As organizations look to deliver on commitments to improve workplace culture and provide safe, productive, and inclusive employee experiences, employee relations has emerged as a key contributor to business strategy. The findings of HR Acuity’s “Fifth Annual Employee Relations Benchmark Study” reveal current employee relations trends and what they mean for the future of the […]
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 […]
Now that we’re more than 1 year removed from the outbreak of COVID-19, researchers are uncovering what healthcare utilization looks like amid a global pandemic. Did the influx of patients who contracted the virus put a greater burden on the healthcare system, driving up costs? Did the sudden drop in preventive care visits and elective […]
Filing your business’s taxes can sometimes feel like a necessary evil, making tax season a very stressful time for a small business owner. Each year, you may ask yourself: “Am I paying too much?” “Have I taken advantage of all the deductions available to me?” “What tax credits apply to my business?” When you’re not a […]
The year 2020 was an exhausting one for HR professionals, who were faced with constant workplace challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to social movements to the presidential election. Now that it’s (thankfully) in our past, we can use the obstacles we faced to frame a better, brighter 2021. Here are some HR goals to […]
The end of the COVID-19 crisis is near, and while it’s not over yet, employers are preparing for its eventual end by increasing head counts. However, due to the high unemployment rate, recruiters and hiring managers must now brace themselves for the influx of job applications and résumés as jobseekers begin applying to companies en […]
COVID-19 threatened millions of lives around the globe and wreaked havoc on business. In business, the human-centric nature of these challenges rapidly placed HR at the center of organizational strategy. From addressing immediate crisis needs to maintaining business continuity as the impact of the pandemic instead over the many months, HR leaders found themselves as […]
Today is the day that Joe Biden becomes our 46th president. As Biden is being sworn in, it’s beneficial to look ahead at what his administration’s employment law agenda might look like. Now that Democrats control all three levels of government, employers could be hit with many new laws and regulations in the years ahead.
Several weeks ago, Tony Kessler, senior content manager at BLR®, sent an e-mail asking for perspectives on the year 2020. His note prompted this article. Last year was full of challenges, including racial unrest. Systemic racism became a topic in businesses and organizations all across the country. Even well-meaning diversity training came under attack. Historians […]
COVID-19 and all it brought in 2020 took a toll on the economy worldwide. While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its expected world economic growth in 2021 from 5.4% to 5.2%, we still see hiring being a key area of focus for companies in the new year.