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    Colorado becomes 7th state with a 'clean slate' law

    Supporters say the legislation reduces the labor shortage and removes hiring barriers for individuals with old criminal records.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 7, 2022
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    Wells Fargo pauses policy mandating diverse interview slates

    The bank will review, then relaunch in July, its policy requiring at least half of candidates interviewed for jobs paying $100,000 be women, non-White or disadvantaged, CEO Charlie Scharf wrote Monday.

    By Dan Ennis • June 7, 2022
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    Top trends in recruiting

    The recruiting process has seen massive disruption as problems caused by the pandemic necessitated creative solutions.

    By HR Dive staff
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    Microsoft to follow 'open and constructive approach' to unionization

    The announcement comes after very public unionization efforts at other Big Tech companies.

    By June 7, 2022
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    Loneliness impacting workers' productivity, health, Cigna study finds

    The advent of permanent remote work arrangements and other flexibility gave rise to concerns that workers may be dealing with isolation and loneliness.

    By June 6, 2022
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    What does employee appreciation look like post-pandemic?

    Considering the changes, frustrations and tragedies workers endured during the pandemic, appreciation will need serious thought, experts said.

    By June 6, 2022
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    Walmart expands learning offerings under global Walmart Academy

    Companies leaned on L&D during the pandemic and the department has seen higher budgets since 2020 — a trend that will likely continue.

    By June 3, 2022
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    Forget technology: Talent is the key to modernization

    Competition for digital skills remains a major headache — and the solution may be an HR rethink.

    By Matt Ashare • June 2, 2022
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    Procurement talent is hard to come by. Here's how to keep it.

    Too many companies focus on recruitment when they should be focused on retention.

    By Rich Weissman • June 2, 2022
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    Indeed: In-person work sees renewed interest

    The findings may come as a surprise to those following developments around hybrid work over the past year.

    By June 2, 2022
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    Schools seek to strengthen work-based learning opportunities

    A new report details how these programs have positive impacts on student employment and earnings, academic outcomes and more.

    By Kara Arundel • June 1, 2022
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    3 ways to mark Juneteenth — without cultural appropriation

    Business leaders can reinforce existing organizational DEI and ESG initiatives, the director of African American and African diaspora studies at American University suggested.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Combining DEI with learning, Microsoft opens TechSpark hub in Mississippi

    The initiative reflects Microsoft's emerging modus operandi as a company that seeks equity through L&D.  

    By June 1, 2022
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    Sysco moves drivers to 4-day workweek in bid to improve retention

    The schedule change allows employees working overtime to come in for a fifth day instead of a sixth day, "which is much easier for someone to do," CEO Kevin Hourican said. 

    By Max Garland • May 31, 2022
  • 9 stories on the state of hybrid work

    From strict remote rules to “work anywhere” policies, employer approaches have varied wildly.

    May 31, 2022
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    Pay, climate action may be top ways to retain Gen Z, millennials

    The younger generations continue to demand employer commitment to equity and inclusion, as well as fair pay and climate justice.

    By May 27, 2022
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    Mastercard touts ESG strategy

    Pursuing environmental, social and governance goals offers advantages in luring talent amid a tight labor market, a Mastercard executive said. 

    By Caitlin Mullen • May 27, 2022
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    Bank of America's 7% raise may make it a rank-and-file retention role model

    Aside from lavishing attention on non-specialized employees, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based lender has developed a habit of rolling out perks in pairs.

    By Dan Ennis • May 26, 2022
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    Indeed: Gen Z still doesn't want to work in-office

    Many Gen Zers have never worked in an office space and want to keep it that way.

    By May 26, 2022
  • Voluntary turnover rates may not be as high as some expect, WorldatWork says

    Compensation and recruitment were cited as the most effective ways to reduce turnover, the global HR association said.

    By May 24, 2022
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    How one brewery prioritizes early, ongoing learning for its gang-affiliated workforce

    "There's no blueprint for what we're doing," said TRU Colors Chief People Officer Khalilah Olokunola.

    By May 24, 2022
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    People feel disconnected from company culture. But is hybrid work the problem?

    While the office serves as an easy central place for culture to form, it doesn't automatically inspire connectedness, a Gartner report said.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Federal workforce participation rate of people with disabilities is increasing, EEOC report finds

    However, the rate still falls below the government's goal of 12%. 

    By May 23, 2022
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    Bank of America boosts minimum wage to $22 per hour

    The pay raise, coming seven months after a previous $1-per-hour boost, is the latest step in the bank's target to pay employees at least $25 per hour by 2025.

    By Robin Bradley • May 23, 2022
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    The new faces of labor? Meet the robots of the National Restaurant Association Show

    As restaurants struggle to find labor, tech companies like Nala Robotics and Richtech are developing automated chefs and baristas to fill gaps.

    By Thai Phi Le • May 23, 2022
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    The secret is in the (hot fudge) sauce

    To compete in the race for critical talent, focus on your employees' wellbeing to enhance your employee value proposition.

    May 23, 2022