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Do’s and Don’ts of Female Retention and Advancement

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 04:00

Research shows women are graduating from college and professional programs in roughly equal numbers to men—in fact, their graduation rates in many fields are outpacing their male counterparts’. And yet, when we look at the upper echelons of leadership, men greatly outnumber women. Many businesses are concerned by these trends and have...

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An Employer’s Guide to CARES Act Relief

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 04:00

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020, to assist employers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is chock-full of provisions that impact employers, including the rollout of robust unemployment compensation benefits, payroll tax credits and deferral, and various forms of economic...

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Lying and Hiring: It’s More Common Than You Think

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 04:00

The candidate-driven market put jobseekers in the drivers’ seat. They controlled who they wanted to work for, and in many cases, employers were fighting with their competition to land the right fit for the role. Even in a candidate-driven market, however, jobseekers were still lying on their résumés. Need proof? We’ve got some: here, here,...

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COVID-19: How to Mitigate Compliance Risk Amid a Crisis

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 04:00

Around the world, governments and regulators have recognized the need to unburden businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, relaxing certain rules and expectations in recognition of the unprecedented challenges businesses and their workforces now face. This should not be taken as free reign to ignore the law or engage in unethical conduct....

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Latest DOL Guidance Stresses Federal Help for Unemployment Programs

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 09:57

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to issue guidance related to the various actions the government has taken intended to ease the blow COVID-19 has struck against the nation’s workforce. Among the actions taken by the federal government is assistance to states as they implement the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...

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The Evolving Role of HR and Finance in Supporting Digital Transformation

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 04:00

With 2020 marking the beginning of a new decade, the relentless drive of digital transformation has now coalesced with the new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, creating an unprecedented time for businesses and consumers alike. While company leaders are focused on employee communications and trying to execute business continuity plans, many of...

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EEOC Consent Decree Serves to Remind Employers to Reevaluate Screening Practices

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 04:00

Dollar General is the latest employer to settle with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over its use of criminal history information in the hiring process. The consent decree memorializing the settlement requires the company to pay $6 million to aggrieved applicants and prohibits it from considering criminal history when hiring...

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Helping Employees Stay Well During COVID-19

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 04:00

These are stressful times for everyone, and in a work environment where mental illness was already a rising concern for many organizations, the COVID-19 crisis is creating new concerns. Employees are anxious not only about their health and the health of their loved ones but also about the economy, child care, and their job security. […] The...

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Training Employees to Effectively Work from Home

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 04:00

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced three-quarters of U.S. states to issue stay-at-home orders, impacting nearly 300 million Americans, as of early April. While many states have certain exemptions that allow “essential” businesses to stay up and running, thousands of companies across the country have shifted the majority of their staffs to...

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Ask the Expert: Recruiting Document Retention

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 04:00

Q. How long should we retain recruitment records such as job applications and interview notes for candidates who aren’t hired? A. Generally speaking, all pre-employment documents must be retained for 3 years following an employee’s termination. Therefore, pre-employment documents (e.g., job descriptions, applications/resumes, interview...

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Hiring in Times of Uncertainty

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:02

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in March 2020 rose for the first time in years, signaling the end of the candidate-driven market and a turning point in the recruiting world. While many organizations are putting employees on furlough or conducting outright layoffs, that doesn’t accurately reflect every industry....

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Coaching Meets Coronavirus: How to Support Employees During a Crisis

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:01

In a crisis, our attention tends to shift from the most common, everyday concern of needing approval to the more basic needs of security and control (water, food, shelter, etc.). In this coronavirus pandemic, good managers are asking themselves similar questions: What basic things do my employees need to survive a difficult work situation? What...

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Maintaining Engagement with Remote Workers

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:00

Obviously, we are not currently in the best of times. The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 has led to local, state, and national shutdowns; quarantines; and “shelter-in-place” orders around the world. The post Maintaining Engagement with Remote Workers appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

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Online Security in the Age of Increased Remote Workers

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:00

As diagnosed cases of the coronavirus increase globally, “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” have entered the common lexicon—and earned hashtag status in the United States. Many companies are doing their part to support government directives by encouraging employees to work from home. Remote work is a commendable response to...

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Developing a Never-Too-Late-to-Apologize Culture

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:00

In HR circles, we talk a lot about the accountability each employee has with his or her interactions and interpersonal relationships. We talk about the individual ownership each person has. We talk about responsibility for culture in the workplace. Part of that accountability and responsibility involves owning the typically unintentional hurt or...

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New Jersey DCR Releases COVID-19 FAQs

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:00

Last month, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) released a guidance addressing frequently asked questions regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Specifically, the DCR focused on protections and obligations under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). Protections in Employment The NJLAD prohibits discrimination and...

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HR Professional Shares Expert Tips for Building an HR Team

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 04:01

Whatever the current circumstances may be, recruiting will always have challenges. Those include making sure the person you are interviewing will work out; making room for nerves; and, of course, knowing when to hire for skills and when to hire someone you will help grow. I recently spoke with an HR professional who, like many, […] The post...

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Communication Tips for Remote Work During COVID-19

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 04:00

If your workplace has been forced to go remote due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, you may be wondering how to communicate business changes with your workforce. Praveen Kanyadi, Cofounder and VP of Products at SpotCues, explains how managers must help employees communicate better during this period of isolation to ensure work maintains a steady...

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Arizona Training Program Illustrates Appreciation for T&D

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 04:00

Companies worldwide spend huge sums of money on training and developing employees. In the United States alone, companies spent over $83 billion on employee training in 2019. Employee training has numerous benefits for companies, which include: Greater productivity Reduced safety, legal, and regulatory risks Greater customer satisfaction Greater...

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Will High Engagement Levels Persist Post-Coronavirus?

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 04:00

Right before the coronavirus really took hold in the United States, there was some very encouraging research conducted by Gallup, which uncovered record-high employee engagement. Employers have been addressing this problem for quite a while now, and it appears they were finally making some headway. These findings offer an interesting snapshot of...

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