November 2021

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    Job Candidates’ Expectations Have Changed. How Are Employers Responding?

    Veteran talent acquisition specialists are worried. Many say they can’t remember the last time hiring was this hard, and that recruiting is unlikely to get any easier next year. “The biggest issue is a lack of applications,” explains Greg Muccio, director of talent acquisition at Southwest Airlines, referring specifically to interest in airport staff roles. […] More

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    How to Encourage Employees to Use Mental Health Benefits

    Employers can do better when it comes to educating employees about using the mental health resources available to them—a message that is especially important given the increased stress employees are facing due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, HR advisors say. As employees choose their benefits for the upcoming year during open enrollment season and take […] More

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    Mandate or Not, Many Employers Move Toward Requiring Vaccines

    As the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate works its way through the courts, a new survey finds that one-quarter of large U.S. employers will require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, even if the U.S. government doesn’t mandate that they do so. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) emergency temporary standard (ETS), published in […] More

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    IRS Extends Deadline for Distributing ACA Forms to Employees

    The IRS, after cautioning last year not to expect future extensions to the Jan. 31 deadline for furnishing Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms to employees, has changed its mind. In new proposed regulations, the IRS would permanently extend by 30 days the deadline for employers to furnish individual statements to full-time employees that indicate […] More

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    Mental Health Parity: Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold

    Federal law—the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act—requires health plans that provide mental health and substance use disorder coverage to ensure that the financial requirements (like co-insurance) and treatment limitations (like visit limits and provider access) that apply to those benefits are no more restrictive than the predominant requirements that apply to medical and […] More

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    Stress of Pandemic Weighing Down Young Adults, Parents

    Whether you’re a student facing end-of-the-year exams or you’re a career professional putting in hours at work finishing up projects—or maybe both—the end of the year can be especially stressful. The continued unrest brought on by the pandemic is adding to the tension you may be experiencing, according to findings from the American Psychological Association […] More

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    Seven in 10 HR managers support greater flexible working

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. Seven in 10 HR professionals want to see greater flexible working in their organisations, and many feel it would be easy for them to outline the flexible options that could work in job adverts.  A poll for the TUC found that 70% of HR […] More

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    Westcon-Comstor Awarded the Palo Alto Networks Global Distribution Partner of the Year for 2021

    LONDON, UK – 30th November, 2021 — Westcon-Comstor, the global technology distributor, today announced it received the Palo Alto Networks Global Distribution Partner of the Year. Announced during the Palo Alto Networks Ignite ’21 Partner Summit, these annual awards are presented to an elite group of Palo Alto Networks partners that, over the past 12 […] More

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    Speedcast Unveils Network-Optimized Remote Video Streaming Solution

    Delivering Industrial-Grade Video and Audio Content for Remote Operations Management with Speedcast SmartView™ Houston, Texas — Nov. 30, 2021 — Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, today announced the launch of Speedcast SmartView™, an innovative, network-optimized remote video and audio communications solution. Designed for energy, maritime, enterprise, telecommunications and government customers, industries with […] More

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    German Sustainability Award: To Billie Eilish From Space

    Press Release Duesseldorf, Germany, 30.11.2021 – Superstar Billie Eilish receives this year’s German Sustainability Award for her special commitment to climate protection. The award will be handed over virtually by German astronaut Matthias Maurer (ESA) aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Both Billie and the astronaut will join the ceremony virtually on Friday, December 3, […] More

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    ‘Our best offer is on the table’ say universities ahead of strike

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. Bodies representing universities have said that their best offer is on the table as they prepare for three days of strike action over pay, pensions and working conditions by union members this week. Universities UK (UUK) and the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) […] More

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    Farasis Energy seals joint venture with TOGG

    Frickenhausen near Stuttgart, 30.11.2021 – Farasis Energy, one of the leading suppliers of innovative lithium-ion-based batteries, and the global UseCase Mobility™️ provider TOGG have sealed a joint venture to develop and produce energy storage solutions for e-mobility and beyond. Both parties have a 50 per cent stake in the SIRO joint venture. Farasis Energy and […] More

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