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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
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    Social gaffes can make or break your work relationships

    Most social gaffes fall closer to the less egregious end of the spectrum, but that doesn't mean they can be ignored, writes one workplace expert.

    Heather Vough • Jan. 24, 2022
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    Upskilling is key to weathering the 'Great Resignation'

    Provide employees with opportunities to learn and they will stay around longer and be more satisfied with their jobs, writes Yujin Kim of Justworks.

    Yujin Kim • Jan. 18, 2022
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    A case for embracing optimism in 2022

    Events of the past few years have afforded HR a unique opportunity, Yvette Cameron of Oracle writes.

    Yvette Cameron • Jan. 10, 2022
  • 4 ways HR leaders can reimagine the Great Resignation as an opportunity

    Companies that focus on skills over titles may gain the upper hand, write Jonathan Pearce and Michael Griffiths of Deloitte.

    Jonathan Pearce and Michael Griffiths • Jan. 10, 2022
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    Create engagement around company mission, and employees may stay for the long run

    There are several strategies that can put a business and its workforce at the service of a greater purpose.

    Leeatt Rothschild • Jan. 5, 2022
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    What will this decade bring for HR automation?

    As the global workforce increasingly adopts hybrid or remote work models, automation may play an increasingly large role in human resources.

    Samantha Clark • Jan. 5, 2022
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    HR must boldly innovate on talent functions to drive out bias

    The profession must be unafraid of transforming core practices to build an equitable world, writes Sahana Mukherjee, a global HR leader.

    Sahana Mukherjee • Jan. 4, 2022
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    The competition for global talent means paid leave is a non-negotiable

    Employers that overlook cultural norms could be in for a lengthy recruitment process, writes Alannah Horne, global HR manager at Boundless.

    Alannah Clarke-Horne • Jan. 4, 2022
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    Businesses aren't ready for how remote work is changing compensation

    If employers are waiting to see what other organizations are going to do, they're behind the wave that is happening right now, writes Amy Stewart.  

    Amy Stewart • Dec. 17, 2021
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    Training, communication are key to workplace marijuana policies

    As more states legalize cannabis use, employers need to prepare for challenges that may arise, writes Bryan Johnson, a partner at Michelman & Robinson.

    Bryan Johnson • Dec. 15, 2021
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    7 staffing trends to watch in 2022

    A job seekers' market means HR teams need to be creative to sell a desirable workplace environment, one staffing company CEO writes.

    George Lessmeister • Dec. 14, 2021
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    Building trust through transparency is the key to a people-first culture

    Oftentimes, strong culture is confused with surface-level perks, but those do little for long-term engagement, writes Sarah Wilson of Rokt.

    Sarah Wilson • Dec. 13, 2021
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    Fertility benefits can help retain talent, lower healthcare costs

    Such benefits can have positive outcomes for both employers and employees, writes Barbara Collura, president and CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

    Barbara Collura • Dec. 8, 2021
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    Paid leave is needed, but is it enough?

    Concerted efforts around long-term flexible work options may be just as important, writes one exec from Financial Health Network.

    Matt Bahl • Nov. 29, 2021
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    How to overcome employee resistance to DEI efforts

    DEI is politically agnostic, write Sarah Rowell and Natasha Nicholson of Kantola Training Solutions. But how can HR communicate that to employees?

    Sarah Rowell and Natasha Nicholson • Nov. 23, 2021
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    Remote harassment is pervasive. How should employers address it?

    Employers must take a deep, honest look at workplace culture, writes Claire Schmidt, CEO and founder of AllVoices.

    Claire Schmidt • Nov. 22, 2021
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    5 ways to improve the virtual applicant experience

    As employers adopt more virtual-first hiring practices, it is important to think about how to deliver thoughtful candidate experiences, writes Indeed's senior vice president and GM of enterprise.

    Maggie Hulce • Nov. 22, 2021
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    Mental health at work: How to turn awareness into action

    Business leaders have an obligation to prioritize mental health, writes Yahoo's head of global business partnering, talent and people operations.

    Lisa Moore • Nov. 19, 2021
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    How to make H-1B workers part of a global talent strategy

    Trump-era H-1B visa rules have been overturned by a federal court, making it easier for companies to hire foreign workers amid the labor shortage.

    Steve Black • Nov. 15, 2021
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    7 steps to get hybrid compensation planning right

    Employers must aim for clarity in compensation communications, writes Thanh Nguyen, CEO and co-founder of OpenComp.

    Thanh Nguyen • Oct. 21, 2021
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    3 steps HR leaders must take to create a strong employer-employee relationship

    Employers that can encourage workers to use their voices will be best positioned to thrive, according to Deloitte Consulting leaders.

    Michael Stephan and Shannon Poynton • Oct. 19, 2021
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    The key to a successful holiday season will be flexible staffing

    For small employers, flexibility and adjustable hours are factors to compete on now that workers' demands are changing, writes Sumir Meghani, CEO and co-founder of Instawork.

    Sumir Meghani • Oct. 18, 2021