Startup of the Month: Humaxa
A new model for employee-satisfaction surveys
Humaxa uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help employers boost productivity and satisfaction among their workforce.
Expanding Service Through Crisis
USI Insurance Services
USI Insurance Services is tackling the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic head-on as CEO Mike Sicard created STEER — Steer Through Epidemic and Economic Recovery — for clients. “We started publishing FAQs, pandemic checklists and claim-reporting guidelines the first week in March.
Why Every Company Needs a Chief Fun Officer
When it comes to the competition for talent and building great teams with engaged workforces, those organizations that provide an environment in which employees are able to have some fun are likely to have the last laugh.
Private Companies Should Prepare for a Possible U.S.-Iran Cyber War
Iran and other nations have waged a stealth cyberwar against the United States for at least the past decade, largely targeting not the government itself but, rather, critical infrastructure companies. This threat to the private sector will get much worse before it gets better and businesses need to be prepared to deal with it.
Dilemma of the Month: Are Perks and Benefits Negotiable With Salary?
There’s always someone in the office counting the number of vacation days each person takes, which makes extra paid vacation days a tricky thing to offer.
Growth in Data Breaches Shows Need for Government Regulations
Data breaches continue to grow in size, frequency and intensity. Company responses are typically inadequate, so now it’s time for government regulators to step in.
Why Saying “OK Boomer” in the Workplace Is Considered Age Discrimination
It may seem unfair, but age discrimination laws protect those who feel offended by the phrase “OK boomer” while giving those who make jokes about millennials a legal free pass. At least for now.
Dilemma of the Month: Using a Coworker’s Salary as Leverage
The National Labor Relations Act protects your right to discuss working conditions with your coworkers, and that includes salaries.
Dilemma of the Month: Employees Taking on New Work for Extra Pay
“Can full-time, permanent employees do freelance work for our California-based company if that work falls outside their job description?”
California Lawmakers Pass Assembly Bill 5. Now What Happens?
Doctors, real estate agents and hairdressers can keep their independent contractor status — but not truckers, commercial janitors, nail salon workers, physical therapists and “gig economy” workers.