Reasons to Conduct Pay Audits

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Nov 24, 2020 11:57 AM

Many human resource professionals contribute to formulating pay structures, or systems that assess the value and corresponding pay of each employee or job position. Pay becomes a measure of the contribution made by an employee to his or her place of work. If a female employee receives less pay than her male counterpart, is the company inferring she is contributing less? Does the female employee view the situation this way?

Regular equal pay audits are useful tools for identifying pay gaps. Employers choose the parameters for these audits, like collecting pay data by gender.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Daniel Aldrich

Posted by Katie Sica on Nov 13, 2020 12:29 PM

Daniel Aldrich is a professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University, where he’s also Co-Director of the Center for Resilience Studies. Aldrich specializes in disaster recovery, Japanese politics, nuclear power, and NIMBY politics. He has a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. Skye Learning was thrilled to feature Aldrich’s expert commentary in its online course HR in Times of Crisis.

Formerly, Aldrich has taught at Purdue University, the University of Tokyo, and Tulane University. He has published five books, including Building Resilience and Black Wave, has authored more than 55 peer-reviewed articles, and has written op-eds for media outlets like The New York Times, CNN, and HuffPost.

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Corporate Governance

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Oct 16, 2020 9:53 AM

Corporate governance is the way by which businesses are directed and controlled.

For the most part, by law and tradition, the board of directors (representing the shareholders of the company) is tasked with ensuring the business is properly and honestly managed. Board members, the CEO, and managing partners have a fiduciary duty to protect the interest of shareholders.

Several board committees (the audit committee and the compensation committee) are generally involved in oversight of some of the most significant governance issues: whether the enterprise complies with accounting and ethical standards, and whether its leaders are being properly compensated and provided financial incentives for improving performance.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Linda Farr

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 2, 2020 2:06 PM

This week, Skye Learning is featuring Linda Farr, an accomplished human resources leader who provides strategic and tactical consulting to SMBs, through Farr HR Solutions, Inc.,  in the biotech/pharma, medical device, and technology industries. She has consulted with employees across the globe, including Hong Kong, Germany, and Denmark. Previously, she was Vice President of Human Resources, North America at Straumann USA.

What’s more, Farr has an MBA from Western Michigan University, has earned her SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, and is a board member for the Greater Merrimack Valley HR Association. Skye Learning was thrilled to feature her expert commentary in our HR Hot Topic courseware, including HR Hot Topic: Flexible Work Arrangements.

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SME Spotlight: Keisha O’Marde - HR Hot Topics Courses

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 28, 2020 11:52 AM

This week, Skye Learning is once again featuring Keisha O’Marde, Head of Human Resources at Symmons Industries. O’Marde has earned her SHRM-CP® and PHR™ certifications and has an M.A. in workforce development and training. She has also worked domestically and internationally for organizations ranging from small start-ups to mature and global companies.

Skye is thrilled to include O’Marde in our HR Hot Topics courses, developed in partnership with HRCI. These courses cover a range of buzzworthy HR topics, such as employee well-being, marijuana policies, and diversity and inclusion.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Ann Gleason

Posted by Katie Sica on Jul 10, 2020 11:37 AM

 

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Ann Gleason, an experienced human resources leader who is featured in Skye’s HR Management courseware.

 

Gleason is the Region Head of US & PR Benefits and Global Mobility at Iron Mountain in Boston, MA, where she has worked for nearly 22 years. In her career, she has specialized in benefits, compensation, relocation, employee relations, and recruiting. She has a B.S. in Merchandising & Marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Andrea Davenport

Posted by Katie Sica on May 22, 2020 12:49 PM

Andrea Davenport is Human Resource Director for Avedis Zildjian Company, a musical cymbal company and the oldest family-run business in America. Previously, she was Human Resource Manager for Dunkin’ Brands and Director of Human Resources for Ninety Nine Restaurants.

Skye Learning was thrilled to include Davenport in the PHR® Exam Prep Course and in Introduction to Supervision. In addition to her professional background, Davenport has an MS in HR and has earned the PHR® and SHRM-CP certifications.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Keisha O’Marde

Posted by Katie Sica on Jan 10, 2020 9:56 AM

Keisha O’Marde is Head of Human Resources at Symmons Industries. She has earned her SHRM-CP® and PHR certifications and has an M.A. in workforce development and training. She has also worked domestically and internationally for organizations ranging from small start-ups to mature and global companies.

With her many years of experience in HR and her PHR certification, O’Marde is an excellent contributor to Skye’s aPHR Exam Prep Course.

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10 Stress Management Tips

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Nov 19, 2019 9:52 AM

Stress can be a major factor in job-related illnesses and poor performance. When a high-stress situation arises or an employee appears to be at risk of stress-related illness, managers should be prepared to handle the issue with care and confidence. Employers can offer proactive and reactive stress management advice to their workers to help prevent small issues from growing into larger problems, and employees can also learn to manage their own stress by using several proven techniques. Check out our latest infographic for ten tips to help you manage stress.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Kadesh Simms

Posted by Katie Sica on Nov 8, 2019 10:11 AM

Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Kadesh Simms, a subject matter expert for Skye’s aPHR™ Exam Prep Course. Simms has an MBA in human resource management, the SHRM-SCP credential, and over ten years of experience working in HR, project management, education management, and urban education.

Simms is Associate Vice President of Human Resources at IvyGate International Education Group. Her HR department serves more than 50 employees in over 15 U.S. states. She also collaborates with IvyGate’s global headquarters in Beijing, China.

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