HR News Roundup: What new grads want, ChatGPT & bias, normalizing failure & more
In this issue of HR News Roundup, we feature news on ChatGPT and bias, what new graduates want from employers, how to polish your LinkedIn profile, the wisdom of allowing or disallowing political talk at work, and more news of note. Don't miss our quick links and...
June dates & events for employee communications
June marks the transition from spring to summer. If you are planning employee newsletters, intranets, or other communications, we’ve compiled a list of June events with links to helpful resources from event sponsors or topical experts. Some links include tool kits and...
Mental Health Help: Hotlines, Tools & Resources
About one person in every five experiences a mental health issue over the course of a lifetime. All too often, these problems are hidden away either due to lack of awareness or fear of stigma. As we emerge from the pandemic, perhaps one small benefit is that there...
HR News Roundup: Trust survey, office drama, recruiting with ChatGPT & more
This HR News Roundup covers a legal ruling that offers lessons on termination, results of a survey on corporate trust, office drama that has returned with a vengeance, ChatGPT for recruitment, and much more. Don't miss our Quick Links and items from "the lighter...
May dates & events for employee communications
If you are planning employee newsletters, intranets, or other communications, we’ve compiled a list of May events with links to helpful resources from event sponsors or topical experts. Some links include tool kits and social media messages related to the event;...
Preventing Violence in the Workplace
Workplace violence is a sad reality that occurs all too often today. The Department of Labor says that approximately two million people are victims of non-fatal workplace violence annually. Violence is also a leading cause of fatal injuries, with several hundred...
2023 Regulatory compliance: Issues to watch
What do employers need to keep on their radar in terms of compliance issues for 2023? Littler, one of the nation's preeminent employment law firms, is a source we turn to frequently on employment law matters and trends, so we were happy to see their recent post Ones...
HR News Roundup: HR burnout; Perks & productivity; Service animals; Harassment & more
This HR News Roundup covers HR burnout; a legal ruling on sexual harassment that holds HR responsible; an EEOC ruling on service animals; the high toll that diabetes takes in the workplace; and more. And take a brief break to enjoy some items from the lighter side!...
April dates & events for employee communications
The poet T.S. Eliot famously called April "the cruelest month" but we'd disagree. Sure, April is tax month, but spring has arrived and the days grow longer and brighter. There are also a lot of special events and health observances in April. If you are planning...
An intro to ChatGPT and generative Artificial Intelligence tools
ChatGPT and generative Artificial Intelligence tools are making a big splash lately. ChatGPT is so smart and quick that it has some people worried that they will be replaced by a machine. This brief introduction offers an overview, strengths, weaknesses, and links to...
HR News Roundup: DOL on Telework; Inclusivity in recruitment; Financial wellness & more
This edition of HR News Roundup offers links to articles on new DOL regulations for Telework, how to recruit with inclusivity, the need for financial wellness. And stress relief is important so don't miss the items from the lighter side. Department of Labor Issues New...
March dates & events for employee communications
Even if the weather doesn’t always cooperate, March is the month that ushers in Spring. The days get longer, the sun gets stronger, and our thoughts turn to the day when we can pack our winter clothing away. We’ve compiled a list of key dates and events in March...
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Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
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Thank you for always being there when we have questions or need support. We look very forward to continuing our relationship with ESI!”