Human Resources

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The ADA Turns 30!

July 26, 2020, marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When first enacted, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was considered the most important employment legislation since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.The ADA prohibits discrimination in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation,… 

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Fostering a Healthy Culture in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

The post-pandemic workplace is going to look, feel, behave, and operate differently than before, and many of these changes may be permanent. It is more important than ever for leadership teams around the world to invest real time, energy, and commitment to their work environments, and in particular, their employees,… 

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Job Search Tips from a Recruiter

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, layoffs and furloughs have hit workers across all industry sectors in all parts of the country. In April 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate skyrocketed to 14.7%, representing a 10.3 percentage point increase from the month prior. The result is that 23.1 million Americans… 

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Recruiting Team of One: Eleven Tips for Recruiting a Variety of Positions

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Are you the company’s HR generalist who also helps with recruiting? Or maybe you are the office manager who wears HR, operations, and many other hats? Or, you could be an official recruiter navigating alone. Whether it has always been this way, or it is a more recent development, you… 

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Ten Steps for Employers Facing Layoffs, Furloughs, and Workplace Closures

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken a toll on the workforce, with many employers forced to consider furloughs, layoffs, and workplace closures. Few business decisions involve as many legal, emotional, and practical considerations as the decision to lay off employees. The challenge for management is to reduce the workforce in a… 

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HR’s Role in Data Security

Why does HR need to care about cybersecurity? Cybersecurity and data security practices are now a workplace culture issue. Why is that? Because most cybersecurity threats come from employee actions. In the Dell End-User Security Survey, the results showed that many employees are likely to share confidential information without following… 

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How HR Pros Fight Isolation

“You can’t be human in isolation.” – Desmond Tutu And, it’s true…even in a work environment. Isolation leads to workplace stress. In fact, 73% of managers with high levels of workplace isolation also report high levels of workplace stress. In studying this issue of isolation in the workplace, authors Emma…