Wednesday April 1, 2020

How AI will power the human side of Human Resources

As HR leaders try to scale their organizations in 2020 and beyond, strategic business decisions come down to strategic people decisions. But in order to grow your company, empower front line teams and maximize efficiency, you often need people-centered technology to help you achieve these goals. In fact, according to a recent Gartner Report, “88% […]

EEOC reminds employers to stay vigilant on racial bias

EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon issued a reminder to employers to be vigilant for instances of discrimination in the workplace on the basis of national origin or race. Dhillon said in a news release, “Crises like the COVID-19 pandemic can bring out the best and worst in people. We have seen many examples of people rising to […]

EEOC OKs asking employees, candidates about COVID-19 symptoms

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, employers are permitted to check employees and job candidates for fevers, the EEOC said in recent guidance. Employers may ask if employees and candidates are experiencing any other symptoms of COVID-19 as well. Send symptomatic workers home Typically, requiring a body temperature check would be considered a medical exam and […]

EEOC reminds employers on racial bias

EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon issued a reminder to employers to be vigilant for instances of discrimination in the workplace on the basis of national origin or race. Dhillon said in a news release, “Crises like the COVID-19 pandemic can bring out the best and worst in people. We have seen many examples of people rising to […]

HR self-care: The new norm in the age of COVID-19

During these challenging times, it’s important that HR leaders remain physically and mentally healthy, and yet, they are the first ones to forget to add themselves into the equation of corporate and personal wellness. By better maintaining their health through self-care strategies, and by building support, HR leaders can more effectively develop the overall wellness […]

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What you need to know

In an effort to provide employees paid family and medical leave and paid sick leave in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently passed The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act). The Act will take effect on or by April 2, 2020. The new law creates two new emergency leave benefits for eligible employees: […]

5 ways the COVID-19 crisis will transform HR’s role

Human Resources is at the front lines of employers’ response to the COVID-19 crisis. The crisis is forcing almost every business to immediately develop, adapt or improve remote work policies and procedures. As HR pros struggle to keep employees safe and informed, it helps to think about what changes will be more permanent and how […]

5 easy ways to do a mental spring cleaning

The pandemic has changed how we do business, and created a lot of stress and anxiety. As HR pros scramble to manage their chaotic days, it’s important not to forget some of the basics, especially those annual rituals that help bring a welcome sense of routine and normalcy. After all, it is springtime, and that […]

ADA violation: Company failed to accommodate employee after surgery

When an employee returns to work after getting a kidney transplant, the ADA requires employers to reasonably accommodate them. One employer didn’t even try to, and ended up in court. Accommodation requests denied Michael Fisher worked at Nissan North America when he needed a kidney transplant. He took time off to get the surgery. When […]

4 keys to a successful remote work strategy, when you have to close your doors

The COVID-19 emergency is putting unprecedented strains on the global economy and on individual businesses. Regardless of size, employers are having to adjust to a big change: going from seeing workers on site every day to having most employees working from home. Getting it right means you’ll minimize downtime, anxiety and lost productivity over the […]