Our most popular HR blog posts of 2016, part III
It’s time for the third installment of myHR Blog‘s countdown to 2017. We are ringing out the year by sharing our most popular HR blog posts of the last 12 months. Last week, we covered the topics of medical marijuana, the state of the DOL’s overtime rule changes and LGBT laws and regulations in the workplace. (If you missed it, you can read it here.) This week, we cover three of the hottest topics from last spring.
Please enjoy part three of our “Best in Show”, as selected by the myHR Partner team.
myHR Partner and our president, Tina Hamilton, PHR, were back in the news in July with a great interview in a Fast Company Magazine online article entitled “These Six Companies Are Tackling The Summer Slump In Unique Ways” by writer Stephanie Vozza.
The article profiled six companies from all across the country that have found creative and effective ways to reduce the traditional dip in employee productivity that so many organizations deal with during the summer months.
Our summer did anything but slump, as myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton, PHR, was bestowed the prestigious Philadelphia Brava Award from SmartCEO Magazine. The awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders. The selection of honorees is done by an independent committee of local business leaders and is based on company growth, community impact and mentoring.
The magazine describes recipients of this award as women who “combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community, and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth.”
SEPTEMBER: Will a new bill to prohibit asking about salary history hurt companies and job candidates?
In a foreshadowing of legislation that passed in Philadelphia just last week, a bill was introduced to Congress in mid September that is meant to combat pay inequality facing women and minorities. SHRM Online reported that the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 (H.R. 6030) would allow the U.S. Department of Labor to assess huge fines against employers who violate the law by asking questions about an applicant’s salary history. Prospective and current employees would also be able to file private lawsuits against employers who violated this legislation, receiving up to $10,000 in damages, plus attorney fees.
That’s not chump change.
And, although we already shared it last week, we’d like to leave you with our new print ad. It is simply too awesome not to