#SHRMInclusion 2020: Microaggressions in the Workplace and What to Do About Them

In the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, many companies have responded with an increased focus on their diversity and inclusion efforts. Amid the statements from CEOs and other corporate leaders, employees from a variety… continue
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#SHRMInclusion 2020: Overcoming Criminal Record Bias and Finding a New Talent Pool

One in three working-age Americans has a criminal record in some form, and the barriers to employment associated with that history are experienced disproportionately in Black and Latinx communities. At the Society for Human Resource Management’s Inclusion 2020 conference, taking… continue
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Many Employers Embracing Virtual Open Enrollment Tools

As open enrollment season gears up, employers are having to rethink many of their normal practices for enrolling their employees in employer-offered benefits. In a recent XpertHR webinar, Open Enrollment 2021: How to Handle This Year’s Unique Challenges, we asked… continue
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More Than 6 in 10 HR Professionals Say Getting Employees to Read the Employee Handbook is Challenging, According to XpertHR Survey

Getting employees simply to read the employee handbook is the most challenging handbook-related issue, according to 619 US employers responding to XpertHR’s 2020 Survey on Employee Handbooks. The survey covered seven major handbook-related challenges and found that 66% of participating… continue
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Open Enrollment Best Practices to Address Unique Challenges for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many parts of our personal and work lives this year, and employers will face unique challenges during open enrollment for 2021 benefits. Benefits are very important to employees and usually represent a significant percentage… continue
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Remote Work Set to Nearly Triple in the Post-COVID World, XpertHR’s Survey on Employer Response to COVID-19 Shows

The average percentage of employees who will work remotely at least part of the time is projected to nearly triple from 12% before the COVID-19 pandemic to 30% after the pandemic, according to 835 US employers responding to XpertHR’s Survey… continue
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Justice Ginsburg Led the Way for Workplace Equality

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death Friday night sparked an outpouring of grief across the US, left an enduring mark on the American workplace – both as a civil rights attorney arguing landmark cases and as a judge whose rulings… continue
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How to Address Rising Back to School, Childcare Leave Requests

While a new school year has started, it’s one unlike any we have ever seen before as many working parents grapple with the challenges of hybrid or 100% remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Your child might be 10 feet… continue
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Racial Inequality in the Workplace: How to Break Down Barriers

With far too many shootings of African Americans at the hands of police this spring and summer, a harsh spotlight is being cast on racial inequality issues. And employers cannot afford to sidestep the discussion. For starters, this is no… continue
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Addressing Financial Wellness in the Workplace Before It’s Too Late

Although financial wellness benefits have been rising in popularity for the last several years, the demand for them has grown exponentially due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting recession. Such benefits can be a vital resource for employees during… continue
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