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  • U.K.’s Extended Job Scheme Aims to Support Firms, Workers July 2, 2020
    U.K. employers participating in the country’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be able to start bringing furloughed employees back on a part-time basis this summer.
  • Don't Be a Bobblehead July 1, 2020
    Many HR pros act like bobbleheads within their organizations, says Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, a director-at-large on the Society for Human Resource Management's Board of Directors and vice president of human resources at LaRosa's Inc. They nod in acceptance of senior management because they don't want to rock the boat. In an excerpt from his second […]
  • Ask HR: Mental Health Amid COVID-19 July 1, 2020
    Need time away from work to recover from COVID-19? Here's how to ask. ​SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is answering questions each week for a column in USA Today.
  • As Jobs Disappear, Employees Hang On to What They Have July 1, 2020
    ​Employees spooked by continuing high unemployment are holding on to the jobs they have at rates not seen in nearly a decade. While typically a sign of employee loyalty, low turnover these days can also signal fear, hopelessness and stagnation. Employers can head off those negative feelings and maintain morale and energy in the workplace […]
  • NextChat: Should Employers Monitor Workers' Social Distancing Away from Work? July 1, 2020
    Employers are taking a number of different steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. But should they monitor their employees to see if they are adhering to social distancing while off duty? Why or why not?
  • The Future of Remote Work in India July 1, 2020
    Experts believe that work from home—which many companies in India strictly prohibited until earlier this year—will be more common once COVID-19 is over. But how much more common is uncertain.
  • DOL Proposes Less-Restrictive Fiduciary Standard for Investment Advisors July 1, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Labor proposed new guidance under which investment professionals who advise 401(k) plan participants, and who meet impartial conduct standards, could receive payments from the mutual funds they recommend.
  • Nearly 5 Million Jobs Gained in June; Unemployment Rate Drops Again July 1, 2020
    The U.S. economy showed positive job gains for the second straight month in June, adding 4.8 million jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to an approximate 12 percent from an adjusted 16.4 percent in May, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There’s been a significant rebound in industries such as […]
  • Recruitment Research: A New Way to Find Top Talent July 1, 2020
    An offshoot of the executive search industry, recruitment research is a multistep methodology that targets desired candidates and connects them with employers using a flexible pricing model. The process is equal parts detective and skilled salesperson.
  • Rethink Work-from-Home Employee Perks July 1, 2020
    ​As working from home stretches into the summer and beyond at many companies, some firms are adopting interesting, innovative incentives to maintain engagement and productivity among telecommuting employees.