Month: December 2022

The year 2022 was the year of the employee, inflation, economic uncertainty, and Human Resources leaders as workplace transformers. They led workplace transformation, but they also transformed themselves into C-suite executives aligning talent management strategy with business objectives, counselors, even activists fighting for a more equitable and just world. Bookended by a talent war at
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​The rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout China has resulted in hospitals full of patients, fears of a new coronavirus variant and new travel restrictions around the globe. Nonetheless, China is lifting its travel restrictions. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other news outlets. Hospital Staff ‘Extremely Busy’ Staff at Huaxi, a
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The past year has been a trip for HR leaders. New expectations of HR emerged in 2020, but they took hold in 2022, once the pandemic became more manageable. At HR Exchange Network, we understand that you might feel overwhelmed by the fast-pace of change and the slow-moving transformation.  HR leaders have many tasks, some
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​In 2022, employers continued focusing on enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts— although still hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies learned what younger workers want from their workplaces, pay inequity continued to plague women of color, a major university launched a DE&I major and research offered an unfiltered view of the state of DE&I
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The year 2022 was the year of the employee, inflation, economic uncertainty, and Human Resources leaders as workplace transformers. They led workplace transformation, but they also transformed themselves into C-suite executives aligning talent management strategy with business objectives, counselors, even activists fighting for a more equitable and just world. Bookended by a talent war at
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​Forced and exploitative labor is a rapidly metastasizing international problem, with 25 million people in situations of forced labor globally, according to International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates. The international community is attempting to root out the problem by taking an increasingly tough stance against exploitative labor in the supply chain. Forced labor, defined by the
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​China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) took effect on Nov. 1, 2021, and applies to all individuals and organizations handling personal data. Regulators have been actively investigating suspected violations and issuing fines. For employers, implementing PIPL compliance measures when processing employees’ personal information reduces legal risks. This article provides the fundamentals for managing employees’ personal
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​COVID-19 has been spreading swiftly in Beijing, leaving many workplaces empty as employees and customers stay away from shops and restaurants. The new cases follow the country’s easing of a restrictive COVID-19 policy. We’ve gathered articles on the news. Significant Outbreak This spread of COVID-19 is the first significant outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic.
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During the panel discussion at the most recent Talent Exchange Live event, the topic of trust in employers came up a number of times. The fact is that the old days, when people spent their entire careers with one company and earned bonuses and a gold watch at retirement are long gone. Now, Human Resources
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​Two Black men who worked at a paper plant in McClellan, Calif., experienced racial harassment from co-workers and a supervisor. The company must now pay up. Paper manufacturers Packaging Corporation of America Central California Corrugated LLC (PCA) and Schwarz Partners LP, which owned the manufacturing plant, will pay $385,000 and implement preventive measures to settle
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​Sweden recently implemented major changes in employment law touching on workforce reductions, firing disputes, fixed-term employment and staffing agency workers. Significant updates to the Swedish Employment Protection Act (EPA) provide new protections to workers and benefits for employers. “The new EPA brings about multiple new changes for both employers and employees,” said Paula Hogéus, global
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Contingent workers are also known as freelancers, contract workers, or gig workers. Unlike full-time employees, contingent workers do not receive benefits or a salary. They are paid on a part-time or project basis. Usually, they remain with an organization temprorarily.  By 2027, 86.5 million people will be freelancing in the United States and will make
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​Many companies are enhancing their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. But too often, they place more emphasis on diversity and inclusion than they do on equity. A new report by the SHRM Research Institute and Work Equity, an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation at the Boston College School of Social Work, revealed
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​Circle K Stores Inc. agreed to pay $8 million after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accused the company of failing to provide reasonable accommodations to and retaliating against workers with disabilities and pregnant employees, the EEOC recently announced. The company allegedly subjected these employees to actions such as involuntary unpaid leave, retaliation, requiring
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