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As experts predict an economic downturn to come this year, I have a challenge for employers who are looking for talent: hire people with disabilities. The unemployment rate for people with disabilities and a bachelor’s degree or higher is more than double that of people without disabilities and a bachelor’s degree or higher. The same
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​Most employers know their workforce encompasses a wide range of different religions, and sometimes that results in unintended conflicts with the company’s anti-discrimination and social media policies. What should an employer do if employees say things that are offensive toward certain groups or religions? Frequently making offensive, unwelcome remarks about a person’s religious beliefs or
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Recruiting and talent acquisition require flexibility and adaptability in this post-COVID, post-Great Resignation era. While much is changing at an accelerated rate, much of this process is human-centric. Therefore, it has not changed much at all, and Human Resources leaders can draw on historically smart strategies. Kurt Webster, Director of Recruitment and Workforce Planning at
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​The role of works councils in negotiating with employers over the dismissal of employees varies widely throughout Europe, often depending on whether the termination is a collective dismissal or involves one individual. As global economic growth continues to slow, multinational employers should be aware of the extent of their obligation to communicate termination plans to
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​In December 2022, the U.K. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) marked its 10-year anniversary of helping make recruitment safer. The DBS processes and issues checks of job applicants’ criminal records, along with maintaining records of people who aren’t permitted to work with certain vulnerable groups. Since December 2012, the DBS has processed more than 52 million basic,
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​The 6-year-old girl didn’t understand why she had to rise in the middle of the night to travel to the Kabul airport and stand outside the gates for hours in a jostling, desperate crowd, only to be forced to return home again. She didn’t understand why her family was turned away from the airport two
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​HR professional and social scientist Lorne Epstein, SHRM-SCP, is surveying the impact of bias in organizations and what professionals are doing to reduce its effects to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), belonging, and ableism. His team is identifying organizational structures and solutions to share with the HR community so professionals like you can continue
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Quiet hiring is the top new trend in Human Resources, according to a number of media outlets. It is the response to quiet quitting, the HR trend that dominated the end of 2022 and referred to employees doing the bare minimum for the company and refusing to go above and beyond. Employers quickly practiced quiet
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​The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a draft of its new Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP), outlining its priorities in tackling workplace discrimination over the next four years. The playbook, published in the Federal Register in January, indicates that the agency will be on the lookout for discrimination caused by artificial intelligence (AI)
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The combination of a labor shortage and reluctance to go into debt to earn a college degree has led to a shift in mindset about qualifications for hiring. When possible, Human Resources professionals are no longer requiring a degree and are instead looking at an employee’s potential, ability to learn, values, or skillset. WATCH: Recruiting
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​The German Bundestag passed the German Whistleblower Protection Act on Dec. 16, 2022. After initially not being expected to be passed in 2022, the bill did make it onto the agenda of the last session day of the year at short notice and was passed in a version amended by the Legal Affairs Committee (Rechtsausschuss)
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​Omar Washington lost hope years ago. The Raleigh, N.C., resident has always been an hourly employee, and he says he’s never had a legitimate opportunity for upward mobility. Washington has worked on the front lines at various restaurants and convenience stores since he was 16 years old. Now 47, he has been employed as a
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​Many companies continue to struggle to accommodate employees who don’t want to get vaccines because of religious objections. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) is in hot water after firing an employee for requesting a religious exemption to its influenza vaccination policy. In December, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued the pediatric health care
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion remain a priority for Human Resources professionals. The starting point for any effective DEI strategy is the recruiting and talent acquisition. After all, hiring a diverse team lays the foundation for a myriad of ideas and the type of culture that could birth inclusion and belonging.  WATCH: Recruiting and Talent Acquisition
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