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NLRB Strikes Blow Against Unionizing Faculty at Religious Colleges

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 11:47

A new decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that it has no jurisdiction over the faculty at a religious college represents another victory for antiunionization efforts of university faculty members. The NLRB ruled on June 10 in a case involving Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. The decision overrules the prior jurisdictional...

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Non-Nonsense HR for a No-Nonsense World

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 04:00

If a 3-year-old child can spot when someone’s being fake, why risk being fake to your workers? They’re just as likely to know when you’re not being genuine, and this fakeness has lasting repercussions on your organization. I recently spoke with one expert who shares her “secret sauce recipe” for clearing the corporate clutter in...

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Rooting Out Racism in the Workplace: Focusing on Hiring, Culture a Way to Start

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 04:00

When the video of George Floyd handcuffed on the ground with a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck went viral, public outrage included claims of systemic racism in many law enforcement agencies. Those claims didn’t start with Floyd’s death, and they don’t stop with police forces. Indeed, many employers are frequently accused...

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Can Paid Sick Leave Laws Help Prevent Another COVID-19-Like Pandemic?

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 04:00

Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, going to work sick was pretty common for many workers, especially those who live paycheck to paycheck. But now that COVID-19 has changed life as we know it, will this trend become a thing of the past? In response to the pandemic, the federal government implemented a paid sick leave […] The post Can Paid...

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Majority of Jobseekers Can’t Articulate Skill Sets

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 04:00

There’s a growing concern among recruiters looking to hire back newly unemployed workers: Candidates can’t articulate the skills they have amassed throughout their careers and it’s hurting their chances of being rehired. According to a LiveCareer survey, a majority of jobseekers can’t capture transferable skills on their résumés or...

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What Is Hazard Pay?

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 04:00

Hazard pay, as the name implies, is extra pay compensating for some form of danger or hazard employees face. Essentially, this extra pay serves as an incentive to knowingly take on these risks while on the job. It’s important to note that hazard pay is not regulated at the federal level for private employers/employees and […] The post What...

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Tending to the Emotional Life of the Workplace at a Time of High Stress

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 04:00

In the past, an employee’s mental health wasn’t any of his or her employer’s business. Now it is. In response to the fast-growing coronavirus epidemic and the mandate that almost everyone shelter in place and work from home, workers might suddenly feel trapped and isolated. The pandemic and the lifestyle changes resulting from the public...

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61% of Employers Have Applied for Federal COVID-19 Relief, Finds Survey

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 04:00

Over the last few months, employers across the country have taken a massive hit to their bottom lines in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the federal government stepped up and created new laws for struggling businesses, which will help these organizations make ends meet and keep workers safe. The most notable […] The post...

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Team-Focused Approach: Return to Operations Preparedness Considerations

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 04:00

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how companies think about the workplace and its role and requirements both in the short term as we return to work and in the future. To address organizations’ immediate and imminent needs during this constantly changing crisis, businesses must develop a holistic approach to help safeguard the health and safety...

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Back to Work After George Floyd: Are Workplaces Next Front Line of Race Relations?

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 04:00

As COVID-19 recovery brings even more employees back to work, many people may show up still emotionally charged from recent racial tragedies across the nation as well as the protests and riots that followed. All of which means you’re likely to see an increase in discussions about race relations on the job. Employers in ‘Unique […] The...

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Utilizing Recent Onboarding Feedback

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 04:00

Onboarding is a crucial part of the new hire process for any organization. Even seasoned industry experts can benefit from learning the rules, norms, culture, and processes of their new work home. A refresher on the industry trends most near and dear to the heart of the company can’t hurt either. But often, onboarding efforts […] The...

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Recruiting Red Flags

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 03:59

With unemployment so high, jobseekers are scrambling to get back into the workplace, but recruiters beware: These jobseekers are savvy and are on the lookout for red flags that may cause them to seek employment with your competition. In the candidate-driven market, jobseekers had the upper hand in choosing who they worked for causing employers...

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The Fear Is Back: One-Third of Workers Think Robots Will Steal Their Jobs

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 04:00

Technology can be seen as both a blessing and a curse. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, businesses and organizations were quick to implement work-from-home technologies to keep workers on the job and working safely. As the “new normal” of remote work and social distancing continues to dominate the headlines, it makes us wonder: Should we...

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WFH Skills Employers Hope Employees Bring Back to the Workplace

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 04:00

With companies across the nation (and around the world) suddenly experiencing a forced work-from-home (WFH) experiment, employees and their managers have been thrust into the unknown. Many have had to sharpen their skills on the fly. Some may have needed to tweak their presentation styles to accommodate a totally remote audience. Some needed to...

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Dismissal of U.S. WNT’s Unequal Pay Claims Provides Helpful Reminders

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 04:00

In March 2019, members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) filed a collective and class action lawsuit in federal court against the United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (USSF), asserting claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act (EPA). On May 1, 2020, a U.S. district […] The post Dismissal of...

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One Expert Suggests Everyone Will Have PTSD Because of the Pandemic

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 04:00

“I think that this pandemic has spread to the everyday life and the livelihood of every person on the planet and that every human being is going to come out of this pandemic with some sort of [post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)].” That is a quote from a recent interview I had with Ty Smith, Founder […] The post One Expert Suggests...

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Return-to-Workplace Prep—A Case Study Based on 900+ Companies

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 04:00

On a scale of 1–10, how confident are you with your company’s return-to-workplace (RTW) plan?  In mid-May, we surveyed 142 companies, and on average, scores were at a 5 out of 10, with a wide range between 0 and 8. This range is not surprising. Developing an RTW plan is an “adaptive challenge.” Companies haven’t […] The post...

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HBO’s Insecure Might Need to Compensate Issa’s Unpaid Intern

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 04:00

Due to the lack of televised sporting events in the United States, I have recently been reduced to catching up on shows that have been collecting dust in my various watch lists. One such show is HBO’s hit comedy Insecure, which follows Issa, an African-American woman, as she navigates the highs and lows of her professional and personal life, all...

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Family-Friendly Benefits vs. Work Perks: Which Will Win the War for Talent?

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 04:00

When Millennials entered the workforce, employers had to break the mold to get this generation of workers into their organizations. Trendy perks like nap pods and happy hours were touted as a way to stand out among employers looking to compete for the same talent. Now that we’re living in the COVID era, the benefits […] The post...

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Jobseeker and Hiring Trends in the COVID Era

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 04:00

We went from record-low unemployment numbers to record-high unemployment numbers in a matter of weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to this drastic change in the employment landscape, talent acquisition professionals should stay up to date on the latest trends in order to understand the “modern” jobseeker. In early May, the Bureau of...

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