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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
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    Sources blame pandemic, bureaucracy — not demand — for H-1B decline

    Demand for H-1B visas is expected to continue, though stakeholders noted employers have sought ways to navigate slowdowns in the meantime.

    Ryan Golden • Dec. 21, 2021
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    How to deliver layoff news compassionately

    Better.com was publicly chastised for its layoff of 900 employees a few weeks ago. Experts talked to HR Dive about how other companies can avoid that fate.

    Emilie Shumway • Dec. 16, 2021
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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, 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