Month: April 2022

​Following the recent military crisis in Ukraine, many Ukrainians arrived in Bulgaria to seek temporary protection or asylum. On April 14, the Bulgarian National Assembled adopted a draft proposal that amends the Health Insurance Act. The adopted amendment will take effect after its promulgation in the Bulgarian State Gazette. According to the amendment, displaced Ukrainians
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​In 1998, Cindy-Ann Thomas played her first game of golf. She was told that participating in the sport would help her network and build business connections. As a young Black attorney who was motivated to advance her career, Thomas took up the sport despite her lack of knowledge and experience. “Over time, I got better at
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As HR leaders work hard to retain talent during a historic labor shortage, they are trying to show employee appreciation. At the HR Exchange Network Employee Engagement and Experience online event, Mary Shelley, Chief People Officer at Tango Card, shared best practices for rewarding employees to inform them of their value to the organization.  In
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At the HR Exchange Network’s Employee Engagement and Experience event, Blueboard Co-founder and CEO Taylor Smith asked the question, “Is it our role as people leaders in our companies to help our people find fulfillment?” The answer, he adds, is a resounding, “Yes!”  During the session, “The Experience Effect: Why Future-Thinking Employers Are Helping Their
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Add bookmark In the post-COVID world employees have gained leverage, and labor unions have become more significant. Workers at large multinational corporations, including Amazon and Starbucks, are organizing and drawing headlines. Sometimes, this is to the detriment of the employer.  For example, the National Labor Relations Board sued Starbucks for allegedly retaliating against three employees
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As the world settles into the new normal for lack of a better phrase, Asia Pacific is reconsidering the traditional workplace and the role of Human Resources. As a result, HR leaders are focused on making transformational change. Certain HR trends are emerging and worth recognizing:  Hybrid Work Globally, 16% of companies are fully remote
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As the world settles into the new normal for lack of a better phase, Asia Pacific is reconsidering the traditional workplace and the role of Human Resources. As a result, HR leaders are focused on making transformational change. Certain HR trends are emerging and worth recognizing:  Hybrid Work More than one-quarter of the world’s companies
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​Mexico is poised to take on an even greater role in the ongoing global supply chain rearrangement. Companies that are relocating some or all of their production to Mexico need to be aware of what is legally required to hire local staff in Mexico. This article lays out the basics of Mexican employment law related to
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​In March 2018, actor Frances McDormand won the Best Actress award at the 90th Academy Awards. In her acceptance speech, she referred to a little-known contractual clause that left viewers scratching their heads. “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: ‘inclusion rider,'” she said. An inclusion rider is a provision
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Learning management systems are software that help HR leaders provide access to courses and training content in an easy-to-access, one-stop shop. Typically, these LMS options allow employers to create their own coursework and offer classes from third-parties. Learning management systems allow employers to administer, manage, and measure the performance of employees.  As employers continue to
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​Workers at two automotive plants in Mexico voted overwhelmingly in favor of independent union representation, paving the way for the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations under Mexico’s reformed federal labor law. Both companies ousted the Confederation of Mexican Workers, Mexico’s old-guard labor organization, earlier in 2022. Employees at auto parts maker Tridonex in Matamoros,
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​Officials in the U.K. are exploring ways to support menopausal employees in the workplace, taking a global lead on the issue. Last year, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee undertook an inquiry on menopause and the workplace, looking into whether more should be done to address the issue. “Why are workplaces failing women
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​Racial injustices have sparked outrage in recent years. Organizations nationwide are speaking up and acting against inequality, following highly publicized killings of unarmed Black people, an increase in anti-immigration rhetoric and many years of systemic racism. The federal government is no exception. On April 15, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) revealed its equity
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Healthcare organizations hired Chief Wellness Officers for years, even before the pandemic. Now, Human Resources leaders and other executives are recognizing the necessity of having someone in charge of the team’s wellbeing. While the role of Chief Wellness Officer is not ubiquitous at organizations outside healthcare, it is becoming more visible.  After all, the United
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