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What to do When Employees Claim Religious Exemption From Vaccine Mandates

Although most employers were hesitant to implement vaccine mandates after the initial rollout of the COVID-19 shots, the still-surging pandemic (driven by the highly contagious delta variant) has caused many companies to rethink their position. Exemptions may be available, however, to those who can demonstrate a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief barring them […]

7 Strategies for Infusing DEI into Recruitment and Onboarding

Recruiting talent and continuing to innovate are two of the greatest challenges for any organization. An organization can’t function without talented people to do the work, and it can’t grow and adapt to changing conditions without innovation. One way to shore up both recruiting and innovation may surprise you: building a more powerful diversity, equity, […]

Why Hard Work Alone Isn’t Always Enough to Get Ahead

From a young age, we’re taught that one of the best ways, if not the best way, to get ahead is simply to work hard. Hard work pays off. Much effort yields much prosperity. And to a certain point, this is true. Those who put in the time and effort often succeed in academia, securing […]

ESG? Not Without a Strong Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) grabbed headlines and a critical priority status for many large organizations—and rightfully so. When properly executed, ESG investing shines a bright light on environmental and moral issues and highlights the ways an organization builds a multicultural, gender-equal culture and gives back to the community. It’s an investment in sustainability […]

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HR Works Podcast: Workplace Vaccine Issues

As many employers are pushing for a return to the workplace, often in a hybrid capacity, employees are naturally cautious about their safety and security. In episode 165 of HR Works, we talk about workplace vaccine issues in general, and specifically about vaccine passports. Today’s guest is Dr. Dena Bravata, Chief Medical Officer at Castlight […]

Pages of HR: An Openness to Share Goes a Long Way in Corporate Culture

As we continue to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we have an amazing opportunity to build positive connections between HR professionals and the Hispanic and Latino community. In our third episode of “Pages of HR,” we talk about inspirational stories of Latina HR professionals leading, thriving, and breaking barriers across various industries. Today’s guest is […]

HR Works Podcast: Building an Effective Organizational Culture

We all know that getting culture right is an absolute must at any organization. But sometimes the stakes are higher than just a potential loss of motivation or high turnover. For example, when poor work cultures intersect with poor safety cultures, lives can be at risk. In episode 164 of HR Works Podcast, we talk […]

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6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.

Understanding EEO Job Categories for the EEO-1 Report

Are you prepared to file your EEO-1 report, complete with the employee survey information broken down by EEO job category? The deadline to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data is Monday, August 23, 2021. After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection because of the COVID-19 public health […]

When Are Employers Obligated to Pay for Training Time?

One potentially confusing area for employers is determining under which circumstances employee training time must be paid. Is all employee training time considered hours worked? BLR Legal Editor Susan Prince provides the answer in this new video. Hi. I’m Susan Prince, a Legal Editor at HR.BLR.com. We recently received an Ask the Expert question from […]