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We tend to like our bosses, mostly

This is either reassuring or disappointing: 55% of American workers say their boss is excellent or very good to work for, according to a newly released report by the Pew Research Center.

How employers can best support grieving caregivers

Over 40 million Americans care for an unwell relative over the age of 50, a responsibility that can take up as much as 50 hours each week. Those responsibilities can have a significant impact on their work, affecting schedules, energy levels and overall sense of well-being.

Reporting HR results: Link initiatives to financial impact

If you’re drafting your department’s goals for 2024 or starting to put together an annual report on this year’s progress, it’s not enough to explain what you did. That won’t cement your role as a strategic partner in your organization. For the top brass to know exactly how valuable HR’s contributions have been, they need to know the financial impact of your initiatives.

Research: Successful change management essential to higher revenue growth

Employers that take a proactive approach to change management drive nearly three times more revenue than those with below-average change effectiveness, according to new research from the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm. WTW also found that a positive employee experience is a key predicator of change-management success.

Senate votes to re-confirm Burrows as EEOC chair

The U.S. Senate voted Nov. 8 to confirm Charlotte A. Burrows to a third term as chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with the term expiring July 1, 2028.

Pandemic rebound: More on HR’s agenda means more HR influence

Feeling like you’re being asked to do more than you had to three years ago? You’re not alone: 83% of HR leaders surveyed told the Gartner business advisory firm more was expected of them now than in 2020.

DOL guidance: Comply with PUMP Act, even when employees work outdoors

The Department of Labor has prepared compliance guidance for use in agricultural settings, which also work in other outdoor environments.

Advice for managers caught in middle of the return-to-office debate

Most companies—a whopping 90%, according to a Resume Builder report—expect workers to return to the office by the end of 2024. But there are countless news stories highlighting employee resistance, and managers are caught in the middle.

How to manage your workforce during times of conflict

With elections nearing and world events stirring fear and emotion, no workplace is immune to conflict. Hiring decisions become complicated when employers must weigh hiring applicants who hold fervent or unpopular political views. Here are some suggestions to help employers navigate today’s troubled workplace waters.

Key officials confirmed at DOL, EEOC

The U.S. Senate has confirmed two Biden administration nominees to fill top jobs at the Department of Labor and the EEOC.