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    HR pros are doing 'heroic things' — and they're in high demand

    HR job postings on Indeed are up 87% since the beginning of the pandemic. It's just one sign of the significance of the industry's current moment, practitioners told HR Dive.

    Ryan Golden • Nov. 23, 2021
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    Driver referrals in the age of social media: A modern twist on recruitment

    Peer engagement demystifies the industry and creates solidarity among truckers, which can make the job more attractive.

    Katie Pyzyk • Nov. 19, 2021
  • There may be more 'teeth' coming to board diversity efforts. What does that mean for retail?

    Nasdaq's diversity disclosure rule could be just the beginning as investors increasingly expect retailers to diversify their boards.

    Cara Salpini • Nov. 18, 2021
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    The culture war comes for paternity leave

    Experts explained to HR Dive why the benefit is growing in popularity as conversation around it heats up on Twitter.

    Emilie Shumway • Nov. 5, 2021
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    Early wage payments draw scrutiny

    Companies that offer earned wage access, aka on-demand pay, have proliferated in the U.S. Now, legislators and regulators are targeting the industry for more oversight.

    Lynne Marek • Nov. 2, 2021
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    Construction's career crisis: Keeping workers on site and in the industry

    Climbing out of the labor shortage requires training new leadership, changing jobsite culture and investing in technology and safety, experts say.

    Zachary Phillips • Nov. 1, 2021
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    M&A hit 'historic highs' amid the talent crunch. How are HR teams coping?

    Acquiring employers are being asked to answer a key question from their workers, one executive told HR Dive: "Is my company showing up for me?"

    Ryan Golden • Oct. 21, 2021
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    Construction's career crisis: How did we get here?

    Experts weigh in on the factors that made construction a profession for "someone else's kid," and the long road ahead to fix it.

    Zachary Phillips • Oct. 20, 2021
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    Construction recruiters target young workers driving the great resignation

    More and more workers are open to something new. The trouble is, few are likely to set their sights on construction.

    Ryan Golden • Oct. 15, 2021
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    Retailers are betting on wage hikes, perks to woo workers ahead of the holidays. Will it work?

    Employers are offering incentives like sign-on bonuses, tuition assistance and higher pay to staff up, but challenges remain.

    Maria Monteros • Oct. 11, 2021
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    Q4 2021 villains are loneliness, isolation

    The pandemic’s toll on worker mental health should top employers' concerns this fall, experts say. Third-party care providers can come in clutch.

    Caroline Colvin • Oct. 5, 2021
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    Why it may be time for a more compassionate bereavement policy

    A viral LinkedIn post drew attention to the failures of the standard, three-day leave offered for bereavement.

    Emilie Shumway • Sept. 29, 2021
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    Is climate change a worker safety issue?

    The question hit home for employers as the remnants of Hurricane Ida slammed cities in the Northeast earlier this month, shutting down transit lines and flooding highways.

    Ryan Golden • Sept. 27, 2021
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    Got workers in California? It's time to brush up on the state's data privacy law

    As many employers report that work-from-anywhere policies may be here to stay, HR must keep an eye on state and local laws.

    Laurel Kalser • Aug. 30, 2021
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    California employers, facing tight safety rules, need to 'get comfortable with change'

    Employers in the state and elsewhere struggle to keep pace with ever-evolving guidelines for protecting staff.

    Katie Navarra • Aug. 25, 2021
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    How HR can prep for shifting LGBTQ identities

    HR professionals should keep in mind that their company's LGBTQ workforce may be larger than they realized.

    Caroline Colvin • Aug. 16, 2021
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    The case for delaying background checks

    Racial equity and fair chance hiring are inextricably intertwined, one source told HR Dive. 

    Caroline Colvin • Aug. 11, 2021
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    With mask, vaccine mandates on the rise, employers have options — but consistency is key

    Whatever employers choose, inconsistent enforcement is a "recipe for disaster," one attorney told HR Dive.

    Ryan Golden • Aug. 6, 2021
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    Not your mama's fertility care: Modern benefit providers aim to serve a broad range of families

    Companies like Carrot and Ovia Health seek to fill gaps in current health insurance coverage and can be a boon for employee retention.

    Emilie Shumway • Aug. 5, 2021
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    Paid leave proves critical for talent retention

    Gendered norms and the child care gap are drawing workers, especially women, from the workplace.

    Caroline Colvin • Aug. 3, 2021
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    10 ways the PRO Act could change the game for employers and organized labor

    Currently being considered in the Senate, the bill would strengthen the ability of unions to form and collectively bargain.

    Emilie Shumway • Aug. 2, 2021
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    How to navigate the IT tension of hybrid work

    While tech adoption varies, the long-term challenge of the new work model is far more fundamental: solving for parity across in-office and remote work.

    Roberto Torres • July 21, 2021
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    Labor shortage pressures grocers to take a hard look at worker benefits

    Companies are offering hefty signing bonuses, but they also need to examine scheduling flexibility, advancement opportunities and other incentives, labor experts and retailers say.

    Jeff Wells, Catherine Douglas Moran and Sam Silverstein • July 19, 2021
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    Transport execs confront high-stakes decision: Remote, office or hybrid work?

    USA Truck's business boomed as employees worked from home during the pandemic. Bringing them back means weighing safety, culture and productivity.

    Shefali Kapadia • June 24, 2021
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    Inequity, pay disparities and job insecurity: Inside the rise of tech unions

    Labor efforts in the space are demystifying the idea that all tech workers have good working conditions.

    Katie Malone • June 16, 2021