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4 Strategies to Ensure Compliance with Minimum Wage Laws

By understanding and adhering to these regulations, businesses can avoid costly penalties, enhance their reputation, and foster a more motivated workforce.
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Leveling the Paying Field: Pay Transparency for SMBs

Pay equity and pay transparency can be intimidating topics for HR teams at small businesses, but the benefits are big. Learn the importance of eliminating pay inequities and how it builds trust, accountability, and fairness within workplaces.
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Human Trafficking Is a Serious Problem. Here’s What HR Can Do About It. 

Laurie Ruettimann, in her insightful piece, underscores the significant role HR departments have in battling human trafficking, against the backdrop of Women's History Month.
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How to Create Safe Spaces for Difficult Conversations at Work

Conversations at work about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be accessible and equitable for all employees, regardless of their position — dismantling the barriers that prevent open dialogue and ensuring everyone feels empowered to speak up.
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Great Managers = Great Workplaces. But They Need Our Support.

The UKG Workforce Institute's latest global study, "Great Managers = Great Workplaces," provides invaluable insights into the pivotal role managers play in shaping productive and engaging work environments.
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An Employer’s Guide to Enhancing Financial Literacy for Employees

Learn how to build the perfect workplace training program designed to improve financial literacy for employees. 
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4 Actionable Strategies for Achieving Pay Equity

While pay discrimination has been illegal for 60-plus years, many employers still find it challenging to reconcile attributes like education, experience, and skillsets to create pay equity models. The fact is there are many strategies HR professionals can use to promote pay equity in their organizations. We’ll explore four of them.
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The European Union Artificial Intelligence Act: an AI Game Changer

Advanced AI technologies have enormous potential for refining workplace procedures and addressing complex projects. However, before HR professionals adopt these technologies, they must also anticipate upcoming regulations at multiple levels.
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Five Ways to Encourage Internal Mobility in Your Organization 

Advisory board member, Sharlyn Lauby, shines a light on the often-overlooked gold mine of talent within companies—their current employees. In response to the latest UKG Workforce Institute Weigh-In on how to mine your organization for internal talent she writes that promoting from within not only boosts the company's recruitment strategy but also lifts the spirits of its workforce. By advocating for a fresh approach to career development that embraces upward moves, sideways shifts, and even the occasional step back, The HR Bartender encourages organizations to openly discuss and support career growth opportunities from day one, thereby aligning individual aspirations with the company's success in a way that feels personal and purposeful.
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3 Ingredients for Successful Employee Retention Strategies

Looking beyond the traditional enticements of large salaries and extensive perks, the real magnet for top talent today involves cultivating a company atmosphere enriched with purpose, pride, and fun.
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To Celebrate Women's History Month, U Krewers Share Their Experiences at UKG

Get a glimpse into life at UKG as we celebrate Women's History Month through personal experiences and reflections shared by three inspiring U Krewers from the FIRE Up community, showcasing their journey, challenges, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. 
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Three AI Functionalities that Help Build Workplace Trust, Retention, and Satisfaction

With proper privacy and security, AI can positively impact workforce productivity and employee experience.
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UKG HR Megatrends and the Public Sector — A Roadmap for the Future

In his analysis of the post-pandemic public sector workforce, Bob Lavigna underscores the transformative shift in employee expectations for flexibility, voice, and well-being, against a backdrop of widespread vacancies and high turnover rates.
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8 Strategies for Navigating Office Politics and Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Explore what office politics entail, why they matter, and learn practical strategies for navigating them with finesse.
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From Exhausted to Fired Up: How to Prevent Employee Burnout

Follow these four steps to retain top talent, prevent employee burnout, and create an engaged and passionate workforce.
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Unlocking AI’s Potential in HCM and Workforce Management

Advisory board member Bob Clements sheds light on why companies are hesitating to embrace AI in areas like managing people and scheduling work, even though AI is everywhere in our personal lives. A mix of not really getting how AI works, wondering if it's really worth the hype, and not having clear rules on using AI at work are holding things back. To get past these roadblocks, Bob suggests taking baby steps with AI projects, asking for advice from those in the know, and trying things out bit by bit. This way, companies can start to feel more comfortable with AI and begin to see its real value in making work life better.
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What Does it Take to Create an Engaging and Empowering Work Environment?

Learn how to contribute to a supportive environment using modern communication tools while at the same time closing the gap between virtual and in-person work environments.
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How to Best Prepare for a Behavioral Interview: 4 Easy Steps

This interview technique is a way for interviewers to get to know you and how your experience matches with the job you are interviewing for.
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Talent Intelligence Platforms Use Deep Learning to Close Skills Gaps

From Advisory board member, Alex Levit, AI and deep learning are transforming HR by improving talent sourcing and hiring in tight labor markets. By analyzing vast data, these technologies identify transferable skills, enabling talent intelligence platforms to match potential candidates with job openings beyond traditional criteria. This focus on a candidate's potential rather than current skills allows companies to adapt more flexibly to future needs, revolutionizing hiring practices.
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9 Benefits of Meditation in the Workplace and How to Get Started

As the modern workplace looks to focus on culture, incorporating a practice that supports mindfulness, helps to relieve stress and anxiety, and boosts creativity is a natural fit.
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