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Why (and How) to Encourage Employees to Take Their PTO

How to Create an Employee PTO Policy That Actually Works

In the United States, we tend to praise and reward overwork. We see skipping breaks as a dedication to getting the job done, and working longer hours as showing resilience and loyalty. But as we all know, this mindset can have some toxic outcomes. No one can keep working productively without high-quality breaks for long. We all reach a point of diminishing returns, where extra

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How to Improve Your Organization's Disability Inclusion Efforts

How to Improve Disability Inclusion Efforts in the Workplace

Disabled people are still underrepresented as employees at most companies, despite the significant benefits they bring to the table. But this isn’t necessarily because employers consciously avoid hiring people with disabilities. Just like with other employees from minority groups, disabled employees may be left out of the hiring and advancement process due to the way the processes are structured, or due to a lack of

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Should we ban political talk in the workplace?

Should We Ban Political Talk from the Workplace?

In a world where politics and social issues dominate the news, it should be expected that sensitive topics will filter into discussions at the workplace. The polarization and divisiveness within the current culture present a unique challenge for employers. Discussing these issues in the workplace risks causing division and hurting productivity, but what can an employer do to address the problem? Is it as simple

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Here's How "AI-Powered HR" Could Change the Workplace

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Human Resources (HR) is Changing The Workplace

Do you still think of a humanoid robot when you hear the term “artificial intelligence?” Even though the term may conjure images from sci-fi movies, the fact is that computer scientists have built AI into a broad scope of tech functions that many of us already use everyday. For example, your smartspeaker or smartphone’s digital assistant (such as Alexa or Siri) is likely considered artificially

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How to Address and Stop Gossip in the Workplace

For many employees, connecting with friends and coworkers is a big part of the appeal of coming to work. In a healthy workplace, colleagues feel interested in each others’ lives and excited to share news with one another. But, as we all know, employee communication can take a turn for the worse if employees begin spreading rumors, targeting certain employees with behind-the-back complaints, or simply

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Best Practices for Effective Remote Onboarding and Training

Best Practices for Effective Remote Onboarding and Training of New Employees

A mere 10 years ago, the idea of onboarding and training new employees remotely might have seemed to many like it would be impossible, or at least come across as tedious and strange to new employees. But today’s videoconferencing technology has advanced by leaps and bounds to make remote training possible — and sometimes even preferable to in-person onboarding and training. With the right tools,

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