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1 in 4 workers currently looking for a new job; half would jump ship by year-end

The unemployment rate dipped slightly in July, down a 10th of a percent to 3.5%. That means it’s still a sellers’ market, and workers continue to take notice.

Review work rules in light of NLRB’s new pro-employee ruling

As political winds shift, so do National Labor Relations Board rulings. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the realm of cases addressing worker rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

CROWN Act spreads among the states in effort to prevent race discrimination

Texas recently became the 21st state to add natural hairstyle protection to its laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. It’s part of a legislative trend to enact what are called CROWN Acts.

ChatGPT predicts the jobs it may one day replace

What jobs might generative artificial intelligence platform ChatGPT replace? The Challenger, Gray & Christmas outplacement firm went straight to the source and posed that very question to ChatGPT.

OSHA heat illness hazard alert emphasizes employer responsibilities

As much of the nation continues to swelter though a record-breaking heat wave, OSHA has issued an official hazard alert reminding employers they are responsible for protecting workers from heat illness.

The HR I.Q. Test: August ’23

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

5 trends to know about today’s multigenerational workforce

Today’s workforce is made up of four distinct generations. Understanding what motivates each of them can help employers more effectively recruit, manage and retain strong teams, according to Examining the Multigenerational Workforce, a new report from outplacement and consulting firm Robert Half.

Administration proposes rules to strengthen Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury have proposed rules to ensure insurance coverage for mental-health and substance-use disorders is as available as coverage for medical treatments.

How to protect against the coming explosion of anti-DEI lawsuits

When the U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down Harvard University’s affirmative action admissions plan, it wrote that “[e]liminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it.” Now employers with diversity, equity and inclusion programs worry that their efforts to achieve a diverse workplace will come under attack, too.

Which workers are most affected by AI—and who’s worried about it?

In the history of technological innovation, most breakthroughs have helped automate physical tasks, making it easier to perform time-consuming, strenuous and sometimes dangerous work. Artificial intelligence breaks that paradigm. AI is transforming work that relies on brainpower.