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Chief HR Head for Federal Gov’t Resigns Amid Rising Coronavirus Concerns

The woman charged with leading human resources for the U.S. federal government resigned with zero notice last month as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. So reports The Washington Post.

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Unilever Hits Gender Balance Mark a Year Ahead of Schedule

Unilever has raised the bar for its competitors by employing the same number of women and men in global leadership roles, and has accomplished this a year ahead of its initial goal. So reports Campaign.

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HR Deals with Stranded Overseas Employees Amid Coronavirus Scare

Human resources departments that may have thought they had seen it all are now dealing with a new headache thanks to the coronavirus. So reports CNBC.

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Philadelphia Art Museum Director Says Sorry for Abusive Manager

The art director for the Philadelphia Museum of Art apologized last month to his staff after failing to act against its former retail director. So reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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City Demands its Former HR Manager Step Down as Rep for Police Union

The City of Portland in Oregon last month demanded that its former human resources manager step away from her role on the bargaining team for the police union. So reports The Oregonian.

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Maximizing Diversity’s Potential for Growth

Human resource leaders looking to foster a diverse workplace can learn from three principles that are credited with sparking the Renaissance era. So reports Forbes.

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Creating Harmonious Workplaces for Humans And Robots

Robots are often seen as a threat to replace humans in the workplace, but a chief human resources officer notes that both machine and humans can work side-by-side harmoniously. So reports Employee Benefit News.

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FedEx Defeats Union Push By Workers

FedEx employees fighting to unionize for better wages and benefits were thwarted by the delivery giant’s strong push to derail those efforts. So reports The Guardian.

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Indicted HR Chief Resigns

An indicted human resources director in Ohio resigned late last month shortly after it was revealed that he had discreetly repaid more than $10,000 he allegedly stole. So reports Cleveland.com.

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Google HR Head Resigns Amid Workplace Tensions

Google’s human resources director has resigned amid increasing tensions between the tech giant’s workers and management. So reports Forbes.

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