Month: June 2021

​Throughout LGBTQ Pride Month in June, many companies around have shown solidarity with the community by changing their logos to rainbow designs and featuring inclusive ads. Advocates are now pushing companies to go beyond making gestures of support and enact policies that are inclusive and tangible. The calls for accountability come at an uncertain time
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​President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order June 25 to strengthen and advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) throughout the federal government. “As the nation’s largest employer, the federal government must be a model for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, where all employees are treated with dignity and respect,” the order said.  It directs the
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​The U.K. employment tribunal judgment in the case of Kane v. Debmat Surfacing Limited attracted a lot of media attention recently. Headlines included “Visiting pub while off work sick is not sackable offence, judge rules” (The Metro) and “Man sacked for drinking outside social club while pulling a sickie wins tribunal” (iNews). This coverage could have led
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As part of an effort to recognize the next generation of human resource leaders, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is naming students, alumni and others who work on behalf of emerging professionals as SHRM Emerging Professional Champions. This week, we’re looking at Cameron Smith, who recently earned his master’s degree in human resources and
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​As more U.K. workers are vaccinated for COVID-19, employers are making long-term plans for a return to the workplace. Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicates that the government intends to end its work- from-home guidance July 19. The transition will require careful preparation to ensure workers’ safety and thoughtful consideration of legal questions. Employers should complete
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In today’s world of rapid globalization, accelerating innovation, relentless competition and talent shortages, business models are changing so that companies can stay relevant and viable.  The people business must keep pace to add value and remain relevant. Most efforts to modernize or transform HR usually include implementation of technology to improve experience and processes, new
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​On May 24, the Mexican Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare issued general provisions on outsourcing. The agreement issued by the ministry contains the general provisions for the registration of individuals and legal entities that provide specialized services or perform specialized works referred to in Article 15 of the Federal Labor Law, and was published
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​President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday making June 19—Juneteenth—a federal holiday. Most federal employees will have it as a paid day off; workers at some private employers, such as Allstate, Citigroup, JC Penney, Nike, Target and Twitter, already do. Others likely will follow the federal government’s lead. A tweet by the U.S. Office of
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​When Jafar Najafly began his new job as a geographical information systems executive at Getir, a Turkish grocery delivery company, on May 1, his onboarding and all his work duties were remote. “The whole process was online; all of the interviews, case studies, reference checking, it was all online. I only had to go to
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​SHRM and the China International Talent Exchange Foundation (CITEF) have formed a strategic alliance to expand the presence of SHRM certification and certification preparation across China. SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, and CITEF Deputy Director Jinfa Wan signed the agreement on Feb. 9, 2021. Over the next three years,
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