Tag: 2020

executive

A Response to Change: Assessing Executive Candidates and Arming Incumbents for Organizational Success

The events of 2020 have served as a catalyst for change in many areas of our lives. As individuals, we have been forced to think, act, and interact with one another differently. As organizations, we are propelled to establish more inclusive, agile, and flexible workplaces. Making such adaptations at an accelerated pace is no small […]

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Contact Tracing, Workplace Investigations, and The Hangover

“Contact tracing” is one of the many goodies 2020 has left in our stocking. Most of the folks reading this post are employment lawyers or Human Resources professionals, so you know what I’m talking about. If one of your employees tests positive for COVID-19, you don your deerstalker and go all Sherlock Holmes in the office to […]

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How Decentralization Could Lead to Increased Diversity in Tech

The racial reckoning of 2020 has forced nearly every major company and publicly traded entity to address the inequities within them and perpetuated by their activities. While Big Tech has responded with pledges to commit millions of dollars to diversity and inclusion funds and initiatives, it remains to be seen whether this money will have […]

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COVID Norm: June/July 2020 Hiring and Employment Trends

2020 is like a moody teenager who can’t make up his or her mind! We started the year with the candidate-driven market, and then bam! COVID-19 hit, resulting in the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression. In June, states began lifting restrictions and businesses started opening back up, and then by July, businesses and […]

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Laughing in the Face of 2020

2020 seems to have decided to be the year that will live in infamy. COVID-19 hit the headlines early in the year and really swung into action in March. I strongly suspect everyone reading this post has had his or her life upset in one way or another by the virus.

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Top Background Screening Trends in 2020

In 2020, employment background checks are trending toward increasing complexity, added controversy about screening social media behavior, and the need to ensure corporate compliance with important new laws that vary by state and sometimes even by city. Stay abreast of these changes to ensure your Human Resources policies are current and in the know.

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Benefit Considerations in Uncertain Times

The initial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is putting new urgency on company benefits. As employees look to their benefits offerings, companies are responding in kind by leveraging, expanding, and creating new benefits to answer the needs of their employee populations.

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EEOC Puts Off EEO-1 Surveys until 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced it won’t require private-sector employers to submit EEO-1 data this year.