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Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Rethinking Employee Benefits for Permanently Remote Workers

May 5, 2021

Via: SHRM

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and the pandemic eases, business worksites are reopening. Whether by choice or need, however, many employees are likely to continue working remotely—some may have moved to locations too far away to accommodate commuting while others […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Remote Work Relocation Causes Headaches for Managers

May 4, 2021

Via: SHRM

Michael Alexis first noticed that a handful of his employees had moved to vacation destinations after several months into the pandemic. Alexis, who is the CEO of TeamBuilding, a game company based in Washington state, was enthusiastic about the flexibility […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Skills Needed Post-COVID

May 4, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The COVID pandemic has taught us a lot about ourselves. It has also shown employers just how much work can be completed remotely. As the world shifts again with the vaccine rollout, the coming months will be a bit of […]


Research

American Rescue Plan Offers Free COBRA Coverage, But it’s Very Complicated

May 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

When President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), one of the effects was to make COBRA continuation coverage free for certain qualifying individuals and their families from April 1 to September 30, 2021. The free […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Employee Retention Tips

May 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Employee retention is always important, but when hiring is difficult, it’s even more so in the spotlight. After all, when it’s tough to replace employees who leave, it’s critical that as few employees leave as possible. Here are some employee […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

When and How Employers Should Respond to Employee Activism

April 30, 2021

Via: SHRM

Employee activism is rising and becoming a defining feature of the modern workplace. More than 80 percent of employers expect a rise in activism among their employees by 2024, according to research by global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. However, […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

3 Elements to Keep in Mind with a 24/7 Recruitment Model

April 28, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Recruiting has become a 24/7 process. To adjust to this reality and attract the best talent, companies must find ways to modernize their talent acquisition. Here are three items to consider along the way. Up to now, recruiting has been […]


Research

Family-Forming Benefits Serve a Diverse Workforce

April 27, 2021

Via: SHRM

The number of employers offering family-forming benefits has grown over the past five years as organizations view these offerings as part of their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Nearly a quarter of U.S. organizations now cover the cost of in […]


Research

Employer’s Handbook Created Contract Despite Disclaimer

April 27, 2021

Via: SHRM

The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed that contract disclaimer provisions in a handbook did not allow an employer to refuse to pay a former employee paid time off (PTO) leave accrued in accordance with its handbook. In 2017, the city of […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Help Employees Understand the Importance of Cybersecurity

April 26, 2021

Via: SHRM

Almost half of all employees have been working from home since the pandemic began, according to a recent Gallup poll. No doubt, that makes the job of protecting the organization’s data, networks and apps even more challenging. As the lines between […]