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Vaccine mandates, masks get federal backing

A pair of federal government measures has private-sector employers reconsidering policies to keep workers safe from covid-19.

The HR I.Q. Test: August ’21

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

Return to work brings challenge, opportunity

Here’s a shocking survey result: When remote workers were asked whether they wanted to return to their pre-pandemic workplaces rather than continue to telework, almost 40% said they would rather quit than resume their commute to the old office. The percentage is even higher for millennials and members of Generation Z.

OSHA summer safety alert: Prevent heat illness at work

Across much of the country, this summer has been brutally hot. In many areas, the National Weather Service predicts unusually warm weather will continue into the fall. Heat-related illness can be deadly. Remind supervisors to protect workers by following these simple safety recommendations from OSHA.

Use negotiation skills to ease return to work

To frame conversations about returning to in-person work, take your cue from negotiation experts. Andres Lares, managing partner at Shapiro Negotiations Institute in Baltimore, advises the following approach.

How we created employee ‘communities’ to build life skills

Wayne H. Perry started Cornerstone Village to gather his employees who share common interests and life goals through the formation of five distinct communities within the company: financial literacy, real estate, humanitarianism, entrepreneurship and health/wellness.

COVID changed networking forever: 6 ways to take advantage

A full 90% of global professionals believe the pandemic damaged their opportunities for networking, says a new survey by the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education. Here are six tips from CEMS on forging post-pandemic networks.

As summer swelters, keep staff safe from heat

This summer has set heat records even in states that typically do not see many extremely hot days. Because excessive heat can severely sicken workers—and sometimes kill them—more states are issuing emergency heat requirements employers must follow. In the last month, both Oregon and Washington have established heat-safety standards you should consider applying to your worksites.

Delta dawn: Remasking is coming (and if you’re in L.A., it’s already here)

Remasking seems inevitable now, even if it’s just for a brief period of time. Which again brings up these two questions—how does this affect your workplace and what do you do about employees who won’t get a shot and won’t mask?

5 skills every future HR leader must possess—and pass along

Only 35% of current executives surveyed believe that future chief people officers are getting the development they will need in an era in which most jobs have not yet been created. Here’s a look at five attributes current HR executives say tomorrow’s leaders will need.