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Yes, You Can Probably Fire Employee Who Raided Capitol

While most employees were settling into the first full workweek of 2021, some traveled to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 6, to attend a “Save America Rally.” As everyone knows, the ensuing showdown at the U.S. Capitol led to destruction, deaths, arrests, and, for some individuals, termination from their jobs. Here is a primer on […]

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Training Investment in Temporary Workers

Many companies find the need to employ staff on a temporary basis. This could be due to seasonal demand, unexpected labor shortages, or a transitional phase in business.

U.S. Ranked Most Attractive Market for Employer Investment

Since March 2020, employers around the world have been navigating a changing landscape, shifting from office work to remote work overnight, adjusting IT and cybersecurity measures, and learning what new skills are needed to survive in this new normal.

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Some Encouraging Words About Big 2021 Challenge

Several weeks ago, Tony Kessler, senior content manager at BLR®, sent an e-mail asking for perspectives on the year 2020. His note prompted this article. Last year was full of challenges, including racial unrest. Systemic racism became a topic in businesses and organizations all across the country. Even well-meaning diversity training came under attack. Historians […]

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DOL Reverts to Lower Wage Requirements After Courts Block H-1B Rule Changes

Courts again recently thwarted the Trump administration’s efforts to change the H-1B rules and increase the wages U.S. employers are required to pay to foreign workers. Twice in December 2020, a federal court order in California and a preliminary injunction in New Jersey stalled abrupt rule changes that would have dramatically altered the H-1B program […]

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HR Works: Lessons from the Capitol

It was just last Wednesday when an unprecedented attack on the Capitol building captured the attention of the world. I, for one, watched with disbelief as doors were breached, police were overrun, tear gas was used on both attackers and defenders, and when one woman died. It was a grim scene and one that reminds […]

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.