September 21, 2021
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin work on regulations for protecting outdoor employees from heat exposure. Such a rule could require mandatory breaks, halt work during extreme heat and offer shade, water and air conditioning.
Full Story: Politico Magazine (9/20),  The New York Times (9/20) 
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US employers are responding to labor shortages by having people work overtime, which could have its own negative effects on turnover. Separately, Chinese government bodies have ruled that the common practice of working 12 hours a day, six days a week cannot be mandated by employees.
Full Story: The Wall Street Journal (9/18),  Society for Human Resource Management (tiered subscription model) (9/17) 
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Optimizing efficiency & experience simultaneously
Businesses often have to choose between optimizing key parts of their operations when using legacy workforce management software. AI-powered technology now means you no longer need to choose between improving satisfaction or efficiency. Find out how you can transform the frontline employee experience, attract and retain employees — all at once. Watch the on-demand webcast.
Driving Business
After surveying 1,250 IT and business managers worldwide, Splunk has concluded that those "placing data at the core of their operations are twice as innovative and twice as productive as those that aren't," said CEO Doug Merritt. Another finding: Europe lags slightly behind the US and the Asia-Pacific region in spending on data processing.
Full Story: TechRadar Pro (9/15) 
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Exploring Talent Intelligence & HCM
People are every organization's greatest asset. It's time to bring the cutting-edge technologies of today to the talent decisions that shape your company. Joanna Riley, Censia CEO, explores how Talent Intelligence is revolutionizing how we approach Human Capital Management in this webinar.
The Future of Work
Employees are more interested in setting their own schedules than participating in a hybrid work arrangement, HR leaders and executives say. "We're trying to empower employees and teams to take responsibility for what works for them rather than wait for us to set it," says Colleen McCreary, chief people officer for Credit Karma, which plans to offer flexible schedules.
Full Story: CNBC (9/20) 
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    Developing Leaders and Organizations
    Some managers undermine their reports by excluding them from meetings, devaluing their work or gossiping about them, writes Carta inclusion leader Mita Mallick. Executives and HR should be more mindful of this likelihood, starting by believing and investigating reports from employees.
    Full Story: Harvard Business Review (tiered subscription model) (9/16) 
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    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Diversity and inclusion problems can't be fixed with a universal solution, but focusing on people's strengths, using data and avoiding distractions will lead to improvements, says Bob Lockett, ADP's chief diversity and talent officer. "If we remove the emotion from this and we use a scientific approach to look at this problem, I think we can solve things very differently," Lockett says.
    Full Story: HR Dive (9/20) 
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    Some employers are supporting diverse employees by encouraging everyone to share preferred gender pronouns in workplace emails, profiles and meetings. "It's imperative for the corporate world to adapt -- and adapt fast if you want to stay relevant as an employer," says Jenny Dearborn, chief people officer for Klaviyo.
    Full Story: The Wall Street Journal (9/16) 
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