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Healthcare Leaders Share Advice on Recruiting

The nursing shortage is placing a heavy burden on health systems and making acquiring new talent extremely tedious. However, the market does continue to grow. According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in January 2024, jobs in healthcare rose by 70,000, with 17,000 of those positions being in nursing and residential care facilities. […]

Tackling Employee Burnout – Apple’s Approach

Burnout is an increasingly prevalent issue in today’s fast-paced business world, affecting employee well-being and productivity. Recognizing this challenge, Apple, a well-established leader in innovation, has implemented a surprisingly simple yet effective strategy to combat employee burnout. Understanding Burnout and Its Impact on Business Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused […]

New NLRB Election Procedures in Effect for Union Elections

In August 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) significantly changed its procedures when employees are seeking representation by a union. First, the Board enacted its “Representation-Case Procedures” rule or “2023 Election Rule,” which, among other changes, expedites the timing of an election after a petition for election has been filed. […]

HR Works Podcast: Mentor Programs Are Not Your ‘Easy Button’ for L&D!

Guest: Ann Marie Morris, President, AM Morris Consulting What are HR teams looking to achieve when building mentorship programs and offering career-coaching resources to their employees? Are unrealistic expectations being put on mentorship programs serving as a ‘magic bullet’ and the easy solution to the demand for career development resources? Where do these employer-backed mentorship […]

Companies Cite AI Impacts Amid Layoffs

The recent trend of layoffs across various industries, including major companies like UPS, Salesforce, and SAP, has sparked discussions about the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in these decisions. While some of these companies have hinted at AI’s role in driving efficiencies, the broader narrative about AI’s impact on jobs is more nuanced. Recent Layoffs […]

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HR Works Podcast: Parents Are Returning to Work…How Can We Help Them Stay?

Guest: Sadie Funk and Sara Redington from The Best Place for Working Parents What family-friendly policies matter most to working parents in 2023? As recent workforce studies have shown parents making a return to the workplace, with participation totals for parents with children under 18 now climbing back to pre-pandemic levels, how can companies build […]

HR Query: Staying Compliant with PUMP and PWFA

Two new laws strengthen protections for pregnant and nursing employees in the workplace: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP). In this week’s HR Query, we’re highlighting what you need to know to make sure organizations stay compliant. The PWFA took effect June 27, 2023, […]

Why Employee Wellbeing Should Be Your Top Priority in 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and employee wellbeing has been top of mind for everyone – and rightfully so. In today’s challenging and uncertain times, the mental health and wellbeing of employees has never been more important. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, burnout and stress are at all-time highs, […]

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HR Works Podcast: Mentor Programs Are Not Your ‘Easy Button’ for L&D!

Guest: Ann Marie Morris, President, AM Morris Consulting What are HR teams looking to achieve when building mentorship programs and offering career-coaching resources to their employees? Are unrealistic expectations being put on mentorship programs serving as a ‘magic bullet’ and the easy solution to the demand for career development resources? Where do these employer-backed mentorship […]

HR Work Break: Keeping Employees Engaged

Guest: Shannon Gabriel, Vice President of Leadership Solutions at TBM Consulting Resent research at Gallup shows that employee engagement continues to decline, in spite of many efforts to revitalize company culture: only 36% of the workforce was engaged in 2020, and it’s dropped to a low 32% in 2022. Low levels of employee engagement have […]

HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Reconstructing Inclusion

While most of us would never dream of ostracizing our coworkers—especially those who have been historically excluded in the workplace because of their perceived “otherness”– many people routinely feel left out of workplace culture. According to DEI strategist Amri B. Johnson, it’s because truly good people, who wholeheartedly support diversity, equity, and inclusion, don’t go […]

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