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The Australian Human Rights Commission has released an extensive report on sexual harassment in the workplace in Australia, with 55 distinct recommendations on how the situation can be improved.
Working from home is a transition for all of us, and, for many, it is not easy, writes columnist Matthew Burr. Organizations should recognize and support employees who are struggling with these quick changes and consider what additional benefits and perks to offer as they do their jobs from remote workspaces.
The employment and business decisions made by employers under the specter of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic are now being tested by plaintiffs’ lawyers. Employers of all sizes should expect a flood of employment litigation alongside ever-changing conditions, constantly updated guidance and, at times, conflicting state and local guidance. Litigation avoidance will require a team effort and proactive communication – both internally and externally. This article outlines the types […]
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Editor’s Note: SHRM has partnered with Harvard Business Review to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies. As the pandemic accelerates the adoption of remote work, organizations large and small are realizing that jobs we used to assume had to be done on-site can in fact be done remotely. Many companies, including Twitter and Facebook, are moving to make certain roles permanently remote. While this won’t work for everyone, there are several advantages
Ben Hasan believes that Walmart’s values drive the retailer’s commitment to inclusion and equity. Its goal of saving people money so they can live better lives applies to all people, regardless of identity, experience, style, ability or perspective, says the company’s senior vice president and chief culture, diversity and inclusion officer. Hasan joined Walmart’s Global People team in 2015. He and his staff are responsible for the strategic evolution of the company’s culture and the development
Professionals working on information technology (IT) help desks and in human resource IT are reporting a rise in the number of tickets filed by remote workers, according to a study from research and advisory firm Gartner on running effective IT service desks.