Month: November 2022

​Both employers and employees are wrestling with the right way to return to the office. Many workers are questioning whether returning to the physical worksite is worth the trouble and what would make it more appealing—including changing employers or even industries. Here are a few ways employers can capitalize on this mobility. Meeting Changing Employee
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​Women have experienced a bevy of barriers to advancement in the workplace—ranging from discrimination to sexual harassment. These obstacles often prevent women from reaching their full potential in their careers. However, reports show that many women in leadership positions exhibit characteristics that workers appreciate. For example, research by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
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​Did you know that approximately 6.3 million people in the U.K. have dyslexia? With around 10 percent of the population affected, it is important for employers to understand what obligations they have, if any, toward dyslexic workers. This article explains what dyslexia is, when it constitutes a disability under the U.K.’s Equality Act 2010 and
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​The technology industry has been rocked by massive layoffs in recent weeks. More than 45,000 U.S. tech employees have been let go from their jobs in November, according to data from Layoffs.fyi. Twitter, Meta and Amazon accounted for nearly 25,000 of those jobs lost, and reports show that layoffs at Google could surpass 10,000 employees
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It’s time to adopt better and more-efficient ways to work. It may seem counterintuitive, but abbreviated workweeks are good for employees, customers and the bottom line. The traditional schedule of working 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five days a week, isn’t necessarily the best model. It’s time to adopt broader workplace innovations—including shorter workweeks. The pandemic
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In the United States, people celebrate Thanksgiving every November. It’s an opportunity to take stock of the ways Human Resources leaders and employers can show their gratitude to workers.  Recently, HR Exchange Network posted a question on Terkel.io asking people to share the ways they have expressed their thanks to employees. Here is a roundup
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​Declaring a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a vital first step for any company pursuing those goals, but global employers may find it challenging to create a program that works effectively in their disparate locations. Different norms, regulations and demographics in various regions can make a company’s effort to advance DE&I goals
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​Many employers have a long-standing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) policy and DE&I training, but some find they don’t achieve the intended goals. Experts discussed DE&I effectiveness at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Conference on Nov. 10. They recommended determining what your goal is for having a DE&I policy and training. Is
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​On Oct. 10, a committee comprised of Mexico’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Welfare, Ministry of the Economy and the Mexican Institute of Social Security (“IMSS” for its acronym in Spanish) announced Guidelines to safely continue economic activities despite COVID-19. The Guidelines apply at a national level and establish the following general recommended measures to reduce
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​Students entering the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 2023 can choose to pursue a diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) concentration as an undergraduate or major in it as part of their MBA, the school recently announced. Nancy Rothbard, professor of management and deputy dean of the Wharton School, said that
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Virtual water cooler talk, especially among Human Resources leaders, is focused on the Metaverse nowadays. People are wondering what it is, how it will impact HR and other aspects of business and life, and whether they should believe the hype. Since last week’s layoffs at Meta, the parent company of Facebook that went all in
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Meta, the parent company of Facebook, cut 13% of its workforce, which amounts to layoffs of 11,000 employees. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg informed workers on Wednesday in a letter. Unfortunately, Meta joins Twitter, Peloton, and a number of others in laying off employees at a time of historically high inflation in the United States. The
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