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Lessons From Pandemic Year Shape 2021 HR Trends

The pandemic tested human resources in ways many never imagined with quarantine, COVID-19 testing and round-the-clock Zoom calls becoming new workplace norms in 2020. Now those experiences are shaping trends for the New Year.

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HR Leaders Finding Ways to Connect Employers with Workers Displaced Due to COVID-19

Four human resources leaders joined forces to help connect workers displaced due to the coronavirus with high-demand employers having a hard time finding enough talent to fill open positions. So reports Forbes.

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Want to Improve Workforce Diversity? Try This 10-minute Survey

A Minneapolis-based company is betting a 10-minute survey it developed can help companies better gauge how well they are achieving their diversity goals. So reports The Star Tribune.

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Georgia Man Lied About Having COVID-19, Cost Employer $100,000+

A Georgia worker pled guilty last month to wire fraud as part of a scheme where he lied to his employer about having COVID-19, leading his company to shut down its plant. The closure resulted in more than $100,000 in losses. So reports Associated Press.

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Court Quashes Trump Executive Order Aimed At Diversity Training

A federal district court late last month stopped the Trump Administration from enforcing an executive order that criticized and attacked diversity training programs. So reports The National Law Review.

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Senior Living Centers That Stood By Workers Made 2020 List Of Best Places to Work

While many senior living centers and their staffs were under tremendous pressure from the Covid-19 pandemic, those that stood by their workers proved to be top performers. So reports McKnight’s Senior Living.

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Dealing with Info Overload During COVID-19

While technology has made the transition from the workplace office to home much easier, that often means having to juggle and manage many forms of virtual communications that can take a toll. So report Human Resources Director.

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HR, IT Join Forces to Better Connect with Workers

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of human resources and their colleagues in IT to be able to better serve an increasingly remote workforce. So reports CIO Dive.

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Philly Employers Tap DA’s Office to Find Job Seekers

Philadelphia’s district attorney’s office has given employers in the city a platform to find job seekers via its so-called One-Stop Job and Resource Hub. So reports KYW News Radio.

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Tyson HR Head Lied to Interpreters About COVID-19 Risks: Lawsuit

The human resources director and the plant manager at Tyson Foods’ Waterloo pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, are alleged to have lied to interpreters for the company's large immigrant workforce by telling them that there were “no confirmed cases” of Covid-19. So reports Des Moines Register.

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