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Digital Learning a Critical Tool in Ongoing Pandemic

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:00

Learning and development experts have advised implementing at least some digital learning as part of any organization’s training strategy for quite some time. The pandemic has shown that many organizations have not taken that advice seriously, as many scrambled to find training solutions that work in a remote workplace. I recently spoke to an...

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Recruiting Strategist Says D&I Starts with the Job Ad

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:00

The Black Lives Matter movement has swept the nation once again in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and this time, change will occur and it starts with your workplace. It’s no secret that the younger generations expect to work in a diverse organization, as they themselves are the most diverse generation this country has […] The post...

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Is Work from Home Here to Stay?

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:00

One of the most visible and tangible COVID-19 business impacts for many employees is the complete shift to working from home. According to survey results published by Willis Towers Watson on May 21, 2020, roughly three-quarters of employers adjusted their workplaces in response to COVID-19 and reported that 53% of their full-time employees are now...

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5 Trade Secret Protection Risks to Consider During a Pandemic

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:00

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, companies have changed their core business operations and instituted new practices and procedures in the blink of an eye. The changes, perhaps unknowingly, have created risks that could jeopardize the protection of valuable trade secrets. A trade secret, as defined by the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), is...

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Training as a Retention Tool

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 03:59

Precoronavirus, employers were pulling out all the stops to attract and retain top talent, because when it comes to talent retention, it’s no longer just about salaries and bonuses, flexible schedules, and abundant paid time off (PTO). Today’s employees value personal growth and development and the potential for career advancement as top-tier...

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings, Surgical Masks, Respirators

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:00

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, employers have struggled to understand the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) position on cloth face coverings and surgical masks, specifically whether the agency requires or recommends their use and whether they constitute personal protective equipment (PPE). Although the issues may seem...

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Handling the Pandemic Was Challenging Enough Even with a Crisis Plan

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:00

It’s not hard to imagine how challenging things were for those that didn’t have a plan in place. Either way, HR had a lot of evolving and problem-solving to do. I recently spoke to one HR individual whose organization actually had a specific pandemic crisis plan in place. Meet Becky Garroch, VP of HR at […] The post Handling the Pandemic...

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Majority of Female Millennials Want Access to Mentors, Coaching to Reduce Stress

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:00

Millennials are no longer “taking over”; the majority of this generation is already in the workplace, and they’re here to stay. As Millennials get older, having meaningful learning opportunities to help improve their careers will make or break any employer trying to retain this talent pool. According to new survey findings from digital...

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New Louisiana Law Grants Retroactive COVID-19 Liability Protection to Businesses

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:00

As businesses attempt to navigate the post-COVID-19 landscape, one issue of concern is the possibility of claims for alleged exposure to the contagion being filed by both customers and employees. The concerns have been complicated by the often conflicting guidance or requirements placed on businesses by local, state, and federal governments or...

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3 Back-End Metrics to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Contingent Workforce Program

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:00

Fill and bill rates are two examples of surface-level metrics that usually get looked at to signify a successful vendor-manager union. But when looking at a contingent workforce program, it's necessary to dig a little deeper. Back-end metrics can help provide that perspective. The post 3 Back-End Metrics to Measure the Effectiveness of Your...

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Reopening at All Costs?

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:00

Financial pressure is mounting for organizations to open back up, expand service, and bring their employees back to the workplace. But how do employers feel about reopening before the pandemic is under control? What steps are they taking to ensure their employees and customers alike are safe? These are the questions OperationsInc, an HR consulting...

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How to Successfully Reintroduce Employees to the Workplace Following the Pandemic

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:00

Given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, Human Resources professionals and recruiters may be left wondering how to reintroduce employees to the workplace once the dust has settled. This can seem like a challenging endeavor, given the upheaval and generalized anxiety caused by the global crisis. At the end of the day, leadership is...

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EEOC: You Can’t Require Employees to Undergo Antibody Testing

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:00

Earlier in June, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance concerning the use of COVID-19 antibody testing. Relying on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) interim guidelines, the EEOC affirmatively stated employers cannot require COVID-19 antibody testing before permitting employees to reenter the...

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Employer Branding Strategies for the COVID Era

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:00

The employer brand is an essential component of your recruiting and talent acquisition process. A company’s brand helps define the type of culture that’s in place and showcases what it’s like to work there. A strong brand is vital for attracting top talent, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, is branding as important as it […] The post...

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A New Way to Think About Procrastination

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:59

Procrastination: We’ve all been guilty of it—some of us certainly more than others. Whether we blame it on competing priorities, the complexity of the task, or simply the aversion to the work itself, we’ve all put off getting started on or completing a project or task. Sometimes, we procrastinate by working on other, less daunting...

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Understanding the Unemployed: COVID-19’s Impact on the Workforce

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:00

By now, your company or organization is making efforts to bring workers back on the job as states and cities lift stay-at-home orders and start phasing in the “relaunch” of the American economy. Many experts have said that workers are fearful of coming back due to safety concerns over contracting the coronavirus, while others say […] The...

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Have You Asked Your Employees to Do More with Less?

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:00

If you have asked your employee to do more with less, you are not alone. As organizations laid off and furloughed workers, they also struggled to keep revenue streams open. That meant doing as much work as possible with as few resources as possible. Recent research shows that the effect on employees has been stacking […] The post Have You...

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Taking a Leap into Data Literacy

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:00

In a world that is increasingly powered by data, the ability to access, interpret, and glean insights from those data is critical. Unfortunately, that ability is scarce among workers around the world, and the data gap is widening, according to research from Accenture and Qlik. The research—The Human Impact of Data Literacy—was conducted on...

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Leadership: The Importance of Transparency in the Workplace

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:00

In any organization, there is information that should not or cannot be shared liberally. It could be information about private personnel matters, sensitive financial data, or trade secret information, for example. In other instances, there might be information that isn’t necessarily sensitive for any of these reasons, but companies might just...

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Guidance for Employers Responding to Racial Unrest

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:00

The global response to George Floyd’s tragic and shocking death and other recent acts of injustice (including those involving Ahmaud Arbery, Christian Cooper, Breonna Taylor, and Nina Pop, among others) and the ensuing protests and riots amid the COVID-19 economic crisis have affected businesses directly or indirectly. As the current events...

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