Commentary and Insights

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  • Protecting Against Proximity Bias in a Flexible Workplace

    November 28, 2023

    Remote workers are sometimes hindered by a phenomenon called proximity bias, which can cause leaders to form stronger relationships with workers they interact with onsite. This article suggests some tips to support the engagement and career development of remote workers despite the effect of proximity bias.

  • Infographic: Raising the Impact of 'S' (in ESG) to Advance DEI

    November 27, 2023

    Discusses the rising importance of the social (S) component in ESG strategies, HR's role in designing social agency, the business case for organizational investment in social agency, and a visual representation of the insights to actions HR leaders should take to advance the measurable business impact of S in their organizations.

  • What Biden's Executive Order on AI Means for Employers

    November 14, 2023

    The Biden Administration has released a wide-ranging executive order to formally initiate efforts to regulate artificial intelligence (AI). This article breaks down the order's most important provisions for employers and offers guidance on how to prepare.

  • AI in Recruiting: DEI Solution or Discrimination Trap?

    November 7, 2023

    As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning become increasingly embedded in recruiting and hiring processes, employers must be aware of the potential discrimination risks these tools can pose.

  • The First 30-Days Is Make-or-Break: How to Ensure Onboarding Is a Success

    October 24, 2023

    Finding top talent is difficult. Keeping top talent is equally a challenge. New hires form first impressions quickly and those impressions result in their decisions to stay with the organization or leave. Onboarding experiences are key in helping new recruits to a "stay" choice. Read on for keys to successful onboarding experiences in today' world of work.

  • Building Organizational Alignment to Drive Pay Equity Progress

    October 10, 2023

    Pay equity is business critical and as important as any other C-Suite priority. However, HR and business leaders often disagree on who owns pay equity analyses and process implementation. This article discusses how organizations can build alignment to make sustainable pay equity progress.

  • 2024 HR Budget Outlook: Fewer Increases Will Harm Employee Experience

    October 3, 2023

    This article discusses leaders' plans for 2024 HR budgets and the data behind their monetary intentions. With limited increases ahead, those that are investing will focus on enhancing the employee experience in hopes of attracting and retaining top talent and developing critical new workforce skills.

  • Teams With a Culture of Constructive Criticism Do Better

    September 26, 2023

    Recent data from the 2023 XpertHR Recruitment and Retention survey found that companies with more mature approaches to employee feedback tend to have lower voluntary turnover rates. This article discusses the importance of welcoming constructive criticism and presents various methods for employers to collect it.

  • Q&A: How Employers Can Navigate the NLRB's Stericycle Decision

    September 21, 2023

    On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its decision in Stericycle Inc., marking a dramatic shift in the legal landscape for employers. In this article, employment law attorney David Phippen answers questions on what Stericycle Inc. means for employers and practical steps they can take under the new standard.

  • HR Must Build on These Skills to Leverage AI Use Cases

    September 19, 2023

    The future of artificial intelligence (AI) in HR is bright, but HR isn't ready - at least not yet. To support leaders as they prepare for change, this article offers six skills HR teams must build on to successfully leverage AI.