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More Men Say They Are Uncomfortable Mentoring WomenRead_more

Sixty percent of male managers admitted that they are uncomfortable mentoring, working alone with or socializing with a female colleague in light of the #MeToo movement, a recent survey found.

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Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Creating a Coaching Culture—Doing vs. UnderstandingRead_more

Here's the case study of what happened when a difficult-to-work-with manager learned how to collaborate and share knowledge.

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Your Career Q&A: Your Resume Has to Be Right to Land an InterviewRead_more

Ever wonder why potential employers never call you back? Career columnist Martin Yate weighs in.

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Viewpoint: Optimizing the Employee ExperienceRead_more

​The employee experience is a broad and complex topic. This HR People + Strategy (HRPS) white paper by Josh Bersin provides ways to optimize the employee experience by looking at the whole picture first, and then zeroing in on how to really make an impact within your company.

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Scott Mugno Withdraws as OSHA NomineeRead_more

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, withdrew his name from consideration in a letter submitted May 14 to the White House and to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

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Reacting to the Next RecessionRead_more

It’s the tightest labor market in 50 years, but fear of a looming recession is out there. Even though no one’s really certain about when it may happen or what might cause it. So is talk of a recession a false alarm?

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Viewpoint: Has Your New Hire Gone MIA? Here’s Why Read_more

Time to face the facts: Your new rock star employee has decided the job wasn't a good fit. No letter of resignation, no two weeks' notice; he just never returned. You've been ghosted.

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An HR Exec for Each CBS Show? Read_more

Following allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, CBS sent a memo to staff in early May saying that each CBS Studios production would now have a dedicated HR person assigned to it.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Approve $15 Minimum WageRead_more

The Connecticut Legislature recently passed a bill to incrementally raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. Gov. Ned Lamont has pledged to sign the bill, which would make Connecticut the seventh state to phase-in a $15 an hour wage hike.

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What Should Employers Do When Workers Exhaust FMLA Leave?Read_more

When employees exhaust their leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), they may want to return to work or take additional leave. Here are some tips to help employers manage the return-to-work process and decide if providing more leave is appropriate.

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France and Spain: Right to Disconnect SpreadsRead_more

Authorities in France, Spain and elsewhere have implemented or are considering laws requiring employers to recognize employees’ right to disconnect from workplace communications.

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Employers Can Learn from 'Preferably Caucasian' Job PostRead_more

A staffing agency learned the hard way the importance of auditing its clients' job ads for potential bias and making sure recruiters are on board with inclusion and diversity efforts.

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7 Ways to Set Up a New Hire for SuccessRead_more

No one has a bigger impact on new employees' success than the managers who hired them. The hiring manager understands what they need to accomplish and what it will take—skills, resources, connections—for them to become fully effective. Here are the steps managers should take to put new hires on the path to success.

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Employers Cut Health Plan Costs with Reference-Based PricingRead_more

The U.S. health care system is notorious for its lack of price transparency. Some self-insured employers are responding by using reference-based pricing (RBP) with doctors and hospitals—in effect, setting their own prices for health care services.

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Trump Introduces New Immigration PlanRead_more

​President Donald Trump introduced a new merit-based immigration proposal which could make permanent residency available to more foreign national workers. The plan provides opportunities for immigrants who have specific skills or current job offers in the U.S., with the requirement that they can demonstrate English proficiency and pass a civics exam.

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House Passes Bill to Provide LGBTQ Workplace RightsRead_more

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act by a 236-173 vote on May 17. The act would prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and several other areas of federal law.

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Ontario: 10 Mistakes Startups Should Avoid When Employing Their First WorkersRead_more

Canadian startups hiring their first employees often make mistakes. Here is a list of the top 10 mistakes commonly made by startups when employing their first workers.

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Ireland and UK: Right to Work Across Borders Will Continue Post-BrexitRead_more

A recent agreement between Ireland and the United Kingdom (U.K.) will allow citizens of both countries to retain the right to live and work in either country after the U.K.’s departure from the European Union.

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Brazil: Unions Struggle After Labor ReformRead_more

Ever since employer-friendly labor reform took effect in Brazil, unions have been struggling but fighting back.

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Trump Will Propose Merit-Based Immigration SystemRead_more

​President Donald Trump will outline his immigration reform proposal this afternoon in a plan that would favor foreign nationals' job skills over family ties in the U.S.

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