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 »

Viewpoint: Are Your Organization’s DEI Efforts Superficial or Structural?

​Editor’s Note: SHRM has partnered with Harvard Business Review to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies. Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are not a “thing” like a program, office or... Read more »

What Gun Reform May Mean for HR

​In response to a rash of mass shootings in schools, grocery stores and other public places, Congress recently passed legislation signed by President Joe Biden that enhances gun safety reforms. Tucked into... Read more »

Menopause: What Employers Need to Know

​In 2018, Jenni Dunn noticed subtle changes to her mood and concentration. Dunn, who oversaw the sales and marketing for a boutique hotel in London, found that tasks she previously completed with... Read more »

New York Employers Must Pay Manual Workers Weekly

​Attorneys have noticed a growing trend of employees suing their employers over late wages under New York labor law. A New York State appellate court decision clarified that manual workers can sue... Read more »

SHRM Chief of Staff Joins EEOC Discussion on Skills-Based Hiring

​In June, Emily Dickens met a woman named Roxie at the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022 in New Orleans. Dickens, chief of staff at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM),... Read more »

Job Openings, Quits Start to Fall

​Available jobs declined by 427,000 to 11.3 million in May, according to the monthly JOLTS report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The number of available workers also fell, but employee... Read more »

8 Ways HR Can Overcome Pushback During the Return to the Office

​A growing number of employers are bringing employees back onsite full time. While some workers welcome the return, others are more ambivalent about the prospect. In a recent McKinsey study, 29 percent... Read more »

CEO Pay at Big Corporations Jumped Nearly 16% Last Year

Chief executive officers at the largest U.S. corporations saw their total compensation increase last year at the fastest pace since 2014, a new analysis of corporate proxy disclosures shows. Significantly larger annual... Read more »

UK: Employers and Employees Benefit from Preretirement Work Flexibility

​Reflecting a growing global trend, recent surveys of U.K. workers approaching retirement age indicate that a majority are considering continuing with part-time work instead of retiring. An Abrdn survey of 2,000 U.K.... Read more »

Vacation Policy Guide for HR

Every employee needs a vacation now and then. Whether it’s a two-week trip to the Bahamas or a day off for mental health, it’s incredibly important to have a consistent vacation policy... Read more »
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