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From Finance to DEIB: Layla Ramirez’s Path to Creating Equitable Workplaces

Layla Ramirez, the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) at Justworks, has built a career dedicated to fostering inclusive workplaces. Her journey from financial services to DEIB leadership highlights her commitment to creating equitable environments. Here we explore Ramirez’s background, career path, and impactful work at Justworks, providing valuable insights for DEI and […]

3 Innovative Approaches to Assessing Candidate Fit

In today’s job market, HR professionals know that locating the perfect candidate goes way beyond evaluating qualifications on paper. The traditional ways of doing things–a resume, a round of interviews, an offer—are still valuable. There’s nothing wrong with keeping your hiring process classic. But these steps may not always be the best way to comprehensively […]

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Evaluating Promotional Effectiveness

As a key member of the HR team, you are in a unique position to understand and express the company’s culture and core values through the items gifted to the team or distributed at events. Are you demonstrating the “why” behind the company through these items, or are you supporting the brand ethos? Does Susan […]

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Employer in Deep Sheetz Over Criminal History Check

A large convenience store chain recently learned about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) intention to challenge how employers use arrest and conviction records to make hiring decisions. Criminal History Check Required of All Applicants Sheetz is a regional convenience store chain based in Pennsylvania that operates more than 600 locations and employs approximately 23,000 […]

HR Works Presents: Today’s Top 5 HR Buzzwords Part 8

Are you up to date on HR’s latest lingo? HR Work Break again takes a look into trending phrases in the HR space. Check out this infographic to learn more! Buzzwords Part 8 by HCI BU

HR Query: CHRO Insights on HR Automation and Employee Retention

Recent research shows that HR professionals spend nearly 8 hours a week on routine, administrative tasks. With the proliferation of AI, barriers to automation are falling rapidly, and HR leaders need to take advantage of automation tools that enhance efficiency and save precious time and resources. While automation can streamline HR operations, it can also […]

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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 Presents: Today’s Top 5 HR Buzzwords Part 8

Are you up to date on HR’s latest lingo? HR Work Break again takes a look into trending phrases in the HR space. Check out this infographic to learn more! Buzzwords Part 8 by HCI BU

HR Works Podcast: How to Eat an Elephant One Bite at a Time

We all dread tough conversations at work. But what if they held the key to a thriving, inclusive workplace? Listen in as Hannah Yardley, Chief People and Culture Officer at Achievers, dives deep into the importance of fostering open dialogue, even when it gets messy. Discover how HR leaders can cultivate psychological safety and create […]

HR Work Break: ICYM The Civil Rights Act Turns 60

Tuesday July 2 was the 60th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. And, in the HR world, this legislation stops discrimination on the basis of sex, as well as, race in hiring, promoting, and firing. […]

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