Month: September 2020

Dr. Bonnie Cheuk is a strategic, hands-on, business & results-driven executive with strong digital transformation expertise. Originally from Hong Kong, she has spent more than 20 years working in for companies across the globe. She joined AstraZeneca as a senior director, a member of a multi-disciplinary digital transformation leadership team to reimagine the drug development
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​The Italian government extended and updated layoff prohibitions, renewed employer wage support, and provided other emergency workplace measures under a pandemic-related decree issued late this summer. The Aug. 14 decree also amends rules on fixed-term employment contracts and temporarily exempts certain employers from making social security contributions, legal experts noted. “Those provisions, worth in excess
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​The Black Lives Matter movement has led employers to reevaluate workplace diversity at their organizations, including being more thoughtful about recruiting from a broader range of talent. “An effective diversity recruitment program involves taking a close look at every step of the recruitment process, from sourcing and recruitment marketing, to screening and interview practices, to
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​France enacted a new policy in July, giving employers strong incentives to hire young people in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, which has inflicted devastating economic damage. It’s called the “1 young person, 1 solution” plan. The purpose of the $7.97 billion plan is “to support youth employment and avoid this generation being sacrificed
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Across the world there are thousands of college campuses full of soon-to-graduate students eager to enter the workforce. Recruiters can enrich their candidate pipeline by forging relations with this demographic. University or campus recruiting refers to the strategies for sourcing, connecting with and hiring college students and recent graduates for internships and entry-level positions. While
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​The best companies for dads in 2020 have a few things in common, such as parental leave that is gender-neutral, gradual phase-back from parental leave and affordable child care, according to Working Mother Research Institute, which compiles the annual list. “Millennial dads continue to be outspoken about wanting to be involved parents and needing the
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Performance check-ins (or continuous performance management) are a series of regular conversations between managers and employees about work, progress and goals throughout the year. Depending on the organisation or individual, they can take place weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. This series of conversations play a huge part in the success of many high-performing organisations. The multiple benefits
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A well-crafted career page has the power to win over and convert qualified candidates. However, in order for that to be the case, it requires careful oversight and to be recognized for what it truly is—a valuable tool in the recruiting tool belt. Today there’s no shortage of creative and engaging ways for companies to
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​ Are Generational Categories Meaningful Distinctions for Workforce Management?, a recent Consensus Study Report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies Press, 2020), looked at the research on generational differences in work-related attitudes and behaviors. The purpose of the report was to provide a consensus of expert opinion on the quality
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​In late August 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs published new COVID-19 occupational health and safety rules, which specify already existing occupational health and safety standards. In light of this, employers should review their current back-to-work set of rules, if any, or implement corresponding policies as soon as possible, bearing in
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​Data show that Black attorneys account for less than 5 percent of associates and less than 2 percent of partners at law firms. Those stats have stayed about the same over the last decade. Lloyd Freeman, a partner and chief diversity officer at Archer & Greiner in Haddonfield, N.J., spoke to  SHRM Online about the
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The success or failure of any organization is largely a function of that organization’s leadership. In modern organizations, leaders make critical decisions about how to allocate personnel and resources and the cumulative sum of those decisions is reflected in the organization’s performance. Among publicly traded companies, the CEO accounts for 17-30% of the variance in
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