Month: July 2020

​The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) introduces labor provisions that carry potentially significant consequences for employers operating across borders. While similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that it replaced, the trade deal, which went into effect July 1, introduced rules aimed at narrowing pay differences among the countries and improving workers’ rights.
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​Managing workforce diversity, equity and inclusion builds employers’ brand images and helps organizations grow globally. This article examines the influence that workforce diversity has on Pakistani organizations and considers how individual factors (e.g., gender and disability diversity) impact the hiring practices and workplace relationships in those organizations. Advantages of diversity, equity and inclusion include an
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Learning from the past to enhance the future is a crucial skill, especially in a time of extremely rapid technological and digital evolution. Those who know me know that the future of work is a true passion of mine. That said, having a long-term mindset and outlook in the middle of a pandemic requires some
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What Is Employer Branding? Employer branding is the act of cultivating an employer brand, which is essentially an identity or persona cultivated by an organization that is presented to the public. Typically, an employer brand embodies an organization’s mission, values, and culture. A positive employer brand signals to prospective job candidates that the company is
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By now, we’ve all started to adapt to the “new normal” of remote work. As designers, some of these habits have come easier than others but we’ve found that introducing constraints and utilizing design tools have helped tremendously —go figure. 😉 Today we’ll share some strategies that have worked for the design team at SmartRecruiters
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Is your organization one of the thousands of companies faced with implementing a whistle-blowing system over the next few years? If so, here are three tips for implementing an effective whistle-blowing system built on trust. 1. Get business-critical cases by promoting and providing easily accessible reporting channels that your employees trust. Communicate the purpose of the whistle-blowing solution. Communication must
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The Australian government has announced that it will extend the JobKeeper Payment scheme until March 28, 2021, subject to modifications to tighten employer eligibility and a phased reduction in the JobKeeper payment rate. Employers should consider how these changes might impact their existing or future workforce management strategies. The JobKeeper Payment scheme has been extended
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Many employees are entitled to take time off under federal and state family and medical leave laws. Employers should remember, though, that workers who run out of leave—or who aren’t covered by such laws—may be eligible for leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Whenever an employee requests leave, the
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Not every job is able to be done remotely, meaning companies and their employees have to take precautions to inhabit physical workspaces safely. As you can imagine, this creates tension. Employees concerned about the pandemic don’t want to see colleagues interacting with other people without a mask and companies don’t want to see employees taking
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A coalition of unions, as well as the Movement for Black Lives, is organizing the “Strike for Black Lives” on July 20 to demand that business and government leaders confront systemic racism. “Justice for Black communities, with an unequivocal declaration that Black Lives Matter, is a necessary first step to winning justice for all workers,”
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Remote work wasn’t a plan for many organizations. The need for it arrived with COVID-19 and has since changed the way many companies operate and view the workforce. Now, they’re having to develop remote work cultures, workflows and processes on the fly, with the learning curve proving to be a significant challenge to operations. For
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