Entries by SHRM.org

Jobless Claims Dip to New Pandemic Low

States reported that 473,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending May 8, a decrease of 34,000 from the previous week’s revised level and the lowest level of initial claims since March 2020. Claims have fallen significantly in recent months but remain more than twice as high as pre-pandemic levels.

The Power of Kindness at Work

This past year, most management advice has focused on how to sustain productivity during the pandemic, yet the power of kindness has been largely overlooked, write these three behavioral scientists. Their theory? Practicing kindness by giving compliments and recognition has the power to transform our remote workplace.

Lay the Foundation for Your Professional Network

As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and employers start hiring again, it may be time to dust off your resume and start your search for your next job. Many people were laid off because of business downturns or restructuring during the pandemic, so the competition for new positions could be strong. Start laying the groundwork for building and maintaining a robust professional network by creating a strong presence on LinkedIn.