Deep Dive

Industry insights from our journalists


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    How employers can support sober employees this holiday season

    Not everyone can participate in alcohol-infused merrymaking.

    Caroline Colvin • Aug. 15, 2022
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    Grocery is one of the biggest, oldest industries. How is it delivering on DEI?

    Grocery may be a case study for hefty ideological overhauls.

    Caroline Colvin • July 27, 2022
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    Can HR forecast and shape company culture for a new era?

    After the pandemic shattered culture expectations, HR is still trying to pick up the pieces, according to HR Dive’s Identity of HR survey.

    Ryan Golden • July 18, 2022
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    Have grocers and workers entered a new chapter in their relationship?

    As stores struggle with staffing and unionization efforts expand, workers are pushing retailers for better conditions. How the dynamics will play out remains far from settled, labor experts said.

    Sam Silverstein • July 5, 2022
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    How retailers' attitudes toward unionization clash with their ESG policies

    There is rising shareholder interest in these issues due to a growing sense that organized labor presents an opportunity to stabilize the business, experts said.

    Daphne Howland • June 21, 2022
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    How to avoid immigration pitfalls in the hybrid and remote work era

    Immigration experts encourage employers to stay informed about regional movements of employees holding H-1B visas.

    Ryan Golden • June 10, 2022
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    Are workers with visual and hearing disabilities included in your office reopening plan?

    Video conferencing and other technologies form an important part of return-to-office strategies, but they may not always be accessible for all applicants or employees.

    Ryan Golden • May 31, 2022
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    Punching out: The dire state of worker mental health

    "It's important that employers do not view mental health as a check-the-box exercise when approaching solutions," said SAP's Megan Smith.

    Carla Bell • May 25, 2022
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    The Stop WOKE Act may put a 'strategic pause' on DEI efforts

    If the controversial legislation goes into effect as written, it will dampen and in some instances end employer efforts to foster growth.

    Katie Clarey • May 17, 2022
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    Despite hurry to hire, employers overlook workers with resume gaps

    Caregivers, older workers, workers with disabilities and workers with criminal backgrounds each bring unique skills but face barriers to opportunity.

    Ryan Golden • May 4, 2022
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    Hiring autistic workers? Here's how to show up for them

    Zoe Gross, a lead at the Autism Self-Advocacy Network, spoke to HR Dive about top-to-bottom accommodations for autistic folks.

    Caroline Colvin • April 27, 2022
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    Guess' Paul Marciano problem is shining a spotlight on boards

    The brand's co-founder remains, while its board of directors is slammed by an activist investor and sued by victims over his alleged sexual crimes.

    Daphne Howland • April 14, 2022
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    SEC sets its sights on HR. What does that mean for the department?

    HR has an opportunity to lead on key company strategies, sources told HR Dive. But not every department may be ready for that challenge.

    Kathryn Moody • April 4, 2022
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    Despite 'unparalleled' outage, customers say they're sticking with Kronos

    Clients have not been without their frustrations, however. Some are calling for even more reimbursement from UKG as they recover from the December 2021 incident.

    Ryan Golden • March 29, 2022
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    Talent wars push employers to focus on faster, more frequent financial rewards

    Inflation has complicated pay strategy, but it hasn't stopped employers from using pay as a lever to find scarce talent.

    Ryan Golden • March 16, 2022
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    CFOs hold pay raises far below inflation despite scramble for talent

    CFOs are spurring resignations by letting inflation far outpace wage gains. They can take steps to improve employee retention even as prices increase at the highest rate in four decades.

    Jim Tyson • March 14, 2022
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    Threats, obscenities, homicide: Healthcare workers stressed by pandemic face elevated violence

    Millions of healthcare workers across the country are becoming inured to workplace violence, which can range from verbal abuse and threats to physical attacks and even homicide.

    Hailey Mensik • March 9, 2022
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    After the #MeToo bill, is the future of mandatory arbitration in question?

    Congress recently passed a law banning mandatory arbitration in cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment, rendering the future of the controversial practice unclear.

    Emilie Shumway • Feb. 22, 2022
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    Advance Auto Parts has a program to hire people with disabilities at 16 of its 44 distribution centers. Darrin Masters (right), who was hired via the program, poses alongside Jenny Ramos (left), head trainer at Advance Auto Parts' Kutztown distribution center. Advance Auto Parts granted permission to use this image.

    Disability inclusion programs help warehouses hire overlooked talent

    Retail and logistics companies are accelerating their commitments to workers with disabilities as a labor crunch hampers operations. 

    Colin Campbell • Feb. 8, 2022
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    OSHA stay a 'sigh of relief,' but not the end of employers' vaccination concerns

    States and localities including California adopted their own versions of the federal emergency temporary standard, and still more changes may be on the horizon.

    Ryan Golden • Jan. 27, 2022
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    How telehealth could be an equitable 'bridge to care' in a post-pandemic world

    Much has been made of the technology's advantages, but it has its share of challenges when it comes to accessibility, sources told HR Dive.

    Ryan Golden • Jan. 20, 2022
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    Automation beckons retailers as labor challenges endure

    Technologies like self-checkout and ordering kiosks are offering relief to grocers unable to hire enough workers to handle essential functions.

    Sam Silverstein • Jan. 19, 2022
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    7 trends likely to shape HR in 2022

    Nearly two years into the pandemic, the continued relevance of COVID-19 is reshaping the workplace for the long term.

    Emilie Shumway • Jan. 18, 2022
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    5 trends driving total rewards and employee benefits in 2022

    "Your entire playbook is open to consider doing things differently," one total rewards executive told HR Dive of his outlook for the new year.

    Ryan Golden • Jan. 13, 2022
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    Is it time for the four-day workweek?

    Execs at two companies that adopted the policy say employees are happier and things run more efficiently now.

    Emilie Shumway • Jan. 11, 2022