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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
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    Could employer-subsidized pet insurance be a talent lure?

    With pet adoptions soaring during the pandemic and employers focusing on more holistic benefits, offering and even subsidizing pet insurance could set employers apart.

    Emilie Shumway • June 10, 2021
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    Retention is key to solving the restaurant industry's labor crisis

    As many restaurants struggle to bring on employees, others have had success with keeping their workers by creating a positive company culture, boosting benefits and offering clear paths for career growth. 

    Julie Littman • May 19, 2021
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    3 areas L&D professionals will need to focus on post-pandemic

    COVID-19 changed paradigms about where and how people work. That could complicate training design, Columbia University's Jason Wingard said.

    Ryan Golden • May 18, 2021
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    'We can no longer stay silent': One year after Floyd killing, D&I pros seek lasting change

    Organizational focus has moved onto ensuring that the D&I initiatives spurred by recent events continue well into the future.

    Ryan Golden • May 3, 2021
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    Marijuana is becoming more accepted. Will cybersecurity employers play along?

    As more states legalize recreational use, employers in the public and private sector may need to change how they hire for cybersecurity.

    Samantha Schwartz • April 22, 2021
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    Where hybrid work can't work

    The next phase of hybrid work focuses on the gaps technology struggles to bridge, with a disconnect looming between workers who can operate from home and those who must be on site.

    Roberto Torres • April 21, 2021
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    Internships 'somewhat in flux' as employers make reopening decisions

    After 2020 saw employers reconfigure, delay or cancel their programs, 2021 raises numerous questions about how organizations should move forward.

    Ryan Golden • April 6, 2021
  • Training leaders concerned about younger workers' employment hurdles

    Soft skill development is a particular challenge given the pandemic's impact on in-person learning, experts said.

    Ryan Golden • March 30, 2021
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    Why are so many HR professionals performing work that falls outside HR?

    Three-quarters of respondents in HR Dive's 2021 Identity of HR Survey said they perform duties outside their department on a regular or ad hoc basis.

    Ryan Golden • March 22, 2021
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    Stats say HR lacks diversity, but one exec's experience says differently

    HR Dive's 2021 Identity of HR Survey explored the demographics of the profession.

    Sheryl Estrada • March 22, 2021
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    Workers skipped preventative healthcare in 2020. How should employers respond?

    Organizations have the opportunity to re-examine several aspects of their plans and educate employees about their health, sources told HR Dive.

    Ryan Golden • Feb. 11, 2021
  • As workforces spread out, compliance risks expand, attorneys say

    Potential issues for remote work range from local wage and hour laws and leave ordinances to notice posting requirements.

    Ryan Golden • Jan. 25, 2021
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    COVID-19 vaccine, deferred care are top comp, benefits concerns for 2021

    The past year's turbulence is likely to disrupt compensation and benefits in several ways.

    Ryan Golden • Jan. 14, 2021
  • Workplace D&I in 2021 will keep external community in mind

    There may be more coordination between DEI practitioners and corporate social responsibility teams, according to industry experts.

    Sheryl Estrada • Jan. 13, 2021
  • HR, IT will spend 2021 cleaning up last year's breakneck digital shift

    Coming face to face with technology limitations last year starkly clarified priorities for 2021 and beyond, experts said.

    Kathryn Moody • Jan. 12, 2021
  • 2021 will accelerate learning trends driven by the pandemic

    After the tumult of 2020, all doubts over the need for L&D disappeared. "The seat L&D has at the table isn't going anywhere," one source told HR Dive.

    Pamela DeLoatch • Jan. 12, 2021
  • 2021 may signal a new recruiting era

    The employer-employee relationship has evolved dramatically over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what that means for recruiting.

    Aman Kidwai • Jan. 12, 2021
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    5 questions to ask before adopting a coronavirus vaccine policy

    Vaccines are still one arrow in an employer's COVID-19 quiver, an attorney told HR Dive. Incentives and education may also be preferable to mandates.

    Ryan Golden • Dec. 21, 2020
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    Will remote workers who move be paid less? Not necessarily, employers say

    Though cutting pay for those who relocate outside popular talent hubs may be employers' "gut reaction," there's more to consider, one source told HR Dive.

    Ryan Golden • Dec. 16, 2020