Our current HR News Roundup features items on "brilliant jerks," the new EEOC guidance on vaccine incentives, recognizing & rewarding employees, the lighter side and more. The "brilliant jerk" dilemma and why so many managers get it wrong Art Petty, Smart Brief...
63% of employees report financial stress that is impacting productivity, per a recent report from PwC. Explore ways that employers can help. As your employees return to work this summer or fall, how are they? We've talked about the stress and mental health toll that...
In our most recent HR News Roundup, we feature news on legal compliance, a series on Millennials reaching middle age, leadership skills, the pandemic, and more. Plus, a few items from the lighter side. 6 Burning COVID-19-Related Legal Questions for 2021- SHRM Experts...
The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but particularly so for anyone who is coping with a mental health illness. Isolation, stress, grief, financial concerns, loss of normal life routines, and more have added challenges and pressures. May is Mental Health...
Check out our 2021 FMLA Update. We cover what’s new over the past year and offer tips, tools, and best practices from legal and HR experts. FMLA is one of the most popular search terms on our site, so we know it's on the minds of employers and HR managers. Because of...
In this HR News roundup, we feature articles on returning to work and what the workplace will be like post pandemic, recent Coronavirus news, and a few items from the lighter side. The new possible: How HR can help build the organization of the future McKinsey &...
In the light of recent hate crimes against Asian Americans, we offer resources for fighting hate and discrimination in the workplace. One might think that the shared misery that the pandemic has caused might unite us all as a nation, and in many ways, it has. ...
After shootings In Atlanta, Georgia and Boulder, Colorado that claimed 18 lives, we offer resources for those coping with violence and trauma. We’re all eager to get back out in the world and to resume normalcy after the pandemic. But one thing none of us wanted was...
A recent survey by the American Psychological Association tells us something we already knew: the pandemic has sent stress levels into overdrive. People are overwhelmed and it is taking a toll on our physical and mental health. Nearly half of survey respondents said...
Local news outlets are full of reports that are startlingly similar: drug overdose deaths are spiking. But with the pandemic dominating the headlines and crowding out much of the health news, it's easy to have missed the CDC's Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts...
This issue of our HR News Roundup covers post-pandemic hybrid work models, interviewing questions, resolving conflicts, being funny at work and much more. Don't miss our items from the lighter side. What to Consider When Moving to a Hybrid Work Model Roy Maurer, SHRM...
All of us are feeling the stress and anxiety that comes from Covid Fatigue. The pandemic is weighing on each of us. And it’s no wonder: The Washington Post said that in January alone, more than 3000 people a day died from Covid, or the equivalent of a mass casualty...
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