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7 Tips for Managers Leading Hybrid Teams

The great work-from-home experiment is over, and what we learned is that hybrid work is here to stay. The old way of work is in the past, and the “Great Resignation” is well underway. Happier at Home A recent NPR article stated, “As pandemic life recedes in the U.S., people are leaving their jobs in […]

3 Things Employers Need to Know About FSAs and HSAs During Open Enrollment

This year’s open enrollment season just may be one of the most essential—and confusing—in recent history. The myriad legislative changes that were introduced for flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) in 2020 due to COVID-19 were designed to give employers and employees more flexibility and protection. While these changes were critically important […]

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Faces of HR: Neha Mirchandani Leads with Her Heart and Empathy

The past 18 months have put human resources leaders to the test in ways we’ve never imagined. Workplace culture quickly went out the window as millions of Americans began working from home. With a new work environment overnight, HR professionals’ biggest challenge has been keeping employees productive, motivated, and engaged. In a recent survey by […]

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6th Circuit Offers Guidance on Reasonableness of Investigations, Remedial Measures

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Michigan employers) recently provided employers with guidance on how to handle an employee’s complaints of multiple instances of gender-based harassment committed by coworkers. The crux of the case illustrates the importance of taking prompt remedial action, even if the results prove to be inconclusive. ‘You Were […]

Never-Ending Interviews

For job applicants, the interview process can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. On the one hand, there’s the potential for a new job or even a new career. On the other hand, it can take days, weeks or longer to find out how the interview went and whether the applicant landed the job or even […]

Extreme Job Interviews

The word “extreme” has been used to market a variety of products and activities. Sports broadcasters market “extreme sports” like street luging and mountain biking; gyms and fitness influencers promote extreme workouts; even Doritos has a line of “extreme” chips.

Feds Pursue Fraud Claims Against PPP Recipients

To help struggling businesses needing immediate access to cash during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress introduced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in 2020. Some companies, however, didn’t use the PPP loan funds as Congress intended. Because of a broad range of associated fraud, the […]

EEOC Issues Guidance on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a technical assistance document for “Protections Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.” The document briefly explains the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, and the agency’s established legal positions on sexual orientation and gender identity-related workplace discrimination […]

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What Explains the Dichotomy in Remote Work Preferences?

While the widespread shift to remote work has been celebrated by many former office-workers, it’s been surprising to many observers the high percentages of those employees who are actually eager to return to the office, at least some of the time. Depending on the poll and when it was conducted, the proportion of workers who […]

7 Recruiting Tips for Gen Z Candidates

While some recruiting tips may hold true no matter who the candidate, it still pays to understand a bit about the differences found in the latest generation to enter the workforce: Gen Z. With that in mind, we’re going to look at some things employers may want to consider when recruiting this generation. Gen Z […]