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Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Disability Bias Claim Remains After Workers’ Compensation Decision

September 26, 2022

Via: SHRM

A decision by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) denying an employee’s claim of disability discrimination under Labor Code Section 132a did not prevent the employee from going forward with her claims of disability bias and failure to provide […]


News

Layoffs Spell Trouble for This 1 Retail Stock

September 26, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Apparel retailer Gap Inc. (GPS) has reported substantial employee layoffs recently, which indicates the business turbulence the company is facing. Hence, this might not be the right time to invest in its stock. Read on…. Apparel retail company The Gap, […]


Research

Appellate Court Rules for Employer on Interactive Process Issue

September 26, 2022

Via: HR Hero

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division, Second Department ruled an employer’s alleged failure to engage in the “interactive process” wasn’t an independent element of a disability discrimination claim under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). Read on […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

The Future of Remote Work Is Not Wall Street’s Labor Day Ultimatum

September 26, 2022

Via: HR Hero

For months, business executives have been strategizing ways to convince employees to return to the office. Thwarted by the “Great Resignation” every step of the way, many organizations, including Wall Street powerhouses, hoped to impose Labor Day 2022 as the […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Ask HR: How Can Co-Workers Handle Differing Political Viewpoints?

September 23, 2022

Via: SHRM

About four months ago, I started my first job in my career field. I generally get along well with the people I work with. However, I find it challenging to tolerate a few of them. One of my co-workers has […]


Research

Quiet Quitting and Its Impact on Workplaces

September 23, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The phrase ‘quiet quitting’ became popular after a TikTok video describing it went viral. However, workforce studies on the changing world of work support the rise of quiet quitting and suggest it’s more than a social media hashtag. Quiet Quitting […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Faces of HR: Jennifer Armstrong-Owen on the Value of Emotional Agility, Curiosity and Soft Skills

September 22, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Meet Jennifer Armstrong-Owen, VP of People at talent platform SeekOut. Armstrong-Owen has more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry and continues to dial in on the HR issues companies of all sizes are facing. We recently connected […]


Research

Can Hypotheticals Render Restrictive Covenants Unenforceable?

September 22, 2022

Via: HR Hero

On July 14, 2022, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a former employee in a dispute over whether two uniquely worded restrictive covenants against him violated Wisconsin law. The case presents new considerations regarding what employers can […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Don’t Jump to Conclusions: Why Your Employees May Be Quiet Quitting

September 21, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Have you googled the term “quiet quitter” or “quiet quitting” recently? The sheer number of videos and other posts addressing it, analyzing it, complaining about it, lauding it, and advising on it on news sites and social media in the […]


Software

Future of Virtual Workspaces Must Transcend Zoom and VR Headsets

September 21, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Over the course of the pandemic, much of our work shifted from physical spaces to video meeting software. While work-from-home policies alleviated the dangers of COVID transmission (for some), what many managers didn’t foresee was that productivity improved for 77% […]


Research

Black Women Must Work 263 Extra Days to Achieve White Men’s Pay

September 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

When Sharawn Tipton began her career, she beamed with optimism. She had just graduated from California State University, East Bay in Hayward, Calif. As a young Black woman in corporate America, Tipton was determined to prove herself. She consistently performed […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Understanding and Taking Steps to Address ‘Quiet Quitting’

September 20, 2022

Via: HR Hero

There’s a new term floating around for an old workplace challenge. “Quiet quitting” is the popular new catchphrase to describe employees who don’t actually quit but just continue to perform the essential requirements of their jobs and don’t go above […]


Workplace wellness

Emotional skills training bolsters employee satisfaction, Finnish group says

September 20, 2022

Via: HR Dive

At a time when HR teams have tried just about everything to keep quality employees from leaving, some in the industry have called on organizations to look inward and question mindsets that lead to disengagement. That line of thinking connects […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Viewpoint: Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Exit Interviews

September 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

If you’ve seen any news in the past year, you know we’re currently knee-deep in one of the tightest labor markets in years. It all started in spring 2021, when burned-out workers triggered unprecedented churn, leaving millions of jobs open. […]


Workplace wellness

Employers Relaunch Flu Shot Clinics

September 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

The practice of hosting workplace flu clinics, a convenient strategy for curbing the spread of influenza, has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels or even higher, according to several providers. After two years of nonstop headlines about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, flu […]


News

Airline Pilot Has USERRA Damages Reduced

September 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

The plaintiff was a pilot for American Airlines operating out of La Guardia Airport in Queens, N.Y. He served in the military from June 2013 to August 2015. During that tour, the plaintiff was diagnosed with a heart condition and, […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

6 Statistics HR Pros Need to Know for Beating the Talent Shortage

September 19, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Although the media is abuzz with news of layoffs and debates about whether we are in a recession, one thing is certain: There is a talent shortage, and it will likely persist as long as the job market remains tight. […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

The Disconnect in Employee Qualifications

September 16, 2022

Via: HR Hero

We’ve written extensively on the challenges employers are facing in filling open positions. Whether one attributes those challenges to the Great Resignation, COVID stimulus money, or a skills gap, the fact is that many companies are struggling to find workers […]


Research

3rd Cir. holds potential participants in class-action suits are protected from retaliation under FLSA

September 16, 2022

Via: HR Dive

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court’s ruling against an employee who was not hired for a job because the employer, natural gas company GDS, suspected he might plan to participate in a class-action Fair […]


Editorial

Providing Workplace Benefits for Parents and Caregivers

September 16, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

There is no question about the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted communities in the US and abroad, with low-income communities, communities of color, women, parents and caregivers facing numerous pressures. According to a study conducted in Australia, parents […]