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Discovery and Disclosure
The presidential race has brought a focus on the medical histories of the candidates to the national forefront. But what's the responsibility of a CHRO when questions arise about a CEO's health?
Ringing the Bell for Pay Equity
The Massachusetts legislature's new pay-equity law attempts to define what constitutes "comparable work" and allows employees to discuss their salaries with other workers without facing retribution from their employers. Will other states follow suit?
Drawing Lessons from the VW Debacle
Before you shake your head in disbelief at how badly scandal-damaged Volkswagen must have been managed, you might want to first ask yourself a few questions to ensure that your organization has the mechanisms in place to avoid a similar fiasco.
Teaching Civility to Dampen Volatility
Lessons in civility seem to be in high demand this election season. Are they necessary to keep the peace in the workplace too?
What the OT Regs Mean for Employers
Analyzing workforce and cost implications of the new overtime regulations is just the start of HR's work in preparing for the upcoming changes.
Is HR Part of the Gender-Gap Problem?
New research suggests the female-dominant HR profession takes a hit when it promotes diversity within organizations. But If HR doesn't advocate for greater diversity, how likely is it more women will be able to move into leadership roles?
Moving Outside Your Lane
HR leaders play a critical role in creating a culture where employees can bring forward new ideas. But when it comes to voicing a point of view about non-HR aspects of the business, far too many in the profession are reluctant to do so, even when they have something valuable to share.
Spoiler Alert: Leading is Tough
Difficult decisions are a little easier to make when decision makers feel they have the information they need to make the right call for the business, and that's where HR needs to come in.
Seeking Sensible Compliance Guidance
Keeping up with changing regulations -- part of an HR leader's job -- may soon get a whole lot harder, thanks to new rules from the Department of Labor regarding getting outside counsel.
Getting on Board
Joining a board can be a win-win for both company and CHRO. So what does it take to prepare yourself for the role?
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