Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Over the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about the many reasons that employees are leaving their jobs. And those reasons vary – pay, benefits, flexible work, pandemic safety, etc. It only makes sense that employees will look for their next employer to do better in these areas. People have not spent the past year or longer of their lives sheltering, masking, worrying, caregiving, etc. …

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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes I’m sure that the title of today’s article isn’t really a surprise to anyone. Technology has been disrupting business and the economy for quite some time. However, one of the things I’ve been hearing consistently since the pandemic became front page news is how unprepared organizations have been for digital transformation. Even the organizations that thought they were ahead of the game. I’m not just …

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes (Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at ChartHop, an organization focused on helping leaders in scaling transparent, productive, and intentional organizations. They recently raised $35 million in funding based on their strong business growth. You can read all about it on TechCrunch. Enjoy today’s article!) I’ve said on more than one occasion that organizations are very focused on economic recovery …

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes I’ve been seeing a lot of articles about stress and burnout lately. I’m sure you have too. All with some sort of advice on how to manage and minimize it. However, there is one consistent thread in all the articles – technology. Technology is an important part of our personal and professional lives. There are wonderful technology tools that can help us save time and …

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes I’ve been seeing a lot of articles about stress and burnout lately. I’m sure you have too. All with some sort of advice on how to manage and minimize it. However, there is one consistent thread in all the articles – technology. Technology is an important part of our personal and professional lives. There are wonderful technology tools that can help us save time and …

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes A couple of months ago, I shared an article on how “Hybrid Workforces Must be Equitable for Everyone”. After publication, I received a question about handling time off. How do you handle paid time off (PTO) for remote employees? Those working from home don’t use PTO when sick, even though you can tell they aren’t working, (or at least not very hard), yet the employees …

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Estimated reading time: 8 minutes In a new Harris Poll, 78% of hiring decision-makers say their organization has taken action on workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This is good news. Organizations need to demonstrate to employees that they can expect DEI to be more than “talk”. But it’s important that, when organizations take action, it’s the right actions. I recently came across a report from the Society for Human …

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes If you’re a regular reader of HR Bartender, you probably know that I’m a big fan of the Morning Brew newsletter. It’s a free daily email newsletter that talks about what’s happening in the business world. One of the reasons I like it is because it’s written in a very casual, conversational manner. A recent issue focused completely on what we’re seeing in the labor …

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I realize the past year has been tough. We’re all looking for a little relief. But that’s not an excuse for bad behavior. Check out today’s reader note. Good Day! I have to say I love your blog. I do custodial work in a health care facility and this issue has haunted me for a long time. Believe it or not, the nurses leave the breakroom a complete mess. I …

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Whenever I’m a participant in a training session or conference, I always walk away with more ideas than I have time. So, it’s important for me to prioritize which ideas I want to start right away and those I will want to implement later. I like using a SMART plan to do this. Those of you who regularly read HR Bartender know that I love …

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