Month: June 2020

Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices. Neither members nor non-members may
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that employers can’t terminate workers based on their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) status, and employers should understand that the ruling provides employment protections beyond being fired. The ruling is significant, said David Garland, an attorney with Epstein Becker & Green in New York City. The decision
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​He interrupts colleagues to opine on topics on which he’s no expert. He comes off as a know-it-all. It can sound condescending. It can seem patronizing, especially as he’s more likely to interrupt, talk over or explain to a woman who hasn’t asked for that information. Maybe he’s a “mansplainer”—a noun that crept into the
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In case you missed it, HR Exchange Network hosted its third annual HR Tech Digital Summit for North America this week, welcoming seventeen speakers over the course of three days to discuss a variety of technology challenges that HR practitioners face today. The speaker lineup featured end users and solution providers looking at how technology
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​Having new graduates provide their grade point average, or GPA, has long been an application requirement for early-career job candidates. But doing so could be hurting diversity recruiting efforts, according to Liz Wessel, the CEO and co-founder of WayUp, a New York City-based job site and resource center for college students and recent graduates.  Wessel
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​Discussions of race and equality, sparked by the recent protests over police brutality against black men and women, are likely to arise in the workplace. What do you do, as a manager or human resources professional, if they occur on company time? Facilitate them, or quell them to avoid conflict? There’s no one-size-fits-all way to handle these sensitive workplace conversations or
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​When the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was hit by the coronavirus pandemic in March and the country moved quickly to lockdown, the Yas Marina Circuit for car racing in Abu Dhabi, the country’s capital, closed as well. Renukaa Devi, the business development manager at the venue, found herself adjusting to a rapidly changing scope of
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Being a mentor is sometimes part and parcel to the work that HR professionals do, especially during difficult times where job security is unknown and the stresses of society weigh heavily on the minds of personnel across the organization. This can be true whether you’re attempting to mentor a younger person who can derive value
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As businesses reopen, employers and HR professionals are confronting unprecedented workplace changes and an evolving patchwork of new laws, regulations, and guidance that demand compliance. New workplace safety standards, leave entitlements, discrimination concerns, and budget constraints are only a few of the emerging sources of potential legal risk to employers. Fortunately, HR professionals can avoid
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​The Canadian government responded immediately to the economic fallout from the pandemic with income relief for the Canadian workplace. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government will pull out all the stops to make sure Canadians stay safe, healthy and supported. The federal government has enacted emergency benefits valued at more than $250 billion Canadian
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​On June 12, the United Kingdom (U.K.) government released detailed guidance on the new flexible furlough scheme, which will be introduced from July 1.  The new guidance provides clarity on the main workings of the new scheme and addresses some previously unanswered questions. What Did We Already Know About the New Scheme? We already knew
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​Today is Juneteenth, the observation of the historic day of June 19, 1865, when Gen. Gordon Granger led his Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas, and announced the Civil War had ended and the slaves were freed. Juneteenth is making news this year as employers look for ways to support people of color in the wake
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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous companies handled some elements of their recruitment process virtually. The lockdown of many states forced just about every business to shift its recruiting online. Even as the economy begins to reopen, many organizations  are interested in shifting a larger share of their recruiting remotely and assessing how to do
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Despite the increasingly widespread acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi and transsexual (LGBT) persons in modern society, formal laws that protected them from workplace discrimination the way it does along the lines of someone’s gender, race or religion have been lacking national consistency. Until now. On Monday, the Supreme Court released a surprising ruling, by a
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​As Indian businesses start to reopen following the lockdown to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are gradually asking workers to return to the workplace. While staff at factories and other essential service providers has returned in full force, office-based staff is still largely working from home. “We just don’t want to start pulling people back,
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