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TikTok as the Hottest Job-Bashing Forum

Decades ago, the grumblings, complaints, and revelations of employees were limited to the watercooler. Outside of the office, those grumblings may have found their way to the dinner table or the local watering hole, but that was about the extent of it. Today, of course, social media has dramatically expanded the reach of anyone with […]

Reggie Willis: Making a Difference By Taking a Strategic Approach to DEI

We often find that the CDOs we speak to are driven by a passion for helping and working with people. That passion doesn’t necessarily focus on DEI specifically or exclusively, but DEI work tends to be a great outlet for that people passion. So it has been for the focus of this installment of our […]

It’s Party Time! Can Employers Deduct Costs for Internal Networking Events?

In 2020, the employer-employee relationship was forever altered. The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted industries, halted travel, and changed the way employees work. Employers have been forced to adapt to a tight employment market and workers’ needs. Some companies have decided to offer remote work opportunities and flexible schedules. With work from home becoming the norm, employers […]

Want Workers to Return to the Office? Try Making It Greener

Amid a heightened war for talent among companies post-pandemic, U.S. employees have higher expectations for green office spaces and want their employers to make eco-friendly practices a priority, according to new research. Hygiene and health company Essity recently conducted a survey of workers who have returned to the office at least part-time and found that the vast […]

How a History of Neglected Training Is Contributing to the Supply Chain Crisis

As the United States emerged from the deepest depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new crisis began to emerge and grab headlines: a supply chain in shambles. An already strained labor market has been made worse by early retirements and illnesses related to the pandemic. Companies unable to staff their operations have demonstrated the downside […]

How Background Checks Contribute to a Better Candidate Experience

A bad hire is costly in many ways. The U.S. Labor Department estimates a bad hire costs up to 30% of that position’s first-year salary. This encompasses the time spent on training and onboarding, lost productivity, recruitment costs, and more. Given that, it’s no wonder so many companies want to ensure they do as much […]

Faces of HR: Candace Smith on Reimagining HR, Strategic Partnerships & More

Candace Smith has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for more than a decade. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Candace to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influences, as well as what it takes to cultivate a successful employee experience. “I […]

NLRB Announces Plans for Rules on Joint Employment, Union Election Procedures

Employers should be on the lookout for new rules from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) related to the definition of joint employment as well as amendments to the Board’s rules on union election procedures made in April 2020. Joint Employment In its announcement of rulemaking priorities on June 21, the NLRB said it plans […]

How VR Can Help Bridge the Experience Gap in Employee Training

There’s often a chicken-and-egg problem with employee recruitment and training. Employers almost always want to hire someone with experience, but while some candidates might have the experience from a previous role, others are actually hoping to gain that experience from the job they’re applying for, but they need the experience to get the job. Many […]

One-Week Warning: OFCCP Contractor Portal Certification Deadline Approaches

By June 30, 2022, federal supply and service contractors with 100 or more employees are required to have registered and certified their establishment and maintenance of their affirmative action programs (AAPs). Although unresolved questions remain, the agency is finally answering some of the questions contractors have had since the portal opened. Registration Issues As a […]