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Boost productivity & retention with a formal job-rotation plan

A formal rotation plan can teach new skills, increase employee engagement and provide career paths for stagnated top performers who’ve outgrown their positions.

Smart strategies for surviving this fall’s open enrollment

Open enrollment for health insurance benefits is an inevitable autumn ritual that can cause great stress for HR and for your employees. It usually comes at the busiest time of the year, when HR pros—along with everyone else—are tending to year-end deadlines. Smooth the process by planning now to implement these strategies.

Lessons from Walmart workplace killings

What can other employers learn from this latest episode of workplace violence, and how can they improve their prevention programs?

Snapshot: Employers brace for harder economic times

Amid growing concern about a U.S. recession, some employers have begun tightening their belts.

Pace of workplace change to increase in next 5 years

Two-thirds of organizations expect the number of change initiatives to increase in the next five years, yet only half provide change management training to employees, according to new research by the Association for Talent Development, which represents the training and development profession.

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.

How to undo your WFH arrangements: 4 steps

If your organization is preparing to call employees back into the workplace after a 15-month work-from-home COVID hiatus, it’s important to be aware of the potential legal risks. That includes dealing with workers who want to stay remote, either as a preference or as a legal accommodation.

Domestic terrorism warning: It’s time to review your emergency plan

A new advisory bulletin from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns that the greatest terrorist threat facing the nation today comes from what it calls “Domestic Violent Extremists”—in other words, homegrown terrorists. It’s time to review your violence prevention programs.

2021 crystal ball: HR trends to prepare for

While there’s light on the COVID horizon, uncertainty won’t be tossed out with the 2020 calendar. In the coming year, HR departments will need to continue to adapt to changing health, economic and social conditions. Here are seven key trends to prepare for.

3 strategies to ease post-covid return to work

As coronavirus vaccines start to appear as hopeful glimmers on the pandemic horizon, employers and employees alike have begun contemplating how the post-covid workplace will work.