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The HR I.Q. Test: December ’20

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

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.

New work to require critical thinking, stress tolerance

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating an evolution in the kinds of skills in-demand workers bring to potential employers, according to new research by the World Economic Forum.

Making spirits bright: Celebrating the holidays as a company during COVID-19

With many organizations still operating remotely and safety concerns remaining top of mind, the holiday season undoubtedly will look quite different this year at most companies. Yet while gathering everyone together for a potluck buffet and a white elephant gift exchange might not be in the cards, employers still can (and should) find ways to mark this special time of year.

Biden election signals coming change for HR

When President-Elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20, employers can expect a return to the generally pro-employee regulatory agenda of the Obama administration, updated to reflect the realities of a business environment largely shaped by the coronavirus pandemic.

1-Minute Strategies: December ’20

Share your screen, but not for too long … Try a “Questions” box … Wait, Rudolph is a girl?? … I’ll be with you in a zeptosecond … Trees are still open for business … Do you mispell these wurds?

The HR I.Q. Test: November ’20

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

Pandemic has taken a toll on capacity for change

The amount of change the average employee can absorb without becoming fatigued in 2020 has been cut in half compared to 2019, according to the Gartner business advisory firm.

The HR I.Q. Test: October ’20

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

Agreement elusive in debate over politics at work

With less than a month to go before Election Day, Americans are predictably divided on a basic question: Is it acceptable to discuss politics at work?