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Faces of HR: Britta Mühlenberg—Building Bridges Between People and Potential

Britta Mühlenberg, COO at Acrolinx, isn’t your typical HR leader. Her path to the C-suite started not with textbooks but with a deep-seated desire to connect with people on a global scale. This wanderlust, coupled with a fascination with human behavior, led her to an unexpected first step: the world of hospitality. “University confirmed my […]

Understanding the New Overtime Rules for Salaried Workers

The Biden administration has recently announced significant changes to overtime eligibility, which are set to broaden the scope of who qualifies among salaried workers. These adjustments may be pivotal for HR professionals and managers, as they will impact numerous aspects of workplace management. Overview of the New Rules Under the new regulations, the salary threshold […]

Work Culture is Making Americans Sick in the Stomach 

As a gastroenterologist, I see all types of disorders of the gut. From diarrhea to vomiting and everything in between, my patients often suffer from symptoms and conditions that seem inescapable and never-ending because they are so physically exhausting.  Yet, remarkably few of these are caused by actual structural issues within the digestive system. Many […]

The Long-Term Benefits of Recognition on Employee Engagement: How It Can Boost Employee Morale

In human resources, recognizing employee achievements extends far beyond the fleeting moment of applause—it is a pivotal element in bolstering employee engagement and morale over an extended period. This discourse aims to unravel the mechanisms through which sustained recognition endeavors catalyze profound enhancements in workplace dynamics, ultimately paving the way for a more motivated and […]

Honestly! Since When Can’t You Fire Somebody for Failing a Drug Test?

Issue 2 became law in Ohio on December 7, 2023, legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults. In presenting on this topic, we have proclaimed that Issue 2 will change very little for Ohio workplaces and employment practices. However, a recent case in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has created a caveat to our bold […]

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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: Navigating the Post-Military Career Transition (Part I)

This Military Appreciation Month, we honor our veterans not just for their service, but for the valuable skills they bring to the civilian workforce. In this episode, Eric Ryan, a Marine Corps veteran and senior director of Military Operations at the University of Phoenix, joins to explore the unique challenges and opportunities faced by veterans […]

HR Work Break: Mental Health in the Workplace

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For those who are struggling, know that it’s okay to not be okay—please reach out for help if you need it, and remember that there are people who care about you. In this episode of HR Work Break, we reflect on workplace wellbeing best practices from Dr. Meisha-Ann Martin, […]

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