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    Promoting Mental Wellness, Bringing More Minorities into Tech Among HR’s 2021 Resolutions

    Exercise more. Eat less. Catch more Zs. These are typical ways people resolve to improve their lives at the start of a new year. But work-related resolutions are important, too. SHRM Online collected the following goals that HR professionals and other business leaders have for improving their workplaces in 2021.  Promoting Learning, Development  “One of […] More

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    Keep the Blood Drives Going During Pandemic

    Not even a pandemic could keep employees of the Naval Nuclear Laboratory in Pittsburgh from their workplace ritual—the monthly blood drive. Even some of those still working from home came out for the cause.  At a time when corporate and community blood drives are being canceled by the tens of thousands, putting a squeeze on […] More

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    Unison elects first woman leader

    Christine McAnea becomes the first female general secretary on Unison in its historyPic: Unison Christine McAnea has been elected as the new general secretary of Unison, the UK’s largest trade union. She is the first woman to achieve this position, and she told her Twitter followers she “won’t be the last”. She succeeds Dave Prentis, […] More

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    Employee Engagement Tech Key to Post-Pandemic Success

    ​As organizations learn more about the employee experience during the coronavirus pandemic, data has emerged suggesting that employers will have to adopt new approaches and invest in technology that helps them listen, learn and improve the worker experience. HR managers will also have to lead as they build mature employee experience programs. COVID-19 caused a […] More

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    What Will Change in UK Employment Law as a Result of Brexit?

    ​Key changes to employment law resulting from the recent U.K.-EU Trade Deal and the U.K.’s exit from the EU will affect HR professionals, general counsel and others. Here are some frequently asked questions about the deal. Is there anything in the U.K.-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement about employment law? Yes, there is. While there is […] More

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    Flexible working: Can we go back on arrangements in future?

    The pandemic rushed many employers into permanent home working arrangementsShutterstock The unprecedented shift towards home and flexible working brought about by Covid-19 has led many employers to announce permanent new arrangements. But what are the legal implications of doing this, asks Jonathan Mansfield? Employees and employers alike have had varied attitudes towards flexible and remote […] More

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    British Gas staff begin strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans

    Damian Czajka / British Gas staff have begun a five-day national strike over changes to their terms and conditions. The GMB Union has accused the energy firm and its parent company Centrica of threatening to “fire and rehire” British Gas engineers who did not agree to new terms and conditions, described as “draconian” by […] More

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    What’s Ahead for HR Technology in 2021

    ​As the new year begins, HR leaders are focusing on enhancing technology systems that improve the productivity of remote workers, upgrading workforce management, utilizing recruiting and learning platforms to meet changing needs, and deploying digital tools such as apps or videos to help employees manage mental health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the […] More

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    Remote Employees Are Working Longer Than Before

    ​While the shift to working from home in 2020 has provided much-needed flexibility for professional workers during the COVID-19 crisis and shown that a remote workforce can maintain productivity, negative aspects of the experience—isolation, diminished collaboration and burnout—have emerged. Research shows remote employees are working longer, spending time in more meetings and having to keep […] More

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    10 Pitfalls When Employing Staff in Germany

    ​German employment law is complex and subject to various statutory regulations that often are widely unknown to foreign companies planning to hire staff in Germany. As German employment law additionally is said to be largely “employee protection law,” it is important for U.S. companies to be familiar with some basic issues. 1. Written employment contract. […] More

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    Take It Outside: Work Moves Outdoors During Pandemic

    ​As the COVID-19 pandemic forces offices around the country to shut down, some organizations have found creative ways to bring employees together in person, helping to foster camaraderie and a sense of belonging. In its hometown of Louisville, Ky., health insurance company Humana set up outdoor office spaces in city parks starting in September, where […] More

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    Mexico’s President Introduces Proposed Subcontracting Reform

    ​On Nov. 12, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced in a press conference that he is officially introducing an initiative to Congress to reform subcontracting. If approved, the proposal would modify various laws, including the Federal Labor Law (LFT), the Social Security Law, the Law of the Institute of the National Housing Fund for […] More

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