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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
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    One thing employers can't overlook when upskilling: Workers' need for time

    Employer education programs are beneficial, but time poverty can be a barrier to access for those with the most need, writes one Guild Education exec.

    Chloe Rittenhouse • Aug. 2, 2021
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    Natural disasters make on-demand pay an essential benefit

    Pay is an oft-neglected portion of business continuity plans that concern payroll teams and their systems and processes, Barbie Winterbottom writes.

    Barbie Winterbottom • July 29, 2021
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    'There is no single intervention': 5 strategies that fight workplace racism

    Sustainable change requires a multi-level strategy that includes education and intentional policies, one exec writes.

    Beth Chandler • July 27, 2021
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    To include neurodiverse workers, avoid labels and opt for accommodations

    "What's most important to me is that people understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to ASD, especially in the workplace," writes IBM's Dustin Heywood.

    Dustin Heywood • July 16, 2021
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    Financial wellness programs are needed — here are 3 ways to get started

    Employers are in an ideal position to provide solutions, and should, since they pay the price, too, write Daniel Bryant and Heather Garbers of HUB International.

    Heather Garbers and Daniel Bryant • July 15, 2021
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    Why team dynamics matter when it comes to big ideas

    The magic of ideas really happens when two creative styles come together, something Chevron has discovered, one leader writes. 

    Michael Chuchmuch • July 14, 2021
  • The impact of COVID-19 on HR practices: A support-centered frontier

    Like so much else, HR will have a new face post-pandemic — but the change will serve everyone's best interests.

    Praveen Kanyadi • July 12, 2021
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    Paid time off doesn't work — but minimum time off does

    Unlimited PTO isn't doing what it was designed to do; namely, encourage employees to take time off, writes Carta Chief People Officer Suzy Walther.

    Suzy Walther • July 8, 2021
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    To win the war for talent, you have to flex

    Successful leaders must recognize that today's workers see their place of work differently than in the past, writes Fisher Phillips' Rick Grimaldi.

    Rick Grimaldi • June 29, 2021
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    We learned a lot about supporting parents during the pandemic. Let's not waste it.

    The pandemic pushed working parents to their limits — and some beyond their limits, Karsten Vagner, VP of people at Maven Clinic, writes.

    Karsten Vagner • June 23, 2021