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As the office opens, keep the bar closed

A recent Wall Street Journal report says some businesses are tapping kegs and offering free wine to lure employees back and make the workplace feel “a bit more exciting than it did before the pandemic.”

EEOC lawsuit alleges discriminatory AI screening

Using software based on artificial intelligence and other algorithm systems has helped streamline the hiring process at many companies. Those programs are often touted as a way to keep bias from tainting the hiring process. But recent guidance from the EEOC and Department of Justice says AI can sometimes lead to more discrimination, not less.

OSHA has heat-safety resources

As temperatures rise, OSHA is reminding employers and employees not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather—and what to do to stay safe.

EEOC, DOJ warn about AI and disability bias

The EEOC and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice have released guidance on how employers can avoid discriminating against disabled applicants and employees when using artificial intelligence software or other algorithmic tools to make HR decisions.

Snapshot: How HR uses AI

About half of employers use artificial intelligence or data analytics to make better HR decisions.

Employers wrestling with covid safety, return to work

Employers face a host of issues as they negotiate returning to on-site work amid a historically tight labor market, according to a Littler Mendelson survey conducted in March.

Snapshot: Where employers expect enforcement problems

More than 60% of surveyed employers anticipate government enforcement efforts will affect their business.

Snapshot: Pandemic’s effect on workers’ mental health

The pandemic took a toll on employees’ mental health, with burnout and engagement getting worse.

Try these 3 tactics to combat HR burnout

Feel like you have had just about enough these days? You’re not alone. A staggering 98% of HR professionals have felt burned out at work in the last six months, according to a survey of 524 HR pros conducted by employee engagement software publisher Workvivo.

The HR I.Q. Test: May ’22

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