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OSHA responds to surge in construction worker suicides

While the hazards most often associated with workplace deaths in the U.S. construction industry—falling, being struck by or crushed by equipment or other objects or suffering electrocution—are well-known, a recent study finds that another potential killer is taking lives at an alarming rate.

Snapshot: Where employers stand on covid-19 vaccine mandates

Compared to January, twice as many employers now say they will require employees to be vaccinated.

44% more collaboration tool use since 2019

Nearly 80% of workers are using collaboration tools for work in 2021, up from just over half of workers in 2019, according to the Gartner business advisory firm’s Digital Worker Experience Survey. That’s an increase of 44% since the pandemic began.

Was this the hardest year for HR professionals? 91% say ‘yes’

A full 91% of HR executives reported that 2021 was their hardest at work to date, according to a survey by Verizon Media.

For good employee relations, ask ‘What would Ted Lasso do?’

Ted Lasso is everything we need right now to help right the askew ships of our collective psyche. The following Ted-isms sum up the philosophy of Ted Lasso.

Added complexity of remote workforce has more employers moving to HRIS systems

Human resource information systems have evolved rapidly in the past decade, developing into an all-encompassing workforce tool. They aim to seamlessly manage your backend people-related admin tasks.

Pay some teleworkers less based on location?

It may be time to rethink how much you pay remote employees. Some large employers already have. If you are considering adjusting your compensation strategy for remote employees, expect backlash. Two tactics will make it easier to weather the criticism.

Snapshot: Pandemic’s daily toll on employee mental health

U.S. workers are experiencing the world’s highest levels of daily stress resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Welcome to our three-hurricane Friday wrap

Let’s talk FIRE system improvements, new employer guidance from OSHA, new per diem rates and more.

Should you require the vaccine? 8 big questions to consider

If your business is considering mandating the COVID vaccine for your on-site employees, here are the eight biggest questions you need to be thinking about.