Unemployment funds could be depleted in 6 weeks | The journey to the C-suite goes through core operations | How to prioritize when everything is a priority
August 13, 2020
CONNECT WITH SMARTBRIEF LinkedInFacebookTwitterSmartBlogs
SmartBrief on Workforce
Essential reading for HR professionalsSIGN UP ⋅   SHARE
Top Story
Unemployment funds could be depleted in 6 weeks
A senior Labor Department official has warned that, if all states take it up, the $44 billion in federal funding allocated for unemployment benefits might run out in five to six weeks, which is before the December expiration date in President Donald Trump's executive order. The funding, aimed at supporting those unemployed by the pandemic, could take weeks to reach workers because of the technological changes needed in state unemployment systems, the official said.
Full Story: The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/12),  Yahoo (8/12) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Introducing Fidelity® Health Savings Funds
The industry's first mutual funds developed for investing in HSAs, designed to help people address the uncertainty of saving for medical expenses. Learn more

Fidelity Brokerage Services, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
© 2020 FMR LLC. All rights reserved.

Recruiting & Retention
The journey to the C-suite goes through core operations
The pathway to chief executive officer includes experience in profit-and-loss, or core operations, roles, something that many women of color lack, says Subha Barry, president of Working Mother Media. Barry details ways employers can help nurture this experience, such as by assigning high-potential workers to core roles and providing opportunities for them to learn and understand company financial statements and tools.
Full Story: HR Dive (8/12) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Deliver Modern Learning Experiences
Effectively train employees, partners and customers with Adobe Captivate Prime, a next-gen LMS from Adobe that delivers an elevated Learning Experience. Reduce skill gaps to manage a learner ecosystem that is engaged, compliant and updated. Avail free 30-day trial access.
Leadership & Development
3 Dimensions for Safely Reopening the Workplace
Is it possible to get back to work safely? How do we do it? And where do we start? This session will explore the critical factors of getting back to work readiness to maintain employee safety and business continuity during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Register here.
Featured Content
Sponsored content from Adobe
How the pandemic will permanently change workplacesRemote work may become a standard, not an exception, in post-coronavirus workplaces and learning and development programs should follow that lead. Task-oriented productivity and holistic health concerns are also on the list of trends that L&D can facilitate. Read the blog post to learn more about what shifts in the workplace will affect L&D programs.

    Benefits & Compensation
    Russ Wiles explores how companies are attracting workers by offering innovative ways to help pay off student-loan debt as a workplace benefit. For example, insurance firm Unum worked with Fidelity Investments to establish a program that enables employees to monetize up to five days of paid time off and use it pay down their student loans.
    Full Story: The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model) (8/9) 
    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
    Artificial intelligence can offer regular and timely feedback on workplace interactions and relationships, including "micro-moments" that have large effects over time, says Eskalera co-founder Tolonda Tolbert. "D&I technology enables us to coach in the flow of work plus get feedback from employees without them having to raise their hand in an uncomfortable or 'whistle-blowing' setting," Tolbert says.
    Full Story: Human Resource Executive (8/10) 
    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
    The HR Leader
    The coronavirus pandemic has placed HR leaders in the spotlight and opened a way for them to have a strategic voice at the leadership table, Inflexion Advisors' Mark Stelzner and Peridus Group's Robin Schooling said during a recent Twitter chat. Stelzner emphasized the importance of HR managers focusing on work results, rather than employee location or time, and to ensure "[e]motional, financial, and physical [well-being] are universally embraced without stigma."
    Full Story: Human Resource Executive (8/12) 
    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
    Sharing SmartBrief on Workforce with your network keeps the quality of content high and these newsletters free.
    SmartBrief will donate $10 per new reader to organizations fighting for climate reform, women's rights, global health initiatives and more.
    Or copy and share your personalized link:
    I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.
    Pete Hamill,
    journalist, writer, editor
    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
    SmartBrief publishes more than 200 free industry newsletters - Browse our portfolio
    Sign Up  |    Update Profile  |    Advertise with SmartBrief
    Unsubscribe  |    Privacy policy
    SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004