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Aug. 24: America’s sickest day of the year

Parsing data gathered from 2018 to 2022, Flamingo Leave Tracker found February was the sickest month of the year, when the average employer saw 10% of staff take days off work due to illness.

6 tips for writing a mobile phone policy for your workplace

Have you been tasked with writing mobile device workplace policies for your organization? If so, you need to know what and what not to include to ensure the policy is not only effective but also lenient enough that your staff will want to go along with it. Here are six useful tips for developing a cell phone policy that will improve productivity without sacrificing morale.

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.

Focus on decisions that drive your productivity

Productivity and decision-making are two topics often talked about in leadership development circles—both are important skills for leaders to build. It is less frequent that these are talked about in tandem even though the productivity decisions we make will impact our results.

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.