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Employers on Alert as They Assess Threat of Omicron Variant

The emergence of a new COVID-19 variant has put employers on notice that they may need to beef up their safety protocols or change reopening plans as the omicron variant makes its entrance in the United States.

Think of Talent Retention Like You Think of Customer Retention

The expression, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone is all too true in employee retention. Far too often businesses don’t pay enough attention to individual employee satisfaction until a prized employee puts in their notice. Companies might scramble to offer the departing worker more money or change up their responsibilities, but by […]

4 Strategies for Building a New Foundation for Effective eLearning

Before the coronavirus pandemic, you likely herded your employees into conference rooms at least once a quarter for an instructor-led training session or a lunch-and-learn. And you probably saw good returns on those efforts. After all, professional development opportunities directly impact your employees’ on-the-job satisfaction, productivity, and retention. All that changed in March 2020. Suddenly, you couldn’t […]

Failing to Communicate Policy Changes Can Undo Harassment Lawsuit Defense

Employers often make policy changes to address potentially discriminatory conditions. If you hope to use the changes as a defense to future bias claims based on the former policy, however, you must communicate them to your employees. A ruling from the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Arkansas employers) recently reinforced the lesson.

Healthcare Employers Have Options Despite Nationwide Halt to CMS Vax Mandate

A Louisiana federal district court has issued a nationwide injunction barring the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. How We Got Here On Monday, November 29, a federal judge in Missouri enjoined the CMS from enforcing the vaccine mandate. The court, however, limited the injunction’s […]

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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 […]