Talent


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    Human capital renaissance: ServiceNow CPO on AI, workplace well-being and the war for talent

    AI at work is undeniably making waves: It’s time to embrace it, Jacqui Canney says.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Have employers ‘hit a wall’ on reducing worker burnout?

    Employees continue to cite workloads and a lack of flexibility as the driving factors behind burnout, Eagle Hill Consulting’s CEO said.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 13, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top trends in employee engagement

    Employee engagement can be a bit of a puzzle. In recent years, employers have realized it’s more about meaningful work, work-life balance and well-being — and less about free snacks.

    By HR Dive staff
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    Opinion

    The U.S. has a severe labor shortage. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can help.

    Today’s economic climate presents a unique bipartisan opportunity to rethink and strengthen the country’s approach to workforce development, writes Misty Chally of the Critical Labor Coalition.

    By Misty Chally • June 13, 2024
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    How fostering DEI can improve safety and reduce workplace injury risks

    Thinking about workplace design can help accommodate workers with different abilities, body types and cultural preferences, according to the National Safety Council.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 12, 2024
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    1 in 4 executives say they hoped for turnover with return-to-work policies

    Some managers surveyed by BambooHR also said they believed their organization conducted layoffs because fewer workers quit in the RTO transition than expected.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 12, 2024
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    As AI skill demands rise, employers must figure out what they actually need: report

    Employers need to understand which proficiencies their workforce has and what gaps are actually present, Info-Tech Research Group said.

    By June 11, 2024
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    DEI success ultimately stems from strong CEO leadership, survey indicates

    While acknowledging the increased pushback regarding DEI programs, Black executives noted the importance of sustaining their initiatives.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 11, 2024
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    Column // Happy Hour

    The most magical Zoom meeting on Earth: Remote workers share the most unique places they’ve logged in

    From “quiet vacationing” to becoming digital nomads, remote workers are leaving the kitchen table behind in favor of palm trees or Disney World.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Moelis puts banker on leave after video of him punching a woman goes viral

    A banker that social media users identified as the assailant in a Brooklyn street incident emphasized empathy and “staying away from toxic people” on a podcast last year.

    By Dan Ennis • June 10, 2024
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    By the numbers

    7 stats that show how inflation, AI are reshaping employee expectations

    2024’s talent trends will likely drive “seismic change” in the world of work, ADP research says.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Site-specific training content can boost front-line worker performance, survey says

    Accuracy and consistency in a training reinforcement program may especially help manufacturers and warehouses maintain quality and improve retention.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 10, 2024
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    DEI backlash won’t halt workplace initiatives, most leaders say

    Nearly all leaders said they believe DEI is important for its positive impact on recruiting, hiring and retention, a survey finds.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 7, 2024
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    Quiet vacationing: What’s this summer work trend?

    The workers who are afraid of taking PTO have come up with a complicated solution to their anxieties.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Job ads turn to skills, pay transparency

    Candidates are critical when companies only adhere to the letter of the law and not the spirit, a report showed.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Inclusive language improves employee experience and retention, report says

    Organizations that don’t prioritize inclusive language in their communications send the message that they don’t prioritize belonging, McLean & Co. said.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 6, 2024
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    Older workers make up more of the workforce, EBRI says

    Employers need to understand the changing demographic characteristics of the older workforce to better design employee benefit plans, an EBRI director said.

    By June 5, 2024
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    ACLU asks FTC to probe Aon AI employment assessment tools for bias

    The organization also wants the agency to block the company from making allegedly deceptive claims in its marketing and to pause the sale of the tests.   

    By Robert Freedman • June 5, 2024
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    Lack of LGBTQ+ support turns talent away, Indeed says

    Almost one-third of LGBTQ+ workers — and 50% of trans workers — have refused to apply to a job due to a perceived lack of support.

    By June 5, 2024
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    When the grass isn’t greener: Employees say they’re staying put for now

    Pay, stability and benefits are top drivers of both talent attraction and retention, according to WTW research.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 5, 2024
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    Work-based youth learning programs can augment talent development strategies, report says

    Employers say they struggle to fund internships and design appropriate workloads, however.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 4, 2024
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    LGBTQ+ workers face a substantial pay gap, Glassdoor says

    Unadjusted, the gap is similar to the pay gap between men and women, though LGBTQ+ workers are disproportionately represented in some industries. 

    By June 4, 2024
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    3 questions job applicants say they want to be asked

    In general, candidates favor questions with positive framing and that focus on skills, according to Yoh survey results.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Fixing engagement? Consider employee workload, report says

    Achieving optimal workload, however, isn’t just about eliminating work, said a McLean & Co. leader.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 3, 2024
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    The value of appreciating your people

    With burnout becoming more common at work, how can you improve workplace well-being?

    June 3, 2024
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    In a dynamic market, CHROs are guiding the C-suite

    Internal mobility has become a priority at most organizations as companies focus on retention, according to an iCIMS report.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 31, 2024