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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
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    An inclusive society requires inclusive workplaces

    The stakes of workplace DEI go well beyond economic costs.

    Jackye Clayton • March 22, 2022
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    Onboarding, L&D keys to worker engagement

    Losing a team member at that six-month mark is a failure, writes Brad Goldoor, chief employee experience officer and co-founder at Phenom.

    Brad Goldoor • March 22, 2022
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    6 best practices for layoffs

    Companies should have a plan in place for handling layoffs in the event they become a required measure, writes Niki Jorgensen, director of service operations for Insperity.

    Niki Jorgensen • March 18, 2022
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    An employer's guide to value-based care

    Attract and retain the best talent through partnerships that help employees gain health and balance in their whole lives, not just in the office, writes Jason Parrott, senior vice president of enterprise growth and partnerships at Vida Health.

    Jason Parrott • March 14, 2022
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    Four ways companies can find the 'hidden talent'

    "Companies must widen the aperture on how they identify promising talent and equip them with job-specific skills," writes Jennifer Henry, SVP of workforce engagement at 2U, Inc.

    Jennifer Henry • March 14, 2022
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    How employers can respond to Biden's call to hire 'skills not degrees'

    "Resumes are a lightning rod for human bias," writes Khyati Sundaram, CEO of Applied.

    Khyati Sundaram • March 11, 2022
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    How to mitigate crossover risks between workers' comp and employer liability

    In California, especially, one claim can lead to a snowball effect, according to Corinne Spencer and Antwoin Wall of Pearlman, Brown & Wax.

    Corinne Spencer and Antwoin Wall • March 9, 2022
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    How collaborative hiring can mitigate the effects of implicit bias

    It's crucial to look at the hiring process as a whole, writes Perry Oostdam, CEO and co-founder of Recruitee.

    Perry Oostdam • March 2, 2022
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    A comprehensive audit is crucial for wage and hour compliance

    When wage and hour violations are alleged, employers become exposed to severe financial consequences, writes Neil Eddington, associate at Michelman & Robinson, LLP.

    Neil Eddington • March 1, 2022
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    Without ongoing racial equity training, the status quo will persist

    The pressure to not name racism is powerful, and the comfort of old habits is seductive, writes Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times best-seller "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism."

    Robin DiAngelo • Feb. 22, 2022
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    Learning is a bridge to employee well-being

    Now, more than ever, there is a business imperative to invest in employee-centered learning tools and practices, writes Vu Tran of Go1.

    Vu Tran • Feb. 18, 2022
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    How to level up candidate experience during the Great Resignation

    The hiring process is not only an opportunity for employers to select future employees; it's also a chance for candidates to select their future employer as well, writes TaskUs Chief People Officer Rajnish Sinha.

    Rajnish Sinha • Feb. 17, 2022
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    Learning opportunities will cultivate a talented, motivated workforce

    The competitive landscape of today’s tight labor market requires professional development, writes Mohan Lakhamraju, founder of Great Learning.

    Mohan Lakhamraju • Feb. 15, 2022
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    Will the Great Resignation lead to a corporate realization?

    Don't expect the labor market to return to 2019 norms once mask and vaccine mandates are in the rearview mirror, writes the dean of George Mason University's School of Business.

    Maury Peiperl • Feb. 10, 2022
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    Counteract the Great Resignation and reduce risk through DEI investment

    People who feel seen and heard in the workplace are less likely to file employment law claims, writes attorney Jennifer Lallite.

    Jennifer L. Lallite • Feb. 2, 2022
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    4 upskilling programs to take employees to the next level

    When companies invest in employee development, everyone wins. 

    Kaye Aliyah Curtis • Jan. 28, 2022
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    Meet DEI goals with inclusive language, not subjective qualifiers

    Have you ever asked yourself what "excellent written and verbal communications skills" actually means?

    Sheri Byrne-Haber • Jan. 26, 2022
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    Employers have lost sight of workers' needs. HR can fix that.

    HR has long waited for our turn at the decision table. Now that we're there, we must seize this opportunity to effect real change, writes SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

    Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. • Jan. 25, 2022