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    As SCOTUS weighs Title VII’s harm standard, employers should address DEI program vulnerabilities

    Employers should evaluate the delicate balance between the goals of DEI initiatives and legal scrutiny, write Hunton Andrews Kurth attorneys.

    Holly Williamson and Verónica A. Ucros • Feb. 14, 2024
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    How can CHROs ensure they remain relevant in a tech-heavy future?

    CHROs must optimize their role as a digital leader of HR to ensure their function is fit for the future, write two Gartner researchers.

    Alex Chertoff and Duncan Harris • Feb. 5, 2024
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    The 2024 HR playbook begins with people

    Embrace new expectations and immerse yourself in the employee experience to overcome the unique challenges 2024 will bring, writes SurveyMonkey’s CPO. 

    Becky Cantieri • Jan. 23, 2024
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    AI in hiring: How to weigh the tech’s benefits against its risks

    Karen Boyle, senior vice president of human resources at the Graham Company, asks: Do the pros outweigh the cons when using AI in the hiring process?

    Karen Boyle • Jan. 17, 2024
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    How LVMH navigates the dynamic workforce through strategic upskilling

    Thoughtful programming enhances engagement, retention and innovation, writes Gena Smith, CHRO of LVMH North America.

    Gena Smith • Jan. 11, 2024
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    5 tips to better manage difficult performance conversations

    HR pros can ease otherwise painful performance talks by giving workers a heads-up, among other actions, Ang Brennan of Insights writes.

    Ang Brennan • Dec. 28, 2023
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    10 common termination traps — and how to avoid them

    The uncomfortable and legally challenging aspects of terminations can be ameliorated with careful forethought and planning, write Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP attorneys.

    Meredith Gregston and Dan Butler • Nov. 22, 2023
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    Navigating religious accommodation after Groff v. DeJoy

    Employers may need to institute more rigorous processes than they now have in place for handling such accommodations.

    Jonathan A. Segal and Adam D. Brown • Nov. 21, 2023
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    Foster psychological safety during year-end reviews by empowering employees to speak up

    Performance reviews shouldn’t strike fear into the hearts of employees, Ally Chief Diversity Officer Reggie Willis writes.

    Reggie Willis • Nov. 21, 2023
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    Accommodate reintegrated veterans with training, flexibility

    The challenge for organizations is to not only have an outward display of “support for our veterans” but also an adaptive internal culture themselves.

    Marcus Farris • Nov. 10, 2023
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    How to build trust with your most important stakeholders — your employees

    The same conditions that make trust so valuable can also make the road to earning it feel unsteady, write two PwC workforce transformation leaders.

    Anthony Abbatiello and Julia Lamm • Oct. 23, 2023
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    The Supreme Court is poised to drop another DEI shoe next year

    The court is likely to jettison any requirement of alleging and proving a higher level of harm for there to be discriminatory action by an employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

    Jonathan A. Segal and Adam D. Brown • Oct. 18, 2023
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    Loss of Medicaid coverage will cause a rush among workers to join employer-sponsored plans, Christopher O'Shea of Sentinel Group writes.

    Christopher O’Shea • Oct. 10, 2023
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    DEI programs are under fire. Is yours the next target?

    Poorly created and implemented DEI initiatives coupled with a lack of training can create significant liability for employers, according to Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP attorneys.

    Amber Rogers and Meredith Gregston • Sept. 19, 2023
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    As HR meets AI, 4 steps to avoid legal headaches

    The threat of legal action relating to AI will only increase from here, according to employment attorneys at Parker Poe.

    Tory Summey and Jeremy Locklear • Sept. 15, 2023
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    Conquer the STEM staffing shortage with retention, not recruitment

    It’s paramount that the HR community continue to share their successes, and their setbacks, amid challenging times, writes Janet Brewer, CPO of Arcfield.

    Janet Brewer • Sept. 11, 2023
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    How employers can adopt new Form I-9 remote review procedures

    Daniel Brown of Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen & Loewy explains why some employers may feel like they are scrambling in the wake of the new rules. 

    Daniel Brown • Aug. 17, 2023
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    How to avoid FLSA violations when requiring workers to use PTO

    A recent court ruling may contain lessons for employers that would like to use workers’ PTO to cover hours not worked, writes Linda Bond Edwards, of counsel with RumbergerKirk.

    Linda Bond Edwards • Aug. 16, 2023
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    How the restaurant industry is leading the skills-based revolution

    The industry’s skills-based culture is about more than ethos, writes David Faro of the National Restaurant Association.

    David Faro • July 25, 2023
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    Employees, leaders and customers must work together to maximize global DEI strategies

    Developing a strategy that can reach underrepresented communities from all over the globe is no easy feat, writes LaDavia Drane, global head of ID&E at Amazon Web Services.

    LaDavia Drane • July 24, 2023
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    How to audit AI tools for bias

    HR pros not only have emerging AI regulations to consider, they also have an ethical responsibility to audit for bias, writes Rachael Brassey of PA Consulting.

    Rachael Brassey • July 17, 2023
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    Embrace age diversity for a knowledgeable, innovative workforce

    Age discrimination continues to cast a shadow over the workplace, hindering the full potential of older workers, writes Nancy Hammervik, chief solutions officer at CompTIA. 

    Nancy Hammervik • July 17, 2023
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    How federal workforce programs can leave some students without credentials

    Federal law merely suggests that training providers confer a credential, but they are not required to do so, denying some participants an economic edge. 

    Christopher Mullin • July 10, 2023
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    The secret to improving mental health and reducing burnout at work? Lead with listening.

    Burnout has reached record levels that employers must address to continue growth, writes Jim Link, CHRO of SHRM.

    Jim Link • June 26, 2023
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    3 talent acquisition and retention strategies to address evolving employee expectations

    Increasingly, employees seek to feel supported and valued for the complexity they manage at and away from work.

    Dave Barnett • June 12, 2023