Month: March 2022

Mental health and wellness in HR are becoming top priorities for employers. In fact, HR leaders named mental health and wellbeing as their third biggest problem, behind the labor shortage and retaining talent, in the latest HR Exchange Network State of HR report. In addition, those surveyed also said burnout was the top consequence of
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​The federal government is increasing efforts to raise awareness of mental health problems in the workplace. On March 29 at the Society for Human Resource Management’s Workforce Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) revealed its new public education campaign highlighting the importance of mental-health-friendly workplaces. “Mental Health at Work: What
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HR professionals are the most demanding in their expectations of employers, according to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index, which is based on the results of a survey of 37,216 LinkedIn members from December 4, 2021 to March 11, 2022. The people in charge of leading transformation of workplace culture, improving employee engagement, and crafting compensation and
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For many, the oft-lamented worker shortage, which some say is shorthand for the complicated reality of the pandemic-era labor force, has led to a renewed focus on workers older than age 55. Charlotte Flores, SHRM-CP, vice president of HR at BH Cos., a national apartment management, development and design firm, is leading her company’s hiring
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​The executive regulations of the United Arab Emirates’ new Labor Law have been passed via Cabinet Resolution No 1 of 2022. While the regulations do not provide all the answers employers had, they do provide much detail employers expected. This article sets out 10 key need-to-know points about the new regulations. 1. New Work Permits
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​In line with the adoption of Bill 59, which integrated trainees into the prevention and compensation regimes provided under the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety and the Act Respecting Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases respectively, the Quebec legislator recently adopted, on Feb. 24, the Act to Ensure the Protection of Trainees in the Workplace (the Act). The following summarizes the
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At Central, we believe that one of the best investments we can make is actively developing our employees. The insurance industry is constantly evolving, and true success is based on not only meeting the needs of today, but tomorrow as well. As a part of our commitment to excellence, we strive to foster a culture
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​Employees in Japan worked fewer hours after the country started implementing a law limiting overtime, although many companies have exceeded those mandatory caps. Japanese policymakers passed the Work Style Reform Legislation in 2018 to address “karoshi,” or death from overwork. The overtime limits became effective for large employers—generally those with more than 50 employees—in April
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Most HR leaders agree that building a strong learning culture is the foundation for achieving positive business outcomes and effectively confronting the future of work. In addition, a younger generation of workers is demanding more of employers, and they expect career development and continuous learning to be the norm. As a result, learning culture influences
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​Last year saw an upswing in people filing lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits businesses open to the public from discriminating against people with disabilities—whether in their brick-and-mortar buildings or their online sites. Since 2013, law firm Seyfarth Shaw has tracked the number of lawsuits filed under the
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​Each year during Ramadan, Hala Baig fields many questions from co-workers. But she doesn’t mind it. She enjoys using the time leading up to and throughout Ramadan to provide context to an often-misunderstood Muslim tradition. These conversations allow Baig to help colleagues broaden their perspective and learn about different cultures. “In a world where multiculturalism
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​Many foreign national employees who leave the U.S. are getting stuck abroad due to understaffed or closed consulates, and the problem is worsening due to the war in Ukraine. War’s Impact on Consulates The Ukraine war could affect the processing times at consulates closest to Ukraine and Russia, said Yova Borovska, an attorney with Buchanan,
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To transform organizations for both the new normal and the future of work, HR leaders must reconsider traditional leadership training, said Rashim Mogha, Skillsoft General Manager, Leadership & Business Portfolio, in a session at the HR Exchange Network Corporate Learning Spring online event. “If there’s anything that we’ve learned [from the pandemic], it is how
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​Natalia Panowicz is the CEO of Codility, a software-as-a-service platform that evaluates the skills of software engineers. Based in Warsaw, Poland, Codility helps companies build and grow high-performing engineering teams. Its core values are “we’re human, we think big, we take ownership and we’re real.” These values have made possible its immediate and comprehensive response
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​While many multinational companies have halted or suspended operations in Russia, some are choosing to continue business there. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other media outlets. Koch Industries Defends Decision to Stay Koch Industries said it would not exit its Russian operations because doing so would put its “employees there
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All over the world, including in the Asia-Pacific region, employers are aiming to recruit and retain top talent to help lead them into the future of work. As companies continue to confront the pandemic and the economic consequences of a war between Russia and Ukraine, they are aiming to acquire the best and brightest to
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