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Workplace wellness

Lockdowns blamed for rising diabetes in under-40s

November 4, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The number of people aged under 40 with a clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in the UK has risen to 148,000, a 23% increase from 2017 figures, the charity warned. More than 3.78 million people in the UK have […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

COVID-19 Is Not a Natural Disaster Under WARN Act

July 25, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Texas employers) has determined that the COVID-19 pandemic is not considered a natural disaster, thus it is not an exception to the federal law that requires businesses to […]


News

Health leader repays Covid bonus because of staff cost of living concerns

July 22, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

After the Health Service Journal (HSJ) asked for more information about the payments, the chief executive of Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB, Maggie MacIsaac, confirmed she was to return the Covid-related performance payment within her bonus. This was, she […]


Workplace wellness

The pandemic increased employee stress about retirement, study says

May 27, 2022

Via: HR Dive

The pandemic increased stress generally, and it appears stress related to retirement plans was no exception. While the TIAA study did not investigate causes, circumstances that emerged relative to the pandemic (and other global events) may be a factor. High […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Malcolm Gladwell: ‘The job of developing talent is really hard’

May 23, 2022

Via: HRD America

HR leaders are overwhelmed, and for good reason. The past two years have been hellacious with a seemingly never-ending onslaught of new challenges. From the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the transition to working from home to the Great Resignation leaving millions […]


Workplace wellness

The Risks and Rewards of Substance-Misuse Benefits

May 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

Human resource professionals say substance misuse by employees worsened due to the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, though employees were better able to hide addictions when working in hybrid and remote settings. Lisa Bertola, a Boston-based senior health consultant […]


Editorial

The Best Ways of Hosting Enjoyable Work Meetings

May 16, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

HR managers around the world already know that work meetings are seen by many as disruptive, and even more so if the employees in question are working remotely. After more than two years of fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, work […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

As Pandemic Wanes, Employers Still Have Concerns About Hybrid Work

May 9, 2022

Via: SHRM

Hybrid work is more popular than ever, despite employer concerns about it. Maintaining company culture and employee engagement tops the list of these concerns, according to Littler’s 10th Annual Employer Survey Report, 2022. In a survey of 1,275 in-house lawyers, […]


Research

Top California Bills for Employers to Watch in 2022

May 5, 2022

Via: SHRM

The California Legislature considered fewer bills during the prior two sessions—due to the COVID-19 pandemic—but lawmakers in the state appear to be picking up the pace in 2022, and they are currently reviewing several key bills that would impact the […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

HR leader opens up about the hardest part of the job

April 25, 2022

Via: HRD America

Every HR professional agrees that informing an employee they’re being let go is the hardest part of the job. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, that unfortunate responsibility was commonplace across the United States. With many businesses forced to […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Pandemic shifted labour market to low-skill, low pay

April 25, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

However, this is offset by the fact many of these roles are lower-skilled and lower-paid, the think tank said. Its analysis of job data from Adzuna, combined with information from the government’s Labour Force Survey, shows that the mix of […]


News

Germany: Fall ‘Commuting’ to Home Office Was an Occupational Accident

April 8, 2022

Via: SHRM

The German Federal Social Court has ruled that an employee who slipped and fell on his way from bed to his home office was protected by statutory accident insurance. Other countries treat home office accidents differently. During the COVID-19 pandemic, […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Companies Are Changing Bereavement Policies in Response to Employee Needs

April 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused attention on a topic that typically doesn’t get much consideration from HR: employee bereavement policies. In a time when some employees are still mourning the loss of loved ones from the disease, many organizations are […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Viewpoint: Using Purpose to Boost Engagement Among Women and Deskless Workers

March 21, 2022

Via: SHRM

During the pandemic, two overlapping groups of employees have been facing great pressure on the job and at home: women and deskless workers. Women, as well as people of color, are over-proportionately represented among the essential workers pressed to keep […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

HR managers say upward trend of L&D budgets likely to continue through 2022

March 21, 2022

Via: HR Dive

The survey’s findings are supported by other recent polling of HR professionals. For example, software marketplace Capterra found in data published last month that 49% of organizations planned to increase their L&D budgets in 2022, compared to 41% who said […]


Editorial

3 of the Leading Challenges for HR in 2022

March 17, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

Industries across the world are still struggling to adapt to the post-pandemic world, a world with many challenges for businesses and investments. While the COVID-19 pandemic seems under control, for now, economic risks and a new military conflict in Ukraine […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Viewpoint: Three Ways Small Companies Can Recruit and Retain Talent

March 11, 2022

Via: SHRM

The pandemic has triggered myriad societal and workplace shifts, from hybrid work styles to a rise in remote collaboration technologies. Perhaps even more notable is a transformation in workers’ mentalities and mindsets. Many are reassessing their career goals, and some […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

How Employers Can Help Women Regain Ground Lost During Pandemic

March 8, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Vaccinations are available, and states have been reopening, but the number of women in the workforce has fallen to historic lows because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As employees begin returning to the office, employers should be thinking about how to […]


Editorial

Basic Technical Skills Every Employee Needs

February 24, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

The last two years have been particularly hard for people around the world, and HR managers and employees are no exception. With many businesses switching to remote or hybrid work, talent recruitment and retention processes were seriously disrupted. While the […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Zenefits VP of People Operations: Offer benefits that help working parents

February 22, 2022

Via: HRD America

The talent shortage is hitting the tech industry harder than most. Nearly 50% of tech recruiters are struggling to fill positions because they can’t find enough qualified candidates, according to a recent survey by San Francisco-based technical talent analysis platform […]