Month: January 2022

​The hybrid workplace combined with the increasing pace at which employees’ skills become outdated has highlighted the need for a new form of employee training known as blended learning. But what is blended learning, and how can organizations design and measure the success of such programs? HR experts shared insights on these questions at the
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is sometimes referred to as DEIB, with the “B” referring to belonging. In fact, many organizations have moved the needle when it comes to hiring a diverse team. They have proactively sought to hire people who reflect the real world and therefore represent a myriad of races, religions, cultures, geographies,
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​As the nation began to rebound from pandemic-induced shutdowns, millions of workers without college degrees were left behind even while employers scrambled to fill open jobs. That disconnect has imperiled companies’ chances to grow and left potential workers struggling to land jobs. For many of these individuals, finding their place in the economy feels like
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Since the start of the pandemic, Human Resources departments have taken on many jobs, some of which you probably never imagined doing. The pace of change has picked up. In many ways, the future of work has already begun. As a result, you should take stock of new job titles and roles that are on
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Global hires might not be the first thought that comes to mind when considering your talent pool. But most companies are confronting the labor shortage brought on by the Great Resignation with invigoration and verve. They are looking for creative solutions that are a good fit for the semi-post-pandemic workplace. “Working from anywhere in the
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​The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have launched a joint program to promote hiring and recruiting practices that enhance equal employment opportunities. The Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE) is a multiyear collaborative effort among several stakeholders, according to the U.S.
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When you search the internet, you will find hundreds of blogs, articles, and websites that aid your job search by anticipating potential interview questions and having well-prepared answers. While being prepared to respond is critically important, so is being prepared to ask. Your goal is to pull back the curtain on prospective employers, their cultures,
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​A consultation has been launched into whether workforce reporting on disability should be introduced for U.K. employers with 250 or more employees. This consultation forms part of the U.K. government’s National Disability Strategy published in July 2021 and is in response to calls to increase transparency on disability in the workplace. It includes consideration of
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​Experts in diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) agree that the long-term success and sustainability of a DE&I initiative depends on an organization’s ability to create an environment in which everyone’s voice is heard and every employee is treated fairly and with respect. Understand that the relationship between diversity and inclusion is both circular and interdependent.
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​Amid the latest COVID-19 surge, employers and employees across Europe have pushed back return-to-work plans with government encouragement. Given that official recommendations and requirements vary by country and region, companies should stay aware of the rules where they operate, employment lawyers said. In the U.K., Scotland and Wales have made working from home whenever possible
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In a tight labor market during the Great Resignation, many are anticipating big pay raises in 2022 and beyond. Base pay is expected to increase an average of 3.9% in 2022, according to a survey of 240 companies most of which employ more than 10,000 people. This hike does not even include bonuses or one-time
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Since the start of the pandemic, the gig economy has become more ubiquitous. Human Resources leaders need to understand the new kind of worker attracted to the world of gigs, and learn how to make that kind of non-traditional worker fit into their teams. Some mistakenly believe that the gig economy, also known as the
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​Editor’s Note: SHRM has partnered with Harvard Business Review to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies. By now, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace has been well established. To date, gender, race and ethnicity have been centered, and to a lesser degree, sexual orientation, disability, parenthood and age
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​Diversity and inclusion have taken on greater prominence for companies in India in recent years, with more firms wanting to build an equitable workplace. Experts at the recent SHRM India Annual Conference 2021 discussed how the scenario has evolved and shared tips for using a “bottoms-up approach” to help organizations become more diverse. The speakers
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