Federal Hiring Outpaces Departures

Andrea Medici wrapped up three decades with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) late last year, around the same time Allecia Jones had settled in as a Foreign Service officer for the... Read more »

Morale, Brand Can Suffer When Romance Rumors Go Public

​The way an organization handles workplace romance can have career consequences beyond the co-workers involved in a tryst, if how ABC News’ handling of the affair between Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes... Read more »

House Republicans Vote to Require that Federal Workers Return to the Office

​The U.S. House of Representatives Feb. 1 passed a bill that would require federal agencies to reinstate pre-pandemic remote work policies. “The federal workforce needs to get back to work,” said Rep.... Read more »

Work-Based Social Media Platforms May Help Boost Employee Connection

​As companies shape the future of work with newer technologies, John Cho, vice president of digital platforms, services and technology at Robotic Research, a Clarksburg, Md.-based provider of autonomous mobility and robotics... Read more »

The Noncompete Proposal: Right Idea, Wrong Vehicle

​The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a new regulation that would effectively ban noncompete agreements between employees and employers in all 50 states. As a former employment law attorney who drafted,... Read more »

New Guidance on Accommodating Workers with Hearing Disabilities

​The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offered employers new guidance on how the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to job applicants and employees who have hearing disabilities. The EEOC’s new resource... Read more »

What to Include—and Not Include—in a Termination Letter

​Following an employee’s policy violations, misconduct or substandard performance, you may conclude it’s time to send the worker a termination letter. How that letter is worded might save you a legal headache.... Read more »

Report: Inflation, Labor Shortages Top HR Concerns in 2023

​Finding good job candidates and keeping employees will be the key priorities for organizations in 2023, according to a report the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released Jan. 30. But the clash... Read more »

Companies Share Successes, Lessons Learned from Hybrid Schedules

According to Placer.ai, a technology company that tracks foot traffic in workplaces, total visits are still only about 60 percent of what they were in 2019. However, the number of visitors is... Read more »

Onsite Child Care: Working Parents Want More of It

​Federal data shows that employee absences and job turnover decline when businesses provide child care. Yet onsite child care was the least frequently offered family-friendly perk in an assessment of 1,700 companies,... Read more »
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