Global HR

​Canada’s Minister of Labor has announced that Canada’s federal Pay Equity Act will take effect on Aug. 31. This is a big step toward eliminating systemic discrimination, reducing gender wage inequalities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic and promoting equal pay for work of equal value in the federal sector. The Pay Equity Act aims to achieve “pay
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​Baby Boomers retiring at unprecedented rates and the Great Resignation of other workers—including many in health care and high-tech positions—are adding to hiring headaches for employers looking for qualified candidates to fill jobs. One talent pool often overlooked: people with criminal records. Recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the SHRM
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​Many diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives stumble out of the gate because they are too siloed. Creating employee resource groups (ERGs) is a good first step to engage employees in your DE&I work, but the effort shouldn’t stop there. For employees to bring their full selves to work, employers need to understand that individuals
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​Many components go into getting the employment relationship off to a good start. Here are some key aspects employers in Canada should keep in mind as the pandemic slows and hiring picks up. Perfect the Offer Letter The most important step at the beginning of the employment relationship, according to Rose Keith, an attorney with
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​More than six months have passed since the U.K. officially left the European Union on Dec. 31, 2020, yet the post-Brexit landscape remains far from settled. Below we have outlined some key impending changes, as well as continuities, that employers should be aware of at this six-month junction. Confirmation of continuity for U.K.-EU data transfers: On
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​Racial bias in the workplace is annually costing U.S. businesses $54.1 billion in increased absenteeism, $58.7 billion in lost productivity and $171.9 billion in turnover, according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Black employees are most at risk for experiencing bias, followed by Latino and Asian-American employees. However, even employees who
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​As organizations around the world increase their technology adoption in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for technology and software professionals in India has risen dramatically. “More companies realize now the need to be digital and to get the talent diversity and scale in India,” said Kamal Karanth, co-founder of Xpheno, a staffing
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​Laws in the United Kingdom offer little direct relief for women seeking time to recover and grieve after miscarriage, but several major employers have started to craft their own supportive policies. No U.K. statute specifically addresses women who’ve suffered a miscarriage, generally defined in that country as loss of a fetus or embryo during the
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Although many U.S. schools, from kindergarten through high school, have embraced lessons about diversity and inclu​sion in the past 20 years, education experts still debate how the topic should be broached in classrooms across the country. Students who attend diverse schools think about issues more deeply, are problem solvers and are open to working in
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Here are some ways to become better informed. 1. Ask the Employee Sometimes the best way to find out about another culture’s norms is to ask employees from that culture to teach you about it. You’ll get a better response if you make your request a real search for information, not an accusation. Also, choose
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​LinkedIn is joining the short list of employers who financially reward the volunteer leaders of their employee resource groups (ERGs), also known as affinity or business resource groups (BRGs). The 20 ERG global co-chairs will receive $10,000 for each year of their two-year terms. The payment is separate from compensation for performing their core role.
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​Crafting inclusive job ads that appeal to underrepresented talent means being thoughtful and intentional about acknowledging and countering unconscious bias; using gender-neutral and inclusive language; and emphasizing the company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.    Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media, is a recognized expert in writing effective job posts, and her session at
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