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Blizzard is encouraging its own employees to attend Wednesday’s walkout with paid time off

July 27, 2021

Via: The Verge

On Wednesday, Activision Blizzard employees will walk out of work to protest the company’s response to a giant sexual harassment and workplace discrimination lawsuit filed by the state of California. Now Blizzard, the studio at the center of many of […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

The Difference Between Recruiting and Poaching

July 26, 2021

Via: HR Hero

When it comes time to fill an open job position, proactive companies don’t just wait for qualified applicants to come to them. They may already have a list of people they’d be interested in hiring. But how do you start […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

A CEO’s Advice on Adopting an Alternating Four-Day Workweek

July 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

Afour-day workweek can be a popular employee benefit. Brian Abernethy, co-founder and CEO of Service Direct, an online advertising and technology company for service-based businesses, tells SHRM Online why his firm adopted an alternating four-day week and how doing so […]


Research

Washington State LTC Program Requires Employers to Collect Premiums

July 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

On April 21, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law the Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Trust Act, creating the WA Cares Fund and making Washington the first state in the country to adopt a mandatory, public, state-run long-term […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

The Lingering Impact of Pay Secrecy

July 20, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Whether at a family holiday or social function, people are sometimes asked: “So, how much do you make?” It’s an awkward question because Americans are private and sensitive about discussing money. The natural instinct for many when faced with such […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Digital Body Language

July 19, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Many people are fully aware of how their body language can communicate their feelings and emotions to the outside world, whether intentionally or not. For instance, crossed arms might signal defensiveness or hostility, consistent eye contact can relay a sense […]


News

Employee Misconduct at Off-Site Party May Qualify as Workplace Harassment

July 16, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Is an employer liable for employee misconduct at “after-hours” gatherings? When a trial court adopted a narrow view of what constituted “the workplace,” an appeals court weighed in using a “totality of the circumstances” test. Party, the After-Party, and After-Party […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Using Social Media Screening to Create Better Culture

July 16, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Company culture is a significant driver of success, and a strong culture attracts and retains top employees, fostering teamwork and trust. Conversely, a toxic culture can thwart any company. Patrick Whitesell, executive chairman of Endeavor, an entertainment and media agency, […]


Research

COVID-19 Benching: H-1Bs Can’t Sit This One Out

July 12, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to complicate how employers approach temporary layoffs and furloughs spawned by lost revenues and reduced demands for their services. As if navigating the employment-based immigration laws weren’t complicated enough, now employers must balance implementing cost-saving […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Back to the Office by Labor Day?

July 8, 2021

Via: SHRM

While companies and their employees have been enduring workplace closures due to the pandemic for well over a year, most HR teams have been imagining and planning for the physical reopening of their office spaces. Decisions about this significant, symbolic […]