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Viewpoint: 5 Tips for Managing an Underperformer Remotely

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

As the manager of a remote team, you can’t afford to ignore underperformance from remote workers, whether they’re temporarily at home, working in local branch offices or half a world away.

SHRM Launches People Manager Qualification Program

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

On Aug. 12, SHRM will launch its People Manager Qualification, or PMQ, designed to help people develop the skills they need to successfully manage their teams.

6 Steps for Promoting Mask Wearing at Work

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Scientists agree that wearing a mask can reduce the risk of catching or transmitting the coronavirus, but for some people, wearing one can be uncomfortable or feel like an attack on personal choice and freedom.

6 Signs a Company Is Badly Managed

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Business managers are constantly asked to assess if employees are performing to expectations. If employees are not, managers must take steps to remedy the situation. But what happens if lousy management is to blame for underperformance?

Job Seekers’ Perceptions About Inclusivity Matter

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Nearly four in 10 respondents said they have turned down or decided not to pursue a job because of a perceived lack of inclusion at an organization, with LGBTQ and racial- or ethnic-minority job seekers more likely than others to report choosing not to pursue a job for this reason, according to new survey findings from McKinsey & Company.

LinkedIn and Your Job Search

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

​LinkedIn should be an integral part of your job search and overall career management strategy, writes career columnist Martin Yate. If you work in the U.S., or live elsewhere and want to join a U.S. company, having a digital footprint on LinkedIn is a must for these reasons.

Consider Work Redesign to Close Talent Gaps

Monday, August 03, 2020

While some organizations are shedding jobs or instituting hiring freezes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, others continue to search for in-demand talent. Yet rather than trying to find or develop these scarce “purple unicorns” through traditional approaches of recruiting or internal training, some enterprising organizations are using job redesign strategies to help fill their talent gaps.

FFCRA Documentation Requirement Rule Struck Down

Monday, August 03, 2020

A Department of Labor rule that required employees to provide documentation before taking Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) leave was struck down by a federal district court Aug. 3. The court also decided against other aspects of the final rule.

#NextChat: What Are Resume No-Nos?

Monday, August 03, 2020

HR professionals and others reflect on the red flags they see in resumes that cause them to reject job applicants.

Indian Companies Win Some, Lose Some on New U.S. Visa Rules

Monday, August 03, 2020

Restrictions by the U.S. government on international workers are having an impact on Indian outsourcing firms but also present opportunities for companies looking to hire talent within India.

Companies Try a New Approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Honest Conversations

Monday, August 03, 2020

For years, companies have spent billions of dollars on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) programs that have largely failed. But there is something different going on now. Black men and women are telling their colleagues about what their lives are like, and their co-workers are surprised to hear about the overt and insinuated racism that continues today.

SHRM Research Finds Need for More Awareness, Understanding of Racial Inequality

Friday, July 31, 2020

​U.S. workers and HR professionals say racial discrimination exists in the U.S. workplace, but there is a vast difference in perception of how widespread it is, depending on the race of the person you talk to, according to Together Forward @Work: The Journey to Equity and Inclusion, a new report the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released today.

4 COVID-19 Legal Questions You Should Answer

Friday, July 31, 2020

Will offering telework as an accommodation now set a precedent for future ADA requests? If schools don't reopen fully in the fall, what leave wil employees be entitled to? What about work-from-home expenses, and can we tell older workers to stay home for their own safety? Employment law attorneys answer these most-common questions about the COVID-19 pandemic's fallout in the workplace.

Viewpoint: Union Strategies to Confront Automation in the Workplace

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The acceleration in the 21st century of automation, artificial intelligence and emerging technology in the workplace has required U.S. labor unions to create new playbooks to defend their members’ interests.

NLRB Proposes Changes to Union Voter List Requirement

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed to stop requiring employers to give unions employees’ e-mail addresses and home telephone and personal cellphone numbers during union election campaigns.

SHRM Launches New Initiative to Help Achieve Racial Equity

Thursday, July 30, 2020

​Together Forward @Work is a new multipronged initiative the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is launching this week to eradicate racism and social injustice from the workplace.

Can Exempt Workers Perform More Nonexempt Duties During the Pandemic?

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Workers may find themselves taking on different tasks during the coronavirus pandemic as business operations slow down or shift. So what does that mean for exempt employees who perform more nonexempt duties to meet changing business needs?

Number of Workers Filing for New Unemployment Benefits Stays High

Thursday, July 30, 2020

​States reported that 1.4 million U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending July 25, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week. New claims rose last week to 1.4 million as well, marking the first weekly increase after falling for 15 straight weeks.

Accommodating Working Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, July 30, 2020

While some companies are adjusting their expectations for working parents, others may not be—especially as lockdowns extend into the fall. If employers can't accommodate working parents, however, they could face a barrage of issues, including legal action against them.

Admin Jobs Projected to Stay Remote After COVID-19

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Clerical and administrative office workers—a group previously not often included in telework arrangements—will likely keep working from home after the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, according to new research.