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Serious Lack of Trust in HR Continues into the Coronavirus Outbreak

Do employees trust HR? That’s the question two different organizations sought answers for in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Each found discouraging results that should be of serious concern as HR faces the many challenges brought about by the virus. I had a chance to discuss the findings of each with a number of […]

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Answering FAQs on FFCRA

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an “Employee Rights” poster or notice for the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave components of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Survey Shows What Employees Really Think About Bosses

The stereotype of the “yes man/woman” is a common one. The idea is that employees are loathe to disagree with, or in any way offend, their bosses. Certainly, a baseline of respect is expected of employees. But, it can also be dangerous not to be up front with superiors about genuine concerns.

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Unexpected Places for Gender Bias in the Workplace

Most employers would say they work to actively reduce or eliminate gender bias in their organization and strive to hire, pay, and promote based on merit. And most of them would probably be accurate in terms of what they’re trying to do. But there are several ways gender bias can creep into an organization in […]

What HR Looks Like on the Other Side of the COVID-19 Crisis

It seems it will be months here in the United States before things “go back to normal.” Of course, we all know that the new normal will be as unfamiliar as it is challenging. The transformation of the way we work and live has already been severe. What new challenges has that brought to employers […]

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HR ‘Don’ts’ Inspired by Netflix’s Tiger King

In the midst of our pandemic-induced self-isolation and, in many cases, mandatory shelter-in-place orders, some of you have probably used this time to better yourselves. Perhaps you’ve tried out some new recipes or began an exercise regime or learned to knit or played Monopoly with your housebound children. If that is you, I say bravo! […]

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Tips for Managing Generation Z at Work

We currently have four generations in the workforce: Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials, and Generation Zs. Gen Zs are those born between the mid-90s and early 2010s; the oldest of them entered the workforce a few years ago.

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Small Businesses Weigh In on COVID-19 Impact

As employers across the nation grapple with new remote working arrangements and accommodating employees impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), new survey findings reveal exactly how this pandemic is affecting operations for small businesses.