Tag: 2020

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Unexpected Healthcare Utilization Outcomes During a Pandemic (and What They Mean for Employers)

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 […]

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20 Tax Changes and Credits Small Business Owners Need to Know This Tax Season

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 […]

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Building on a Brutal 2020: Tips for Tackling 3 Big HR Goals

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 […]

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Employers Stock Up on Recruiting Tech Stacks to Overcome Pandemic Hiring Challenges

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 […]

2020 Reforged What It Means to Be HR

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 […]

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Workplace Issues a Biden Administration May Tackle, Stay Tuned

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.

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Some Encouraging Words About Big 2021 Challenge

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 […]

Recruiters: This Year’s Projections

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.

5 Tips to Ring in a Better New Year for Your Workplace

We can all agree 2020 was a dumpster fire difficult year for employees and employers alike. Now that we are freshly into 2021, it’s a good time to reexamine our workplaces and look for ways to make improvements for the business and our employees. Below are some tips for getting 2021 right.

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The Top Skills Organizations Will Be Looking for in 2021

As we turn the corner from 2020 into 2021, there is widespread hope that the new year will be far better than the last. 2020 saw the emergence of a worldwide pandemic and an associated economic disaster, racial and social unrest, and a divisive presidential election.