Art depicting a diverse group of workers walking through a computer screen, transformed into AI-empowered workers (represented by a high-tech green glow).
HR Magazine: Spring 2024


Revolutionary technology is changing the HR game. Does your workforce have the human intelligence to make it pay off?

Six steps for employers to improve their footing in a shifting compensation landscape.

Pandemic-era federal aid to child care centers expired last fall—just as many companies began requiring remote workers to return to offices. The situation has left many parents desperate. However, some employers are stepping up to provide employees with child care options.

Matthew Mitchell, SHRM-SCP, chief people officer at the Atlanta-based nonprofit CHRIS 180, saw early on the impact that HR can have on people’s lives.

As the survivor ranks grow, companies are trying to end the stigma around employees with cancer.

While traditional, one-on-one mentorship programs have long been the gold standard, today’s diverse professionals are tailoring them to fit their individual career goals.

HR professionals should provide specialized trainings; support reskilling, upskilling and cross-skilling by subsidizing continued education; and provide access to generative AI and encourage employees to experiment with it.

It’s not unusual for employees to request extended bereavement leave after the death of a loved one. What determines whether they get it?

Employer-sponsored volunteer programs can build goodwill within the local community and boost a company’s image. They also can help retain employees by teaching them new skills and improving their morale. However, developing a volunteer program requires time, resources and usually some money, all of which may be scarce at small companies.

It’s time to rethink investigations and corrective actions in light of the EEOC’s proposed guidance on harassment.

Flawed governance and suspect buying decisions have created a growing “technology debt” for the human resources departments in many organizations.

An interview with Michelle P. King, a speaker, author (How Work Works: The Subtle Science of Getting Ahead Without Losing Yourself (Harper Business, 2023)) and gender equality and organi¬zational culture expert.

Should employers monitor employees’ messages? Two experts debate the issue.

Though there’s no doubt that toxic culture can flow from the top down, it may also originate with rank-and-file workers. Employees who are toxic can make their colleagues feel uncomfortable, damage morale and cause valuable workers to quit.

An increasing number of HR professionals are becoming HR influencers, recognizing that sharing their expertise with peers can both nurture a passion and boost their careers. But it’s hard work and there are things you should know first.

Managers play an important role in supporting the mental health of their teams, and this added responsibility can take a significant toll.

Andy Thiede started her HR career in accounts receivable at a small company, helping new employees fill out their benefits forms. As the business grew, the owners encouraged her to create a formal HR department. She attended HR seminars to get herself up to speed and joined a SHRM chapter for guidance.

HR professionals should be intentional about making learning and development part of the fabric of their company culture.

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