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EntertainHR: 9 to 5—Don’t Mess with Dolly

Summertime is nearing, and one of my favorite summer traditions after a long week is to make a big bowl of popcorn, get myself and my dog cozy on the couch, and turn on an old movie. Recently, I rewatched 9 to 5, a classic screwball comedy that will have you rolling on the floor […]

Mental Health in the Workplace

In recent years, mental health has become a central topic in workplace discussions, reflecting a broader shift toward well-being and employee support. Organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of mental health and are implementing innovative programs to help employees manage stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Emergence of Mental Health Awareness With the rise […]

Empathy Unleashed: The Secret Weapon for 2024’s Workplace Renaissance  

In 2023, the job market experienced a swift downturn characterized by a wave of widespread layoffs. Not only did more than 100,000 tech workers lose employment, but so did hundreds of thousands of workers in other industries. By the end of the year, the loss was tremendous. Although eight million jobs were added, around 900,000 […]

DOL Weighs-In (Again) With Final Rule on Independent Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule (the “Final Rule”) in January of this year, which took effect March 11, 2024, and changed how the DOL analyzes whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Employers that misclassify individuals as independent […]

HR Works Podcast: Navigating the Post-Military Career Transition (Part 2)

Welcome back to part two of our episode with Eric Ryan, a Marine Corps veteran and senior director of Military Operations at the University of Phoenix. In honor of Memorial Day, we give flowers to our veterans not just for their service, but for the valuable skills they bring to the civilian workforce. Listen in […]

Cyber Hygiene: The Key To Closing Digital Skills Gaps

HR leaders and decision-makers of today have to remain abreast of skills gaps within their organizations. With emerging and evolving technologies like artificial intelligence growing increasingly commonplace, adapting to new demands is key, but HR leaders must ensure that worker skills do not become obsolete as their employment skill set demands change. One of the […]

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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: Navigating the Post-Military Career Transition (Part 2)

Welcome back to part two of our episode with Eric Ryan, a Marine Corps veteran and senior director of Military Operations at the University of Phoenix. In honor of Memorial Day, we give flowers to our veterans not just for their service, but for the valuable skills they bring to the civilian workforce. Listen in […]

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