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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Can AI Predict That?

Friday, December 3, 2021

​In the years leading up to 2020, tech companies touted the ability of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help employers identify which workers were more likely to quit their jobs.

Mandatory Employment Arbitration—Yes or No?

Friday, December 3, 2021

Attorneys who represent plaintiffs and those who represent defendants to share their views on mandatory employment arbitration.

Some Israeli Workplaces Require Use of ‘Green Pass’

Friday, December 3, 2021

Israel’s Green Pass is available to all citizens who have been fully vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID-19 and is required to enter many public areas and facilities.

Australia: How Should Employers Respond to Employees Who Refuse to Wear a Mask?

Friday, December 3, 2021

Australia’s Fair Work Commission confirmed that an airline’s mask mandate was a lawful and reasonable requirement in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

November Posts Weak Job Gains, Drop in Unemployment

Friday, December 3, 2021

U.S. employers added 210,000 new jobs in November, falling well short of expectations, according to the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists had forecast job growth over 500,000. The unemployment rate continues to tumble, falling to 4.2 percent from 4.6 percent in October.

Using Navigation Platforms to Boost Health Care Decisions

Friday, December 3, 2021

Poor health care choices drive up costs and are detrimental to employees' well-being. Online care navigation platforms aim to help employees make better decisions as they navigate through the health care system.

Ask HR: If I Work Remotely, Why Does Where I Live Impact My Pay?

Friday, December 3, 2021

Now that we are working remotely, our location is calculated into our pay ranges. Is this common practice or a new phenomenon? Why does location impact my pay?

President Calls for Paid Time Off for Boosters in New COVID-19 Plan

Friday, December 3, 2021

President Joe Biden announced his action plan to battle COVID-19 this winter and called on private-sector employers to follow the federal government's lead by providing paid time off for workers to get vaccines and booster shots.

Help Employees Understand the Importance of Cybersecurity

Thursday, December 2, 2021

As employees work from home and use company-issued devices and resources for personal use—such as social media, online shopping and even telehealth—the potential for...

Do Organizations Rely on Background Checks Too Much?

Thursday, December 2, 2021

For more than 30 years, the authors have been analyzing cases in which lapses in background checks resulted in sometimes catastrophic loss or damage to people,...

Fighting the Double-Whammy of Ageism, Sexism

Thursday, December 2, 2021

"Gendered ageism" is a type of sexism, affecting women in their 40s and beyond. SHRM Online spoke with the author of Not Done Yet!: How Women Over 50 Regain Their...

How to Manage Intergenerational Conflict in the Workplace

Thursday, December 2, 2021

With four generations in the workplace--Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z--there are bound to be conflicts. But are those disagreements based on...

Follow Existing COVID-19 Safety Rules as Experts Evaluate Omicron Variant

Thursday, December 2, 2021

As employers await news about the omicron and other potential COVID-19 variants, they may want to review their coronavirus-related policies and remind employees of the...

Costco Not Joint Employer of Woman Hired by Staffing Agencies

Thursday, December 2, 2021

A woman who was hired by staffing agencies to work at specialty events on the Costco premises was not a Costco employee, a federal appeals court ruled. The trial court,...

Unemployment Claims Reach Pre-Pandemic Level

Thursday, December 2, 2021

States reported that 222,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Nov. 27, rising for the first time in two months after last week's...

Viewpoint: 5 New Rules for Leading a Hybrid Team

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Laszlo Bock, CEO and co-founder of HR software company Humu and former senior vice president of people operations at Google, explains the five new rules of hybrid work....

Should Employers Provide Pandemic-Related Leave Though FFCRA Tax Credit Has Expired?

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Employers wonder if they should continue providing paid pandemic-related time off, even though the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) tax credit for...

Career Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Career and professional development may have taken a backseat to the many demands facing organizations in the pandemic era. Still, restoking career and professional...

Answers to the Most Common COVID-19 Coronavirus Questions

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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

Mental Health Parity: Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Some plan sponsors are finding out—too late—that their plan service providers have not performed or document a comparative analysis between medical/surgical benefits and...