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Aligning Reality with the Ideal: Diversity Exec Working to Bridge Equity Gaps

Mon, 06/28/2021 - 04:05

When Ellen Bailey, Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, was growing up, she remembers her parents telling her, “You can be anything you want.” She took that to heart when she was a kid, but when she grew up and started looking at the statistics, she found out that “the...

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Employee, Spouse Blame Employer for COVID-19 Infection, but Lawsuit Fails

Mon, 06/28/2021 - 04:00

A federal court recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by an employee and his spouse attempting to hold his employer liable for both of them contracting COVID-19. The dismissal should bring comfort to employer anxiety over negligence lawsuits by employees and their family members seeking damages for possibly bringing a coronavirus infection home from...

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How to Return to Physical Workspaces if We Don’t Reach Herd Immunity

Mon, 06/28/2021 - 04:00

COVID-19 has pitted health and safety against the well-being of people and organizations. Keeping communities safe has meant sacrificing so much, and the pains of the past year have been twofold: Businesses have been forced to close or become remote, and workers’ emotional well-being has been at risk. Source: oxinoxi /...

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Can a 17-Year-Old Sign to Authorize a Background Check?

Mon, 06/28/2021 - 04:00

Background checks have become a fairly standard component of the hiring process. Most employers perform some form of background screening, though it varies in terms of how in-depth it is and what is covered. This can not only help the employer with decision-making but also ensure the employer uncovers potential issues. Source: Antonio...

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Recommendations for Employers Looking to Transition Employees Back to the Office

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 04:06

With the COVID-19 vaccine now widely available in the United States to those who are eligible, the percentage of Americans getting vaccinated is rising. This development is causing employers across the country to reflect on whether to call their employees who have been working remotely due to the pandemic back into the workplace. Many...

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Virginians Will Be Lighting Their Joints on July 1

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 04:02

Starting July 1, Virginia will be the first state in the southern United States to allow the use of recreational marijuana. That’s because on April 21, at the close of this year’s General Assembly session, Governor Ralph Northam signed a historic marijuana legalization bill allowing adults to possess small amounts of pot. Although the original...

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The Benefit of (Some) Turnover

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 04:00

Employers, given their preference, would love to keep most employees around indefinitely—to have their top performers spend their entire careers with the company. Not only would that tenure demonstrate dedication and commitment to the company, but it would also reduce the time, effort, and cost of recruiting and onboarding new staff and help...

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The Pandemic Has Taken a Toll on Manager Wellbeing

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 04:00

Managers have often seen themselves as dispassionate observers of their employees, implementers of systems and protocols, and enforcers of time management—all in the name of productivity and efficiency. This past year proved a major challenge to all those systems, ongoing work assignments, ways of working, and job roles as the pandemic brought...

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What is Skill Data?

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 04:06

Skill data, as the name implies, is any data point that is in reference to an individual’s skills and includes data that measures what someone can do. Some examples of skill data include: Individual skill listsSkill assessment resultsExperience detailsSkill proficiency levelsInformation on what skills people are learningCertifications or...

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Self-Improvement to Cult Initiation: How Not to Lead a Training Session

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 04:03

You would hope employers know the difference between a training session and a cult initiation ritual, but you may be surprised. A Panda Express took trust building exercises and loyalty tests too far during a four-day “self-improvement” session that started with beratement and ended with employees in their underwear. Source: Rawpixel.com...

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Employers Warned Not to Overreact to CDC’s Latest Mask Guidance

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 09:22

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can shed their masks in many settings, including indoors, no doubt came as welcome news to mask-weary workers, but employers are warned not to relax rules too quickly. Source: Antonio Rico / shutterstock For one thing, the...

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Synergy Between Personal and Professional Passions Drives Meaningful Change

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 04:05

Often, those who truly excel in their careers have strong synergy between their personal and professional lives. Shelly McNamara, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Procter & Gamble (P&G), is a great example. In addition to a career focused on HR, including diversity and inclusion (D&I), McNamara has leveraged her own experiences as...

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New Employer Benefits for the Post-COVID World

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 04:00

The pandemic’s sweeping impacts shifted how, when, and where millions of people work. Firms that previously did not allow remote working under any circumstances changed their tune and offered flexible working options. Source: garagestock / shutterstock As part of this broader change, companies also altered the benefits they offered to new...

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What to Do When Hiring Someone Without an Address

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 04:00

Have you ever hired someone who does not have a physical address? How did you handle the situation? What questions did it raise? How did you answer them? Source: Sarita Sutthisakari / shutterstock Reasons a New Employee May Not Have a Home Address There are several reasons a jobseeker may not have a current home address. Here are a few...

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Employer’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy Update

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 04:00

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance has confirmed employers may require a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment and/or to return to the workplace. Employers that choose to do so, however, need to be careful about how they implement the vaccine requirements. Source: M-Foto / shutterstock Who Will Administer...

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A Post-Pandemic Shift in Work/Life Balance

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 04:00

Before March 2020, many HR professionals and hiring managers said a wide range of jobs simply couldn’t be performed off-site. Today, many of these same people are taking back their words. Source: Khakimullin Aleksandr / Shutterstock The pandemic has taught us that a wide range of jobs actually can be performed remotely, opening up new...

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3 Tricks to Writing an Effective Job Description

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 04:00

If you’re trying to fill an open job position, chances are you know what that position is. But just because you know the job title doesn’t mean you have a firm grasp on the day-to-day duties of a role. Furthermore, when you look at the list of things the new employee will be expected to do, does it make the role seem enticing or dull? Does it...

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Creative Virtual Meeting Ideas

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 04:00

After more than 12 months of staring at computer screens that look like the opening credits of The Brady Bunch, employees and their managers are becoming understandably weary of the online meeting experience. Recognizing this, many meeting planners are finding creative and engaging ways to make these meetings more meaningful and less fraught with...

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Unexpected Healthcare Utilization Outcomes During a Pandemic (and What They Mean for Employers)

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 04:00

Now that we’re more than 1 year removed from the outbreak of COVID-19, researchers are uncovering what healthcare utilization looks like amid a global pandemic. Did the influx of patients who contracted the virus put a greater burden on the healthcare system, driving up costs? Did the sudden drop in preventive care visits and elective care...

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Important Points to Know When Recruiting 2021 Graduates

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:00

Today’s graduates, whether in high school, university, or college settings, are entering the workforce at a time when nothing is certain and everything, including when and where they will work, is in flux. Monster recently surveyed recent and future graduates to better understand their feelings about entering the 2021 labor market, and it...

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