When the Going Gets Tough, Smart Leaders Double Down on Their People: Three Tips for Managing Teams in a Recessionary Environment

Today’s worker has a lot to think about. Supply chain shortages, ever-increasing prices, the ongoing pandemic, and now, a potential recession. How can leaders best manage their people during such an uncertain time, or more specifically, when a recession seems imminent? When navigating a (pre) recessionary business environment, leaders should focus on their most valuable […]

How Upskilling Can Help Recession-Proof Your Resume

In the world of recruitment, a resume is powerful. True, it’s not a deal-breaker when it comes to the final hiring decision, it carries all the weight in the early stages of the hiring process and takes on greater significance in times of economic uncertainty. With all of the signs pointing to a global economic […]

Know Your Obligations to Employees on Military Leave

Most HR professionals are aware that under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and similar state laws, they have to provide military leave for employees with military service obligations, such as those who serve in the National Guard and military reserves, and reemploy them when the duty is over. What often isn’t […]

Unique Passion Drives Broad and Meaningful Impact

While many of the DEI leaders we speak to as part of our ongoing series of DEI executive profiles came into those roles almost fortuitously, our subject for this iteration has been involved in DEI efforts since his college days. Darrell L. Johnson, Jr. MBA is the Manager of Diversity & Inclusion Programs at the Baton […]

Hiring Marketing-Minded CEOs Has Become Health Care’s Remedy for Success

Health care ranks among the worst industries for customer satisfaction, as the scope of marketing efforts has traditionally focused on physicians and other stakeholders. But the past 2 years have fueled a shift to a more patient-centric culture and a focus on an exceptional customer experience (CX). Hospitals and health insurers are doing this by […]

The Future of Remote Work Is Not Wall Street’s Labor Day Ultimatum

For months, business executives have been strategizing ways to convince employees to return to the office. Thwarted by the “Great Resignation” every step of the way, many organizations, including Wall Street powerhouses, hoped to impose Labor Day 2022 as the deadline to force the work-remotely crowd back to their cubicles. To soften the stick of a mandatory […]

Appellate Court Rules for Employer on Interactive Process Issue

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division, Second Department ruled an employer’s alleged failure to engage in the “interactive process” wasn’t an independent element of a disability discrimination claim under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). Read on to understand what this decision means for your business and why it is normally always […]

The Role HR Plays in Corporate Sustainability

In recent years, the topic of the environment is on everyone’s mind. Jobseekers increasingly care about finding employers who prioritize sustainability, especially among millennial and Gen Z employees, who place a lot of importance on the values of their potential employers. Many people want to know what steps they can take, how they can make […]

Quiet Quitting and Its Impact on Workplaces

The phrase ‘quiet quitting’ became popular after a TikTok video describing it went viral. However, workforce studies on the changing world of work support the rise of quiet quitting and suggest it’s more than a social media hashtag. Quiet Quitting Is An Intentional State of Mind The term implies a norm where people feel they […]

Case Study: Fired Employee with Bad Attitude Fails on Religious Discrimination Claim

A car salesman who was terminated following customer complaints of a bad attitude cannot get to a jury on his religious discrimination claim according to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Oklahoma employers). The appeals court affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment (dismissal without a trial) in […]