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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
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    How upskilling prepares your workforce for future disruption

    The ability to adapt was essential for sustaining productivity and service levels — even as head counts were reduced, a PwC exec writes.

    Suneet Dua • June 22, 2021
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    The hybrid workplace requires an adaptable and employee-centered approach

    By establishing guidelines around how any new practice will be tested, tracked or modified, companies ensure adaptability.

    Jeff Miller • June 16, 2021
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    No bots need apply: Microtargeting employment ads in the age of AI

    EEOC commissioner Keith Sonderling tells how microtargeting in recruitment is full of potential — and potential trouble.

    Keith E. Sonderling • June 9, 2021
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    COVID-19 pandemic reveals challenges involving ADA accommodations

    Though great strides have been made within the past year to address discrepancies introduced by the coronavirus, there is still much work to be done, write Daria Weedo and Katherine S. Catlos.

    Daria Weedo and Katherine S. Catlos • June 7, 2021
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    5 steps to incorporate comprehensive skills training into cloud initiatives

    As the cloud rises in importance in organizations of all kinds, finding — and developing — talent will be key, an AWS exec writes.

    Maureen Lonergan • June 1, 2021
  • 4 ways employers can act on D&I, not just talk about it

    To begin to amend the damage done from generations of inequity, it will take more than workshops, social posts and roundtables, Teresa Hopke wrote.

    Teresa Hopke • May 27, 2021
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    What employers need to know about the new COBRA subsidies

    The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides 100% premium assistance for eligible individuals under COBRA for a six-month period that began April 1. 

    Danielle Capilla • May 19, 2021
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    Training must look different in pandemic's wake

    Organizations that can assess needs, quantify them and roll out the right training mix will emerge stronger, writes Jay Titus of the University of Phoenix.

    Jay Titus • May 10, 2021
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    Supporting women while navigating a new era of work

    The shift to remote work gives employers an opportunity to design a more inclusive workplace and accelerate momentum around initiatives that can support women, writes VMware's Meenu Agarwal.

    Meenu Agarwal • May 10, 2021
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    3 ways to prioritize fairness in compensation strategy

    Among other things, employers must remember that communication is key, writes Matt Bahl of Financial Health Network.

    Matt Bahl • May 6, 2021