Month: January 2021

​Customers visiting the Chase Bank in one trendy Washington, D.C., neighborhood are greeted by employees in two languages: English and American Sign Language (ASL).  That’s because when the bank opened in late 2019, it took into account the large deaf and hearing-impaired population attending or working at nearby Gallaudet University. Six of the branch’s nine
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There is a great deal of talk about the role of generational experience and what expectations are when companies look to recruit, hire, onboard and manage new employees. At a time where there are as many as five different generations in the workplace for the first time history, that is understandable. At present, the five
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As companies begin to focus on employee experience as a driver of engagement, they’re also looking at the drivers of experience. As it turns out, there’s a whole lot more to it than a discussion about work-life balance, one that is focused on employee wellbeing. On the surface, that sounds nice, but what we mean
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​Advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities and protecting workers from COVID-19 were among the measures President Joe Biden took following his inauguration Wednesday. The president was expected to sign 17 executive actions that include orders, memorandum and agency directives during his first day in office. Those that effect the workplace include: Defining equity
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​The COVID-19 pandemic has raised issues among Canadian businesses about work travel, employment law experts say, forcing companies to re-evaluate their travel policies. Many Canadian employers are looking at ways to keep employees off the road unless the trips are for essential reasons, explained Cissy Pau, principal consultant at Clear HR Consulting in Vancouver, British Columbia,
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​After what can only be described as a difficult year for employers and employees alike, we turn our attention to 2021 and look at some of the more significant legislative changes taking effect this year in the U.K. Furlough Continues The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until April 30. Currently, the scheme covers
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​On Jan. 11, a decree was published in Mexico’s Official Gazette of the Federation that amended Mexico’s Federal Labor Law on the subject of remote work by adding a chapter that took effect Jan. 12. The decree regulates the practice of remote work, which it refers to as telework, and defines it as the performance
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​President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 25 lifting the previous administration’s restrictions on transgender individuals serving in the military. “President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity,” the White House said in a statement. We’ve gathered articles
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Effective January 1, Massachusetts employees and some 1099 contractors and self-employed individuals became eligible to take paid, job-protected leave for family or medical reasons through the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML).  PFML is administered by the Department of Family and Medical Leave (Department), a new state agency, and funded by PFML payroll
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Who doesn’t love a good meme? It’s one of the internet’s favorite devices for communicating information that otherwise may get lost in a typical paragraph of text or be poorly delivered in a video. There are memes for everything these days, from politics to office etiquette and yes, of course, the things that impact HR.
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​United Kingdom regulators are calling on the pension industry to step up the fight against scams that target employee retirement savings—a problem that appears to have intensified during the coronavirus pandemic. Pension scammers have pilfered more than 30 million pounds (approximately $40.9 million) from U.K. plan members since 2017, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) reported in
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The pandemic forced many C-suite officer and HR leader to make tough decisions about the size and structure of their workforces. Following a year rife with layoffs and furloughs, Even now, uncertainty looms and more interruptions to how many organizations do business seems inevitable. With vaccine rollout struggling and a lack of public enthusiasm for
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HR professionals are approached daily with multiple and varied requests, most of them presented as urgent. It’s a seemingly constant barrage from colleagues and senior managers. How do we prioritize the requests and deliver the best service possible? How do we marry the supply of HR resources to the business demand and ensure we are
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3. Constantly Need to Be Updated Whether it’s in the form of daily reports or constant stand ups and meetings about meetings, micromanagers fail to give people the necessary space to develop their own interpersonal styles and grow frustrated when caught off guard. Employees who experience this often report a feeling that the reports are
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​Unilever executive Esi Eggleston Bracey is Black and female, but if that’s why a corporate board wants to add her as a director, she’s not interested. However, if the board wants to tap her decades of expertise in consumer products, management and operations, she’ll be far more receptive. When Six Flags Entertainment Corp. approached Bracey
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​More women in leadership roles. Benefits that cater to a more diverse range of needs. A demand for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) consultants. Those are among business leaders’ DE&I expectations for 2021. SHRM Online collected the following prognostications, edited for brevity and clarity, from experts in the field. Elevating more women into leadership roles.  We’ll see more
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