Recently, Limeade participated in a fireside chat on HR Exchange Network about how to help employees practice self-care in these challenging times. The topic resonated with the community. Obviously, the audience was Human Resources professionals, who are facing tremendous pressure to help employees with their mental health and wellness and transform the workplace to adapt
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​Octavia Goredema, a Los Angeles-based author and career coach, provides tips to employers each year during Black History Month to equip them with the necessary tools to better support Black workers’ careers. But these organizations don’t always implement her suggestions. “It’s really frustrating when you see companies who just want to tick a box for
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Hello people analytics practitioners, this is a public service announcement: You are not a neutral arbiter of data. When leading people analytics, you are a stakeholder, not just a data provider. You are in the arena. The decision making arena, that is. Risk, uncertainty, accountability. If these words are foreign or scary to you, then
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With so many ways to get recruiting wrong, how do you get it right? The growing influence of talent acquisition suggests that investing in recruiter training is one way for organizations to set themselves up for success. Josh Bersin listed “Cherish your recruiters” among his top trends for 2023.  He wrote, Stop seeing them as
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These are confusing times, especially when it comes to recruiting and talent acquisition, for Human Resources leaders. While many industries are facing a labor shortage as a result of shifting demographics and fears of attrition are brought on because many employees are facing burnout, the gloomy economic outlook has put hiring on hold. Some –
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​A U.K. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) study last year estimated that 19 percent of employees in the United Kingdom were likely to face redundancy over the next 12 months. More recently, 41 percent of U.K. small and medium-sized employers confirmed their fears that they will be forced permanently to shut their doors. With
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently held a public hearing that enabled workplace experts to offer suggestions for ensuring that artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t discriminate against job applicants. The session, “Navigating Employment Discrimination in AI and Automated Systems: A New Civil Rights Frontier,” outlined the benefits and pitfalls of using AI in employment
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Rage applying is when young employees in professional fields get fed up with the workload, boss, compensation, or all of the above and apply to as many other companies as they can while soaking in their anger. The act of applying to other jobs when one’s morale is low is nothing new. But the term
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By now, most Human Resources professionals have heard about ChatGPT, a chatbot launched by OpenAI in November 2022. Recently, OpenAI announced that Microsoft was making a multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment in the company. There’s been so much buzz about what this latest artificial intelligence tool can do and how it could potentially replace humans.  So,
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​Federal data shows that employee absences and job turnover decline when businesses provide child care. Yet onsite child care was the least frequently offered family-friendly perk in an assessment of 1,700 companies, according to a new report by research organization The Best Place for Working Parents in Fort Worth, Tex., and Southern Methodist University’s Center
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​A worker shortage in the United Kingdom has raised demand for foreign workers and, along with it, concerns about mistreatment—even modern slavery. In early 2022, Sara Thornton, the country’s anti-slavery commissioner at the time (the post has been unfilled since spring 2022), cited several exploitation risks facing migrant agricultural workers, including racism and discrimination by
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​On Jan. 10, the French prime minister presented the government’s proposal for the future of the public pension system. The part of the proposal that has gotten the most public attention is a gradual increase in the retirement age from 62 to 64. There is much more to the plan, however. Here are the significant points to note.  Measures for the Balance
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​Employee engagement has reached its lowest level since 2015, according to a new survey released by research firm Gallup. About 32 percent of the 67,000 full- and part-time employees surveyed were engaged in their work in 2022, while 18 percent were actively disengaged. Active disengagement has risen each year since 2020. The remaining respondents—50 percent—were
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​On Dec. 20, 2022, the German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG) issued two important decisions on untaken paid leave with significant implications for all employers in Germany: First, the BAG ruled that paid annual leave entitlement is not subject to the statutory three-year limitation period if the employer does not effectively allow the employees to take their annual
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​Chris Cavallini is a believer in second chances. He’s had several of them. He was arrested 17 times before his 18th birthday for various criminal acts, including trespassing, possession of marijuana and assault with a dangerous weapon. When Cavallini was a high school senior, a Massachusetts judge gave him an ultimatum—serve seven months in jail,
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