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7 Essential Qualities for a Positive Team Culture

One of the most common questions my clients ask me is how I keep my teams so positive. Culture is unique to each organization, and culture is people. Within each company is a unique culture defined by the people within it. At the same time, several important qualities span all of our organizations’ cultures—and many […]

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Time for Recruiters to Stand Out

Everyone can relate to the feeling of walking into a job interview with one goal in mind. Without knowing who else applied for the position and how many are competing for it, the ability to stand out remains immensely important. There is endless information out there on how to stand out in a job interview, […]

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Employee Attitudes on the Return to Business Travel

Not so long ago, business travel was a key component of the work lives of countless employees who experienced the familiar ritual of Monday morning and Thursday evening flights and continental breakfasts at major hotel chains. The COVID-19 pandemic, of course, had grounded the vast majority of business travel to a halt. But, now that […]

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Looking at the ‘10 Facets of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion’

When people think of “diversity and inclusion” (D&I), invariably their minds immediately go to racial and ethnic identity, with gender likely coming in a relatively close second. Indeed, both the presence and the inclusion of women and people of color represent key elements of any D&I strategy; however, the diversity of human beings spans far […]

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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 […]