Month: November 2021

​Approximately 3,000 children are currently waiting to be adopted in the United Kingdom. The number of adoptions in England alone has fallen by one-third over the past few years, with the COVID-19 lockdowns having made the adoption process more difficult and limited the capability of social services to identify vulnerable cases. An increasing number of
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Thanksgiving should be every day. There’s no room for taking people for granted in your personal or professional life. Yet, many employees are quitting their jobs because they feel unappreciated. “The best way to stabilize your business is to stem the tsunami of attrition and increase your retention,” according to Harvard Business Review. “In the
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Americans are proving they are quitters. In September 2021, 4.4 million Americans left their jobs. In recent months, employers have faced a historic labor shortage with no end in sight. What does this all mean for Human Resources leaders?  For starters, those in HR need to understand why this is happening. At first, some experts
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​On Oct. 26, the Italian Senate Committee on Employment and Social Security Matters unanimously passed a bill that enhanced and broadened gender-equality reporting obligations and introduced a public gender-equality certification. The legislature’s lower chamber had passed the bill earlier, and it will become law after presidential promulgation and subsequent publication on the Italian Official Gazette.
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​Employers in the U.K. should keep an eye out for possible changes to the rules governing data transfers and privacy. On Sept. 10, the U.K. government introduced a consultation asking for organizations to submit their comments on the proposed changes to the country’s data protection law. Businesses have until Nov. 19 to send their responses
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​A handful of countries have been newly approved as eligible for certain temporary work visas, while one has been removed for no longer meeting program standards, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mauritius, and Saint Lucia have been added to the list of countries eligible
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The search for remote jobs has increased by 460% in the last two years because of COVID-19 and shifting employee attitudes on the nature of work. With the virus spread getting under control and more people receiving vaccinations, companies are starting to call their workers back. Many employees will choose to return to the office,
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The COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on the importance of employer-provided health benefits. Not only have employees been requesting an expansion of their benefits for months, but report after report has indicated that comprehensive plans that also cover mental health or include paid parental leave, for example, are the key to getting people back to
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Even before the pandemic, employees often had the perception that Human Resources teams worked for the C-suite. Therefore, employees could not completely trust HR. More than ever, however, HR needs to transform its image. After all, HR sets the tone for applicants, new hires, and veterans of the organization. In many ways, HR has the
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​A new government mandate in Victoria, Australia, requires workers on an expansive authorized worker list to receive COVID-19 vaccinations if they want to do their jobs onsite rather than working remotely. Those performing work essential to grocery stores, banks, public transportation, agriculture, health care, postal services, pharmacies, emergency services, gas stations and the police, among
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Leave management can be a tedious and challenging process for employees and Human Resources alike. Getting approval for a leave, tracking it properly, and following legal requirements set by the state or federal government make it a complex process. Even big companies with many resources struggle with leave management. Recently, Amazon admitted that it failed
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​The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021, clarifying that external job applicants can bring disparate impact discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). “People of all ages, but especially older applicants, must be protected from discriminatory practices and loopholes that hurt their chances to
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