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Four Ways Job-Hunters Can Stand Out in a Skill-Centric Job Market

The hiring landscape is experiencing a significant shift for not only hiring managers and recruiters but also for job seekers. What used to be the traditional criteria for candidates to land interviews, like college degrees and years of experience, is increasingly no longer the norm. Skills are now the top priority, and the ways in […]

Personal Life Experiences Drive Passion for DEI

The banking and finance sector has long had a reputation as an industry sorely lacking in diversity and inclusion. For many, the very mention of banking conjures up images of stuffy, older white men in suits. With an increasingly diversified American workforce, the banking industry can’t afford to maintain a lack of diversity based on […]

The Surprising Importance of Employer Gifts

Anyone who’s worked long enough in Corporate America has likely had occasion to roll their eyes at a gift received from their company: an ugly t-shirt with the company logo; a pen and notepad seemingly worth less than $1; or countless coffee mugs. Employers are generally aware that the gifts they give to employees aren’t […]

Tips for Managing Discharge Risks

Employment decisions can be difficult. Which applicant do we hire? Should we grant this employee’s request for leave? What type of discipline do we impose on a particular worker? Each decision carries varying degrees of risk. One of the riskiest decisions you’ll face will be whether to discharge a particular employee. Before making the decision, […]

To Solve the Retention Crisis, Proactive Mental Well-Being Needs to Be a Workplace Priority

The pandemic has led to employee retention struggles that require a serious reconsideration of how employers address mental well-being. McKinsey calls it “the Great Attrition.”  More than 15 million U.S. workers have quit their jobs since April 2021, and 40% of employees say they are at least somewhat likely to quit in the next 3 […]

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HR Works Podcast: Performance Management for the Modern Era

Guest: Dave Carhart, Vice President of People, Lattice In episode 170 of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Dave Carhart, Vice President of People at Lattice, a market-leading people management platform that empowers leaders to build engaged, high-performing teams that inspire winning cultures. Listen as we take a closer look at performance management […]

HR Works Podcast: A New Approach to Workplace Wellness

Guest: Cassidy Rouse, Global General Manager, Corporate Wellness at Peloton In episode 169 of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Cassidy Rouse, Global General Manager of Corporate Wellness at Peloton, to discuss the connection between employee wellness, engagement, and business outcomes.  Cassidy explains why employers should consider integrating employee-sponsored wellness programs into their […]

Pages of HR: Building an Inclusive and Equitable Organization

In our fourth episode of “Pages of HR,” we are joined by co-authors Arthur Woods, an LGBTQ+ leader in HR technology and co-founder of Mathison, a technology for diversity hiring; and Susanna Tharakan, Head of Diversity at Sisense, DEI researcher and practitioner in the area of industrial, organizational psychology. Hiring For Diversity: The Guide to […]

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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 […]