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Viewpoint: How One Company Deploys ‘Experience Data’ to Promote Diversity Initiatives

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Employers can measure and analyze employee experience data to guide the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The software platform CultureQuest helps employers do this by actively involving everyone in the organization.

Recertification Q&A: Giving and Receiving Education and Training

Thursday, June 17, 2021

​Have questions about the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credentials? In every issue of the SHRM Certification Update newsletter, the SHRM Certification Team will answer some of your most frequently asked questions.

Lack of Flex Arrangements Keep Moms from Returning to Work

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The careers of working mothers, in particular, continue to suffer as workplaces reopen. With a "great resignation" starting to take shape, it's important that workplace policies not leave working parents behind.

Employers Enhance Well-Being Benefits for a Post-Pandemic Workforce

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Employers are revising their employee well-being programs to address the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benefits getting a second look support mental and...

McDonald’s Faces Potential Joint-Employer Liability in Harassment Suit

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

McDonald's Corp. must face sexual-harassment charges filed by an employee at a St. Louis-based franchise, according to a federal judge in Missouri.

Celebrating LGBTQ Pride: Lisa Koenecke

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Lisa Koenecke, DEI professional speaker and facilitator, encourages HR professionals to Lisa Koenecke, DEI professional speaker and facilitator, encourages HR...

Employers Step Up Efforts to Raise Workers’ Vaccination Rates

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Giving financial rewards to workers who get vaccinated for COVID-19 may increase following new guidance that greenlit the use of vaccine incentives, while employers also...

Are Employees Overwhelmed by Too Many Apps?

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

When the pandemic forced a sudden shift to working from home, companies adopted a plethora of new virtual meeting and collaboration apps.

Data Breach Report Emphasizes Cybersecurity’s Human Element

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

For all the millions of dollars an organization might spend on security technology, its employees’ decisions and actions do the most to keep the company safe, according...

SWAT Team Members Lose FLSA Claim for Storing Weapons

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Members of the City of Chicago Police Department’s special weapons and tactics (SWAT) unit could not establish entitlement to minimum wage or overtime compensation for...

Severance Plan That Doesn’t Require Ongoing Administration Is Not an ERISA Plan

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

An employer’s project completion bonus payable to employees is not an employee benefits plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) if the plan does...

AI’s Potential Role in Employee Discipline Draws Attention in Europe

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Employers’ use of AI in disciplining workers—or the potential for using it—has started to receive attention in Europe, where various court rulings, proposals and...

Early Returns: What Job Best Prepared You to Be a Company Leader?

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Many business icons started out with humble beginnings, then turned their first jobs into stepping-stones toward astronomical success. They say it was those “seed...

Cool Offices Entice People Back to Work, Promote Creativity

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Employers are getting creative with office design—signaling their support of employees' comfort and well-being, and as a way to spur creativity.

Answers to the Most Common Coronavirus Questions

Monday, June 14, 2021

Find the answers to common questions about coronavirus as it relates to the workplace in general, employee leave, and employer policies and practices.

Judge Dismisses Hospital Workers’ Lawsuit Over Mandatory Vaccinations

Monday, June 14, 2021

A federal judge in Texas upheld a hospital system’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy by dismissing a lawsuit that claimed vaccines against the coronavirus are...

DE&I Leadership Ranks Grow—Slowly

Monday, June 14, 2021

Over the past several years, organizations have been placing a greater emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion. Against this backdrop, some workers—from entry-level...

DOL Plans Minimum-Wage Hike for Contractors, Help for Tipped Workers

Monday, June 14, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its spring regulatory agenda, highlighting the government’s intent to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors....

Rewrite Your Resume to Land an Interview

Monday, June 14, 2021

Why are you not hearing back when you apply for jobs? Did the employer hire internally, or did they ghost you? Maybe--but a better guess is your resume isn't up to par....

Federal Government to Preserve Flexible Work Post-Pandemic

Monday, June 14, 2021

The White House announced June 10 that federal agencies will be authorized to offer their employees more flexible schedules and remote work as the COVID-19 pandemic in...