Demote Demotions

​As a former employment law attorney and now as an organization consultant and executive coach, I’ve encountered many situations where, instead of a problem employee being let go, he or she is... Read more »

The Seven-Pronged Investigations Checklist

​Former employment attorney and author Jathan Janove writes for SHRM Online on how to inject greater humanity into HR compliance. He welcomes your questions and suggestions for future columns. Contact him at the e-mail address... Read more »

Workplace Violence May Jump During Return to Work

​As workers transition from being isolated at home—whether working remotely or furloughed and waiting to return—some experts fear a rise in workplace violence. HR professionals can take proactive steps to minimize this... Read more »

Is It Time to Return to the Office?

Many HR leaders are wondering if they should put their return-to-office plans back in motion because COVID-19 positivity rates and hospitalizations are rapidly declining in many parts of the United States and... Read more »

How to Kindly Conduct Layoffs

Layoffs are an unfortunate but sometimes necessary part of doing business. There was a lot of layoffs at the beginning of the pandemic, and they are still happening. With high inflation and... Read more »

4 Ways Inflation and Higher Costs Impact HR

U.S. President Joe Biden recently laid out his plans to combat inflation and the high cost of living. The average family is spending an additional $327 per month compared to pre-pandemic costs,... Read more »

Biden Calls for Nationwide Paid Family and Medical Leave

At a Feb. 2 press conference marking the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), President Joe Biden called for extended support for time-off benefits and announced he had... Read more »

Job Growth Exploded in January

​U.S. employers added 517,000 new jobs in January, much more than expected, according to the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).   That’s compared with an average monthly gain of... Read more »

Episode 384: ‘Is HR Your Friend?’ With Franky Rhodes, People Operations Partner at TravelPerk

Workology Podcast interview with Franky Rhodes, People Operations Partner at TravelPerk, and TikTok star @HRsAgentOfChaos. The post Episode 384: ‘Is HR Your Friend?’ With Franky Rhodes, People Operations Partner at TravelPerk appeared... Read more »

UK: Are You at Risk of Being Laid Off?

​A U.K. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) study last year estimated that 19 percent of employees in the United Kingdom were likely to face redundancy over the next 12 months. More... Read more »

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 »

Expert Q&A: Health Plan Strategy Tips from an HSA Pioneer

​Health savings accounts (HSAs) rapidly became a dominate part of employer-sponsored health care after being authorized in 2003, when President George W. Bush signed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act.... Read more »

EEOC Solicits Recommendations to Curb AI-Driven Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently held a public hearing that enabled workplace experts to offer suggestions for ensuring that artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t discriminate against job applicants. The session,... Read more »
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