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Keeping Employees Engaged During Furlough

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individual companies has been largely dependent on the industry in which a company does business. While white-collar industries have largely been able to maintain a semblance of business as usual through remote work and online retailers have been doing quite well in many cases, the hospitality industry has […]

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Emotional Intelligence Is Essential for Diverse Workforces

Workplace diversity is commonly viewed through the lens of representation—by increasing the number of employees with certain backgrounds and experiences, companies demonstrate their commitment to equality and fairness. While representation is crucial, a real commitment to diversity goes beyond merely recruiting employees with certain characteristics. It involves creating an environment where everyone feels included, empowered, […]

EEOC Settles NC Race Discrimination Case

In contrast with other litigation, a case filed against an employer by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a very public affair. Typically, the EEOC will issue a press release when it files a new lawsuit identifying the employer and providing a summary of the alleged discriminatory conduct.

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Evaluating Company Culture in the Era of COVID-19

2020 has been an extraordinary year for people globally. In the United States, we’re dealing with the aftermath of a divisive and historic election; there is widespread social unrest; and, of course, we’re dealing with a global pandemic that has forced millions of Americans to work from home.

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HR Works COVID-19 Update: What Vaccines Mean for Employers

It has been a few months since we have discussed workplace policies surrounding testing on this podcast. Since that time, testing has become much more widespread and available. Recent news has also offered us perhaps our first breath of fresh air in quite some time: two viable vaccines have been successfully developed. In this episode, […]

HR Works: Employee Monitoring and Protecting Trade Secrets

This special episode is sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management, also known as SHRM. We are also excited to announce that this is our very first SHRM credit approved podcast episode. Stay tuned for information on how to get your credits later in the program. With large swaths of the workforce working remotely, […]

UPDATED: COVID-19 Map and Resources for HR Professionals

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is top of mind for HR professionals and employers nationwide. Our latest interactive map of COVID-19 cases has been adjusted to reflect the rise in cases in the United States. Read on to view our updated color-coded map, a list of resources, plus an animation showing how our map has developed […]

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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.