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Research

First Amendment Does Not Extend to Personal Grievances

July 27, 2021

Via: SHRM

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a First Amendment retaliation claim by an employee who did not demonstrate he was punished for any speech or conduct protected by the First Amendment. The plaintiff was a lieutenant with the […]


News

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 […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Ace Video Interviews During the Pandemic

July 27, 2021

Via: SHRM

Best-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, takes your questions about how to further your career in HR. Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column. During the coronavirus pandemic, job seekers […]


Workplace wellness

How to Develop a COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy

July 26, 2021

Via: SHRM

Employers grappling with the issue of whether to require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases may benefit from the process that Houston Methodist, an academic medical center comprising eight hospitals in Houston, used […]


Research

IRS Updates Self-Correction Program for Retirement Plans

July 26, 2021

Via: SHRM

The IRS has made important changes to the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), which allows employers that sponsor 401(k)-style defined contribution plans or defined benefit pension plans to self-correct plan operational errors. Unless properly corrected, some errors may result […]


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 […]


Software

What Walmart’s New App Portends for the Future of HR Tech

July 23, 2021

Via: SHRM

One downside of the proliferation of new human resource technologies is that HR professionals and employees often find themselves navigating an ever-expanding maze of different apps and platforms to get their daily work done. Whether the software tools are for […]


News

Amazon to investigate allegations of harassment and discrimination in its AWS unit

July 23, 2021

Via: The Verge

Amazon will investigate allegations of discrimination and harassment within its Amazon Web Services (AWS) unit, following an employee petition that criticized AWS’s culture, The Washington Post reported. More than 550 Amazon workers signed the petition, which calls out AWS for […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

The Future of the In-Person Office

July 22, 2021

Via: HR Hero

As the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, there is less and less of a need for employers to maintain the remote work policies many have had in place for well over a year. Still, employee expectations and preferences are pushing many employers […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

One Restaurant Group’s Approach to Engagement and Communication

July 22, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Everyone knows how challenging the pandemic was for the food service industry. Navigating a restaurant group must have been very difficult. In this “Faces of HR,” I spoke with Katie Laudick, VP of HR and Operating Partner at Cameron Mitchell […]