Racial Disparities in Remote Work Preferences

Businesses around the world have been struggling to strike the right balance when it comes to remote work. Now that government-imposed COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are a thing of the past, there’s no longer a requirement that businesses allow workers to work from home, and companies are trying to determine both whether remote work is a […]

Revealed: More Than 25% of Over 40’s Believe They Didn’t Get Hired Because of Their Age

Few doubt the existence of ageism in the workplace. In fact: 64% of over 40s believe age-based discrimination in the workplace is common, while just 50% say the same about racism. 34% of US workers in their 40s feel their age ‘holds them back’ at work – more than sexism, disabilities or sexual orientation. 60% […]

NLRB Challenges Overly Broad Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Provisions in Severance Agreements

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an important decision in which it ruled that employers who offer severance agreements to employees with broad non-disparagement or confidentiality provisions violate Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). What do employers need to know about this recent development in labor law? Background Section 7 of the […]

Faces of HR: Dean Carter on Positive Cultures, Purpose-Centric Leaders & Pathways

For the last three decades, Dean Carter has served as a change agent. From Fossil Group to Sears Holdings, and most recently at Patagonia, Carter has honed his craft by leading HR transformations. As Head of People and Culture at Patagonia, Carter amplified a purpose-driven culture while serving as a strategic partner to the Founders, […]

Quiet Hiring: How Impacted Employees Can Best Transition to a New Role or Manager

The workplace has been abuzz with trending phrases and this article tackles one of the latest – quiet hiring. If you’ve been living under a rock – or working remotely – don’t worry. Your favorite HR friend has you covered! Quiet hiring is when employers move people to new teams or focus areas due to […]

Strategies for Re-Engaging Workers

Any employer would love to have employees who are genuinely passionate about their work. In the workplace, passion often translates directly to employee engagement. Passionate, engaged workers tend to be more productive, are more loyal to employers, engage in self-study and training, and are more creative and proactive. Consider, for example, a graphic designer passionate […]

What Should Your Company Code of Ethics Contain?

A single corporate scandal can be enough to leave a company’s reputation in tatters in no time. From Volkswagen’s emissions scandal to the collapse of Enron – cases of corporate misconduct have prompted companies across the globe to take measures to make sure employees put their most ethical foot forward.  A company’s code of ethics […]

Supporting Your Employees with New Care Responsibilities in 2023

The role of a caregiver can be difficult to balance with a full-time job – and new care responsibilities are growing quickly, affecting millennials as their parents age, ultimately impacting their work performance. According to a recent survey by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), nearly one in five workers in the U.S. […]

In Defense of Indecision

Everyone has that friend or acquaintance who simply can’t make up their mind, even when faced with the most trivial choices: “Where should I go for lunch today?” “Should I wear black or khaki today?” “What time should I tell people to show up to the party?” Is Indecision Annoying? Most people react with annoyance […]