the hiring company will select the best candidate for the position. This could mean a combination of factors like skill set, education, work ethic, and cultural fit. What it shouldn't include is your gender. But unfortunately there often is a gender bias during interviews, and it's a bias held by both females and males. A study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of...

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HR in 2018: These 5 Factors Will Change the Way You Work

There is a lot to look forward to for human resources in 2018. In an agile industry that seems to change faster with each passing year, 2018 brings many new opportunities to refine your skills and strengthen your results. Here are five factors that we are most excited about: 1. Ongoing Performance Management Annual performance evaluations aren't going away, but the trend of ongoing evaluation is growing at organizations big...

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Labor Revolution: The Future of Work in 2018 and Beyond

Whether you're a professional fresh out of college or at an age where you're closer to retirement, it's difficult to ignore the shifts happening in the U.S. employment marketplace. It's no secret that the days of working for the same company for three or four decades are over, but the changes for 2018 and beyond are so much more than that. The way people work is evolving, and some argue...

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4 Surprisingly Simple Steps for Staying Healthy at a Sedentary Job

You work a typical 8-5 job and spend most of your days typing away on a computer while sitting at your desk. You know you sit for long periods, but you also try to visit the gym several times a week to stay active. You figure working out helps make up for the sedentary work you do. The problem is, your figuring is all wrong. New research shows that spending your days...

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A New Year, a Fresh Start: Looking to the Future to Grow Your Career Now

The new year marks a time of hope for many people. It's a time to look for positive change in numerous aspects of life. For your career, the future may be full of possibilities. And considering just how much the job market changes, your next step might be something that a few years back seemed entirely impossible. Think about how much has changed in the job market landscape over the...

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Expert Guidelines for Using References

If you're a job hunter, a reference from a former boss can be invaluable. If this person points out your strengths and passions to a hiring manager, his or her referral can seal the deal. But what happens if this person never picks up the phone? These reference guidelines increase your chances of making your references more responsive. If a former supervisor has offered to be a reference, that's a...

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