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Toxic Workplaces in the Remote Office

For many, one of the bright spots of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the ability to work from home for the last year. In addition to the greater flexibility and shorter commute, many employees hoped for some relief from toxic workplaces. Workplace Toxicity Follows Employees Home Unfortunately, and surprisingly, many victims of a toxic workplace […]

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Help Employees Improve Focus, Reduce Stress with Mindfulness

The world is filled with noise, both literal and metaphorical, and there are times when everyday distractions make it difficult or impossible to focus on the task at hand. Consider that, on average, employees check their e-mail 36 times an hour and spend 2 hours each day just recovering from distractions. For many, those disruptions […]

It’s Time to Throw Your Frontline Teams a Digital Lifeline

During the past year, while most of us have hunkered down at home, frontline workers have done vital work keeping our factories and distribution centers operational, keeping our lights on and our water flowing, and delivering the groceries and e-commerce purchases on which so many of us have come to rely. The deskless workforce doesn’t […]

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How to Build an Effective Maintenance Technician Team

Your company invests several billions of dollars in automation machinery—miles of conveyor belts, intricately interlaced pneumatics, diverters, sorters, and stampers—to boost productivity and responsiveness. You hire a crack squad to install it properly, which is an additional nine-figure investment … and then it breaks.

ICE Extends Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Forms During Pandemic

A Form I-9 is required for all new hires to verify their employment eligibility. Before March 2020, employers had to physically inspect original documents the new hires presented for I-9 purposes. After the COVID-19 pandemic started, however, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relaxed the physical inspection requirement, provided the business had no employees reporting […]

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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: HR Leading Through Influence

Guest: Nadian Zak, Senior Vice President of People, Vertava Health HR represents the middle ground between employees and employers. That gives HR a special kind of power that is neither from-the-top leadership nor that of a general employee. Rather, they have the power to influence both sides to reach their strategic outcomes. Today’s HR Works […]

HR Works Podcast: Star Wars is an HR Nightmare

What do poor diversity, hostile work environments, corporate espionage, and poor safety cultures have in common? They can all be found long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away. Whether you are talking about the Empire, the Rebellion, or even the First Order, the organizations that populate the Star Wars universe have a lot […]

HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Celebrating Employees Work & Life Milestones

Guest: Karen Crone, CHRO at Paycor. Employers often recognize employees’ work milestones, but what about their life milestones? When organizations recognize life milestones, it shows they care about employees beyond their capacity as workers. Today, I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with Karen Crone, CHRO at Paycor, about this […]

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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.

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? With the September 30 filing deadline fast approaching, understanding your EEO-1 reporting requirements is crucial. “These reports are going to provide information . . . on our employees by their ethnicity, their race, their gender, […]