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To Solve the Retention Crisis, Proactive Mental Well-Being Needs to Be a Workplace Priority

The pandemic has led to employee retention struggles that require a serious reconsideration of how employers address mental well-being. McKinsey calls it “the Great Attrition.”  More than 15 million U.S. workers have quit their jobs since April 2021, and 40% of employees say they are at least somewhat likely to quit in the next 3 […]

How to Use Audio-Based Learning as Part of the Modern L&D Toolkit

Employees are more than a little screen-exhausted. Who can blame them? It’s common for a worker to move from laptop to smartphone and back again for more than 6 hours daily. How, then, do you get your team members excited about training content? The answer is clear: You offer them eyes-free solutions in the form of […]

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Ripple Effect of Unhappy Coworkers

It seems like every office has at least one employee who’s constantly complaining about one thing or another or just generally has a bad attitude. Sometimes their complaints are legitimate; sometimes they just like to complain. Often coworkers and managers will just roll their eyes and do what they can—or are willing to do—to be […]

$136.9M Judgment vs. Tesla Underscores Rising Costs of Joint Employer Relationships

After less than four hours of deliberation, a jury in a California federal court recently awarded $136.9 million to a former Tesla subcontractor after finding he had been subjected to a racially hostile work environment at the company’s factory in the northern part of the state. The huge damages award demonstrates the potential dangers underlying […]

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Seasonal Hiring: How Background Screening Can Save Companies Money this Holiday Season

The short holiday shopping season (totaling 25 and 31 days each year) often creates a seasonal labor hiring crunch for retailers. This year, companies are already trying to speed seasonal hiring efforts by setting up recruiting events that offer faster than average hiring timelines – even offering applicants jobs the same day they apply. Facing […]

How Can Companies Throw Safe, Inclusive Holiday Parties?

Around the world, life is settling into the new normal. Many people are returning to the office, and hybrid work is now standard. Many remote team members haven’t seen each other in person in over a year, and they’re losing their sense of team spirit. Those of us who feel comfortable can finally get together […]

College Athletes Are Employees? Tide Players Wouldn’t Want to ‘Bargain’ with Coach Saban

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo recently issued a memorandum (GC 21-08) declaring certain college athletes will be classified as employees, giving them the right to unionize and engage in other protected, concerted activity. Read on to learn how things might play out in the real world.

Recent Job Market Reversals Illustrate Dynamic Nature of Hiring

The recent challenges faced by many businesses across the country in finding qualified staff, particularly relative to the glut of available labor less than 15 years ago, highlights the dynamic nature of the American labor market and demonstrates the importance for an active and dynamic human resources approach to the hiring process. “Following the 2008/2009 […]

Why HR Departments Need a Radical Transformation

HR departments aren’t usually painted in a positive light. Although HR helps create a solid talent management foundation that companies can use to grow and scale, this effort often gets overlooked and undervalued. After the infamous Meghan and Harry interview in March, Jimmy Kimmel joked that HR in the United Kingdom was as poor as […]

How Artificial Intelligence Is Used in People Management

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to systems or models that can perform tasks simulating human intellect and improving performance iteratively as they collect information and process it. It is capable of speech interpretation, decision-making, visual perception, etc. AI is multifaceted and has found its applications in diverse industries. An example is AI-enabled robotic systems that came […]