Sunday, September 27, 2020

Human Resources

The Executive’s Guide to Succession Planning

The Executive's Guide to Succession Planning

“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” – Brian Tracy From Brian Tracy to Tony Robbins to Napoleon Hill, nearly every great personal-development coach will tell you that the most successful individuals rise in life due to their outstanding propensity …

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Tips for Employers on IRS’ Payroll Tax Deferral

Tips for Employers on IRS’ Payroll Tax Deferral

Last month, the IRS issued guidance (notice 2020-65) on the President’s recent executive order to defer certain payroll tax obligations. Specifically, employers could offer to suspend their workers’ Social Security payroll taxes from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. This deferral would apply only to employees whose wages are less …

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Pre-Employment Screening during the Pandemic

Pre-Employment Screening during the Pandemic

It is a standard practice for employers to run background checks on potential new hires. Such checks help employers protect their company by learning about the trustworthiness of the candidate through their financial, criminal, and driving records and education and employment verifications. But the pandemic has affected the operations of …

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Before You Grow: Balancing Creative Vision with Operational Leadership

Before You Grow: Balancing Creative Vision with Operational Leadership

Question marks can create conflict. Organizations that were previously comfortable with their seemingly solid plans for personnel engagement and conflict resolution have learned the hard way that most humans do not thrive in chaos or uncertainty. Morale is at rock bottom for many as the pandemic drags on and even …

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What Elements Positively Impact Talent Retention?

What Elements Positively Impact Talent Retention?

Successful talent retention programs come in all shapes and sizes. From implementing cultural assessment tests to offering unlimited paid time off (PTO), many companies go to great lengths to figure out winning formulas for increased retention. They often use the phrase “employee engagement” to describe what they are trying to achieve. …

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What to do if an employee contracts COVID-19 at work: OSHA Recordkeeping & Reporting Requirements

What to do if an employee contracts COVID-19 at work: OSHA Recordkeeping & Reporting Requirements

Most hope that COVID-19 won’t hit close to home or work. But what do you do if an employee tests positive for the virus? On May 19, 2020, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) issued new guidance on COVID-19 recordkeeping requirements for employers. OSHA clarified that COVID-19, indeed, is …

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EU Court of Justice Invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield

EU Court of Justice Invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield

An important and unexpected ruling was handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on July 16, 2020, in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”) that invalidates the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) arrangement. Since 2016, the Privacy Shield provided …

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Moving from Diversity to Inclusion

As the United States rapidly grows more diverse, it’s only logical that our workplaces follow suit. To make more representative businesses a reality, two-thirds of companies have implemented strategies to create more diversity among their employees. Although these initiatives attempt to remove bias from the hiring process, they’ve actually introduced a different kind …

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