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At the Corner of Diversity and Talent

When thinking of increasing diversity at work, recruiters may target applicants from a specific group or “candidate pool.” For example, a financial services firm may create a “Women in Finance” program for high school students to attract female candidates to their private wealth practice. This ...

Employee Assistance Program Myths Debunked

Does this sound familiar? You receive an email from your HR department reminding you of access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and without thinking twice, you hit delete. It sounds confusing, and heck, you have medical benefits so why bother? While Employee Assistance Programs have ...

When Boundaries Collide: Holidays & COVID-19

The holidays are often associated with friends, family, and food. It is a great excuse to get folks together whom you may not have seen all year. Calendars resemble a bingo card as celebrations fill dates for weeks, if not months, in advance. Historically, the biggest obstacle you had to work ...

Pandemic Performance Reviews: Should They Stay or Should They Go? Part 2

In the latter half of this two-part series, we pick up on some additional reasons employers decide to halt performance reviews due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting workplace changes. As a recap, part one addressed waiting until things go back to “normal” and not wanting to ...

Pandemic Performance Reviews: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

After reading the headlines of the morning paper or skimming your online newsfeed, it is hard to deny that 2020 has been a year of dramatic change. From the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to increased regulations around international travel and the uptick in children and parents learning and ...

What’s in a Name? How Unconscious Bias Affects Recruitment

Modern recruiters are trained to evaluate resumes for a potential match, screening for skills and accomplishments. The first words a recruiter sees are likely those at the top of the page…the candidate’s name. While many of us would not knowingly use the gender or ethnicity of a candidate to ...

10 Resources for HR Departments to Foster a More Diverse Workplace

Fostering a just and equal work environment means more than a diversity seminar once a quarter. It takes work to cultivate a truly inclusive environment for all employees. Here are ten resources to help you get started. College & University Professional Association for Human Resources ...

Can Companies Require Their Employees To Pass A COVID-19 Test Before Returning To Work?

As the country gradually begins to reopen, organizations loosen their teleworking mandates, and employees return to the office, it may be tempting for companies to pick up where they left off and consider COVID-19 a non-concern. But for HR teams, the workplace challenges presented by the ...

How To Manage On-Site Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we continue to self-isolate, executives and team leaders across the country are grappling with the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the toll it’s taken on themselves and their workers—and have been handling all of this while in quarantine. But for many employees, working from home ...

New Policies For Returning To Work Post-COVID-19

As more states either re-open entirely or unveil multi-step plans to return to normalcy in the coming months, some businesses will have the opportunity to phase out remote operations and return to on-site working. But just like every other aspect of our lives when quarantine ends, the office is ...