COLLECTION: October 2021 coronavirus news

Oct 29: How AI is helping drive employee financial wellness

With a majority of workers reporting an increase in financial stress, solutions to relieve that stress are growing.

Oct. 28: 6 takeaways from EEOC guidance on religious vaccine exemptions

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The government has released details about how to handle employees’ requests for accommodation based on their religious beliefs.

Oct. 28: To improve EX and agility, many HR teams are restructuring

A majority of HR leaders are revamping how their departments work–and choosing technology last, an APQC survey finds.

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Oct. 28: Cappelli: Where are all the workers?

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Employers have a major issue with how they view the supply chain of talent.

Oct. 27: During COVID-19, employers also have their eyes on flu shots

Flu season is expected to be more severe this year. Are companies encouraging vaccinations in response?

Oct. 27: How HR execs can use operational excellence to compete on hiring

Defining and then refining or replacing processes can save significant time and money. One company cut its new hire orientation time by 85%.

Oct. 27: How Google is making DE&I more than a buzzword

The tech giant’s top DE&I official says her own personal experiences are integral in driving her work.

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Oct. 26: Legal experts: Don’t delay in prepping for Biden vaccine mandate

A panel from Unum shares how employers can get ready now before OSHA releases final mandate guidance.

Oct. 26: Boese: Why more HR tech isn’t necessarily better

Just because we can drive more service delivery and support to tech does not mean that we should; human interactions also matter.

Oct. 26: 3 keys to perfecting engagement in the new world of work

Engagement is the foundation of work today. Here’s how to create, sustain and accelerate it from a VP of performance acceleration.

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Oct. 26: Why Amazon’s HR tech crisis could happen to your company too

The retail giant’s publicized challenges with paying workers and delivering benefits are not exclusive to large-scale firms, warn HR technology experts.

Oct. 25: How Ensono is handling the Great Resignation

Although the cloud and mainframe IT provider hired hundreds during the pandemic, it also saw IT staffers leave as they became hot commodities.

Oct. 25: Is your talent really walking out the door to avoid a COVID vaccine?

One of employers’ biggest hesitancies for mandating vaccination is a fear of losing employees in a hot job market. Here’s what’s happening so far.

Oct. 22: What does it mean for HR to integrate inclusion?  

Leaders need to think systemically, not individually, about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Oct. 21: HR, don’t forget about the ‘I’ in diversity, equity and inclusion

A recent report from ADP Research finds that whites are more likely to feel a stronger connection to work than people of color.

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Oct. 21: Tackling the growing problem of workplace rudeness

Studies show that incivility among colleagues is reaching new heights–and causing far more harm than previously believed.

Oct. 20: HR tech Number of the Week: HR systems overload

The number of HR tools organizations deploy is growing and adding complexity to employees and HR leaders’ lives.

Oct. 20: Why cooperative leadership is needed to confront harassment

One expert says men and women must work together to reduce the risk for sexual harassment in the workplace.

Oct. 20: A CHRO’s first priority? Understand the business

Brown & Brown Chief People Officer Julie Turpin says her nontraditional path into HR prepared her to lead the people function.

Oct. 20: 6 HR lessons from Microsoft’s CHRO

HRE’s 2021 HR Executive of the Year Kathleen Hogan shares her advice for other HR leaders.

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Oct. 19: 7 critical questions to consider as you build your vaccine policy

Anticipate many different outcomes as you plan in order to diminish the risk to your workplace and employees.

Oct. 19: Want real HR change? Look to data and analytics

Leveraging people data in a variety of ways can help companies follow through on their pledges to action.

Oct. 18: Brooks: Are you developing employees to succeed in hybrid, remote work?

This remains a ‘massive blindspot’ for too many organizations, expert Ben Brooks writes.

Oct. 18: 4 ways your managers can help combat employee burnout

UpWork’s chief people officer recommends buffer time between video calls, organization-wide PTO and more to ease employee stress.

Oct. 18: EX after COVID: Way beyond foosball and free lunches

Here’s how IBM leadership and others think the pandemic has permanently transformed EX.

Oct. 14: How this veteran CHRO is turning his focus to AI ‘for the common good’

The Allen Institute for AI recently announced Tim Mulligan as its first CHRO.

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Oct. 14: Lessons from the Southwest vaccine mandate controversy

Experts say employers must communicate early and often about vaccine mandates, or potentially pay a heavy price.

Oct. 14: What World Mental Health Day means to these top HR leaders

Executives at Marriott, Upwork and other organizations marked the day by speaking up about their own needs and those of their workforces.

Oct. 14: Bersin: Why it’s time to build a new, improved deskless reality

Factors to keep in mind as you design the deskless employee experience.

Oct. 13: How a software engineer took the helm of DE&I at UKG

Brian Reaves says his background provides him unique insight into leveraging talent at this HCM provider.

Oct. 12: Sage-Gavin: 3 ways to hire ‘hidden’ talent and boost your bottom line

Now is the time to open doors for workers who often fall outside of traditional hiring strategies.

Oct. 12: How do you define EX? It’s creating ‘the irresistible organization’

A recent report from the Josh Bersin Academy outlines the new basics of employee experience, including how Microsoft is handling EX today.

Oct. 11: Save the date for the 2022 Virtual HR Tech Conference

The free, online event will take place March 1-4, 2022.

Oct. 8: HR tech number of the day: video use in HR apps

The use of video and audio for real-time engagement in HR applications is exploding. What that means for HR leaders.

Oct. 8: How the right performance tool can engage your workforce

Technology can foster transparent communication between managers and employees to boost engagement and worker satisfaction.

Oct. 7: Mandating vaccines? How tracking tech can help with the next step

Organizations looking to verify that their workforces are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have plenty of options.

Oct. 7: Stress is driving workers to the door. What they want you to do

While 44% of employees say they will leave their current jobs in the coming year, there are steps employers can take to turn that tide.

Oct. 6: HRE’s number of the day: growing vaccine mandates

A significant number of employers have a COVID vaccine requirement in place or are considering it. Here’s what that means for HR leaders.

Oct. 6: This game developer CHRO has found a winning talent strategy

HR Honor Roll winner Jeff Ryan of Zynga has helped bring “alive” the company’s culture, boosting engagement, retention and more.

Oct. 6: This bank CHRO is pioneering a ‘people-first culture’

HR Honor Roll winner Barbara Kennedy, CHRO of Western Alliance Bank, brought the HR function into the 21st century while navigating a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Oct. 6: How the HR Executive of the Year rebooted Microsoft’s culture

Kathleen Hogan is a key driver of the company’s recent cultural shift.

Oct. 5: HR’s next big investment: employee financial wellness

A personalized approach is key to success when rolling out workplace wellbeing programs, one HR leader says.

Oct. 5: Everything HR needs to know about Biden’s vaccine mandate

Everything HR needs to know about Biden’s vaccine mandate

Oct. 5: How to maximize the power of excellent HR service quality

A new study from the ADP Research Institute sheds light on how HR can drive the talent brand.

Oct. 4: Talent, innovation and 4 more themes from the 2021 HR Tech Conference

Artificial intelligence, women’s return to the workplace and the Great Resignation were a few of the central topics in Las Vegas.

Oct. 1: Become a superhero with the power of your company’s benefits data

Putting data analytics to work can save money, make employees happier and improve hiring and retention, this HR Tech speaker says.

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Oct. 1: Is VR the solution to soft skills training?

An HR leader from Indeed shares how VR has helped shape manager-employee relations within the organization during the pandemic.

Oct. 1: Benefits news you may have missed: Sept. 27-Oct. 1

From smart strategies on communicating vaccine mandates to the effectiveness of health insurance surcharges for unvaccinated employees, here are the week’s top stories.

Oct. 1: It’s time to strive for more with TA tech

A panel of talent acquisition pros at the HR Tech Conference revealed what TA tools and methods are working and where things are falling short.

Oct. 1: Speakers on Day 3 at HR Tech look to the future

On Friday, check out sessions on financial wellness, finding the power in your benefits data and more.