Washington state is developing new workplace health and safety rules on wildfire smoke exposure hazards, particularly in the construction and agriculture industries.

Employers are preparing for changes the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) may make under President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. From joint-employer issues to Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Occupational Safety and Health Administration action, the DOL is likely to shift direction on many fronts.

Hard as it is to believe, 2020 is finally drawing to a close. The year has brought more challenges than expected, and most are far from over. But as the holidays approach, many are looking forward to a much-needed break, spending time with friends and family, and recovering from the most mentally fatiguing year in…

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When 2020 began, APQC, a benchmarking and best-practices research firm, was poised to have its best year ever. “Then March hit, and everything went crazy,” says Ashely White, executive director of human resources at the Houston-based nonprofit, recalling the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s 65 employees began working remotely, and their performance goals were reset to be “achievable and reasonable.” But “a couple of employees completely disengaged,” White says.The company revamped i

The World Economic Forum says technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) will displace 75 million jobs by 2022 but will also create 133 million new roles. That’s a net gain of 58 million new jobs. To prepare workers for these new jobs, organizations will have to provide significant resources for upskilling their workforces. And employees will need to take personal responsibility for their career development in a context of rapid technological change.How can HR professionals prepare e

​Having versatile and modern HR technology platforms paid off for organizations during the pandemic as they faced an array of talent management and workforce planning challenges.The talent acquisition team at Delta Air Lines found the flexible features of its applicant tracking system (ATS) invaluable. Myria Peek, manager of talent acquisition technologies for Delta, told an audience at the recent virtual HR Technology Conference & Exposition that the airline pivoted during the pandemic from

The amount of data that organizations gathered on their employees grew exponentially during the pandemic. Whether employers collected information on workers’ personal health and safety, harvested productivity data from remote monitoring tools, or identified how employees collaborate on internal networks, they likely know more now than they ever have about their workforces.

The recent focus on gender and racial equity in the workplace has prompted state-level legislation to encourage or require diversity on corporate boards.

​Alma Miranda was excited about landing a job at a company with a reputation as a great place for women to work. Her enthusiasm deflated quickly.Miranda started as an accountant at North Chicago-based pharmaceutical firm AbbVie Inc. just as the pandemic hit the U.S. last spring, and was quickly thrust into juggling her new paying job with an unpaid position as de facto teacher to her three children: Cosette, 16; Isaak, 13; and Alyssa, 9. She says her bosses piled on assignments and ignored h

Using passwords—the most common digital authentication method to log in to company systems—is rife with problems, from being an annoyance to posing a security risk. Technology vendors are now coming up with methods to allow access to systems that don’t require passwords.