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Development & Evaluation, Employee development

How Companies Are Using AR and VR for Remote Training

November 18, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of employees are still working remotely, with no immediate end in sight. Some major employers like Microsoft, Target, and Deloitte have extended their remote work policies to mid-2021 or announced plans to maintain them […]


Research, Software

Recruiters’ Stress Significantly Increased in 2020

November 18, 2020

Via: SHRM

It’s been a very stressful year for most recruiters as they navigate the ongoing pandemic, according to the annual Recruiter Nation survey from Jobvite. The talent acquisition software company surveyed 800 U.S.-based recruiting and HR professionals on how COVID-19 has […]


Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

Employee Connectivity in the New World of Work

November 17, 2020

Via: HR Hero

For the last 6 months, organizational leaders and Human Resources practitioners have been deeply committed to reactive practices to figure out how to keep businesses running. The hope (often the assumption) has been that these practices would be short term, […]


Communication, Software

The Importance of Written Communication Skills

November 17, 2020

Via: SHRM

Recently, a senior HR generalist wrote to me about a complex series of issues with his job search that he needed to address. His e-mail was one full page of text without a single paragraph break and with numerous typos […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Limits Placed on Federal Contractors’ Diversity Training

November 16, 2020

Via: HR Hero

President Donald Trump recently issued an unprecedented “Executive Order (EO) on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” aimed at the federal workforce and federal contractors. The order purports “to combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating” through a […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

3 Employee Traits That Help Scale a Tech Business

November 11, 2020

Via: Entrepreneur

An IT firm is only as good as its people. The U.S. had one million vacant IT jobs last year, but employers are challenged with a talent shortage in fields such as programming, blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics and engineering. Workers […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Regularly Setting and Reinforcing Expectations

November 11, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Managers generally assume their team members have a clear understanding of the expectations set for them; however, there is often a surprising gap between those expectations and employees’ understanding of them. Managers can’t assume they are always on the same […]


Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

Moving Toward Equality: Fixing the Gender Pay Gap

November 10, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Gender pay discrepancies happen for a lot of reasons, some of which may seem legitimate on the surface. But regardless of how they occur, employers can be proactive in eliminating these discrepancies in their workplace. Here are a few actions […]


Research, Software

Workers struggle with work software, survey says

November 10, 2020

Via: HR Dive

Employers may be overestimating the support and training they offer to employees regarding workplace tech, a Sept. 30 report from IBM Institute for Business Value said. While nearly three quarters of employers said their organizations helped employees learn the skills […]


Good case practices, Workplace wellness

Employer Defends Itself Against Bias, Harassment, and Retaliation Claims

November 9, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Some workplace cases provide multiple lessons about employment discrimination. Recently, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota—rendered a decision providing guidance on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Facts In December […]