NLRB disapproves of class-action waivers | Hiring managers share favorite interview answers | Is HR a victim of its "best practices"?
August 18, 2017
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NLRB disapproves of class-action waivers
The National Labor Relations Board told the Supreme Court in a brief that employees can bring class-action cases even if they've signed arbitration agreements that include class-action waivers. The NLRB says the waivers violate the right to protected concerted activity spelled out in the National Labor Relations Act -- a position at odds with the Justice Department's view.
Society for Human Resource Management online (8/18) 
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Five Eye-Opening HR Stats Infographic
Employee recognition matters. If you're looking to set the groundwork for success, check out this infographic with five revealing HR stats that prove the value of employee recognition and exactly what benefits your company can expect to receive. Access the Infographic
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Recruiting & Retention
Hiring managers share favorite interview answers
Hiring managers share favorite interview answers
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Ana Recio of Salesforce says she was impressed when a job candidate, when asked what would be the toughest challenge in the role, answered, "Containing my excitement." Jamie Hichens of Glassdoor notes one of the best responses she has heard during an interview: "I want to run toward a new opportunity, not run away from my current one."
Glassdoor (8/16) 
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Leadership & Development
Benefits & Compensation
Startup's plan to make health care cheaper, better seems to be working
Health care startup Aledade, which has brought in $75 million from investors, aims to give patients better care, make that care less expensive and protect the role of the primary care doctor. The 3-year-old company appears to be succeeding in reducing wasteful spending.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (8/16) 
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The HR Leader
Adding innovation to company culture
CSAA Insurance Group made innovation part of its culture by incorporating the term into its values statement, breaking out various forms of innovation and providing innovation training to employees, writes Soren Kaplan. After the training sessions, managers work with their teams to implement staff-generated ideas.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (8/15) 
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Workplace Chatter
Adopt these habits to be happier each day
You can improve your energy levels and encourage positive emotions simply by drinking more water and getting plenty of sleep each night, writes Deep Patel. Other ways to increase your happiness include teaching others new skills and using positive words regularly.
Entrepreneur online (8/16) 
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