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HR Works Podcast: Mentor Programs Are Not Your ‘Easy Button’ for L&D!

Guest: Ann Marie Morris, President, AM Morris Consulting What are HR teams looking to achieve when building mentorship programs and offering career-coaching resources to their employees? Are unrealistic expectations being put on mentorship programs serving as a ‘magic bullet’ and the easy solution to the demand for career development resources? Where do these employer-backed mentorship […]

Companies Cite AI Impacts Amid Layoffs

The recent trend of layoffs across various industries, including major companies like UPS, Salesforce, and SAP, has sparked discussions about the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in these decisions. While some of these companies have hinted at AI’s role in driving efficiencies, the broader narrative about AI’s impact on jobs is more nuanced. Recent Layoffs […]

Is Your Burnout Mitigation Strategy Leaving Frontline Managers Behind?

Recently, HR leaders have been taking more seriously how mental health and employee satisfaction influence retention and productivity. Detailed analytics have quantified the high cost of turnover (one-half to two times the employee’s annual salary or more), demonstrating burnout’s damaging effects on businesses as well as employees. While managers are more on the lookout for […]

Leadership & Lyrics

I love to hike. Several times a week, I’m rejuvenated by walking through the rolling north hills of western Pennsylvania, where I enjoy the dense forests, beautiful streams, and sprawling farms. During these jaunts, I often pop in my ear buds to soak in the music of the singers/songwriters of the early 1970s. Recently, the […]

From Scientist to DEI Leader: The Inspiring Journey of Cherise Bernard

As the Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Invitae, Cherise Bernard’s journey from a scientist to a DEI leader in technology and advertising is as unconventional as it is inspiring. Her story is not just about career transitions but about a deep-rooted passion for driving positive change and fostering inclusive environments. Early Career and […]

Busting the Winter Blues: 8 Tips to Help Employees Improve Mental Health

Throughout the winter, many people across the U.S. go days or weeks without seeing the sun. Particularly in the Northeast and Midwest, they experience weeks of dark and dreary weather combined with bitter, unrelenting cold. The chilly gloom negatively impacts mental health, sometimes leading to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In fact, an American Psychiatric Association […]

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HR Works Podcast: Parents Are Returning to Work…How Can We Help Them Stay?

Guest: Sadie Funk and Sara Redington from The Best Place for Working Parents What family-friendly policies matter most to working parents in 2023? As recent workforce studies have shown parents making a return to the workplace, with participation totals for parents with children under 18 now climbing back to pre-pandemic levels, how can companies build […]

HR Query: Staying Compliant with PUMP and PWFA

Two new laws strengthen protections for pregnant and nursing employees in the workplace: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP). In this week’s HR Query, we’re highlighting what you need to know to make sure organizations stay compliant. The PWFA took effect June 27, 2023, […]

Why Employee Wellbeing Should Be Your Top Priority in 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and employee wellbeing has been top of mind for everyone – and rightfully so. In today’s challenging and uncertain times, the mental health and wellbeing of employees has never been more important. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, burnout and stress are at all-time highs, […]

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HR Works Podcast: Mentor Programs Are Not Your ‘Easy Button’ for L&D!

Guest: Ann Marie Morris, President, AM Morris Consulting What are HR teams looking to achieve when building mentorship programs and offering career-coaching resources to their employees? Are unrealistic expectations being put on mentorship programs serving as a ‘magic bullet’ and the easy solution to the demand for career development resources? Where do these employer-backed mentorship […]

HR Work Break: Keeping Employees Engaged

Guest: Shannon Gabriel, Vice President of Leadership Solutions at TBM Consulting Resent research at Gallup shows that employee engagement continues to decline, in spite of many efforts to revitalize company culture: only 36% of the workforce was engaged in 2020, and it’s dropped to a low 32% in 2022. Low levels of employee engagement have […]

HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Reconstructing Inclusion

While most of us would never dream of ostracizing our coworkers—especially those who have been historically excluded in the workplace because of their perceived “otherness”– many people routinely feel left out of workplace culture. According to DEI strategist Amri B. Johnson, it’s because truly good people, who wholeheartedly support diversity, equity, and inclusion, don’t go […]

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