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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.

Focus on well-being to improve engagement

Well-being is the watchword these days for employers committed to increasing employee engagement. The drive to support employees’ physical, mental and emotional health in a holistic way—both at work and in the rest of their lives—has been fueled by our collective coronavirus experience.

Yes, you need a code of conduct. What should it say?

Most companies have anti-harassment policies. Far fewer include behaviors that fall outside of illegal protected-class workplace harassment. The time has come for all employers to adopt a code of conduct in addition to their harassment policy—and let all employees, customers and vendors know that any mistreatment of employees or others will not be tolerated.

Abide by all OSHA rules regarding sick, tired drivers

OSHA enforces the whistleblower protections written into the Surface Transportation Assistance Act. The law says drivers who file OSHA complaints alleging employer violations of safety rules may be entitled to damages. Recently, OSHA ordered damages for drivers who reported being forced to drive while sick or tired.

Using AI in hiring? Beware liability for bias

Employers increasingly rely on artificial intelligence-based software to manage the hiring process. But critics of AI software claim discrimination may be baked into the algorithms.

OK, the mask mandate is toast. What do you do now?

Masks may not be required on public transportation anymore, but that doesn’t mean you must scrap your own covid-safety policies.

Three states stood out for most EEOC charges in FY 2021

Diving deep into the data in the just-released table of EEOC charge statistics for fiscal year 2021, it’s easy to find out which states pose the greatest employer risk for being slapped with a discrimination, retaliation or harassment lawsuit.

Snapshot: Why employees want to return to work

Employers think festivities like pizza parties will make on-site work attractive again. Employees, not so much.