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Before rejecting an idea, ask 2 questions

Let’s say an employee presents an interesting idea for changing a departmental procedure, but your first impression is that it won’t work. Hold off slamming the door on the idea. Instead, take a few minutes or schedule some time later to investigate the idea with its originator—you may end up with an idea you can use.

Biden to issue freeze on latest Trump HR regs

President-elect Joe Biden plans to act fast to pump the brakes on last-minute Trump administration regulations affecting HR.

The HR I.Q. Test: January ’21

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

Lessons from America’s worst employers of 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot about ourselves and fellow Americans. These lessons also extend to the workplace.

The HR I.Q. Test: December ’20

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

Ask smart questions when negotiating

A negotiation isn’t an argument—or it shouldn’t be. Whether you’re trying to hammer out a deal with a job candidate, a customer, or your own boss, try using these simple strategies to clarify what you both want so you can come to a mutually satisfying agreement.

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.