Category: HR Management & Compliance

There are dozens of details to take care of in the day-to-day operation of your department and your company. We give you case studies, news updates, best practices and training tips that keep your organization fully in compliance with ever-changing employment law, and you fully aware of emerging HR trends.

The Evolving Role of HR: Redefining Responsibilities Post-Pandemic

As a tenured HR employee, you’ve likely worn a variety of proverbial hats over the years. HR inherently requires its people to stretch themselves and fulfill many different roles and requirements—from talent scout to employee therapist to conflict mediator. The pandemic forced many in HR to explore their adaptability further. In 2020, HR professionals had […]

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New Ways of Working: The Digital Workforce and Hybrid Work Styles

2020 was a rollercoaster year for businesses, full of unforeseen challenges that forced organizations to adapt quickly or face getting left behind. According to Sage’s 2021 Return to Growth Outlook Report, which surveyed finance and accounting leaders at growing businesses (ranging from 50-1,500 employees), more than one-in-three businesses say their digital transformation plans accelerated by […]

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How to Manage an Employee’s Final Two Weeks at Work

Getting off to a great start is important in any job, which is why managers and human resource professionals understand how important those first few weeks on the job are. But in the lifecycle of an employee, there is another period that is also crucial; it just happens to be on the opposite end of […]

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Handling ADA Requests for Service Animals at Work

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many remote employees have no doubt strengthened their bonds with and emotional dependency on their pets and, in some cases, service animals. As a result, you should expect to see a surge in animal-related accommodation requests as workers return to their physical workplaces. Here are some ideas to help you properly […]

HR Works Podcast: Cancer Benefits and Early Detection

Guest: Mark Stadler, CEO, AccessHope A new mutli-cancer early detection blood test called Galleri has been created by an organization called GRAIL. Detecting cancer early is often the difference between a treatable illness and one that is not. What does this have to do with Human Resources? Some organizations, like the one today’s guest is […]

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Best Practices in Issue Escalation

While a “flat” organizational structure has become trendy in recent years, traditionally, most organizations have a hierarchical structure with employees reporting to managers, who report to directors and on up through vice presidents, CEOs, and boards of directors. Within that broadly consistent structure, there is a considerable amount of variation in terms of how detailed […]

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Healthcare Trends Brought on by the Pandemic: Which Had the Greatest Impact?

As COVID cases continue to decline throughout the country, industries and businesses are assessing which practices formulated during the pandemic will continue into the future. This rings especially true for HR and talent acquisition departments and even more so for those in health care, an industry that witnessed the most turbulent year ever. As we […]

Dust Off Your Interactive Process Hats as More Remote Workers Are Recalled

With more workers being invited back into the workplace as the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be subsiding, you can expect an uptick in requests for disability accommodations to continue working remotely in some capacity, even when the asserted disability isn’t coronavirus-related. If the past is any indication of the future (and in this case, I […]