US high court: Firms can use arbitration to avoid class actions | Rewards programs are falling short, study says | Sports and being a boss have much in common
May 22, 2018
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US high court: Firms can use arbitration to avoid class actions
Companies can harness arbitration agreements to prevent employees from pursuing class actions in labor disputes, the US Supreme Court has ruled. The court's more conservative justices accounted for the majority in the 5-4 decision.
USA Today (5/21),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (5/21) 
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Recruiting & Retention
Rewards programs are falling short, study says
Many company rewards programs fail to impress employees, a Bersin by Deloitte study says. Successful programs align rewards with business goals and should consider offering flexible work schedules and lower health care premiums, HR leaders say.
Human Resource Executive (5/21) 
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Leadership & Development
Strategies for Success from
Tips for controlling emotional reactions, building connections
Managing emotional responses in social interactions, including online situations, is key to effective collaboration, writes Bill Benjamin of the Institute for Health and Human Potential. Benjamin offers tips for responding in tense situations, including maintaining positive assumptions about other people and judging others' intentions as you would your own.
Training magazine (5/17) 
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Benefits & Compensation
Workers are ready to take vacations
Workers are ready to take vacations
A 10% year-over-year increase in Google searches for "vacation" during April shows workers are comfortable enough financially to take time away from work, DataTrek Research co-founder Nicholas Colas says. The trend also indicates workers have enough job security to be comfortable taking vacations, Colas says.
CNBC (5/20) 
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The HR Leader
How to help employees with mental health
Support mental health in the workplace by talking about it openly, setting policies to protect and accommodate employees and offering wellness programs, writes Michelle Jackson of Unum. "While technology and our always-on culture make it hard to disconnect, encourage employees to set device-off times so they can fully recharge before the next day," Jackson writes.
Workforce online (5/18) 
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The basis of insincerity is the idealized image we hold of ourselves and wish to impose on others.
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