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    Now is not the time to turn our backs on early talent

    Kimo Kippen, former chief learning officer for Hilton, explains five reasons why employers need to continue to invest in college-age workers.

    Kimo Kippen • March 22, 2023
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    Rethinking workplace misconduct in a changing compliance landscape

    Four members of Miller & Chevalier's Workplace Culture and Conduct practice laid out seven guiding principles.

    Alejandra Montenegro Almonte, Ann Sultan, Nicole Gökçebay and Alexandra Beaulieu • March 20, 2023
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    Why the metaverse may be a massive opportunity to get DEI right

    It is critical to prioritize diversity in the metaverse from the earliest development phases, Anu Puvvada of KPMG writes.

    Anu Puvvada • March 8, 2023
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    The office is on life support

    During tough economic times, businesses need to be in the best possible shape to weather the storm, one Infosys exec writes.

    Rajesh Varrier • March 6, 2023
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    6 ACA issues to consider during M&As

    Mergers and acquisitions can bring about Affordable Care Act reporting issues for both target and acquiring companies, two EY leaders say.

    Michael Toth and Belinda Sharp Cline • Feb. 8, 2023
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    Tracking the convergence of trends that will follow HR into 2023

    Coasting into 2023, the changes prompted by the pandemic don’t show any hints of reverting back to the old ways, the Thrive HR co-founders write. 

    Jason Walker and Rey Ramirez • Dec. 21, 2022
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    How to use DEI-focused manager training to re-engage employees

    “Before we pontificate about quiet quitting ... ask if you’re doing everything you can to be an employer of choice,” writes DEI leader Elena Richards of KPMG.

    Elena Richards • Nov. 30, 2022
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    If young workers see their supervisor quiet quitting, they might do the same

    Quiet quitting may have been a hot trend, but there’s little info out there about what happens when its the boss that quiet quits, a Rutgers University faculty member writes.

    Kyra Leigh Sutton • Nov. 21, 2022
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    How to stop M&A from becoming a company culture-killer

    Culture can be a crucial determinant of whether a merger or acquisition succeeds or fails, writes Dominique Andrews, chief people officer at Logically.

    Dominique Andrews • Nov. 14, 2022
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    4 ways to foster LGBTQ allyship in the workplace

    Allyship became personal for Claudia Dulac, head of diversity & inclusion for Merrill, when her husband came out as gay in 2009.

    Claudia Dulac • Nov. 14, 2022
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    How private employers can recruit and retain veterans

    Many private employers now recognize the skills service members bring to the workforce, writes Wendy Buckingham, associate attorney at Littler.

    Wendy Buckingham • Nov. 9, 2022
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    When seeking hires, don’t forget workers who are blind

    Working-age people who are blind are disproportionately unemployed, writes Dan Phillips, director of public policy at the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Utica, New York.

    Dan Phillips • Oct. 31, 2022
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    4 ways to combat high turnover of chief diversity officers

    Despite the increasing quantity of CDOs, the data shows a shockingly slow growth rate due to preventable factors, D&I adviser William Cooper writes.

    William Cooper • Sept. 14, 2022
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    The 3 nonnegotiable attributes all employees want from their workplace

    The rising cost of living is accentuating the expectation that employers step up with substance, warns HR analyst Josh Bersin.

    Josh Bersin • Sept. 8, 2022
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    The Great Resignation narrative ignores the Black experience in America

    With a recession on the horizon, Black workers’ employment prospects are about to go from bad to worse, writes Michael Collins, a VP at Jobs for the Future.

    Michael Collins • July 25, 2022
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    How employers can support trans employees through policies, benefits

    "What we do next has to add up to more than pronouns in an email signature," writes Katrina Kibben, founder and CEO of Three Ears Media.

    Katrina Kibben • April 22, 2022
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    5 steps to create a more accessible workplace

    "An accessible workplace doesn’t magically happen," writes Tauhidah Shakir, chief diversity officer at Paylocity, but it's earned by listening to employees and taking action.

    Tauhidah Shakir • April 20, 2022
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    When should HR step in for conflict resolution?

    Conflict doesn't happen in a vacuum, which is why it's important to know HR's role in solving it, writes Lora Patterson, senior HR advisor at TriNetZenefits.

    Lora Patterson • April 8, 2022
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    CHROs must be open to upskilling, new hiring processes to succeed in 2022

    Some companies have thrived in this environment and many others have struggled. But never before has the role of chief human resource officer been more important or more difficult.

    Larry Hartmann and Wendy Murphy • April 5, 2022
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    Employers can help children experiencing mental health crises

    The ongoing national crisis in child and teen mental health requires a thoughtful and robust strategy — and employers have a role to play, writes Dr. Dena Bravata.

    Dena Bravata • March 31, 2022
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    Young and entry-level employees are not OK

    Their workplace needs to feel inclusive, oriented around employees' growth and development, and rich with flexibility, connectivity, and a sense of unity, write Tanya Little and Matthew Daniel of Vitality Group.

    Tanya Little and Matthew Daniel • March 29, 2022
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    Salary negotiation and compensation – keys for best outcomes

    A successful compensation discussion can give the employee a solid sense of what to expect financially this year and in years to come, writes Jonathan Soormaghen, Resume Advisor founder and CEO. 

    Jonathan Soormaghen • March 29, 2022
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    An 'undercover CEO' could fix a broken application process

    Instead of endless worry about the market or talent shortages, evaluate hiring from the perspective of candidate experience, one CEO writes.

    Chris Bakke • March 29, 2022
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    Flexibility is key to fostering the creative workflow

    Employers need to think outside the 9-to-5 to help workers take full advantage when inspiration strikes, writes Mark Brim of Vitamin T.

    Mark Brim • March 28, 2022
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    How to make sure a tuition benefit program is working

    Employers must be transparent about tuition benefit programs and make their expectations clear, writes Jay Titus of the University of Phoenix.

    Jay Titus • March 24, 2022