Month: September 2022

​Workplace inclusion is more than just a buzzword. It’s become a critical component of successful organizations. Reports show that job applicants are keeping tabs on companies’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts when considering a new position. And many employees have left their employers for failing to emphasize DE&I. Yet while DE&I programs are becoming
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​Since 2020, adverse economic events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation have forced companies to exercise resilience to keep their businesses afloat. A recent joint study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Gap International examined the importance of resilience during difficult times. A shared characteristic among resilient organizations: inclusiveness.
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Compensation and benefits remain a major draw for job applicants and employees alike. However, rewards programs or employee incentive programs can help buoy hope among workers in leaner times. Rewards can refer to monetary incentives, but they can also be non-monetary items like gift cards, handwritten thank you notes, parties, free food, and more. Often,
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The journey to Hiring Success is not always straightforward. The ability to attract, select, and hire the best talent for any role, on-demand and within budget requires an alignment across people, processes, and technology. Companies looking to improve their hiring practices often make the choice to implement a new ATS (applicant tracking system), but success
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​Job seekers with criminal records, particularly those who were once incarcerated, often have trouble securing employment. The National Employment Law Project estimates that nearly 700,000 individuals are released from incarceration each year. Those who re-enter the job market experience discrimination in the recruiting process, making it more difficult to return to a normal life. While
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​Canadian and U.S. residents currently work side by side with colleagues from five different generations. As the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the workplace, experts say older workers in both countries have been denied new career opportunities and access to job training. “Ageism is prevalent in every aspect of the employment lifecycle—from recruiting to termination,” said Frank Cania,
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​A caretaker working in Scotland got COVID-19 in November 2020. After his initial illness, he continued to experience effects of the disease in fits and starts, struggling to return to work at full capacity. The caretaker had long COVID-19, and his case in front of a Scottish employment tribunal is one of the first to
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​A new report by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and United Suicide Survivors International showed that employers don’t want to talk about suicide. But the workplace may be the best place to reach the demographic most at risk: middle-aged men. Suicide is a leading cause of death among working-age adults in the U.S. Eighty
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​Research has shown that a more inclusive workplace can boost innovation, productivity, collaboration and problem-solving. It can also lead to a healthier culture that supports recruitment and retention efforts. While businesses look for ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts, many overlook a key tool that could support this goal. “It’s important for
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​The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes the importance of older employees in the workforce during National Employ Older Workers Week, held during the last week of September. The occasion aims to increase awareness of these workers and develop innovative strategies to hire and retain them. With an economy in flux, more people ages 55 and
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Building a learning culture has become the norm across industries as employers aim to narrow the skills gap and become future ready. To get employees to take advantage of learning opportunities, Human Resources management must find ways to make learning part of the workflow rather than additional work that adds to the to-do list and
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Today’s Human Resources management leaders must acquire a retention strategy. The Great Resignation and ensuing labor shortage proved employee engagement is vital to the success of an organization. With a possible recession looming, companies are looking to get leaner. Replacing a member of the team can cost thousands. If organizations opt not to replace someone
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​National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and runs through Oct. 15, recognizes the generations of people living in America whose families and ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America as well as the positive influences of their histories, cultures and contributions to the U.S. The Library of Congress, National
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