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    Most executives say businesses aren’t ready to address 4 ‘megatrend’ risks

    Amid growing complexity and volatility, business leaders are looking for actionable insights to address people issues, Aon’s CEO said.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 23, 2024
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    Contractor settles EEOC claims that VP refused candidates outside of ‘ideal age range’

    The case is one of several in which an employers’ alleged use of coded language became potential evidence in an age discrimination claim.

    By July 22, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top trends in employee development

    The pandemic pushed some HR initiatives to the back burner, but employee development may be more important than ever.

    By HR Dive staff
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    How mentoring programs help manufacturers build a future workforce

    The programs can help to train incoming workers, as well as create inclusive environments from underrepresented communities.

    By Sakshi Udavant • July 22, 2024
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    Opinion

    3 tips for finding motivated, passionate talent

    To find the right talent to advance the company’s mission, recruiters need to distill that mission down to a single, key trait, writes the CPO of Devoted Health.

    By Leslie Brunner • July 22, 2024
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    Protecting your greatest asset: 5 ways to retain high-security employees

    By emphasizing the value of their most important resource — their people — employers in high-security industries can build long-term workforce success.

    By Patrick Moran, Ph.D., Director of Sales, Government and Public Safety at Pearson • July 22, 2024
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    The key to talking about mental health: ‘Make sure people feel comfortable.’

    Skanska USA says its outreach programs in Ohio and Tennessee have had a real impact in removing the stigma around sensitive subjects.

    By Zachary Phillips • July 19, 2024
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    All you need to know from SHRM 2024

    HR leaders now have a seat at the table, SHRM President Johnny C. Taylor said, but the hardest work is yet to come.

    By July 19, 2024
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    Election 2024

    As the 2024 election ramps up, most workers still don’t want to talk politics

    The June 27 debate, the Republican National Convention and upcoming Democratic National Convention provide plenty of conversation fodder. Workers still aren’t taking the bait.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Most finance pros say they plan to leave the industry over burnout, culture

    In addition, 60% said they wouldn’t recommend a job in finance to Gen Z workers, according to a Medius report.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 18, 2024
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    Generative AI will lead to fewer call center agents with more advanced skill sets, Forrester finds

    “I believe that it’s no longer going to be a race to the bottom on how cheap you can get your labor,” one senior analyst said.

    By Bryan Wassel • July 17, 2024
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    Opinion

    What not to write in job postings

    Job ads can serve as prime vectors for discrimination claims if employers aren’t thoughtful about them, write two management-side attorneys.

    By Emily K. Chowhan and Leah Stiegler • July 17, 2024
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    Managers have a hard job — and it’s only getting tougher, survey says

    Luckily for employers and employees alike, coaching can have “cascading benefits,” Perceptyx said.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Remote work: How manufacturers are experimenting in a hands-on industry

    Manufacturers are strategizing around how to integrate work-from-home policies to boost retention, but doing so is tricky in an industry that requires in-person labor.

    By Megan Ruggles • July 16, 2024
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    Biden announces more investments in workforce development, apprenticeships

    The funding aims to create training pipelines, reach underserved communities and enhance public-private partnerships across in-demand fields.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 15, 2024
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    Wage growth stabilizes, but other indicators signal economic slowdown

    The statistics may ease worries about inflation, however.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Employees are staying put — and HR leaders can embrace it

    Companies shouldn’t “rest on their laurels” while turnover is low, one CHRO told HR Dive.

    By July 12, 2024
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    Leisure and hospitality top list of industries with highest quit rates in US

    Leaders in industries with high attrition can evaluate factors that may lead to turnover, such as burnout and culture, experts said.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 12, 2024
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    Managers may be key to addressing front-line turnover, skill gaps

    Those in the middle can help executives gain insights to improve efficiencies, trust and loyalty across an organization.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 11, 2024
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    Financial pressure, flexibility drive college students to work temp jobs, survey finds

    The trend may fill a talent gap for employers whose business needs may fluctuate in the current market, Indeed Flex executives said.

    By Laurel Kalser • July 11, 2024
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    Unconventional paths to HR: From waitress to people leader

    Two HR professionals share their winding paths into the field — and why mixed backgrounds do the profession a lot of good.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Nearly half of HR professionals are new to their role, report shows

    C-suite executives said they see HR as the owner of leadership development and cited a “lack of HR support” as a top reason for ineffective management.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 10, 2024
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    AI at work

    AI monitoring for productivity can backfire, Cornell researchers find

    Employers are more likely to gain buy-in if AI is there to assist, not judge.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Despite added jobs, hotel employment lags pre-pandemic levels

    Hotel employment lags pre-pandemic levels “despite near-record high wages and expanding workplace benefits and flexibility,” one executive said.

    By Noelle Mateer • July 9, 2024
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    US employers and workers say they face a major skills development disconnect

    Although employees want to learn and employers know it’s useful, there’s still a gap in L&D uptake, a survey says.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 9, 2024
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    Applicants hate when job ads lack a salary range or potential for remote work, survey shows

    As the “big stay” continues, employers must level up their hiring strategies to attract top talent, Robert Half says.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 9, 2024