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Gen Z Job Seekers: Balancing Independence and Parental Support

There’s no denying that Generation Z (Gen Z) represents the future of the American workforce. Gen Z is already projected to overtake Baby Boomers in terms of U.S. workforce representation in 2024, and by 2030, it’s estimated that Gen Z will make up 30% of the total workforce. This means employers would do well to […]

How Leave-Sharing Supports Employees and Builds Workplace Cohesion

Over the past few years, the need for flexible benefits has never been more clear. From a pandemic that overturned many old assumptions about how and where we work to a period of economic uncertainty and volatility today, employees have continually reassessed what they need from employers. This has led HR teams to reconsider how […]

EEOC’s Final Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Harassment Is Here

On April 29, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final version of the Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Harassment to include developments “answering the call” of the #MeToo movement; the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (which held the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of […]

From Finance to DEIB: Layla Ramirez’s Path to Creating Equitable Workplaces

Layla Ramirez, the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) at Justworks, has built a career dedicated to fostering inclusive workplaces. Her journey from financial services to DEIB leadership highlights her commitment to creating equitable environments. Here we explore Ramirez’s background, career path, and impactful work at Justworks, providing valuable insights for DEI and […]

3 Innovative Approaches to Assessing Candidate Fit

In today’s job market, HR professionals know that locating the perfect candidate goes way beyond evaluating qualifications on paper. The traditional ways of doing things–a resume, a round of interviews, an offer—are still valuable. There’s nothing wrong with keeping your hiring process classic. But these steps may not always be the best way to comprehensively […]

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Evaluating Promotional Effectiveness

As a key member of the HR team, you are in a unique position to understand and express the company’s culture and core values through the items gifted to the team or distributed at events. Are you demonstrating the “why” behind the company through these items, or are you supporting the brand ethos? Does Susan […]

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Employer in Deep Sheetz Over Criminal History Check

A large convenience store chain recently learned about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) intention to challenge how employers use arrest and conviction records to make hiring decisions. Criminal History Check Required of All Applicants Sheetz is a regional convenience store chain based in Pennsylvania that operates more than 600 locations and employs approximately 23,000 […]

HR Query: CHRO Insights on HR Automation and Employee Retention

Recent research shows that HR professionals spend nearly 8 hours a week on routine, administrative tasks. With the proliferation of AI, barriers to automation are falling rapidly, and HR leaders need to take advantage of automation tools that enhance efficiency and save precious time and resources. While automation can streamline HR operations, it can also […]

New Data Explores the Continuing Evolution of Hybrid Work

Since the pandemic, the standard work environment has evolved significantly, with a growing number of employees seeking flexible work arrangements. Some prefer fully remote work, while others favor a mix of in-office and remote work, commonly known as the hybrid work model. Benefits of Hybrid Work Hybrid work offers numerous benefits, including better work-life balance, […]

Ask the Expert: How Can Employers Hold Employees Liable for Property Damage?

Question: We provide laptop computers to all our personnel. Many employees damage them during employment or return them with damage upon leaving employment. What are our options for recouping from employees the costs of repairing or replacing the damaged employer-owned materials? Answer: Basically, the company’s two main options for recuperating losses for damage to company […]