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How Hospital Pricing Data Can Help Cut Costs and Improve Employee Benefits

The United States spends more on health care than any other country, with costs growing at a faster rate than inflation. Rising costs are not only hitting consumers hard but also affecting employers, requiring them to pay higher and higher premiums every year. As a result, HR leaders have to make a difficult decision: Either they eat these costs […]

Is There a Perfect Employment Screening Tool?

In recruiting new talent, employers want to know who the candidates are. Information is typically gathered through application forms, interviews, and background checks. Conducting a background check after a conditional offer is becoming more commonplace. According to a recent study from the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), 74% of employers conduct background checks following a […]

ADA May Protect Workers with COVID-19, New EEOC Guidance Says

Workers who contract COVID-19 can be protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, issued on December 14, 2021.

The Tightrope of Corporate Activism

Business and politics have always been extremely intertwined, but that interplay—at least on the part of corporations—has perhaps become more visible in recent years. Younger generations, which make up increasingly greater proportions of the workforce, tend to demand more from their employers in terms of how they respond to a wide range of political and […]

Flexibility Could Widen the Gulf Between White Collar Workers and Others

One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the way it has served as a catalyst for businesses to experiment with and embrace forms of workplace flexibility that millions of workers have been craving for decades. While many are celebrating what they see as the most significant change in workplace norms in […]

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HR Works Podcast: Compensating the Modern Workforce

Guest: David Wudyka, MBA, BSIE, Managing Principal and Founder of Westminster Associates. In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by compensation expert David Wudyka, Managing Principal and Founder of Westminster Associates.  With over 30 years experience as an HR professional, David discusses some of the unique challenges facing HR leaders in […]

HR Works Podcast: So Where Should We Work This Week?

Guest: Liza Mash Levin, Co-founder and CEO, Gable In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Liza Mash Levin, co-founder and CEO of Gable, a hybrid workforce management platform that connects companies and their employees to flexible, scalable, and cost-effective hybrid offices. Liza offers her insight on what the future […]

A Seat at the Table: Listening with Open Minds and Hearts

In our second episode of A Seat at the Table, I am delighted to be joined by Dr. Lusharon Wiley, Vice President of Corporate Culture at Innisfree Hotels. Dr. Wiley has real world DEI experience, years of academic muscle in the study and science of DEI, and more than two decades of experience as a […]

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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.

7 Tips for Retaining Employees During Addiction Treatment

About 10% of Americans have experienced drug addiction at some point in their lives. If one of your employees is struggling with this disease, you might be tempted to fire him or her.

Bringing Them Back: Key Considerations as Employers Bring Employees Back Into the Office

After the mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccines during spring 2021, Americans were looking forward to the end of the pandemic as millions were vaccinated. The optimists included not only individuals but also companies eager to get staff back into offices after more than a year of working remotely. While the highly publicized Delta variant has […]