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The Pros, Cons, and Potential Best Practices of a 4-Day Workweek

For millions of Americans, the last couple of years have represented an opportunity to live out a long-held dream: remote work. The COVID-19 pandemic forced skeptical businesses to shift to widespread work-from-home arrangements in a push to stem the spread of the disease among coworkers clustered together for 8 or more hours per day. While […]

5 Ways to Support Employee Mental Well-Being

Mental health is in a delicate state. After more than 2 years of a pandemic that has left many feeling isolated and anxious, mental health challenges are having a greater impact than at any time in recent history. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered dramatic increases in anxiety and depression and contributed to 35 million additional Americans […]

4 Recruitment Challenges (And How to Overcome Them)

Anyone in HR knows this is a difficult time to be a recruiter. Whether you blame it on the downward-trending economy, the Great Resignation, or the number of companies desperate for labor, the fact is, the power balance right now rests in the hands of talent. Finding the right employees for open positions at your […]

Faces of HR: How One HR Pro’s Proactive Approach is Moving the Needle Forward in HR

Farzana Nayani has more than 20 years of experience in the DEI field, managing and directing programs, training and designing curriculum, offering thought leadership and organizational strategy. She is also an international keynote speaker, and business coach. Her company Farzana Nayani, Consulting & Training is a woman-owned business and minority-certified firm that specializes in diversity, […]

Latest DOJ Guidance on ADA Web Accessibility Leaves Unanswered Questions

In March 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published web accessibility guidance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees they will have the same ability as everyone else to enjoy opportunities, goods, and services. Although the guidance establishes the DOJ’s intentions to ensure websites are […]

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Key Employee Concerns Post-Pandemic

For over 2 years, employees, employers, and just about everyone else across the globe have been eagerly awaiting the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic caused widespread disruption in work, community, and family life and created tremendous stress among workers. As the pandemic recedes in many parts of the world, however, new challenges and […]

Ask The Expert: Pitfalls of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at HR Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber regarding performance improvement plans (PIPs), the challenge of perceived retaliation, and the importance of building a clearly defined employee policies. Q: We have an employee who is on […]

5th Circuit: One Racial Slur Is Enough to Win Lawsuit

After years of dithering, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Texas) recently decided a single racial slur (one in particular) standing alone can create an unlawful hostile work environment entitling the employee to mental anguish and punitive damages and an award of fees to the person’s lawyer. Read on.

Many Teachers Are Transitioning into the Corporate World

There’s a saying about the teaching profession that’s well known to many and almost certainly well despised by teachers: “Those who can do; those who can’t teach.” Of course, many teachers accept relatively low pay for challenging work because they find it tremendously rewarding and fulfilling. But the notion that teachers teach because they can’t […]

If You Want More Exceptional Job Candidates, Develop a Culture That Supports DEI

Several factors are making hiring so difficult. First, the market favors jobseekers like never before. According to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 3.7% of jobseekers received four job offers between November 2021 and March 2022. Nearly 20% had at least one employment offer in the same period. The second factor is the […]