War for Talent, FLSA Training Ordered, and More

Value of Candidate Personality & Skills Outweigh Experience, Hiring Managers Say

A recent Inc. article outlined the shift hiring managers and talent specialists have made from evaluating a candidate’s prior role experience to instead evaluating core skills and personality traits. Inc. says the three most important skills and characteristics all new hires should have include exceptional communication and problem solving skills, as well as fundamental leadership qualities, including the ability to “take ownership of issues” and to “understand personal limitations”.

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OperationsInc CEO David Lewis on WHDT: Judge Blocks Overtime Pay for 4 Million Workers

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Survey Says 34% of Employers Struggle to Compete for Talent

A recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 34 percent of employers struggle to complete for talent. Bloomberg BNA reports that 19 percent of those businesses surveyed have altered their benefits packages in the past 12 months to attract and retain employees. While ramping up benefit offerings is a great means to attract and retain teams, Bloomberg BNA cautions that many employees are unaware of the benefits offered to them, and advises employers to be sure to communicate all aspects of benefit packages to their staff, and to offer benefits that are actually of interest to their employees.

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Life Time Fitness to Pay More Than $970k in Employee Back Wages & Damages, Undergo FLSA Training

Minnesota-based Life Time Fitness has been ordered to pay more than 15,000 of its employees back wages and damages totaling more than $970,000. CBS reports that the fitness giant will also have to provide “formal training on FLSA requirements” to “general managers who hire, oversee, manage, and develop employment and pay practices at locations nationwide”.

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Expedited Overtime Appeal Requested by DOL

In an effort to move forward with the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions, the Department of Labor (DOL) has filed a motion to “fast track” their appeal of the November 22nd Texas court decision that delayed the implementation of the new overtime laws.

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EEOC Released Guidance on Mental Health Conditions

This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance outlining workplace rights for individuals with mental health conditions, including a description of protections from workplace harassment and employment discrimination. Employers should familiarize themselves with these new guidance outlines to ensure compliance.

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How Millennials Can Successfully Navigate Company Culture During the Holidays – Forbes

11 Things You Should Never Say to Your Coworkers at the Office Holiday Party – Business Insider

How to Survive Your Office Holiday Party – SHRM

A Practical To-Do List That Will Finally Make Training Seminars Worth Your Time – Fast Company

Bring On the Overtime Rule Headaches – Industry Week

As Heard on Bloomberg Radio: November Jobs Report, The Hiring Process, and More – Bloomberg Radio

Walmart Won’t Roll Back Raises – Payscale

As Heard on KGO: CEO Spotlight – Will Millennials Land a Job During the Holiday Season? – KGO 810AM

Survey: Half of Retailers to Honor Suspended Overtime Rules – The Stamford Advocate

Health Care Limbo: Post-election Teamsters’ Take on Insurance is a Window on Greater Issue – Vegas Inc.

Can Millennials Land a Job During the Holidays? – Forbes

FLSA Overtime Rule: After Injunction, What’s Next? – HR Dive

Judge Blocks Overtime Pay for 4 Million Workers – WHDT World News

Campaign to Give Workers Paid Sick Leave Gains Momentum – Associated Press

Connecticut Small Businesses: What Have You Done for Us Lately – WNPR

Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work – MSNBC’s Your Business

As Open Enrollment Arrives for Health Insurance, Connecticut Rates All Over the Map – The Advocate

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