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American Express Introduces Latest WorkFlex Twist

October 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

American Express is putting a creative twist on workplace flexibility that allows its hybrid, fully virtual and fully onsite employees to work up to four calendar weeks per year from a location other than their primary work site, beginning next […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Internships Are the New First Job

October 19, 2021

Via: SHRM

Most of the students who are hired directly out of college have worked as interns. With internships, employers get time to evaluate your potential while you develop professional skills and learn about workplace expectations and how your chosen profession functions […]


Research

A Comprehensive Review of California’s New Workplace Laws

October 19, 2021

Via: SHRM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently completed final action on bills that were passed by the state legislature in 2021, and employers are once again faced with a raft of new compliance obligations thanks to several new laws that will soon […]


Software

New Document Management Tools Cure HR’s Paperwork Blues

October 18, 2021

Via: SHRM

When the human resource team at Impact Networking invested in a next-generation document management system, it shifted the department’s efforts to go paperless into overdrive. The new technology allowed HR to digitize myriad paper forms and documents, eliminate cumbersome e-mail […]


Workplace wellness

3 Mental Health Mindsets: A Short But Useful Guide

October 18, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Although mental health issues are often unseen, hidden, and stigmatized, they are on par in importance with physical health challenges. An employee with a mental health issue can be just as significantly sidelined from being productive as one with an […]


News

First Amendment Protects Against Viewpoint Discrimination

October 13, 2021

Via: SHRM

A sheriff failed to demonstrate that his interest in maintaining an efficient workplace outweighed a sergeant’s free-speech interest in voicing political support for the sheriff’s re-election opponent. In the fall of 2017, the sheriff of the El Paso County Sheriff’s […]


Workplace wellness

The Next Health Challenge for Employers: Navigating Flu Season Amid a Pandemic

October 13, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Living through a pandemic has taught us many things, chief among them being that just when you think you’ve adapted to a new normal, it’s already changed. Viruses evolve, as do our responses. Today, we have a better understanding of […]


Research

Some States Are Pushing Back on Workplace Vaccination Mandates

October 12, 2021

Via: SHRM

Leaders in some states are considering measures that would require employers to accept negative COVID-19 tests or proof of natural immunity as an alternative to vaccination requirements. On Oct. 11, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a broad executive order banning […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Most Employers Don’t Understand the Skills (and Gaps) of Their Workforces

October 12, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Years ago, the key resource available to many companies was their physical capital. In an industrial economy, the primary drivers of productivity and profitability were machinery and other equipment used in the production of goods. While workers needed to be […]


Research

Get Rid of Performance Reviews

October 11, 2021

Via: SHRM

It’s confirmed: Many employees hate performance reviews. At the recent SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2021, attendees learned that, upon receiving the annual performance review, 18 percent of women reported crying, while 25 percent of men reported doing so. Thirty-four […]