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Harnessing the Diversity of 5 Generations in Your Workplace

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There’s a lot of buzz about 5G in business, but for employers, 5G means more than just blazing internet speeds – it can stand for the five different generations, ranging from the Silent Generation to Gen Z, in today’s workplace.

Born anywhere from before World War II to after Y2K, these diverse generations all bring a unique perspective to the workplace with different values, work styles, and ideal work environments, making it tricky for employers to manage their staff.

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How HR Departments Can Handle New Compliance Requirements

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HR departments play a critical role in ensuring that their companies comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This can be a challenging task, especially given the ever-changing regulatory landscape.

“The function of human resources (HR) has undergone significant changes and growth over the past few years,” writes Cailin Potami in Business News Daily. “HR’s constantly expanding functions include recruiting top talent, shaping a company’s culture, building better leaders, and maintaining legal and effective company policies.”

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Why Employers Should Focus on Improving Leadership Training in 2024

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Leadership training is essential for the success of any business, and in today's rapidly changing world, it is more important than ever for leaders to have the skills they need to help their organization attract and retain top talent.

For this reason, employers should focus on improving their leadership training programs in 2024 and beyond.

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2024 is Almost Here: Trends Business Owners Should Prepare For

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Early October is that time of year when the first crisp mornings appear like a shimmering mirage of a long, hot summer, and a reminder that 2023 is fast coming to a finish.

And while the Oktoberfest beer steins are still being cleaned and the Halloween candy has yet to be handed out, it’s not too early for business owners to turn their attention to 2024 and the coming new calendar year.

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Debunking AI Myths in HR

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When it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) there is no shortage of hyperbole with the emerging technology put by many somewhere between the discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel.

It’s not just the fringe beating the drums for AI with Accenture in March releasing a report that says that generative AI “will transform work and reinvent business” and that “everything from science to business to society itself will be transformed. The positive impact on human creativity and productivity will be massive.”

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32-Hour Workweek Act: Critics Say “One-Size-Fits-All” Approach Flawed

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If you thought the remote work debate was heated, wait until you hear about the push for the 32-hour workweek law.

Legislation in California and in Congress would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to reduce the standard workweek from 40 hours to 32 hours for non-exempt employees with employers required to pay overtime compensation to nonexempt employees whose work exceeds 32 hours in a standard workweek.

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What Happens After the Job Offer: The Importance of Onboarding

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The pandemic may have reshaped the world of work, but some truths remain such as the importance of first impressions, and onboarding is your company’s first real impression to the new hire.

While much thought is put into the hiring process, what happens after the job offer is made is vital as the first few days and weeks of a new employee’s experience can not only set the tone for their satisfaction with the company, but can enhance employee retention, productivity, and overall success.

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Elevating HR Leadership: Strategies for Transforming Your Business

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HR Leaders in the past might have felt like the wedding guest stuck at the table in the back by the banquet kitchen door or the “adult” assigned to the “kid’s table” at Thanksgiving – sure, you were in the room, but you might have felt more like an afterthought than a focal point.

In today’s business world, however, senior HR can (and should!) play a pivotal role in shaping an organization’s success.

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CROWN Act Banning Race-Based Hair Discrimination in Texas Takes Effect

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law in May a bill prohibiting race-based hair discrimination in Texas workplaces, schools, and housing policies. House Bill 567 -- The so-called CROWN Act -- takes effect September 1, 2023.

Texas joins 20 other states in passing a CROWN Act – the acronym stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, according to the CROWN Coalition.

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