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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
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    Employee resistance to a worksite return is deeply personal

    Seeing your organization revert back in total disregard to recent advancements is wounding, writes Alexia Cambon, a research director in the Gartner HR practice.

    Alexia Cambon • Oct. 13, 2021
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    How employers can help employees achieve work-life fulfillment

    Work-life balance is no longer "the thing," writes Brantlee Underhill of the Project Management Institute.

    Brantlee Underhill • Oct. 12, 2021
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    Why — and how — employers should embrace pay transparency

    The rewards include diminished organizational risk and, most importantly, an employee base that feels valued, writes Garry Straker, senior compensation consultant at Salary.com. 

    Garry Straker • Oct. 7, 2021
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    Sense of purpose may be key to more shots in arms

    How does a sense of purpose influence someone’s willingness to get vaccinated? And what does this mean for HR leaders — especially at companies already mandating vaccinations.

    Vic Strecher • Sept. 30, 2021
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    3 key steps to facilitate robust, sustainable learning programs

    It's vital companies cultivate an environment of learning and upskilling, enabling employees to develop their knowledge and skills.

    Michael Voegele • Sept. 23, 2021
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    How HR leaders can get more value from their talent data

    Averages become, in fact, the enemy of good decision-making, Gartner's Molly Tipps writes.

    Molly Tipps • Sept. 17, 2021
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    How to champion women in a hybrid workplace

    Employers are losing trained, qualified and talented workers, but proactive companies can change that, Mandy Price of Kanarys writes.

    Mandy Price • Sept. 8, 2021
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    The return to the office can't include a return to exclusionary practices

    Return-to-office discussions create an opportunity to reimagine work, writes Jackeline Stewart, EVP and head of multicultural communications at Edelman.

    Jackeline Stewart • Aug. 25, 2021
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    6 ways to scenario plan your future HR strategy

    Scenario planning helps with workplace strategy and business continuity, writes Kate Bravery, partner and the global practices leader for Mercer's Career business.

    Kate Bravery • Aug. 24, 2021
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    5 tips to help employees navigate post-pandemic work, life

    Organizational leaders can help employees thrive, write Laurel McNall, associate professor at SUNY Brockport, and Jessica Nicklin, associate professor at University of Hartford.

    Laurel McNall and Jessica Nicklin • Aug. 17, 2021
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    In the face of uncertainty, HR needs to go back to the basics

    Sometimes, in the midst of the chaos, we lose sight of the things that really matter, writes Carta CPO Suzy Walther.

    Suzy Walther • Aug. 16, 2021
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    Navigate cannabis legalization, avoid employment litigation

    Employers should understand and adapt to cannabis legalization at both the state and federal levels, sources say.

    Karina Karassev and Kimberly Harding • Aug. 13, 2021
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    Mobile optimization offers better candidate experiences

    Given the rise in use of mobile technology among job candidates, game-like assessments may be misguided, Infor execs write.

    Joel Philo and Paul Boatman • Aug. 10, 2021
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    Mental health in the workplace: Flexibility is key in supporting female employees

    Well-being will remain a priority as employers plan for a return to the office.

    Emily N. Litzinger and Raeann Burgo • Aug. 6, 2021
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    10 'hacks' to hybrid success

    There is mounting evidence that the post-pandemic battle for talent will be won by companies that can best adapt to flexible work.

    Brian Elliot • Aug. 2, 2021